Posts Tagged ‘Fantastic Fest 2016’

Fantastic Fest 2016 Review & Interview: THE VOID

By Mark Saldana Rating: 3 (Out of 4 Stars) Appropriately, my first midnight feature of the festival was a doozy of a horror flick that left me wide-eyed and slack-jawed.  It is also a film that left me with more questions unanswered than any other film of the fest.   Writer/directors Jeremy Gillespie and Steve […]

Fantastic Fest 2016 Review: ELLE

By Mark Saldana Rating: 4 (Out of 4 Stars) Paul Verhoeven, the mad, ingenious Dutch filmmaker who directed such films as Robocop, Total Recall (1990), Basic Instinct, and Starship Troopers, is back with a very controversial  thriller which deals with rape, psychological trauma, and how one woman copes with these intense issues.  Isabelle Huppert stars as […]

Fantastic Fest 2016 Review: THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE

By Mark Saldana Rating: 3.5 (Out of 4 Stars) It would not be a Fantastic Fest without any scary movies and this particular one turned out to be my favorite horror film of the festival.  Written by Ian B. Goldberg, Richard Naing, and directed by Andre Øvredal (Troll Hunter), The Autopsy of Jane Doe is […]

Fantastic Fest 2016 Spanish Review: AMERICAN HONEY

Por Liz López Rating: B+ Se estrena la cinta American Honey ahora en los cines de Austin — American Honey, ganó el premio del jurado durante el Festival de cine Cannes hace unos meses y Austin tuvo el honor de ser anfitrión de la cinta para hacer su premier estadounidense durante Fantastic Fest en Septiembre. […]

Fantastic Fest 2016 Review: SHIN GODZILLA

By Mark Saldana Rating: 2.5 (Out of 4 Stars) Going into this film, I was filled with anticipation and excitement, since this latest take on the lovable kaiju was produced by Toho, the Japanese company where Godzilla originated.  Following the screening, on the other hand, I left somewhat disappointed.  The newest version of Gojira, titled […]