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by Luke Gorham Film Horizon Line

The Giant | David Raboy

The Giant is a textbook YMMV film: an audacious, elliptical fever dream that boasts a deeply affected style executed with a surprisingly sure hand.  A dread dark creeps in from the frame’s edges in The Giant, images emerging and receding from the background’s blackness, the…

November 19, 2020
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by Chris Mello Film Horizon Line

Jungleland | Max Winkler

Jungleland is a deeply familiar film that injects little energy or originality into its template narrative. Max Winkler’s Jungleland follows bare-knuckle boxer Lion (Jack O’Connell) and his manager-brother (Charlie Hunnam) as they make their way across America towards a potentially life-changing fight in San Francisco.…

November 10, 2020
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by Lawrence Garcia Film Horizon Line

Proxima | Alice Winocour

Proxima is a markedly incurious film, happy to diminish all complexity of its female protagonist. Alice Winocour’s Proxima is a film constructed around a single premise: that astronauts can be mothers, too. By now, this should be revelatory to exactly no one, but this script…

November 5, 2020
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