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SXSW Film Review: Monolith
It's easy to scare audiences with blood or shocks. But Australian horror Monolith seduces the audience to walk what seems to be the harder path of unsettling unease - a path that soon becomes a slippery slope into heartstopping fear.

1:03PM Fri. Mar. 24, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Eva Longoria's Flamin' Hot Heads up SXSW Audience Award Winners
If there's one thing we know about SXSW, it's that it's not really over until the audience has its say. Now it has, at least when it comes to film, with Eva Longoria's Flamin' Hot leading the list of audience award winners from this year's Film & TV Festival.

2:20PM Thu. Mar. 23, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: Deadland
Angel Waters (Roberto Urbina) wants a quiet life. That's why he signed up to be a border patrol officer in a rarely-traversed stretch of the US-Mexico border in Nowheresville, Texas.

8:22PM Mon. Mar. 20, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

SXSW TV Recap: A Small Light
Most everyone is familiar with the name Anne Frank (and if you aren’t, you should be). But most of us know little about Miep Gies, the young woman who hid Anne along with her family and the others from the Nazis in Amsterdam during World War II, and the focus of SXSW selection A Small Light.

4:50PM Mon. Mar. 20, Sarah Jane Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: Join or Die
Why has American society become so fractured, so divisive? Why are loneliness, fear, and suspicion such prevalent states of our collective mind? Well, to hear the SXSW documentary Join or Die tell it, it’s the lack of collective endeavors to engage our mind (body and soul to follow) that have slid us down into this morass of isolation.

4:38PM Mon. Mar. 20, Josh Kupecki Read More | Comment »

SXSW TV Recap: Rabbit Hole
“Thriller” and "Kiefer Sutherland." Two great tastes that go great together. In new series Rabbit Hole (premiering March 26 on Paramount+), Sutherland plays John Weir, a “consultant” (aka corporate spy) who wants to make money for his clients and isn’t afraid of doing some sketchy-ass shit to get it for them.

4:10PM Mon. Mar. 20, Sarah Jane Read More | Comment »

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SXSW Film Review: You Can Call Me Bill
William Shatner is going to die, and he's made some peace with that. It's the idea that everything else will die that terrifies and infuriates him.

11:00PM Sun. Mar. 19, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: Joy Ride
Adele Lim’s Joy Ride is a bawdy comedy in the vein of Girls Trip and The Hangover films. What sets it apart from these movies is its creative team and cast of Asian American women.

10:30PM Sun. Mar. 19, Marjorie Baumgarten Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: Air
I don't care about Michael Jordan. But then, I don't care about David Justice or Buck Weaver and that doesn't stop Moneyball and Eight Men Out from being on my list of all-time favorite sports movies.

1:00AM Sun. Mar. 19, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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