Written by Alexander Reams 75/100 Love is deaf, dumb, and blind. That feeling of care, admiration, and joy is infamous for taking away all logic in someone's mind, and what takes over is this chemical reaction in your mind. Such … Continue reading.
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Fantasia Film Festival 2021 Capsule Review: Pimple on the Nose
Written by Alexander Reams 50/100 Style over substance is a line that is constantly crossed in filmmaking. Whether correctly or incorrectly analyzed, action movies commit this sin the most. However, when approached correctly it can be a fantastic exercise in … Continue reading.
Fantasia Film Festival 2021 Review: Baby Money
Written by Maria Athayde 50/100 Baby Money directed by Mikhael Bassilli and Luc Walpoth hangs on a simple premise, a couple down on their luck, facing eviction, and expecting a baby partake in a home robbery gone wrong. This was … Continue reading.
Fantasia Film Festival 2021 Review: King Car (Carro Rei)
Written by Maria Athayde 40/100 King Car is a Brazilian production, directed by Renata Pinheiro overflowing with style. The production elements really stand out chiefly the art design which brought the film to life. King Car also hints at a … Continue reading.
Fantasia Film Festival 2021 Review: Satoshi Kon, The Illusionist
Written by Taylor Baker 80/100 Pascal-Alex Vincent's Satoshi Kon, The Illusionist is a love letter to a master gone to soon. Vincent's direction is notable in it's unobtrusiveness, gently propelling us with sleek effortless editing along many beats that Perfect … Continue reading.
Fantasia Film Festival 2021 Review: The Righteous
Written by Taylor Baker 65/100 Mark O'Brien's directorial debut The Righteous is a severe film detailing Frederic Mason's (Henry Czerny) and Ethyl Mason (Mimi Kuzuk) next steps after losing their adopted daughter. Near the outset of the film Doris the … Continue reading.
Fantasia 2021 Film Festival Review: Yakuza Princess
Written by Maria Athayde 50/100 Yakuza Princess directed by Vicente Amorim caught me by complete surprise. Based on the graphic novel Samurai Shiro, by Danilo Beyruth Yakuza Princess stars newcomer Masumi, a Japanese-American actress, singer-songwriter, and stunt performer, alongside Jonathan … Continue reading.
Fantasia Film Festival 2021 Review: Coming Home in the Dark
Written by Anna Harrison 75/100 Coming Home in the Dark serves up a nice slice of idyllicism in its opening minutes as its cameras sweep through the beautiful New Zealand landscape with its lush rolling green hills and blue skies. … Continue reading.
Fantasia 2021 Wrap Up | With ForReel & Awesome Friday
https://youtu.be/IpvfmyW2ec8 Fantasia Film Festival 2021 ran from August 5th - 25th.Want to know what we saw or what we each thought the best films were? Reference the Letterboxd Links below! Taylor Baker’s List | Matthew Simpson’s List Connect with ForReel … Continue reading.
Fantasia Film Festival 2021 Review: The Last Thing Mary Saw
Written by Taylor Baker 60/100 The Last Thing Mary Saw is a naturalistic Victorian period piece detailing the events of our titular character Mary’s seeming descent, framed to the viewer through an interrogation sequence that begins at the outset of … Continue reading.