ITHACA FANTASTIK FEST 2016: Day 4 Coverage
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ITHACA FANTASTIK FEST 2016: Day 4 Coverage

by Byron Bixler Part of our coverage of the 2016 Ithaca Fantastik Film FestivalThe 5th Annual Ithaca Fantastik Film Festival came to a close last night, bookending Wednesday night’s erotic Korean thriller, The Handmaiden, with another Korean thriller, this one being a high-octane zombie flick called Train to Busan. I saw two additional films at the Fest on … Continue reading

ITHACA FANTASTIK FEST 2016: Day 2 Coverage
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ITHACA FANTASTIK FEST 2016: Day 2 Coverage

by Byron Bixler Part of our coverage of the 2016 Ithaca Fantastik Film FestivalDay two of the Ithaca Fantastik Film Festival at Cinemapolis delivered another slate of diverse works from around the world, including a slightly psychedelic animated adventure film (Nova Seed), a Bollywood action thriller (Kammatipaadam), and a violent Filipino drama involving child gangsters … Continue reading

Q&A: Kevin Fermini on ‘Viola vs. The Vampire King’ and Super 8 Filmmaking
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Q&A: Kevin Fermini on ‘Viola vs. The Vampire King’ and Super 8 Filmmaking

Interview by Byron Bixler Kevin Fermini is a senior Cinema & Photography major at Ithaca College and Filmic contributor whose thesis project is a quirky vampire short shot on Super 8 called “Viola vs. The Vampire King.” Last week, he joined the Cinephile Delinquents podcast (the official podcast of Filmic Magazine) for a special Halloween-themed … Continue reading

Oculus
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Oculus

by Byron BixlerOculus is about an evil mirror. Except it isn’t really about an evil mirror, it’s about the divide between two siblings. Except it isn’t really about two siblings, it’s about mental illness and the delicate high wire act that comes with surviving horrendous trauma at an early age. Here we have a young … Continue reading