MEMORY OF THE DEAD

2012 FANTASTIC FEST SELECTION! The dream logic at work functions to keep the viewer from minding too much that nothing makes sense, but that doesn’t necessarily make for a compelling film per se…

Posted on September 21, 2012 in Reviews by

MY AMITYVILLE HORROR

2012 FANTASTIC FEST SELECTION! When your home life becomes as embattled and dysfunctional as Daniel Lutz would have you to believe his youth was, you don’t need to have a ghost chasing you out of your home to make you want to leave it…

Posted on September 21, 2012 in Reviews by

88:88

2012 FANTASTIC FEST SELECTION! I don’t want to give anything away, except that whatever you’re likely thinking that this film is about, is probably wrong. Or at least not exactly right…

Posted on September 21, 2012 in Reviews by

DOOMSDAY BOOK

2012 FANTASTIC FEST SELECTION! In another film, or even stretched out to feature length, neither of Yim’s sections would have played especially well, but they are perfect bookends to Kim’s heady philosophy…

Posted on September 21, 2012 in Reviews by

LLOYD THE CONQUEROR

2012 FANTASIA FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! Brian Posehn’s White Wizard is easily the best part of the entire film, followed closely by Unicorn-Guy. There’s just something about the way Posehn delivers his lines while eliciting a bit of medieval whimsy into it…

Posted on August 12, 2012 in Reviews by

THE LADY PARANORMA

2012 FANTASIA FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! All around a hauntingly gorgeous, poetic and impressive short film, worth watching if you have the opportunity…

Posted on August 11, 2012 in Reviews by

STARSHIP TROOPERS: INVASION

2012 FANTASIA FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! It’s a Shinji Aramaki-flavored, CGI-driven space adventure film that may be the coolest space marine video game that I don’t get to play because I have to watch it instead…

Posted on August 10, 2012 in Reviews by

2012 FANTASIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES JURY AWARDS

The behind-the-scenes discussion is over and the jury awards have been announced for the 2012 Fantasia International Film Festival…

Posted on August 9, 2012 in Festivals by

A LITTLE BIT ZOMBIE

2012 FANTASIA FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! “A Little Bit Zombie” is a fun walk through horror conventions while sticking mostly in comedy territory. Sure, there’s gore and some gross-out gags, but for the most part this flick isn’t about what’s going to scare you next, but more about what’ll get the next laugh…

Posted on August 9, 2012 in Reviews by

SUSHI GIRL

2012 FANTASIA FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! In the end, while “Sushi Girl” is not perfect, it was definitely my type of film with a strong cast, unique premise and wonderful style…

Posted on August 8, 2012 in Reviews by

CITADEL

2012 FANTASIA FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! As a film, “Citadel” combines many previously seen horrors: urban isolation, fatherhood, agoraphobia, youth violence and blends them together with such fury that the result is almost as inescapable for the audience as it is for poor Tommy…

Posted on August 8, 2012 in Reviews by

ACE ATTORNEY

2012 FANTASIA FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! It’s finally happened. They’ve made a good video game movie. No. Really. It happened…

Posted on August 7, 2012 in Reviews by

PLAY DEAD

2012 FANTASIA FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! Part one-man confessional, part gory-magic show and part examination of our relationship with death, “Play Dead” is a unique experience, both recreating and in some places demystifying the theatrical experience…

Posted on August 6, 2012 in Reviews by

THE MECHANICAL BRIDE

2012 FANTASIA FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! Taking a refreshingly non-judgemental approach to its subjects and the material in general, “The Mechanical Bride” is a startling investigation of the world of hyper-realistic love dolls, the people who make them, and the people who love them…

Posted on August 5, 2012 in Reviews by

DRAGON (WU XIA)

2012 FANTASIA FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! Anyone going into Dragon expecting a balls to the walls kung-fu epic will either be sorely disappointed or pleasantly surprised, depending on how open a mind they have…

Posted on August 1, 2012 in Reviews by

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