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SOME BEASTS Review

In his debut, Cameron Bruce Nelson has managed to present an effective portrait of humility in slow burn, a case study on the matter of adaptability as the nature of Sal’s situation remains in a constant state of flux, trying in earnest to readjust until finally realizing that he may not belong or be able to make do as nature decisively states its dominance emphatically. A bittersweet tale occupying the margins of the in between, in between the dusk of unrealized, cast off dreams and the threshold of promise and new beginnings.

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Kickstart Sunday: BOY FROM WAR

This week’s Kickstart Sunday pick comes to us from director Usama Alshaibi and his upcoming 6th feature, Boy From War. This animated memoir will take a look at Alshaibi’s youth escaping Iraq and growing up in Iowa’s punk scene in

Short Film: John Wilson’s THE ROAD TO MAGNASANTI

Having recently screened at this year’s New York Film Festival, John Wilson‘s latest short form documentary, The Road to Magnasanti is available to stream through his Vimeo channel. If you’re familiar with Wilson’s work you’ll have an idea of what to expect

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GEOSTORM And The Beautiful Mess of Disaster Films

The critics at the Cahiers Du Cinema had a practice in the first decades of the magazine to let admirers of a given director review that director’s films. The thought was to give those with the best chance of seeing a film’s

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Fantastic Fest 2017: Satellite Fest Titles Announced


One of the more exciting things about this year’s Fantastic Fest (and believe me there are a TON of exciting things) is the announcement that the festival will be branching out of Austin and screening select films at satellite locations
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Short Film: FALL

This week’s short film pick comes to us from director Claire Hanrahan and her nasty little thriller Fall. This 6-minute short revolves around a girl getting revenge on her neighbor who used her to cheat on a spelling test. Boy,

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Short Film: DEBIT WOLF

This week’s short film pick comes to us from director Chris Shields and his film Debit Wolf. Waking up on a park bench, a woman finds her hands covered in blood, not knowing what happened or how she got there. Through a series

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Short Film: PLENA STELLARUM

This week’s short film pick is actually one that we’ve discussed on the podcast before when it premiered at this year’s Slamdance Film Festival, and that’s Matthew Wade‘s Plena Stellarum. This trippy piece of animated weirdness is now screening online for