Ethan Vestby

[TIFF Review] Southcliffe

To say Southcliffe gets off on the wrong foot would be to realize that beyond the seemingly well-orchestrated images in its opening minutes, there already lies ...

[Fantasia Review] 24 Exposures

In trying to think of what contemporary American director supposedly has the most interest in what it is exactly that gets people off (at least outside the real...

[Fantasia Review] Big Bad Wolves

In supposing that there’s entertainment to be found watching torture onscreen, a horror/thriller subgenre was created that emphasized it to “pornographic” heigh...

[Fantasia Review] Big Ass Spider!

The feat of articulating what it is exactly that actually separates Big Ass Spider! from recent SyFy channel monster mockbusters like Atlantic Rim or the tired ...

[Fantasia Review] The Dirties

If the found-footage concept relies on the belief that hand-held images will instantly signal reality, then it’s refreshing that The Dirties has the intelligenc...

[Fantasia Review] Lesson of the Evil

Is it possible for images to swallow each other whole? Meaning a process in which each progressive striking composition not just tops the other, but rather summ...