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FREELAND Review

With Freeland, filmmakers Mario Furloni and Kate McLean deliver a small and intimate story embedded within the politics of marijuana legalization, that, while decent, just ends too soon for us to get emotionally involved.

While Devi (Krisha Fairchild) walks around the Cannabis

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THE GIG IS UP Review

Taking a human-centric look at platform capitalism, The Gig is Up is an informative and succinct approach to the nuances and trappings of the gig economy.

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DETENTION Review

Video game adaptations are often a precarious prospect when it comes to transitioning to the big screen; studios can’t seem to get the transition right, either losing sight of – or perhaps just not recognizing – what makes the game so successful

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Fantastic Fest 2021: THE TIMEKEEPERS OF ETERNITY Review

I have no idea what compelled director Aristotelis Maragkos to remix the 1995 TV miniseries The Langoliers, but I’m very glad he did because this is certainly one of the most unique storytelling methods I’ve experienced this year, and it’s one that

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SOUTH OF HEAVEN Review

The atmosphere of South of Heaven feels like an action movie shoved inside a drama with a love story and a life-threatening-disease crisis sprinkled on top, yet even its charming leads can’t dig their way out of this one. 

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Fantastic Fest 2021: NAME ABOVE TITLE Review

From its alluring and tragic opening minutes, wherein a young woman commits suicide while nearby a serial killer claims his next victim, it quickly becomes evident that Carlos Conceição’s giallo-infused thriller Name Above Title is going to be far from your typical

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Fantastic Fest 2021: THIS IS GWAR Review

Even if you’re not familiar with their discography, you’ve probably at least seen some of the antics of metal band GWAR, specifically their wild stage shows. Scott Barber’s documentary, This is GWAR, aims to present the definitive history of the band, highlighting

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Fantastic Fest 2021: GLASSHOUSE Review

Initially playing out like a post-apocalyptic version of The Beguiled, Kelsey Egan’s Glasshouse quickly comes into its own with its intriguing world-building and exquisite production design. Although its final reveals will likely divide audiences and take some time to process, it remains

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Fantastic Fest 2021: V/H/S/94 Review

It’s been seven years since we saw the last entry in the popular anthology horror series V/H/S, and it seems that it was taking a much-needed break, as it’s back with its most astute offering yet, V/H/S/94. Composed of four segments along

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Fantastic Fest 2021: WHO KILLED THE KLF? Review

Skyrocketing to become the biggest electronic music duo in the world in the early ’90s, Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty’s stadium house project, The KLF, was an unstoppable force, spearheading the growing rave culture throughout Europe. Despite a seemingly endless series of

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Fantasia 2021: BEYOND THE INFINITE TWO MINUTES Review

Creative filmmakers have proven multiple times over that one doesn’t need a big budget to craft a mind-bendingly entertaining time-travel film, with titles like Primer and Timecrimes showing audiences that you can still have a narratively complex science-fiction story without dropping $100