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by Morris Yang Film Horizon Line

Zola | Janicza Bravo

Unlike recent duds Mainstream and PVT Chat, Zola is a film that cuttingly, brutally understands what it is to be Extremely Online. No film better encapsulates the callous ferocity of our strikingly virtual and sleekly hyper-real era than one conceived within its very nethers. This carnal metaphor…

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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…

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by Luke Gorham Film Horizon Line

Waves | Trey Edward Shults

As the credits roll on Waves, against the blue, bright promise of an open sky, Alabama Shakes’s “Sound and Color” spills forth from the soundtrack. It’s a fitting choice, director Trey Edward Shults winking at himself, as the track could have pulled double-duty and…

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by Luke Gorham Film Horizon Line

The Lighthouse | Robert Eggers

The Lighthouse is, in some ways, the last film we need right now. A male-centric chamber piece, Robert Eggers’s latest revels in the grotesqueries of guydom: farts, hooch, and fisticuffs all make repeated appearances throughout. The film is even shot in such a way as to signal masculinity,…

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