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SXSW Film Review: The Frontier
After a century of chronicling betrayals and greed, noir has been invented and re-invented a thousand times. But in its twisted soul, it is always about bad people doing bad things.

3:42PM Tue. Mar. 17, 2015, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: She's the Best Thing in It
If Ron Nyswaner had limited his debut doc to just celebrating the American acting treasure that is Mary Louise Wilson, that alone would be a joy and well worth seeing. Character actors of her gifts and skills are rare and getting rarer, and he deftly conveys Wilson's love of her art and mastery of it.

3:26PM Tue. Mar. 17, 2015, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

VEEP Speaks
Julia Louis-Dreyfus is the most Emmy-awarded TV actress in history, with lead actress trophies for each of her major roles, on Seinfeld, The New Adventures of Old Christine, and her current HBO project Veep. No surprise, then, that she had the crowd laughing at her Monday SXSW session.

3:15PM Tue. Mar. 17, 2015, Michael Agresta Read More | Comment »

Out of Her Cage
Like the protagonist of her film Petting Zoo, Micah Magee grew up in San Antonio, experienced a teenage pregnancy, and despite significant obstacles, landed in an honors program at the University of Texas, where she earned a double degree in film and Plan II. As a teenager without a car, Magee walked to work every day past a small petting zoo.

2:30PM Tue. Mar. 17, 2015, Amy Gentry Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: The Look of Silence
This is the companion film to Joshua Oppenheimer’s Oscar-nominated The Act of Killing, which focused, unconventionally, on the unrepentant perpetrators of the mid-Sixties Indonesian genocide where, following a military takeover of the government, a million Indonesians were brutally murdered in a Communist purge by uniformed thugs.

1:57PM Tue. Mar. 17, 2015, Anne S. Lewis Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: A Space Program
Rarely does a filmmaker openly admit to being a propagandist. But such is the case of Van Neistat, who, working in collaboration with artist Tom Sachs, sent two women to Mars and filmed the whole thing. Well … kind of.

1:20PM Tue. Mar. 17, 2015, Andy Campbell Read More | Comment »

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SXSW Film Review: KRISHA
KRISHA is a powerful, moving film that delves deeply into tough subject matter to create an unforgettable depiction of a family at its best and at its worst.

12:31PM Tue. Mar. 17, 2015, Rod Machen Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: God Bless the Child
When their mother abruptly drives off one morning, five children – ranging from age 1 to 13 – must fend for themselves, uncertain whether she will return. The film follows them through the day, and while that premise might sound a bit bleak, God Bless the Child is really a heartfelt and candid ode to the lazy summer days of childhood.

12:06PM Tue. Mar. 17, 2015, Josh Kupecki Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film: Breakfast Club Still Fresh After 30 Years
About 1,300 people showed up for detention with Ally Sheedy and Molly Ringwald on Monday for the premiere of the 30th anniversary edition of The Breakfast Club.

12:04PM Tue. Mar. 17, 2015, Melanie Haupt Read More | Comment »

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