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Richard Linklater: In Defense of Animation
When animation was belittled by this year's Academy Awards hosts – not once, but twice – as just for kids, every animator groaned at the stereotyping. That includes Richard Linklater. He said, "It frustrating/insulting to animators and storytelling in general when you imply, like they did at the Oscars, 'Oh, it's only for children.'"

7:00AM Sat. Apr. 9, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

MSNBC Gets Behind the Story of Diamond Hands: The Legend of WallStreetBets
Taking its name from a term coined by r/WallStreetBets Reddit users, Diamond Hands: The Legend of WallStreetBets explores the jaw-dropping moment in 2021 when GameStop shares increased 1700% allowing average, working-class individuals to benefit from a system that continuously excludes them.

1:30PM Fri. Apr. 8, Ikram Mohamed Read More | Comment »

Gillian Jacobs' More Than Robots Finds Cooperation in Competition
Ask Gillian Jacobs what's so exciting about her new documentary, and she has a one-word answer. "Robots."

5:27PM Thu. Mar. 31, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: Mickey: The Story of a Mouse
WWMD. What would Mickey do? In Mickey: The Story of a Mouse, it seems he would do what we all would do.

6:18PM Fri. Mar. 25, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

SXSW Flashback: Superheroes & Superstars
Presented by Prime Video at this year's South by Southwest, Superheroes & Superstars was an interactive experience promoting the streaming service’s subversive superhero series The Boys and the new reality show, Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls.

3:53PM Fri. Mar. 25, Ellen Daly Read More | Comment »

Getting Funky and Body Positive With Watch Out for the Big Grrrls
At this year’s South by Southwest festival, Keynote speaker, acclaimed flautist and overall pop sensation Lizzo promoted the launch of her new TV show, Watch Out For The Big Grrrls, ahead of its premiere today on Amazon Prime.

3:30PM Fri. Mar. 25, Sage Dunlap Read More | Comment »

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SXSW Film Review: Bad Axe
The Covid pandemic highlighted a cruel, dark reality from which America can't avoid: that it didn't take much to make cruelty and racism publicly acceptable.

5:00PM Thu. Mar. 24, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

SXSW Announces Audience Award Winners
Time for Patton Oswalt and James Morisoni to clear even more space on the trophy shelf. Their based-on-uncomfortable-true-life comedy I Love My Dad has added the South by Southwest Film Festival 2022 Audience Award for Narrative Feature Competition title, after already taking the grand jury prize.

2:30PM Thu. Mar. 24, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

SXSW Episodic Review: Atlanta Season Three Premiere
As he walked onto the stage of the Paramount Theater to introduce the world premiere of season three of Atlanta, Donald Glover cut through the uproarious applause with a joke. “Hi, I’m Daniel Kaluuya,” he said, “And thank you all for coming out to see Get Out 2: Come Back.”

2:00PM Thu. Mar. 24, Cody Song Read More | Comment »

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