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‘Midsommar’: More Beneath the Surefire Folk Horror Than You’d Expect

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(2019—Director: Ari Aster) — by Renard N. Bansale — High ★★★½ (with strong moral reservations) (out of 5 stars) “It’ll probably seem quite silly, but it’s like theatre.” — Pelle (Vilhelm Blomgren) to Dani Ardor (Florence Pugh) Potential spoilers below When writer-director Ari Aster made his feature debut last June with Hereditary, a strong majority of critics and audiences were …

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Renard’s Top 10 Scenes of 2018 in Cinema

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— by Renard N. Bansale — Definite spoilers below One of my favorite film sites, the B+ Movie Blog, has an annual tradition I greatly appreciate: On the Saturday before the annual Academy Awards, he publishes articles on his five favorite moments from each Best Picture nominee (see here). I love that tradition because he cuts through all the awards …

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Renard’s Top 10 Underrated Films of 2018

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— by Renard N. Bansale — Potential spoilers below It is never the films themselves, but rather the perception of them that is overrated or underrated. Once more, a brief glance at the opposite end of the spectrum: Renard’s 10 Most Overrated Films of 2018: Aquaman (dir. James Wan) Avengers: Infinity War (dir. Anthony Russo & Joe Russo) (review here) …

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Renard’s Top 10 Films of 2018

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— by Renard N. Bansale — Potential spoilers below First, I would like to get these out of the way: Renard’s Bottom 10 Films of 2018: 1.) Slender Man (dir. Sylvain White) 2.) Blockers (dir. Kay Cannon) 3.) Life of the Party (dir. Ben Falcone) 4.) Holmes & Watson (dir. Etan Cohen) 5.) The Happytime Murders (dir. Brian Henson) 6.) …