Have Your Turkey and Eat it Too: Not Much Fighting from the Gang When it Comes to KRISHA

Thanksgiving isn’t usually associated with having a wide spate of seasonal entertainment. It’s not Christmas, after all, or even Halloween, both of which are prone to month-long cable TV marathons and special theatrical releases. It’s a holiday that lacks the pomp and circumstance on a pop culture scale. As a society we’re content to gather…

MEAT: It’s What’s For Dinner

Meat (aka Vlees, 2010) is a Netherlands film directed by Victor Nieuwenhuijs and Maartje Seyferth. Artsploitation Films has finally given Meat a US release, although I say “finally” a bit tongue in cheek – whether or not anyone was clamoring for a US release, I don’t know, but this isn’t like some underground classic that…

HE-MAN Meets FERNGULLY at Ithaca Fantastik Fest

Nova Seed is exactly the kind of movie that makes film festivals like Ithaca Fantastik so worthwhile. Essentially He-Man meets FernGully, drawn in the style of an 11-year-old’s math notebook doodles, Nova Seed is a Saturday morning adventure cartoon about environmentalism. With a great sense of visual storytelling, propelled by a fun, 80’s-style original score,…

Friday Fight Visits the K-SHOP at Ithaca Fantastik Fest

We here at The Farsighted have really gotten into covering film festivals this year. It’s seriously a ton of fun, especially with the quirky, independent films that we get to enjoy at some of the more interesting festivals around the world. This week, Garrett, Jacob, and I all tackled the 2016 thriller K-Shop, playing this…

Ithaca Fantastik Fest is Upon Us!

Tomorrow night, on Wednesday the 9th, one day after this shitshow of an election, you can head North from election headquarters in NYC to the home of Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, to catch some great movies and soak in love of film. Hugues Barbier, the head of the Ithaca Fantastik, is excited for the…

Grant, Sinatra, and Loren Star in the Classic THE PRIDE AND THE PASSION

The film industry loves romance. Love infiltrates every genre. It’s in big budget action and in small budget horror. It’s in comedies of all shapes and sizes (not just the ones with a “rom” tacked on front). The near-universal applicability of this tango between two people isn’t surprising, or even a bad thing, as it’s…

Zero Dark Gary: Faulkner vs. bin Laden, Fight!

The Wikipedia plot summary reads: [Army of One] follows Gary Faulkner, an ex-construction contractor and unemployed handy man who believes God has sent him to capture Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. The story is based on the real-life Faulkner who traveled to Pakistan looking for bin Laden. If that doesn’t sell you already, I doubt…

I am a Monster, That’s What You Told Me Baby: BREAKING A MONSTER’s Look Into the Early Stages of a Young Band

I remember being a kid and pretending to be a rock and roll star. Standing on that stage, flashing mad guitar skills, bedazzled audience members screaming like I’m John Lennon. That was the dream, right? As with most people with the dream, I realized pretty quickly that my skills were not up to par and,…