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Emmet Duff

Emmet Duff is a small town Ohioan living in Austin, TX. When he's not writing about film, he cares for plants, takes pictures, and goes exploring.

Fantastic Fest 2017: My Best Of The Fest

Emmett takes a look at his favorite offerings from 2017's event.

Fantastic Fest 2017: ‘See You Up There’ Finds Joy In The Aftermath of War

'See You Up There' deals with complex and weighty ideas, yet delivers them in a tidy and emotionally nourishing package.

Fantastic Fest 2017: ‘Blue My Mind’ Reveals The Horror In Growth

Those looking for grotesque thrills may leave 'Blue My Mind' disappointed, but those open to a honest portrait of growth may well have their minds blown.

Fantastic Fest 2017: ‘The Merciless’ Mixes Business And Pleasure

For all the dire nihilism suggested by its title, 'The Merciless' is lively entertainment.

Fantastic Fest 2017: ‘Hagazussa: A Heathen’s Curse’ Announces A Visionary New Artist

'Hagazussa' defies straightforward analysis, but there is nothing ambiguous about its emotional wallop.

Fantastic Fest 2017: ‘V.I.P.’ Struggles To Stand Out

'V.I.P.' spends far too much time weaving its tangled web, and too little time ripping it apart.

Fantastic Fest 2017: ‘Revenge’ Is Definitive Retribution Filmmaking

Though playful, experimental, and very bloody, 'Revenge' is ultimately a film about vindicating its hero.

Fantastic Fest 2017: ‘The Endless’ Nails High Concept With A Low Budget

'The Endless' develops its high-concept premise remarkably well given the obviously limited resources with which it was made.

Fantastic Fest 2017: ‘The Cured’ Attempts To Coast On A Great Concept

'The Cured' is more grim drama with loud noises than horror film.

Fantastic Fest 2017: ‘Gemini’ Is Stylish And Superficial Pop Comfort Food

'Gemini' is decadent pop comfort food, high on style but with a story that doesn't capitalize on its potential.