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.
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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.
Fantasia Film Festival 2021: Wild Men
Written by Anna Harrison 70/100 You would be forgiven, upon starting Wild Men, for thinking that it would be a harrowing tale of survival in pre-modern Norway. We find our fur-bedecked protagonist, Martin (Rasmus Bjerg), crying on the top of … Continue reading.
Fantasia & New York Asian Film Festival Review: Sweetie, You Won’t Believe It
Written by Patrick Hao 55/100 One of the shames of watching a movie like Sweetie, You Won’t Believe It and other festival movies at VOD screenings is the palpable audience reaction to a movie that unfurls itself to the audience. … Continue reading.