Monthly Archives: September 2015

Fantastic Fest 2015 Review – High-Rise

Fantastic Fest 2015 Review –High-Rise : Tom Hiddleston Goes to New Heights United Kingdom, 2016 North American Premiere, 118 min Director: Ben Wheatley Artful commentary on social structures and class divides are always messy. Oftentimes they end up as lame amalgamations of what the privileged folks think they look like to the less privileged, gnashing their teeth with witty

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Fantastic Fest 2015 Review – Demon

A Fantastic Fest 2015 Review Demon: An Uninvited Wedding Guest   Poland/Israel, 2015 US Premiere, 94 min Director – Marcin Wrona London-born Piotr (Itay Tiran) moves to rural Poland to marry Zaneta (Agnieszka Zulewska). Her father Zgmunt (Andrzej Grabowski) has gifted them a lovely but rundown house that’s been in the family. Piotr has plans for restoring the house

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Fantastic Fest 2015 Quickie Reviews Part 1

Quickie Reviews Not every movie we managed to see this year’s Fantastic Fest could get a full review or discussion. There’s just too many and not enough time. However, we wanted to share as much as we could, so here are some quick thoughts and first impressions on films screened. The Devil’s Candy United States,

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Fantastic Fest 2015 Review – Zoom

A Fantastic Fest 2015 Review Zoom: An Exploration of Art and Beauty Canada/ Brazil, 2015 US Premiere, 96 min Director – Pedro Morelli If Cloud Atlas and Adaptation had a lovechild who grew up to be the coolest kid in school, it would be named Zoom. This feature directed by Pedro Morelli and written by

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Fantastic Fest 2015 Review – The Brand New Testament

A Fantastic Fest 2015 Review The Brand New Testament: The Greatest Story Ever Told Gets Even Greater France/Belgium/Luxembourg, 2015 North American Premiere, 110 min Director – Jaco Van Dormael “God exists. He lives in Brussels.” With those lines, The Brand New Testament begins. Fueled by a playful exuberance reminiscent of Jeunet’s Amélie, this new film

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Der Nachtmahr – A Strange and Familiar Dream

Der Nachtmahr – A Strange and Familiar Dream After its trailer debuted this past June, Der Nachtmahr jumped to the top of my must-see list. The look and energy raised hopes it could be this year’s It Follows. Written and directed by German visual artist Akiz, the film follows the teenage Tina (played by Carolyn Genzkow) on the

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Fantastic Fest 2015 Announces Final Wave of Programming

Fantastic Fest 2015 Announces Final Wave of Programming Yesterday, Fantastic Fest–the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and just plain fantastic movies from all around the world–announced it’s third and final wave of programming. I now know I have a test of great endurance ahead of me this year. At my first

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Fantastic Fest 2015 Short Film Lineup is Awesome

Fantastic Fest 2015 Short Film Lineup is Awesome The short film’s at this year’s Fantastic Fest is curated by veteran festival programmer, film producer and apparent hat enthusiast, Peter Kuplowsky. There’s 40 short films(!) to choose from this year, and, according to the press release, your minds will melt, your sides will split, and jaws

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