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Their Vagina Isn’t Their Resume: The Women of ‘American Mary’

It’s well known that Austin’s Fantastic Fest is as much a nerd party as it is a film festival. And that’s why American’s best genre fest was the perfect place for the U.S. premiere of American Mary, Jen and Sylvia Soska’s extraordinary new film starring Katharine Isabelle.

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Fantastic Fest 2012 Wrap-up

Another Fantastic Fest has come to a close. It’s been a grueling week of madness, movies and mayhem…and I can’t wait to do it again next year. As I’ve written before, the main problem with film fests is you can never see everything you want. But that’s okay because you end up being exposed to [...]

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When the Hero Takes a Fall — Crave

Self-perception is a tenuous thing. Everybody wants to think of themself as a good person, even when they do bad things. And especially if they do these bad things for good reasons. This is the slippery conceit explored in Crave, the darkly comic first feature from director Charles de Lauzirika. Crave follows Aiden (Josh Lawson), [...]

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Not Quite Like Father Like Son — Antiviral

In Antiviral, director Brandon Cronenberg has created a world that’s just left of reality. Though it’s a world filled with technologies that don’t exist (yet) and populated with people with desires that don’t exist (yet), it’s absolutely recognizable and totally believable. And that might be the most disturbing thing about this film. After premiering at [...]

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