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Sundance Film Festival 2022 – Four Encapsulated Doc Reviews

It’s January…Sundance time!  The Sundance Film Festival 2022 is currently underway virtually and thus once again more than just the lucky few get the chance to get a gander at possible cinematic wonders in store.  Sadly, a large portion of the fictitious features either have a name attached (Karen “Nebula” Gillan is not exactly an unknown!) or have distribution and are going to hit the TV screen soon after.  (You can catch Fresh on Hulu in March…for free!)  So to lesson the distinctive Hollywood vibe of Sundance I decided to strictly hit the documentaries for a change and was certainly glad I did.  (Though truth be told I saw a LOT of HBO Documentary headers going in!)  From personal tales of abuse both at work and home to tales of powerful men falling and strong women rising, check out my four Sundance Film Festival 2022 Encapsulated Movie Reviews documentary-style below! Continue reading ‘Sundance Film Festival 2022 – Four Encapsulated Doc Reviews’

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Screamfest 2021 – Final Film Reviews

So the curtain may be closed for this year’s Los Angeles based SCREAMFEST HORROR FILM FESTIVAL 2021, but here at WhySoBlu.com we’re still going like a Texas chainsaw with unlimited gas!  Below is our final review article, which provides five more features for critical skinny pleasure.  Check out the encapsulated movies reviews for When I Consume You, What Josiah Saw, The Changed, Alone With You and Let the Wrong One In below!

 

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Screamfest 2021 – Five Feature Reviews

It ain’t over till the skeletons scream!   The ever-amazing Los Angeles based SCREAMFEST HORROR FILM FESTIVAL 2021 (go to www.screamfestla.com for more details!) taking place October 12th – 21st at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres at the Hollywood and Highland Center is still hanging on by bloody fingernails and we are enjoying every carnal kernel from its cinematic trick or treat bag.  Continuing our comprehensive coverage today, we’re checking out five frightful features by providing some critical skinny.  See the encapsulated movie reviews of #Blue_Whale, NOCTURNA: SIDE A – THE GREAT OLD MAN’S NIGHT, Bring Out The Fear, Wicked Games, and Night at the Eagle Inn below – it’s “Five Feature Reviews.”

 

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Screamfest 2021 – More Film Reviews

We’re keeping the blood flowing and the gore going as we continue to check out the wicked wares of the Los Angeles based SCREAMFEST HORROR FILM FESTIVAL 2021 (go to www.screamfestla.com for more details!) taking place October 12th – 21st at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres at the Hollywood and Highland Center.  We have many more flicks to see but for now, it’s time for a little critic skinny.  Below are encapsulated reviews for two features and a whopping fifteen shorts so let’s get started with…”More Film Reviews.”

 

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Screamfest 2021 – First Film Reviews

Well genre fans, the amazing and fright film rich Los Angeles based SCREAMFEST HORROR FILM FESTIVAL 2021 (go to www.screamfestla.com for more details!) taking place October 12th – 21st at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres at the Hollywood and Highland Center is well underway and much cinematic blood has been spilled.  We’re taking time out today to give critical skinny of some flicks both big and small that have already shown their ghostface and let you know if they are destined to be final girls or DOA.  Complex revenge flicks, crockpots and gals who see dead people – check out the encapsulated reviews of features and shorts below via our…First Film Reviews!

 

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Screamfest 2021 – “What to See”

You can’t keep a killer film fest down!  Proud to announce that not only is the legendary Los Angeles-based SCREAMFEST HORROR FILM FESTIVAL  back with a chainsaw roaring vengeance but will also be screening at a theater near you!  That’s correct fright fans, Screamfest 2021 (go to www.screamfestla.com for more details!) taking place October 12th – 21st will once again be unspooling at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in LA at the Hollywood and Highland Center and they have got one bloody good show in store.  Fistfuls of features, sizzling slews of insidious shorts and cool retro screenings to boot make Screamfest 2021 a must-attend event. Of course, WhySoBlu.com will keep the bloody carnage coverage flowing for this Halloween season complete with reviews and best-of lists to keep all fans both alive and undead fully informed.  (Zombies need to know this stuff too!)  But we start off our haunted journey as always with a gander at the most salacious surface stuff that catches the eye upon arrival.  From cool castings to movies with messed-up descriptions, here is an initial glance at all things Screamfest 2021 – it’s…‘What To See’!

