‘GERALD’S GAME’ filmmakers advance Stephen King adaptation to next level

October 2nd, 2017 | Fantastic Fest, Film Festivals, Interviews, Movie Interview, TV | 0 Comment

Preston Barta // Features Editor Adapting Stephen King doesn’t always pan out. For every SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, STAND BY ME, and THE SHINING (though the renowned author would disagree), there’s a DREAMCATCHER or DARK TOWER that get in the way. Fortunately, filmmakers this year have aimed small and missed small. While the poorly constructed DARK TOWER, starring Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba, misread its fortune in King’s game of success, the new set ...


Fantastic Fest Day 4 Recap: ‘GERALD’S GAME’, ‘THE ENDLESS’ and ‘TIGER GIRL’

September 26th, 2017 | Fantastic Fest, Film Festivals, Movie Review, Reviews | 0 Comment

James Cole Clay // Film Critic A recap of the fun and misfortunes of Day 4 at Fantastic Fest in Austin, TX: GERALD’S GAME Director: Mike Flanagan Cast: Carla Gugino, Henry Thomas, Bruce Greenwood, Carel Struycken and Chiara Aurelia This has been the year for Stephen King’s resurgence. While he’s never really out of the pop culture conversation, two of King’s most beloved stories, IT and THE DARK TOWER, received major studio releases -- and, ...


Fantastic Fest Review: ‘GERALD’S GAME’ brilliantly toys with perception

September 26th, 2017 | Fantastic Fest, Film Festivals, Movie News, Movie Review | 3 Comments

Courtney Howard // Film Critic GERALD’S GAME Unrated, 1 hr. 43 min Directed by: Mike Flanagan Starring: Carla Gugino, Henry Thomas, Bruce Greenwood, Carel Struycken, Chiara Aurelia Kudos to the filmmakers behind GERALD’S GAME. They’ve solved the unsolvable: how to properly utilize and shoot a story taking place almost all in one location and entirely through one character’s perspective. Director-co-writer Mike Flanagan, along with co-writer/ ...