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SXSW Film Review: Lily Topples the World
Prize-winning doc may be the perfect SXSW film
"...The perfect SXSW film would be a confluence of unusual..."

March 19, 2021 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Tomorrow, the World
Craig Hella Johnson's company of voices has long been world-class; now the world is hearing it
"...to mistake Craig Hella Johnson for a mad scientist. The founder of the professional choral ensemble Conspirare and its..."

June 20, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The World
Using a sleek visual style and bits of animation, this elegant Chinese film explores the effects of modernism, globalism, and international commerce upon its culture and society.
"...revue, to boyfriend Taisheng (Chen Taishen), who sullenly guards the park (and refills the water dispenser) in an armbanded..."

Jan. 13, 2006 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

The Saddest Music in the World
Strange, marvelous, and unique, Guy Maddin's new film starring Isabella Rossellini is his best work to date.
"...David Fox. Canadian director Guy Maddin is one of the most unusual and distinctive filmmakers in the world. His..."

June 4, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Until the End of the World
Chopped to ribbons by the American distributor upon its initial release, Wenders’ sprawling Odyssean epic is only now seen in its true form, in a positively Homeric 295 minute version.
"...Moreau. What starts out promisingly enough continues considerably beyond the end of the world and wears out even the..."

Feb. 28, 1992 Movie Review by Kathleen Maher

Waiting for the Fall as Lily Topples the World
Director Jeremy Workman holds his breath with a domino artist
"...“Very, very, very tense,” Jeremy Workman says, referring to the setting of his new SXSW-selected documentary, Lily Topples the..."

March 16, 2021 Screens Post by Shane Pfender

Girls Impact the World Film Festival Is Back
Local film festival empowers young filmmakers from around the world
"...festivals, and with spring festival season in full swing, the Girls Impact the World Film Festival fills more than..."

April 12, 2019 Screens Post by Savannah J Salazar

SXSW Panel: Christiane Amanpour on Sex & Love Around the World
From covering international politics to female sexuality worldwide
"...year with her new show Sex & Love Around the World. In a conversation with Recode executive editor Kara..."

March 10, 2018 SXSW Post by Acacia Coronado

Boy and the World
A singular masterpiece of mixed-media animation that is as beautiful, chaotic, depressing, and joyous as the world it depicts
"...Nominated for Best Animated Feature Film in the upcoming Academy Awards, this singular masterpiece of mixed-media animation..."

Jan. 22, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The World of Kanako
In this bloody Japanese thriller, a father searches for his daughter
"...plays it fast, loose, and seriously fucked-up with a father-daughter tale of Tokyo woe that makes Paul Schrader’s Hardcore..."

Dec. 4, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden?
Morgan Spurlock of Super Size Me fame chases after the world's most wanted man and comes up empty but fulfilled.
"...Directed by: Morgan Spurlock. The last time we saw Spurlock, he was nursing a..."

April 18, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Around the World in 80 Days
Jackie Chan finally emerges as plausible English-language star in this international romp that's as light as a hot-air balloon.
"...Ewan Bremner and Karen Mok. To say that Around the World in 80 Days is so much better than..."

June 18, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The World Is Not Enough
"...Denise Richards, Robert Carlyle, Sophie Marceau and Pierce Brosnan. The World Is Not Enough … but two hours is..."

Nov. 26, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

SXSW Music Review: Finland – The Happiest Country in the World – Presents the Showcase Must Go On
“South by Southwest, I said put your fucking hands up!”
"...Today, March 19, 2021 – 53 weeks to the day COVID closed Austin, which canceled SXSW 54 weeks..."

March 19, 2021 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Checking In: Tiarra Girls Can’t Stop the World
Full-time school and a new record label engage in a tug of war
"...Final cut on the Go-Go’s groundbreaking 1981 bow, “Can’t Stop the World” also..."

Oct. 20, 2020 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Save the World With Bill Nye
SXSW Eco closing speaker thinks we're not a lost cause
"...If there was one takeaway from Bill Nye's closing keynote speech..."

Oct. 18, 2016 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Film Review: Bounce: How the Ball Taught the World to Play
Balls make the world go ’round
"...about those ubiquitous spheres that have captivated members of the animal kingdom since time immemorial? Everywhere on the big..."

March 20, 2015 SXSW Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

The World's End
Twelve pints in 12 pubs – what could go wrong for the Shaun of the Dead gang?
"...While this conclusion to the thoroughly delightful (if only nominally linked) Cornetto Trilogy is..."

Aug. 23, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D
The family-friendly spy franchise is revived once again, this time with a "fourth dimension" of scratch and sniff.
"...and diversified since 2003's Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over. They return, however, to assist a new pair of spy..."

Aug. 19, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Yes Men Fix the World
These anti-corporate pranksters strike again.
"...and Mike Bonanno. In case you haven't heard of the Yes Men, they are a pair of drolly indefatigable,..."

Feb. 5, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Encounters at the End of the World
Werner Herzog, contemporary cinema's most consistently lyrical examiner of the (in)human condition, returns to the documentary form in yet another wonderfully improbable locale: Antarctica.
"...for kids of all ages!. It's called Where in the World Is Werner Herzog? Players will roll spherical dice..."

July 18, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Some Parts of the World Pt. 4
More from the Netherlands' city center
"...The big news here is that [Ratko] Mladić is finally..."

June 8, 2011 Music Post by BettySoo

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
This glad-hearted and furiously funny piece of pop entertainment stars Michael Cera and is told in the vernacular of video games.
"...Scott Pilgrim vs. the World comes from (and compacts) Bryan Lee O'Malley's six-volume..."

Aug. 13, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

A Tale of Terror From the Top of the World
reviewing High Crimes
"...I enjoyed the climb – scrambling to the top of the rock..."

Aug. 26, 2008 Books Post by Jordan Smith

The World's Fastest Indian
Anthony Hopkins' great performance as Burt Munro, the real-life New Zealand codger and Indian motorcycle enthusiast who in 1967 set a land speed record that still stands today, is not enough to crash through this unabashedly sentimental wall of schmaltz.
"...Lawford. All one needs to know about Burt Munro, the real-life New Zealand codger and Indian motorcycle enthusiast who..."

Feb. 3, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
This CGI adventure yarn is a loving tribute to all things retro-futuristic.
"...to have grown up in a household surrounded by the old pulps Amazing Stories, Weird Tales, and their serialized..."

Sept. 17, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

A Map of the World
"...Of all our exalted moral virtues, truth may be the most problematical. Why? Well, for starters the unvarnished truth..."

March 31, 2000 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Where to Watch the World Cup in Austin
So many venues! So many screens! So early in the morning!
"...This year’s World Cup, running June 14-July 15, takes place in Russia,..."

June 7, 2018 Sports Post by Eilish O'Sullivan

The Q&A Hole: Why Didn't the World End?
With: John Erler, Annie La Ganga, Arcie Cola, Owen Egerton, and more
"...Welcome to The Q&A Hole...."

Dec. 24, 2012 Chronolog Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Serious Play in Saving the World
Gaming gets on the sustainability bandwagon
"...The mind-boggling evolution of video game environments over the last..."

April 18, 2008 Screens Feature by Jon Lebkowsky

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