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 […]

Fantasia Review: THE ALCHEMIST COOKBOOK

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One of the many wonderful things about covering film festivals is how with every one you attend, you end up discovering new gems. Films which don’t play by the typical Hollywood rules, think outside of the box and offer their viewers fresh and interesting new takes on telling great genre stories. Fantasia is that type […]

Fantasia Short Film Review: THE STYLIST

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Currently set to screen at the 20th anniversary edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival as part of the diverse short film programming is one of the finest and finely crafted short films you will see this year. Featuring the talented Najarra Townsend (CONTRACTED), written by Eric Havens (CALL GIRL) and helmed by “Sixx Tape’s” […]

Fantasia Film Festival REVIEW: BED OF THE DEAD

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Jeff Mahe’s BED OF THE DEAD knows exactly what kind of film is. A film with one hell of a gimmick and enough adventurous energy to please the most diehard gorehound, the psychological thriller junkies, or just genre fans looking for something fun to watch. Taking the idea of a group attending a sex club […]

DEAD OF SUMMER- Episode 4: “Modern Love”

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At the beginning of this episode, I felt a little uneasy as I watched the very touchy subject of gender identity unfold in what started to be a vanilla format. The story was going through the motions of lack of acceptance and misunderstanding, but I was extremely surprised to find myself getting very emotional at […]

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: OUTLAWS AND ANGELS

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I’ve never been a fan of spaghetti westerns, but with the release of BONE TOMAHAWK this past year and now OUTLAWS AND ANGELS I may need to seriously consider watching more thriller/horror-esque western films.  OUTLAWS AND ANGELS is the debut film from writer/director JT Mollner and stars Chad Michael Murray, Luke Wilson, Teri Polo, Francesca […]