Review by Bears Rebecca Fonte Every year it becomes easier to publicly announce my love for Taylor Swift. My initial shock and surprise at the depth, musical complexity and pure pop perfection of her 2014 album ‘1989” has only been deepened by Tay-Tay’s open up her heart on “Reputation,” showing both sadness and rage. Netflix
Preview By Bears Rebecca Fonte If this is the year of the woman in politics then it seems possible that it might finally be the year of the woman at Fantastic Fest. For the uninitiated, Fantastic Fest is the annual gathering in Austin at the Alamo South Lamar, to celebrate the most boundary-pushing genre film.
Review by Bears Rebecca Fonte Time travel films are absolutely my favorite so I was super pumped to watch the new Mega Time Squad from New Zealand director Tim van Dammen. Johnny (Anton Tennet) is a small-time crook looking to make his own luck. When a job stealing money from a local Chinese gang goes
By Bears Rebecca Fonte There is no point in the running time that CHAINED FOR LIFE is an easy film. Writer-director Aaron Schimberg fills every minute with a sort of uncomfortable tension that assaults the viewer with their own prejudices. It is a fairly active viewing process that forces the audience to constantly reassess their
Review By Bears Rebecca Fonte At the heart of Justin McConnell's horror flick LIFECHANGER is a love story, the forlorn fiction of one man returning to visit his last hope again and again only to have her never remember him. The reason she doesn't remember him is that he always comes to her in a
Review By Bears Fonte Every year I get the privilege of covering Fantasia in Montreal, the largest genre Festival in North America, and certainly one of the most important. Usually I just enjoy a great number of screeners here in Austin, but every once in a while a film comes across my giant flat screen