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 →

Respite

Crime drama crosses cultural lines with Saro Varjabedian's Respite. Jimmy Baz (Monte Bezell) is a former cop turned private investigator who looks for people owing money to his dodgy clients and tracks down cheating husbands. He's rough around the edges, and his life is a mess. When he's asked to help a couple find their... Continue Reading →

Fantasia Film Festival 2020: Lucky

A woman’s fight to gain independence is a constant one. In Natasha Kermani’s Lucky, we see a motivational writer struggle to take her own advice within an endless loop fighting an unknown assailant. May (Brea Grant) is a successful self-help author, but her latest book isn’t doing so well. She’s also trying to reconnect with... Continue Reading →

Review: Useless Humans

Living in these quarantine times can be heavy since our lives have drastically changed. With all the disturbing news reports, sometimes a laugh is in order, and the sillier, the better. You’ll find an abundance of LOL silliness with Stephen Ohl’s first feature, Useless Humans. Brian (Josh Zuckerman) is turning thirty and looking forward to... Continue Reading →

Amell Cousins Lead in CODE 8

Spawned from a short film of the same name and driven by a massive IndieGoGo campaign that was reportedly over 1000% funded, Jeff Chan’s futuristic CODE 8 hits hard with the struggle of fringe dwellers with supernatural powers in a harsh society. In Lincoln City, 4% of the population is born with special powers and... Continue Reading →

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