Archive for April, 2017

Review: THE CIRCLE

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By Laurie Coker Rating: D When a film doesn’t screen for press, red flags fly. The Circle starring Tom Hanks and Emma Watson did not, at least not in Austin. It is not difficult to understand why. Riding on the heels of Beauty and the Beast, Watson even coupled with Hanks is given little with […]

SXSW 2017 Review: FITS AND STARTS

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By Laurie Coker Rating: B Having enjoyed Sally Fields’ quirky little comedy, Hello My Name is Doris, seeing another film by writer/director Laura Terruso seemed a good option at SXSW this year. Indie films make for some of the best and yes, sometimes, the worst of the festival. Fits and Starts follows a struggling novelist […]

Spanish Review: HOW TO BE A LATIN LOVER

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By Liz Lopez Rating: B-/C+ Con solo escuchar el nombre de Eugenio Derbez, muchos de los Latinos en México y los Estados Unidos (EE.UU.) saben que es el actor renombrado de televisión y cine, además de ser escritor, director y productor. Ha tenido mucho éxito con las películas “Instructions Not Included”, “Miracles from Heaven”, y […]

SXSW 2017 Review: RAMBLIN’ FREAK

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By Jan Hamilton Parker Smith is a young filmmaker who lives in Austin.  In this documentary film, he goes online to locate an inexpensive used movie camera for his projects. What he buys is a barely used camera with a tape still in it.  When he plays the tape he finds connections to his life, […]

SXSW 2017 Review: LEMON

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By Jan Hamilton Brett Gelman stars as a middle aged actor who teaches a drama class, while seeking acting jobs, in this mostly funny film. Isaac is a humorless man whose life is all suddenly going wrong.  Ramona, his blind girlfriend of ten years, seems to be losing interest, and his career is lagging. His Jewish […]