Glenn has a problem. Arriving home early on his anniversary hoping to surprise his girlfriend with flowers he does exactly that. The problem is he also surprises the naked man whose nipples she has just covered with whipped cream. So... More »
Less than 24 hours until its World Premiere at Fantastic Fest, Saturday September 24th at 3pm, and a quick note that Raven Banner Entertainment holds the worldwide rights for this French action/fantasy/kitchen sink film CALIBRE 9 by Jean-Christian Tassy. Raven Banner locks... More »
About to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival before moving on to Fantastic Fest, Timecrimes director Nacho Vigalondo shows his less serious side with Extraterrestrial. There's only one sane response when you wake up to a sky full of... More »
The annual Fantastic Debates needed very little time to become a signature event at Austin's Fantastic Fest, the spectacle of people (often mock) debating a film related topic before stepping into the ring to beat on each other proving rather... More »
Each year Fantastic Fest gets a shit ton of short films to screen over the course of the festival, most of them pretty damn awesome. Last year Can Evrenol screened his weird and disturbing short film To My Mother and... More »
Yeah yeah yeah, shaddup. My top ten list comes in late, but I had a LOT of catching up to do. Life conspires to thwart my regular viewing habits, so admittedly there's more than one film I know that has... More »
Right on the heels of winning the prestigious Next Wave Awards for Best Film and Best Script at Fantastic Fest - and immediately before its imminent arrival at the Sitges festival in Spain - a new trailer for Jorge... More »
Director Eugenio Mira, and his lead actor, Eduardo Noriega (The Devil's Backbone, Tesis, open Your Eyes) were kind enough to sit down with us after the world premiere of their film Agnosia, and discuss this wondrous example of Magical... More »
Add another to the List Of Things That Do Not Happen In Cannes.Last night's Fantastic Fest secret screening - the world premiere of Yoshihiro Nishimura's Helldriver - was preceded by a promo reel for the upcoming Jackass 3D presented... More »
Everything you need to know about the Fantastic Fest experience was summed up last night when festival director Tim League - with freshly shorn hair matching his hot pink spandex pants - stepped into the boxing ring to trade... More »
Do you miss old school revenge westerns and vintage gritty cop thrillers like I do? Where are the new High Plains Drifter's, or the modern day Report To The Commissioner's? Well pine no more, because Australian writer/director Patrick Hughes... More »
The joy of the festival experience is the thrill of discovery, those moments when you find something special that you knew virtually nothing about before hand and realize that you were just part of something that you're going to... More »
Well we wouldn't have believed if we didn't see it for ourselves. So dumbfounded were we that we forgot we had cameras for a couple minutes there. But here we are in Austin and The Rza, Elijah Wood, Nacho Vigalondo,... More »
Having its world premiere at Fantastic Fest tomorrow is Eugenio Mira's Agnosia, a romantic thriller from the producer of Hierro. And just in time for the premiere a new trailer has arrived online.Joana Prats suffers from agnosia, a strange... More »
Ladies and gentlemen, Ronald Reagan made an appearance today at Fantastic Fest when Alberto González Vázquez' El Fin Del Mundo screened in front of Mexican cannibal picture We Are What We Are. Both involve a death in the family,... More »
Why should you be at Fantastic Fest? Because if you were you would have had the chance to experience Jim Hosking's brilliantly absurd short The Importance Of Awards In Advertising on the big screen yesterday when it screened in... More »
Behold the awesome power of political satire on film.Thomas Cappelen Malling's Norwegian Ninja - a title regular readers of the site should be well familiar with by now and attendees of Fantastic Fest are about to get the chance... More »
What's better than a half shark, half octopus? MORE of a half shark, half octopus! Yes, kids, Roger Corman is bringing his Sharktopus to Fantastic Fest - where he'll be receiving a lifetime achievement award - and to get... More »
It was just the other night that I was watching some lame ass attempt at humor on the television when along came a crude effort to cash in on the zombie genre by mashing it up with Bambi. Ooooo-ooooh. Zombi.... More »
Finland's Jalmari Helander wants you all to know something. Don't believe what you've been told about Santa. It's all lies.Helander's Rare Exports - a throwback to the dark children's adventure films of the early 80s - will soon be... More »
My time as an attendee of the Toronto International Film Festival has nicely overlapped the transition from Festival Then to Festival Now, which I'd argue has taken place over just about exactly the last fifteen years, the same period for which I've been a regular festival-goer. Oh sure, I got...
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...
Welcome to a new edition of our column on Latin American cinema! Why is Chile's Valdivia Film Festival considered to be "the best in South America"? What makes Secreto Matusita such an intriguing found-footage thriller, especially for those in Peru? What connection is there between Mexico and Nordic Cinema? And what thrills...
This week sees the release of Michaël Roskam's The Drop, known once upon a time as Animal Rescue. However, it will in all probability also be known as "The Last Movie With James Gandolfini In It", as the late beloved actor (who died more than a year ago already -...
This past Monday, L'Etrange Festival brought together Sono Sion and 500 hyped up fans for an absolutely electric screening of Tokyo Tribe. Though the French speaking audience learned at the last minute the print would only have English subtitles, it didn't dampen their enthusiasm or, from what I could tell,...