Fantastic Fest 2022 Review – Chop and Steele

  Pranksters Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher in “Chop and Steele”   by: Cody Villafana Directed by: Berndt Mader (“Booger Red”) and Ben Steinbauer (“Winnebago Man”) Starring: Nick Prueher, Joe Pickett If you were watching morning TV news somewhere in the Midwest in the last 15 years and saw a variety of characters that seemed […]

Fantastic Fest 2021 Review – Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes

Kazunori Tosa in “Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes”   by: Cody Villafana Starring: Kazunori Tosa, Riko Fujitani, Gôta Ishida Directed by: Junta Yamaguchi (debut) Written by: Makoto Ueda (“The Night is Short, Walk on Girl”) Part of the fun of film festivals is general is walking into a film that you know nothing about and being […]

Palm Springs

“Palm Springs is a delight, and as enjoyable of a respite as the film’s getaway location promises.”

Fantastic Fest 2018 Review – Mid90s

Starring: Sunny Suljic, Katherine Waterston, Lucas Hedges Directed by: Jonah Hill (debut) Written by: Jonah Hill (“21 Jump Street”) Few actors can weave in and out of genres as seamlessly as Jonah Hill has done it within the last few years. Known mostly as a comedic actor that has grown from the Judd Apatow family tree, Hill has […]

Fantastic Fest 2018 Review – The Perfection

Starring: Allison Williams, Logan Browning, Steven Weber Directed by: Richard Shepard (“Dom Hemingway”) Written by: Richard Shepard (“Dom Hemingway”), Eric C. Carmelo (debut) and Nicole Snyder (debut) With all the crazy concepts, plot twists and narrative risks (for better or worse) that are in genre film, there will always be a segment of movies that are […]

Fantastic Fest 2018 Review – Lords of Chaos

Starring: Rory Culkin, Emory Cohen, Jack Kilmer Directed by: Jonas Akerlund (“Horsemen”) Written by: Dennis Magnusson (“King of Devil’s Island”) and Jonas Akerlund (debut) For metal fans across the world, the stories about Norwegian black metal culture are infamous. Church burnings, murder, violence…and that’s not even scratching the surface of the famously abrasive music. Based on stories from […]

Call Me By Your Name

“Their connection is powerful. The relationship feels less like a summer fling and more like two souls uniting.”

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

“One of the purest forms of an artist distilling his singular vision into a unique movie going experience.”

Battle of the Sexes

“More interested in telling a lustful love story than it is talking about equality, gender gaps or even tennis.”


“A very humanistic story about not just the strive for excellence, but breaking cycles.”


“Nolan has created nothing less than a cinematic marvel…visually breathtaking, ambitious and stirring.”

It Comes at Night

“[Director] Shults has created a thriller full of mystery, intrigue and slow-burning intensity.”