Posts Tagged ‘2018 Fantastic Fest’

Fantastic Fest 2018 Review: DONNYBROOK

By Mark Saldana Rating: 3.5 (Out of 4 Stars) Based on the dark and gritty novel of the same name by Frank Bill, writer/director Tim Sutton’s adaptation is a darkly meditative piece that slowly burns until its explosively brutal climax.  Jamie Bell and Frank Grillo star as foes with a similar goal–to escape the helplessness […]

Fantastic Fest 2018 Review: OVERLORD

“Overlord” World War II Thriller Mixes Action, Mystery and Horror   By Liz Lopez Rating: B+ “Overlord” premiered at this year’s Fantastic Fest and judging by the audience in the theater I was in, the J.J. Abrams-produced feature film and directed by Julius Avery (“Son of a Gun”) sounded as if it was an overall […]

Fantastic Fest 2018 Review: BORDER

By Mark Saldana Rating: 3.5 (Out of 4 Stars) I went into this film thinking it was a run of the mill thriller and it is anything but that.  This shouldn’t surprise me whatsoever, because this is Fantastic Fest, home of strange and incredible surprises. This bizarrely creative Swedish import left me in awe, but […]

Fantastic Fest 2018 Review: THE GUILTY

Swedish filmmaker Gustav Möller’s “The Guilty” Arrives in Austin. By Liz Lopez Rating: B – While not the most original and brand new premise for a script, Swedish filmmaker Gustav Möller’s feature debut, “The Guilty,” has a limited space to work in and tell this story. Asger (Jakob Cedergren) is in one room, answering telephones. […]

Fantastic Fest 2018 Review: THE NIGHT COMES FOR US

By Mark Saldana  Rating: 3.5 (Out of 4 Stars) This year, Fantastic Fest screened a few movies headed for Netflix, but none were like this blood diamond from Indonesia.  Even though the festival didn’t receive another insane Raid film from Gareth Evans, Timo Tjahjanto’s The Night Comes For Us proved to be the next best thing.  […]