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Fantasia International Film Festival

Summoning ‘SATOR’: An Interview with Jordan Graham
4 months ago

Summoning ‘SATOR’: An Interview with Jordan Graham

It’s been almost two years since I first saw Jordan Graham’s haunting film during Fantasia. Since then, I’ve enthusiastically sung Sator’s praises to anyone and everyone who would listen—despite not …
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[Fantasia 2020] Bloody vengeance spirals out of control in ‘For the Sake of Vicious’
7.3
10 months ago

[Fantasia 2020] Bloody vengeance spirals out of control in ‘For the Sake of Vicious’

It’s Halloween night. Nurse and single mother Romina is finishing up her shift at the hospital and trying to get home to take her son trick-or-treating. Unbeknownst to her, Romina …
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[Fantasia 2020] ‘Sanzaru’ blends domestic melodrama with old school surrealist horror
6.3
10 months ago

[Fantasia 2020] ‘Sanzaru’ blends domestic melodrama with old school surrealist horror

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Xia Margus’s feature-length debut, Sanzaru, takes its name from the mythical ‘see no evil, speak no evil, hear no evil’ apes. It perfectly encapsulates the centralized themes of the film, …
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[Fantasia 2020] Dreamlike ‘Sleep’ evokes a haunting Lynchian mystery
6.8
10 months ago

[Fantasia 2020] Dreamlike ‘Sleep’ evokes a haunting Lynchian mystery

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A small secluded town in the mountains, populated by an odd cast of characters. A hotel surrounded by a deep forest. Generations’ worth of secrets hidden by the townsfolk. Visitations …
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[Fantasia 2020] ‘Lucky’ turns home invasion on its head in a poignant social thriller
8.3
10 months ago

[Fantasia 2020] ‘Lucky’ turns home invasion on its head in a poignant social thriller

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Whether it’s in film, gaming, comics, or even boring occupations like engineering or law, the experience as a professional woman is, to say the least, unique. While no one is …
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[Fantasia 2020] ‘The Oak Room’ is Unlike Anything Else You’ll See This Year
7.5
10 months ago

[Fantasia 2020] ‘The Oak Room’ is Unlike Anything Else You’ll See This Year

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I’m the kind of guy that appreciates a good storyteller—someone that understands how to work a room and how to extend the boundaries of the truth just enough for the …
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[Fantasia 2020] ‘Fried Barry’ plays like an adult remake of E.T. through the lens of an Aphex Twin video
7.3
10 months ago

[Fantasia 2020] ‘Fried Barry’ plays like an adult remake of E.T. through the lens of an Aphex Twin video

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Much in the way of Panos Cosmatos’ Mandy, Ryan Kruger’s latest “thing,” Fried Barry, will capture the hearts and blow the minds of stoners everywhere. And I’m not being derisive when referring …
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‘Come True’ blurs the line between nightmare and reality in vivid new sci-fi horror
10 months ago

‘Come True’ blurs the line between nightmare and reality in vivid new sci-fi horror

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The timing of the new dark sci-fi thriller Come True seems almost terrifying, with sleep experts reporting that people are experiencing increased vivid and lucid dreams during this time …
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5 new horror movies at Fantasia 2020 that we can’t wait to see
10 months ago

5 new horror movies at Fantasia 2020 that we can’t wait to see

By  •  Lists, News

We’re just a little over one week from the launch of this year’s edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival. Though the pandemic has moved this year’s festival online, the …
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Fantasia 2019 fave ‘SATOR’ picked up for North American release
11 months ago

Fantasia 2019 fave ‘SATOR’ picked up for North American release

By  •  Featured, News

Longtime readers of the site (along with those who may have talked about movies with me over the last year) are likely already aware of my love for Jordan Graham’s …
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