2012 FANTASTIC FEST AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Though the 2012 Fantastic Fest runs a few days longer, the award winners have been chosen and announced…

Posted on September 25, 2012 in Festivals by

THE CONSPIRACY

2012 FANTASTIC FEST SELECTION! In the case of “The Conspiracy,” it’s this “quality film first” thinking that allows it to best line up with the documentary aesthetic and, thus, feel more believable and successful…

Posted on September 23, 2012 in Reviews by

BOBBY YEAH

2012 FANTASTIC FEST SELECTION! Seriously, this is a must see. In fact, I’ll put it in simplest possible terms and come right out and say that no one can consider themselves true film buffs if they’ve never seen one of Robert Morgan’s films…

Posted on September 23, 2012 in Reviews by

POSTHUMAN

2012 FANTASTIC FEST SELECTION! Cole Drumb and Jennifer Wai-Yin Luk’s short animated film “PostHuman” reminded me of the early “Æon Flux” short cartoons that used to show as part of MTV’s “Liquid Television”…

Posted on September 23, 2012 in Reviews by

MEMORY OF THE DEAD

2012 FANTASTIC FEST SELECTION! The dream logic at work functions to keep the viewer from minding too much that nothing makes sense, but that doesn’t necessarily make for a compelling film per se…

Posted on September 21, 2012 in Reviews by

MY AMITYVILLE HORROR

2012 FANTASTIC FEST SELECTION! When your home life becomes as embattled and dysfunctional as Daniel Lutz would have you to believe his youth was, you don’t need to have a ghost chasing you out of your home to make you want to leave it…

Posted on September 21, 2012 in Reviews by

ROOM 237

2012 FANTASTIC FEST SELECTION! But at the heart of every conspiracy theorist is a desperate hope that they are right and having seen “Room 237,” I can’t completely discount every person’s take on the film or at least not every part of their insight…

Posted on September 21, 2012 in Reviews by

88:88

2012 FANTASTIC FEST SELECTION! I don’t want to give anything away, except that whatever you’re likely thinking that this film is about, is probably wrong. Or at least not exactly right…

Posted on September 21, 2012 in Reviews by

DOOMSDAY BOOK

2012 FANTASTIC FEST SELECTION! In another film, or even stretched out to feature length, neither of Yim’s sections would have played especially well, but they are perfect bookends to Kim’s heady philosophy…

Posted on September 21, 2012 in Reviews by