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TIFF 2018: ‘Hold the Dark’ Embraces the Necessity of Evil

Christopher Cross
'Hold the Dark' treads in evil more than most movies would dare, all the while keeping its earthy tones and convincing the audience that perhaps what we classify as evil is actually a natural way of life we’ve become accustomed to fear.
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TIFF 2018: ‘The Standoff at Sparrow Creek’ Feels Perfectly Calibrated to Thrill

Christopher Cross
'The Standoff at Sparrow Creek' is about people with their backs against the wall, and one man trying to keep the last vestiges of family together. In this case, his family is a bunch of gun-toting, profanity-slurring militiamen.