FESTIVALS

Fantastic Fest 2013

Sept. 19-26

The Flesh and the Faith of 'We Are What We Are'
The Flesh and the Faith of 'We Are What We Are'
Director Jim Mickle on remakes, religion, and America's dark history

Oct. 12, 2013

Metallica Creates a New Monster
Metallica Creates a New Monster
Kirk Hammett, Robert Trujillo, and Nimrod Antal go 'Through the Never'

Oct. 2, 2013

'Zero Theorem' Doesn't Quite Add Up
'Zero Theorem' Doesn't Quite Add Up
More questions than answers in Terry Gilliam's sci-fi head-scratcher

Sept. 27, 2013

PHOTOS: Fantastic Fest: 'Metallica Through the Never'
Photos by Gary Miller

Thu., Sept. 26, 2013

There's No 'Escape From Tomorrow'
There's No 'Escape From Tomorrow'
Director Randy Moore on fair use and Disney princess culture

Sept. 26, 2013

Take a Ride With ‘Blue Ruin’
Take a Ride With ‘Blue Ruin’
Revenge proves tricky in Fantastic Fest gem

Sept. 24, 2013

‘Grand Piano’ Is a Virtuosic Instrument
‘Grand Piano’ Is a Virtuosic Instrument
Craft and performance anxiety rule this Fantastic Fest dazzler

Sept. 24, 2013

Feeding the 'Afflicted'
Feeding the 'Afflicted'
Clif Prowse and Derek Lee have a new angle on found footage

Sept. 24, 2013

And the Fantastic Winners Are
And the Fantastic Winners Are
Fantastic Fest awards go to 'Jodorowsky's Dune,' 'Afflicted'

Sept. 23, 2013

Big Ups for ‘Detective Downs’
Big Ups for ‘Detective Downs’
Norwegian P.I. at Fantastic Fest updates the gumshoe tradition

Sept. 23, 2013

Ecstatic Highs, Then Bluer Than Blue Can Be
Ecstatic Highs, Then Bluer Than Blue Can Be
Last shots to see Michel Gondry’s ‘Mood Indigo,’ still no U.S. distro

Sept. 23, 2013

PHOTOS: Fantastic Fest: 'Man of Tai Chi' & 'Cheap Thrills'
Photos by Gary Miller

Mon., Sept. 23, 2013

Parkour and Slapstick Comedy Combine in 'Journey to the West'
Parkour and Slapstick Comedy Combine in 'Journey to the West'
Here's hoping Stephen Chow's latest makes its way west

Sept. 23, 2013

‘The Congress’ Future Imperfect
‘The Congress’ Future Imperfect
FF2013 screens Ari Folman’s dystopic followup to ‘Waltz From Bashir’

Sept. 23, 2013

'R100' Is the New NSFW
'R100' Is the New NSFW
Bizarre, charming Japanese gutbuster finds the heart of S&M

Sept. 23, 2013

PHOTOS: Fantastic Fest: 'Grand Piano' Red Carpet
Photos by John Anderson

Mon., Sept. 23, 2013

Isolation, Death, Romance, Death, Repeat
Isolation, Death, Romance, Death, Repeat
'Love Eternal' is anything but a minor threat

Sept. 22, 2013

Fantastic Arcade Awards Announced
Fantastic Arcade Awards Announced
Samurai Gunn slashes & shoots its way to victory

Sept. 22, 2013

Dive Into the Great 'Unknown'
Dive Into the Great 'Unknown'
Errol Morris and Don Rumsfeld take us on a tour of U.S. history

Sept. 22, 2013

J'accuse! In Korean!
J'accuse! In Korean!
'Confession of Murder' is guilty … of being pretty kickass

Sept. 22, 2013

Burn, Witch, Burn
Burn, Witch, Burn
The Pope still loathes Ken Russell's 'The Devils,' and with good reason

Sept. 22, 2013

Fantastic Arcade Day 3
Fantastic Arcade Day 3
Another day, more lessons learned

Sept. 22, 2013

'Coherence' Makes a Multiverse Out of Nothing
'Coherence' Makes a Multiverse Out of Nothing
Micro-microbudget mindbender makes every restriction a virtue

