Fantastic Fest 2012 Review: THE FINAL MEMBER Grips You By The Short Hairs

In a year full of great docs this Fantastic Fest entry has managed to create some substantial buzz, which comes as little surprise considering the photo accompanying the online press materials showed a group of severed animal phalluses arranged neatly... More »
  

Fantastic Fest: Øystein Karlsen Drunkenly Reviews Øystein Karlsen's FUCK UP

The best thing about this movie is definitely the all the different teams in both grades and the Building up of the film. It seems so mom author has complete control over the way layer upon layer of history and... More »
  

Fantastic Fest 2012 Review: TAPED Captures Tightly Wound Thrills

Dutch director Diederik Van Rooijen delivers a stripped-down, no-nonsense chase thriller through deepest darkest Argentina, boasting tight, assured direction and a pair of knockout central performances. Being in the wrong place at the wrong time, and witness to something... More »
  

Fantastic Fest 2012 Review: BRING ME THE HEAD OF THE MACHINE GUN WOMAN is Sexy Violent Fun

There are few filmmakers who know how to create as much onscreen fun with as small of a budget as Chilean writer/director Ernesto Diaz Espinoza. With 70s cinematic sensibilities, funk-filled soundtracks, and always awesome action, Mirageman and Mandrill were fun-packed... More »
  

Fantastic Fest 2012 Review: COLD STEEL Shoots For Romance As Well As Action

David Wu, long-time editor of Hong Kong action auteur John Woo, returns to feature filmmaking with this spirited war-time thriller that supplants nationalistic breast-beating with action and romance to mostly positive effect. At the height of the Sino-Japanese War,... More »
  

Fantastic Fest: Javier Diment Drunkenly Reviews Javier Diment's LA MEMORIA DEL MUERTO

This is ua horror film of perono is a horror movie. It's something else. Is a series of family dramas, is also the will to find that the horror genre is just a way to talk of human pain. Really... More »
  

Fantastic Fest 2012 Review: FLICKER Reinvigorates Swedish Ensemble Comedies

A delightfully droll ensemble comedy, Flicker (AKA Flimmer) comfortably mixes laugh-out-loud moments with empathetic observations about life in a moderately-sized Swedish town that is dominated by a telecommunications company. Writer/director Patrick Eklund presents a cross-section of people whose lives are... More »
  

Fantastic Fest: Yamaguchi Yudai Drunkenly Reviews Yamaguchi Yudai's TEBANA SANKICHI

Tebana Sankichi in is a feature-length shorts made ​​by independent production 20 years ago. Tebana Sankichi is a comedy, rather than the usual comedy, it is a work that depicted the successive episodes put on rock music of the 70's... More »
  

Fantastic Fest: Steffen Haars Drunkenly Reviews NEW KIDS NITRO

Hello, my name is in its steffen. Thanks for the free 5 twitchfilm.com vodka for writing this review drunk my own movie New Kids Nitro. I'm not very good at the moment because I spent the afternoon / evening beer... More »
  

Fantastic Fest 2012 Review: PLAN C Is A Sly Anti-Caper

Police work has rarely looked more like an ordinary office job than it does in the wryly amusing Plan C, where the desks are stuffed side by side in cramped spaces, bureaucracy reigns, and bald, middle-aged Ronald has lost his... More »
  

Fantastic Fest 2012 Review: UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING Will Take Your Head Off!

Following the surprise success of 2009's Universal Soldier: Regeneration, director John Hyams continues to steer the previously wavering franchise in new and invigorating directions, thanks in large part this time round to the involvement of Larnell Stovall and new... More »
  

Fantastic Fest 2012 Review: MIAMI CONNECTION Is The Best Tae Kwon Do Rock Avengers VS. Ninjas & Stupid Cocaine Film You've Never Seen

Dear Miami Connection,You're the one for me. I've loved you since the first time I saw your trailer. I don't know whether it was the insanely acrobatic Tae Kwon Do or the incredible friendship-themed power pop that first got me... More »
  

Fantastic Fest 2012 Review: LEE'S ADVENTURE

Talk about a pleasant surprise. I referenced the new and upcoming generation of Asian film makers a couple of times already (pk.com.cn, Honey PuPu), Lee's Adventure is allowed to join this illustrious duo as the film further underlines my belief... More »
  

Fantastic Fest 2012: Max Porcelijn Drunkenly Reviews Max Porcelijn's PLAN C

Waarom Plan C de beste film ooit is >??????\Ik ben max porcelijn, the writer /director of plan c dus dat is gezegd\Dus is a bad situation - todd browne got me drugged, trying to get me to review my own... More »
  

Fantastic Fest 2012 Review: DOM - A RUSSIAN FAMILY and its Brilliant Brutality

And you thought your family reunions were rough... It's a bitter dance of family dynamics and gangster guns a-blazin' in the engaging drama Dom - A Russian Family. With a more serious tone than one might expect, Oleg Pogodin's film... More »
  

Fantastic Fest 2012: WAKE IN FRIGHT Defies The Mold Of Rural Horrors

Everybody loves a good hillbilly horror film. Of course, the elephant in the room when anyone talks about the terrors of the uncivilized parts of the civilized world is John Boorman's Deliverance. In that film, a group of weekend warriors... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Fantastic Fest 2012 Review: UNIT 7

As anyone reading, or writing for, Twitch will probably tell you, there's a fine line between genre conventions and outright clichés. To an outsider, someone who's not a fan of a particular genre, anything that looks somewhat familiar can be... More »
  

Fantastic Fest 2012 Review: THE CONSPIRACY Makes You Paranoid, But Don't Tell Anybody

With absolute conviction and unwavering intelligence, The Conspiracy unpacks complex theories and raises disturbing questions that are not easily dismissed. What distinguishes the faux-documentary framework from any number of "mock docs" is that writer/director Christopher MacBride doesn't pretend that... More »
  

Fantastic Fest 2012: This Is A Review For NEW KIDS NITRO, Homo!

(See how the title of the article is noticeably more offensive than the one I did for its prequel? Well...) One of the biggest surprises moviewise last year was "New Kids Turbo", a full-length Dutch feature describing the chaos... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Fantastic Fest 2012 Review: SINISTER Aims for Subconscious Scares

True crime writing never pays. Ellison (Ethan Hawke) had a widely-acclaimed bestseller his first time out, but that was ten years ago. He hasn't been able to replicate that success, though he keeps trying, continually moving his family as close... More »
  
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