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Movie Review: Altar (2016)

A found footage slasher which doesn’t add anything to a highly variable subgenre sounds eminently skippable, but Altar is at least short and sharp, reasonably gripping, and has good characterization. A slightly unconvincing and unnecessary prologue presents a married couple spending their wedding night in a remote hotel. For some reason they choose to go…

Movie Review: Timecode (2016)

Undoubtedly, Cannes produces a showcase selection of films considered artistic or valuable, but it also incurs the inevitable backlash. As such, being the winner of the Palme d’Or in the short film category, it’s impossible to respond to Timecode without fastidious scrutiny.

Movie Review: Observance (2015)

Observance is a difficult film to figure out, the kind that makes you wonder not what its creators are intentionally hiding from its characters and viewers, but what they have not yet figured out themselves. While it has more than its fair share of beautiful shots, dramatic hard cuts, and impressive performances, how unclear the…

Movie Review: They’re Watching (2016)

After ten years in L.A., Becky Westlake (Brigid Brannagh, “The Nurse”), a successful artist and potter, has decided to venture out of her comfort zone in search of the perfect place to start over. Having successfully managed a gallery and making a name for herself, she’s decided she wants to find a home far away…

Movie Review: The House with 100 Eyes (2014)

The found footage approach to low-budget filmmaking has been around long enough to be used in all sorts of fun and clever ways, each attempt toeing the line between committing to the gimmick and admitting it. We’ve witnessed ghostly activity on home surveillance equipment (“Paranormal Activity”) and a giant monster trashing New York on a…

Movie Review: Time Lapse (2014)

If you were presented with the opportunity to see into your future, would you take advantage of it? What kind of effect would this knowledge have on the way you live your life day-to-day? How would your interactions with your friends change? Would these changes be positive or negative . . . and for how…

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