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LAFF 2018: Competition Lineup Announced

The 2018 LA Film Festival is set to take place September 20-28, and today the full competition lineup has been announced alongside the Nightfall, Shorts, and Episodic programs.

Take a look below for all the announced films and be sure to check out

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Fantastic Fest 2018: First Wave of Films Announced


Austin’s Fantastic Fest is gearing up to kick off September 20 – 27 and today they announced the first wave of films screening at this year’s program. While I’d say everything in this lineup is worth a look, a few highlights

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Fantasia 2018: HURT Review

Sonny Mallhi’s Blumhouse-produced horror film Hurt is based on a true story, and he really wants you to remember that. Over and over you’ll be bombarded with people mentioning it and even see it written throughout the film, just in case you

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Fantasia 2018: RONDO Review

Promising sex, murder and revenge, Drew Barnhardt’s Rondo, I can say, does indeed deliver on those three things. How well those three things are executed, however, is an entirely different matter.

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Fantasia 2018: OUR HOUSE Review

The film is a remake, or “reimagining” as they’re calling it, of the film Ghost From the Machine AKA Phasma Ex Machina from Matt Osterman, and while I haven’t seen the original, I’m not sure what it was that begged this story to be remade only eight years later, as it’s a pretty standard supernatural horror film with few, if any, memorable moments.

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FANTASIA 2018: PLEDGE Review

Pledge is like Hostel meets The Skulls, with it leaning more heavily on the wanton torture angle than saying anything of substance about the barbaric practice of fraternity hazing in America.

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THE CAPTAIN Review

Utterly enthralling from minute one, The Captain is a wild ride with an incredibly bonkers end-credit sequence and, though a difficult watch at times, is well worth a look.

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Fantasia 2018: Award Winners Announced

The award winners for this year’s Fantasia Festival in Montreal have been announced, with Daniel Roby‘s science fiction film Dans La Brume winning Best Film. Nosipho Dumisa was awarded Best Director for the South African thriller Number 37.

Take a look

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Tiff 2018: Galas and Special Presentations Announced

The Galas and Special Presentations programs have been announced for this year’s Toronto International Film Festival with a typically obscene amount of high profile films being included. This year there will be 17 Galas and 30 Special Presentations, with 21 world premieres,

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Fantasia 2018: THE MAN WHO KILLED HITLER AND THEN THE BIGFOOT Review

With its brilliant, on-the-nose title, you may think that you know what to expect from Robert D. Krzykowski’s The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot, and while it does contain those two things, at its core, this is a bittersweet love story about an aging war hero reminiscing about the life he once had.

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NYAFF 2018: SID & AYA (NOT A LOVE STORY) Review

This is a film that subverts your expectations of the romantic drama. In its opening monologue, you think this is going to be a story of a once-passionate and loving relationship that went up in flames. What you’re greeted with is the semi-tumultuous pairing of two very unlikely companions.

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NYAFF 2018: THE LAST VERSE Review

Whether this film has any hope for the future isn’t really the point so much as thinking broadly about how world events affect our microscopic lives, and, more importantly, what we do about that.