TIFF 2021: Jean Luc Herbulot’s ‘Saloum’ Is Effortlessly Cool

Jean Luc Herbulot’s ‘Saloum’ is a story that feels both big (as in continent-spanning) and small (as in deeply personal) that can be compared to ‘From Dusk Till Dawn’ or ‘Predator’, but feels entirely unique.

TIFF 2021: Jake Gyllenhaal Deftly Anchors Antoine Fuqua’s ‘The Guilty’

In Antoine Fuqua’s The Guilty, Jake Gyllenhaal presents a layered character whose inner turmoil bleeds into his duty and desire to help a desperate family, and in doing so, perhaps redeem himself. 

Tribeca Film Festival: Samantha Aldana’s ‘Shapeless’ Review

In Samantha Aldana’s ‘Shapeless’, Ivy knows her secret is destroying her, but she’s so good at keeping it. There’s always another snack to eat, and always another man to screw, as she and her body continue to betray each other.

Fantasia Film Festival 2021: Richard E. Bates Jr’s ‘King Knight’ Wears It’s Heart on It’s Sleeve

While all of Richard E. Bates Jr.’s other projects feature, in some way, a journey of reflection and self-actualization, King Knight may be the first to really achieve it. 

The Week in Horror: ‘[REC]’, TIFF Midnight Madness, ‘The Night Comes For Us’, + more!

When your whole province is on literal fire and the DELTA variant (and the lesser-known LIGMA variant) is bringing COVID back to life to kill again like the last scene … Continue reading The Week in Horror: ‘[REC]’, TIFF Midnight Madness, ‘The Night Comes For Us’, + more!