fantastic fest 2010

This film was screened at Fantastic Fest 2010 and ended up on my Top 10 best of the festival list—more #FF2010 coverage here. After 12 years in prison, life doesn’t seem so bad for the physically imposing yet seemingly docile Ulrik (Stellan Skarsgard). His longtime friend and former crime boss Rune (Bjørn Floberg) has set [...]

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Out of the thirty plus films I’ve seen that played Fantastic Fest this year, picking only ten favorites was a surprisingly difficult task. Given more time to digest, this list could change, but as it stands these are my Top 10 Fantastic Fest 2010 Movies. The quite excellent runners-up: Buried, Red Hill, Legend of the [...]

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Well Fantastic Fest 2010 is now over. I saw about 30 movies, but there were quite a few I didn’t manage to see including many of the award winners. The more in-depth daily wrap ups and some more full length reviews are being worked on now, so keep watching Scene-Stealers for more articles on Fantastic [...]

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Here is a link to my coverage of Day Three of Fantastic Fest 2010. I saw a total of four films on day four, including two sequels, a very odd and surprising studio film, and a stop-motion animation film that is probably the most family friendly thing I will see at this year’s fest. Ip [...]

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The slasher film ruled the horror genre from the release of “Halloween” in 1978 until Jason was sent to Hell in 1993. It had a brief resurgence, though, with the self-aware “Scream” trilogy and the films that followed in its wake. But true 80s-style horror has been the exception, rather than the rule. Enter writer/director [...]

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Coverage of Fantastic Fest Day Two is here. I saw five films on day three, all of which I were off my radar before I scheduled them. It was a day filled with pleasant discoveries and a little bit of disappointment. All five films took place at the same theater. Sound of Noise – Rock [...]

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Day two began with the Chinese kung fu comedy “Gallants.” Gallants – Minor Rock Fist Up “Gallants” is a charming Hong Kong comedy that combines elements of films such as “Goodbye Lenin,” and “The Karate Kid,” among others. A timid young man is sent to a small town to resolve a real estate dispute. Involved [...]

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For a summary of Fantastic Fest 2010 Days 1 and 2, click here. Here are summaries and movie-review haikus for Days 3 and 4: Day 3 – Saturday, 9/25/10 The third day featured the presentation of a lifetime achievement award to director and fight choreographer of “The Matrix” and “Kill Bill,” Yuen Woo Ping. There [...]

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Fantastic Fest 2010 is now at the halfway point. Most films have already played once, and the award ceremony will be held tonight. There will be a livestream of the ceremony here for those interested. So far there’s been a lot of great films, and a lot of amazing events and insanity in general. It’s [...]

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Movie Review: Buried

by George Hickman on September 25, 2010

in Print Reviews

Fantastic Fest 2010 has started and George Hickman is covering it for Scene-Stealers. His reviews of all the movies he can cram into one week will be published here until the genre-oriented film festival is over and his bloody fingers can type no more. Fantastic Fest Day One – 14 Blades, Let Me In is [...]

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Fantastic Fest 2010 has started and George Hickman is covering it for Scene-Stealers. His reviews of all the movies he can cram into one week will be published here until the genre-oriented film festival is over and his bloody fingers can type no more. “14 Blades” – Minor Rock Fist Up Fantastic Fest has begun [...]

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