Browsing: Film Festival


When DRIB first gets going, it is a fairly standard documentary. There is the talking head interview, a knowing narration, and a smattering of news clips. It fits its mold well, offering little in the way of surprises and that seems to be director…

SXSW 2017 Win-It-All-Movie

With their third collaboration together, Joe Swanberg and Jake Johnson have solidified themselves as an incredibly lucrative and exciting creative. Their latest outing, Win It All, is electric and contagious fun that easily ranks among the best stuff Swanberg has ever done

SXSW 2017 68 kill alisha

As demented and blood-soaked a road trip movie as you’re ever to see, 68 Kill transcends its violent and pulpy midnight movie roots by telling a perpetually unpredictable story that shatters expectations and denies genre conventions.

SXSW 2017 free fire 1

Walking in to see Free Fire, all signs pointed to this being a movie that I could really sink my teeth into. It features a loaded cast, a 70s setting, the promise of copious amounts of gunplay, and the mind of Ben Wheatley. Say what you will about…

SXSW 2017 The Disaster Artist Still

It’s been three days since James Franco’s The Disaster Artist premiered at SXSW, but it is easily one of the best festival screening experiences I’ve ever had. It didn’t just bring down the house; it sent them back out into the streets dancing with giant, gleeful grins plastered onto their faces.

SXSW 2017 this is your death

This is Your Death opens with a Bachelor-inspired television show finale where two women in wedding dresses wait to see if will get a happily ever after. When a proposal does indeed occur, the rejected woman pulls out a gun, shooting the contestants and ultimately turning the gun on herself.

SXSW 2017 Small_Crimes

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau stars as Joe, a former cop heading back home after spending six years in jail for attempted murder. Once home, he immediately finds himself wrapped up in the mess he caused, only this time he has lost his hold on everything he once held dear…

SXSW 2017 small town crime

John Hawkes is one of those familiar faces, so often popping up in a supporting role, like in Winter’s Bone or Martha Marcy May Marlene, and regardless of the amount of screen time he is granted, absolutely slays. He’s the kind of actor that…

SXSW 2017 The Honor Farm_1

We, the audience, have an agreement in place with filmmakers when it comes to thrillers, horrors, and the like: we’ll take your build up, if you deliver a payoff. We are content to sit in mystery, to have plot points and little beats piled on top of us, because deep down…

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