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Incendies (2010)

Denis Villeneuve spends Incendies creating a tension between docudrama and melodrama

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Toast (2010)

Toast is a fluffy and bittersweet English dramedy set in the 1960s, following the story of a talented teenage chef as he navigates the loss of his mother and his passion for cooking.

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Madame Web (2024)

Remember last year when half of y’all decided that Moonfall was a lovably dopey and charming throwback blockbuster?

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Polytechnique (2009)

A few nights ago, I drafted (then deleted) a review of Polytechnique that concluded my thoughts with: “Oh yeah, and I am the survivor of a school shooting with a lot of similarities to this one, and I’m not really sure if that changed how I felt about it.”

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Maelstrom (2000)

Denis Villeneuve’s second film, Maelstrom, is a bizarre odyssey that dives fearlessly into some of the darkest corners of the human experience, but with a smirk.

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August 32nd on Earth (1998)

Given that the only reason pretty much anyone would seek out this film in 2024 is because it is the debut film by a successful blockbuster director, I will put this up front

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TV Review Guest Post

Gangs of London, Series 1, Episode 6

After the apocalyptic farmhouse siege sequence that closed out Gangs of London’s fifth, parenthetical episode, the first question on everyone’s lips was: how the hell can the show possibly top that in the four episodes left in the season?

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The Book of Clarence (2023)

The Book of Clarence is a thought-provoking and ambitious sophomore film by director Jaymes Samuel following the slick but straightforward western The Harder They Fall.

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The Zone of Interest (2023)

The Zone of Interest, the latest by Jonathan Glazer, is one of the grand cinematic achievements of 2023 — and, like his last film, nearly as frustrating to watch as it is great.

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Argylle (2024)

Argylle comes on the heels of his cynical, violent, goofy quasi-parody espionage franchise, Kingsman, crumbling to critical and box office oblivion.