Fantasia International Film Festival Review – ‘Dinner In America’ & Short Film ‘You Wouldn’t Understand’

‘Dinner In America’ Fantasia International Film Festival has a killer line up this year. ‘Dinner In America’ is by far one of the best films on their 2020 program and will definitely end up in my top 10 films of the year. This is for the misfits! Simon (Kyle Gallner – ‘Ghosts of War’) and …

Darwin International Film Festival 2020: TAKE ONE Announces September Program

‘Exit Through the Gift Shop’ From Australian classics, to Academy Award-nominated flicks and experimental gems, the Darwin International Film Festival (DIFF) returns with DIFF 2020: Take One this September 18—27. Taking place at Darwin’s glorious outdoor venue, Deckchair Cinema, the DIFF 2020: Take One program is made up of 17 films, with 10 curated from the last decade of DIFF, a …

Fantasia International Film Festival Short Film Review – ‘Doppelbänger’

Character driven sci-fi short film ‘Doppelbänger’ grabs your attention by throwing a sex-scene-gone-wrong at its audience, before delving into the ethical aspects of changing the primary functions of robots in our society. George’s Sia-wig wearing sexbot starts malfunctioning mid-coïtus, which forces him to contact its creator, Pria. Reluctant to pick up the phone, in case …

Fantasia International Film Festival Review – ‘Sleep’

Marlene, a woman plagued by horrific dreams, suffers a breakdown in a remote village. As her daughter Mona follows, she comes upon a well-kept family secret and an old curse that ultimately threatens her life – a never-ending nightmare. ‘Sleep’ has a serious ‘Twin Peaks’-vibe, with some interesting ideas that feel like a darker version …

Fantasia International Film Festival Review – ‘Fried Barry’

‘Fried Barry’ is a South African film, based on the 2017 short film of the same name. When lousy dad/husband and heroine junkie Barry gets abducted by aliens, he finds his body taken over by an extraterrestrial entity, who’s ready to explore Cape Town in the wildest way possible. Sex, drugs and violence take center …

Netflix Review – ‘Project Power’

POWER Outside of awards season, Netflix has a bit of a bad rep when it comes to their Original Films. Project Power is the brand new film of directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, who also made 2016’s ‘Nerve’, and fits right on the streaming service with its wasted potential. This time they trade the …

Fantasia International Film Festival Review – ‘Lapsis’

In a parallel present, delivery man Ray Tincelli is struggling to support himself and his ailing younger brother. After a series of two-bit hustles and unsuccessful swindles, Ray takes a job in a strange new realm of the gig economy: trekking deep into the forest, pulling cable over miles of terrain to connect large, metal …

Review – ‘The Dark End Of The Street’

Kevin Tran’s indie drama explores fear and anxiety surrounding middle-class lives. A handful of characters connect with those who seem very different at first, but in fact share similar insecurities. Set over the course of one long night, ‘The Dark End of the Street’ focuses on several characters living in a suburban community where someone …

Review – ‘Host’

Shudder’s newest original ‘Host’ takes this pandemic to new horrifying heights when a group of friends summon an unknown evil to join their call after a seance doesn’t go exactly as planned. Blame it on the glitchy internet connection, what serves as another lesson in leaving the dead alone, turns into an hour to die …

Short Film Review – ‘COVID ÉIRE’

16 year old student Michael Keane won this year’s Audience Choice Award for his short crime drama film based on the Columbine school shootings ‘Final Shot’ at “Ireland’s Young Filmmaker Of The Year” awards for the annual 24th Fresh Film Festival. Inspired by the current COVID-19 pandemic, he decided to create a captivating story, that …