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The 15th edition of the US' biggest science fiction, fantasy, horror and action film festival opens with Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit and has guests including the legendary Takashi Miike.
The festival runs from 19 to 26 September.
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Fantastic Latest Reviews
A nightmare anti-love story featuring blood and guts, the deep blue sea, tooth decay, and scary boyfriends.
In a retro-future alternate universe where children wear electronic collars to monitor their sexual development, one boy, Wyrm, has fallen woefully behind.
12-year-old Ralph, over one formative week in late 1987, mistakenly records home videos and his favorite late night shows over his parents’ wedding tape, with unexpected consequences.
A man struggles with loneliness, the possible collapse of his relationship and the fact that every night a monster tries to break into his house.
A pair of paramedics find their friendship put to the test after a series of deaths are linked to a drug.
A dark action comedy about a group of people brought together in the apartment of police detective Andrei: his resentful daughter, an angry thug and a cheated cop. Each one of them have a reason to want revenge.
After receiving a cryptic letter from his estranged father, Norval travels to his dad’s oceanfront home for what he hopes will be a positive experience. If only he’d known the dark truth about his old man beforehand.
A man remembers a little girl he used to see in the hallways of his apartment building.
Two estranged sisters, Sam and Maggie, attempt to reconnect after the death of their mother. But Maggie isn't interested in anything and that could be Sam's worst nightmare.
A couple's love is tested by illness and the treatment that follows it.
Fantastic Fest Features
Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara
Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent
Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses
A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle
Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988
The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable
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