EXCLUSIVE: Find Out What Is In The Box In Your First Look At COHERENCE

We have kept pretty mum on James Ward Byrkit's sci-fi drama Coherence. We do not want to give away too much about his award winning film (Fantastic Fest 2013). But then Oscilloscope came to us with the first exclusive clip from... More »
  

Ben Wheatley Talks A FIELD IN ENGLAND, Destiny, And His Characters

I first became aware of Ben Wheatley when I was assigned to write an essay on his film Down Terrace (2009) for Magill's Cinema Annual. What struck me while watching it was how carefully balanced and powerful it was and... More »
  

Watch The Red-band Trailer for HERE COMES THE DEVIL

It came, it saw, and it left with all the major horror awards, along with lots of major accolades. We're talking about Mexican horror film Here Comes the Devil, written and directed by Adrián García Bogliano of Cold Sweat fame.... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Interview: ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW With Director Randall Moore And Cinematographer Lucas Lee Graham

Like many, I never thought I'd have a chance to see Escape from Tomorrow, but I held out the faint hope that it would make some sort of other festival appearance after premiering to much controversy at Sundance for being... More »
  

Fantastic Fest 2013 Review: NARCO CULTURA, A Collision Between Drugs, Music, And Murder

It's all fun and games until your children are murdered in the street. A blood-boiling documentary, Narco Cultura explores the intersection of mass murder and pop culture in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, where the murder toll skyrocketed tenfold from 2007 to... More »
  

Fantastic Fest 2013: Nacho Vigalondo, Eugenio Mira And More Have Been Playing "Fantastic Corpse"; Watch Their Resulting Short

Fantastic Corpse being a spin on the old parlor game exquisite corpse, only with a short film as the end result... a nine minute short directed by a different filmmaker every two minutes or so. This version has Oren Carmi... More »
  

Watch Me Eat My Shirt. Mmm, Tasty.

So ... back on September 5th, after viewing Sono Sion's Why Don't You Play In Hell, I wrote a review that started like this:Mark my words: If another film brings even half the level of lunacy to the Toronto International... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Fantastic Fest 2013: Tim Tickles Tiger, Keanu Calls Curses!

While the day is still young in several parts of the world, I will wager a bet that I will not see anything else today that will make me laugh as hard as the two videos posted below. Weeks ago... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Watch The First Stomach Churning Trailer For SEPTIC MAN!

Monster Brawl director Jesse Thomas Cook teams with Pontypool writer Tony Burgess for Septic Man, a gleefully repulsive picture soon to premiere at Fantastic Fest that I like to pitch to people as a blend of Buried and The Toxic... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Elijah Wood Tickles The Ivories In Spanish Trailer For GRAND PIANO

Meet Elijah Wood, concert pianist. Concert pianist with a sniper rifle (wielded by John Cusack, no less) aimed at his head. Performance anxiety much? That's the basic scenario behind Eugenio Mira's Grand Piano, soon to premiere at Fantastic Fest and... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Tell Mom The Babysitter Makes Movie-Killers Dead in THE SLEEPOVER

Hot off a streak of festival screenings (including Fantastic Fest) that culminated in the winning of Lionsgate and Vimeo's CABIN IN THE WOODS short film competition, Chris Cullari's satirical stab at the residential routines of movie serial killer communities, THE... More »
By Peter K.   
  

Fantastic Fest 2012 Review: TWO RABBITS Looks Good But Makes Little Sense

The first thing you'll notice in Afonso Poyart's light-hearted Brazilian crime actioner is the impressive bright yellow subtitles. I couldn't help but think for the first ten minutes about how remarkably legible those subtitles were. Why don't all movies have... More »
  

Catch Chris Nash's Skinfections Trilogy Online!

Hot off its premiere as a trilogy at Fantastic Fest 2012, Toronto filmmaker Chris Nash has just uploaded his terrific triptych of short films about relationships and skin diseases onto the interwebs, so that they may now spread and infect... More »
By Peter K.   
  

Fantastic Fest 2012 Review: FUCK UP Doesn't Fuck It Up

The Norwegians are leaving, and this time you can't blame Audrey Horne. Another Fantastic Fest has come and gone, and our Scandinavian brethren have returned to the land of ice and snow of their own volition, not because a young,... More »
  

Fantastic Fest 2012 Review: CRAVE Fails To Satisfy

Crave is the feature debut of Charles de Lauzirika, a man best (un)known for directing/producing DVD special features. So what, you say? Sew buttons on a dead hobo's suit! You know you love yourself some special features, and Charles is... More »
  

Exclusive: KING KELLY Trailer Promises Sex, Drugs & Internet Stardom

Andrew Neel's experimental thriller King Kelly enjoyed its World Premiere at SXSW earlier this year, and recently bagged Best Director and Best Actress awards at PiFan in Korea. It's the story of a wannabe Internet star, King Kelly (Louisa Krause),... More »
  

Watch A Clip From Darkly Hysterical Short SUGAR

One of the great pleasures of the film festival experience is the joy of the sudden surprise, when something that you weren't expecting pops up, smacks you in the face and shouts "Here I am!" Those moments don't come incredibly... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Mesmerizing Trailer For Fantastic Fest Award Winner VANISHING WAVES

Lithuanian scifi romantic thriller Vanishing Waves leaves Fantastic Fest with a handful of awards, the picture taking all of the awards but Best Actor in the Fantastic Features competition, along with a high dose of praise from audiences enamored by... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

EXCLUSIVE: Dada Chen Sucks In New Clip From VULGARIA

Already the most successful Hong Kong film of the year, and coming off a Best Actor win at last night's Fantastic Fest Awards, the hilarious Category III comedy Vulgaria is about to hit US theatres courtesy of China Lion, and so we... More »
  

Fantastic Fest: Watch Devin Faraci Trade Blows With Joe Swanberg In The Fantastic Debates

One of the signature events of Fantastic Fest, the Fantastic Debates provoke mixed feelings deep within my soul. On the one side, the spectacle of watching two grown men debate some geeky topic or other before donning gloves and proceeding... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
 
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