Chicago International Film Festival 2017: In the Fade / Mutafukaz / The Endless

A story of grief and racial violence, a mash-up of animation styles, and a creepy specimen of cosmic horror

Fantastic Fest 2015: Day Two

On day two: the quirky Dutch crime drama The Glorious Works of G.F. Zwaen; Darling, the latest psych-horror from the director of Pod; the highly-buzzed Green Room, starring Patrick Stewart and Anton Yelchin and directed by Jeremy Saulnier (Blue Ruin, Murder Party); and more. The Glorious Works of G.F. Zwaen (Denmark; Max Porcelijn, 2015) The … Continue reading Fantastic Fest 2015: Day Two

Fantastic Fest 2015: Day One

A scene from THE LOBSTER.

The first day: The Lobster, from the director of Dogtooh; and Belladonna of Sadness, a rediscovered Japanese animated head-trip from the early '70s.  The Lobster (Greece/Ireland; Yorgos Lanthimos, 2015) In the dystopian future of The Lobster, the law the newly single to stay at "The Hotel," where they have forty-five days to find a new mate or … Continue reading Fantastic Fest 2015: Day One