Author Archives: Randall Lotowycz

Shared Lives – A Review of ‘Indivisible ’

“I had this weird dream. It felt like I sinned. I prayed so I’d feel better.” Conjoined twins Daisy (Marianna Fontana) and Viola (Angela Fontana) financially support their family by singing at local events in their Naples suburbs. Their father Peppe  (Massimiliano Rossi) squirrels away their earnings in a bank account to which he promises they’ll

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Ithaca Fantastik 2017 Announces First Wave of Programming and Retrospective Spotlight!

The Ithaca Fantastik festival is back for it’s sixth year. The ten-day film, art, and music festival (November 3-12) aims to bring the best of fantastic culture to upstate NY by with a selection of international films, community organized concerts, and diverse art exhibitions. The film line-up is off to a great start with this

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Fantastic Fest 2017 Announces Final Wave of Programming!

And here it is Fantastic Fest – the largest genre film festival in the US, specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and just plain fantastic movies from all around the world – celebrates its 13th year, running from Sept 21-28, 2017. Yesterday released their second and final wave of programming, with many surprises and some heavy-hitters. Head over

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Brooklyn Horror Film Festival 2017 Announces Second Wave of Programming!

After the impressive first wave of titles, the fine folks at the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival have upped the ante with this new assortment, including an impressive selection of short films to watch. THE BOOK OF BIRDIE UK / Dir. Elizabeth E. Schuch NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE & CLOSING NIGHT FILM First-time director Elizabeth E. Schuch

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Yuletide Terror Pre-Sale Campaign and Film!

Christmas in my home is never complete until screenings of Black Christmas, Silent Night, Deadly Night and Christmas Evil. They’re tradition, which I hope to pass down in my family for generations to come. Fortunately I’m not the only weirdo out there with a love for Christmastime horror, as evident when I heard about the upcoming

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Brooklyn Horror Film Festival 2017 Announces First Wave of Programming!

It’s not even September, but with a certain chill in the air, it’s clearly almost time for the leaves to start changing colors and for everyone to stay indoors and watch horror movies all day long. For my fellow Brooklyn horror fiends, we’re in luck with the second annual Brooklyn Horror Film Festival! I missed the

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Fantastic Fest 2017 Announces First Wave of Programming!

It begins! Fantastic Fest – the largest genre film festival in the US, specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and just plain fantastic movies from all around the world – celebrates its 13th year, running from Sept 21-28, 2017. Year after year, they introduce brave and unique films unlike anything you’d see at your local multiplex (unless your

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Electronic Magic – A Review of ‘A Life in Waves’

“Play the one where it sounds like the whole studio is going to explode.” Suzanne Ciani is a woman of great talent who found success in every area of interest she sought to explore. A pioneer of electronic music, her mastery of the modular synthesizer–a instrument in infancy when she discovered it–propelled her to much

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Fantasia 2017 Review – ‘Fashionista’

  Fantasia International Film Festival   Fashionista USA/ U.K., 108 min Dir. Simon Rumley Fashionista is a hypnotic exploration of identity and transformation written and directed by Simon Rumley. The narrative focuses on vintage clothing shop owners April (Amanda Fuller) and Eric (Ethan Embry), whose marriage is tested when April begins to suspect her husband of having

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Fantasia 2017 Review – ‘Better Watch Out’

  Fantasia International Film Festival Better Watch Out Australia, 89 min Dir. Chris Peckover 12-year old Luke (Levi Miller) is in love with his babysitter, Ashley (Oliva DeJonge). He holds out hope they can overcome the 5-year age gap between them, but time is running out because she’s set to move away in a few days.

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