Julia Ducournau’s “Raw” is an unforgettable debut film

4:07 pm Sep. 26, 2016

While introducing the U.S. Premiere of Julia Ducournau’s “Raw,” Fantastic Fest programmer Evrim Ersoy declared it “the most audacious genre film of 2016.” After viewing, it’s hard to argue with the man.

This French coming-of-age story focuses on

Tim Burton helps Austin go ‘Peculiar’ for a day at Fantastic Fest

8:30 pm Sep. 25, 2016

Austin gave up its weird crown for a day on Sunday and went peculiar instead.

Director Tim Burton, an artist when it comes to both the peculiar and the weird, was in town for screenings of his new “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” at Fantastic Fest. Before the movie rolled, Austin director Robert Rodriguez presented on official proclamation from Mayor Steve Adler and the city declaring Sunday “Keep Austin Peculiar

‘Arrival’ is the year’s best sci-fi film, bar none

10:03 am Sep. 23, 2016

Let’s get one thing clear: It takes nothing away from “Arrival” — as powerful as it is — to note that director Denis Villeneuve and writer Eric Heisserer were working with extraordinary raw material.

“Arrival,” which