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    Film Review: ‘El Angel’ Puts Style Ahead of Character

    What makes a serial killer tick? Countless horror movies have explored this question. Biopics have searched for reasons for the behavior. However, few have couched this sort of question in a teen romp. “El Angel” from Argentina almost resembles an early Sofia Coppola. There’s a dreamlike quality to the proceedings as we follow the escalation […] More

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    Film Review: ‘Shoplifters’ Is Guaranteed To Steal Your Heart

    AFI Film Festival (2018): No genre touches all my emotions quite like the “unconventional family that adopts a child” narrative. While squarely falling into that classification, “Shoplifters,” the latest film from Hirokazu Kore-eda, proves itself to be more adventurous. The notion of family gets redefined by this group of people, all relying on each other […] More