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  • Imagine the 1987 sci-fi pic The Running Man without Schwarzenegger, the sneering wit, innovative gore, or solid production values, and that pretty much sums up Jon Hewitt's Elimination Game.

    Running Man wasn't exactly...

  • 16 days ago | Film and TV

    Writer-director John Chi knows the exact chronological order of events in his debut film, Tentacle 8, a thoroughly muddled thriller warning us that we should be very, very afraid of the National Security Agency. He knows why subplots about shoplif...

  • That Bradley King's debut Time Lapse half-succeeds is a small miracle. There's an awful lot going against it. The production values are on the distractingly cheap side. The sparse interior sets seem uninhabited; the guns and baseball bats...

  • If you avert your eyes for more than a millisecond during Everardo Valerio Gout's Days of Grace, the film will make less sense than if it were projected in reverse. If you take your Ritalin, though, you'll be rewarded with much unnerving,...

  • 2 months ago

    If you avert your eyes for more than a millisecond during Everardo Valerio Gout's Days of Grace, the film will make less sense than if it were projected in reverse. If you take your Ritalin, though, you'll be rewarded with much unnerving, innovati...

  • It sounds like the perfect setup for a legendary tasteless joke: A boy with Tourette's, an anorexic girl, and an obsessive-compulsive neat freak steal a car and head for the beach. Had writer-director Gren Wells shown just a tad more irreverence...