Tag: fantasticfest

Fantastic Fest 2019 Preview: All the Flicks We've Reviewed So Far

The genre film world is descending on Austin, Texas yet again for the 2019 edition of Fantastic Fest. Screen Anarchy will be there lapping up all the cinematic goodness and will have plenty to say about the movies we have...

Review: MID90S, Jonah Hill's Debut As Director Is Funny and Humane

Eleven years after Superbad finally made him stand out as a comedic actor, and seven since Moneyball turned him into an Oscar nominee, Jonah Hill debuts as writer/director with Mid90s, a coming-of-age film that’s funny and, at the same time,...

Fantastic Fest 2018 Review: FERAL, Andrés Kaiser's Worthy Debut Feature

The only Mexican film at this year's Fantastic Fest was Andrés Kaiser’s debut feature length film, Feral, which uses fake documentary and found footage formats to delve into a tragedy that took place in the late 1980s. It officially ended...

Fantastic Fest 2018 Interview: Director Amanda Kramer Talks LADYWORLD

In the opening credits of Amanda Kramer's Ladyworld, we hear what we'll eventually confirm as an earthquake that has left eight young girls trapped in the house where they were supposed to celebrate the birthday of one of them. With...

Fantastic Fest 2018 Interview: Director Jim Hosking and Co-Writer David Wike on AN EVENING WITH BEVERLY LUFF LINN

After his debut feature The Greasy Strangler, a sort of mix between quirky romantic/comedy indie cinema and exploitation/B movies, British director Jim Hosking is back with An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn, stepping away from horror but maintaining a general...

Fantastic Fest 2018 Interview: Nicolas Pesce on His Film Adaptation of Murakami Ryu's PIERCING

For his second feature length film, after The Eyes of My Mother, young American director Nicolas Pesce decided to adapt Murakami Ryu’s 1994 novel Piercing. The movie stars Christopher Abbott and definitely has one of the most striking opening sequences...

Fantastic Fest 2018: Second Wave Includes HALLOWEEN, MAY THE DEVIL TAKE YOU, HOLD THE DARK

Fantastic Fest 2018 is now about a month away, so it's time for the second wave of programming, which includes the North American premiere of Timo Tjahjanto's May the Devil Take You and the U.S. premieres of David Gordon Green's...

Fantastic Fest 2016 Review: Short Fuse Block Sparks Awe

Short films don't often get a lot of love --- or attention --- from the press. That's why I'm proud to cover the Short Fuse 2016 program from Fantastic Fest and programmer Peter Kuplowsky. Short Fuse held a lot of...

Fantastic Fest 2016 Review: The Unbearable Lightness of TONI ERDMANN

Maren Ade's Palme d'Or nominated film works marvelously as both an awkward study of a father-daughter relationship and as an immersive look into the corporate politics of post-wall Europe.

Fantastic Fest 2016 Preview: ScreenAnarchy Writers Choose Our Top 10 Most Anticipated Films

This is our favorite time of the year. It's Fantastic Fest time when our enormous group of ScreenAnarchy writers descends on the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar to watch a ton of great movies and eat and drink way too much....

Fantastic Fest 2016: Dolph Lundgren Hunts Demons in DON'T KILL IT Trailer

Director Mike Mendez knows how to have a good time. His segment in Tales of Halloween segment, "Friday the 31st" had me grinning from ear-to-ear, while Big Ass Spider! was a glorious throwback to drive-in monster movies. With Don't Kill...

Fantastic Fest 2016 Dark Corner VR Preview

It's nearly impossible to find a film festival that isn't dipping its toes into the uber exciting world of VR storytelling and Fantastic Fest is right on board as well. However instead of the typical festival program of a little...

Fantastic Fest 2016 Preview: DISHOOM REIGNS! 6 Reasons to Set Your Sights on the Indian Sidebar

The theme of this year's Fantastic Fest is Dishoom Reigns, the wild and wonderful world of Indian genre cinema, so it should be no surprise to our regular readers that I am crazy excited for this event. For those...

Fantastic Fest 2nd Wave Led by ARRIVAL, HANDMAIDEN, BAD BATCH

Whoo-whee! This is an exciting time of the year as festival announcements are coming thick and fast. TIFF has fully revealed its extensive program, Venice is out there, and NYFF will be close behind. But right in the middle of...

DEAREST SISTER: Trailer Arrives For Mattie Do's Laotian Ghost Story!

With its world premiere announced yesterday as part of the initial lineup of Fantastic Fest 2016 titles the trailer for Laotian director Mattie Do's sophomore feature Dearest Sister has just arrived online and it's a good one! Here's how the...

Fantastic Fest 2015 Wrap - All Our Reviews & ScreenAnarchy Awards

Wow. Fantastic Fest ended last Thursday but we are all still recovering from 8 (8!) days of magical mayhem. There were a ton of good movies and very few stinkers (not counting some of us on day 8). But it's...

Fantastic Fest 2015 Review: L'AFFAIRE SK1 Delivers A Clinical Dissection Of France's Most Notorious Serial Killer

The first body was discovered in 1991, a young woman raped and killed in clearly sadistic fashion in her own home in the French capital. She would be the first of seven, the leading edge of a wave of murders...

CAMINO: Check Out Jay Shaw's Poster Art For The Zoe Bell Starring Action Flick

Fresh from its world premiere at Fantastic Fest yesterday Twitch is happy to present the (typically) fantastic Jay Shaw created poster art for Josh Waller's Camino, with Zoe Bell and Nacho Vigalondo. Here's how I pitched the film in the...

Fantastic Fest 2015 Review: THE BOY AND THE BEAST, Hosoda Mamoru's Best Film To Date

If The Boy And The Beast doesn't cast away any doubts that Hosoda Mamoru will become the new king of Japanese animation, I don't know what will. Ever since Miyazaki Hayao stopped making feature films, the world has been eagerly waiting to see...

Fantastic Fest 2015 Day One: Canfield Talks FEBRUARY With Writer/Director Osgood Perkins

Hello from Fantastic Fest! Yesterday I had the chance to have an amazing conversation with Osgood Perkins the writer/director of the extraordinary horror drama February. Fans of deep psychological or spiritual insight, take note. Perkins manages genre convention with a deftness...