M3GAN – Review by Susan Kamyab

Chucky, you’ve met your match. It’s the model 3 generative android, aka M3GAN for short. She is a child’s greatest companion and a parent’s greatest ally. She’s a life-like doll that listens, teaches, and looks after the child she has bonded with. However, when it comes to protecting her owner, M3GAN may go off program and leave a bloody mess behind.

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M3GAN – Review by T.J. Callahan

Horror heroes Jason Blum and James Wan are starting 2023 off by smacking that cheeky grin off our faces with just enough fear and blood to keep us gripping the armrests and yelling at the screen in their new psychological sci fi thriller, M3GAN, which stands for Model 3 Generative Android. The film is fun and funny as writer Akela Cooper and director Gerald Johnstone keep things just light enough, waiting a good while to building up the story before we even think about covering our eyes. while sending a futuristic message about where parenting is heading if we depend too much on motherboards to do our mothering.

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Women at the Nightstream Film Festival – Report by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

In 2021, big name festivals hit the ground running to adapt to the practical demands of switching from in-person to online events. A group of smaller but highly reputable US genre festivals decided to use the challenges of the time to their advantage. And lo, the Nightstream Film Festival was born, a virtual collaborative event by the Boston Underground Film Festival, the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, North Bend Film Festival, and Overlook Film Festival.

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