BROOKLYN 45 – Review by Nadine Whitney

In his intimate chamber horror Brooklyn 45 writer and director Ted Geoghegan uses the supernatural to speak of the real-life horrors of World War II. While there is an actual haunting occurring, it is somewhat less frightening than the spectre of war and what it has done to a group of old friends who have gathered in late December 1945 in Park Slope Brooklyn. Brooklyn 45 is a period piece, but the message is everlasting.

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I AM FEAR – Review by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

Through its unapologetic visceral thrills, I Am Fear invites us to experience recent history “through the gut” in what is effectively a supernatural horror film combined with the political thriller subgenre of the terrorism movie. The film seeks to use genre as a tool to answer a very simple question, but one almost overwhelming in its scale: why is the world such a terrible place? It sure as hell gets points for trying to say something meaningful about the world at a time when so many others are pretending it’s business as usual.

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