Birds as punctuation, punishment, and symbols of the unsayable
Basement thriller I Came By sheds light on social invisibility, and unmasks the problem with class
Unpacking survival, sacrifice and genre rules in space horror Life
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Identity is unpredictable in 2011 psychological thriller Unknown – and that spells trouble for its protagonists
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