Final Wave of Feature Programming for FANTASTIC FEST 2019

This weekend, I was hard at work trying to determine the list of films I want to see this year at Fantastic Fest. I thought I had a good plan laid out…then came this third and final wave of titles playing this year. Well, I guess it’s back to the drawing board. While I figure […]

Second Wave of Feature Programming for FANTASTIC FEST 2019

Hot on the heels of the first wave announcement, the organizers dropped their next batch of awesome genre titles. Not every film is a new release or a world premiere. Several curated titles are being shown (resurrected, really) to tie into this year’s theme. The festival will show repertory titles from the AFGA (American Film […]

First Wave of Feature Programming for FANTASTIC FEST 2019

Hey, film fans! We’re less that 48 hours from our favorite time of year. The 15th annual Fantastic Fest (Austin’s own world-famous genre film festival) kicks off on September 19 and this year the team is really going all out to celebrate. I’m headed down there to cover the Fest for a 5th time, it […]

Fantastic Fest Kicks Off This Week! 15 Films G-S-T Is Looking Forward To

Fantastic Fest 2012 kicks off this Thursday in Austin, TX. Dubbed the largest genre film festival in the US it specializes in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and just plain fantastic movies from all around the world. If you ever wanted to see really crazy films, this is the place as the features and shorts are bat shit nuts….just have […]

[SFF Coverage]…2012 Sydney Film Festival Recap

Between the 6th and 17th of June, the 2012 Sydney Film Festival screened more than 150 films to more than 120 000 Australian film goers…just one of whom was yours truly. Although not quite as large or prestigious Melbourne International Film Festival, there’s no doubt that Sydney’s standing has been improving in recent times. This year, programmers […]

Announcement: Oak Cliff Film Festival Runs June 14th – June 17th

This Thursday, June 14, kicks off the inaugural Oak Cliff Film Festival, brought to you by the film fanatics of Aviation Cinemas, also known as the guys who resurrected the Texas Theatre. Get your VIP badges, and beginning at 5 p.m., start the festival off right in the Texas Theatre’s New Belgium Filmmakers Lounge along with visiting filmmakers and […]

[IFFBoston Review]…V/H/S

V/H/S could very well represent the pinnacle of found footage horror cinema. Actually, it may be fairer to think of the film a “do this, not that” instructional presentation to other aspiring horror filmmakers.  In turns, V/H/S demonstrates both how to do found footage well and how to fail miserably maneuvering within the sub-genre’s cinematic […]

42nd Annual USA Film Festival – Schedule of Events

April is a busy month if you’re a film fan and from state to state you’ll likely find no shortage of great (sometimes back to back) film festivals. New York has Tribeca, Boston has the Independent Film Festival of Boston (which our own Andrew Crump is covering) and Dallas has two that nearly overlap. The Dallas […]

DIFF 2012 Announces Honorees and Additions to Schedule

The Dallas International Film Festival presented by Boardwalk Auto Group Volkswagen Dealers announced today that a Dallas Star Award would be presented to one of the great legends of costume design, Mr. Bernie Pollack.  DIFF also announced that rising star, Ms. Gabourey Sidibe will be honored with the Dallas Shining Star Award for the contribution she has made […]

Dallas IFF Announces Full Schedule for 2012 Festival

The Dallas International Film Festival, presented by Boardwalk Auto Group Volkswagen Dealers, announced today that the past president and CEO of United Artists and Orion Pictures respectively, Eric Pleskow, will be honored for his lifetime achievements in the film industry at the Dallas Film Society Honors on April 20.  Also revealed is the full schedule […]

USA Film Festival & Angelika Film Center Host 'A Tribute to STUDIO GHIBLI'

As many of you already know I am a HUGE fan of the works and films of Studio Ghibli. That said, I wanted to let all you Dallas area film fans with a fondness for the works of Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata and the gifted story tellers from Studio Ghibli know about a 2 day […]

Beneath the Earth Film Festival – Official Selections Available On-Line NOW

Happy Friday everyone! A few months ago we posted that yours truly would be participating in the grand jury for an awesome off-the-grid film festival. Based in the Big Apple, the Beneath the Earth Film Festival set to find the best short films out there. The difference here is that the fest would be held exclusively […]