[Fantasia 2020] Audio Review: The Columnist (2019)


[Fantasia 2020] Audio Review: The Columnist (2019)

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The Columnist (2019) takes on the world of cyber bullying and the direct effects it has on those victims, however the film takes a dark twist. No longer are these cyber bullies invisible hiding behind a screen, they are sought out by the woman who they have targeted. This horror/comedy tackles a very serious subject, sticking to it’s guns so to speak with its message and highlighting just how bad someone can be mentally impacted by cyber bullying but also looking at a ‘what if’ scenario with those who troll no longer being anonymous in gruesome fashion. The message is strong, and this is an intriguing vision, blending together a tale that is ever so relevant in today’s culture.

The following review of the film is in an audio format. Enjoy!

Director: Ivo van Aart
Writer: Daan Windhorst
Starring: Katja Herbers, Bram van der Kelen, Claire Porro and Rein Hofman.
Synopsis: Columnist and author Femke is flooded with anonymous nasty messages and death threats on social media. One day she has enough and decides to take revenge.
Credit: IMDB.com

Marcella’s Rating:

Bede’s Rating:

The Columnist (2019) is playing as part of the Fantasia Festival – https://fantasiafestival.com/en/film/the-columnist

Audio review by Marcella Papandrea and Bede Jermyn


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