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Jamojaya

Studio: Tunnel Post
Director: Justin Chon

Jan 30, 2023 Cinema Web Exclusive

Jamojaya has the tools to resonate in a much more striking fashion, but needs a longer runtime or a larger focus on a single narrative to make that happen.

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Sometimes I Think About Dying

Studio: CAA
Director: Rachel Lambert

Jan 28, 2023 Cinema Web Exclusive

Sometimes I Think About Dying is a heartwarming yet somewhat clichéd look at a lonely person learning to open up to those around them.

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Shayda

Studio: UTA
Director: Noora Niasari

Jan 27, 2023 Cinema Web Exclusive

Shayda is a heart-wrenching, if not somewhat familiar, tale about a woman trying to escape abuse and create a better life for herself and her child.

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Infinity Pool

Studio: Neon
Director: Brandon Cronenberg

Jan 26, 2023 Cinema Web Exclusive

If the narrative was just as tight as the film’s style, Infinity Pool could have achieved much more in its two-hour running time.

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Squaring the Circle (The Story of Hipgnosis)

Studio: Brigade
Anton Corbijn

Jan 25, 2023 Cinema Web Exclusive

The beauty of Corbijn’s film is that anyone–even those who know The Dark Side of the Moon’s cover and nothing more–can find things to enjoy and love in Hipgnosis’ story.

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Magazine Dreams

Studio: Los Angeles Media Fund
Elijah Bynum

Jan 24, 2023 Cinema Web Exclusive

Magazine Dreams is a mostly paper-thin look at the dangers of toxic masculinity.

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Alice, Darling

Studio: Lionsgate Films
Mary Nighy

Jan 22, 2023 Cinema Web Exclusive

Alice, Darling is undoubtedly difficult thematic terrain to navigate, but Nighy and her cast all acquit themselves admirably.

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Little Nicholas: Happy As Can Be

Studio: Buffalo 8
Directors: Amandine Fredon, Benjamin Massoubre

Dec 21, 2022 Cinema Web Exclusive

Little Nicholas’ animation style, primarily reliant on watercolor, is the perfect visual accompaniment to the film’s breezy narrative.

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My Policeman

Studio: Amazon Studios
Director: Michael Grandage

Nov 28, 2022 Cinema Web Exclusive

My Policeman is a well-made film that fails to grip the audience in the way the story should.

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