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Julia Ducournau’s “Raw” is an unforgettable debut film

4:07 pm Sep. 26, 2016

While introducing the U.S. Premiere of Julia Ducournau’s “Raw,” Fantastic Fest programmer Evrim Ersoy declared it “the most audacious genre film of 2016.” After viewing, it’s hard to argue with the man.

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‘Arrival’ is the year’s best sci-fi film, bar none

10:03 am Sep. 23, 2016

Let’s get one thing clear: It takes nothing away from “Arrival” — as powerful as it is — to note that director Denis Villeneuve and writer Eric Heisserer were working with extraordinary raw material.

“Arrival,” which