You can keep your Telluride and Toronto. The fall festival that butters my bread is Fantastic Fest, held in Austin Texas at the amazing Alamo Drafthouse. It’s eight days of amazing genre films, amazing genre fans and amazing Austin fun, and it’s the film festival that I believe every single reader of this site should one day attend. Fuck Sundance or Cannes, Fantastic Fest will change your life.
The trailer for this year’s festival is here, and it’s really well put together and gives you a nice idea of the breadth and scope of the festival’s selections. When you’re done watching that, head here to see the trailers of each of the individual movies playing. And this year I’m sitting on the Horror Feature jury, and I can tell you this is a fucking banner year for horror films at Fantastic Fest. I don’t even know how I’m going to choose which is best – the entries are that good.
The Matrix is a cultural milestone still talked about to this day but, it’s creators, the Wachowskis’ later work Jupiter Ascending is often overlooked. Spinning separate folklore into into a sci fi fantasy yarn that dares to ask you to view the world in a different way. Like Nicolas Cage’s National Treasure this film takes … Continue reading — By Sushi-X