20th Aug2018

Fantasia 2018: ‘Our House’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Thomas Mann, Percy Hynes White, John Ralston, Christine Horne, Nicola Peltz | Written by Nathan Parker | Directed by Anthony Scott Burns Our House, which is based on the 2010 film Ghost From the Machine, which also screened at Fantasia back in the day, tells the story of Ethan (Thomas Mann), who is left […]

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18th Aug2018

Fantasia 2018: ‘Pledge’ & ‘One Cut of the Dead’ Review(s)

by Phil Wheat

[NOTE: To talk about either of the films below too much would spoil the wonderful delights within, so the following reviews are as vague as possible whilst touching on some salient points in both films] PLEDGE Stars: Phillip Andre Botello, Erica Boozer, Zachery Byrd, Cameron Cowperthwaite, Aaron Dalla Villa, Jean-Louis Droulers, Joe Gallagher, Jesse Pimentel, […]

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15th Aug2018

Fantasia 2018: ‘Lifechanger’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Elitsa Bako, Lora Burke, Jack Foley, Sam James White, Steve Kasan, Bill Oberst Jr., Rachel Vanduzer | Written and Directed by Justin McConnell Lifechanger is a Canadian film. You might not think Canada is best known for its horror movies but it’s delivered some very good ones and some very important ones. From Black […]

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14th Aug2018

Fantasia 2018: ‘Knuckleball’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Munro Chambers, Michael Ironside, Kathleen Munroe, Luca Villacis | Written by Kevin Cockle, Michael Peterson | Directed by Michael Peterson Somewhere in western Canada is a farmhouse. A seemingly ordinary and simple farmhouse with a seemingly nice and normal farmer named Jacob (Ironside) residing within. There would be no reason to fear this farmhouse, […]

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13th Aug2018

Fantasia 2018: ‘Dead Night’ Review

by Alain Elliott

Stars: Brea Grant, AJ Bowen, Barbara Crampton, Sophie Dalah, Elise Luthman, Joshua Hoffman, Daniel Roebuck, Joy Osmanski, Alison Haislip, Sky Soleil, Alexander Ward, Dianna Miranda, Ryan Schwartzman | Written by Irving Walker | Directed by Brad Baruh I can see some people already rolling their eyes when they hear about another ‘cabin in the woods’ […]

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10th Aug2018

Fantasia 2018: ‘Mega Time Squad’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Morgan Albrecht, Linda Allen, Yoson An, Jaya Beach-Robertson, Jonny Brugh, Milo Cawthorne, Charles Chan, Mohi Critchley, Hetty Gaskall-Haan, Arlo Gibson, Mick Innes, Ash Jones, Stephanie Liebert, Mathew Loo, Frankie Mac, Josh McKenzie, Sam Morgan, Lewis Roscoe, Axl Scott, Tian Tan, Barney Teng, Anton Tennet, Paul Trimmer, Simon Ward, Matt Weavers, William Wei, Eruera Wilton, […]

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08th Aug2018

Fantasia 2018: ‘Cam’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Madeline Brewer, Patch Darragh, Devin Druid, Samantha Robinson, Melora Walters | Written by Isa Mazzei | Directed by Daniel Goldhaber The internet. The great democratiser. In the case of sex work it has allowed women to take control of how, when and where they work – mainly through cam sites like Adultwork, Chaturbate, MFC […]

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06th Aug2018

Fantasia 2018: ‘Hurt’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Emily van Raay, Andrew Creer, Michelle Treacy, Stephanie Moran, Bradley Hamilton | Written and Directed by Sonny Mallhi A peaceful sky, wind in the trees, a ladybug sitting on a blade of wheat. Nothing happens in New Caney, Texas. On Halloween night, the picture-perfect Americana of this farming town is quiet, and remains undisturbed. […]

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30th Jul2018

Fantasia 2018: ‘Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Udo Kier, Thomas Lennon, Alex Beh, Barbara Crampton, Nelson Franklin, Skeeta Jenkins, Michael Paré, Jenny Pellicer, Charlyne Yi | Written by S. Craig Zahler | Directed by Sonny Laguna, Tommy Wiklund Recently divorced and reeling, Edgar returns to his childhood home to regroup his life. When Edgar finds a nefarious looking puppet in his […]

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17th Jul2018

Fantasia 2018: ‘Destiny – The Tale of Kamakura’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Masato Sakai, Mitsuki Takahata, Shinichi Tsutsumi, Min Tanaka, Jun Kunimura, Hiroko Yakushimaru, Tomokazu Miura, Sakura Ando, Tamao Nakamura, Koji Ohkura, Mayu Tsuruta | Written and Directed by Takashi Yamazaki The honeymoon is over for newlyweds Akiko and Masakazu Isshiki, who’ve just moved into his family home in the quiet town of Kamakura. While her […]

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15th Jul2018

Fantasia 2018: ‘Boiled Angels: The Trial of Mike Diana’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Features: Mike Diana, Peter Bagge, Stephen Bissette, Neil Gaiman, Evan Bacon, Stuart Baggish, Luke Ilrot, Christopher Marone | Written and Directd by Frank Henenlotter Filmmaker Frank Henenlotter, himself no stranger to controversy, steps behind the camera for this documentary about Mike Diana, a comic creator whose career was not ultimately marked by his creativity but […]

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06th Jul2018

Ten Best: Films Showing at Fantasia 2018

by Phil Wheat

The Fantasia International Film Festival is all set to return to Concordia University, The Cinémathèque Québécoise, and The McCord Museum for the 22nd edition of the festival, which takes place from July 12st to August 1st 2018 and marks the start of a HUGE two month festival of genre film that, fingers crossed, we’ll be […]

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11th Apr2018

First 2 films for Fantasia Film Festival 2018 announced

by Phil Wheat

The Fantasia International Film Festival is all set to return to Concordia University, The Cinémathèque Québécoise, and The McCord Museum for the 22nd edition of the festival, which takes place from July 12st to August 1st 2018. Talented Montreal illustrator Donald Caron, who has crafted emblematic imagery for the event since 2011, has designed a […]

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