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Fantastic Fest 2017 - Day 2

Day 2, Friday. Things are definitely picking up after yesterday’s slow start. Enough fluff. Let’s get to the movies:


This is an experience. Scene after scene washes over you like ocean waves crashing ashore. 798 more words


Anna and the Apocalypse Debuts!

Anna and the Apocalypse has now had its world premiere at Fantastic Fest in Austin and the response is, well…. wonderful. Yeah, I know, “fantastic” was right there. 95 more words

Fantastic Fest Review: 'Let The Corpses Tan' Is A Bonkers, Beautiful, Confusing Exploitation Homage

Described in the program as a “giallo in its purest form” (a genre with which I can’t pretend extreme familiarity), Let the Corpses Tan, a film out of Belgium from directors Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani, is basically shot as if the entire thing lives in the gun fight from… 509 more words


'The Killing Of A Sacred Deer' Is Another Odd, Flawed Gem From Lanthimos

As with his 2015 relationship absurdo-comedy, The Lobster, about a quaint island resort where awkward singles are hunted for sport, Yorgos Lanthimos’ latest film, … 742 more words


Film Review: Stephen King's '1922'

Every generation gets its own version of “The Tell-Tale Heart,” but “1922” — writer-director Zak Hilditch’s workmanlike adaptation of the novella by Stephen King — almost certainly is the first iteration of Edgar Allen Poe’s classic story to include voracious rodents, hapless cows and a Bonnie and Clyde-like pair of young bank robbers. 721 more words


Fantastic Fest Review: 'Anna And The Apocalypse' Is A Better Musical Than Zombie Movie

John McPhail’s Anna and the Apocalypse, which made its world premiere at Fantastic Fest on Friday, is a zombie horror-comedy-musical set during Christmas… and, based on that description, you’ve already decided whether you’re going to see it or not. 596 more words

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Fantastic Fest 2017 - Day 1

It’s here!!! The event I’ve waited all year for. The only film festival worth crying about if I couldn’t go. And so begins Fantastic Fest 2017, the thirteenth year of the festival. 634 more words