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Review: Indie Chiller 'Proxy' Mixes Pop Psychology With Horror Movie Clichés

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • April 21, 2014 7:33 PM
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Proxy
There's something deeply mysterious to some about pregnancy. It's a beautiful, important, wholly miraculous event that still carries with it an element of the unknown. And that element, that nagging itch at the back of every parent or would-be parent's mind, is the kind of thing that is ripe for cinematic exploration. Countless horror movies have played up the fears, both psychological and physiological, that go into pregnancy and the best ("Rosemary's Baby," "Inside," the original "Alien") find a way to a acknowledge the process' specialness while also acknowledging the fear of the unknown. What's interesting about "Proxy" is that it plays with all of the ephemera associated with pregnancy – the way that a person's psychology can warp around it – but too often than not gets bogged down in B-movie clichés and an unnecessarily convoluted narrative that strives for profundity but comes across as crass and dull.

Brandon Cronenberg's 'Antiviral,' 'Replicas,' Diego Luna's 'Chavez' & Studio Ghibli's 'From Up On Poppy Hill' Find Homes

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • June 7, 2012 11:40 AM
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From a freaky directorial debut to an indie thriller to a true story about a labor activist and a new Miyazaki film, here’s a round-up of movies that have secured distribution...

Fox Lands U.S. Rights To Jean-Luc Godard's 'Goodbye To Language 3D'; 'Holy Motors,' 'Like Someone In Love,' 'Reality' & More Films Get Picked Up

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • May 29, 2012 12:20 PM
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Every major film festival ends with films being gobbled up by distributors, and the Cannes Film Festival is no different.

Sony Hires 'RoboCop,' IFC Midnight Infested By 'Grabbers,' Cinedigm & New Video Team For 'The Invisible War'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • March 6, 2012 11:43 AM
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Right then. Now seems as good a time as ever to round up a few distribution deals that have been done.

'Wish You Were Here,' 'The Pact,' 'Simon Killer' & 'Chasing Ice' Latest Movies To Find Distribution At Sundance

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • January 27, 2012 10:44 AM
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Sundance ends this weekend and before everyone hops on a plane back home there are some last-minute deals to be done with distributions acquiring those titles that have made people sit up and take notice over the past week or so.

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