The internet demands lists! The best of Fantastic Fest 2015.
Note to those who have been following my Fantastic Fest 2015 coverage: there isn’t any new content in this post, this is just the “Best Of” and Ranking segments broken off from the day 8 post for ease of reading.
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The final day! Featuring: Kurt Russell’s new Western Bone Tomahawk; Love and Peace, the latest from Japanese director Sion Sono; Sean Byrne’s sophomore effort The Devil’s Candy; the Czech documentary Daniel’s World.
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Day six gives us: Hannibal‘s Mads Mikkelsen in Men and Chicken; the superhero farce Lazer Team; In Search of the Ultra-Sex, assembled from scraps of porn movies; the Turkish horror film Baskin; and the horror anthology Southbound. Continue reading “Fantastic Fest 2015: Day Seven”
On the sixth day, I watched: the John Hawkes-led neo-noir Too Late; the colonial-era horror film The Witch; the Polish supernatural drama Demon; the “extreme” and “controversial” anthology German Angst; Isaac Ezban’s Twilight Zone-inspired The Similars.
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Day five gave us: the surreal German black comedy Der Bunker; the Emma Roberts horror vehicle February; Schneider vs. Bax, the latest from Borgman director Alex van Warmerdam; the French remake of Mario Bava’s crime drama Rabid Dogs; and more!
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On the fourth day: video-game documentary Man vs. Snake; French body-horror Evolution; and Danish zombie flick What We Become.
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Day three: Ben Wheatley’s adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s High Rise, starring Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, and Luke Evans; The Mind’s Eye, a Scanners homage from the director of Almost Human; the animated French steampunk epic April and the Extraordinary World; the performance-art pop-culture riff Stand by for Tape Backup; Follow, a psych-thriller starring Noah Segan.
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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.
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The first day: The Lobster, from the director of Dogtooh; and Belladonna of Sadness, a rediscovered Japanese animated head-trip from the early ’70s.
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