Tags : Fantastic Fest

Quick Review: Tale of Tales

Another week another solid movie hitting theaters that screened at Fantastic Fest last year. I’m a bit surprised this one isn’t getting a bigger release. My quick review from FF: Tale of Tales Director- Matteo Garrone Cast- Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, Toby Jones, John C. Reilly Tale of Tales is a French-Italian-British, English-language dark fantasy, […]Read More

Quick Review: Belladonna of Sadness

April and May have blessed us with the release of several excellent films from Fantastic Fest 2015, including Too Late, Green Room, The Invitation, and Men and Chicken. I’m very excited to add Belladonna of Sadness to the list. (On Friday the 13th no less — how appropriate!) Check out my quick review from FF: […]Read More

Quick Review: Green Room

Holy machete! Green Room is now playing in theaters nationwide. Do not miss your chance to see this blood-boiler on the big screen. Here’s my quick review from Fantastic Fest 2015: Film 8- Green Room Director- Jeremy Saulnier Cast- Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Macon Blair, Alia Shawkat, Patrick Stewart Jeremy Saulnier is the real deal. […]Read More

Filmmaker Dennis Hauck on Too Late and 35mm

Writer/director Dennis Hauck’s debut feature-length film is a cinematic marvel. Filmed entirely on 35mm, Too Late unfolds in five acts, each a 20+ minute take with no hidden cuts or gimmicks. They are the longest 35mm Steadicam shots in cinema history–each using nearly an entire film reel. The reels are presented out of order, and […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Too Late

Howdy, film freaks! Writer/director Dennis Hauck’s debut feature-length film is a testament to the glory of cinema. Deliciously old school, Too Late was shot on 35mm and unfolds in five acts, each consisting of a single 20+ minute take. They are the longest 35mm Steadicam shots in movie history, and feature no hidden cuts or […]Read More

Fantastic Fest 2015 Recap: Day 3

Previous Recaps: Day 1, Day 2 Day 3- Sat 9/26 Saturday was another solid movie day with two splendid foreign animation films, a crowd-pleasing comedy, Ben Wheatley’s latest feature, and an intense performance from Itchy-O, the dark lords of percussion. Film 9- April and the Extraordinary World Director- Christian Desmares and Franck Ekinci Cast- Marion […]Read More

Fantastic Fest 2015 Recap: Day 2

Previous Recap: Day 1 Day 2- Friday 9/25 Friday started off with warm blueberry coffeecake, a mimosa, and a program of short films. It ended with grown folks arguing about movies and punching each other in the face. Great day! Shorts Program- Fantastic Shorts 2015 Most of the short films presented at this year’s festival […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Bone Tomahawk

Bone Tomahawk had it’s world premiere as the closing night film of Fantastic Fest 2015, and it was an excellent choice to end the festival. The crowd loved it. Kurt Russell has aged well and still has tremendous screen presence. He delivers one line so emphatically that it gave me chills and made the audience […]Read More

Fantastic Fest 2015 Recap: Day 1

Hello friendos! Fantastic Fest and MondoCon ended a few weeks ago and I’ve finally recovered. Like last year, I packed in as many screenings, parties, and events as possible and my plan is to cover them all. The movie lineup was a scorcher. Every slot was like Sophie’s Choice with an array of enticing options. […]Read More

Fantastic Fest 2015: Top 5

Greetings from Fantastic Fest! Day 4 of 8 is about to start and there’s so much to report. I’ve watched 12 feature-length films, 9 short films, and 6 verbal/physical debates. I danced in the snow at the opening night Christmas in February in September party, and got my picture taken on Santa’s lap. I saw […]Read More

Fantastic Fest 2015 Prep

Hello nerdfolk! If you wonder why I’m foaming at the mouth it’s because I can’t contain my excitement for Fantastic Fest next week. From Thursday, September 24th to Friday, October 2nd, film geeks, press peeps, and industry folks will congregate in Austin, TX for the most fun, least pretentious film festival around. It’s the most […]Read More

Fantastic Fest 2015 Info!

Hello friendos! Fantastic Fest 2015 is creeping up on us and I’m freakin’ pumped! Last year was my first time attending and it was the best week of the year; 8 days at the Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar in Austin packed with dozens of screenings and crazy-unique events. The programming is eclectic, the vibe […]Read More

Fantastic Fest 2014: Day 6

Previous recaps: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5 Day 6: Tuesday 9/23 On the sixth day of Fantastic Fest, the never-ending string of movies and fun events finally caught up with me and I found myself dozing off midway through the third film of the day. Joe Lynch’s shoot-em-up action vehicle […]Read More

Fantastic Fest 2014: Day 5

Previous recaps: Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5: Monday 9/22 My excursion to MondoCon was a lot of fun, but I was ready to get back to the Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar and pack in as many movies as possible. Monday kicked off the second half of Fantastic Fest, a […]Read More

Nerdlocker Interview: Director E.L. Katz

ABCs of Death 2, the sequel to the popular 2012 horror anthology, hits theaters on Friday, October 31st (Halloween). It continues in the tradition of it’s predecessor with 26 gruesome shorts, one for every letter of the alphabet, each with different directors and limited to five minutes. At Fantastic Fest, I had the chance to […]Read More

Fantastic Fest 2014: Day 4

Previous recaps: Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4: Sunday 9/21 As much as I wanted to go to MondoCon first thing and line up for Laurent Durieux’s Back to the Future Part III poster, I didn’t want to miss Drawn and Quartered 2014, the animated short film program at Fantastic Fest. I’m glad […]Read More

Fantastic Fest 2014: Day 3

  Previous Recaps: Day 1 Day 2 Day 3- Saturday 9/20 On Saturday, I had a tough decision to make. Fantastic Fest or MondoCon… It was the inaugural year of MondoCon, a convention put on by Mondo celebrating film, music, and art, with panels, screenings, and artists selling limited edition posters, records, toys, and other […]Read More

Fantastic Fest 2014: Day 2

Previous Recap: Day 1 Day 2- Friday 9/19 Friday started with an interview of E.L. Katz, director of Cheap Thrills and the “A is for Amateur” segment from ABCs of Death 2. We discussed both of those projects and the one he’s currently working on. Cool guy. It will post in the coming weeks. After […]Read More