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SXSW Film Review: The Cellar
A creepy house. A mysterious wind-up gramophone with with a record of a man reciting formulas. An abacus that sends its own beads flying. A basement deeper than the soil or laws of physics can allow. The Knights Templar. Irish gateway horror The Cellar has it all.

12:00PM Fri. Mar. 18, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: Dio Dreamers Never Die
Rock docs are usually simple. Take the story of an iconic figure in a music genre and make it interesting. But to document the life of one of the most influential rock musicians to have ever lived, and do so while bringing laughs and tears to filmgoers and heavy metal fans? That can be tricky.

11:30AM Fri. Mar. 18, Robert Penson Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: Chee$e
Skimma has aspirations to leave his remote village in Trindidad, as he feels there is more to the world for him than what the village offers. When Rebecca tells him that she is pregnant, he has a decision to make. He can continue to make a plan to leave the village, or change paths and be there for his new family.

10:20AM Fri. Mar. 18, Sheryl Lawrence Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: Jethica
Exes are annoying. Dead exes, doubly so, especially when they won't lie down.

11:21PM Thu. Mar. 17, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: Soft & Quiet
What can sowing the seeds of racism reap? In Beth de Araújo's Soft and Quiet the answer is a helluva lot. Set over one evening in the lives of a small group of (white) women, this single-take drama goes from zero to sixty over the course of a tight 91 minutes.

10:40PM Thu. Mar. 17, Rod Machen Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: Master of Light
Master of Light, winner of the Best Documentary Feature at this year’s South by Southwest Film Grand Jury Awards, follows artist George Anthony Morton as he reckons with the weight of his past and its implications on his future.

8:05PM Thu. Mar. 17, Cody Song Read More | Comment »

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SXSW Film Review: Mama Bears
Core to the confluence of themes inhabiting Mama Bears is compassion.

6:45PM Thu. Mar. 17, Jasmine Lane Read More | Comment »

SXSW’s ‘What’s In a Metaverse?’: A Brief & Somewhat Biased Recap
“What’s in a metaverse?” If I tried to answer the question posed by this SXSW panel’s title, my natural bias would be instantly obvious. Because I’d raise one meshy Lelutka eyebrow and say, “Um, just look at Second Life.”

6:45PM Thu. Mar. 17, Memory Harker Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story
“A great festival experience that can’t be matched.” That’s the judgment of the late, legendary George Wein, who died last September while the New Orleans music festival he helped found remained on pandemic hiatus.

5:56PM Thu. Mar. 17, Michael King Read More | Comment »

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