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XX (2017)

Now, XX came out in February 2017 and it takes about eighty minutes to tell it’s four stories, which are: The Box, The Birthday Party, Don’t Fall and Her Only Living Son. XX fills in the spots between the stories with this creepy (stop-motion) walking dollhouse that goes around interacting with different things in the room. Instead of using the whole movie to tie everything together, like one big story, the dollhouse ends up being like a fifth story that doesn’t really end up being anything, but a creepy walking dollhouse.

Overall, it’s not my favorite anthology by any means and it’s definitely in my one and done pile, but a couple of the stories are cool. Since I found this one on Netflix (as of 7/14/2017) if you’re having a sleepless night, give it a spin.

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Road to the Well

Road to the Well

An independent thriller about choices that we make and the consequences we face based on the company we keep and how it’s rarely ever as black and white as we would like to pretend.

Frank (Fuller) is by all outward appearances a very unhappy guy, he is stuck in a dead-end job where he really has no authority over anyone. He’s a kind of nutless nobody, that can’t even deal with the guy who is sticking it to his woman right under his nose. But as luck, or twisted fate, would have it, Frank is visited by an old friend who helps him clarify what life is all about.

This is definitely one of those, “I wonder how I would have handled that” films, where you can’t completely take yourself out of the story. Because depending on the company you keep, you just might find yourself a victim of similar dark choices. If there is any message to draw out of Road to the Well, it is that, be wary of those you let into your life.

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Antibirth

Antibirth

When you live in a small town in Michigan there isn’t a lot to do. So, Lou keeps herself busy by partying as much as possible. Tonight, like any other night, Lou and her friend Sadie hit a party and have a good time. The next day Lou doesn’t remember much about what happened that night, but Sadie said everything was cool. Then all of a sudden Lou starts feeling sick and that’s when she finds out she’s pregnant.

This movie is American-Canadian body horror and writer/director Danny Perez’s first feature film. Perez said the reason he created the script was to “subvert a lot of female archetypes.”

Back in September 2016, thanks to IFC Midnight getting the rights, the film had a limited theater release and it could be found on VOD. If you are curious about this one, as of March 2017, you can find it on Netflix.

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We Make Movies

We Make Movies

Movie Magic! Written/Directed by: Matt Tory Cast: Matt Tory, Jordan Hopewell, Zack Slort, Jonathon Holmes, Anne Crockett Swift shot: Ever thought about making a movie? I imagine if you are reading this review, you probably have. But, it’s not as easy as you might think, and director Matt Tory takes on a bizarre adventure as he portrays […]

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Savageland

Savageland

  Written/Directed by: Phil Guidry, Simon Herbert, David Whelan Cast: Noe Montes, Lawrence Ross, J.C. Carlos, George Savage The Josh Chop: If I could say one thing about Savageland it would be that it was a damn creepy documentary. As I watched it late into the night with most of the lights off, I’ve gotta say it was […]

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