Fantastic Fest Review: Tokyo Tribe
Written by: BenIt’s one thing to see a movie like Tokyo Tribe and another completely to express what the movie is and how it is to people who may not ‘get’ the movie’s that come to Fantastic Fest. I don’t say that to come off as superior or belittle any of you fine Reelers out there that have never been to the festival or seen releases from it, but rather to express my difficulties here. It’s the newest movie by director Sion Sono who is one of the favorite sons of Fantastic Fest and also something of a madman with his gorgeously stylized and zany movies. His movie last year, Why Don’t You Play in Hell was one of mine, and most other festival goers’ favorites so I was certainly excited for this one. So now I get the joy of trying to explain this movie to you.
Fantastic Fest Review: My Life Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn
Written by: Ben
I am almost surprised to say that I have not only seen multiple documentaries at this year’s fest, but also that I am a fan of them all too. This one in particular is one I was really excited for as a guys who’s always been a fan of directors and production itself, and of course of the subject himself, Nicolas Winding Refn. He has become a very prolific director over time and has met with some very mixed reviews, namely for the film that this documentary documents, Only God Forgives. It’s something interesting to see so I was more than open to seeing how his wife documented the production.
Interview: Ernesto Diaz Espinoza and Marko Zaror for Redeemer (Redentor)
Written by: Ben
When it comes to Fantastic Fest there is one duo who have always satisfied the crowd’s cravings for action. That duo is Ernesto Diaz Espinoza and Marko Zaror who have brought their Martial Arts movies to Fantastic Fest since 2007’s Mirageman. As such, I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to sit down and talk to them about their newest film, Redeemer. Here’s our chat for you’re enjoyment!
Reel Review: The Boxtrolls
Written by: Jason
There are a few things you can expect when it comes to Laika: Uniqueness in their story, creepiness in their whimsy, and straightforward excellence in their craft. The American masters of stop motion animation have stayed true to form with their latest feature, The Boxtrolls, a story about an orphaned boy being raised by box wearing trolls based on the novel “Here be Monsters” by Alan Snow. I heard about this film over a year ago and, after a misunderstanding that led me to believe it had come out already, I’ve been looking forward to it ever since. Now that it’s finally out, I can’t wait to share it with you.
Interview: Keanu Reeves for ‘John Wick’
Written by: Ben
I feel pretty secure in saying that Keanu Reeves is probably one of the most well known actors working today. From as far back as Point Break and Speed, he has been bringing action movies to the theaters that have become timeless favorites for many of us. As such, when I found out he was bringing his new film John Wick to Fantastic Fest, I was excited to see it. But I also had the pleasure of getting to sit down with Keanu and talk with him about the movie.
Fantastic Fest First Few Days
Sorry for the delay on this, but in the madness of the fest, writing was possible but posting was not. But as we’re at day 6 (and I don’t know how I’m still functioning) there was a breather to get a few posted! We’re still behind on a few though, but we’ll post them as soon as possible. For now though, follow after the jump for the first reviews we have from Fantastic Fest!
Fantastic Fest Review: John Wick
Fantastic Fest Review: Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films
Written by: Ben
I was certainly excited for Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (gonna just call it “Electric Boogaloo from now on to save myself time typing) when I saw it on the festival list. While I don’t know Cannon that we’ll since it’s from before my time, but I am a fan of some of their films along with my love for B-Movies. As such when the opportunity to see it came around I was glad to give it a watch can then relay that info to you here now!
Fantastic Fest Review: The Tale of Princess Kaguya
Fantastic Fest Review: Redeemer (Redentor)
As opposed to my first film from today (The Tale of Princess Kaguya) my second film, Redeemer, is exactly the type of movie you come to Fantastic Fest to see. So much so because this is the third time directory Ernesto Diaz Espinoza and star Marko Zaror have premiered their collaboration here. They bring to the world the greatness that is some Chilean Martial Arts and in this one a very heavy and powerful tale. Let me tell you about their fourth outing together here.