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TIFF 2018: ‘Hold the Dark’ Embraces the Necessity of Evil

Christopher Cross
'Hold the Dark' treads in evil more than most movies would dare, all the while keeping its earthy tones and convincing the audience that perhaps what we classify as evil is actually a natural way of life we’ve become accustomed to fear.
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TIFF 2018: ‘High Life’ Upends Sci-Fi Conventions

Brian Marks
High Life Directed by Claire Denis Written by Claire Denis, Jean-Pol Fargeau, and Geoff Cox 2018/Germany/France/UK/Poland/USA After the Toronto premiere of Claire Denis’ new film, High Life, critics rushed to post about its most extreme and bizarre moments on Twitter, mostly in an ecstatic manner. Besides being a display of
Fantasia Film Festival Sordid Cinema Spotlight

Fantasia 2018: ‘Mandy’ – This Movie will Kick Your Ass

Ricky D Fernandes
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