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White Hot: The Rise & Fall of Abercrombie & Fitch

Studio: Netflix
Alison Klayman

Apr 26, 2022 Cinema Web Exclusive

An epigraph attributed to Adolph Hitler at the beginning of Bret Easton Ellis’ 1998-published novel Glamorama reads, “You make a mistake if you see what we do as merely political.” This line is especially haunting not only within the context of the book—a scathing satire of the fashion industry and political stage, in which a vapid male model is recruited into a particularly brutal global terrorist ring consisting of his colleagues—but also that of director Alison Klayman’s intriguing documentary White Hot: The Rise & Fall of Abercrombie & Fitch.

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X

Studio: A24
Written and Directed by Ti West

Apr 06, 2022 Cinema Web Exclusive

Coming down off the gunpowder rush of his 2016-released Western In a Valley of Violence, Ti West’s newest offering X returns in earnest to the studiously-realized retro horror of 2009’s The House of the Devil, and in doing so, the director has crafted a blood-soaked ’70s Americana fantasia, complemented by explosions of brutal chaos and surreal terror.

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The Batman

Studio: Warner Bros.

Mar 22, 2022 Cinema Web Exclusive

Director Matt Reeves’ much-anticipated reboot of this monumental franchise has not failed to please fans and persuade skeptics. The Batman possesses all the necessary traits of a modern American epic—a top-notch cast, sociopolitical relevance, explosive big budget action sequences, and a bold willingness to move its franchise in a fresh direction.

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Fire

Studio: IFC Films
Director: Claire Denis

Mar 08, 2022 Cinema Web Exclusive

Claire Denis’ new film ‘Fire’ is a compelling exploration of desire and exhibition for great acting.

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Licorice Pizza

Studio: Focus Features
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson

Feb 23, 2022 Cinema Web Exclusive

Licorice Pizza finds real intimacy from Paul Thomas Anderson in ‘70s L.A.

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Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Studio: Netflix

Feb 23, 2022 Cinema Web Exclusive

Prior to the release of Netflix’s reboot attempt, every entry of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise possessed some artistic significance.

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Emergency

Studio: Amazon Studios
Director: Carey Williams

Feb 01, 2022 Cinema Web Exclusive

Emergency is a sharply-penned, rapid-fire dark comedy with multiple layers at work.

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Cha Cha Real Smooth

Studio: Picturestart
Director: Cooper Raiff

Jan 31, 2022 Cinema Web Exclusive

Cha Cha Real Smooth is a beautifully simple film all about relationships, whether familial, romantic or platonic.

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Sundown

Studio: Common Ground Pictures
Director: Michel Franco

Jan 29, 2022 Cinema Web Exclusive

Tim Roth excels in Michel Franco’s Sundown, a stellar slow burn of a film.

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