Tag "Fantasia Film Festival 2020"

Fantasia Film Festival: Legally Declared Dead Review

Based on the Yusuke Kishi’s novel titled “The Black House,” Yuen Kim-wai’s Legally Declared Dead is the third adaptation of Kishi’s novel. The film follows Sean, a righteous and kind-hearted insurance agent

Fantasia Film Festival: The Paper Tigers Review

Zero-to-hero films have been a staple of the film industry for as long as the industry has been around. Filmmakers used this cinematic trope to help inspire us or tell

Fantasia Film Festival: The Travelling Cat Chronicles Review

Film industries around the world have designed animal films to be emotionally manipulative, and Koichiro Miki’s The Travelling Cat Chronicles is no exception. The film follows Satoru and his cat, Nana, as

Fantasia Film Festival: You Cannot Kill David Arquette Review

A documentary about a Hollywood actor trying to be a real-life professional actor doesn’t have the right to be any good, but that’s not stopping You Cannot Kill David Arquette. You Cannot

Fantasia Film Festival: Detention Review

Taking great inspiration from Guillermo del Toro, John Hsu’s Detention is a genre film with a heart. Detention follows a high school during the peak of Taiwan’s White Terror era. Two high

Fantasia Film Festival: The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw Review

With the critical and indie success of films like The Witch and Hereditary, Hollywood’s fascination with the occult is on the rise again. The idea that children can be a source

Fantasia Film Festival: Class Action Park Review

If you know the premise of Johnny Knoxville’s Action Point, then you’ll be surprised to find that the film based the amusement park on a real-life location. Seth Porges and Chris

Fantasia Film Festival: Crazy Samurai Musashi Review

Yuji Shimomura’s Crazy Samurai Musashi follows legendary swordsman Miyamoto Musashi and his famous battle against 588 enemies. Shimomura has made a career off of his intense kinetic action choreography in the Japanese

Fantasia Film Festival: A Witness Out of the Blue Review

Chi-Keung Fung’s A Witness Out of the Blue follows Wang Xin-yuan, an on-the-run jewelry thief who is searching for answers after being accused of murdering his fellow team member. The film begins

Fantasia Film Festival: The Columnist Review

Ivo van Aart’s The Columnist follows Femke Boot, a writer who takes matters into her own hands after being constantly harassed online. In an increasingly connected world, the Internet can bring out

5 Films to Watch Out for at This Year’s Fantasia Film Festival

Fantasia Film Festival has been one of the premiere genre film festivals in North America, but “thanks” to the growing COVID-19 pandemic, cinephiles won’t be able to travel to Montréal