Fantasia 2021, Film Reviews, Horror

REVIEW: Hellbender (Fantasia 2021)

In Stephenie Meyer’s famous teen saga Twilight, a vampire is at their most powerful when young – but also at their most dangerous. Since a similar concept is employed in occult coming-of-age tale Hellbender, it is fitting that Zelda Adams – who gives life to…

Fantasia 2021, Film Reviews, Sci-Fi

REVIEW: King Car (Fantasia 2021)

Brazilian cinema has surprisingly flourished under the inhospitable conditions imposed by the Bolsonaro regime. Well, not quite surprisingly, since political turmoil has fuelled cinematic production in the country for decades, from Glauber Rocha’s Aesthetics of Hunger to Eduardo Coutinho’s sharp, groundbreaking documentaries. The current government,…