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Fantastic Fest Review: Final Cut
What's the purpose of a remake? Most especially, what's the purpose of remaking a film from a different culture and country, in a different language? Arguably, to make it more accessible to your audience.

6:01PM Fri. Sep. 30, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

The Greatest Kaiju Return to Guzu With Strange Beasts VII
Brace yourself for the biggest Godzilla show at Guzu ever, as the collectibles store and gallery unleashes the king of the monsters in another gallery show of original prints and creations celebrating everyone's favorite chaos-wreaking kaiju.

5:15PM Fri. Sep. 30, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Triangle of Sadness Star Dolly De Leon Sails into Fantastic Fest
Attendees at Fantastic Fest’s closing night screening tonight got a surprise visitor: Dolly De Leon, the breakout star of the Cannes Palme D’Or winning Triangle of Sadness. "I'm so excited," she said before the screening. "I've heard so many stories. I feel like I'm going to a rock concert."

4:25PM Fri. Sep. 30, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Fantastic Fest Review: Something in the Dirt
There are two recurrent threads in the creative collaborations of Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead: how we tell stories, and the convoluted nature of male relationships. Their latest, Something in the Dirt, circles right back to those concepts, but with a fresh trajectory and, as always, uniquely enthralling perspectives.

6:00PM Thu. Sep. 29, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Regal Arbor Closed
In a move that caught customers and seemingly even its own staff off guard, the Regal Arbor Cinema at Great Hills closed last week with no announcement and a sad lack of any kind of farewell to one of Austin's quietly loved institutions.

2:00PM Thu. Sep. 29, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Darren Aronofsky to be Honored by Austin Film Festival
Darren Aronofsky, the visionary filmmaker who created such masterworks as Black Swan, The Wrestler and the upcoming The Whale, has just been announced as the recipient of this year's Austin Film Festival's Extraordinary Contribution to Filmmaking Award.

12:00PM Thu. Sep. 29, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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Fantastic Fest Review: Mike Mignola: Drawing Monsters
If my house ever collapses, it will be because of the stress placed on the structure by what I can only call the Mike Mignola wing.

11:00AM Thu. Sep. 29, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Fantastic Fest Review: Hellraiser
The Cenobites were not the most interesting part of the original Hellraiser. Nor were they even the primary villains. That was Julia, at first glimpse a fairytale evil stepmother, but truly one of '80s horror's greatest creations.

9:49AM Thu. Sep. 29, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Fantastic Fest Review: Piggy
Ah, the teen summer slasher. Its tropes are some of the most familiar in horror cinema, whether it’s the hulking, shambling killer; the socially outcast protagonist; the love-to-hate-’em ensemble inevitably punished for their transgressions; the spooky (but rarely lethal) scene in the water; and of course, the violently explosive ending.

1:15PM Wed. Sep. 28, Jasmine Lane Read More | Comment »

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