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AFI Fest Review: ‘I, Tonya’ Trashes The Competition

There’s something great about seeing a biopic that leans into the irony and allows supposed facts to contradict themselves. I, Tonya focuses on the life of the infamous American figure skater Tonya Ha...

8 Great

AFI Fest Review: Thoroughbreds – Thoroughfred Approves

Thoroughbreds is a female friendship movie with balls. This is not the Disneyfied version of teenage girls coming of age together. If it were that, Thoroughbreds would probably not be a movie for Sund...

AFI Fest Review: ‘In The Fade’ Tackles Topical Drama Well Enough

There’s an awful lot of satisfaction to get from seeing punishment given to those partaking in ugly ideological practices in movies. In the Fade delivers that sort of drama by placing its lead charact...

7 Good

Ithaca Fantastik Review: Hagazussa – It’s Art, Man

When I heard that Hagazussa was the director’s thesis film, it felt appropriate to be watching it at Ithaca Fantastik. Here I am back in Ithaca watching student films again! In four parts, Albru...

AFI Fest 2017: I, Tonya Review

Ashley Menzel reviews I, Tonya which tells the story of the famed figure skating icon, Tonya Harding & the event that changed her life.

9 Amazing

AFI Fest Review: ‘Spoor’ Delivers A Decent Polish Mystery

If there is one thing I’ll take away from Spoor (or Pokot in Polish), it is the actual look of Poland. As much as I know about Poland from a historical standpoint, it seems so rare that I get to look ...

7 Good

AFI Fest Review: Bodied – Gr8 Mile

If, like me, your only exposure to battle rap has been 8 Mile or James Corden’s Drop the Mic, Bodied has you covered. If battle rap is your life, I can only imagine Bodied is for you what Rounders is ...

Ithaca Fantastik Review: Vampyr Vidar – It Certainly Does Suck

Vampyr Vidar is misogynistic, homophobic and rapey. Worse, it mistakes all three things for edgy. Vidar (Thomas Aske Berg) confesses his story to a psychologist (Kim Sonderholm), from when he was a re...

Ithaca Fantastik Review: My Friend Dahmer – Why Can’t We Be Friends?

Why can’t we be friends? Why can’t we be friends? ?Why can’t we be friends? Why can’t we be friends? No one noticed Jeffrey for a long long time. Now they remember when he cros...

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