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Unnamed Footage Festival 2021 – Encapsulated Movie Reviews

What a difference 24hrs. makes!   The cinematic curtain has closed on a recent online fest that focused on a genre that has gotten a bit of a bad rap over the years – found footage.   The Unnamed Footage Festival, which started on March 26th, 2021 and ran a full 24hrs. long, highlighted not only found footage but also faux-documentaries, screenlife film and POV cinema all in an attempt to entertain and fundraise helping local movie theaters.  And for those who came, saw and witnessed UFF 2021 it was exactly as promised – a chaotic mix of everything first person including features, shorts, some Q&A material and block intros with goofball host Vernon Herman Salinger.  (Think William Castle meets SCTV!)

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Sundance Film Festival 2021 – Fourteen Encapsulated Movie Reviews

The 2021 Sundance Film Festival has officially closed its virtual curtains and it was an interesting one to say the least.  On the positive side one could not only check out various film fare from home but also skip past the way too revealing programmer intro so going into the movie cold was a blissful reality.  Downside is even though it was impossible to see everything (wasn’t able to see Coda and I missed the screening time for Knocking!) what I did see was a mixed bag.  While there were a couple of serious standouts, there were also some dismal outings that warranted a zero dog rating from yours truly.  It’s a strange thing to see such subpar stuff coming out of the iconic Sundance and maybe marks a need for a shift in those who program the fest.  (Weird doesn’t necessarily mean it’s better people!)  In any case taking on the good, so-so and very ugly I was able to check out a whopping fourteen titles over a week and the opinions are now live.  Docs about getting to the truth, tales of female empowerment, love during quarantine, the effects of trauma and so much more – check out our Sundance Film Festival 2021 Encapsulated Movie Reviews below!

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Screamfest 2020 – Best Of Fest ‘Wrap Up’

Fright fans – it’s awards time!  The amazing SCREAMFEST HORROR DRIVE IN FILM FESTIVAL 2020 has passed, we have done our own comprehensive coverage (six articles in total!) and it’s time for a little credit where credit is due time.  In our many ‘Best’ categories we pay tribute to the brightest that Screamfest had to offer in 2020 and the winners certainly kept us turning in our movie graves.  For your consideration – it’s the…

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Screamfest 2020 – Final Film Reviews

With the latest SCREAMFEST HORROR DRIVE IN FILM FESTIVAL 2020 over it’s time to clean up the movie review aisles for this year.  So were giving critical skinny on the last two feature films to give fans a complete picture of the crop of 2020.  So before we end our review coverage, here are two…Final Film Reviews!

 

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Screamfest 2020 – Even More Film Reviews

The scary has already unspooled but our coverage of the carnage never ends!  That’s right kiddies, the final films of the iconic SCREAMFEST HORROR DRIVE IN FILM FESTIVAL 2020 have come and gone but WhySoBlu.com is still in the haunted review house for your carnal consideration.  Today we take on two features, sixteen shorts and one student short in an attempt to separate the gems form the duds.  Check out below…Even More Film Reviews!

 

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Screamfest 2020 – More Film Reviews

Are you fright film fans ready for more blood and gore galore?  We’re keeping our coverage going fast and furious of the amazing SCREAMFEST HORROR DRIVE IN FILM FESTIVAL 2020 (go to www.screamfestla.com for more details!) currently taking place October 6th – 15th right from the safety and comfort of your own car at the Regency Theatres – The Plant Drive In (7876 Van Nuys Blvd, Van Nuys CA 91402) and there is a ton of scary and fun content to be witnessed.  This time out we’re giving our critical skinny on a little bit of everything including three features, fourteen shorts and even ten student shorts that have all had their day of the dead at Screamfest this year.  So light the pumpkin candles and grab your cinematic treat bags as we prepare for your consideration even…More Film Reviews!

