Keyword : Fantasia
Randolph Jordan, who has written more on Fantasia than probably anyone else (except maybe me!), looks back at some of his fave moments and looks ahead to Fantasia 2012, and some of the new initiatives.
A mini-review of the opening film of Fantasia 2011, Kevin Smith's Red State.
Part two of Randolph Jordan's report on Fantasia 2010, concentrating on films that feature mannequins.
Part one of Randolph Jordan's report on Fantasia 2010.
An interview with film critic/author Dejan Ognjanovic, during the retrospective on Serbian horror films at the Montreal 2010 Fantasia International Film Festival.
An analysis of the 2009 Fantasia International Film Festival, with an emphasis on the nature of genre cinema.
A report on the 2009 Fantasia International Film Festival. Analyses of films dealing with urban squalor, contrasted with films shot with an aesthetic invoking 'im/purity' (white mise en scene, blinding light, saturated lighting, overexposure, etc.)
A report on the 2008 edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival.
An impressionist look back at some of the defining moments of Fantasia 2008.
A thematic and formal analysis of the environmental thread across a group of mainly low budget, independent horror films that showed at Fantasia 2007.
An essay on the Soviet Science Fiction films which played at the 2007 Fantasia International Film Festival.
In-depth review of the Fantasia International Film Festival's first DVD release, a compilation of outstanding shorts shown at the festival over the past several years.
An interview with director, cast and select production people of the refreshingly original indie horror film, Shallow Ground.
A report on Fantasia Film Festival 2006, discussing issues related to form-content, style for style's sake, and short films featuring man eating cats.
An interview with the director of Strange Circus and The Suicide Club, Sion Sono.
A report on the 10th Year Anniversary of Fantasia, focusing on films featuring particularly nasty male pyschos.
An in-depth report on the Fantasia International film festival, with a focus on the Thai films, the shorts, and some impressive US films.
Writer Randolph Jordan weaves through a thematic pattern of pregnancy/death/rebirth which left its mark on FanTasia 2005.
Montreal's animator/filmmaker Rick Trembles interviews the living legend of fantastic cinema, stop-motion animator extraordinaire, Ray Harryhausen.
An interview with the director of the indie reality-based melodrama (in the good sense) Firecracker.