Category: Montreal Film Festival

A Day @ Fantasia

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Many film watchers have seen the Bill Murray film Groundhog Day or one of similar ilk. What I mean to say is that films like Groundhog Day, Edge of Tomorrow and Run Lola Run are not rare. As such you have to bring something new to the table to distinguish…

Free and Easy @ Fantasia

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Next up on our world travels courtesy of Fantasia is Hong Kong. Free and Easy, directed by Jun Ceng (Youth), is the story of a travelling soap salesman and his effect upon a largely deserted Chinese town. A crime happens and the town’s residents begin turning on one another. Is…

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets @ Fantasia

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Summer time is a great time to go watch films. It gets you out of the heat and into the air conditioning of the theatres. It is also the season in which the studios release a lot of action-adventure type movies. Lighter fare that won’t have you thinking too much,…

Abu @ Fantasia

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Showing his talent as a filmmaker, Arshad Khan piles an investigation of sexuality, the experience of being an immigrant, living in a Muslim family, a dysfunctional family, sexual abuse, and migrating from one’s country into a tight 80 minute film. In the end it is not just about his father…

Game of Death @ Fantasia

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Jumanji crossed with Natural Born Killers springs to mind when asked to describe the Quebec made film, Game of Death. Maybe a little Hunger Games thrown in for good measure. The other way I would describe it would be a hell of a lot of blood and fun…if you are…