Protecting men and boys from their own actions is an institutionalized practice. We are prone to saying, "Boys will be boys," allowing men to act out their aggressions against those they deem weaker and chalk it up to their nature. In Promising Young Woman, director Emerald Fennell takes one woman’s encounter with the aftermath of... Continue Reading →
TIFF 2020: Shadow in the Cloud
Roseanne Liang turns the action film into a salute to female soldiers with a touch of horror with Shadow in the Cloud. During World War II at an Aukland airbase, female flight officer Maude (Chloe Grace Moretz) must get on a plane. She has a package that needs to be safely delivered, and she won’t... Continue Reading →
Shudder Exclusive: Kuso the Anti La-La Land
A forest sparkling with fairy dust, it’s woodland floor peppered with what can only be called anus mounds; psychedelic collages of body parts flashing before your eye to an electronic beat; poxy-faced characters in absurd and disturbing circumstances as they struggle through the literal muck of life. That muck, which at first looks like your garden... Continue Reading →
The Tokoloshe: Mythology and Modern Trauma
With the South African film industry making new strides to create opportunities for local and foreign filmmakers, director Jerome Pikwane tackles the horror genre with his first feature film The Tokoloshe. Busi (Petronella Tsuma) is a desperate young woman who finds work at a derelict hospital as a night-shift cleaner. She must deal with a predatory... Continue Reading →
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