2021 Women X Film Festival: Wrap-Up

Our editor-in-chief, Hayley Paskevich, gives an overview of the various strands of shorts presented at this year’s Women X Film Festival and shares her thoughts on attending the event.

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REVIEW: Time is Treacherous in ‘The Father’ (2021)

As a viewer, we have to make sense of the snippets of information we gather, both from Anthony’s unsound statements and remembrances, and from his family, in order to figure out the wrongs from the rights. Getting a sense of the bigger picture in its most authentic form, and distinguishing the truth from delusion alongside the protagonist becomes a challenging task.

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FANTASIA 2021 REVIEW: ‘Martyrs Lane’ (2021) is a Chilling Childhood Mystery

For those seeking a gripping family drama with elements of fantasy and horror, ‘Martyrs Lane’ is worth taking a trip down.

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FANTASIA 2021 CAPSULE REVIEWS: ‘Stanleyville’ (2021) and ‘Don’t Say Its Name’ (2021)

Brief reviews of two exciting new films screened as part of Fantasia 2021— Maxwell McCabe-Lokos’ ‘Stanleyville’ and Rueben Martell’s ‘Don’t Say Its Name’.

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FANTASIA 2021 REVIEW: ‘Giving Birth to a Butterfly’ (2021) is Serenely Strange and Surreal

It is safe to say that ‘Giving Birth to a Butterfly’ is more interested in exploring a world of possibility than providing any kind of concrete solution.

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REVIEW: ‘Antebellum’ (2020) is a Unique Look at History’s Grip on the Present

There is no better time for this film to be released than in this present moment, and it will do so much for Black female representation in media.

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FANTASIA 2021 REVIEW: ‘Dear Hacker’ (2021) is a Thoughtful Thinkpiece on Technology

Alice Lenay’s ‘Dear Hacker’ takes an introspective approach to the technological world, raising existential questions from within.

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FANTASIA 2021 REVIEW: ‘Alien on Stage’ (2020) Turns Serious Sci-Fi Into Crowd-Pleasing Comedy

This documentary that follows a group of bus drivers who have adapted ‘Alien’ into a stage play is an unexpected delight, much like the show itself.

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REVIEW: ‘Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness’ (2021) Blatantly Repeats The Past

‘Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness’ is the franchise’s latest attempt to break out of video games, but this politics-heavy thriller doesn’t do anything to break the mold.

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