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Feast | Tim Leyendekker

In 2008, three Dutchmen were accused of deliberately infecting scores of men with HIV during a series of sex parties in a crime that came to be known as the “Groningen case,” after the city in the Netherlands in which it took place. Evidence…

February 10, 2021
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by Matthew Lucas Film

Passing | Rebecca Hall

Based on the 1929 novel of the same name by Nella Larsen, Passing is an auspicious directorial debut for actress Rebecca Hall that follows a pair of mixed-race Black women whose light skin allows them to pass for white.  Once high school pals, Irene…

February 2, 2021
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by Matthew Lucas Film Horizon Line

Saint Maud | Rose Glass

Saint Maud is another A24 exercise in elevated, modulated horror but is fairly absent of anything beyond empty, artful pretense. It’s been a long journey to the screen for Rose Glass’ Saint Maud. After premiering at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival, Saint Maud has…

January 28, 2021
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