FIFF Review: RONDO (2018)

FIFF Review: RONDO (2018)

Aug 6, 2018

RONDO (2018) Director: Drew Barnhardt Writer: Drew Barnhardt Stars: Brenna Otts, Paul Sorge, Gena Shaw, Reggie De Morton, Michael Vasicek, Ketrick “Jazz” Copeland, Kevin Sean Ryan, Grant Benjamin Leibowitz, Steve Van Beckum Imagine, if you will, a budding filmmaker who’s been influenced by Hitchcock, by way of Brian De Palma. But instead of stopping...

FIFF Review: THE NIGHT EATS THE WORLD (LA NUIT A DEVORE LE MONDE) (2018)

FIFF Review: THE NIGHT EATS THE WORLD (LA NUIT A DEVORE LE MONDE) (2018)

Aug 4, 2018

THE NIGHT EATS THE WORLD (LA NUIT A DEVORE LE MONDE) (2018) Director: Dominique Rocher Writers: Dominique Rocher, Guillaume Lemans, Jeremie Guez Stars: Anders Danielsen Lie, Denis Lavant, Golshifteh Farahani, Sigrid Bouaziz From their initial conception by the late, great George A. Romero, the modern zombie and the stories that can be told with them, have...

FIFF Review: COLD SKIN (2017)

FIFF Review: COLD SKIN (2017)

Aug 1, 2018

COLD SKIN (2017) Director: Xavier Gens Writers: Xavier Gens, Eron Sheean Stars: David Oakes, Ray Stevenson, Aura Garrido First of all, if you are a huge fan of the other work of French director XAVIER GENS (FRONTIER(S), THE DIVIDE), I don’t think you’re going to be expecting what COLD SKIN has to offer. Written by Gens, with additional material by ERON SHEEAN,...

FIFF Review: THE WITCH IN THE WINDOW (2018)

FIFF Review: THE WITCH IN THE WINDOW (2018)

Jul 31, 2018

THE WITCH IN THE WINDOW (2018) Director: Andy Mitton Writer: Andy Mitton Stars: Alex Draper, Charlie Tacker, Arija Bareikis, Greg Naughton, Carol Stanzione Investment. That is the key word for any good horror film to keep in mind, regardless of what type; otherwise, what you have on your hands is a blood-and-guts bonanza that might be as fun as the best...

FIFF Review: CHAINED FOR LIFE (2018)

FIFF Review: CHAINED FOR LIFE (2018)

Jul 29, 2018

CHAINED FOR LIFE (2018) Director: Aaron Schimberg Writer: Aaron Schimberg Stars: Jess Weixler, Adam Pearson, Stephen Plunkett, Charlie Korsmo Sometimes, a film requires multiple viewings, in order to fully explore the layers, the depth; getting to the heart of what the message is that is being conveyed. CHAINED FOR LIFE is absolutely one of those kinds of...

FIFF (Fantasia International Film Festival) Review: TOKYO VAMPIRE HOTEL (2017)

FIFF (Fantasia International Film Festival) Review: TOKYO VAMPIRE HOTEL (2017)

Jul 27, 2018

TOKYO VAMPIRE HOTEL (2017) Director: Sion Sono Writer: Sion Sono Stars: Ami Tomite, Kaho, Megumi Kagurazaka, Akihiro Kitamura, Yumi Adachi, Shinnosuke Mitsushima, Nakagawa Shoko If there’s one thing I can say beyond a shadow of a doubt about the films of Japanese auteur SION SONO: love or hate his work, it’s always anything but boring, and you pretty much find...