September 2013

The Kansas City Art Institute and Alamo Drafthouse have joined forces to bring you Film School, a weekly student curated film series. This week – Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965) – Saturday, October 5th.

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What would happen if you could meet yourself from just moments ago and change the outcome of a crucial event? Though it starts from this interesting premise, +1 never develops its characters and relies on ridiculous scenarios to push its plot through to its conclusion.

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George Hickman is an Austin film maniac who does not sleep. Here’s Part Three of his capsule reviews of all the movies he saw at Fantastic Fest 2013 this year!

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Englishman James Hunt (played by Chris Hemsworth) is a risk-taking womanizer, and Austrian Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl) takes a calculated approach to everything, from romance to engine torque.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt writes, produces and stars in Don Jon, a new romantic comedy about a New Jersey meathead who falls the girl of his dreams and has to balance his new relationship with his massive porn addiction. It is indeed a love story for the modern era.

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While it doesn’t make a lot of sense, or take up a lot of running time on its own, it doesn’t need to. It’s all about cultivating the kind of atmosphere Metallica and metal bands in general have always embraced.

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George Hickman is an Austin film maniac who does not sleep. Here’s Part Two of his capsule reviews of all the movies he saw at Fantastic Fest 2013 this year!

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George Hickman is an Austin film maniac who does not sleep. Here’s Part One of his capsule reviews of all the movies he saw at Fantastic Fest 2013 this year!

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Fantastic Fest 2013 Award Winners

by Eric Melin on September 23, 2013

in Blogs

At Fantastic Fest 2013, “Jodorowsky’s Dune” wins the Audience Award and the Documentary Feature, while Ari Folman’s “The Congress” wins Fantastic Features Best Picture and “Afflicted” wins Best Horror.

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Thanks for Sharing tries to look at the funny side of sex addiction, but when director Stuart Blumberg’s film turns dark, as it must, the whole thing just falls apart.

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Have you ever had the feeling when you’re watching a movie that the initial premise is so good — so well-written and executed — that there’s no way that it could maintain that throughout the whole picture?

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Fantastic Fest 2013 started today in Austin, TX and as an intro bit of coverage for the festival, here are the links to where you can stream past titles from Fantastic Fest — the best in genre film — in reverse order of newness.

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The Kansas City Art Institute and Alamo Drafthouse have joined forces to bring you Film School, a weekly student curated film series. This week – Black Narcissus (1947) – Saturday, September 21st.

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Austenland is a charming film that is both funny and thoughtful, and would make for a lovely date night movie. It’s not a masterpiece, but it never intends to be one.

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A ridiculous Jane Austen-style destination vacation may be a fun place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there for a minute longer than the film’s relatively short 97-minute running time.

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