New Strains

critic Reviews

, 80% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Stephen DaltonThe Film Verdict
    Artemis Shaw and Prashanth Kamalakanthan make inventive use of vintage lo-fi video technology in this slight but charming pandemic rom-com
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    Ryan ColemanIn Review Online
    A tribute to Kamalakanthan and Shaw’s love, and treatise on the elastic limits of cinema. These two quite literally had a camcorder and a dream. Now they’re proud parents of one of the best films of the Covid era.
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    Walter ChawFilm Freak Central
    New Strains doesn't only make you take sides between the sometimes ugly coping mechanisms of Kallia and Ram--it also reopens barely-healed wounds you might still be nursing...
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  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Peter GrayThe AU Review
    Feels like a nightmarish chore to sit through, rather than something of a reflective piece for something we all collectively experienced.
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    Caroline GolumScreen Slate
    A vibrantly contoured alternative to what could have been, in lesser hands, an exercise in dour claustrophobia.
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