Archive for March, 2017

SXSW 2017 Review & Interview: THE BIG SICK

By Mark Saldana Rating: 3.5 (Out of 4 Stars) At this year’s festival, I enjoyed two comedies about inter-cultural relationships and their impact on familial relations.  The first is a truly delightful indie film titled Signature Move, while the other is the Festival Favorite Headliner The Big Sick.  Both films deal with Pakistani-Americans from Muslim […]

Movie Trailer: WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES

Source: 20th Century Fox In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins […]

Review: GHOST IN THE SHELL

By Mark Saldana Rating: 3 (Out of 4 Stars) The original Ghost in the Shell manga series and the the 1995 anime film have strongly inspired science fiction storytellers and filmmakers and obviously form the basis of this American adaptation.  Without the original Japanese comics and movie, The Wachowskis’ Matrix Trilogy probably wouldn’t exist, or […]

SXSW 2017 Review: THE BALLAD OF LEFTY BROWN

By Jan Hamilton Dependable Bill Pullman stars as Lefty Brown, former side-kick to three legends of the Old West, who have all gone on the better things.  Respect, fame and fortune have eluded Lefty, though he does not seem to mind.  Lefty works at the ranch of one of the trio, Edward Johnson (Peter Fonda) […]

Spanish Review: SONG TO SONG

Por Liz López Rating: C La película que estreno el apertura del Festival de cine SXSW en Austin el 10 de marzo, ‘Song to Song’, en el Teatro Paramount de Austin fue un atardecer llenísima de gente por la calle y alrededores para intentar de ver la cinta, o por lo menos, llegar a ver […]