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Parasite Review - Fantastic Fest 2019

Parasite Review – Fantastic Fest 2019

Conflict is the basis of drama, and there are few dramatic conflicts as powerful as the exploration of class. Everyone alive feels that conflict...
Knives Out Review - Fantastic Fest 2019

Knives Out Review – Fantastic Fest 2019

Rian Johnson's Knives Out is an engine of perfect entertainment. From the opening moments, we are swept into the story and characters, and it feels...
The Lighthouse Review - Fantastic Fest 2019

The Lighthouse Review – Fantastic Fest 2019

Robert Eggers' The Witch (or The VVitch if you prefer) is a polarizing film. Now that we have a little distance from it, and now...
Dolemite Is My Name Review - Fantastic Fest 2019

Dolemite Is My Name Review – Fantastic Fest 2019

Eddie Murphy is back. The best Eddie Murphy movies are those where it feels like he has something to prove. It's been a few years...
Synchronic Review - Fantastic Fest 2019

Synchronic Review – Fantastic Fest 2019

These days, science fiction films aren't necessarily about the ideas, but the spectacle.  Many have several hundred million-dollar budgets, gigantic CGI moments, and actors...

Memory: The Origins of Alien Review – Fantastic Fest 2019

I have been obsessed with Alien since I was nine years old, and my parents refused to take me to a movie theater to see...
Color Out of Space Review - Fantastic Fest 2019

Color Out of Space Review – Fantastic Fest 2019

H. P. Lovecraft is a notoriously difficult author to adapt to film. There have been a thousand riffs off his work over the years,...
Jojo Rabbit Review - Fantastic Fest 2019

Jojo Rabbit Review – Fantastic Fest 2019

Young Jojo Betzler (Roman Griffin Davis) is a good little Nazi. He worships Adolf Hitler - so much so that he imagines Adolf (Taika...
Fantastic Fest to Honor Takashi Miike and Final Wave of Programming

Fantastic Fest to Honor Takashi Miike and Final Wave of Programming

Fantastic Fest will be honoring the career of Japanese maestro Takashi Miike with a lifetime achievement award and a special screening of The Happiness of...
Rian Johnson's Knives Out to Close Fantastic Fest 2019

Rian Johnson’s Knives Out to Close Fantastic Fest 2019

Fantastic Fest has announced its second wave of programming (see the first wave here), led by a closing night screening of writer-director Rian Johnson’s...
Taika Waititi's Jojo Rabbit to Open Fantastic Fest 2019

Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit to Open Fantastic Fest 2019

Fantastic Fest 2019 announced today that the Taika Waititi's anti-hate satire Jojo Rabbit will premiere at the festival as the opening film. In Jojo Rabbit, a...