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Shudder – Netflix’s darker, cooler cousin

Horror is by far the strangest and most subjective type of film. Many dislike it, not enjoying the sensation it elicits or having trouble...

VANCOUVER LIFT-OFF Part 4 – Shorts & Round Up

Over the three days Lift-Off took place, various short films were screened. As per usual with festivals, the diverse compilation of shorts were a...

Vancouver Lift-Off coverage Day 3 – Longshot, Game, The Honey Badger

Instead of showing one feature, day three of the Vancover Lift-Off Festival was broken down into three separate shorter films all centering upon a...

Vancouver Lift-Off coverage Day 2 – Heroes Manufactured, Trophy

Following on from the winning film The End of the Road, the Vancouver Lift-Off Festival continued with two more documentaries. The first was Heroes...

Vancouver Lift-Off coverage – Day 1 – The End of the Road

Independent film festivals are vital for the future of cinema. They allow blossoming filmmakers - people who may not have the backing of a...

Kuso review – Flying Lotus takes a leap into abstract body horror / comedy

Kuso is the feature length debut of Steven Ellison a.k.a musician Flying Lotus a.k.a. rapper Captain Murphy. It's not much of a surprise that...

From the Land of the Moon Review

By Dan Lalande Many years ago, I had the privilege of co-writing a stage play with a noted Franco-Ontarian playwright, my first experience catering to...

DISARM’s What to Watch: July

It's summer and that means carefully monitoring the weather and too many discussions about the weather in public and then when it reaches optimal...

Trainspotting, The Universe, and Everything. Part 1

Trainspotting 2, the much bandied about, apprehensively secretly longed for follow up to the one and only untouchable 1996 Independent masterpiece of subversion, Trainspotting...

The VVitch (Witch): Our Corn is Trash

  This season's Indie Folk-Horror darling, The VVitch, the tale of one isolated family's banishment and descent into a 17th century rural farming nightmare, is...

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