Category Archives: Issue 6: Fantastic Fest 2015

Issue 6: Fantastic Fest 2015

Fantastic Fest 2015 Review – The Witch

A Fantastic Fest Review The Witch – There’s an Evil in The Woods Canada, 2015 Special Screening, 90 min Director – Robert Eggers The Witch is a calculatedly slow burn. It’s setting is one of serenity, deep-wooded seclusion, of stark, eerie isolation. It takes place in the time of the pilgrims and folklore, of god,

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Fantastic Fest 2015 Wrap-up

Another Fantastic Fest has come to an end. Of the three we’ve attended, it’s safe to say this one was the best yet.   Award Winners The 2015 Fantastic Fest Jury Winners were announced on October 1st and be viewed here. We’d like to call out the Audience Award winners, which were tallied based on

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Fantastic Fest 2015 Quickie Reviews Part 2

  The marathon viewings of films went on six days with 23 films viewed. It became a bit of an endurance trial after a while. I’d like to do as many as 25 next year, but we’ll see. Here are a few more quickie reviews for some of the films screened. Liza the Fox Fairy

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Fantastic Fest 2015 Review – Green Room

A Fantastic Fest Review Green Room – Panic at the Venue United States, 2015 Special Screening, 94 min Director – Jeremy Saulnier As a serious film fan and admitted cinefile (fine, nerd), there are fews movies that leave such a strong impression on me. I love extreme cinema, and the weirder and/or more unusual and

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Nicolas Winding Refn: The Act of Seeing

The most expensive poster book ever made of movies no one’s ever heard of. Acclaimed Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn is no stranger to Fantastic Fest, appearing in 2013 with Jodorowsky’s Dune and again last year for the documentary My Life Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn directed by his wife Liv Corfixen. He returned once again this

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Fantastic Fest 2015 Review – The Invitation

A Fantastic Fest 2015 Review The Invitation – Joining the Party   United States, 2015 Special Screening, 97 min Director – Karyn Kusama Will (Logan Marshall-Green) is invited to a dinner party thrown by his ex-wife Eden (Tammy Blanchard) in the home they once shared. Neither Will nor the rest of the guest list has seen

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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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