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The Best of Fantastic Fest 2013

Jacob Knight picks his favorites from Fantastic Fest

October 02, 2013 Fantastic Fest 2013, Movies
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NOTHING BAD CAN HAPPEN – Fantastic Fest Review

The story of Job, translated through nihilistic German cinema.

September 25, 2013 Fantastic Fest 2013, Movie Review, Movies
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THE GREEN INFERNO – Fantastic Fest Review

The simple fact that a horror film inspired by the Italian cannibal movies of the ‘70s and ‘80s is being released to mall crowds is

September 24, 2013 Fantastic Fest 2013, Movie Review, Movies
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THE SACRAMENT – Fantastic Fest Review

The latest from horror wunderkind Ti West is easily his best, and scariest, film yet.

September 23, 2013 Fantastic Fest 2013, Movie Review, Movies
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ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW – Fantastic Fest Review

Director Randy Moore's covertly shot, surrealist take on the "Disneyfication" of our daily lives is nothing short of brilliant.

September 22, 2013 Fantastic Fest 2013, Movie Review, Movies
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CHEAP THRILLS – Fantastic Fest Review

E.L. Katz's directorial debut is a sharp, brutal bit of blackly hilarious exploitation

September 21, 2013 Fantastic Fest 2013, Movie Review, Movies
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MAN OF TAI CHI – Fantastic Fest Review

Keanu Reeves' directorial debut contains some finely choreographed martial arts madness. But is it any good?

September 21, 2013 Fantastic Fest 2013, Movie Review, Movies
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SEPTIC MAN – Fantastic Fest Review

When is a man made of poo more than just the sum of his feces-encrusted parts

September 21, 2013 Fantastic Fest 2013, Movie Review, Movies
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A FIELD IN ENGLAND – Fantastic Fest Review

The latest from director Ben Wheatley is a psychedelic head trip, mixing philosophy with pure terror.

September 20, 2013 Fantastic Fest 2013, Movie Review, Movies
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THE DIRTIES – Fantastic Fest Review

Matt Johnson's school shooting comedy is a stab at social relevance hamstrung by an over-reliance on cinematic gimmickry.

September 19, 2013 Fantastic Fest 2013, Movie Review, Movies
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COHERENCE – Fantastic Fest Review

James Ward Byrkit's directorial debut is an odd, heady piece of sci-fi drama in the vein of Shane Carruth's "Primer".

September 19, 2013 Fantastic Fest 2013, Movie Review, Movies
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Fantastic Fest 2013: My Playlist

Jacob shares the ten albums that are going to be scoring his booze soaked sojourn to the Alamo Drafthouse and Fantastic Fest 2013.

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PACIFIC RIM Movie Review

The monsters vs. robots movie you always dreamed about seeing when you were just a little kid, Pacific Rim is absolutely awesome.

July 10, 2013 Movie Review, Movies
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Kanye West – “Yeezus” Album Review

Kanye West's sixth record is abrasive, alienating and, at times, flat out wonderful -- a testament to his continued growth as one of our most

June 18, 2013 Music, Music Review
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“Random Access Memories” by Daft Punk Album Review

Daft Punk return with their first record in eight years, ditching their computers for a live band to create a towering, history traversing achievement.

May 16, 2013 Music, Music Review
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Cinedelphia Film Festival Review: ROLLERCOASTER (1977) & LIQUID SKY (1982)

Jacob's final trip to the mausoleum brings two gimmick screenings: "Rollercoaster" (1977) presented in Sensurround, and "Liquid Sky" (1982) featuring a live score by Philly

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