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  • Weekend

    Weekend

    ★★★★★

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    Director: Andrew Haigh
    Writer: Andrew Haigh
    Cast: Tom Cullen & Chris New
    Runtime: 97m


    "Straight people like us as long as we conform and we behave by their little rules. Imagine your friends if you suddenly started getting all... political about being a fag, or you got suddenly, like, camp and swishy or talked about rimming all the time."


    Andrew Haigh's Weekend is explicit, not just in its frank and honest portrayal of gay sex but also in its exploration…

  • Stranger by the Lake

    Stranger by the Lake

    ★★★★★

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    Director: Alain Guiraudie
    Writer: Alain Guiraudie
    Cast: Pierre Deladonchamps, Christophe Paou & Patrick d'Assumçao
    Runtime: 100m


    "One of your own is killed, and that doesn't bother you?"


    Self-destruction. The impulse to seek out danger, to surrender to your deepest, darkest desires, no matter the cost to yourself. The want - the need - to immerse yourself in the thrill of the hunt regardless of the consequences, to shatter taboos, to give in to the taste and the touch of danger,…

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  • Boarding School

    Boarding School

    ★★

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    Director: Boaz Yakin
    Writer: Boaz Yakin
    Cast: Luke Prael, Nadia Alexander, Sterling Jerins, Will Patton, Tammy Blanchard & Samantha Mathis
    Runtime: 105m


    "I run an exclusive school especially designed for unique young people like yourself."


    A curious little horror film that moves in fits and starts, never quite comfortable in its own skin, Boarding School substitutes atmosphere with outright weirdness that is too often caricaturish and, particularly in the first act, unintentionally funny.

    The first act of the film, in…

  • Host

    Host

    ★★★

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    Director: Rob Savage
    Writers: Rob Savage, Gemma Hurley & Jed Shepherd
    Cast: Haley Bishop, Jemma Moore, Emma Louise Webb, Radina Drandova, Caroline Ward, Seylan Baxter & Edward Linard
    Runtime: 57m


    "I told you not to disrespect the spirits."


    An effective and gnarly lockdown horror that clocks in at under an hour, Host makes clever use of the "new normal" - namely, communicating via Zoom - to put an intriguing spin on the typical seance-slash-possession horror formula.

    Taking inspiration from films like…

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