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South by Southwest Is Headed to London
South by Southwest, the hybrid music/tech/film/tv/culture festival, will be forever synonymous with Austin. But, having added an Australian spinoff last year, now the fest is headed across the pond to London for a UK-based leg.

10:20AM Wed. May 8, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Short and Sweet: The Rainbow Bridge
Unexpected themes can crop up at festivals. At this year's South by Southwest Film & TV Festival, there were two shorts that dealt with vets at the end of a pet's life.

6:57PM Wed. Mar. 20, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

South by Southwest Film & TV Festival Announces Audience Awards
It's a double win for Bob Trevino Likes It. Not only did Tracie Laymon's cringe-cute comedy win the Grand Jury Award for narrative feature at last week's South by Southwest Film & TV Festival, now it's walked away with the audience award.

8:50PM Mon. Mar. 18, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: The Idea of You
There are a thousand versions of The Idea of You that would be a bad or at least uninteresting film: a sickly, bland, trope-laden rom-com about an older woman and a younger pop star. But none of those would have been directed by Michael Showalter.

2:51PM Mon. Mar. 18, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

The Chronicle’s Hair of the 3-Legged Dog Party Brings Breezy Grooves to Hotel Vegas
Maybe it was the bloody marys and THC drink samples, but folks were grooving at The Austin Chronicle’s ninth annual Hair of the 3-Legged Dog South by Southwest day party. We’re going to credit the music we booked, though.

11:48AM Sat. Mar. 16, Carys Anderson Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: The Greatest Hits
We all have those moments when hearing a certain song instantly transports us back to a specific moment in time, when a sudden flash from our personal past overwhelms the present. In the romantic drama The Greatest Hits, however, this human quirk becomes pathological rather than pleasant.

10:07AM Sat. Mar. 16, Marjorie Baumgarten Read More | Comment »

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The Black Keys Turn Back the Clock With a Set of Raw Hill Country Blues at Mohawk
In the early days of the Black Keys, circa The Big Come Up and Thickfreakness, their name was rarely uttered without mention of R.L. Burnside and Junior Kimbrough.

2:29PM Fri. Mar. 15, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: Cuckoo
German filmmaker Tillman Singer became a phenom on the festival circuit in 2019 for his experimental demonic horror Luz, but there was a creeping suspicion that it was undeniable style over substance.

7:00AM Fri. Mar. 15, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: Civil War
Civil War is not the film you think it is. The trailers. The initial, enigmatic descriptions. The title. It all infers an analysis of America as a divided nation, one where the risk of a second great conflagration seems all too imminent.

11:00PM Thu. Mar. 14, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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