Netflix Review: XX

XX is a four-part horror anthology, directed solely by women, that premiered at Sundance in January of this year. Comprised of four distinct short films that run about 20 minutes each, XX gives us chilling tales set in classic settings all told from a female perspective. Although it gives us nothing revolutionary vis-à-vis storytelling, it …

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Short Film Review: Pigskin (2015)

    Grizzly, haunting, and eerily nostalgic are a few words that could describe Pigskin (2015). Written as a thesis project at Florida State University by Jake Hammond (The Slayride, The Funspot) and Nicola Newton (The Chambrel, The Funspot), Pigskin explores the inner recesses of adolescence and the inherent trauma that accompany it. Set in …

Darling (2015) Review

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Darling (2015), wastes no time setting up the unsettling. Slow, creeping shots of a monochrome New York City, ripe with chilling musical cues, create an atmosphere of strained uncertainty that keeps you deliciously uncomfortable throughout. Set in an anachronistic New York City, Darling stars a wide-eyed Lauren Ashley Carter (Premium Rush, The Woman) as Darling, …