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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

SXSW 2018: Megan Griffiths’ SADIE Gets a Trailer

The first trailer has been released for Megan Griffiths‘ upcoming drama Sadie, ahead of its premiere at this year’s SXSW. The film stars Sophia Mitri Schloss as a young woman who will stop at nothing to break up her mother (Melanie Lynskey) and

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SXSW 2018: Megan Griffiths’ SADIE Gets a Poster

A new poster for Megan GriffithsSadie has been released ahead of its premiere at this year’s SXSW. The film stars Sophia Mitri Schloss as a daughter who decides to take extreme measures to get rid of her mother’s new boyfriend after her

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SXSW 2018: Midnighters, Headliners, More Announced

More programs were announced for this year’s SXSW Film Festival including the Midnighters, Headliners, Narrative Spotlight, Documentary Spotlight, Episodic, Global, Festival Favorites, Special Events, and Shorts lineups.

SXSW 2018 will take place March 9-18 in Austin, TX, be sure to click over

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SXSW 2018: Feature Lineup Announced

For those of you getting excited for the start of SXSW 2018, it’s time to get a bit more pumped as today the feature films have been revealed. 132 features have been announced, with more being added as the festival draws near. John

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UNCLE KENT 2 Review

Back in 2011, director Joe Swanberg created a little indie film called Uncle Kent, which took a semi-biographical look at the life of Kent Osborne, a writer and animator for such shows as Adventure Time and Spongebob Squarepants.

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CREATIVE CONTROL Review

In many ways, when you look at modern society and its marriage with technology, it truly feels like we’re living in a science fiction film. As our dependence on tech grows, so does the rift between ourselves and others around us in the physical world.

Though we’re more connected now than ever before, many rely on using a screen to communicate rather than face-to-face human interaction. We’ve seen these topics explored many times over in cinema, from Spike Jonze’s magnificent Her to more obscure and darker films like David Cronenberg’s Existenz.

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THE LAST MAN ON THE MOON Review

Mark Craig’s The Last Man on the Moon is the story of Eugene “Gene” Cernan, an American astronaut, who, among other things, reached the fastest speed ever attained in a manned vehicle (24,791 MPH) with two of his fellow astronauts, and he was the last person to walk on the surface of the moon.

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A WOLF AT THE DOOR Review

Fernando Coimbra’s Brazilian thriller A Wolf at the Door begins as a kidnap story, with a couple reporting that their child was abducted from school.  From here the viewer is led to believe the film will then progress as a simple whodunit, with police tracking the kidnapper and attempting to rescue the child.  Coimbra boldly tosses this procedural structure aside however, and reveals the kidnapper within the first act.  Surprisingly, even after knowing who took the child, the film still manages to keep the viewer on their feet as they discover the reasoning behind the abduction.