The Toronto International Film Festival of 2012 is officially over and while we had a great time and saw a lot of different movies, it was definitely a far more bittersweet experience than past years, maybe because we didn’t feel there was an Up in the Air or No Country for Old Men or Slumdog Millionaire or 127 Hours in the bunch – a movie that’s guaranteed to be… Continue reading Toronto Film Festival 2012 Wrap-Up and 'Best of the Fest'
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With the Sundance Film Festival drawing to a close, it’s time to reflect on the best movies that your friendly Moviefone staffers saw at the very-crowded film fest. Of the seven films that we were looking forward to seeing, we did get to watch five. Of those five, three are on this list. (Sorry, Red Lights and John Dies at the End.) Ahead, the best of the fest.
Who’s Independent Now?: A winter storm warning is in effect for Park City, Utah, but four inches of snow did not affect the first day of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. In the opening press conference, Robert Redford declared: “This is the only festival that I know about in the world that is purely independent,” raising more than a few eyebrows. Film… Continue reading Sundance in 60 Seconds: World's Only “Purely Independent” Fest; Reactions to Opening Night World Premieres
We cover film festivals of all shapes and sizes, but one of our personal favorites is (of course) Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas. Run by the wonderful folks at the Alamo Drafthouse, and supported by sponsors like our very own sister site Fandango, Fantastic Fest is a week-long cornucopia of love and affection for not only international genre films, but also the people who create and… Continue reading Fantastic Fest 2011: The Big Fat Wrap-Up
There are always hot tickets at film festivals, the movies that everyone with a badge knows about and wants to see. At this year’s Fantastic Fest, everyone wanted to see A Boy and His Samurai because director Yoshihiro Nakamura is a festival favorite. Everyone wanted to see You’re Next and Sleepless Night because of the incredible buzz floating down from the Toronto International Film Festival. Movies… Continue reading Five Fantastic Fest Films That Came Out of Nowhere