Review: Dachra (2021)

Review: Dachra (2021)

Directed by Abdelhamid Bouchnak. Written by Abdelhamid Bouchnak. Starring Yassmine Dimassi, Aziz Jebali, Bilel Slatnia. Runtime 1h 54 min. Released July 9, 2021. This review contains mild spoilers. As I’m still diving deeper into world cinema, it’s safe to say Dachra is the first film I’ve seen out of Tunisia. In fact, it’s reportedly Tunisia’s [...]

Review: ‘Fear Street Part 1: 1994’ (2021)

Review: ‘Fear Street Part 1: 1994’ (2021)

The Fear Street trilogy on Netflix is one of my most anticipated things of this summer, as it feels like an event. Three weeks – three new horror movies. The first one, Fear Street Part 1: 1994, premiered on July 2. With this new film, it knows its identity from the jump as it pays homage to the slashers of the 1990’s. It starts by paying homage to one of its biggest inspirations in Wes Craven’s Scream. Heather (Maya Hawke, Robin on Stranger Things) works alone at Shadyside Mall’s bookstore, which sells versions of R.L. Stine’s Fear Street novels (they say they’re written by Robert Lawrence, the R.L. in R.L. Stine). As the mall is closing for the night, she encounters a man in a Skull Mask and a fight ensues.

Interview: Screenwriters Ann Marie Allison and Jenna Milly, “Golden Arm”

Interview: Screenwriters Ann Marie Allison and Jenna Milly, “Golden Arm”

There have been a number of stellar sports comedies over the years – but the underdog stories like Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story have always been my favourite. Adding its name into the ring of sports comedies as a sports and buddy movie mash-up is the new comedy Golden Arm, where the chemistry between stars [...]

Cleveland International Film Festival Review: I Am (2021, Short)

Cleveland International Film Festival Review: I Am (2021, Short)

I Am is a new short film from director Jerry Hoffman and writer Florens Huhn, the film follows the withdrawn Noé (Sheri Hagan), a woman who suffers from constant night terrors. On one of her morning walks, she finds a woman in the forest and takes her home. This woman, Ela (Melodie Wakivuamina), also happens to be an android. Noé takes her home and reactivates her, beginning a strange relationship which eventually gets a bit stranger as Ela starts to copy Noé, as the short film becomes an a unique tale about a robot and a woman.

Interview with the Sound Team Behind “Greyhound”

Interview with the Sound Team Behind “Greyhound”

Greyhound is an exciting WWII actioner picking up months after the Americans joined World War II. It follows Captain Krause (Tom Hanks), a U.S. Navy Commander who is on his first commanding mission as he leads a convoy of ships through the Black Pit during the Battle of the Atlantic, trying to get troops safely [...]

Review: Cosmic Sin (2021)

Review: Cosmic Sin (2021)

Set in the year 2524, where the galaxy is separated into three main colonies (Earth, Zafdie and Ellora), Cosmic Sins starts when a colonist makes first contact with a new alien civilization. Fearing the worst after the aliens make their way back to Earth as stowaways, a ragtag team of soldiers – including disgraced soldier James Ford (Bruce Willis) – go to the planet Ellora to stop an interstellar war before it starts.