Showing posts with label Fantasia 2019. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fantasia 2019. Show all posts

Friday, August 16, 2019

TwoOhSix Recap - Ten Must Watch Movies from the 2019 Fantasia International Film Festival.

First let me just say this. I am now officially declaring the Fantasia International Film Festival to be my favorite film festival that I have had the opportunity to cover over the last eight years. The selection of genre films suits my tastes perfectly and the only thing that could have been better is if I could have watched more than the twenty six movies I watched during the festival. All other festivals are on notice. It's time to step up your game.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Kingdom 『キングダム』 - Fantasia 2019 Movie Review

The Movie: Kingdomキングダム

The Director: Shinsuke Sato

The Cast: Kento Yamazaki, Ryo Yoshizawa, Masami Nagasawa, Kanna Hashimoto, Kanata Hongo

The Story: In ancient China, a young boy dreams of becoming the greatest general of the Qin Kingdom.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

The Father's Shadow - Fantasia 2019 Movie Review

The Movie: The Father's Shadow

The Director: Gabriela Amaral Almeida

The Cast: Eduardo Gomes, Dinho Lima Flor, Julio Machado, Nina Medeiros, Clara Moura, Luciana Paes, Rafael Raposo

The Story: Girl attempts to resurrect her mother from the dead as father begins to fall apart.

The Divine Fury (사자) - Fantasia 2019 Movie Review

The Movie: The Divine Fury (사자)

The Director: Kim Joo-hwan

The Cast: Park Seo-jun, Ahn Sung-ki, Woo Do-hwan, Choi Woo-sik

The Story: The film tells the story of a martial arts champion who gains divine powers to fight with a powerful evil force.

White Snake (白蛇:缘起) - Fantasia 2019 Movie Review

The Movie: White Snake (白蛇:缘起)

The Directors: Amp Wong, Ji Zhao

The Cast: Xiaoxi Tang, Tianxing Yang, Zhe Zhang

The Story: A love story between a snake spirit and a snake hunter.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

The Island of Cats 『ねことじいちゃん』 - Fantasia 2019 Movie Review

The Movie: The Island of Catsねことじいちゃん

The Director: Mitsuaki Iwago

The Cast: Shinosuke Tachikawa, Ko Shibasaki, Kaoru Kobayashi, Tasuku Emoto, Bēkon

The Story: An aging man living with his cat in a small island village live a happy life alongside his fellow villagers both human and feline even as change and progress happens around them.

Depraved - Fantasia 2019 Capsule Review

The Movie: Depraved

The Director: Larry Fessenden

The Cast: Alex Breaux, David Call, Joshua Leonard, Ana Kayne, Maria Dizzia, Chloë Levine

The Story: A disillusioned field surgeon suffering from PTSD makes a man out of body parts and brings him to life in a Brooklyn loft.

The Capsule Review:
I want to say a lot about this movie, but I can't just yet. Horror fans are going to freak out over this modern day take on the classic story of Frankenstein's monster. Great performances from everyone involved and Fessenden's story telling style is captivatingly scary. Watch it as soon as you can. We'll talk more later.

Depraved is an official selection of the 2019 Fantasia International Film Festival.

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Harpoon - Fantasia 2019 Movie Review

The Movie: Harpoon

The Director: Rob Grant

The Cast: Munro Chambers, Christopher Gray, Emily Tyra

The Story: Rivalries, dark secrets, and sexual tension emerge when three best friends find themselves stranded on a yacht in the middle of the ocean under suspicious circumstances.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Dance with Me 『ダンスウィズミー』 - Fantasia 2019 movie Review

The Movie: Dance with Meダンスウィズミー

The Director: Shinobu Yaguchi

The Cast: Ayaka Miyoshi, Yuu Yashiro, Chay, Takahiro Miura, Tsuyoshi Muro

The Story: Hypnotized woman who sings and dances any time she hears music sets off on a journey to fix her musical dilemma.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Dreadout - Fantasia 2019 Movie Review

The Movie: Dreadout

The Director: Kimo Stamboel

The Cast: Marsha Aruan, Caitlin Halderman, Susan Sameh

The Story: Social media obsessed teenagers accidentally open a portal to a magical world where supernatural creatures and other horrible things exist.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Stare 『シライサン』 - Fantasia 2019 Movie Review

The Movie: Stare 『シライサン』

The Director: Hirotaka Adachi

The Cast: Marie Iitoyo, Yu Inaba, Shota Sometani

The Story: If you listen to the story and you know her name, she will find you and kill you.

