Fantasia 2020 – The Columnist (2019)

Fantasia 2020 – The Columnist (2019)

Directed by: Ivo van Aart. Starring: Katja Herbers, Bram van der Kelen, Claire Porro. Runtime: 1h 26 min. Released: December 20, 2019 (Netherlands). This film had its International Premiere as part of Fantasia Film Festival. Femke Boot (Katja Herbers) is a columnist for a local newspaper. She keeps receiving hate mail, death threats and nasty [...]

Fantasia 2020 – Detention (2019)

Fantasia 2020 – Detention (2019)

Directed by: John Hsu. Starring: Gingle Wang, Meng Po-Fu, Jing Hua-Tseng. Runtime: 1h 42 min. Released: August 24, 2020 (in Canada, at Fantasia Film Festival); September 20, 2019 in Taiwan. Detention is set during the White Terror in Taiwan in 1962 during a time of martial law where freedom was not known and free thoughts [...]

Quanta (2019)

Quanta (2019)

Directed by: Nathan Dalton. Starring: Mark Redpath, Antony Talia, Philip Hayden. Runtime: 1h 23 min. Released: July 16, 2019. (In case you missed it, my review with the Nathan Dalton, the director of this film, can be found here.) Though made on a small budget, the science fiction film Quanta always looks polished with its cinematography [...]

Filmcraziest Interviews – Nathan Dalton for his film Quanta (2019)

Filmcraziest Interviews – Nathan Dalton for his film Quanta (2019)

Here's another episode of Filmcraziest Interviews where I interview filmmakers, and today I was joined by Australian filmmaker Nathan Dalton for his science fiction drama, Quanta, about a pair of scientists pursuing a scientific breakthrough when their personalities clash. We discuss the science of the film and the inspiration behind the film, as well as legacy [...]

Dark Light (2019)

Dark Light (2019)

Directed by: Padraig Reynolds. Starring: Jessica Madsen, Opal Littleton, Ed Brody. Released: December 6, 2019. Runtime: 1h 30 min. This review contains mild spoilers. In Dark Light, Annie Knox (Jessica Madsen) and her daughter Emily (Opal Littleton) move into Annie’s childhood home and learn that it’s inhabited by monsters. The interesting thing about Padraig Reynolds’ [...]

Burn (2019)

Burn (2019)

I really enjoy hostage situation movies but Burn is truly one of the strangest ones that I’ve seen. When a desperate man, Billy (Josh Hutcherson), in need of cash holds a gas station at gun point, a lonely and unstable gas station attendant, Melinda (Tilda Cobham-Hervey), tired of being overshadowed by her prettier co-worker Sheila (Suki Waterhouse)…

Harriet (2019)

Harriet (2019)

Directed by: Kasi Lemmons. Starring: Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Joe Alwyn. Runtime: 2h 5 min. Released: November 1, 2019. Harriet tells the story of Harriet Tubman (Cynthia Erivo), who escapes slavery and becomes an American hero, freeing slaves and changing history. One thing the film gets right is in the depiction of Harriet as [...]