Fantastic Fest 2021: The Found Footage Phenomenon

★★★★ The found footage subgenre, popularized by such milestone horror films as The Blair Witch Project and Paranormal Activity, finally gets a much-needed expansive documentary! The Found Footage Phenomenon charts the origins of this increasingly popular subgenre of horror. Talking head interviews with plentiful horror directors (including Rob Savage, Oren Peli, and more), surprising trends, … Continue reading Fantastic Fest 2021: The Found Footage Phenomenon

TIFF 2021 Wrap-Up

The Toronto International Film Festival, or TIFF for short, is one of the biggest film festivals in the world. This year, we covered the fest entirely virtually, save a few in-person NYC screenings. Even though we missed out on some big movies due to being inaccessible to United States press (including Award-winning Belfast, Dune, The … Continue reading TIFF 2021 Wrap-Up

TIFF 2021: Music Box: Jagged

★★★★ As a music documentary, I think it is already obvious if one will find enjoyment in this new feature on iconic songwriter, Alanis Morissette. Like all of the best docs, we chart Morissette’s comprehensive rise from a faux-pop singer to an influential girl-power songwriter. The documentary gives one a glimpse into the headspace of … Continue reading TIFF 2021: Music Box: Jagged

Bentonville Film Festival 2021 Wrap-Up

This year's Bentonville Film Festival brings with it a variety of riveting indie filmmaking, largely from female creators and primarily specializing in dramas and rom-coms. Below, I have rounded up the films I saw at this festival, including links for their roster I have previously viewed. Films 7 DAYS Full review at the link. AMERICANISH … Continue reading Bentonville Film Festival 2021 Wrap-Up

Film Review: The Sleepless Unrest: The Real Conjuring Home

★ I am a huge fan of WB’s The Conjuring Universe, so a creepy documentary set at the real-life house from the original movie sounded like it would be right up my alley. An unintentionally funny opening crawl, with a creepy robotic voice setting up the events, was the first warning sign of things to … Continue reading Film Review: The Sleepless Unrest: The Real Conjuring Home

Chattanooga Film Festival 2021 Wrap-Up

The 2021 iteration of the Chattanooga Film Festival provided a variety of various films, some of which I had actually already seen before (and loved!) What follows is my full list of coverage for the festival, as well as full review links when applicable. Films BLOOD CONSCIOUS Full review at the link. BROADCAST SIGNAL INTRUSION … Continue reading Chattanooga Film Festival 2021 Wrap-Up

Provincetown International Film Festival 2021 Wrap-Up

For this year's Provincetown International Film Festival, I caught a couple of great gems, with my favorite of the bunch being the absolutely phenomenal drama, CODA. A full listing of all the films covered, including recently-reviewed ones from previous festivals, is included below... Films BEANS Full review at the link. BEING BEBE Full review at … Continue reading Provincetown International Film Festival 2021 Wrap-Up