FIFF2020 Review – ‘La Troisième Guerre’

In Giovanni Aloi‘s feature directorial debut ‘The Third War‘ aka ‘La Troisième Guerre‘, which was most recently nominated for the Venice Horizons Award at Venice Film Festival, the fresh out of basic training, Leo lands his first assignment: a surveillance operation that sees him roaming the streets of Paris with nothing to do but remain […]

Hulu Review – ‘Books Of Blood’

Hulu gets ready for Huluween by dropping horror-infused content all month long. Based on Clive Barker’s acclaimed and influential horror anthology Books of Blood, this feature takes audiences on a journey into uncharted and forbidden territory through three uncanny tales tangled in space and time. Brannon Braga‘s feature directorial debut starts of with bloodshed, when a librarian in […]

FIFF2020 Review – ‘Miss’

The 35th edition of Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur has begun, and of course we couldn’t miss it for the world. Presenting a wide range of French spoken features and short films, the festival celebrates cinéma as we know it. Our first film is the French/Belgian co-production ‘Miss‘. When the graceful 9-year-old Alex […]

Review – ‘Miss Juneteenth’

Films that center a former beauty queen who tries to get her offspring to step into her footsteps isn’t anything new. ‘Miss Juneteenth‘ takes two different routes. The first one is the rather obvious one I just mentioned, the other one is a much more evocative one, that tackles the struggles of motherhood and living […]

Review – ‘The Curse Of Audrey Earnshaw’

Set in an isolated settlement somewhere in North America, a community of faithful Irish families stays true to their old ways. It’s 1973, and ever since they’ve settled here about a hundred years ago, there hasn’t been a fruitful harvest and their livestock doesn’t live long enough to benefit from it. Except for one farm, […]

LAAPFF Short Film Review – ‘The Quiet’ & ‘The Other Side’

The 36th edition of Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival has some incredible short film programs, all grouped into themes. This time we choose to explore “WWYD (What Would You Do?) 2020“, where emerging filmmakers reflect on difficult decisions in life and dare to ask the question “What Would You Do?” ‘The Quiet’ Just when […]

LAAPFF Short Film Review – ‘QUẬN 13’ & ‘Yai Nin’

The 36th edition of Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival has lots of short programs to choose from. After exploring “Pacific Cinewaves” earlier, we now look at two short films shown in LAAPFF’s “Across the Dinner Table” program. ‘QUẬN 13‘ Paris is home to one of the largest and oldest Vietnamese communities in the world; […]

Review – ‘Once Upon A River’

Based on the best-selling novel by Bonnie Jo Campbell, ‘Once Upon a River‘ could easily be described as a less gritty ‘Winter’s Bone‘. Haroula Rose directs Kenadi DelaCerna as a young woman in search of her estranged mother. This dramatic tale about facing your fears, your past and choosing your own family and destiny in […]

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

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 […]

Review – ‘Hail To The Deadites’

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 […]