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SXSW Film Review: Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America
The simplest thing to say about SXSW Documentary Spotlight Audience Award winner Who We Are is that it should be part of the standard curriculum in every school in America. Considering the reactionary backlash against the 1619 Project and critical race theory, that’s likely to be a tall order.

7:25AM Wed. Mar. 24, Michael King Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: Through the Plexi-Glass: Last Days at the San José
456,222. Remember that number. That's how large Austin's population was when Liz Lambert paid half a million dollars to buy the ramshackle Hotel San José.

7:26PM Tue. Mar. 23, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Tom Petty, Folk Horror Lead SXSW Audience Awards
The people have spoken. The SXSW 2021 Audience Awards have been announced, and it's a clean sweep for teen drama The Fallout as this year's favorite narrative feature.

6:15PM Tue. Mar. 23, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: Mau
It’s difficult not to look at Bruce Mau’s upbringing and see how it informs the famed designer’s ethos. Raised in the Sixties in Sudbury, Ontario, that city had a huge nickel mining industry, and the landscape of Mau’s childhood was one big chemical desert.

2:00PM Mon. Mar. 22, Josh Kupecki Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: Sound of Violence
While a good score is typically an element of horror films that will often get singled out as a highlight, it’s rare you find genre offerings wherein the music acts as the narrative driving force of the plot.

11:49AM Mon. Mar. 22, Trace Sauveur Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: Under the Volcano
There was a recording studio in the hills on the Caribbean island of Montserrat. Now it is little more than an overgrown ruin, devastated by a volcanic eruption in 1995, but in the Seventies and Eighties it was the birthplace of some of the era’s most popular music.

11:33AM Sun. Mar. 21, Shane Pfender Read More | Comment »

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SXSW Short and Sweet: “Learning Tagalog With Kayla”
Welcome to Short and Sweet, our look at short films playing at SXSW. Today's we talk with Kayla Abuda Galang, writer, director, director of photograph, editor and star of "Learning Tagalog With Kayla."

7:00AM Sat. Mar. 20, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: WeWork: or the Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn
There is something perennially fascinating about watching a hubristic fiasco unfold. One only needs to look at the Fyre Fest debacle or those GameStop upstarts launching Wall Street into a tantrum for recent examples. There’s no shortage of schadenfreude these days.

8:30PM Fri. Mar. 19, Josh Kupecki Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: Offseason
"At some point, you just have to accept your nightmares and know they're part of you," Ava Aldrich (Melora Walters) warns the audience in creeping cosmic horror Offseason. "Like family, like an old friend."

8:00PM Fri. Mar. 19, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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