Fantasia ’21 Review: ‘Prisoners of the Ghostland’ is a totally bonkers film, in a good way

Prisoners of the Ghostland

As we’ve previously established, Nicolas Cage is one of our most idiosyncratic performers and one of our last true movie stars. Sion Sono is a Japanese filmmaker known for his subversive and idiosyncratic sensibilities. So what do you get when these two meet? A bonkers film, that’s what.

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Patron Exclusive Podcast Episode: Full Audio of Interview w/ Wyatt Rockefeller

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Interview: Wyatt Rockefeller on his film ‘Settlers.’

Wyatt Rockefeller

Settlers, the new Sci-Fi western set on Mars, is available on-demand starting today. I had the chance to speak with director Wyatt Rockefeller about his inspirations for the film, the themes it portrays, and the best movie robot of the year.

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Review: ‘Settlers’ compelling performances and stunning production design keep it interesting

Settlers

A western, on Mars. That’s the pitch with Settlers, the debut feature from Wyatt Rockefeller, a film that tells the story of a family farmstead in the middle of nowhere on Mars. True to its pitch, the story is difficult and bleak, but it doesn’t quite live up to its potential, while it does feature excellent performances all around.

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