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  • Raw

    ★★★★★

  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

  • Surge

  • Promising Young Woman

    ★★★★★

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  • Raw

    Raw

    I heard a lot of the hype around Raw before I actually knew much about the film itself. Early promo of the French film placed focus on sensational headlines of audiences fainting during screenings so I had an expectation that Raw was going to be similar to some of the films considered part of the French Extremity movement – such as 2008’s Martyrs. 
    Obviously, the morbidly curious part of me wanted to see what all the fuss was about (I…

  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

    A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Director Ana Lily Amirpour describes A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night as ‘the first Iranian vampire spaghetti western’, which sums up the vibe pretty well, if you add in a hint of film noir.

    Set in the fictional Iranian town of ‘Bad City’, the dialogue throughout is entirely in Farsi. Whilst described as a Persian/Iranian film, it features a number of elements deemed controversial (or downright illegal) within the country itself and so you may not be surprised to…