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Shortcut Pits a Busload of Kids Against a Gnarly Creature For Maximum Thrills [Review]

Shortcut opens with a shot of a young boy running through the woods in a yellow raincoat. He bears more than a passing resemblance to Georgie, the doomed little brother who acts as a catalyst for the ...

The Swerve is Emotionally Devastating [Review]

Women tend to handle the lion’s share of the emotional labor in even the most progressive households. The Swerve, writer-director Dean Kapsalis’ stunning debut feature, posits the idea that being cons...

Violation TIFF Midnight Madness Review

Violation’s Revenge Is A Dish Served a Little Too Cold [TIFF Midnight Madness Review]

Violation is a film that drifts along on a tangible creeping dread, the hairs standing up on the back of your neck, like waking up after a particularly harrowing nightmare. Tall trees resemble the sen...

Rent-A-Pal: Who Says Friends Can’t be Bought? [Review]

Just when you thought the film industry was running out of original ideas, filmmaker Jon Stevenson was exploring the weird side of the Internet and stumbled onto a digitized version of an old VHS tape...

Murder in the Woods

Murder in the Woods has a Unique Latinx Flair, but is Ultimately a Flop [Review]

Murder in the Woods follows a group of college-age friends who head to a private cabin in the woods for a birthday celebration. The group consists of standard 80s horror stereotypes: the shy nerds, th...

Anything for Jackson is Pure Nightmare Fuel [Fantasia Review]

It’s been a while since an elderly couple were the villains in a horror movie. The Visit was five years ago, if you can believe it (funnily enough, it sucks even more now than it did back then but tha...

Pet Sematary Stephen King collection

The Stephen King 5-Movie Collection is a Great Deal if You Don’t Already Own the Films on Blu-ray [Review]

Paramount’s Stephen King 5-Movie Collection is now available on Blu-ray, and it contains a pretty great lineup. If you’re a King fan and you don’t already own the original Pet Sematary, its rema...

Love Hunter Blu Ray Review

Love Hunter Is A Darkly Erotic, Controversial Time Capsule Of 1970s Japan [ Blu Ray Review]

Nikkatsu Corporation, the studio responsible for Love Hunter, is one of Japan’s oldest movie studios. The company has been creating feature films intermittently since its founding in 1912. Nikka...

Sheep Without a Shepherd Takes a Hammer to Social Injustice [Fantasia Review]

Sheep without a Shepherd is a movie that proudly wears its many influences on its sleeve, beginning with a thrilling, Great Escape-aping opening sequence set at a prison internment camp that’s really ...