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    Fantasia Film Festival Reviews: 'Sweetwater,' 'The Battery' & 'Ritual: A Psychomagic Story'

    Logan Miller’s “Sweetwater” (titled “Sweet Vengeance” in the credits, though it carries the first title at Fantasia) is an idiosyncratic western with a decidedly contemporary sensibility, merging a stoic approach to violence with an off-kilter, nearly Monty Python sensibility. It’s an unusual fit, b...

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    Fantasia Film Festival Reviews: 'Return To Nuke 'Em High Vol. 1,' 'Antisocial' & 'Discopath'

    “Return To Nuke ‘Em High Vol.1” begins with narration that establishes the latest Troma effort as a sequel as well as a remake, showcasing the madcap lunacy of the unhinged first picture while tipping a cap to its sequels. The explanation now, which sort of renders the title irrelevant, revolves aro...

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    Fantasia Film Festival Review: Unflinching & Impressive 'Metro Manila'

    If you're not into niche genre stuff like indie slasher films, Asian action flicks and ridiculously over-the-top monster movies then it's likely that you haven't even heard of the Fantasia Film Festival. For close to three full weeks this international festival descends upon the city of Montreal lik...

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    Fantasia Film Festival Review: 'Go Down Death' A Unique, Strange & Unforgettable Directorial Debut

    Jonathan Mallory Sinus is credited as the “folklorist” responsible for the vignettes that follow at the beginning of “Go Down Death,” the closing film at the Fantasia Film Festival. What follows is a beautiful woman applying makeup and a man on guitar. Some of the world’s greatest filmmakers would a...

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    Fantasia Sets First Wave of Titles; 'The Conjuring,' 'The World's End' To Bookend Fest

    The Fantasia Film Festival --- running July 18 to August 6 in Montreal -- has announced the first wave of the over 100 feature films it will screen alongside special events, conferences, and parties. Including in the program are Edgar Wright's "The World's End" and James Wan's "The Conjuring," which...

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    Fantasia Fest Announces Expansion of Frontières International Co-Production Market to Brussels' Fantastic Film Festival

    The Frontières International Co-Production Market, which takes place every year as part of the Fantasia International Film Festival's Industry Rendez-vous, announced today its expansion to the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, effectively making it a bridge between film markets in Mont...

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    Fantasia Fest Sets Second Edition of Genre Co-Production Market

    Following a successful inaugural edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival’s Industry Rendez-Vous, the festival has announced a second edition of the Rendez-Vous and its Frontières International Co-Production Market, to be held from July 25 to 28, 2013.

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    2012 Fantasia Festival Awards 'Doomsday Book' 'Toad Road' and 'The King of Pigs'

    The 2012 edition of Montreal's genre film mecca, the Fantasia International Film Festival, gave its top prize to Kim Jee-woon and Yim Pil-sung's "Doomsday Book," which received Cheval Noir Award for Best Film. Jason Banker's "Toad Road" took two prizes, for best ...

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    Fantasia '12 Reviews: 'We Are Legion,' 'Alter Egos' & 'Nameless Gangster'

    "We Are Legion: The Story Of Hacktavists" (dir. Brian Knappenberger, 2011) One of the greatest changes to activism in recent memory is the power of social media and the internet to mobilize, disseminate and even enact protest actions on a massive scale, all with the click of a mouse. As ...

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