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The Turning Mackenzie Davis

new and ongoing cinema releases, US/Can, Jan 24–25
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movies by or about women opening US/Can Jan 24
Floria Sigismondi directs The Turning, starring Mackenzie Davis; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]
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new and ongoing cinema releases, UK/Ire, Jan 24–25
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movies by or about women opening UK/Ire Jan 24
Floria Sigismondi directs The Turning, starring Mackenzie Davis… and that’s it. [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]
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The Turning movie review: it’s screwed [pictured]
Strips away the ambiguity of the source story to leave us with lazy jump scares, visual gloom, and a cheap cheat of an ending. Gaslights its protagonist and, incredibly enragingly, the viewer, too.
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The Rescue movie review: China’s Coast Guard at action-thriller work
This Michael Bay–esque love letter to China Rescue & Salvage may be propaganda, but its enjoyably bonkers melodrama and grippingly engaging action are a lot less obnoxious than any film Bay has made.
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Quezon’s Game movie review: earnest historical drama struggles to tell its important tale
An untold Holocaust story, of Philippine president Manuel Quezon’s fight to take in Jewish refugees, feels like it remains untold: this sluggish, overlong film cannot overcome its low-budget roots.
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new fantasy flash fiction: “Impedimenta” (free for everyone!)
A teaser for the story inside, links to read the whole thing, plus some more info on this project and a plea for your financial support for it (and for all my work).
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Color Out of Space movie review: pink elephant
Body-horror SF via Lovecraftian grotesquerie, with a now tedious rampage from Nic Cage. As if a man needs to be influenced by unfathomable aliens to turn to violence. I need more from my pulp fiction.
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new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, US/Can, Jan 21
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new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, UK/Ire, Jan 20–25
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