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Fantastic Fest 2014 Open for Submissions
Plus two Drafthouse flicks take FF tour audience awards
"...2014 isn't upon us yet, but it's already time to..."

Dec. 16, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest 2014: Simon Barrett Brings The Guest
Scripter talks Faults, Halloween, and running out of bullets
"...It's day eight of Fantastic Fest, and Simon Barrett may be the only person..."

Sept. 27, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest 2014: Joe Lynch Guns for Everly
Director of Salma Hayek action flick talks sealed-room rules
"...Joe Lynch learned an important lesson at this year's Fantastic Fest. Never tell a Texan that samurais are better..."

Sept. 22, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest 2014: I Am a Knife With Legs
This low-budget masterwork is a bizarre comedy manifesto
"...year’s Rubber.” As in Quentin Dupieux’s audience fave from Fantastic Fest 2010. Dada-esque, non-sequitur comedy is alive, wild, and..."

Sept. 22, 2014 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Fantastic Fest 2014: Kung Fu Elliot
Outsider art gets ugly in this strange Canadian documentary
"...some things aren't real, like the 8mm Asian Film Festival didn't exist – but I was like, what's the..."

Sept. 24, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest 2014: V/H/S Viral
Third time the charm for found footage anthology franchise?
"...Fantastic Fest's own imp of the perverse Nacho Vigalondo takes..."

Sept. 20, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest 2014: How It Felt
Artist Amy Everson on trauma and truth
"...stop her taking the Best Actress award in the Fantastic Fest Next wave category for her performance in Felt...."

Sept. 24, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest 2014: Future Shock! The Story of 2000AD
Marvel? DC? Pshaw! 2000AD is the law
"...rhapsodic and notes that there never would have been Fantastic Fest award-winner Timecrimes without his youthful love of 2000AD,..."

Sept. 22, 2014 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Fantastic Fest 2014: Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau
Hollywood studios are the real monsters in this warts and all doc
"...and Michael DeLuca, actor Fairuza Balk, and former Alamo Drafthouse/Fantastic Fest programmer Kier-La Jannise. Interweaving myriad memories of the..."

Sept. 22, 2014 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Fantastic Fest 2014: The Look of Silence
The devastating doc The Act of Killing has a follow-up act
"...Screened well in advance of its 2015 release for Fantastic Fest badgeholders who are also Drafthouse Alliance members, Look..."

Sept. 22, 2014 Screens Post by William Goss

Fantastic Fest 2014: The Tale of Princess Kaguya
From the bamboo grove to the moon
"...Coming of age stories are all over Fantastic Fest this year but only this breathtakingly lovely offering..."

Sept. 21, 2014 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Fantastic Fest 2014: My Life Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn
Scenes from a marriage
"...Curiously, the Fantastic Fest program book description, while not inaccurate, skates over..."

Sept. 21, 2014 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Fantastic Fest 2014: The Duke of Burgundy
The year's most genteel sex comedy reveals relationship truths
"...BDSM relationship. But as the conventional wisdom of the lifestyle goes, it's really the sub who is in charge...."

Sept. 25, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest 2014: It Follows
Sexually transmitted horror gets an update in this mesmerizing film
"...It Follows screens again Wednesday, Sept. 24, 11:30pm...."

Sept. 23, 2014 Screens Post by Josh Kupecki

Fantastic Fest 2014: The Tribe
Seriously, you’ve never seen a film like this one before
"...The Tribe screens again Thursday, Sept. 25, 1:50pm...."

Sept. 22, 2014 Screens Post by Josh Kupecki

Fantastic Fest 2014: Norway
A disco vampire descends on the Mediterranean
"...During his Q&A, first-time director Veslemes revealed that Norway..."

Sept. 22, 2014 Screens Post by Dan Gentile

Fantastic Fest 2014: The Babadook
Tyro helmer Jennifer Kent conjures disturbing spook story
"...The Babadook screens again Monday, Sept. 22, 2:15pm...."

Sept. 21, 2014 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

Fantastic Fest 2014: Whispers Behind the Wall
Let’s lynch the landlady

Sept. 21, 2014 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Fantastic Fest 2014: Tommy
A gun moll calls the shots in this Swedish crime drama
"...Tommy screens again Thursday, Sept. 25, 2:05pm...."

Sept. 21, 2014 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Fantastic Fest 2014: Blind
When a woman loses her sight, her anxieties come into view

Sept. 20, 2014 Screens Post by William Goss

Fantastic Fest 2014: The Creeping Garden
Weird Science: Documentary about slime trudges along
"...The Creeping Garden screens again Monday, Sept. 22, 11:45am...."

Sept. 20, 2014 Screens Post by Dan Gentile

Fantastic Fest 2014: Jacky in the Kingdom of Women
The burka’s on the other sex in this gender-reversal fantasy
"...Jacky in the Kingdom of Women screens again Monday,..."

Sept. 20, 2014 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

Fantastic Fest 2014: The World of Kanako
Kids on the skids and one mad dad
"...The World of Kanako screens again Wednesday Sept. 24,..."

Sept. 20, 2014 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Fantastic Fest 2014: Force Majeure
Perversely funny Swedish film asks: Are you man enough?
"...Force Majeure screens again Monday, Sept. 22, 11:30am...."

Sept. 19, 2014 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Fantastic Fest 2014: When Animals Dream
There’s something hairy in Denmark

Sept. 19, 2014 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Fantastic Fest Awards Announced
Studio Ghibli’s latest wins audience favor
"...a few days left in this 10th edition of Fantastic Fest, but the ballots, at least, have all been..."

Sept. 23, 2014 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

The Night He Came to Fantastic Fest
Genre fest announces Halloween for opening night
"...to Austin this year – or rather, Halloween is. Fantastic Fest has announced that the revamp of the classic..."

Aug. 22, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest First Wave Hits Hard
Stephen King adaptations, Arabic cinema, and Three Billboards
"...to nerve-jangling terror, the first wave of films for Fantastic Fest 2017 (Sept. 21-28) announced this morning has it..."

Aug. 8, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

DVDanger: Fantastic Fest Rewind
Before the deluge, a 2014 flashback
"...If it's September, it must be Fantastic Fest. And, with the home release schedules of independent..."

Sept. 23, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest Goes for the Big 10
Kevin Smith's 'Tusk,' 'ABCs 2' and 'V/H/S 3' in first titles
"...Get giddy. Fantastic Fest, Austin's world-renowned celebration of all cinema geeky, strange,..."

Aug. 5, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

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