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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: 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

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Grimmfest 2020: Full Lineup Announced

Manchester’s genre film festival Grimmfest has announced the full lineup for their upcoming virtual edition, boasting 20 over feature films. John Hyams’ thriller Alone will open the festival with some other notable entries being Revenge Ride, Ten Minutes to Midnight, and Ropes

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Fantasia 2020: Sci-Fi Thriller COME TRUE Trailer

A new trailer has been released for the thriller Come True ahead of its premiere at this year’s virtual edition of the Fantasia Film Festival. Directed by Anthony Scott Burns, the film stars Julia Sarah Stone as a teenager who agrees to participate

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Outfest 2020: Full Lineup Announced

LA’s Outfest LGBTQ film festival have announced the lineup for their 2020 edition, which, like many film festivals this year, will be presented online.

160 titles will be screening virtually over ten days from August 20 – 30, the full list of

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Fantasia 2020: Third Wave of Titles Announced

Montreal’s Fantasia Festival is gearing to kick off its virtual edition on August 20th and today the final wave of films has been announced, piling on to an already massively impressive slate.

Stay tuned throughout the festival for our coverage and