Fantasia International Film Festival 2022 Wrap-Up

Another year, another fascinating selection of films from Fantasia International Film Festival! For 2022's edition of the fest, animation and horror reign supreme with a variety of intriguing titles. After the jump, check out our full coverage! Films BODIES BODIES BODIES Full review at the link. THE BREACH Based on the Audible original book by … Continue reading Fantasia International Film Festival 2022 Wrap-Up

Fantasia 2022: Bodies Bodies Bodies

★★★★★ Here’s a fun equation: A24 + modern horror whodunnit + meta dark humor = ? The answer is a frolicking mini-masterpiece entitled Bodies Bodies Bodies, after the titular sinister game our players participate in. Written by Sarah DeLappe and directed by Halina Reijn, the film has a fiercely feminine touch that redefines the tired … Continue reading Fantasia 2022: Bodies Bodies Bodies

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!