Film Review

A collection of articles concerning film review or retrospectives.

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THE WITCH (2015)

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I wasn’t surprised to learn that The Witch’s writer-director, Robert Eggers, is from New England (his hometown is Lee, New Hampshire, about an hour from where…

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HIGHLANDER (1986)

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Highlander was released in North America on 7 March 1986 to mixed-to-negative reviews and little success at the U.S box office. A visually stylish sword-and-sorcery…

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AUDITION (1999)

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The early-2000s were the era of the Japanese horror movie. Films like Ring, Dark Water, and The Grudge occupied the supernatural part of the genre,…

SUFFRAGETTE (2015)

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Wonder Woman is a child of the suffragette movement. The symbols we associate with her strength and power belonged to the American feminists who came…

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BONE TOMAHAWK (2015)

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Bone Tomahawk is, for the most part, a character-driven western with lots of talky scenes. It’s also a bloody and violent western with sequences reminiscent…

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OUT 1 (1971)

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Jacques Rivette is an ongoing revelation for me. News of the French director’s death broke as I was part way through watching Arrow’s release of…