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I Am is a new short film from director Jerry Hoffman and writer Florens Huhn, the film follows the withdrawn Noé (Sheri Hagan), a woman who suffers from constant night terrors.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: Writers, directors Saman Kesh, Jeff Desom and Dugan O’Neal for “Doors”

Interview: Writers, directors Saman Kesh, Jeff Desom and Dugan O’Neal for “Doors”

I was able to join in on the press day for a new science fiction anthology film called Doors and I was able to chat with writer/director Saman Kesh, writer/director Jeff Desom, as well as writer/director Dugan O’Neal about their project. The film is about mysterious Doors that appear all over the world and humans rush to figure out the purpose of them. In one segment, we see how the doors got there; in another we see what happens when characters go inside the doors; and in another we learn a bit more about their purpose here. Doors stars Wilson Bethel, Julianne Collins, Lina Esco, Kyp Malone and Josh Peck.

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.

Interview: Director Edward Drake for “Cosmic Sin” (The Filmcraziest Show, Podcast/video)

Interview: Director Edward Drake for “Cosmic Sin” (The Filmcraziest Show, Podcast/video)

On this episode of my interview podcast The Filmcraziest Show, I was joined by Edward Drake, the writer and director of his latest team-up with Bruce Willis, Cosmic Sin. The film is about seven rogue soldiers who launch a pre-emptive strike against a newly discovered alien civilization in the hopes of ending an interstellar war before it starts. We chat all about the weapons in the film, our favourite Stephen King novels, what it was like working with Bruce Willis and their continued collaboration, and much more. I’ve included the podcast and YouTube versions (as well as two bits of our conversation).

Review: Minor Premise (2020)

Review: Minor Premise (2020)

In Minor Premise, a reclusive neuroscientist, Ethan Kochar (Sathya Sridharan), tries to surpass his brilliant father’s legacy by continuing an experiment that deals with memory and attempts to understand the brain, using a machine called the R10 that Ethan is perfecting for a university study. Doing so, he becomes entangled in his own experiment where he inadvertently separates his consciousness into 10 fragments that are pitted against each other.

Blood in the Snow Film Festival Review: Parallel Minds (2020)

Blood in the Snow Film Festival Review: Parallel Minds (2020)

In Benjamin Ross Hayden’s new science fiction film Parallel Minds, an A.I. called URM is investigated by a detective, Thomas Elliott (Greg Bryk) and lab researcher Margo Elson (Tommie-Ambe Pirie) for a lab preparing to release a contact lens with the power to record what the eye can see to recreate memories. This is all coincides with the death of head researcher Elise Perrott (Michelle Thrush).

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 [...]