XYZ Films

DC Movie Critics, DC Movie Reviews, DC Film Critics, Eddie Pasa, Movie Critics, Film Critics, Movie Review, Film Review, XYZ Films, Plaion Pictures, Restore Point, Bod Obnovy

Mar 27 2024

Restore Point (Bod obnovy) : Movie Review

Available in the UK on Digital Download from 1st April; pre-order available at iTunes and Amazon. You know how sometimes, you’re watching a movie and you feel like you’ve seen it done before, but there’s enough of a new spin given to it that makes it feel fresh and vital? I got that same feeling from […]
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DC Movie Critics, DC Movie Reviews, DC Film Critics, Eddie Pasa, Movie Critics, Film Critics, Movie Review, Film Review, XYZ Films, The Island Between the Tides, Cinequest Film Festival

Mar 7 2024

The Island Between Tides : Movie Review

2024 Cinequest Film Festival Going into The Island Between Tides blind – not knowing its origins or anything outside a base plot description – allows this film’s mysteries and inner workings to be discovered with surprise. Conversely, knowing what the film is based upon adds a different shade to the proceedings, changing perceptions irreversibly and […]
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Nov 3 2022

Something in the Dirt (2022) – Movie Review

Conceived and filmed during the 2020 COVID-19 lockdowns, Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead’s Something in the Dirt finds them at their most intimate and stripped-down. Cast and crew were limited to 12 people (making for a short closing credit roll), and the film was shot in Benson’s own apartment. There is very limited set decoration […]
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Apr 21 2022

Brut Force (2022) – Movie Review

It takes some time to settle into director/writer Eve Symington’s Brut Force, a quick-moving mystery set in California’s wine country. And why shouldn’t it take its time? Symington’s choice of milieu is a character in and of itself, a beautiful façade that hides dark secrets and histories. Basking in these views also serves to disarm […]
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Oct 22 2020

Synchronic (2020) – Movie Review

It pains me to no end that writing/directing duo Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson aren’t more well-known throughout the cinematic landscape. Their films are massively creative and imaginative, defying low budgets, limited locations, or a perceived lack of big-name stars. From Resolution to Spring to The Endless (with a stopover in the anthology film V/H/S: […]
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DC Movie Critics, DC Movie Reviews, DC Film Critics, Eddie Pasa, Michael Parsons, Movie Critics, Film Critics, Movie Review, Film Review, Code 8

Dec 24 2019

Code 8 (2019) – Movie Review

Code 8 started life as a 10-minute short (found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqO90q0WZ0M) concerning a dystopian future where humans with telekinetic superpowers aren’t treated like the gods found in comic books. Instead, they’re outcasts, pariahs stuck in dead ends and made to live in squalor, the rest of society unwilling to allow them into their homes, businesses, […]
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