Fantasia Festival: Børning [Review]

  It’s a shame now that any film about cars gets lumped in with Fast & Furious (even of their own accord, and via a play on words) rather than Bullit or Cannonball Run, but for the purposes of selling the movie to the general public I can see why Continue Reading

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Catch Me Daddy [Review]

A directorial début by Daniel Wolfe, written alongside his brother Matthew, Catch Me Daddy follows Laila (Sameena Jabeen Ahmed), a Pakistani girl who leads a simple life with her white Scottish boyfriend, Aaron (Connor McCarron). Brooding in the background of this existence is something much darker, as what appears to be family and a couple of goons you’d Continue Reading

Fantasia Festival: Socialphobia [Review]

  Socialphobia is the debut feature from Hong Seok-jae who tackles the increasingly disturbing knock-on effects of social media abuse and cyberbullying in South Korea. In the early hours of the morning, the news for the day piles onto the social media feeds, with the top story being that of a soldier from the army having taken his Continue Reading

Fantasia Festival: Ryuzo And The Seven Henchmen [Review]

Ryuzo And The Seven Henchmen (Ryuzo 7 / Ryûzô to 7 nin no kobun tachi) Takeshi Kitano is no stranger to the gangster genre, bursting onto the scene with ‘Violent Cop’ and achieving widespread popularity with both ‘Outrage’ and ‘Beyond Outrage’ respectively, you will be hard pressed to find anyone who presents Continue Reading

Fantasia Festival: Haemoo [Review]

  Haemoo This bleak box office smash from South Korea lives up to hype surrounding it, tossing the viewer about as if you were on the boat itself leaving you nauseated and chilled to your core. Haemoo (translated as ‘Sea Fog’) tells the real life story and adapted screenplay of a Continue Reading