Sometimes my faith in humanity is suddenly restored. We’re currently seeing some films at the Fantasy Film Fest, and the three films we saw so far have all been surprisingly awesome. They also all share a common and incredibly important subject matter: standing up to the powers that be. As different as Black Dynamite (hilarious beyond words), Push (touching and exciting and brilliant) and District 9 (gut-wrenching and ultimately beautiful) may be, this is the central ethos of all three films. And that is most encouraging.
Detailed reviews to follow. (Next at Fantasy Film Fest: Wasting Away and Moon. Not expecting too much of either, though Moon is likely to be a lot better. We shall see.)