Drawn To Life – Tezuka’s Barbara (Fantasia 2020 Film Review)

Posted by - September 11, 2020
For any avid manga historians, the name Osamu Tezuka is already essentially a household name. The famed artist is best known for his work on Astro Boy, a series that has long been adapted into the Western hemisphere, and has since populated the international market. Considered the godfather of manga, his work ranges from different

Hotel of Lingering Dreams – Sleep (Fantasia 2020 Film Review)

Posted by - September 8, 2020
Sleeper hits are always a joy to come by, but even more so when the film is particularly bold, proactive, and revelatory. Especially at festivals, it’s always a pleasure to come by one of these little gems, and examine them like a diamond in the rough. But then there’s the other kind of sleeper hits,

Motherly Love – Bring Me Home (Fantasia 2020 Film Review)

Posted by - September 1, 2020
  Lee Young-ae is one of the most understated and underappreciated actors working in the international film industry today. Where her acclaimed Lady Vengeance role originally marked her as an actor to keenly watch, she slowly disappeared from more well-versed directorial projects to some more commercial domestic based work. This isn’t a bad thing, largely