Going into Frightfest 2018, I was beyond excited to see the new film from French Canadian director trio, RKSS – Road Kill Super Stars – Individually known as François Simard, Anouk Whissell & Yoann-Karl Whissell. The team was behind one of my favourite films of 2015, the phenomenal Turbo Kid. I won’t say that Summer of ’84, their follow up, is a bad film. For me, it just felt a little bit like they were losing their voice amid the studio system.
Frightfest 2018 opened with a relatively divisive film by the super talented swiss-army knife of film-making that is Jenn Wexler. The Ranger is a love letter to punk culture and a coming of age story that uses the metaphor of standing up to authority in a fresh and meaningful way.