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.
Chekovs Uncle Vanya, transposed to turn-of-the-century North Wales, where the peace and tranquillity of a country house is disturbed by the arrival of the estates tyrannical owner and his ... See full summary »
The daughter of a brilliant but mentally disturbed mathematician, recently deceased, tries to come to grips with her possible inheritance: his insanity. Complicating matters are one of her father's ex-students who wants to search through his papers and her estranged sister who shows up to help settle his affairs.
When a disgraced former college professor has a romance with a mysterious younger woman haunted by her dark twisted past, he is forced to confront a shocking secret about his own life that he has kept secret for 50 years.
The grand finale fight for Bare Knuckles was shot on location at Castle Kashan in Malibu California. Sometimes known as Hodge Castle or Malibu Castle the 10,000 square ft replica of a Scottish castle was also used for filming Highway to Heaven (1984). A few months after Bare Knuckles wrapped at this unique $17 Million property the castle belonging to Iranian oil princess, Lily Lawrence was completely destroyed by a wild fire. See more »
This is my first review, so bare with me if this is not very good.
I have seen every B rated martial arts movie from Cynthia Rothrock, Jalal Merhi, Loren Avedon of the 80s all the way to the most recent Hector Echavarria movie. This movie plot has been done over and over, and because it was inspired by true events I thought it might be good. Boy was I wrong. The fight scenes were really bad. You could actually see the punches missing. The acting was really sad as well. Jeanette Roxborough is a stunt double trying to turn actress, so I'll cut her a little slack. Martin Kove is terrible at playing a good guy, and this movie just reinforces that statement. On top of all this, the fights in the tournaments felt rushed and most lasted like 30 seconds (some even faster then that). I'm not talking about highlights of the fight, I'm talking about from start to finish of the match. They should have used less people in the tournament and made the fights a little longer and more competitive.
Overall a big disappointment on a movie I really wanted to like. 3/10
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