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Nacho Vigalondo’s “Coloss...

Nacho Vigalondo’s “Colossal” Screens Tonight as the Closing Night Film

Fantastic Fest’s frequent participating director, Nacho Vigalondo, returns with his kaiju monster mash-up, Colossal, starring Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis. The Closing Night screening will be the U. S. premiere for Vigalondo’s latest feature film, after the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month. Fantastic Fest favorite Nacho Vigalondo (Timecrimes) wrings an extraordinarily potent allegory […]

The Autopsy of Jane Doe Additional Sc...

The Autopsy of Jane Doe Additional Screening at Fantastic Fest

The Autopsy of Jane Doe is written by Ian Goldberg and Richard Naing, is directed by Andre Ovredal and screened at Fantastic Fest, quickly becoming a buzzed about feature film to watch. The feature film stars Brian Cox and Emile Hirsch as a father and son who own and work the local mortuary. When a […]

Shin Godzilla screens tonight at Fant...

Shin Godzilla screens tonight at Fantastic Fest and I Can’t Wait

Tonight at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, Fantastic Fest-ers are gathering together to view Shin Godzilla! I recall viewing Godzilla movies as a kid and getting an opportunity to view the latest is quite a big deal today. My friend and fellow Fantastic Fest-er from out of town who is attending the festival is extremely […]

Fantastic Fest holds Second Screening...

Fantastic Fest holds Second Screening of American Honey

American Honey, a Cannes Jury Prize Winner this year, made its US Premiere at Fantastic Fest in Austin and the star, Sasha Lane, was in attendance. This drama/adventure is written/directed by Andrea Arnold, also stars Shia LaBeouf and Riley Keough among the large cast. LaBeouf is dynamic as the charismatic character, Jake, and this may be one […]

Tim Burton to receive a Proclamation ...

Tim Burton to receive a Proclamation from the City of Austin

Austin, TX resident and Director Robert Rodriguez will present Director Tim Burton with an official proclamation from city of Austin Mayor Steve Adler declaring Sunday, September 25, 2016 as Keep Austin Peculiar Day at the Fantastic Fest screening of Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children.  The ceremony will take place at 4:50 PM CT at the Alamo […]

The Invisible Guest at Fantastic Fest...

The Invisible Guest at Fantastic Fest is Not to be Missed

Although I was not able to secure a ticket into the Opening Night film, Arrival, on Thursday, this is absolutely one film I recommend not missing during the festival. This film is from Spain and the Director is Oriol Paulo. I viewed this film when it had its US Premiere here at Fantastic Fest. There is an […]

Russian director Ivan I. Tverdovsky’s...

Russian director Ivan I. Tverdovsky’s film, Zoology has U.S. Premiere at Fantastic Fest

Directed and written by Ivan I. Tverdovsky (Corrections Class), Zoology (original title: Zoologiya) arrives in Austin after the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) where it had its North American premiere. The second feature by this filmmaker follows an older woman, Natasha (Natalia Pavlenkova) who lives with her mother and seems to be in a dead […]

The Animated Comedy, Storks, Visits t...

The Animated Comedy, Storks, Visits the Past and Mixes it with the New

Storks is the new animated comedy feature film that includes what the birds used to do back in the day and what they have since been doing when that industry was shuttered. Instead of delivering babies, they deliver consumer packages. While it is not the best animated comedy film this year, it is still entertaining […]

The Magnificent Seven Returns to the ...

The Magnificent Seven Returns to the Big Screen with a Swagger

The Magnificent Seven is anything but original, as the first feature made by the same name was in 1960, and is a Western enjoyed to this day by the elders who are familiar with that version of it. Even that feature is a remake of 1950s Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai. The 41st Toronto International Film Festival […]

Fantastic Fest in Austin Opens Today!

Fantastic Fest in Austin Opens Today!

The 12th annual Fantastic Fest returns to the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar and each of us, fans and critics, enjoy the heck out of the films, events, stories and friendship year after year. I have a friend who is a long time fan and attendee who comes to Austin from other parts of our fine […]