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SXSW 2021: WITCH HUNT Review

Playing out like Part 1 of an ill-conceived YA series, Elle Callahan’s Witch Hunt hooks you in with its interesting premise but fails to deliver anything of substance. We’ve all seen stories like this multiple times over, from HBO’s True Blood to

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SXSW 2021: PAUL DOOD’S DEADLY LUNCH BREAK Review

Nick Gillespie’s ultra-violent satire is like if Joel Schumacher’s controversial Falling Down was updated for the generation that was raised on British talent shows like X-Factor and Britain’s Got Talent. Centering on one eccentric idealist who is pushed over the proverbial edge

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SXSW 2021: FUCKING WITH NOBODY Review

The intimacy of the “influencer relationship” has always been suspect. How does one sift through the disingenuity of the online space to find any real affection when there are Instagram power couples who spend more time orchestrating their romantic selfies and composing

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SXSW 2021: ALIEN ON STAGE Review

What happens when you combine a fleet of public transportation employees, a stage, a classic sci-fi horror film directed by Ridley Scott, and an endless spark of creative ingenuity? You get the West End production of “Alien…on Stage,” an amateur, from-scratch stage

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SXSW 2021: EXECUTIVE ORDER Review

Sometimes nuance and subtext are the strongest methods in reaching an audience, allowing them to organically discover the meaning behind specific themes and attributes of a film. Other times, using a proverbial sledgehammer to bash the viewer over the dome is the

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SXSW 2021: BROADCAST SIGNAL INTRUSION Review

There is an enthralling line of dark-web, creepypasta intrigue running through Jacob Gentry’s Broadcast Signal Intrusion. which starts his sleek conspiracy thriller off on some strong footing. Set in the late ’90s, when the broadcast airwaves were unruly and full of potential

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SXSW 2021: DEAR MR. BRODY Review

In the economically bizarre world we live in – where the sizable population of the super-ultra rich could collectively cure world hunger multiple times over but have just decided not to – we have been programmed to view the very idea of

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COME TRUE Review

Anthony Scott Burns’ sci-fi horror is a nail-biting terror ride for all, but being familiar with Jungian concepts makes Come True all the more cerebral and enjoyable.

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THE ACTOR Review

The Actor is a witty and kind-hearted look at the acting industry from the perspective of a career sideliner.

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LAPSIS Review

Lapsis is the perfect type of science fiction, which draws unmistakable parallels to our current society and nudges it ever so slightly beyond where we are now but cautiously predicts where we could go if trends continue.