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  • LAAPFF Short Film Review – ‘Hinekura’ & ‘Liliu’

    September 26, 2020 by

    The 36th edition of Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival has kicked off and we decided to dive into some short films. The short films are selected and grouped in themes. Our first duo is part of “Pacific Cinewaves” – cinematic love letters to the living culture of the Pacific. ‘Hinekura’ On the day she… Read more

  • Review – ‘Hail To The Deadites’

    September 25, 2020 by

    Steve Villeneuve directs his very own documentary feature about the Deadites – it’s what the fans of the Evil Dead-franchise call themselves. He uses archival footage, interviews with the cast, crew, collectors, freaks, geeks and videos created by the fans, to put together a tribute to the movie Stephen King once called “the most ferociously… Read more

  • Review – ‘Sputnik’

    September 24, 2020 by

    Where most sci-fi horror films bring the alien on board a spaceship to wreak havoc, ‘Sputnik‘ decides to take the action with them to good old planet Earth. This Russian creature feature could easily be described as ‘Arrival‘ meets ‘Life‘, but stands on its own two feet with its somber cinematography and terrific performances. “A… Read more

  • Review – ‘On The Rocks’

    September 24, 2020 by

    Rashida Jones and Marlon Wayans, both known for their comedic talent, take it down a notch and play a New York middle-class couple who seem to have disconnected in more than one way. In walks Bill Murray with some serious dad-jokes and playboy-vibes to get the party started, but in a more nuanced and dare… Read more

  • Review – ‘The Swerve’

    September 23, 2020 by

    Holly lives in a nice house in a lovely suburban neighbourhood with her ambitious husband and two demanding teenage boys. She likes teaching, but it seems something’s not entirely right. Medicated for her insomnia, she dreams these very vivid nightmares – so vivid they might even be real. When a mouse pops up in her… Read more

  • Review – ‘No Escape’

    September 22, 2020 by

    If you thought splatter films had gone extinct, think again. Soft-splatter film ‘No Escape‘ doesn’t redefine the horror sub-genre, but tries to popularize it with the use of social media and influencers. Think ‘Hostel‘ in the digital era. When Cole (Keegan Allen – ‘Pretty Little Liars‘) travels with his friends to Moscow, to celebrate the… Read more

  • TIFF20 Review – ‘Trickster’ Episodes 1-2

    September 20, 2020 by

    Everybody knows TIFF is the place to be for groundbreaking new content. This year they gave Michelle Latimer the chance to present two projects she’s worked on. The first one, ‘Inconvenient Indian‘ – a documentary that explores the cultural colonization of Indigenous peoples in North America – was previously reviewed by us (review can be… Read more

  • TIFF20 Review – ‘Enemies Of The State’

    September 20, 2020 by

    For our final film at Toronto International Film Festival 2020, we decided to check out the world premiere of Sonia Kennebeck‘s documentary, ‘Enemies of the State‘. TIFF20 has had a couple of standout documentaries this year, such as Inconvenient Indian, which felt urgent and should be mandatory viewing. Kennebeck’s film however, watches like a film-version… Read more

  • TIFF20 Review – ‘True Mothers’

    September 19, 2020 by

    Naomi Kawase’s melodramatic adaptation of a novel by Mizuki Tsujimura, is directed with finesse, but relies too heavily on PSA-style storytelling that rather explores the past than the present with situations that miss their mark in trying to establish a real emotional force. After trying to conceive for a while, a Japanese couple undergo tests.… Read more

  • TIFF20 Review – ‘Passion Simple’

    September 19, 2020 by

    The second film on our #TIFF20 schedule has taken a turn for the worse. Danielle Arbid (‘Parisienne‘) takes on Annie Ernaux’s autobiographical fiction novel that focuses intensively and almost exclusively on the passion our protagonist has for a man with whom she has an affair. Once one of the hottest books in France, now one… Read more

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