The Incredible Shrinking Wknd - Fantasia 2019 Movie Review

The Movie: The Incredible Shrinking Wknd

The Director: Jon Mikel Caballero

The Cast: Nadia De Santiago, Iria Del Río, Adam Quintero, Luis Tosar

The Story: It's not a loop, it's a countdown: Alba is trapped in her weekend, forced to relive it over and over again, but each repetition gets a bit shorter.

Friday, July 26, 2019

No Mercy (언니) - Fantasia 2019 Movie Review

The Movie: No Mercy (언니)

The Director: Lim Kyoung-tack

The Cast: Lee Jun-hyuk, Park Se-wan, Lee Si-young

The Story: A woman seeks to take revenge when her young sister disappears and she finds out that her sister suffered violence and sexual abuse from school bullies.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

House of Hummingbird (벌새) - Fantasia 2019 Movie Review

The Movie: House of Hummingbird

The Director: Kim Bo-ra

The Cast: Park Ji-hu, Kim Sae-byuk, Lee Seung-yeon, Jeong In-gi

The Story: Seoul, 1994 -- in the year the Seongsu Bridge collapsed, 14-year-old Eunhee wanders the city searching for love.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Idol (우상) - Fantasia 2019 Movie Review

The Movie: Idol (우상)

The Director: Lee Su-jin

The Cast: Sul Kyung-gu, Han Seok-kyu, Chun Woo-hee,

The Story: A man attempts to solve the mystery of his son's murder while a politician seeks to hide it.

Shadow - Fantasia 2019 Movie Review

The Movie: Shadow

The Director: Zhang Yimou

The Cast: Deng Chao, Sun Li, Zheng Kai, Wang Qianyuan, Wang Jingchun, Hu Jun, Guan Xiaotong, Leo Wu

The Story: Life and intrigue in an ancient Chinese court.

Mystery of the Night - Fantasia 2019 Movie Review

The Movie: Mystery of the Night

The Director: Adolfo Borinaga Alix Jr

The Cast: Solenn Heussaff, Benjamin Alves, Gina Alajar, Elizabeth Oropesa, Allan Paule

The Story: 1900 colonial Philippines. During the time of Spanish tyranny and oppression, a woman raised in the enchanted woods by nymphs experiences love for the first time from a man from town. When she is later betrayed and experiences heartbreak, hell hath no fury indeed like a woman scorned as she transforms into the mythical aswang out to avenge her pain and let the man suffer forever. -

Chiwawa - Fantasia 2019 Movie Review

The Movie: Chiwawa

The Director: Ken Ninomiya

The Cast: Shiori Yoshida, Mugi Kadowaki, Chiaki Kuriyama, Ryô Narita, Kan'ichirô Satô, Nijirô Murakami, Tadanobu Asano, Tina Tamashiro,

The Story: In Tokyo, Chiwawa is a popular girl. One day, her body is found in Tokyo Bay. Chiwawa's friends gather to remember her, but they realize they do not know anything about her like her real name or her background.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

The Prey - Fantasia 2019 Movie Review

The Movie: The Prey

The Director: Jimmy Henderson

The Cast: Gu Shangwei, Vithaya Pansringarm, Byron Bishop, Sahajak Boonthanakit, Nophand Boonyai, Rous Mony, Dy Sonita, Vandy Piseth, Hun Sophy

The Story: After years of tracking down international criminals, a trip to a remote jungle prison will force Chinese cop Xin to become human prey to fight for his freedom - and to save his own life.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil - Fantasia 2019 Movie Review

The Movie: The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil

The Director: Lee Won-tae

The Cast: Ma Dong-seok, Kim Moo-yul, Kim Sung-kyu

The Story: Remake of the South Korean film 'The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil' about a crime boss who teams up with a cop to track down a serial killer.

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