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Sunday, November 16th, 2014

Cinemania: “Bird People” film review

Humans are a peculiar species. We are the only ones that have the cognitive ability to choose how to act, react and interact with other humans given a series of emotional, intellectual, and physical filters (e.g. weighing out the pros and cons of a decision). But what happens when enough is enough? Bird People, directed

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Cinemania: “Love at First Fight”

Boy meets girl. Girl sizes him up. Boy falls in love as girl arm-throws him to the ground. Wait, what? Les Combattants (English title, Love at First Fight) is your not-so-average love story of two coming-of-age adults...

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Cinemania: “Abuse of Weakness”

A difficult, yet astonishing, film to watch at this year’s 20th Cinemania Film Festival in Montreal is Abus de Faiblesse (Abuse of Weakness). Shown previously at the COLCOA French Film Festival in L.A. this past April as well...

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Fantasia Screening: “Metalhead”

What is anarchy if not felt in the purest form? Directed by Ragnar Bragason, Metalhead is an Icelandic film of a young girl, Hera, who witnesses the tragic death of her older brother at the age of...

Monday, August 4th, 2014

Fantasia screening: “Giovanni’s Island”

On an island where the means for a simple life is to provide for your family with nothing but love and protection, who would’ve imagined anything could change that? Giovanni’s Island, directed by Mizuho Nishikubo, tells the...

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Fantasia screening: “Let Us Prey”

If you’re looking for a new thriller to watch that’ll keep you on edge with what to expect as well as a mysterious protagonist with an attitude and appearance that screams judgment day has come, you’ll love...

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Film Review: A Master Builder

I first saw The Princess Bride when I was seven years old. And like everyone with a pulse, I was charmed, utterly and completely. But it wasn’t Westley that won me, or Buttercup, or the oafish and...

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Fantasia Film Festival: Boyhood

Before Boyhood received its eventual title, the original intention was to call the film 12 Years; however, upon the release of 12 Years a Slave, the similarity between the two titles and their radically different subject matter sparked a...

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Film Review: All Cheerleaders Die

With a title as forward as All Cheerleaders Die, filmmaking duo Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson foreshadow a climactic moment in their film while suggesting that their audience should be prepared for an unpredictable blend of scares...

Monday, May 26th, 2014

MUFF screening: Eva Létourneau’s “Entre chien et loup”

A black-and-white, watercolor dystopia comes to life in the most chaotic, painterly way in Eva Létourneau’s Entre chien et loup. This seven minute short film screened at the Montreal Underground Film Festival on May 23, 2014 as...

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