Honeycomb (2021) [Slamdance 2022]

It’s always thrilling when you can see the beginning of what you hope will be a long, seasoned career of filmmaking. Avalon Fast is a filmmaker that has immense promise, and it’s fascinating that she delivers a movie that’s so jarring and unnerving, and absolutely original. Director Fast has a great habit for making the audience uncomfortable, opening the film on a weird portrait of a woman in a honeycomb, and then contrasting it with the image of innocence with one of her characters lying along a serene field. From there, it only escalates.

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Bloody Oranges (2020) [Nightstream 2021] 

In a small French town, an elderly couple enters in a dance competition in the hopes to win enough money to get themselves out of debt. Meanwhile, a teen girl prepares for her first time, a politician makes budget cuts, and a creep awaits his next victim.  

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A Clockwork Orange (1971) [4K Ultra HD/Blu-Ray/Digital]

It’s been fifty years since Stanley Kubrick unleashed what is still one of the most controversial and talked about cult films of all time. And fifty years later we’re still very much talking about “A Clockwork Orange.” How many films from 1971 still cause us to raise a brow? Even in a world where we’ve pretty much seen everything, “A Clockwork Orange” still skirts with the line. Hell, it goes over the line, it stays there, and we never really come back from it.

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Glasshouse (2021) [Fantasia Film Festival 2021] 

In this post-apocalyptic take on The Beguiled, a toxin called The Shred gets in the air and erases parts of people’s memories, giving them symptoms resembling dementia. In the midst of this, a family lives in a glasshouse, doing everything the mother believes necessary to survives. That is until a stranger comes into their lives and between the two sisters. 

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