After the Credits: (Film) Festival Fatigue

Thoughts on (film) festival fatigue and film festivals in general

When you watch a lot of movies in a short period of time, you get a little tired. When you’re covering a lot of festivals (and thus seeing a lot of a lot of movies) in a short period of time, you get completely exhausted. Festival fatigue, which is a term usually reserved for music festivals, sets in. Hubert and I first started talking about it over a year ago, and I floated the idea of doing a video discussion of it with the two of us. It didn’t happen back then, and it took another half dozen festivals before we were finally able to finally talk this through.

Unlike last time, we didn’t have anyone holding the camera. I had to MacGyver a tripod out of a bag, a random fence in Chinatown, and a copy of World War Z. Because of its placement, there are a few moments of wind. Considering this is the camera’s built in mic, I’m actually surprised there isn’t more. So good on you, camera. 

As for other things on Flixist… well, it was another light week this week (summer starting to wind down and all that), but there was still stuff worth paying attention to. That can be found below.

[This week’s film is A Trip to the Moon]

Flixist Originals

NRH’s Weekly Analysis: Skyfall’s metanarrative

Flixistentialism 25 – Butt Bots

Do you make more of an effort to see original films?


Lee Daniels’ The Butler

Kick-Ass 2

Cutie and the Boxer

El Condor Pasa

Fantasia Review

The Weight

Weekly Releases

Box Office Numbers: Summer Really is Over

New Releases, week of 8/17/13: Olympus Edition

Netflix Now: Fish Balls Edition

Seriously, Havery Weinstein is terrible

Wong Kar Wai’s The Grandmaster cut by 20 mins for US


Thor: The Dark World reshooting to add more Loki

These Oldboy images remind you there’s another Oldboy

Full director list for ABCs of Death 2, contest announced

Christian Bale is Moses in Ridley Scott’s Exodus

Rumor: WB offers Bale $60 million to return as Batman

Interstellar begins production, plot kind of revealed

Ron Burgundy is writing a memoir/autobiography

Rumor: Jackman offered $100 million to remain Wolverine

Scott Adkins has apparently auditioned to play Batman

First look and poster for JFK film Parkland

Previously on After the Credits…

Just turn the damn thing off

No one is afraid of the dark in 144p

Why would you want to see trash?

The Korean Romantic Comedies of NYAFF 2013