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Fantastic Fest 2017 Review: Mom and Dad

Sep 29, 2017

By Matt Kahkonen

I think every movie lover out there has this sort of love/hate relationship with Nicolas Cage. When he’s good, he’s really fucking good, but when he’s bad, he elevates overacting to a level unknown to the rest of the acting world. Mom and Dad is a horror comedy that uses Cage’s unique brand of...


Fantastic Fest 2017 Review: The Square

Sep 29, 2017

By Matt Kahkonen

The Square is an odd movie to review. It does so much right and has so many individual flashes of brilliance that I wanted to love it, but it never really came together to form an enjoyable and cohesive film. 

Using the pretentious modern art scene as a tool to satirize a number of societal issues...


Fantastic Fest Review 2017: Anyab (Fangs)

Sep 28, 2017

By Matt Kahkonen

Anyab is a super low budget 1981 Egyptian adaptation of Rocky Horror Picture Show. If you think that might be up your alley, well...you’re probably wrong. I really wanted to like this movie. I knew going into it that it would be weird, unintentionally goofy, and generally pretty shitty. Unfortunately...


Fantastic Fest 2017 Review: 3ft Ball and Souls

Sep 27, 2017

By Matt Kahkonen

Never judge a movie based on a weird title. 3ft Ball and Souls is a moving fantasy about a group of strangers who come together to commit suicide via the  detonation of a 3ft Ball of fireworks. 

Of course there’s a catch: every time they kill themselves, time resets to the same moment, minutes before...


Fantastic Fest 2017 Review: Super Dark Times

Sep 27, 2017

By Matt Kahkonen

Continuing the tradition of films like Stand By Me and Mean Creek, Super Dark Times is about a group of teenage boys who find themselves dealing with an accidental tragedy in some of the worst ways possible while still attempting to be normal high schoolers in the 1990s.

There are some really great...