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THE SURROGATE Review

The Surrogate picks back up in its final moments, leading to a risky conclusion that some may find frustrating but fits perfectly within the rest of the overall tone: that is —to raise questions and not answers, resulting in a thought-provoking, well-performed, and well-written indie drama that’s well worth a look.           

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Amazon and SXSW to Launch Free Online Film Festival

In some very exciting news for those (such as myself) who were bummed about the cancellation of this year’s SXSW, Amazon has teamed up with the folks at SXSW to present an online film festival featuring the titles originally planned to

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SXSW 2020: Watch the Short Film Selections for Free

Oscilloscope and Mailchimp have teamed up to present the short films of SXSW 2020, streaming now for free. This is fantastic news both for cinema fans who missed out on this year’s festival and the talented filmmakers who worked tirelessly to

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SXSW 2020: Award Winners Announced

Even though the 2020 SXSW Film Festival has been cancelled, all the incredible films that were slated to screen were not forgotten and today the award winners for the festival have been announced. Cooper Raiff’s Shithouse won the Narrative Feature Competition

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SXSW 2020: THE CARNIVORES Review

Being the spouse of a sleeptalker (and to the person editing this review right now, love you!), I often find it fascinating what goes on in individuals’ minds during sleep. I’ve had full-blown conversations with her, only to discover she’s been unconscious

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SXSW 2019: WELL GROOMED Review

While the community it focuses on takes niche to its most extreme lengths, Well Groomed is a refreshingly even-handed journey through the beyond-strange world of creative dog grooming.

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SXSW 2019: Olivia Wilde’s BOOKSMART Gets a Trailer

Annapurna has released the first red band trailer for the comedy Booksmart, which just premiered at SXSW to a ton of high praise. The film is directed by Olivia Wilde and stars Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein as high school seniors who decide

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SXSW 2019: Midnighters, Festival Favorites Announced


The SXSW Film Festival is gearing up to kick off in Austin March 8 -16 and today they announced the lineups for a few more programs including Midnighters (my favorite), Festival Favorites, Headliners,  Shorts, Episodic Pilots, and Virtual Cinema Projects.

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SXSW 2019: Feature Lineup Announced

SXSW 2019 is rapidly approaching, and today the feature and episodic lineup has been announced. There’s 102 features and episodes screening this year, with 10 world premieres. A few highlights include the world premieres of Jordan Peele‘s Us, Harmony Korine‘s The Beach

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SXSW 2019: Jordan Peele’s US to Open Festival

It was announced today that Jordan Peele’s new horror film Us will be making its world premiere at this year’s SXSW in Austin. The 2019 edition of the festival will take place March 8-17.

Take a look below for the full release

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SXSW 2018: Award Winners Announced

The award winners for this year’s SXSW Film Festival have been announced, with Olivia Newman‘s First Match winning the Narrative Feature Competition and Gabriel Silverman and Fiona Dawson‘s TransMilitary picking up the award for Documentary Feature. Take a look at the fill

SXSW 2018: Eddie Alcazar’s PERFECT Gets A Trailer

A new trailer has been released for Eddie Alcazar‘s trippy sci-fi thriller Perfect, ahead of its premiere at this year’s SXSW. The film stars Garrett Wareing as a man who gives in to temptation and orders body implants that seem to mess him