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John and the Hole

In many ways, John and the Hole evokes a Michael Haneke horror. A coming-of-age psychological thriller, it’s quiet, eerie, and enveloped in affluence. Following 13-year-old John (Charlie Shotwell) and his father (Michael C. Hall), mother (Jennifer Ehle), and sister (Taissa Farmiga) as they live out their days in a modern home among the trees, the […]

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The Winter Lake

The Winter Lake offers a chilling character study. Depicting dreary day after dreary day, the film takes place in the Irish countryside, where Tom (Anson Boon) has just moved with his mother (Charlie Murphy). Their counterparts, Holly (Emma Mackey) and her father (Michael McElhatton), would in any other movie signal the start of a coming-of-age […]