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Fantasia Film Festival

Fantasia 2019: ‘Stare’ Feels Like a Forgotten J-Horror Classic [Review]
6.5
3 weeks ago

Fantasia 2019: ‘Stare’ Feels Like a Forgotten J-Horror Classic [Review]

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Hirotaka Adachi’s Stare begins with a bang. In short order, we witness the mysterious deaths of two young Japanese friends. Over a meal, Kana tells her friend Mizuki an urban …
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Fantasia 2019: ‘Sator’ Leaves its Mark with Haunting, Minimalistic Horror [Review]
7.8
1 month ago

Fantasia 2019: ‘Sator’ Leaves its Mark with Haunting, Minimalistic Horror [Review]

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Jordan Graham’s Sator is a film whose backstory is just as compelling as its main storyline. The film itself is the very definition of a labor of love. For a …
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Fantasia 2019: Hideo Nakata Returns to the Ring Universe with ‘Sadako’ [Review]
4
1 month ago

Fantasia 2019: Hideo Nakata Returns to the Ring Universe with ‘Sadako’ [Review]

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I was introduced to Hideo Nakata’s groundbreaking ghost story Ring (don’t call it Ringu) sometime in early 2000. I was working at a video store and digging into all sorts …
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Fantasia 2019 – Six Fright Flick Picks to Whet Your Appetite
1 month ago

Fantasia 2019 – Six Fright Flick Picks to Whet Your Appetite

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The dog days of summer are in full swing. What better time to grab a seat in a dark, cool theater and take in something scary? For lucky attendees of …
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Q&A: Writer/Director Byung-gil Jung Talks ‘The Villainess’
2 years ago

Q&A: Writer/Director Byung-gil Jung Talks ‘The Villainess’

This Friday marks the New York and Los Angeles theatrical release of high-octane revenge actioner The Villainess, with nationwide rollout to follow in September. The South Korean film was met …
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Museum [Fantasia Review]
6.5
2 years ago

Museum [Fantasia Review]

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Based on the 2013 manga, Museum: The Serial Killer is Laughing in the Rain, Keishi Otomo’s big budget adaptation brings the familiar story of the hardworking homicide detective whose personal …
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Indiana [Fantasia Review]
7.5
2 years ago

Indiana [Fantasia Review]

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The beautiful thing about film festivals such as Fantasia is that it allows for the discovery of a hidden gem that often goes overlooked. Toni Comas’ debut feature is that …
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Dead Man Tells His Own Tale [Fantasia Review]
5.5
2 years ago

Dead Man Tells His Own Tale [Fantasia Review]

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Angel Barrios seems to have it all. Yet being a successful commercial director with a doting daughter and an adventurous wife doesn’t seem to be enough. He’s also a womanizing …
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November [Fantasia Review]
8
2 years ago

November [Fantasia Review]

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Based on Andrus  Kivirähk’s best-selling novel “Rehepapp,” director Rainer Sarnet’s latest feature is a visually stunning deep-dive into Estonian folklore in the nineteenth-century. A tale of love and yearning set in …
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House of the Disappeared [Fantasia Review]
6.5
2 years ago

House of the Disappeared [Fantasia Review]

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In 2013, Venezuelan horror film The House at the End of Time broke on to the festival scene, amassed a ton of awards during its run, and then went on …
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