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Fantastic Fest 2017 Preview
The show must go on
"...This year's Fantastic Fest undoubtedly starts under a pall. The firestorm over..."

Sept. 22, 2017 Screens Feature 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

Fantastic Fest Fills the Card
Massive list includes closing night film
"...The Fantastic Fest second wave is here, and bigger than you..."

Sept. 5, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest Announces New Board
Familiar faces make up directors for troubled festival
"...There was an undoubted cloud hanging over Fantastic Fest 2017, so much so that some attendees openly..."

Dec. 1, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest Adds Last Two Titles
Follow-up to FF fave The Lure joins list
"...Just when Fantastic Fest made us think they'd locked their lineup, here..."

Sept. 17, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

They're Here! Fantastic Fest Wave One Arrives
Overlord, Apostle headline fest opening salvo
"...Austin's primo genre film festival, Fantastic Fest, has just opened fire with its first..."

July 31, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest Wave Three
Multiple monsters, sequels, and regulars (and RZA)
"...Few festivals have Fantastic Fest's reputation for familiarity and a certain..."

Sept. 7, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

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 Wave Three Crashes Down
Music and madness fill festival lineup
"...Bow down, ye unworthies! The final wave of Fantastic Fest films has been unleashed, and not only is..."

Sept. 13, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

DVDanger: Fantastic Fest 2015 Revisited
With the 2016 lineup here, time for VOD and DVD reruns
"...Festival films have a life cycle. Some drop by for..."

Aug. 6, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Trouble at Fantastic Fest
Devin Faraci's rehiring and subsequent resignation casts shadow over film fest
"...play out over time. More immediately pressing is its Fantastic Fest film festival, which begins today, Thursday, Sept. 21...."

Sept. 22, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest Snags Arrival
The Handmaiden, Sadako vs. Kayako in wave two
"...Fantastic Fest, the Alamo Drafthouse's celebration of the most bizarre..."

Aug. 25, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest Interview: Applecart
Into the woods with the media satire horror flick
"...Genre mash-ups are in the blood of Fantastic Fest, but Applecart is that rarest of cinematic chimeras:..."

Sept. 27, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Assessing This Year's Tumultuous Fantastic Fest
Notes from the subdued chaos at the Drafthouse
"...For 13 years, Fantastic Fest, the Alamo Drafthouse's signature film festival, has been..."

Oct. 6, 2017 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest Interview: Haunters: The Art of the Scare
Director Jon Schnitzer talks Halloween haunts and the new extreme
"...trauma, like 9/11 and the 2008 financial collapse. Ominously, 2017 is shaping up to be the biggest ever. Jon..."

Sept. 22, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest Review: Border
The pain and joy of being other
"...Border has a close relative, it's probably another recent Fantastic Fest example of genre agnosticism, last year's Thelma; but..."

Sept. 22, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Five Films Not to Miss at Fantastic Fest
2018 is the year of the woman
"...Nicole Kidman had a significant 2017 with Big Little Lies, The Beguiled, and The Killing..."

Sept. 21, 2018 Screens Feature by Jenny Nulf

Fantastic Fest Review: Cam
Sex-positive techno thriller tackles online identity
"...It's a balance that is reminiscent of SXSW award-winning..."

Sept. 26, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest Review: The Endless
Spring team head on a familiar but reinvented roadtrip
"...kinship to one of the most revered and beloved Fantastic Fest titles, 2016's A Dark Song, as both films..."

Sept. 28, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Top 10 Festival Films of 2017 You Haven't Seen Yet
From zombie musicals to political scandals, a bumper year
"...Every film festival showcases a slate of titles that deserve an audience...."

Jan. 1, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

What's Fantastic at Fantasia
Highlights from the Canadian genre fest, plus films you may see soon
"...The film festival calendar is a packed, year-round experience (and that's just..."

Aug. 14, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

aGLIFF's 2017 Lineup Announced
Celebrating 30 years of queer entertainment with films for everyone
"...Austin’s first and only queer film festival celebrates its 30th anniversary next month and if today’s..."

Aug. 1, 2017 Screens Post by Iman Shah

2017 SXSW Film Venue Guide
Where to go, how to get there, and how to navigate the lines
"...is your best bet for star-gawking; many of the fest’s red carpet premieres happen here. Full bar and snacks..."

March 3, 2017 SXSW Post

Super Dark Times
Fantastic Fest 2017 preview

Sept. 22, 2017 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Anna and the Apocalypse
Fantastic Fest 2017 preview

Sept. 22, 2017 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Rabbit
Fantastic Fest 2017 preview
"...about if there was a life-threatening event or some fantastical situation, could that person have the ability to communicate..."

Sept. 22, 2017 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Owen Egerton’s Bloody Good Time
Writer/director’s distinctly Austin horror-comedy returns for RTX Austin
"...it was his second film as a writer/director, Blood Fest. And it wasn't simply on the wrong screen. It..."

Aug. 3, 2018 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Austin Film Festival Snags Chappaquiddick as Closing Night Film
Full lineup includes Call Me by Your Name, Three Billboards
"...The Toronto Film Festival may be the first stop for many of the..."

Sept. 26, 2017 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

High-Stepping Into the Zombie Apocalypse
Flash mob on Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge celebrates new horror musical
"...vs. teens horror musical. The Scottish film debuted at Fantastic Fest 2017 and became an instant cult favorite, and..."

Nov. 28, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

“World of Tomorrow Episode Two" Warps to VOD
Don Hertzfeldt's beloved animation on Vimeo now
"..."Episode Two" debuted at Fantastic Fest 2017, when the Chronicle's Marjorie Baumgarten called it..."

Dec. 29, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

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