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Ready or Not destined to be a cult classic

Ready or Not destined to be a cult classic

Ready or Not is a wild, entertaining, and fairly gruesome ride from beginning to end. Take a tight script written by Gary Busick and Ryan Murphy, along with slick direction by Matt Bettinelli-Olphin and Tyler Gillett, add beautiful production design and lighting, a star turn by Samara Weaving and an excellent supporting cast, and you…

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Parasite

Parasite

Laugh-out-loud funny and shocking, tense and tragic, sad and satisfying, all at once. That is how I would describe Bong Joon-ho’s Palm d’Or prize-winning film Parasite.

Cold War

Cold War

On its surface this is a love story. A tragic romance about two lovers kept apart by the iron curtain. A relationship that spans decades, but is so fiery it can’t be sustained. Their love is one of those impossible kinds so popular in fiction, they can’t live with each other, they also can’t survive…

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Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace

Debra Granik (writer and director of Winter’s Bone) has created a striking film about connection, isolation, community and the responsibility people have for each other in Leave No Trace. This was one of the most popular films at this year’s Sydney Film Festival, and while I missed it then, I was glad to be able…

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