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Jo Satana will be delivering reviews from films exhibiting at the 2016 Fantasia International Film Festival!
I find it fitting how the first film to relieve the stress I accumulated after a whole year without Fantasia was by shoegazing fetish auteur Steven Shainberg. The director behind one of the most approachable sub/dom kink flics to “get it right” in Secretary, Shainberg’s return to filmmaking after a ten-year hiatus is Rupture. How’s that for buildup?
Rupture dives into the scifi/horror pool and stars this era’s Sigourney Weaver, Noomi Rapace. Rapace plays Renee Morgan, a single mom who is doing her best to provide a nurturing family environment for her teenage son, while at the same time trying to feed other instinctual urges. After dropping her kid off with his father before meeting a friend for a skydiving lesson, things go sideways as she’s kidnapped and held »
- Jo Satana
As unusual as it may seem, filmmaker Guy Maddin made a documentary about the making of a mid-budget Canadian war film called Hyena Road with his creative partners Evan and Galen Johnson. Titled Bring Me The Head of Tim Horton, Maddin and company take a tongue-in-cheek look behind the scenes, offering some truly twisted and intentionally warped imagery in the style of their recent gem, The Forbidden Room. It’s a hilariously strange short film, and a perfect Hyena Road companion piece, one which Maddin playfully compared to Hearts of Darkness, the essential documentary about the making of Apocalypse Now. Tim Horton‘s parent film, Hyena Road, is less essential, but nonetheless a well-crafted piece of technical filmmaking.
Set in and around Kandahar, Afghanistan, the film follows ground-level soldiers overseeing the construction of a road built for military use — one called (you guessed it!) Hyena Road. Unlike Michael Bay’s »
- Tony Hinds
2 items from 2016
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