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  • Near Dark

    Near Dark

    Always missing Paxton.

  • 3 Women

    3 Women

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

    Played at HomeFest.

    I’m generally impressed how actors embody one character during an act and then, through narrative intention, seamlessly flip into someone entirely new, as if the first character we saw was never there and the audience has been gaslit into believing that the actor was never this first character at all. This is the case with many ‘split-personality’ films, either through amnesia (Memento) or feigning mental illness (Primal Fear) (a fine-line between both films), but Spacek absolutely owned…

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  • What We Do in the Shadows

    What We Do in the Shadows

    Vampires – as with zombies before them – have resurged in the last decade and slowly but surely worn out their welcome. It’s in this fly-on-the-wall mockumentary style that co-directors and stars Clement and Waititi have breathed new life into the otherwise floundering sub-genre. The humour here isn’t because they’re centuries old vampires, but more that they co-habit like the rest of us: arguing about cleaning dishes or leaving half-devoured body-parts in communal areas. The style lends a unique angle…

  • Green Room

    Green Room

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

    Immediately upon leaving the auditorium after seeing Jeremy Saulnier's third feature, I turned to my friends and said: "that was truly fucking horrible". Depending on your personal cinematic tastes, this is either a bad thing or a good thing. In relation to my tastes, this declaration was a very good thing indeed.

    Full review at Big Face, Small Razor.