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Utopia Nabs Kristoffer Borgli’s Cannes Satire ‘Sick of Myself’ (Exclusive)

Utopia has acquired the North American rights to writer-director Kristoffer Borgli’s cultural satire Sick of Myself. The nihilistic romantic comedy, which screened at Cannes as part of the Un Certain Regard section, portrays a self-absorbed young woman, played by Kristine Kujath Thorp, making herself sick to attract attention and one-up her artist boyfriend (Eirik Sæther). […]

Paramount Horror Film ‘Smile’ to Open Fantastic Fest

A world premiere for Paramount Pictures’ horror pic Smile from director Parker Finn is set to open Fantastic Fest. Finn’s debut feature stars Sosie Bacon as a doctor experiencing frightening occurrences after witnessing a bizarre, traumatic incident involving a patient and having to confront her troubling past to survive and escape her horrifying new reality. […]

Ethan Hawke’s Horror Thriller ‘The Black Phone’ to Close Overlook Fest

The Black Phone, a horror thriller starring Ethan Hawke and directed by Scott Derrickson for Blumhouse and Universal, is set to close the Overlook Film Festival. The Black Phone portrays a kidnapped kid who finds himself in a soundproof basement surrounded by the remains of other victims and a phone ringing with calls from the […]

‘Who Killed The KLF?’: Film Review | Fantastic Fest 2021

Chris Atkins' documentary follows the twisted path of the music/art group most commonly known as The KLF.

‘The Beta Test’: Film Review | Fantastic Fest 2021

Actor-filmmaker Jim Cummings (‘Thunder Road’) plays a Hollywood agent whose relationship (and sanity) is threatened by a mysterious invitation.