Fantasia International Film Festival review: ‘The Night Eats The World’ breathes new life into the zombie genre.

The morning after a party, a young man wakes up to find Paris invaded by zombies. The Night Eats The World is all about isolation. Sam is alone in his ex’s apartment, walls splattered with blood, and the other floors are not much better. Realizing the outside is even less safe, he begins to use his wits by gathering what he Read More →

Review: ‘FROM NOWHERE’ is a timely look into the daily struggle of undocumented kids.

Presents From NowhereThree undocumented Bronx teenagers are graduating from high school while navigating the treacherous waters of trying to get their papers to stay in the US.  From Nowhere stars Julianne Nicholson as a Bronx high school lit teacher who has three students that are undocumented immigrants. Denis O’Hare is their passionate case worker. While these two stars make a Read More →

Review: ‘JACK GOES HOME’ proves that Rory Culkin is terrifyingly good at his job.

They say you can never go home again. Maybe some of us should heed this advice depending on the skeletons in our closets. In Thomas Dekker‘s new film JACK GOES HOME, Rory Culkin finds himself playing the title character whose loss might be his greatest gain. Or maybe it’s the other way around. I’ve see a horror film or two Read More →

NYFF54 Reviews: ‘SIERANEVADA’ & ‘THE REHEARSAL’

SIERANEVADASieranevada takes a peek inside a grieving family and the reality of being stuck in a small space with the people you love and hate. Days after the death of the family patriarch and the recent Charlie Hebdo attacks, we find our cast gathered together to honor their beloved father. While they wait for the priest to arrive, we discover, Read More →

Tribeca Film Festival Review/Interview: ‘DETOUR’ is a modern noir with two sides of one story.

Sometimes in life, a single instance, a momentary decision, is something we wish we could change. Thinking that if only you had said something else, gone the other way, chosen another path, your life might be completely different. These “what ifs” might haunt us but unless you’re a Time Lord there isn’t much you can do about them. That doesn’t Read More →

New York Film Festival 53 Review: ‘MIA MADRE’

Impending death of a loved one is something we’ll all face in our lifetime. Everyone deals with it on their own very personal way. In Nanni Moretti‘s new feature MIA MADRE, Margherita knows her mother is on the verge of death, but is in the kind of denial that turns her world into a tailspin. Trying to separate her professional life Read More →

New York Film Festival 53 Review: ‘Ingrid Bergman- In Her Own Words’

While Ingrid Bergman is undoubtedly one of the most iconic faces in film history, her personal life may be an enigma to the average movie goer. In the NYFF53 documentary, INGRID BERGMAN IN HER OWN WORDS, filmmaker Stig Björkman brings her world to life with diary entries, intimate sit down interviews with her children, letters to close confidants, and home movies Read More →

Liz’s Review: ‘HOMME LESS’ is worth far more than 1000 words.

From his dapper appearance and his suave sensibilities, you’d never guess that Mark Reay is homeless in NYC. Using a YMCA locker room as his bathroom and personal storage system, Mark is able to blend seamlessly into the upper echelon of New York’s fashion and film business. As a former model, he hustles the streets of Manhattan as a photographer Read More →

Montreal’s Fantasia Announces Its First Wave of 2014 Programming

By a crazy coincidence, I’m going to be in Montreal celebrating my birthday during this festival. Perhaps I’ll sneak into a screening! Here’s the info from the official release: The 18th annual Fantasia International Film Festival is gearing up to take Montreal by storm with three weeks of inspiration and excitementstarting July 17 until August 5, 2014. Our full 2014 lineup of programming and special events will be Read More →