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Before We Vanish by Matt Lynch Film

The Doorman | Ryûhei Kitamura

With direct-to-video/streaming action films now a bonafide cottage industry with their own tropes, star filmmakers and performers, and aesthetic trappings, the real mediocrities are becoming more and more prominent and are seemingly attracting a classier pedigree of talent. Hence, The Doorman. It stars Australian…

October 9, 2020
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Before We Vanish by Paul Attard Film

Trump Card | Dinesh D’Souza

Trump Card was always going to be pathetic, but it surprises in demonstrating new lows of argumentation and cohesion from its soft-minded director.  Dinesh D’Souza has, somehow, once again, outdone himself. Not in terms of his technical prowess or his ability to skillfully assemble a…

October 7, 2020
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Before We Vanish by Steven Warner Film

Rent-a-Pal | Jon Stevenson

Rent-a-Pal, the debut feature from writer-director-editor Jon Stevenson, is unrelentingly bleak, a 108-minute cringe-fest masquerading as a character study. Not that there is much to glean from the protagonist as presented here, a bespectacled sad sack named David (Brian Landis Folkins) desperate for human…

September 25, 2020
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Before We Vanish by Ayeen Forootan Film

I Used to Go Here | Kris Rey

Kris Rey’s latest has moments that delight, but the final product feels distinctly undercooked. Kris Rey (formerly known as Kris Swanberg) is no stranger to female-driven slice-of-life narratives that tackle relationship issues, professional aspirations, and general day-to-day struggles. The director has successfully mined this…

August 26, 2020
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