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Fantasia 2018: ‘Luz’ – A Stylishly, Psycho-Thriller for Fans of Vintage Horror Cinema

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Luz Directed and Written by Tilman Singer 2018 | Germany Often when reviewing movies, many critics (myself included) love to offer up comparisons to other films. It’s only natural, as sometimes it’s easier to describe the movie you are reviewing to the reader while citing other works. German writer/director Tilman
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Fantasia 2018: ‘Mandy’ – This Movie will Kick Your Ass

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Mandy Directed by Panos Cosmatos Written by Panos Cosmatos and Aaron Stewart-Ahn 2018 | USA Closing out this year’s Fantasia Film Festival, Pantos Cosmatos’ Mandy is, in my opinion, the best film that screened at the festival this summer. The Canadian filmmaker’s second feature (after his criminally overlooked Beyond the
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Fantasia 2018: ‘Our House’ – a Satisfyingly Old-Fashioned Ghost Story

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Our House Directed by Anthony Scott Burns Screenplay by Nathan Parker, Matt Osterman 2018 | Canada Making its world premiere at Fantasia International Film Festival, Our House is a remake of Matt Osterman’s micro-budget Phasma Ex Machina (also known as Ghost From The Machine), a film which also debuted at the Fantasia back
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Fantasia 2018: ‘Under the Silver Lake’ is Destined for Cult Status

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Under the Silver Lake Directed by David Robert Mitchell Written by David Robert Mitchell 2018 | USA David Robert Mitchell’s third feature is a mess of a film, but it’s also an incredibly entertaining mess that had me glued to the screen from start to finish (despite the two and
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Fantasia 2018: ‘Knuckleball’ – A Bloody, Violent Version of ‘Home Alone’

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Knuckleball Directed By Michael Peterson Written By Michael Peterson, Kevin Cockle USA | 2018 Playing out like an R-Rated version of Home Alone, Michael Peterson’s gritty thriller pits a clever young boy against a psychopath in a bloody game of cat and mouse. For a film with a very basic
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‘Bomb Chicken’ – A Fun Little Platformer that Takes Inspiration from the Bomberman Series

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Bomb Chicken Released on PC and Nintendo Switch Developer: Nitrome Publisher: Nitrome Release: July 12, 2018 Reviewed on Switch Released on the Nintendo Switch (and later on PC), Bomb Chicken follows a seemingly ordinary chicken who after a freak accident becomes a bomb laying free range hero. Taking inspiration from
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Fantasia 2018: ‘The Witch in the Window’ – Surprisingly Lean on the Scares

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The Witch in the Window Directed by Andy Mitton Written by Andy Mitton USA | 2018 Writer, director, editor and composer Andy Mitton taps into parental fears with The Witch In The Window, a better-than-average haunted-house movie that is surprisingly lean on the scares. Don’t expect The Witch In The Window
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Fantasia 2018: ‘Cold Skin’ – Human / Amphibian Love is all the Rage these Days

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I expect many will compare Cold Skin to The Shape of Water, Guillermo Del Toro’s adult fairy tale, set against the backdrop of the Cold War that depicted a loving, sexual relationship between a mute woman and an amphibian man. Xavier Gens’ hotly anticipated Gothic chiller which is set in