19 Aug 2020

FILM REVIEW: LAPSIS (FANTASIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL)

Thankfully our prayers have been answered and the Fantasia International Film Festival 2020 is going ahead! This year Fantasia is happening in cyberspace, screening virtually to Canadian audiences. The excitement of the festival is not so lost, as many films are showing as they would usually in Montreal. Though we

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12 Jul 2020

FILM REVIEW: VOLITION

VOLITION is a Canadian sci-fi thriller which explores themes of fate and free will. It enmeshes the concepts of clairvoyance and time travel in a way that seems so obviously perfect, yet it is one of the only films to do so. The film is directed by Tony Dean Smith

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09 Jul 2020

FILM REVIEW: THE BEACH HOUSE

The deepest parts of our oceans have been a source of fear for horror fans since Cthulhu waved his old noodle arms up out of the sea. As inhospitable and unknown as another planet, it has spawned many a thriller from THE ABYSS to this year’s UNDERWATER. THE BEACH HOUSE,

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07 Jun 2020

FILM REVIEW: JUDY & PUNCH

After debuting at Sundance last year and making waves at major Australian film festivals and Montreal’s Fantasia Fest, Mirrah Foulkes’ revenge drama gets Canadian distribution on June 5. A film which reinvents the classic slapstick puppet show as a Shakespearean tragicomedy. JUDY & PUNCH has the whimsical quality of a

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28 Apr 2020

FILM REVIEW: HEAT (HITTE), SXSW

When South By South West was cancelled due to the current pandemic, there was collective heartbreak felt by many. But there is some good news for film fans: SXSW in collaboration with Mailchimp and Oscilloscope Laboratories has generously made their short film library available to the public! So there is

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09 Apr 2020

FILM REVIEW: SAINT MAUD

SAINT MAUD does for Christianity what hundreds of other horror films do for satanism, and it is infinitely more terrifying. As it turns out, the holy spirit is just as malevolent as a restless one. SAINT MAUD is director Rose Glass’s first full-length feature, and she helms it with unapologetic

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07 Apr 2020

FILM REVIEW: SHE’S ALLERGIC TO CATS

After premiering at Fantasia International Film Festival in 2016, SHE’S ALLERGIC TO CATS has just landed on VOD April 7th. The film, written and directed by Michael Reich, comes across as semi-autobiographical. During its festival appearances, it was praised. And to this, I ask, um….were we watching the same movie?

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06 Apr 2020

Film Review: Monument

Every once in a while you come across a film that pretty much floors you. It may not be the best film you have ever seen, but it is so unique that it is immediately unforgettable. This is how I feel about Jagoda Szelc’s new film MONUMENT. A group of

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02 Apr 2020

FILM REVIEW: WEREWOLF (WILKOLAK)

When you think of the word “werewolf” your mind surely goes to images of human transformation and monsters that howl at the full moon. But Adrian Panek’s WEREWOLF (WILKOLAK) features a far more terrifying monster…. You guessed it; it’s people. Set at the end of World War 2, WEREWOLF knows there can never

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19 Jan 2020

Podcast Review: Red Ice

The latest podcast from comedy troupe NEXT DAY THEATER is sure to interest horror and comedy fans alike. RED ICE is BACKCOUNTRY meets BLOOD GLACIER by way of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: A hilarious B-movie creature feature in audio form. This easy to digest two-parter is a wild tale full of

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