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Joker (2019)

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Staunch Test FAIL.  A mentally troubled stand-up comedian embarks on a downward spiral that ultimately leads to the creation of an iconic villain.   Joker is a slow-paced psychological thriller that…

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Red Dot (2021)

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Staunch Test FAIL. David (Anastasios Soulis) and his pregnant wife Nadja (Nanna Blondell) travel to the north of Sweden for a hiking trip, hoping to revive their relationship. Once they’re…

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Anon (2018)

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Staunch Test DEBATE. In a not-so-distant future, the government requires that everyone receive an ocular implant that records the user’s point-of- view and provides them with information about everyone and…

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The Humans (2021)

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Staunch Test PASS. The movie follows the course of a Thanksgiving dinner in Brigid Blake’s (Beanie  Feldstein) apartment. She’s invited her whole family including her grandmother Mom (June Squibb) who…

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Zola (2021)

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Staunch Test FAIL. Zola is loosely based on true events that went viral via a 148-tweet thread written by Aizah “Zola” King that trended worldwide. It’s now infamous tagline read...
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Fear of Rain (2021)

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Staunch Test FAIL. 17-year-old Rain Burroughs (Madison Iseman) suffers from schizophrenia and struggles with hallucinations. She suspects that her teacher and neighbour Ms McConnell (Eugenie Bondurant) has imprisoned a little...
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Red Eye (2005)

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Staunch Test FAIL. Hotel manager Lisa Reisert (Rachel McAdams) is trapped in a red-eye flight with Jackson Rippner (Cillian Murphy) a man who works for a terroristic organization that wants...
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Stay (2005)

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Staunch Test PASS. New York psychiatrist Sam Foster (Ewan McGregor) assumes the case of Henry Letham (Ryan Gosling) a young painter and car accident survivor who announces he will be...
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Repo Men (2010)

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Staunch Test FAIL. It’s 2025, a company called The Union sells really expensive artificial organs and sends repo men to repossess them when the customers can’t pay the instalments anymore,...
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M.O.M. (2020)

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Staunch Test FAIL. M.O.M. - Mothers of Monsters (Tucia Lyman) Abbey is a concerned single mother (Melinda Page Hamilton) who starts spying on her teenage son (Bailey Edwards) because she...
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Katla (2021)

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Staunch Test FAIL. Atmospheric, slow-moving Icelandic television series excellently dubbed in English with Icelandic accents rather than the standard American ones. During a lengthy eruption of the Katla volcano, people...
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Old (2021)

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Staunch Test DEBATE. A family on a much-needed vacation discover that the isolated, deceptively idyllic beach they head to for just one day, trigger an accelerated ageing process.  This horrifying...
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Awake (2021)

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Staunch Test FAIL. People suddenly lose the ability to sleep and it’s just a matter of time before the symptoms of sleep deprivation lead humanity to death. Jill (Gina Rodriguez),...
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Censor

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By Simona Columbano Censor (Prano Bailey-Bond, 2021) Film censor Enid Baines starts investigating after viewing a video nasty that reminds her of her sister’s disappearance.  Enid’s life is dominated by...
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Line of Duty

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How an invisible mastermind justified all that violence By Esther Huntington-Whiteley and the Staunch Test team This article contains spoilers! Since the sixth season has drawn to a close, let’s…

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