Fantastic Fest 2011: SLEEP TIGHT Review

     October 5, 2011

I find myself lost trying to wrap my head around the tension built in Sleep Tight. While the film may lack more than one thrilling action sequence, it doesn’t lack for thrills. We are introduced to a world where a …

Fantastic Fest 2011: A BOY AND HIS SAMURAI Review

     October 4, 2011

Director Yoshihiro Nakamura is on a roll. The Japanese director has continually scored big at Fantastic Fest, with 2009’s Fish Story and 2010’s Golden Slumber. He is back with a film that is on a smaller scale yet is possibly …

Fantastic Fest 2011: THE YELLOW SEA Review

     October 3, 2011

Action and character propel The Yellow Sea through an epic run time that features more knife fights than I could count. Everything about this film is dark, brutal, and unforgiving. Director Hong-jin Na (The Chaser) weaves a complex story of …

Fantastic Fest 2011: RABIES Review

     October 3, 2011

One would think a film titled Rabies would have something to do with the maddening disease that drives one into a frothing, hyperreactive rage within a few days of infection. This Israeli thriller instead focuses on how we can act …

FANTASTIC FEST 2011: BOYS ON THE RUN Review

     September 30, 2011

Awkwardness can be infinitely easy to relate to because we have all felt out of place at one time or another. Some of us may even feel that way now, and Boys On The Run paints an interesting picture of …

FANTASTIC FEST 2011 Recap and Awards Roundup

     September 30, 2011

Well, folks, it’s over:  another year, another week-long cavalcade of awesome at Fantastic Fest.  This year’s lineup included some big name movies (Melancholia, Take Shelter), some smaller ones (You’re Next, Extraterrestrial), and some complete unknowns (Zombie Ass, A Boy and …

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