Posts by Annamarie Benson

Stream Warriors – HORSE GIRL (2020)

Every day, the various titans of streaming release new original content — some to theaters, some to live solely on the information super highway. STREAM WARRIORS is the Cinepunx family’s ongoing journey to help you navigate the tumultuous and snake-ridden waters of the streaming world. 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
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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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