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  • Tales from the Hood 2

    Tales from the Hood 2

    ★★½

    ‪TALES FROM THE HOOD 2 was a strange balance of hard hitting racial commentary through genre and cheap horror clichés that work against any message the filmmakers are trying to convey. It’s fun, but could been a lot more in more capable hands. ‬

  • Upgrade

    Upgrade

    ★★

    Upgrade is a high concept, low budget techno thriller written and directed by Australian filmmaker Leigh Whannell, who is probably best known for his writing credits on the Saw and Insidious franchises. After making his directorial debut with the solid supernatural sequel Insidious: Chapter 3, Whannel is now tackling an original script that vibes like a William Gibson-penned ‘80s action film. The film stars Logan Marshall-Green, doing his best Tom Hardy impersonation as noted technophone Grey Trace who, during the…

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  • KFC

    KFC

    ★★★

    KFC is a film that simply shouldn’t exist and the fact that it does is pretty amazing. I was lured into watching the seventy minute oddity thanks the warning on the NYAFF website that simply said “WATCH AT YOUR OWN RISK!” With some of the stranger films that tend to get programmed at the festival and seeing that warning on a description was effectively a giant neon sign pointed directly at me shouting, “YOU NEED TO SEE THIS!”

    I wasn’t…

  • Shin Godzilla

    Shin Godzilla

    ★★★★

    Its like a two hour episode of Evangelion, with no Evas to save humanity. Dense as expected and worthy of the mantle.