Adam Rehmeier’s punk-rock indie romance takes a while to get out of first gear, but its charming leads are fun to spend time with.
Takeshi Kushida’s debut is a heartbreakingly dark love story about confidence and perception.
Johan von Sydow directs a touching, engaging documentary of a true one-of-a-kind performer.
Argentina’s haunted house movie has plenty of atmosphere, but feels underwritten.
Tak Sakaguchi slashes his way through nearly 600 bad guys in a single take, but the audience gets exhausted long before he does.
Martin Kraut’s debut pits two tortured male nurses against each other in a tale dripping with horror and unexpected queerness.
Minoru Kawasaki’s loving tribute to kaiju movies drags whenever the action moves away from the monsters.
Rinio Dragasaki’s quirky comedy-drama about an unlikely parent-child relationship means well, but relies on a tiresome trope.
Christian Alvart’s remake of a 2014 Spanish thriller turns post-Wall German backwoods into a tense stage for murder and grit.
Kana Yamada’s stage adaptation Life: Untitled offers a glimpse into the lives of women on the margins of Japanese sex work.
Ivo Van Aart’s uneven black comedy/thriller about a vengeful writer is ultimately more style than substance.
Josie Hess & Isabel Pepper direct a fascinating, inspiring look at a woman who found the life she never knew she wanted in porn.
From kaiju seafood to murder mysteries to documentaries about Tiny Tim, Fantasia 2020 has all the cinematic weirdness you crave this year.