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Fantastic Fest’s Virtual Festival Lineup Announced

This year’s Fantastic Fest will be going virtual and today the full lineup of films has been announced. Celebration of Fantastic Fest will be taking place September 24 – October 1 on the Alamo Drafthouse streaming platform and will contain a slew

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RED, WHITE & WASTED Review

It may be almost as messy as the trucks heading back from the Yacht Club, but movies like this are a gateway into the nooks and crannies of our country and serve as a sociological time capsule of this time and place.   

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Fantasia 2020: Award Winners Announced

Montreal’s Fantasia Festival has officially wrapped, and with that the award winners from this year’s virtual edition have been announced. Daria Woszek’s Marygoround won the jury prize for Best Film and Best Director, with Brea Grant‘s 12 Hour Shift winning

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Fantasia 2020: THE PAPER TIGERS Review

Reminiscent of a Kung Fu version of Uncle Drew and even the recent Cobra Kai TV series, Quoc Bao Tran’s feature debut, The Paper Tigers, concerns the lives of three former Kung Fu prodigies who must overcome their past conflicts and now-middle-aged

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Fantasia 2020: PVT CHAT Review

Playing out like some kind of perverted fantasy rather than a deep rumination on obsession and addiction, Ben Hozie’s PVT Chat may mean well, but its misguided finale sets the wrong tone on a subject that’s becoming more relevant as more sex

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Fantasia 2020: KAKEGURUI Review

Continuing the long-standing trend of Japanese manga adaptations that center on a high school that specializes in some specific subject, Kakegurui is a high-energy farce about a posh private academy that’s composed of spoiled rich kids obsessed with gambling.

Originally a manga

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Fantasia 2020: THE MORTUARY COLLECTION Review

Although the anthology film has been a mainstay in the horror genre for decades, it’s been a few years since one truly captured the vibe of those classics like Creepshow, Tales From the Crypt or, one of my personal favorites, Tales From

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Fantasia 2020: CRAZY SAMURAI MUSASHI Review

Miyamoto Musashi is arguably the greatest fighter in Japanese history, thought to have won more than 60 duels. He also later developed a two-sword fencing style called nitō ichi-ryū

Musashi was dubbed kensai or “sword saint,” and his legend continued to grow

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Fantasia 2020: YOU CANNOT KILL DAVID ARQUETTE Review

Back in 2000, as part of a promotion for his latest film, Ready to Rumble, actor David Arquette did a collaboration with the WCW and ended up winning the World Heavyweight Championship. This was a controversial stunt that drew savage ire from

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Fantasia 2020: THE RECKONING Review

Even the most ardent fans of Marshall’s work will have a hard time finding something to grasp onto with this one, which feels more like a vanity project for his girlfriend than the work of a unique and talented director.

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Fantasia 2020: LAPSIS Review

In the last few years we’ve seen several movies that attempt to delve into the tricky social politics of the emerging gig economy, but none have been as pointed in their messaging as Lapsis, an alternate present sci-fi feature written and directed

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Fantasia 2020: THE BLOCK ISLAND SOUND Trailer

A new trailer has been released for the horror film The Block Island Sound, which is premiering at this year’s virtual edition of Montreal’s Fantasia Festival.

Directed by Kevin and Matthew McManus, the film involves a strange force that takes over

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Fantasia 2020: Dystopian Sci-Fi UNDERGODS Trailer

A new trailer for the sci-fi film Undergods has been released ahead of its premiere at this year’s Fantasia Festival in Montreal. Directed by Chino Moya, the film tells a series of stories about a group of men whose lives are disrupted