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Split (Movie Review)

NOTE: This review originally ran as part of our Fantastic Fest 2016 coverage PLOT: Three young women are kidnapped by a man who has more than 20 personalities, any one of which could be the death of them. REVIEW: I'll get this right out in the open. There are two great things about M. Night Shyamalan's latest, SPLIT: James McAvoy's performance, which is very...
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01.17.2017
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Movie Review: The Eyes of My Mother

This review originally ran as part of our Fantastic Fest 2016 coverage PLOT : A young woman living on a farm by herself goes to extreme and frightening lengths to ensure she's not alone for long. REVIEW: If you still think you can't be disturbed by a horror movie, take a look at THE EYES OF MY MOTHER, the starkly beautiful and grotesque debut feature from Nicolas...
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11.30.2016
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Phantasm: Ravager (Fantastic Fest 2016 Review)

PLOT: After many years spent tracking his missing friends Jody and Mike, Reggie must finally confront the Tall Man in a world where the evil villain has been victorious in his quest to destroy everything we know. REVIEW: The "can do!" spirit that has marked the PHANTASM films since their inception is alive and well in PHANTASM: RAVAGER, the fifth film in the franchise...
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09.26.2016
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The Bad Batch (Fantastic Fest 2016 Review)

PLOT: After being labeled one of "the bad batch" by a society that casts her out, a young woman named Arlen must find her place in a desert wasteland occupied entirely by outcasts and murderers. REVIEW: Sophomore slumps don't hit much harder than THE BAD BATCH, Ana Lily Amirpour's followup to her subtle, sublime GIRL WALKS ALONE HOME AT NIGHT. Not that we...
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09.24.2016
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Final wave of Fantastic Fest programming includes Campbell and Lundgren

We're exactly two weeks away from the first day of this year's edition of Alamo Drafthouse's Fantastic Fest , which is set to take place at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar in Austin, Texas from September 22 nd to September 29 th. We've previously shared two waves of programming announcements from the festival - you can find the first wave here and the second wave...
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09.08.2016
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Fantastic Fest's 2nd programming wave showcases Villenueve, Amirpour, more

Alamo Drafthouse's Fantastic Fest has always been a repository for great genre filmmaking, but this year is just incomprehensibly jam-packed. They've just announced their second wave of programming, and it's chock-full of titles we've been following for some time. The opening night film will be ARRIVAL , Denis Villenueve's sci-fi epic starring Amy Adams and...
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08.25.2016
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Fantastic Fest Film Market expands program full of guests, cool screenings

Fantastic Fest, the genre flm festival that takes place from  September 22 - September 29, 2016 at Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar in Austin, TX, is using this year to expand their Fantastic Market, their industry program that runs from the 22nd to the 25th.   Says Market Director Rodney Perkins: "We have transformed the market into a full-fledged...
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08.17.2016
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Engrossing trailer for Danish zombie flick What We Become

Set to premiere at Fantastic Fest next month is Danish director Bo Mikkelsen's zombie epic WHAT WE BECOME , which has just released a trailer that can be found below. It's Mikkelsen's feature debut, but the helmer was evidently discovered by Nicolas Winding Refn, which is a recommendation you can take to the bank. (If you're into that Refn vibe, of course.) The pic centers on a...
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09.22.2015
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Fantastic Fest 2015 announces the first wave of programming

  Fantastic Fest announces the first wave programming lineup for its 11th annual celebration of exciting genre-bending films, including the World Premiere of BONE TOMAHAWK with Kurt Russell and Matthew Fox in attendance, a retrospective of Turkish Genre Cinema, and a special Mondo Gallery event and programming series curated by filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn to celebrate...
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07.30.2015
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Fantastic Fest final wave includes Everly, Horns, Cub, It Follows and more!

Everly Fantastic Fest has just unleashed its Final Wave of Programming, which includes a slew of highly anticipated titles such as THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN, EVERLY, CUB, IT WAITS, AUTOMATA and more. For its 10th anniversary, Fantastic Fest is also going all out with celebratory events and special programming, including the 10-YEAR BIRTHDAY ARMAGEDDON opening night party...
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09.10.2014
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Fantastic Fest announces its second wave of programming!

Fantastic Fest is about to roll into Austin, Texas celebrating its 10th anniversary from September 18-25th, and now we officially have the second wave of films to share with you guys. And I thought the first wave was stacked! Read on for all the goods! Get ready to be blown away by Lionsgate's latest action-packed thriller, JOHN WICK starring Keanu Reeves, with a red carpet...
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08.27.2014
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Fantastic Fest announces first wave of programming! Tusk, V/H/S 3 and more!

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Fantastic Fest has announced the first wave of events, special guests and film programming. Fantastic Fest 2014 takes place September 18-25th in Austin, Texas at the newly reopened Alamo South Lamar and Highball. You can see the poster for the festival at the bottom of the article; it's rather fantastic in its own right. "Fantastic Fest is...
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08.05.2014
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