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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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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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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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Fantasia 2017 Review – ‘Drib’

  Fantasia International Film Festival Drib Norway, 90 min Dir. Kristoffer Borgli Performance artist Amir Asgharnejad made a name for himself with viral videos in which he picked fights with strangers on the streets of Oslo, Norway, and got beat up. Unbeknownst to the millions of people watching the videos, the fights were staged. The strangers Asgharnejad

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Fantasia 2017 Review – ‘House of the Disappeared’

   Fantasia International Film Festival House of the Disappeared South Korea, 100 min Dir. Lim Dae-Woong After 25 years in prison, Mi-Hee (Yunjin Kim) is released to serve out the rest of her sentence in her own home, where decades earlier her husband was killed and her son disappeared. She was convicted of killing them both. Though

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Fantasia 2017 Review – ‘Replace’

  Fantasia International Film Festival Replace Germany/ Canada, 101 min Dir. Norbert Keil The beautiful Kira (Rebecca Forsythe) isn’t doing so well. What started as a small patch of dead skin is spreading at an alarming rate across her body. She’s also suffering from memory loss. She seeks the help of Dr. Rafaela Crober (Barbara Crampton),

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Fantasia 2017 Review – ‘Animals’

   Fantasia International Film Festival Animals Switzerland/ Poland/ Austria, 95 min Dir. Greg Zglinski With Anna (Birgit Minichmayr) and Nick’s (Philipp Hochmair) marriage on shaking ground following his affair with a neighbor, the couple venture to a cabin in the Swiss Alps. In addition to providing them some much needed time together, the trip is meant to boost

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Fantasia 2017 Review – ‘Game of Death’

 Fantasia International Film Festival Game of Death Canada/ France, 73 min Dir. Sebastien Landry, Laurence Baz Morais An afternoon of partying turns into a bloodbath for a group of teens when they decide to play a mysterious board game, the Game of Death. The high-stakes game requires them to kill two dozen people or face a

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