Fantasia Fest 2020: ‘Clapboard Jungle’ Shows the Struggle for Independent Filmmakers

Fantasia Fest 2020: With the amount of content available to audiences, it can feel like everyone is in the process of making a movie. With the advent of iPhone films and endless platforms, it is possible to get content to more people than ever before. Yet with that influx of opportunity, the field is spread … Continue reading Fantasia Fest 2020: ‘Clapboard Jungle’ Shows the Struggle for Independent Filmmakers

Fantasia Fest 2020: ‘Feels Good, Man’ Attempts to Save a Cartoon Frog from the Clutches of Facism

Fantasia Fest 2020: Many were confused when an image of a cute cartoon frog was retweeted by Donald Trump. For Trump's followers from 4chan and the alt-right, this simple gesture was one of empowered. The meme/cartoon, known as Pepe the Frog, had been a viral sensation over the previous decade. In the months leading up … Continue reading Fantasia Fest 2020: ‘Feels Good, Man’ Attempts to Save a Cartoon Frog from the Clutches of Facism

Fantasia Fest 2020: ‘Crazy Samurai Musashi’ Slashes Past Story in Favor of an Athletic One-Shot

The trend of utilizing the "one-shot" gimmick has reached new heights in Hollywood. Birdman won Best Picture in 2014 and 1917 was seemingly the runner-up at last year's Oscars. International films, such as Long Day's Journey Into Night (2018) have crafted their own long takes. For some, the technique and showmanship of extended shots has lost its freshness. However, Fantasia … Continue reading Fantasia Fest 2020: ‘Crazy Samurai Musashi’ Slashes Past Story in Favor of an Athletic One-Shot