Review: BETA TEST

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The world of video games has come a long way in such a short period time. The simple side scrollers I loved as a kid have now become a thing of nostalgia and sometimes prove to gimmick for indie games so that they can come off as retro. SUPER MARIO 64 was a bit of […]

Review: IN MEMORIUM

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I never have understood the hate for found footage movies. Yes, it may be a cheaper alternative in making films, but it’s definitely the easiest way to create a good jump scare and audiences dig it. One of my main joys in life is sitting in a crowded theater and hearing everyone scream and laugh […]

FANTASIA 2016 Round-Up Reviews!

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This year, the 20th Anniversary of the Fantasia International Film Festival, was a good one for film lovers and cinephiles all around. Film like LET ME MAKE YOU A MARTYR (review), SLASH (review), ANOTHER EVIL (review) and THE ALCHEMIST COOKBOOK (review) really left an impression on me and with the fest coming to an end, […]

FANTASIA Review: ANOTHER EVIL

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One of the many pleasures of covering the Fantasia International Film Festival every year is how many pleasant surprises you tend the find. Year after year, films are watched and discovered and are instant additions into your permanent memory in ways that special film tend to be. One of this year’s films that left me […]

Fantasia Review: LET ME MAKE YOU A MARTYR

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This year’s 20th anniversary edition of the Fantasia Film Festival has been hitting home runs, left and right, with films like THE ALCHEMIST COOKBOOK, SLASH and now Corey Asraf and John Swab’s LET ME MAKE YOU A MARTYR. A southern noir thriller, as dirty and grimy as it gets, the film really goes for the […]

FANTASIA Review: TRAIN TO BUSAN

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When we think of a zombie apocalypse we conjure up images of cities burning and mass hysteria.  “The Walking Dead” has shown us the desolate landscape of Alexandria overrun by zombies whereas films such as WORLD WAR Z depict the horror of a zombie apocalypse on a global scale.  Films and television shows surrounding zombies […]

Review: Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan

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Once upon a time, a young film enthusiast was taken by Willis O’Brien’s work in King Kong and decided to devote his life to making fantastical films and memorable creatures that would be remembered for generations to come. This young man was Ray Harryhausen, and the newly released documentary by Gilles Penso, Ray Harryhausen: Special […]

Review: THE CONJURING 2

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The second chapter in James Wan’s continuing saga of Ed and Lorraine Warren, THE CONJURING 2, sees the couple in England in the 1970’s at the behest of a priest to rid a family of an unwanted house-guest, such as a ghost of an old man in a chair in the living room for starters. The […]