THE MACHINE: Win A Blu-ray And Poster Signed By Caity Lotz

One of the standout titles from my visit to Fantasia last year was Caradog James' sci fi flick The Machine, not only for its ambition, but for what James was able to achieve visually on such a meager budget. Xlrator... More »
  

Frontieres Co-Production Market At Fantasia Announces Its Third-Year Slate

Summer is coming.  And with that so does Montreal's Fantasia International Film Festival. For the past couple of years, the festival has been shepherding genre projects together via the Frontières International Co-Production Market, which gives the opportunity for filmmakers to meet... More »
  

Black Fawn Distribution Brings The Boogie And Blood Of DISCOPATH On DVD

If you are like me and sometimes lament that slasher films are not funky enough, or do not bring the boogie, then lament no more. Black Fawn Distro is bringing disco back to Canada. They will be releasing Renaud Gauthier's... More »
  

Fantasia 2014: Last Call For Submissions To Frontières Market

Just a quick reminder to all you budding and veteran feature filmmakers out there that the deadline for submissions to this year's Frontières Internation Film Market at the Fantasia Film Festival is April 19! That is just three weeks away!From... More »
  

Submissions Open For First Frontières International Co-Production Market In Brussels

Having already enjoyed two successful years at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal the Market Director of Frontières International Co-Production Market, Stephanie Trepanier, is taking her show on the road (really, I just think she was looking for an... More »
  

Fantasia 2013: Boozie Movies Reviews Clive Barker's HISTORY OF THE DEVIL

Streams have been crossed and worlds have collided because Boozie Movies has set out to review a theatrical live production with Title 66's presentation of Clive Barker's History of the Devil at the 2013 Fantasia International Film Festival. Whew. That... More »
  

A Conversation With LIBRARY WARS Director Sato Shinsuke!

I sat down with Library Wars director Sato Shinsuke the morning after his film screened at Fantasia. We were already accustomed to each other as we had only parted ways six hours earlier after closing out the pub. Coffee was... More »
  

Fantasia 2013 Gets All Wrapped Up With Our Top Picks and Reviews

The Fantasia Film Festival is all wrapped up and we've got links to all our coverage and some fun answers to what we loved and didn't below! REVIEWS Boozie Movies Has An Existential Crisis With 24 EXPOSURES. But The Boobs... More »
  

Fantasia 2013: BIG BAD WOLVES, CHEAP THRILLS And REWIND THIS! Among Award Winners!

Three weeks after its opening film the dust has settled and the Fantasia Film Festival has drawn to a close. We were at ground zero for the entire duration taking in films, eating smoked meat sandwiches and poutine, and making... More »
  

Fantasia 2013 Review: GATCHAMAN Can't Fly With Clipped Wings

Gatchaman has an amazing opening. The team is quickly introduced, they get to show off their powers, and there's a city-wide fight that involves numerous costumed villains and a fast moving Ferris wheel sized bomb. The scope of the action... More »
  

FANTASIA 2013 Review: BOOZIE MOVIES Has An Existential Crisis With 24 EXPOSURES. But The Boobs Were Nice!

After seeing 24 Exposures at its international premiere at Fantasia, I was inspired to take a good, long, hard look at myself. That night, I spent a large portion of time staring into my hotel room's bathroom mirror with a... More »
  

Fantasia 2013 Review: OXV: THE MANUAL Has A Mighty Brain But A Heart Three Sizes Too Small

There are two mantras at play in the offbeat philosophy lesson traveling in the guise of a film with the gangly moniker of OXV: The Manual. The first one is that "knowledge determines destiny," and the second is that "all... More »
  

Fantasia 2013 Interview: Hallucinating and Elucidating MAGIC MAGIC with Director Sebastián Silva

Magic Magic is a tight psychological bit of hysteria on just how far a breach of social contract can go, that sees an awkward Michael Cera terrorizing wilting wallflower Juno Temple at an island cottage in Latin America. After being wowed by... More »
  

Fantasia 2013 Review: CURSE OF CHUCKY Is A Satisfying Old School Horror Ride

It's tough to bring an iconic character back to the screen. Every fan brings their own baggage that's been hardened under the weight of nostalgia. The fans see Freddy, Jason and all those other franchise slashers in very specific ways.... More »
  

Fantasia 2013 Review: I'LL GIVE IT MY ALL...TOMORROW Is A Charming Tale About Failing To Succeed.

No one wants to watch the hours, days and years of their life swirl down the drain. The dream is to look back and say "Yes, I have made the right choices, I have worked hard to achieve my goals,... More »
  

Fantasia 2013: E.L. Katz's CHEAP THRILLS Takes Home New Flesh Award!

E.L. Katz's debut feature film Cheap Thrills is set to have its Canadian Premiere this Sunday, August 4th at 9:35pm in the Imperial Theatre, where the Fantasia audience will experience the cinematic equivalent of being hit about the head with a... More »
  

Fantasia 2013: Boozie Movies Falls Asleep Before Reviewing ACROSS THE RIVER. But The Nightmares Were Worth It.

Boozie Movies has been struggling with its review for Across the River for well over a week.  This is not because the film is polarizing or difficult to summarize and critique or praise. It's just that there's not much to... More »
  

Fantasia 2013 Review: LIBRARY WARS. Japanese Feel-Good Action Cinema

In the 1980s in an alternate Japan, a movement rose to control media and do away with material deemed offensive to Japanese culture. The Media Betterment Committee is little more than a police force that bans such offensive material. In... More »
  

Watch The Exclusive First Trailer For Cody Calahan's ANTISOCIAL

Just before its world premiere at Montreal's massive Fantasia Festival tonight, Twitch is proud to premiere the first trailer for Cody Calahan's techno-apocalypse horror film Antisocial.Antisocial begins on New Year's Eve in the not so distant future. Five university friends... More »
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Fantasia 2013 Review: MACHI ACTION, Heartfelt Hero Worship From Taiwan

Tienan is Superhero Fly, a costumed hero much in the tradition of Japan's Tokusatsu shows like Ultraman and Kamen Rider. He has played this role for a number of years now. Alongside him is his best friend Monster, who gets... More »
  
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