Posts by Annamarie Benson

Stream Warriors – HORSE GIRL (2020)

Alien films strongly feature, well, aliens. Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind, for example, follows a man seeking the truth about aliens after witnessing a UFO, while Alien stars a mysterious, violent, and chaotic life form accidentally discovered by the crew of the Nostromo. There are tons of alien films out there, many of which place extraterrestrials at the front and center either as the big-baddie or as a cosmic secret to be uncovered. Some take their place as icons in our sci-fi or horror canons, some are pure entertainment, others fall somewhere in between. But Horse Girl feels
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M.O.M. MOTHERS OF MONSTERS is Found Footage At It’s Best

Tucia Lyman’s directing debut M.O.M. Mothers of Monsters is as candid as it is surprising. This film’s hard-hitting social commentary, in addition to its use of found footage, sets it apart from others of its kind, such as Lynn Ramsey’s We Need to Talk About Kevin or Shawn Ku’s Beautiful Boy. Tackling the weighty subjects of school shootings and the American response to gun violence, M.O.M. isn’t afraid to make a statement or two about these issues (and I think it’s clear that it does see the country’s response to gun violence as a serious issue). Through its fast-moving plot,
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