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Fantasia 2021: First Wave of Titles Announced

Montreal’s Fantasia Festival is gearing up for its 2021 edition, coming to us virtually like last year, but don’t think for a second that will result in a lack of quality entries.

The first wave of features has been announced for

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LAPSIS Review

Lapsis is the perfect type of science fiction, which draws unmistakable parallels to our current society and nudges it ever so slightly beyond where we are now but cautiously predicts where we could go if trends continue.

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THE MORTUARY COLLECTION Review

This is a repost of our review from Fantasia Festival 2020. The Mortuary Collection will be available on Shudder October 14, 2020.

Although the anthology film has been a mainstay in the horror genre for decades, it’s been a few years since

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Podcast: 380 – THE DEVIL ALL THE TIME

This week, Adam and Kevin take a look at Antonio Campos' The Devil All The Time on Netflix. Some other titles discussed include Nightbreed, Pretending I'm Superman: The Tony Hawk Video Game Story, The Dead Zone, The Social Dilemma, Golden Horns, Coastal Elites, The Dead Zone, and This Is Paris.

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Podcast: 379 – I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS

This week, Adam and Kevin wrap their heads around Charlie Kaufman's latest, I'm thinking of Ending Things. Other titles discussed include Cabin Fever (2016), The Five Rules of Success, A Score To Settle, The Owners, 

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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: 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.