Official Reviews

Luz: The Flower of Evil – sins committed in the name of God Luz opens up with a vacant woodland, bones scattered everywhere. You know within a few seconds that it is going to be a visual gift. The scenery, the beautiful camera work and lighting sets the tone for…

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Fantasia Festival 2020 Review: Sleep

First up for our Fantasia Film Festival coverage is a German film, Sleep. Mona (Gro Swantje Kohlhof) is deeply worried about her mother, Marlene (Sandra Huller). She doesn’t know if her Sleep condition is just her vivid imagination or some sort of undiagnosed illness. Mona’s mother works as a flight attendant….

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Random Acts Of Violence Random Acts Of Violence focuses on the author of a hugely popular R-rated graphic novel. Unable to come up with an idea on the final issue and how to end his story, he embarks on a cross-country road trip with his girlfriend, his assistant and best…

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FANTASIA 2020 TO PRESENT A LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD TO FILMMAKER JOHN CARPENTER, CLOSE WITH KIWI ACTION COMEDY THE LEGEND OF BARON TO’A Johnnie To’s CHASING DREAM, Vincent Paronnaud’s HUNTED, Jorge Michel Grau’s PERDIDA, Daria Woszek’s MARYGOROUND, and Tran Thanh Huy’s ROM are among the wealth of final titles announced for…

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Even the title – DEAD DICKS gets people talking, and more so, thinking what’s a lot of Dead Dicks is gonna look like on-screen? Dead Dicks is actually a very clever title, funny, yes, but still very clever. Dead Dicks is a new Canadian shoe-string budget sci-fi. Apart from the…

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Silhouette is the new feature from writer/director Mitch McLeod After the death of their only child, Jack and Amanda Harms move to a secluded home to try and start anew. Their daughter’s death has obviously added a lot more strain on what seems to be an already crumbling and fragile…

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Blood Quantum pays homage to the greats while also delivering a large social message Blood Quantum opens with a fisherman gutting some salmon. The thing is when all guts have been removed, these fishies just won’t stay dead. We really don’t get to see what caused or started this infection…

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Homewrecker, a film directed by Zach Gayne, follows a premise we have probably all seen before. The Hand That Rocks The Cradle, bunny-boiler type of film, fuelled by jealousy and a distant connection, but Zach thankfully takes this on an altogether different path, playing to classic entrapment and claustrophobia horror….

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Next up for our Fantasia International Film Festival coverage is American Fighter: The Wrestler A sequel to a film I had no idea existed, originally based on a true story I also had no idea existed, but I’m glad this came into my life. The story itself (the first film…

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Next up for our coverage for Fantasia Film Festival is South Korean ZomCom The Odd Family: Zombie On Sale The Korean government have unleashed some sort of infection turning people into zombie-like creatures. After a zombie rises and escapes from a facility he stumbles and moans his way to a…

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