The Secret of Sinchanee

A family tragedy, bloodlines and a dark legacy haunt The Secret of Sinchanee. After his father's death, Will (Stephen Grayhm) must deal with unresolved feelings when inheriting his childhood home. No one in town wants to buy it since it's shrouded in mystery, so Will moves in despite his apprehension. Soon, terrifying nightmares plague him,... Continue Reading →

Halloween Kills

The Halloween franchise was revamped in 2018, creating a frenzy when fans learned Jamie Lee Curtis was back as Laurie Strode, the ultimate final girl inextricably tied to perpetual boogeyman Michael Myers. This version of Halloween, directed by David Gordon Green, follows up 40 years after the John Carpenter classic from 1978. Everyone is much... Continue Reading →

In Plain Sight: Candyman

The day has finally come. Gone are the moments of scrutinizing every second of the Candyman trailer, with the brilliant and unexpected use of shadow puppetry, the gorgeous face of Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and the quick shots of that infamous hook. This week, we can finally see the greatly speculated, hotly anticipated reimagining of Candyman... Continue Reading →

In Plain Sight: Blood Conscious

Trust, family and race lie at the heart of Blood Conscious. Kevin (Oghenero Gbaje), his big sister Brittney (DeShawn White), and her fiancé Tony (Lenny Thomas) are heading to a vacation cabin to join their parents. When they arrive, they find the dead bodies of their parents and surrounding neighbours littering the nearby dock. Trying... Continue Reading →

Dachra

For a debut feature, Abdelhamid Bouchnak presents Dachra, a stylish addition to the folk horror cannon.   Yasmine (Yasmine Dimassi), Belil (Belil Slatinia) and Walid (Aziz Jbali) are journalism students with a project due. Their professor wants a fresh and exclusive story, nothing run of the mill, and they have 15 days to complete it.... Continue Reading →

HBO’s The Legend of the Underground

In many countries, living out and proud can be something that puts your life at risk. After seeing the HBO documentary The Legend of the Underground, that risk is more than evident. Living in plain sight but not living their truths, several young people in Nigeria struggle with acceptance due to strict Nigerian laws. Imagine... Continue Reading →

My Heart Can’t Beat Unless You Tell It To

Jonathan Cuartas's debut feature My Heart Can't Beat Unless You Tell It To cuts deep into a world of family ties, classic lore and sacrifice. Thomas (Owen Campbell) has a doting brother Dwight (Patrick Fugit) and an overbearing sister Jessie (Ingrid Sophie Schram), taking care of him like helicopter parents. The reason being that Thomas... Continue Reading →

The Mystery of Gaia

A forest is a mysterious place, and some think it holds the keys to survival. In Jaco Bouwer’s Gaia, the secrets of the forest take root in the very humans who ravage it. Gabi and Winston (Monique Rockman and Anthony Oseyemi) are forest rangers on a survey run deep in the South African forest. When... Continue Reading →

Sound of Violence

 A young woman channels trauma, a sensory condition, and obsession into her artistry in producer Alex Noyer’s directorial debut, Sound of Violence. Alexis (Jasmin Savoy Brown) is a brilliant young woman. A teaching assistant in the music department at a college, she creates beats with the help of her roommate Marie (Lili Simmons), who customizes... Continue Reading →

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