Events Articles

Film Reviews: BIRTH/REBIRTH and RUN RABBIT RUN (Sundance Film Festival)

birth/rebirth A provocative take on the Frankenstein mythos, director Laura Moss’s birth/rebirth finds pathologist Rose (Marin Ireland) — who doesn’t have the time or desire to deal with your petty life problems — forming an uneasy alliance with...

Shorts Reviews: TOOTH, MILLSTONE, and HUBBARDS (Slamdance Film Festival)

Tooth A woman (Janine Peck) takes impeccable care of her teeth, brushing, flossing, and whitening on a regular basis. Now her teeth are going to take care of her, in the much more violent sense of the term. Director Jillian Corsie’s horror comedy...

Film Review: TALK TO ME (Sundance Film Festival)

One of the finest fright-fare features in recent memory that involves teenagers making contact with spirits of the deceased is Talk to Me (Australia, 2023) from codirectors Danny Philippou and Michael Philppou. I finished this film about 24 hours...

Film Reviews: NEW RELIGION and THE UNDERBUG (Slamdance Film Festival)

New Religion Writer/director Keishi Kondo’s haunting debut feature New Religion (Japan, 2022) offers a unique take on ghost stories. Focusing on existential horror and a dread-filled atmosphere rather than easy jump scares and CGI effects, Kondo...