Saturday, March 13, 2021
It is difficult to think of a harder-working actor or one more devoted to his craft.
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Saturday, November 23, 2019
Marianne is one of the slickest horror series I’ve seen on Netflix.
The post WATCH CLOSELY: “Marianne” — Pure, Artful Evil appeared first on The Arts Fuse.SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 11:48AM
Sunday, October 20, 2019
If Castle Rock is intended to be a commentary on Trump’s not-so-great America, well, what better genre than horror to spread the angst?
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Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Like Breaking Bad, El Camino subtly suggests that justice is a relative concept.
The post WATCH CLOSELY: “El Camino” — Epilogue for an Anti-Hero appeared first on The Arts Fuse.SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 12:24PM
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Jake Brennan’s unique blend of humor and horror generates very entertaining stories about some of the most shocking crimes committed by various icons of rock, pop, and punk music.
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Tuesday, September 17, 2019
This clever Japanese zombie film is a spirited attempt to blow up and reinvigorate the genre.
The post Film Review: “One Cut of the Dead” — Meta Gonzo Zombie Horror appeared first on T…SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 12:33PM
Friday, September 13, 2019
Linda Ronstadt was every young female singer’s aspirational goddess: if you could nail “You’re No Good” or “Blue Bayou” in the car or the shower, you had practiced a lot.
The pos…SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 07:48PM
Thursday, September 5, 2019
Satanic Panic is a crazy ride, managing along the way to poke fun at the lifestyles of the rich and bored, reminding us that decadence among the upper classes is very scary indeed.
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Friday, August 23, 2019
William McGregor has crafted a remarkable debut feature, a notable addition to the burgeoning crop of indie folk horror offerings.
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Saturday, August 17, 2019
The Nightingale serves as both a powerful exploration of the past (from the perspective of the exploited) and a gripping vision of resilience in the face of unfathomable hate, greed, and cru…SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 03:03AM
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
feels both cautionary and elegiac; it is obviously relevant in these times of extremism and the rise of small town tyrannies.
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Friday, August 9, 2019
Following a very compelling second season, the series seems to be losing its edge, slightly, though only intermittently.
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Saturday, August 3, 2019
A genre debut as self-assured as Luz is always exciting.
The post Film Review: “Luz” — Strangely Compelling Retro Horror appeared first on The Arts Fuse.SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 09:24AM
Saturday, July 13, 2019
Despite Dark’s complicated structure, the characters are motivated by utterly realistic desires and emotions, which balance the show’s more abstract elements.
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Tuesday, July 2, 2019
People versed in modern witchcraft or paganism may recognize some of the themes examined in Midsommar, but what I found most fascinating was the pronounced emphasis on female sexuality.
The …SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 11:03AM
Sunday, June 30, 2019
Ophelia is moving, intoxicating, haunting: the most visually pleasurable film I’ve seen so far this year.
The post Film Review: “Ophelia” is Revisionist, Romantic, Ravishing appeared f…SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 12:42PM
Friday, June 21, 2019
Jamestown is a vividly timely reminder that anyone who calls themselves an “American” is actually descended from immigrants.
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Friday, June 14, 2019
All three episodes have intriguing storylines, with plenty of human pathos and drama: but I admit to finding the first and third episodes a bit too digitally-focused for my taste.
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Thursday, May 30, 2019
Killing Eve is a smart, funny, and often shocking exploration of the complex psychologies of women leading dangerous lives, for whom killing comes much easier than it ought to.
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Sunday, April 21, 2019
In space, no one can hear you go extinct.
The post Film Review: “High Life” — Messy, Earthy Existentialism, In Outer Space appeared first on The Arts Fuse.SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 09:09AM
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Most of the films selected will be shown in 35mm, making the visual experience as invigorating to watch as the music will be to listen to.
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Monday, April 8, 2019
The Wind explores the fears that beset even strong, capable women stuck struggling for survival without community or social contact.
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Saturday, April 6, 2019
The series presents plausible, relatable social situations within a weird, dark, quasi-magical framework.
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Saturday, March 30, 2019
These satanists are far less concerned with organizing decadent ceremonies (though there is a fair bit of that, and it’s thrilling to behold) than they are with exposing corruption and hyp…SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 08:53PM
Friday, March 15, 2019
In Transit, Christian Petzold explores why the ghosts of Europe’s troubled past are stirring once more.
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Friday, March 8, 2019
Luca Guadagnino's Suspiria is a landscape of the shadowy feminine, steeped in ancient magic, willful evil, and the cyclical round-de-lay of death and rebirth.
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Saturday, March 2, 2019
This is a finely-selected sampling of what some accomplished women filmmakers offered in 2018.
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Tuesday, February 26, 2019
On an elemental level, Stanley Donen’s films epitomize what we think of when we think of the best of Hollywood cinema.
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Tuesday, February 19, 2019
This season of True Detective explores the figure of the cop as a permanently haunted man.
The post WATCH CLOSELY: “True Detective” — Mysteries of Mind and Soul appeared fi…SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 02:42PM
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Russian Doll is television made to be savored.
The post WATCH CLOSELY: The Dark Depths of “Russian Doll” appeared first on The Arts Fuse.SOURCE: The Arts Fuse at 10:42PM
Friday, February 8, 2019
Arctic avoids existential symbolism for the sake of expressing authentic emotions, most of them thanks to Mads Mikkelsen’s performance, a quiet tour de force.
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