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  • Yippie

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  • When the Day Breaks

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  • Mad God

    Mad God

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    Visual effects maestro Phil Tippett's Mad God is a visionary achievement of stop-motion animation decades in the making. The grim, bodily fluid-filled gem takes place in a post-apocalyptic wonderland, a world that Tippett has fully realized with meticulous details. The brutal violence and crudity of the film will alienate many. Judging by some Letterboxd reviews, it already has. For the rest of us, Mad God is one of the most awe-inspiring animated features around. Tippett finishing the film and it…

  • Je, tu, il, elle

    Je, tu, il, elle

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    The reason I have fallen so madly in love with Chantal Akerman's work is the unparalleled understanding and empathy with which she handles mental illness, loneliness and malaise. There is no greater auteur of sorrow and isolation. When we meet Julie, her character in Je, tu, il, elle, she is quietly experiencing a psychotic break alone in her apartment after a breakup. She paints her walls, rewrites the same letter repeatedly, and reduces herself to eating powdered sugar for sustenance.…

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  • Paper Spiders

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    The mental illness drama Paper Spiders is a real mixed bag, clunky and emotionally resonant in almost equal measure. Lili Taylor's portrayal of a woman unraveled by ceaseless paranoid delusions is magnificent. Watching her dredged up some painful memories, because at a point in my life when I wasn't receiving any sort of treatment, I was nearly that erratic and out of touch with reality. Acting alongside an empathetic turn from Stefania LaVie Owen as her patient daughter, Taylor never…

  • Halloween H20: 20 Years Later

    Halloween H20: 20 Years Later

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    In bringing back Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode, legendary survivor of Micheal Myers' 1978 killing spree, Halloween H20: 20 Years Later rewrites the series lore yet again, erasing the sequels after Halloween II. This means that Laurie never died, as well as that her daughter Jamie Lloyd (Danielle Harris) never existed. This Laurie is laying low as a prep school headmistress in California, wracked with trauma and living with her teenage son John (Josh Hartnett). No matter how hard…

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  • Dave Chappelle: The Closer

    Dave Chappelle: The Closer

    I debated not even speaking on The Closer, because first of all, I absolutely do not want to take away from anyone in my own community who is hurt or offended by this special. You absolutely have a right to express your feelings and be heard. Please share your perspective! All I can do is speak from my own experience as someone who has been a fan of Dave Chappelle for a very long time and, within the past year,…

  • There's Someone Inside Your House

    There's Someone Inside Your House

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    Even for a teen slasher, There's Someone Inside Your House is woefully uninspired. Patrick Brice's film attempts to use horror to address cancel culture ... at least until it forgets about that angle pretty quickly, which is just as well since it was eye-rolling and poorly developed in the first place, as the movie has nothing meaningful to say on any topic. In actuality, the political framing is just a gimmick to paint a very, very thin coat of fresh…