Fantasia 2020 Short Films – A Strange Calm, Break Us, Dead Birds and Regret

Fantasia 2020 Short Films – A Strange Calm, Break Us, Dead Birds and Regret

My last batch of short film reviews out of Fantasia Film Festival, including Austin Rourke's "A Strange Calm," Rioghnach Ni Ghrioghair's "Break Us," Santiago Menghini's "Regret" and Johnny Kenton's "Dead Birds."

Fantasia Coverage: Filmcraziest Interviews – Julia Sarah Stone for Come True

Fantasia Coverage: Filmcraziest Interviews – Julia Sarah Stone for Come True

On this episode of Filmcraziest Interviews, I interview actress Julia Sarah Stone (pictured in the featured image) about her new film Come True, a Canadian horror film which recently had its World Premiere at Fantasia Film Festival on August 30. Julia Sarah Stone stars as Sarah, a young girl who spends her nights sleeping on [...]

Fantasia 2020 – Come True (2020)

Fantasia 2020 – Come True (2020)

Directed by: Anthony Scott Burns. Starring: Julia Sarah Stone, Landon Liboiron, Carlee Ryski. Runtime: 1h 43 min. Released: This film had its World Premiere at Fantasia Film Festival on August 30, 2020. Anthony Scott Burns’ Come True is the type of Canadian film that makes me love Canadian stories and Canadian horror. To spoil the [...]

Fantasia 2020 – Fried Barry (2020)

Fantasia 2020 – Fried Barry (2020)

Directed by: Ryan Kruger. Starring: Gary Green, Sean Cameron Michael, Chanelle de Jager. Runtime: 1h 39 min. Released: August 20, 2020 (at Fantasia). I have never done hard drugs. Looking at me, it’s not surprising, at all, but after watching Ryan Kruger’s Fried Barry, I don’t need to try any drugs. I feel like I [...]

Filmcraziest Interviews – Phillip G. Carroll Jr. for his film The Honeymoon Phase

Filmcraziest Interviews – Phillip G. Carroll Jr. for his film The Honeymoon Phase

On this episode of Filmcraziest Interviews, I talk with Phillip G. Carroll Jr., who wrote, directed and edited the new psychological thriller/sci-fi/horror film, The Honeymoon Phase (my review can be found here). The film follows a couple, Tom (Jim Schubin) and Eve (Chloe Carroll), who are given $50,000 if they can last 30 days in a [...]

The Honeymoon Phase (2020)

The Honeymoon Phase (2020)

Directed by: Phillip G. Carroll Jr. Starring: Chloe Carroll, Jim Schubin, François Chau. Runtime: 1h 29 min. Released: August 21, 2020. Blending psychological thriller, sci-fi and horror, The Honeymoon Phase is a commentary on marriage about an experiment attempting to learn why so many marriages don’t survive past that honeymoon phase. Ironically, Phillip G. Carroll [...]

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 [...]

29 Days of Romance: Review #5, Never Let Me Go (2010)

29 Days of Romance: Review #5, Never Let Me Go (2010)

Directed by: Mark Romanek. Starring: Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley, Andrew Garfield. Runtime: 1h 43 min. Released: September 15, 2010. I think the most pleasant surprise about Mark Romanek’s Never Let Me Go for is when I remembered it was written by Alex Garland when I saw his name in the credits. He adapts Kazuo Ishiguro’s [...]

The Circle (2017)

The Circle (2017)

The Circle. Released: April 28, 2017. Directed by: James Ponsoldt. Starring: Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega. Runtime: 1h 50 min.  The Circle is a familiar and generic corporate thriller about the dark side of technology, but it's disappointing because it doesn’t go into enough depth. Mae (Emma Watson) gets a dream job as part of [...]