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by Daniel Gorman Film Horizon Line

She Dies Tomorrow | Amy Seimetz

She Dies Tomorrow is a fever-dreamy reflection of modern existential anxieties.  Rodney Ascher’s 2015 documentary The Nightmare follows multiple subjects that have experienced bouts of sleep paralysis, a real phenomenon involving the sensation of being lucid but with an inability to speak or move. It’s not…

July 29, 2020
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by Steven Warner Film Horizon Line

The Truth | Hirokazu Kore-eda

Hirokazu Kore-eda feels distinctly uninterested in his own material here, a sentiment sure to be echoed by audiences. Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda has consistently shown an affinity for highlighting the often fractured dynamics that exist within families both real and manufactured, from 1995’s Maborosi to 2018’s Palme d’Or-winning Shoplifters.…

July 28, 2020
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by Selina Lee Film Horizon Line

Relic | Natalie Erika James

Relic is a nifty work of ambiguous horror built on the duality of destruction and creation.  Relic, the debut feature from Japanese-Australian director Natalie Erika James, is a haunted house drama with a thrillingly cerebral core. Edna, the family matriarch (Australian theater veteran Robyn Nevin),…

July 23, 2020
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by Ayeen Forootan Film Horizon Line

Tommaso | Abel Ferrara

The director’s latest work is built on quiet moments of spiritual and professional reflection, a Fellini-esque inward gaze at the artist and his art. Originally premiering in the Special Screenings section at 2019 Cannes Film Festival, Tommaso marks Abel Ferrara’s return to narrative filmmaking…

June 27, 2020
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by Luke Gorham Film Horizon Line

Liberté | Albert Serra

Liberté is gorgeous and confounding, a Brechtian presentation of passion, tedium and perversion. Albert Serra’s Liberté continues the director’s penchant for placing human rot, literal and metaphorical, within the garish trappings and knowing artifice of re-creation. Presented here are the wanton sexual and violent revels of…

June 1, 2020
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by Sam Thomas-Redfern Film Horizon Line

First Cow | Kelly Reichardt

Kelly Reichardt’s latest treads familiar thematic territory, but her minimalist leanings here lend toward something altogether more expansive. First Cow is a film of beginnings and endings (and thusly also of returns). Kelly Reichardt‘s second period film marks the return of the 4:3 aspect ratio, once…

March 26, 2020
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