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.
Written by Anna Harrison 75/100 Time opens in spectacular fashion: two young assassins, assisted by their getaway driver, wreak havoc on some unknown targets, utilizing everything from knives to whips to banana peels to foil their enemies. Freeze frames pause … Continue reading.
Written by Taylor Baker 78/100 David Bruckner who rose to some prominence through his work on the anthology short collections V/H/S and cult darling Southbound returns with his sophomore feature follow up to 2017's The Ritual with The Night House. … Continue reading.
Written by Patrick Hao 64/100 If filmmaking is a labor of love, then animation is the 12 Labors of Hercules. It’s a long, lugubrious, and isolating process. For director Takahide Hori, the stop motion animated film Junk Head is one … Continue reading.
Written by Alexander Reams 35/100 Unlike the film, I’ll keep this short. Cloning has long been a subject of controversy, scientists say it is the way of the future, the people say it is the way to end us. Two … Continue reading.
Written by Alexander Reams 62/100 Finding a mate is a tried and true trope in any medium of media. What sets the iconic stories apart is the ability to connect with its audience while also having a unique way to … Continue reading.
Written by Patrick Hao 73/100 Not to be Christopher Nolan, but movies can function as a magic trick. Sure, you can start poking around any logical fallacies or explanations, but to truly enjoy the experience is to allow yourself to … Continue reading.
Written by Anna Harrison 85/100 “What makes us artists continue performing?” asks the beginning of Art Kabuki. It’s a question that has been posed for years and years, but one made more urgent than ever by the recent pandemic, which … Continue reading.
Written by Anna Harrison 55/100 The premise for King Knight brims with promise: Matthew Gray Gubler stars as Thorn, the leader of a modern-day witch coven in California, but when his “life partner,” Willow (Angela Sarafyan), unearths a secret from … Continue reading.
Interview by Anna Harrison Fantasia Film Festival 2021 Director Richard Bates Jr., known for his horror-comedies such as Excision and Suburban Gothic, recently had his latest film, King Knight, premiere at the Fantasia Film Festival. He sat down to talk … Continue reading.