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Dear David Review

There are many ways movie concepts can be generated: A novel, a dream, a family anecdote, or a historic battle. Tusk by Kevin Smith for instance started as a podcast joke. Although not the first major motion picture based on a Twitter thread (which will be 2020’s Zola), Dear David is the first scary movie …

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Dark Harvest Review

Teenage life can be a drag wherever you are. But compose a special concerto for the harassed teenagers of Dark Harvest. In an unnamed, slumbering Midwestern village in the early sixties, the boys have more to think about than just hormones and homework. They also have to endure the yearly process of reducing their numbers: …

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The Beast Review

At the very beginning of The Beast, an odd time-jumping dystopic half-drama/ half-satire by Bertrand Bonnello that takes its cue from many other things including but not limited to a couple’s perpetually disastrous relationship, Léa Seydoux is instructed to scream. An actress shooting a movie in the mid-2010s on set and on green screen using …

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May December Review

Julianne Moore and Todd Haynes are one of those rare director-actor couples who are always the perfect fit. The last of these is May December, their fourth film together since 1995 (Safe followed Far from Heaven and Wonderstruck), and it’s almost heartbreaking that they didn’t make dozens more. Moore is in sync with Haynes’ domestic …

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