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Tiff 2022: Roundup Part 2

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Directed by Chandler Levack

Runtime 99 Mins

A bittersweet slice of Millennial nostalgia for the Canadian cinephile writing this, Chandler Levack’s debut feature is a tenderly cynical portrait of a movie-obsessed outcast allowing his toxic tendencies to

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Tiff 2022: WEIRD: THE AL YANKOVIC STORY Review

The parodic deathblow dealt to the musician biopic subgenre, courtesy of Jake Kasdan’s Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, has left subsequent genre entries with an unfortunate prospect: either reinvent the formula entirely or suffer under the weight of your own generic

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Tiff 2022: TRIANGLE OF SADNESS Review

Considering the blunt imagery that the phrase “eat the rich” conjures in one’s mind, is it even possible for a satire that takes this sentiment as its main comedic driving force to be subtle anymore? Or more to the point, should it

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Fantasia 2022: Roundup Part 3

Montreal’s Fantasia Festival is wrapping up its 2022 edition and they’ve once again outdone themselves with such an eclectic and well-crafted lineup. In addition to this week’s podcast which just dropped, below you’ll find the next batch of titles

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Fantasia 2022: Roundup Part 2

Although Fantasia Fest may be in its final stretch there are still a bunch of great titles screening, three of which are Next Sohee (winner of Best Director July Jung), Country Gold, and The Killer.

Take a look below for my thoughts

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NYAFF 2022: LEGENDARY IN ACTION Review

Any movie aiming to dramatize the laborious nature of film production inevitably strikes upon the same universally accepted truism about the onerous process that has brought many a film crew to the point of despair. For those with any production experience, it

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Fantasia 2022: Award Winners Announced

This year’s Fantasia Festival is still chugging along in its second week and today the award winners have been announced. Karim Ouelhaj‘s Megalomaniac picked up Best Feature, with July Jung winning Best Director for Next Sohee.

Take a look below for the

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Fantasia 2022: Roundup Part 1

Montreal’s Fantasia Festival is officially underway and although we’re only finishing up the first week, I already caught a handful of discussion-worthy titles. Below you’ll find my thoughts about the South Korean dark comedy Next Door, the wilderness horror

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Fantasia 2022: 10 Anticipated Titles

Montreal’s Fantasia Festival has rapidly become one of my all-time favorite film festivals, so much so that it’s brought me out of a writing hiatus to bring you five titles I’m most excited for. Narrowing this down to just ten has been

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SXSW 2022: SOFT & QUIET Review

In a secluded room above a church, a group of posh and affluent white women sip tea and eat dessert while making polite conversation. Then, like a switch being flipped, casting all their pleasantries into a new light, school teacher Emily (Stefanie

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SXSW 2022: UNDER THE INFLUENCE Review

The still relatively new phenomenon of YouTube fame has brought about a new breed of celebrity with the platform’s ascension to the upper echelons of popular media and, with it, new inquiry into the accountability of the YouTuber star. While it might

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SXSW 2022: DEADSTREAM Review

The slapstick, heavy-found-footage horror Deadstream works much better as a sendup of exploitative YouTuber culture than as a Raimi-esque horror comedy.