FantasticFest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and action movies from all around the world. Here's a list of some of our favorite movies at FantasticFest.
Interview with Jason Holliday aka Aaron Payne, house boy, would be cabaret performer, and self proclaimed hustler giving one man's gin-soaked pill-popped, view of what it was like to be ... See full summary »
Mr. Neville, a cocksure young artist is contracted by Mrs. Herbert, the wife of a wealthy landowner, to produce a set of twelve drawings of her husband's estate, a contract which extends ... See full summary »
Jessie is an ageing career criminal who has been in more jails, fights, schemes, and lineups than just about anyone else. His son Vito, while currently on the straight and narrow, has had a... See full summary »
Renko, a girl in the sixth grade, is at first unperturbed by her parents' decision to separate. With the companionship of her boyfriend, Minoru, and Sally, a classmate in the same boat, ... See full summary »
15-year-old Mike takes a job at the local swimming baths, where he becomes obsessed with an attractive young woman, Susan, who works there as an attendant. Although Susan has a fiancé, Mike... See full summary »
Karl Michael Vogler
"seeraa fukuto kikanjuu" or "Sailor Suit and Machine Gun" is a Japanese coming-of-age story about a tomboyish high school girl who becomes the head of a small Yakuza gang when her father dies. Hoshi Izumi (Hiroko Yakushimaru) mothers the gang of outcast-teens-turned-gangster. Despite the unconventional story-telling, the movie pulls both Izumi and the gangsters into many emotional situations questioning morality and the intentions of every character and their symbolic function. Though patience is needed to fully enjoy it, I would suggest this to anyone interested in a murder-mystery with a twist of comedy and drama; of course you'd probably want to be interested in Japanese culture and speak the language. Obtaining a subtitled version is practically impossible without the right connections.
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