RAW — Review by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

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That ambulances were dispatched to TIFF screenings of the French cannibal film Raw to treat traumatised viewers has become as much a part of the general story of director Julia Ducournau’s rise as the film itself. In person, there’s a certain irony to this: she is surely the least likely person to warrant comparisons to someone like William Castle. Read more>>

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Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

Alexandra Heller-Nicholas is an award-winning film critic from Melbourne, Australia. She was an editor at Senses of Cinema from 2015 to 2018, and is a Rotten Tomatoes approved critic whose other publications including Film International, Flicks, Diabolique Magazine, Vulture, Overland, The Big Issue and her own website, The Blue Lenses. She has written eight books on cult, horror and exploitation cinema and co-edited collections on Elaine May, Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani, and Alice in Wonderland in film. Alexandra is a programmer at Austin’s Fantastic Fest and an Adjunct Professor at Deakin University.