 

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Screamfest 2020 – Sunday Shorts Reviews (Thirty-One)

It’s the last day of the weekend fright fans and you know what that means – it’s Sunday Shorts Review Day!  That’s right genre fans we’re taking all the shorts that have been seen thus far via the SCREAMFEST HORROR DRIVE IN FILM FESTIVAL 2020 (go to www.screamfestla.com for more details!) currently taking place October 6th – 15th right from the safety and comfort of your own car at the Regency Theatres – The Plant Drive In (7876 Van Nuys Blvd, Van Nuys CA 91402) and putting them on the skinny review (matching their equally short running time!) chopping block for your carnal convenience.  And there are a whopping thirty-one below – so let’s get started. Time for…Sunday Shorts – 31 Reviews!

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Screamfest 2020 – First Film Reviews

It’s underway fright film fans and the tricks and treats are flowing link blood from an open wound!  That’s right kiddies the yearly genre spectacle that is the SCREAMFEST HORROR DRIVE IN FILM FESTIVAL 2020 (go to www.screamfestla.com for more details!) is currently taking place October 6th – 15th right from the safety and comfort of your own car at the Regency Theatres – The Plant Drive In (7876 Van Nuys Blvd, Van Nuys CA 91402) and thus far it’s been a notable slew of flicks.  We’re keeping our own comprehensive coverage via WhySoBlu.com going by taking a reviews gander at some of the films that have unspooled thus far for those looking for some critical skinny.  Anthologies, slashers and get-togethers turned deadly – below are the encapsulated opinions on three new features for your consideration.  Check out thoughts on features Books Of Blood, Initiation and An Ideal Host via our…First Film Reviews!

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Screamfest 2020 Drive In Edition – “What To See”

With this year being such a hard one, some cinematic escape is more than welcome and thankfully for horror film fans in Los Angeles there is a little Halloween treat in store.  The genre loving geniuses over at Screamfest are proud to present the upcoming SCREAMFEST HORROR FILM FESTIVAL 2020 (go to www.screamfestla.com for more details!) taking place October 6th – 15thDRIVE IN EDITION!  That’s right fright fans you can get your scream on right from the comfort and safety of your own car this year as the 20th Annual version of this iconic fest will be taking place this year at the Regency Theatres – The Plant Drive In (7876 Van Nuys Blvd, Van Nuys CA 91402) – and concessions and restrooms will be fully available alongside the big screen carnage.  (Opening Night will be held at Calamigos Ranch – Screamfest Pop-up Drive-in at 327 Latigo Canyon Road Malibu, CA 90265)  And as always the programmers of the fest do not disappoint with a lineup including 15 features and 73 shorts all ranging from cool classics to original insidious indies making their premieres.  And as always I will be covering the fest for WhySoBlu.com to keep you informed of the gems and duds as they unspool.  But first up a sneak peek – from love stories involving unusual couples – one alive, one dead – to a return to slasher teen horror and even film appearances by some iconic boogeymen, here is a look at what’s in store for fans for Screamfest 2020 – its …‘What To See’!

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Screamfest 2019 – Best Of Fest ‘Wrap Up’

Well, it’s over folks!  The illustrious Screamfest Film Festival 2019 and our comprehensive coverage have both come to an end and what a ruckus ride it has been. With sixty-five reviews, two in-depth interviews and six articles both of the Coleman’s have been hard at work.  But they say goodbye with their winners of what they think are the cream of the Child of the Corn crop.  That’s right it’s the…

 

 

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Screamfest 2019 – Final Father/Son Feature Film Reviews

Even though Screamfest Film Festival 2019 has finished its glorious run, there are still a few movie review blood and gore bits to clean up.  So in their final tandem set of critical dissections here is the father and son team of Jason and Michael each taking on their own respective reviews of some of the features not yet examined via this years’ crop – sixteen here to be exact.  From serial killers to dangerous dames unknown, here are the duos….Final Film Reviews!

 

 

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Screamfest 2019 – Forty-Seven Short Film Reviews

The 2019 Screamfest Film Festival may be officially over but we’re still going strong in our coverage via WhySoBlu and there are more many more films to dissect.  (So many flicks, so little time!)  With only a few more articles to go this one is dedicated to the genre outings short in stature as we dissect a whopping forty-seven short films all of which screened at this year’s fest. From sentimental zombie stories to grannies with gut slashing gumption here’s the skinny on all things short film!

 

 

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