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SXSW Panel: Veep: A Conversation with the Cast and Showrunner
A surprisingly complete cast – plus showrunner – appeared before a crowded ballroom to drop hints about (and a trailer for) season 6 of HBO’s award-winning and critically-beloved political comedy.

3:30PM Tue. Mar. 14, Carina Magyar Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: David Lynch – The Art Life
The surreal David Lynch must create. Obsessively, compulsively the wheels are turning, the creatures howling from inside.

3:15PM Tue. Mar. 14, Joe O'Connell Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: Tragedy Girls
Meet Sadie and McKayla. They're the queen bees of their high school, in the cheer squad and on the prom committee. They just need two more things to complete their lives: a bunch of social media followers, and a body count.

2:40PM Tue. Mar. 14, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: Most Beautiful Island
There's a key image that unlocks the central metaphor of Most Beautiful Island: cockroaches, fallen into a tub of water, scrabbling to survive. But are they treading water, treading each other down, or creating a raft for mutual survival?

2:15PM Tue. Mar. 14, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: Served Like a Girl
On the benefits she’s eligible to receive from the government, one veteran says, “There’s nothing for me, and it's strictly because of my gender.” The fastest growing group of homeless people in America, more than 55,000 female veterans are disproportionately affected, and facing it largely unsupported by the country they risked their lives to defend.

1:35PM Tue. Mar. 14, Jessi Cape Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: Ramblin' Freak
Twenty minutes into Ramblin’ Freak, I was ready to write off the documentary – Parker Smith’s feature-length debut after directing videos for local bands in Austin – as a lo-fi narcissist’s meditation on white privilege and cinematic obsession. Then, out of left field, came the most hypnotic, disturbing montage from any film I’ve seen yet at the Festival.

1:00PM Tue. Mar. 14, Sean L. Malin Read More | Comment »

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SXSW Film Review: Dara Ju
In the Nigerian Yoruba language, “dara ju” means “better.” This film from writer/director Anthony Onah is a deeply personal story of the immigrant experience, fraught with all the dangers that ambition brings.

9:30PM Mon. Mar. 13, Dan Gentile Read More | Comment »

SXSW Panel: Gareth Edwards Keynote
The non-geek world may recognize Brit director Gareth Edwards as the man who helmed the second-best Star Wars movie ever made – George Lucas’ original film being the obvious first – but there was a time when he wondered if he was wasting his life on his childhood dream of being a film director.

9:02PM Mon. Mar. 13, Marc Savlov Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin
There is nothing visually notable or narratively inspired in The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin, but those who see the nonfiction feature in theatres are unlikely to notice this, as this love letter to the American author is pre-sold to Maupin’s international fan base.

4:30PM Mon. Mar. 13, Sean L. Malin Read More | Comment »

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