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Fantastic Fest Film Review: Really Good ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’

Bad Times at the El Royale

On closing night Fantastic Fest treated attendees to some Bad Times at the El Royale, an almost film-noir by writer/director Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods, The Martian). Fantastic Fest, the largest genre film festival in the country shows horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and unusual films that don’t necessarily …

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Fantastic Fest Film Review: ‘An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn’

Beverly

Fantastic Fest welcomed back festival alumnus writer/director Jim Hosking for his second feature film, An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn. Fantastic Fest ran Sept 20-27, in Austin, Texas, at the Alamo Drafthouse Theater – South Lamar. It bills itself as the largest genre film festival in the country showing horror, …

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ARFF Review: Opening Night with ‘A Chance of Snow’

ARFF

The Austin Revolution Film Festival (ARFF) kicked off the 2018 edition on September 18, with a chance of snow. No, it didn’t snow in Austin, but after a networking event and a series of mind-bending shorts, the filmmaker-heavy audience watched the feature, A Chance of Snow. ARFF has been honored …

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Blu-ray Review: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: In Concert: Encore

This continuing Rock HOF induction video series comes highly recommended set (3.5 stars out of four), as many musicians perform some rare and very memorable works. Enjoy 44 live performances from four induction ceremonies (2010-2013).

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Movie Reviews: ‘Mile 22’ and ‘The Spy Who Dumped Me’

spy kung-fu

Two spy flicks, now in theaters, Mile 22 and The Spy Who Dumped Me, take different and visually modern approaches to this classic genre. Both were exciting. Both had totally different feels, and they revealed something about martial arts cinematography I had not noticed before. Bond, Nerd Bond Mile 22 stars …

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