Drama

AN UNQUIET GRAVE (2020) Review, Nightstream 2020

An Unquiet Grave (2020) Overview: A year after the death of his wife, a man (Jacob A. Ware) enlists his wife’s sister (Christine Nyland) to help him bring her back.Director: Terence KreyWriters: Christine Nyland, Terence KreyStarring: Jacob A. Ware, Christine Nyland Related post: Interview: Christine Nyland Gavin’s Review Does the plot summary of AN UNQUIET GRAVE (affiliate …

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LAPSIS (2020) Review, Directed by Noah Hutton, Nightstream 2020

Lapsis (2020) Gavin’s Lapsis Movie Review Presented as “science fiction,” the world of LAPSIS (affiliate link)is barely different from the real world of 2020 (minus the pandemic) and offers a scathing critique of the gig economy and the growing number of independent contractors. Now, this is something I can relate to. I formerly worked “with” …

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ROSE PLAYS JULIE (2019) Review, Directed by Molloy and Lawlor

Rose Plays Julie Gavin’s Rose Plays Julie Review From the literature: “Directors Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor, also known as Desperate Optimists, have spent years making formally rigorous, atmospheric cinema that often deals with the uncanny effects of impersonation and the slippery nature of truth. With ROSE PLAYS JULIE (2019) (affiliate link) they have crafted …

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HURT (2018) Review, Fantasia 2018

Hurt Movie Review Played July 26th – Directed by Sonny Mallhi, Canada Plot: Rose (Emily van Raay) moves into a house in the woods close to her sister after her boyfriend gets deployed and things don’t go right when Halloween night arrives. Writer-director Sonny Mallhi has previously given us ANGUISH and FAMILY BLOOD, but it’s …

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THE NIGHT EATS THE WORLD (2018) Review, Directed by Dominique Rocher, Fantasia 2018

The Night Eats the World, Directed by Dominique Rocher, France Review: The Night Eats the World I know what you’re thinking: the zombie subgenre has run its course, it has all been done, and all we have left are low-budget derivatives and witty satires. And you would be right. But somehow, THE NIGHT EATS THE …

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TREMBLE ALL YOU WANT (2017) Review, Directed by Akiko Oku, Fantasia 2018

Tremble All You Want, Directed by Akiko Oku, Japan Review: Tremble All You Want The irony that the plot setup provides is not perfect, and this may be the first strike against the film. Some very clever social commentary could be made if Yoshika’s crush on Ichi was equal to Ni’s crush on Yoshika. But, …

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DESTINY: THE TALE OF KAMAKURA (2017) Review, Directed by Takashi Yamazaki, Fantasia 2018

Destiny: The Tale of Kamakura, Directed by Takashi Yamazaki, Japan Review: Destiny – The Tale of Kamakura This film is simply bursting with fantasy elements, countless creatures and even music reminiscent of the HARRY POTTER franchise. Although the story presented here is self-contained and wraps up smoothly, a whole series of films based on this …

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