George Hickman

George Hickman’s list of the 10 most badass movies that played at 2011’s Fantastic Fest in Austin, TX proves that some great movies can be found underground.

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While I certainly appreciate the first two “Paranormal Activity” films, I was worried that they’d be unable to sustain a third installment. Based on the cut of the film presented as a secret screening at Fantastic Fest, I was right to worry. The way I see it, these are the cardinal sins of found footage […]

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Fantastic Fest 2011 is under way, and contributor George Hickman is filing his reports each day as the festival and its movie events continue. Here are a couple condensed-reviews of new films at Fantastic Fest this year. We Need to Talk About Kevin (solid rock fist up) “We Need to Talk About Kevin” is the […]

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Top 10 Fantastic Fest Titles Available to Stream on Netflix

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Fantastic Fest 2011 is under way, and contributor George Hickman is filing his reports each day as the festival and its movie events continue. Here are a couple condensed-reviews of new films at Fantastic Fest this year. Headhunters (rock fist way up) The Norwegian crime comedy “Headhunters,” based on a bestselling novel, tells the story […]

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The Human Centipede 2 Full Sequence movie review from Fantastic Fest 2011

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Fantastic Fest 2011: Reviews of LET THE BULLETS FLY and BOYS ON THE RUN

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While about 30 percent of the films that have played Fantastic Fest (which starts Thursday Sept. 22 and which I’ll be covering for Scene-Stealers) are available to stream online, and about 50 percent otherwise have a U.S. DVD release, the remaining 20 percent have not been released in the United States at all. Aside from […]

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It’s that time of the year again! The days are getting shorter, the kids are back in school, and the sweltering heat is starting to de-swelter. Could it be? YES! Fantastic Fest 2011 kicks off in less than three weeks! From Thursday, 9/22 through Thursday, 9/29, true genre movie lovers will gather primarily at the […]

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The word “bunraku” refers to form of Japanese puppet theater where the puppeteers, usually dressed in black, are visible on stage. “Bunraku” the film combines elements of classic samurai and cowboy films and sets it in a gunless future that feels more like an alternate past. The aesthetic feels both unique and familiar. While it […]

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SXSW 2011 Wrap-Up

by George Hickman on April 7, 2011

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While the 2011 South by Southwest Film Festival ended nearly three weeks ago, Scene Stealers has just finished wrapping up its coverage. In total, contributor George Hickman saw and reviewed 24 films. Below are links to and brief snippets of each of those reviews. Overall, his three favorites of the festival were “Attack the Block,” […]

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SXSW 2011 Reviews of Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop and A Bag of Hammers.

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SXSW 2011 Reviews of Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop and A Bag of Hammers.

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SXSW 2011 Reviews of Natural Selection and Five Time Champion

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SXSW 2011 Reviews of Bellflower and The Future.

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