Fantastic Fest 2022: ‘Everyone Will Burn’ Lights a Flame In Your Heart

No matter where you are from, the fear of losing a child can hang over your life. Once you have created life, one can not imagine the pain of seeing it extinguished. This danger hangs over Everyone Will Burn from the start of the film. Director David Hebrero takes us into the mind of a … Continue reading Fantastic Fest 2022: ‘Everyone Will Burn’ Lights a Flame In Your Heart

SPOILER Review: ‘The Batman’ Hunts a Bloody Serial Killer, While the Cat Steals the Spotlight

Perhaps the most influential comic book character in film history, a young billionaire crimefighter known as The Batman, returns to theaters this weekend. He first graced the big screen in 1943 with Lewis Wilson donning the cowl for the little-seen (and often forgotten) Batman. Nearly 80 years later, Batman and Bruce Wayne are more popular … Continue reading SPOILER Review: ‘The Batman’ Hunts a Bloody Serial Killer, While the Cat Steals the Spotlight

Fantasia Fest 2021: ‘Baby Don’t Cry’ Provides New Perspectives on the Teen Experience

Teenage dreams and fickle adolescence fosters fertile ground for storytellers. For decades, teen romances have signaled the importance of growing up, all while displaying the pitfalls we experience in the process. As one of the great uniters of audiences, regardless of race or upbringing, the trials and tribulations of young adulthood continue to fascinate. However, … Continue reading Fantasia Fest 2021: ‘Baby Don’t Cry’ Provides New Perspectives on the Teen Experience

Fantasia Fest 2021: ‘What Josiah Saw’ Embraces its Gothic Roots

Since the 1920s, Southern Gothic literature has dealt out punishment to its characters and its readers. The genre chronicled uniquely American experiences while embracing grotesque and dark visions of the country. However, a focus on strange and upsetting stories ignored a central tenet of the genre, which author M.O. Walsh once described as an underdog … Continue reading Fantasia Fest 2021: ‘What Josiah Saw’ Embraces its Gothic Roots