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.
One of the great things about living in Los Angeles is that I can find really obscure titles and occasionally a hidden gem. We have a store called Cinefile that has so many titles that you just can't get a your local Blockbuster or mom/pop video store. "Robbery" intrigues me and after viewing it I have to say that the quality of the film was definitely made for television or direct to video. But the storyline and premise had a lot or potential. The planning and execution of the robbery was displayed very well, and kind of reminded me of "Heat" although in a very less dramatic fashion. I still couldn't tell if this was made in England or Australia. What was really great about the story was the precision and discipline of the robbery crew going up against the mob who wants to get the stolen money.
The police were pretty much relegated to the sidelines in this film although you can tell that the writer and/or director tried hard to make them relevant by having one of them be a mole inside the mob. If this film had a $10 million then we could very well had a hit.
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