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.
Despite trying to keep his swashbuckling to a minimum, a threat to California's pending statehood causes the adventure-loving Alejandro de la Vega (Banderas) -- and his wife, Elena (Zeta-Jones) -- to take action.
At the offices of a Japanese corporation, during a party, a woman, who's evidently a professional mistress, is found dead, apparently after some rough sex. A police detective, Web Smith is ... See full summary »
Following the theft of a highly-secured piece of artwork, an agent convinces her insurance agency employers to allow her to wriggle into the company of an aging but active master thief. Connery's burglar takes her on suspiciously and demands rigorous training before their first job together--stealing a highly-valued mask from a chichi party. Their deepening attraction and distrust could tear apart their partnership but the promise of a bigger prize (some eight billion odd dollars) by Zeta-Jones keeps the game interesting. Only, who's playing with whom? Written by
I had a chance to see this and Clint's "True Crime" on successive evenings on hotel ppv while on vacation. This movie is a sad example of the triumph of glitz in Hollywood "product". Connery sleepwalks through his role. Catherine Zeta-Jones' acting abilities range from A to B (pace Dorothy Parker). The plot devices strain credibility at every turn, and the makers of the film must have missed class on the day they went over "character development". The whole movie is overlaid with a brittle layer of cold, lifeless, glossy techno-sheen. "True Crime", while no masterpiece, is at least a real story with real people. This is contemporary moviemaking at its worst.
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