Violeta Kovacsics

TIFF 2013 | Sapi (Brillante Mendoza, Philippines)—Vanguard

By Violeta Kovacsics / September 4, 2013

By Violeta Kovacsics Brillante Mendoza began his turn towards genre with Kinatay, which was a perfect mixture of social commentary and genre atmospherics. Sapi moves a step beyond, into explicit horror-movie territory (the plot deals with demonic possessions), but as with the earlier film Mendoza demonstrates that he only understands genre when it is strongly…

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TIFF 2013 | The Station (Marvin Kern, Austria)—Midnight Madness

By Violeta Kovacsics / September 4, 2013

By Violeta Kovacsics One is tempted to see The Station as a sort of remake of The Thing, as the landscape is quite similar to that of John Carpenter’s Arctic classic, and so is the plot: a group of people working in a snowy weather station in the middle of the Alps are threatened by…

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