October 2, 2018

Fantastic Fest 2018





For Ebert Voices, I did a festival recap: The Horror and Heroines of Fantastic Fest 2018

For SYFY FANGRRLS, I did a slew of interviews and editorials:

10 Films We Can't Wait To See At Fantastic Fest

Why Nicole Perlman Went Indie To Make Her Directorial Debut "The Slows"

Guilhad Emilio Schenker shares The Real-Life Inspiration for 'Madam Yankelova's Fine Literature Club'

Karyn Kusama on 'Destroyer,' Sexism in Filmmaking, and The Redemption of 'Jennifer's Body'

Nicolas Pesce on 'Piercing's Taboo Romance and Whitewashing


Producer Rita Walsh On Fangirls, Boy Bands, Thirst, and 'I Used To Be Normal'


Writer-Director Amanda Kramer Talks Rape Culture, Double Standards, and Ladyworld

Danishka Esterhazy on Her Decade-Long Journey to Make Her Feminist Sci-Fi Thriller 'Level 16'

Jamie Lee Curtis Flips A Fan The Bird and Talks Trauma at 'Halloween's Fantastic Fest Premiere

Emma Tammi on the Historical Origins of Her Female-Fronted Horror-Western 'The Wind'

Exclusive: 'Madam Yankelova's Fine Literature Club' Trailer Reveals A Taste of This Twisted Comedy

I'm particularly proud of this piece, and am grateful to all those who shared their thoughts on this complicated matter: 

What It Means For Female Filmmakers To Attend Fantastic Fest This Year

And here's my reviews for Pajiba, Riot Material, and SYFY FANGRRLS:

'Halloween' Traffics Equally in Dread and Danny McBride Humor, With Mixed Results

Agnieszka Smoczynska’s Daring and Brilliant Fugue

Nicole Kidman Slays In The Gritty Thriller 'Destroyer'

'Bad Times At The El Royale' Review: Yeah, Chris Hemsworth Is Hot, But Cynthia Erivo Owns This Movie

'Girls With Balls' Is 'Bring It On' Meets 'Deliverance'

Yesterday was a Bad Day For 'Burning'

Dan Stevens Finds His True Calling in the Grisly, Gory 'Apostle'

'Overlord' Gives Us Nazi Face-Punching, Gonzo Gore, And More

'School's Out' Is An Existential Thriller Alive With Dread And Dark Humor

'Under The Silver Lake' Is A Twisted Love Letter To Hollywood

Don't Believe The Hype. Jonah Hill's 'Mid90s' Is Aggressively Mediocre And Blithely Offensive

Alyson Hannigan and Fran Kranz Front The Slasher Spoof 'You Might Be The Killer'


More coming....

And if you want to scroll through my fest tweets, here's the start of the thread.


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