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SOUND OF VIOLENCE **** USA / Finland 2021 Dir: Alex Noyer. 93 mins Writer-director Alex Noyer’s feature debut is an expansion of his exceptional 2018 short Conductor and reaffirms him as a talent to watch. Told via voiceover narration, it opens in 2002, with young, deaf Alexis (Kamia Benge) struggling…

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TRIGGERED **** South Africa 2020 Dir: Alastair Orr. 90 mins South African filmmaker Alastair Orr, whose earlier genre films – notably FROM A HOUSE ON WILLOW STREET (2016) – never quite hung together, nails it with TRIGGERED, a sharp-witted, intense riff on THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME retooled with an ensemble…

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Franchise Corner Entry: SAW SAW **** Australia 2003 Dir: James Wan. 9 mins. This dynamic short film represents a filmed excerpt from a script by James Wan and Leigh Whannell designed to attract film studios in the pursuit of funding for the feature length version. By the end of 2004,…

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