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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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Fantasia 2017 Review – ‘The Honor Farm’

 Fantasia International Film Festival The Honor Farm USA, 75 min Dir. Karen Skloss After a truly disappointing prom night, Lucy (Olivia Grace Applegate) and her lifelong best friend Annie (Katie Folger) agree to tag along with some classmates and take mushrooms at an abandoned–and possibly haunted–prison work farm in the woods. The ringleader of the

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The Birth of an Artist – A Review of ‘Endless Poetry’

“But there are poems on the ground! This wonderful work will be lost!” Until a few years ago, the notion of a new Alejandro Jodorowsky film seemed far fetched. The acclaimed artist had not made a film since 1990’s The Rainbow Thief. While other endeavors occupied him, a new film never seemed to be one.

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The Romp by the River – A Review of ‘Lost in Paris’

“We are here to say goodbye to… Sorry, I have a blank.” Fiona (Fiona Gordon), a Canadian librarian in a small and snowy town, is called away to Paris by her 88-year-old aunt Martha (Emmanuelle Riva), who is about to be sent off to a nursing home against her will. Fiona rushes across the Atlantic

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Fear and Laughing Near Las Vegas – A Review of ‘Middle Man’

“You know what the hardest part of cutting someone into pieces is? It’s the bones.” Following his mother’s death, the middle-aged Lenny Freeman (Park and Recreation‘s Jim O’Heir) leaves to confines of his safe life as a CPA and sets off to Las Vegas in his mother’s ’53 Oldsmobile to take a shot at his long-time

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A ‘Colossal’ Interview with Nacho Vigalondo

A Colossal Interview with Nacho Vigalondo Filmmaker Nacho Vigalondo defies classification. He’s a sensation that exists somewhere between a contagious laugh and a sinister whisper. He’s a rare element formed by ancient mystics using unknowable alchemy. Nacho is hyperbole personified. Both he and his films exert a powerful gravity that pulls you in immediately. His latest

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