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Film Review: In Defence of Traditional Marriage (short film) (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: This satire of the marriage equality movement is presented with a documentary feel, until an act 2 twist brings in classic horror tropes. REVIEW: Marriage is not often a topic for a horror, even a horror short, and so I was most curious about what to expect from this 6-minute piece. I was pleasantly surprised and thought that the ...

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Film Review: Call Me Crazy (short film) (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A charming young cannibal tries to win over a relationship-jaded vampire within the confines of an insane asylum. REVIEW: This insane horror short has got to be the only one of its kind – described as a cannibal/vampire rom-com on their Facebook page, this is certainly not something many people have encountered before. (Vampires and werewolves, now that’s a ...

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Film Review: The Truth About Emanuel (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Emanuel (Kaya Scodelario), a troubled young woman, becomes preoccupied with her mysterious new neighbor (Jessica Biel), who bears a striking resemblance to her dead mother. REVIEW: This is a dark drama exploring issues of loss, motherhood and secrets, and there’s an intensity to this film that some might find unsettling. I’m not entirely sure if the more surrealistic elements ...

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Film Review: The Appearing (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: City detective Michael (Will Wallace, “The Tree of Life,” “The New World”) relocates to a quaint, small town with his wife Rachel (Emily Brooks, “The Eugenist”), following her emotional breakdown after the sudden death of their young daughter. Michael takes a job in the sheriff’s office, thinking not much will happen in such a quiet town. However, on his ...

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Film Review: Next Time You’ll Know Me (short film) (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: This moody, urban story centers on the relationship between the Price brothers who owned a restaurant that hit bad fortunes. LaFayette, the older of the two, discovers that his brother Harris went on the street for money to finance their failing venture, only to end up owing an amount he could never repay. Knowing that his life is in ...

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