Sept. 22, 2013

'Patrick' Is a Solid Little Creepfest
'Patrick' Is a Solid Little Creepfest
Ozploitation psychic killer classic remade and revamped

Sept. 22, 2013

Devil Times Five-ish
Devil Times Five-ish
'A Field in England' might remind you of a field in Bastrop

Sept. 21, 2013

What Did You Shoot on, Keanu Reeves?
What Did You Shoot on, Keanu Reeves?
'Man of Tai Chi' director answers the immortal question

Sept. 21, 2013

Fantastic Arcade Day 2
Fantastic Arcade Day 2
More lessons I learned from a bunch of indie devs in a dark theatre

Sept. 21, 2013

The One About Erotic 'Harry Potter' Fan Fiction
The One About Erotic 'Harry Potter' Fan Fiction
Filmmaker Clay Liford on fan fiction from '50 Shades' to 'Star Trek'

Sept. 21, 2013

The Guerrilla 'Escape'
The Guerrilla 'Escape'
'Escape From Tomorrow' crew talks Disney-dodging at Fantastic Fest

Sept. 20, 2013

PHOTOS: Fantastic Fest: 'Machete Kills'
Photos by John Anderson

Fri., Sept. 20, 2013

Takeaways From Fantastic Arcade: Day 1
Takeaways From Fantastic Arcade: Day 1
Life lessons learned through video games and the people who make them

Sept. 20, 2013

Fantastic Mr. League
Fantastic Mr. League
Alamo Drafthouse honcho Tim League on debates, distro, and the change in venue

Sept. 19, 2013

Dark, Darker, Darkest
Dark, Darker, Darkest
'Narco Cultura' and 'Escape From Tomorrow' subvert the mainstream

Sept. 19, 2013

Keanu Reeves Is in Fighting Trim
Keanu Reeves Is in Fighting Trim
Actor takes over the director's chair for 'Man of Tai Chi'

Sept. 19, 2013

Who's Afraid of 'Big Bad Wolves'?
Who's Afraid of 'Big Bad Wolves'?
Wolfing down the new Israeli horror from Navot Papushado and Aharon Keshales

Sept. 19, 2013

Fantastic Arcade Gets the Closing Party It Deserves
Fantastic Arcade Gets the Closing Party It Deserves
Devolver Digital and Wild Rumpus team up to let loose

Sept. 16, 2013

Errol Morris' Badassedness To Be Made Official
Errol Morris' Badassedness To Be Made Official
Legendary documentarian will be fêted at Fantastic Fest 2013

Sept. 9, 2013

Has Fantastic Fest Gone Too Hog-Wild?
Has Fantastic Fest Gone Too Hog-Wild?
Helicopter Hog Hunt has some fans worried

Sept. 9, 2013

It's On! Tim League Vs Keanu Reeves
It's On! Tim League Vs Keanu Reeves
Fantastic Fest debate to feature "Man of Tai Chi" star

Sept. 6, 2013

Fantastic Fest Adds Terry Gilliam And Metallica
Fantastic Fest Adds Terry Gilliam And Metallica
Final round of films includes surprise big names

Sept. 5, 2013

Fantastic Fest Tells Tales of the Long and the Short and the Tall
Fantastic Fest Tells Tales of the Long and the Short and the Tall
Short film selection from Austin to Estonia, animation to sushi

Sept. 4, 2013

Fantastic Arcade Games Announced
Fantastic Arcade Games Announced
Some gaming to accompany the Fantastic Fest moviegoing

Aug. 15, 2013

Join the Big Leagues
Join the Big Leagues
Alamo Drafthouse CEO seeks an apprentice

Aug. 14, 2013

Fantastic Fest Round Two: Israel, Japan, and a 'Field in England'
Fantastic Fest Round Two: Israel, Japan, and a 'Field in England'
New Ben Wheatley historical shocker added to 2013 lineup

Aug. 13, 2013

Fantastic Fest Announces Keanu Reeves as 'Man of Tai Chi'
Fantastic Fest Announces Keanu Reeves as 'Man of Tai Chi'
Plus 'Big Bad Wolves' and 'Nightbreed - The Cabal Cut' and more

July 24, 2013

Machete to 'Kill' Fantastic Fest
Machete to 'Kill' Fantastic Fest
Robert Rodriguez's latest to open genre film fest

July 10, 2013

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