On XX (2017)

by Kayann Mitchell Happening amazingly for the first time ever with XX we have four female writer directors, Roxanne Benjamin, Karyn Kusama, Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent), and Jovanka Vuckovic coming together to channel their creative ju-ju into four tales of horror and suspense. Let’s see what the Ladies have to

On Anna Foerster’s Underworld Blood Wars (2016)

by Kayann Mitchell I have seen ALL the Underworld series. And I am an unabashed fan of each one for exactly what they are. Fun thrill rides. Did Anna Foerster and add to the cannon with Underworld: Blood Wars? We open with Selene (Kate Beckinsale) still on the run from

On Andre Øvredal’s The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)

by Kayann Mitchell I’m a massive fan of Andre Øvredal‘s Trollhunter. It was a fun bit of filmmaking. Highly recommended if you haven’t already seen it. Go forth now and do so. Its required viewing! This however is a different beast. We open on a murder scene that seems inexplicable to

On Adam Wingard’s Blair Witch (2016)

by Kayann Mitchell I am 41 so I saw The Blair Witch Project in theatres and it scared and traumatized me in equal measure. Back then when the internet was just a wee babe and not every single household had access, the ingenious marketing ensured that this micro budget scare

On the 2nd day of the 8 Fest

by Jacqueline Valencia Here are three more films that caught our attention at the8Fest this weekend.   Shades of Safflower -dyed Celluloid, 2015 by Kayako Oki (Bagerooo One Programme) “Grasp the color of shades, That was brought from light passing through safflowers, It dyes particles, time, and a very tiny

On the first night of 2017 8 Fest!

by Jacqueline Valencia (Check out the8fest schedule here: http://the8fest.com/2016%20schedule.html) Toronto is the centre for amazing film and film industry. One of the hidden gems of the city is its great 8Fest, a festival that focuses on small-gauge film such as 8mm, Super 8, and 9.5mm. They also include loops, personal homemade

On watching bad films on purpose…

by Jacqueline Valencia There are staples when it comes to bad film. I mean, flops that were a flop for a reason and they’re fascinating to watch. Not everyone loved Ishtar, Glitter, or Lawnmower Man 2. Yet there are film lovers who also happen to be masochists with the films

Kayann’s Best Horror Flicks of 2016

by Kayann Mitchell 1. Number one with a fucking bullet would have to be Robert Eggers’ haunting period horror piece The Witch. Moody and atmospheric the film is a study in tension that keeps wrenching up the stakes for all involved. Absolutely loved it. 2. Numero deux would have to

On Jeremy Saulnier’s Green Room (2015)

by Kayann Mitchell Jeremy Saulnier follows up his Cannes smash Blue Ruin with the gut punch of a film Green Room, starring Anton Yelchin, Imogen Pootes and Sir Patrick Stewart. As punks trapped among a group of hyper violent neo nazis.  Our film opens with a van stopped in the midst

On Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds (2009)

by Jennifer Valencia I’m sitting here watching Kill Bill Vol. 1 to keep me in a Quentin Tarantino state of mind to write my Inglourious Basterds (2009) review because well I had to bring back the DVD to the rental store. I figured it was the next best thing. I

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