Fantastic Fest – Day 4

I was a bit disappointed with yesterday; my chosen lineup wasn’t as strong as the first two days’ had been.  So I took off the first half of the day to spend some time with my daughter, as a week’s a long time to spend away from her.

There was still time for a pretty good set of movies – since I got there late I didn’t get tickets to all the ones I wanted but that’s what “standby” is for; I’ve had good luck with it.  My agenda consisted of:

  • Buratino, Son of Pinnochio, a weird Estonian film that’s like a light-hearted and musical version of Clockwork Orange
  • Dirty Mind, about a Belgian stuntman who gets a frontal lobe injury and turns from zero-nerd into Rico Suave
  • House of the Devil, a movie trying to replicate in every detail the typical late ’70s/early ’80s horror movie
  • District 13: Ultimatum, a sequel to the first French parkour-and-martial-arts dystopian actioner

Reviews will follow, but all these were good in their own way!  Especially Dirty Mind, which I think is probably the best movie I’ve seen so far.

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