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The Other Horror in Zombie Movies

Image by Leah Shore

The asymmetries of combat in a zombie movie are unlike any other: One must shoot to kill because only one side fights—the other side is merely hungry. The fate of humanity hinges on an efficiently delivered death blow. Characters can…  Read more

By Feb 10, 2021

Sundance Hits and Misses, Pandemic Edition

Sidney Flanigan in Never Rarely Sometimes Always (courtesy of Focus Features)

Yes, 2020 sucked. The worst year of our lives finally came to an end, and most independent films and filmmakers, like just about everything and everyone else, suffered. Grand Jury Prize winners were delayed, critics’ favorites were lost and buzzworthy…  Read more

By Feb 10, 2021

Last Call: Writer/Director Emerald Fennell on Promising Young Woman

Carey Mulligan in Promising Young Woman(courtesy of Focus Features)

“This movie is a tribute to the many genres I love—thrillers, rom-coms, horror,” says writer/director Emerald Fennell about her searing and fiercely confident debut feature, Promising Young Woman. “It’s a dark satire of those genres.”  It’s also, says Fennell, a…  Read more

By Feb 10, 2021

Arizona Dreams of Justice

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By Feb 10, 2021


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