Fantasy

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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RELAXER (2018) Review, Directed by Joel Potrykus, Fantasia 2018

Relaxer, Directed by Joel Potrykus, USA Review: Relaxer Joel Potrykus’ films are not for everyone. The characters are not always ones we can be sympathetic to, and some people may consider the films trashy or a waste of time. For me, however, they very much capture the 1990s indie vibe that Richard Linklater perfected in …

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DAGUERREOTYPE (2016) Review, Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Daguerreotype Review (Aka: Le secret de la chambre noire) When an assistant (Tahar Rahim) to a daguerreotype photographer (Olivier Gourmet) falls in love with the latter’s daughter (Constance Rousseau) the relationship mirrors the art form as love and pain combine. Director Kiyoshi Kurosawa has made a name for himself with his horror films, and may …

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