Toronto After Dark 2013: We Are What We Are Review

Toronto After Dark 2013: We Are What We Are Review

Horror’s breadth of vision is part of what makes it such a remarkable genre. Straight horror is steadily becoming an increasingly difficult label to affix to a genre film, as they tend to vary drastically in their thematic elements and tonal range. Horrific elements can range from blood, guts, and entrails to demonic possession, or the depths of depravity of...

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Trailer: We Are What We Are

We are big fans in these parts of director Jim Mickle (who was even kind enough to guest spot on the cinecast), the director previously made dramatically driven genre pictures, Mulberry St. and Stakeland, films that paid very close attention to keeping ‘the family unit’ close together. So Mickle was perhaps an obvious choice when it came time to do...

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Kurt Video Reviews Red State

Sure, I have already reviewed Red State (Kurt’s Review) when it opened Fantasia this summer, but the kind folks at the TheSubstream.com offered me a chance to talk quickly (an imposed 120 second limit is a stretch to the way I normally discuss movies on the Cinecast) about Kevin Smith’s sort-of-horror movie that, I believe, is getting a limited...

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Trailer: Red State

  This trailer gives a fair bit of the feel for Kevin Smith’s Religious ‘thriller’ Red State and the variety of tonal changes in the film by outlining the gist of about 3 of the 5 ‘acts’ in the narrative. But the devil surely is in the details and you get a wonderful flavour of Michael Parks, Melissa Leo and John Goodman here....

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Fantasia Review: Red State

  DISCLAIMER:  It is tempting to frame a review of Kevin Smith’s new film, RED STATE, around its controversy on the business and social media side of things.  Smiths decision to ‘four wall’ the film on a roadshow style tour and shutting out the usual publicity channels caused a bit of a tempest in a teapot at Sundance, particularly...

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