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A ‘Colossal’ Interview with Nacho Vigalondo

A Colossal Interview with Nacho Vigalondo Filmmaker Nacho Vigalondo defies classification. He’s a sensation that exists somewhere between a contagious laugh and a sinister whisper. He’s a rare element formed by ancient mystics using unknowable alchemy. Nacho is hyperbole personified. Both he and his films exert a powerful gravity that pulls you in immediately. His latest

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Lucile Hadzihalilovic’s ‘Evolution’ Opens this Friday!

Lucile Hadzihalilovic’s Evolution Opens this Friday! Patience pays off! After watching Evolution at Fantastic Fest in 2015, we’ve been eager to see it again, as well as hear what larger audiences have to say about it. And now that’s finally happening this holiday weekend thanks to IFC Midnight. Filmmaker Lucile Hadzihalilovic (director/writer of Innocence and occasional collaborator

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Fantastic Fest 2016 Wrap-up

Fantastic Fest 2016 Wrap-up Like Boyz II Men sang, “It’s Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday.” In our case, it’s hard to say goodbye to all of last week. Fantastic Fest concluded on September 29th and we’re just a little sadder for it. All our coverage can be found here, but we wanted to take this

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Talking ‘Fashionista’ – A Fantastic Fest 2016 Interview

Talking Fashionista – A Fantastic Fest 2016 Interview In addition to reviewing Simon Rumley‘s new film Fashionista, we were fortunate to sit down with him and the cast before the premiere at Fantastic Fest for a lively and laughter-filled discussion about the film, its influences, the city of Austin, allergic reactions, and much more. The Ink &

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Fantastic Fest Mini-Reviews – Part 3

Not every film can get an in-depth review, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have anything to say. Here are some more thoughts from screenings we attended. The Autopsy of Jane Doe is the English-language feature debut of André Øvredal (who wrote and directed 2010’s Troll Hunter). Much like The Void (reviewed here), this film was a

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Fantastic Fest Mini-Reviews – Part 2

Not every film can get an in-depth review, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have anything to say. Here are some more thoughts from screenings we attended. The Lure is a Polish horror musical about mermaids and it pains me to say it isn’t as enjoyable as that discription promises. Gold and Silver,  mermaid sisters, come

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Fantastic Fest Mini-Reviews – Part 1

Not every film can get an in-depth review, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have anything to say. Here are some thoughts from screenings we attended. Belief: The Possession of Janet Moses focuses on the small, dark area where demonic possession and mental illness intersect. Cut from the same cloth as films such as Requiem

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‘Fashionista’ – A Fantastic Fest 2016 Review

Fashionista – A Fantastic Fest 2016 Review Fashionista is a hypnotic exploration of identity and transformation written and directed by Simon Rumley. The narrative focuses on vintage clothing shop owners April (Amanda Fuller) and Eric (Ethan Embry), whose marriage is tested when April begins to suspect her husband of having an affair. After her suspicions are

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‘Buster’s Mal Heart’ – A Fantastic Fest 2016 Review

Buster’s Mal Heart – A Fantastic Fest 2016 Review A mountain man evades authorities and survives the winter by breaking into empty houses. A fisherman is lost at sea, sending out letters in bottles with hopes they reach the shore. And a family man works night shifts at a hotel, living with his wife’s parents

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Salute Your Fantastic Fest Shorts!

Fantastic Fest 2016 Announces Short Film Programming No Fantastic Fest would be complete with some awesome short films showing at the festival. With just ten days left to go and the full feature line-up announced, the Alamo Drafthouse has announced their line: According the Alamo Drafthouse: Curated by veteran festival programmer Peter Kuplowsky, the 41 film lineup includes the

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