PlayStation’s Star Wars: Battlefront holiday commercial is absolutely shameless

Skillfully combining three things that make thirtysomething dudes cry—Star Wars, Boyhood, and the end of Fight Club—Sony’s new holiday commercial cruelly attempts to manipulate its target audience into buying Star Wars: Battlefront by appealing to the powerful twin forces of nostalgia and ennui. Yes, Sony has brought…

Sion Sono, award-winners, and a donkey named Crackers wrap up Fantastic Fest

Eschewing the typical film-festival awards ceremony, Fantastic Fest announced its awards at its closing-night party, held this year at a backlot-style “ghost town” that’s a favorite for Old West-themed weddings in Austin. There, the winners had to compete with a dunking booth, mechanical bull, karaoke room, free…