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Umma

Regardless of Sandra Oh’s spectacular lead performance, Umma is a lackluster horror film that gets caught between jump-scare tactics and a moving chronicle of generational trauma.

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Unlike Tobe Hooper’s masterpiece, which has a point to make about economic desperation and cultural clash in 70s America, Ti West just wants to punish everyone involved in gory ways played for laughs.

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The Cursed

Ellis has made it very clear that the emotional core of the film is the suffering of marginalized, displaced, and slaughtered people. Why then are we spending the bulk of the run time supposedly rooting for those who benefit from that slaughter?