Judy & Punch – Fantasia 2019 Review

For a film that’s prominently taken place in the mid-17th century, Mirrah Foulkes’ feature-length directorial debut has a surprising amount of modern needle drops. Establishing the tone right from the beginning as a fun, lighthearted twist on history, Judy and Punch takes the work of Leonard Cohen, J.S Bach, and classical 80’s synth, and stirs […]

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Promare – Fantasia 2019 Review

In the entire history of my long and reclusive passionate dedication for cinema, there’s one specific sub-genre that has continuously baffled me, to the point of self-doubt and constant opinionated drama. Anime. We’ve all seen at least one form of this intriguing sub-genre of 2D animation, exported fresh from Japan. From the culture which produces […]

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The Lodge – Fantasia 2019 Review

Back in 2014, when modern-horror was slowly shifting towards a new cultural identity, Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala debuted their feature length narrative debut Goodnight Mommy, in front of an enthusiastic Venice Film Festival crowd. The reactions were ecstatic , claiming the film to be one of the year’s best and most articulately horrific films […]

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