A Week Later, Reflecting on Fantastic Fest 2017 and All the Good Times

Last Thursday, Austin’s Fantastic Fest came to a close after more than a week of films, events, and soirées. It was my first year in attendance (I did my prep) and the amount of people who were telling me that… Continue Reading

Blade of the Immortal (Fantastic Fest): A Gleeful Explosion of Bodies, Gore, and Violence

Starring Takuya Kimura, Hana Sugisaki, Sôta Fukushi Directed by Takashi Miike The 100th film (!!!) of prolific Japanese director Takashi Miike, Blade of the Immortal is nothing short of pure samurai violence at its finest. An adaptation of Hiroaki Samura’s… Continue Reading

Fantastic Fest Breaks Out of Austin and Ventures to Three Other Cities

Austin can no longer claim Fantastic Fest as its own as the renowned festival has announced that they are launching satellite festivals in at Alamo Drafthouse locations in Brooklyn, Denver, and San Francisco! Each satellite will run the weekend of… Continue Reading

Takashi Miike’s Blade of the Immortal Is Action Fantasy Horror at Its Most Bonkers!

Magnet Releasing has just unveiled a new trailer for Blade of the Immortal, the 100th film from iconic director Takashi Miike (Audition, 13 Assassins). Billed as an action/fantasy epic based on the Japanese manga of the same name by Hiroaki… Continue Reading

Fantastic Fest 2017: First Wave of Films Includes Gerald’s Game, Blade of the Immortal, and More Genre Goodness

It’s finally here! The first wave of films that will play at the 13th annual Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas, has been revealed; and it looks like attendees will be in for one exciting year! Tim League, festival founder and… Continue Reading

Cannes Film Fest Releases Lineup for Its 70th Edition; Horror Entries Include Twin Peaks, Okja, and More!

The Cannes Film Festival has announced the lineup for its 70th edition, running May 17-28, and it includes some potentially fantastic titles. For example, there will be a screening of Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled, Bong Joon-ho’s Okja, and David Lynch… Continue Reading