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‘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

Denis Villeneuve’s “Arrival” to open Fantastic Fest

12:33 pm Aug. 25, 2016

Denis Villeneuve’s science-fiction epic “Arrival,” which stars Amy Adams, will open Alamo Drafthouse’s Fantastic Fest. Villeneuve (“Sicario”) has been tapped to helm the upcoming “Blade Runner” sequel.

The festival also revealed its second wave

Tim Burton brings ‘Miss Peregrine’ to Fantastic Fest!

12:00 pm Aug. 2, 2016

Tim Burton brings his adaptation of “Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children” while  Don Coscarelli, architect of the Phantasm series, delivers the world premiere of “Phantasm: Ravager” and a “remastered” print of “Phantasm” reps for