Fantastic Fest 2014 Review: WASTELANDER PANDA: EXILE Takes Its Anthropomorphic Oddity Very Seriously

Victoria Cocks' post-apocalyptic saga of an anthropomorphic panda trekking across a great barren wasteland in search of redemption is remarkably restrained in its treatment of this absurd concept. Wastelander Panda: Exile's greatest asset is, without a doubt, its commitment to world... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Fantastic Fest 2014: Awards Go To IT FOLLOWS, THE TALE OF PRINCESS KAGUYA, ALLELUIA, And More

Not to wax too nostalgic, but the awards show for Fantastic Fest 2014 is quite a bit different from the first one I attended back in 2006 for the festival's second edition. For one thing, it's much more elaborate. For another,... More »
  

Mark Dacascos Will Fight For ULTIMATE JUSTICE

It's time for Mark Dacascos to stop cooking and get back to fighting and that's exactly what he's doing, stepping out of Iron Chef mode and back to his Crying Freeman, The Crow and Brotherhood Of The Wolf mode with... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Zero Must Equal 100%: An Interview with Terry Gilliam

Photo: Jay Brooks/SagaBrazil was one of the first films that got me interested in the medium as an art form, as opposed to just entertainment. Interestingly, I had seen the trailer before a screening of Jeunet and Caro's City of... More »
  

Exclusive Clip: THE PACT 2 - Don't Open The Medicine Cabinet

Heading for release in U.S. theaters on October 10, The Pact 2 picks up where Nicholas McCartney's unsettling horror thriller left off. In the first film, Caity Lopez starred as Annie, a troubled young woman who came home for her mother's... More »
  

Fantastic Fest 2014 Review: FELT, Healing Through Art Gets Extremely Human

There comes a moment early in Toad Road director Jason Banker's Felt which beautifully sets the tone for what is to unfold over the next 70 or so minutes of his second narrative feature: After partying with a few young... More »
  

TUSK: A Little Dinner Conversation In A Clip From Kevin Smith's Latest

Kevin Smith's Tusk opened nation-wide in the U.S. yesterday. We have a clip to share with you. In the clip Wallace (Justin Long) and Howard (Michael Parks) are sitting down to have a meal. Well, Wallace it turns out does not... More »
  

Fantastic Fest 2014: JOHN WICK Quickly Runs Out Of Body Bags

When you're an elite assassin, you don't need to clean up the bloody scenes of carnage you create. Thus, hit man John Wick (Keanu Reeves), retired for four years, can draw upon his ample financial resources to hire an ultra-discreet... More »
  

Fantastic Fest 2014 Review: BLIND, A Stunning, Sensitive Ode To The Lonely

What we see: A street in Oslo, Norway. A dress shop. Pedestrians stream on by. On the inside of the glass of the shop is a German Shepard. It Barks. Spittle hits the glass. Pedestrians stream on by. What we... More »
  

Fantastic Fest 2014 Review: ABCs OF DEATH 2 Is A Superior Sequel

It is common knowledge that sequels rarely, if ever, either improve upon or best their original. Which makes the latest addition to the short horror film anthology The ABC's of Death 2 a truly rare - if not totally unexpected... More »
By Rachel Fox   
  

Fantastic Fest 2014: Watch The Red Band Trailer For V/H/S VIRAL

All set to have its World Premiere at Fantastic Fest tonight at midnight, the red band trailer for V/H/S Viral debuted at IGN. The third film in the V/H/S series has segments directed by Fantastic Fest fixture Nacho Vigalondo, Marcel Sarmiento,... More »
  

Crowdfund This! XMAS IN JULY, A Psychedelic Take On Scrooge

Hey! You got my Charles Dickens in My Charles Darwin, and My Charles Darwin in My Charles Dickens! Or, well, so says Joel Clark and the crew behind Xmas In July, a psychedelic feature that reinterprets Dickens' A Christmas Carol... More »
  

Fantastic Fest 2014 Review: CLOSER TO GOD, A Scientist Clones, While Everyone Else Fights About It

Turning a hot-button issue into a dramatic soap opera would be the easy way out. Skipping over the procedures and processes that would be involved, Closer to God goes directly to the creation of a clone and then asks, "What... More »
  

Watch The Trailer For Sundance Winning FISHING WITHOUT NETS

While we've had an interesting string of films about Somali pirates, Cutter Hodierne's feature debut is the only one of these that is from the perspective of the pirates themselves.Fishing Without Nets follows a young Somali fishermen who is thrust... More »
  

Toronto 2014 Review: ST. VINCENT Delivers Vintage Bill Murray

Not everybody watches quite as many films as some of us. There are those where getting out to a theatre isn't a weekly (or, in my case, daily) occurrence, where the schlepp of getting there, standing in line, getting... More »
  

Watch This Short Now: DAYBREAK, A Stunning, Violent Look At Pre-Teen Life

That moment before puberty... it's as if you were falling down a bottomless pit, only you know you're, someday soon, going to hit the bottom. It's out of time, out of mind, of the body, a foreign body. Your body...... More »
  

A Homecoming Turns Violent In Gritty UK Thriller PLEASURE ISLAND

You can never go home again, not really. That's the basic premise of Mike Doxford's UK thriller Pleasure Island, the reality being that either home has changed enough, you have changed enough, or both have in your absence that it's... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Watch An Exclusive Behind The Scenes Clip From The 40th Anniversary Remastered Release Of Tobe Hooper's TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE

Tobe Hooper's classic The Texas Chain Saw Massacre has reached the grand old age of fortyand a freshly remastered version of the film hit shelves on Blu-Ray, DVD and digital download yesterday to celebrate. What are fans getting? Well, the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks Toronto 2014: IMITATION GAME, LOOK OF SILENCE And More

Another Toronto International Film Festival wraps up, and we look at some of the award winning films, such as The Imitation Game and Felix & Meira, and talk about the remarkable documentary The Look Of SilenceVideo embedded below... More »
  

Interview: THE BATTERY's Jeremy Gardner And Adam Cronheim Talk Zombies, Indie Filmmaking Challenges, And Brawling With WALKING DEAD's Rick Grimes

Have you seen The Battery yet? Surely you've heard of it. It's that one anti-zombie zombie movie everyone's talking about on the Information Superhighway (fancy way of saying "Internet."). No hyperbole here -- it's the coolest and most unconventional... More »
  
 
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