Fantasia 2022: My Grandfather’s Demons

★★★★ My Grandfather’s Demons is perhaps the most gorgeously animated movie of this year’s Fantasia Film Festival. This stop-motion import from Portugal has more heart and originality than I had been anticipating, driven home by the stunning imagery and excellent writing at the heart of the film. Blending rich folklore with the ties of familial … Continue reading Fantasia 2022: My Grandfather’s Demons

Fantasia 2022: Princess Dragon

★★★★ Written and directed by Jean-Jacques Denis and Anthony Roux, Princess Dragon is a magical French animated fantasy that shines in its loving attention to detail, and Ghibli-esque heart. Like the best kinds of fairy tale movies, Princess Dragon begins with an age-old “once upon a time” before charting its story of friendship and celebrating … Continue reading Fantasia 2022: Princess Dragon

Fantasia 2022: Goodbye, Don Glees!

★★★★ Who would have thought an animated Japanese drama would emerge as one of the best films of 2022’s Fantasia International Film Festival? Goodbye, Don Glees! is made in an anime-style, coupled with photo-realistic moments of beauty. Written and directed by Atsuko Ishizuka, I could barely comprehend the level of tearjerking, life-affirming heights that the … Continue reading Fantasia 2022: Goodbye, Don Glees!

Five Must-See Films at 2022’s Fantasia International Film Festival

With 2022's Fantasia International Film Festival steadily making its approach, there is no better time to prioritize under-the-radar titles that could slip through the cracks! After the jump, check out five exciting titles we recommend going out of one's way to see at this year's fest! GOODBYE, DON GLEES! Saturday, July 16th Animation, Drama Goodbye, … Continue reading Five Must-See Films at 2022’s Fantasia International Film Festival

Film Review: Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe

★★★★ Since their inception in 1993 lording over the MTV channel and hilariously narrating music videos, Beavis and Butt-Head have become enduring pop culture icons whose every return are cause for celebration. This newest revival comes in the form of a follow-up sequel to 1996’s Beavis and Butt-Head Do America, this time entitled Beavis and … Continue reading Film Review: Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe

Tribeca Film Festival 2022 Wrap-Up

Last year was our first time covering Tribeca as press, albeit virtually due to the imminent danger of the pandemic. This year, we were grateful to able to attend in person, as it is the primary festival that we can easily attend given its location in our own backyard. We had the opportunity to cover … Continue reading Tribeca Film Festival 2022 Wrap-Up