Austin’s Fantastic Fest is gearing up to kick off September 20 – 27 and today they announced the first wave of films screening at this year’s program. While I’d say everything in this lineup is worth a look, a few highlights
Sonny Mallhi’s Blumhouse-produced horror film Hurt is based on a true story, and he really wants you to remember that. Over and over you’ll be bombarded with people mentioning it and even see it written throughout the film, just in case you
The film is a remake, or “reimagining” as they’re calling it, of the film Ghost From the Machine AKA Phasma Ex Machina from Matt Osterman, and while I haven’t seen the original, I’m not sure what it was that begged this story to be remade only eight years later, as it’s a pretty standard supernatural horror film with few, if any, memorable moments.
The award winners for this year’s Fantasia Festival in Montreal have been announced, with Daniel Roby‘s science fiction film Dans La Brume winning Best Film. Nosipho Dumisa was awarded Best Director for the South African thriller Number 37.
The Galas and Special Presentations programs have been announced for this year’s Toronto International Film Festival with a typically obscene amount of high profile films being included. This year there will be 17 Galas and 30 Special Presentations, with 21 world premieres,
The latest Lanthimos joint, The Favourite, has been announced as the opening night film for this year’s New York Film Festival, which is celebrating its 56th edition. The festival is set to run in NYC from September 28 – October
With its brilliant, on-the-nose title, you may think that you know what to expect from Robert D. Krzykowski’s The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot, and while it does contain those two things, at its core, this is a bittersweet love story about an aging war hero reminiscing about the life he once had.
This is a film that subverts your expectations of the romantic drama. In its opening monologue, you think this is going to be a story of a once-passionate and loving relationship that went up in flames. What you’re greeted with is the semi-tumultuous pairing of two very unlikely companions.