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  • Review: ‘I Saw The Devil’

    I shudder to think that I almost didn’t go see this film.  The press screening was early in the morning, it was a purported 2 and 1/2 hours long, it was…

  • Interview: Emil Johnsen of ‘Corridor’

    Last week, we ran a review of Corridor, a movie that  played at Fantastic Fest in Austin, TX.  It was a nifty, minimalist throw-back to Hitchcock, and the entire movie hinges on the performance of…

  • Fantastic Fest Review: ‘Rubber’

    When I read the synopsis for Rubber – an experimental film about a psychokinetic, automobile tire that goes on a killing spree in the desert – I thought it sounded like an…

  • Fantastic Fest Review: ‘Never Let Me Go’

    A trio of schoolchildren are bound by a shocking secret in Mark Romanek’s Never Let Me Go.   Although it has been couched as a sci-fi thriller, the movie is actually a…

  • Fantastic Fest Review: ‘Mother’s Day’

    Mother’s Day, directed by Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, III, IV), is loosely based on a horrific, true story that took place in Wichita, Kansas 10 years ago – as well…

  • Fantastic Fest Review: ‘Stone’

    If you’ve been following the marketing for Stone, you are no doubt poised to see a psychological thriller, of sorts. Unfortunately, Stone plays more like a  psychodrama than a psychological thriller.…

  • Fantastic Fest Review: ‘Buried’

    I remember when I saw the trailer for Buried (directed by Rodrigo Cortés and starring Ryan Reynolds), I thought it looked horrifying – though I was curious how the film would play…