Fantasia Film Fest review: THE DEMOLISHER

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There’s a level of accomplishment that very few films are able to pull  off: being able to be striking and effective without having to rely on continual dialogue. These days, the typical audience member tends to put their money and attention towards films that are fast-paced and have a lack of room to breathe, and […]

Kurt Russell, Refn and An Impressive First Wave of Programming Coming to This Year’s Fantastic Fest!!

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Fantastic Fest is one hell of a film festival. Each year, the lineups are impressive and entertaining, the events are fun, and there’s just something wild and unpredictable about the Austin, TX-based Fest. Making sure that this year’s upcoming FF (running from September 24 – October 1, 2015) isn’t going to disappoint whatsoever, the lineup […]

Fantasia Film Fest review: BITE

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Within the last few years, the body-horror/”we make poor decisions and our bodies begin to fall apart” subgenre has seen somewhat of a boom, with films like CONTRACTED and ANTIVIRAL really doing great jobs at putting our bodies under the microscope. Like most genre hits (whether critical or fan-loved) though, when you get one or […]

Fantasia Film Fest Review: SOME KIND OF HATE

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Bullying has been an absolute virus, steadily grown throughout our nation’s schools within the last decade. Whether it be over the way a kid looks, the type of music he listens to, or hell, just because he exists, the fact is that it’s grown to astronomical proportions, and it’s only a matter of time before […]

Fantasia Film Fest Review: OBSERVANCE

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The psychological thriller subgenre of horror has always been one that either works or it doesn’t. When it hits, you can either get a JACOB’S LADDER or you can get,..well…a GOTHIKA. It’s hard for a film that falls somewhere within that kind of film to not be paint by numbers, having spooky and oddly random metaphorical […]

Fantasia Film Fest Review: SYNCHRONICITY

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When 2007’s THE SIGNAL first hit audiences, it did a hell of a job showing a small glimpse of the capabilities of the film’s trio of writer/directors, David Bruckner, Dan Bush and Jacob Gentry. Each director’s segment felt completely different from the previous director’s, and there was a sense of promise that you felt upon […]

Fantasia Film Festival Review: MEATHEAD GOES HOG WILD

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Films detailing a character’s descent into madness are always a tricky game. If done right, you get TAXI DRIVER or FALLING DOWN, and if you don’t succeed, you get a completely disjointed film that loses its viewers when the tone of the film makes its switch. Thankfully, the Sean Pierce, Zach Harris and Kevin Cline-directed MEATHEAD […]

Fantasia Film Festival Review: POSSESSED

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One of the many lovable elements of 2012’s PARANORMAN was how easy it was for genre fans to latch onto. It dipped its toes into the horror genre, giving small homage-filled shout outs to films that horror lovers adore. While that film and those nods were fun, it left me wondering if we’d ever receive […]