BLACKOUT (Fantasia Fest 2023) – Review by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

Blackout reveals that Larry Fessenden is a filmmaker whose unparalleled genre literacy results in meticulously crafted films that do not miss a beat. Despite delving into dark themes, there’s a certain comfort that comes from watching Fessenden’s films in that we are so completely in the hands of a filmmaker who has fully mastered the strange power and delicate nuance of horror at its best.

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WHEN I’M A MOTH – Review by Susan Granger

In her memoirs, Hillary Rodham Clinton mentions that, in 1969, just after graduating from Wellesley and before entering Yale Law School, she spent her summer vacation in Valdez, Alaska, working in a fish- packing plant. She observed, “Sliming fish was pretty good preparation for life in Washington.” Based on that slim factoid, Zachary Cotler and Magdalena Zyzak concocted this parable.

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