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Witch Hunt | Elle Callahan

Timeliness is one of the great current curses of small-budget genre filmmaking. The impulse to tie a film’s premise to current events or ideology certainly isn’t a new trend, and, of course, there’s a rich tradition of horror or sci-fi films tackling issues like…

March 19, 2021
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by Matt Lynch Film

The Feast | Lee Haven Jones

Lee Haven Jones’ The Feast is rather a perfect companion to fellow SXSW title Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched, touching on all of the folk horror pet themes the documentary associates with the subgenre. Filmed entirely in Welsh, it’s a simple — even quaint…

March 18, 2021
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by Matt Lynch Film Genre Views

Cosmic Sin | Edward Drake

Cosmic Sin is an affront to shoestring filmmaking, delivering a final product entirely bereft of imagination and lazy in execution. Does Bruce Willis even watch the movies he appears in these days? Rumors about his paydays — including a ridiculous million-per-day price floated in recent…

March 8, 2021
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by Matt Lynch Film Streaming Scene

Cherry | Joe & Anthony Russo

Cherry is a cartoonish failure of imagination, technique, and performance.  Joe and Anthony Russo, the producer/directors who found themselves at the helm of the biggest studio franchise in Hollywood history, probably thought it would satisfy their creative impulses and prove their filmmaking bona fides to…

February 25, 2021
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