Archive for May, 2018

SXSW 2018 Review: SUMMER ’03

By Jan Hamilton As grandma (June Squibb) lies dying in her hospital room, her relatives each have a private moment with her, and she devastates each of them with little nuggets of truth that she has saved for this time.  She then dies and leaves the whole family in turmoil,  each with his own new problem.  […]

SXSW 2018 Review: SHOTGUN

By Jan Hamilton  As the film opens, Elliot (Jeremy Allen White), a 23 year old Brooklyn man, parties and randomly beds various females.  He doesn’t seem to have a care. Later in the subway he approaches Mia, (Maika Monroe), a nice looking young blonde woman who is listening to a pod cast.  He reminds her […]


By Jan Hamilton The title might translate to : Contact me when you are a grown up decent human being.  Ruth Duffy (Rachel Keller) and Jonny Collins (Finn Wittrock) were high school sweethearts who gave up their baby and went their separate ways years ago. Ruth has done okay for herself, as an assistant at a […]

SXSW 2018 Review: NUMBER 37

By Jan Hamilton As the story begins, a young black South African, Randall (Irshaad Ally) has just had to use a loan shark to purchase a supply of drugs he and his partner hope to sell and make a bunch of cash. The loan shark,  Emmie, (Danny Ross) is known to be treacherous and deadly.  We […]

SXSW 2018 Review: SADIE

By Jan Hamilton Sadie (Sophia Mitri Schloss) seems like a normal kid, she lives in a trailer park with her mom, a nurse, while her dad is overseas in the army.  He writes to her every two weeks, but we learn he hasn’t communicated with the mom, Rae, (Melanie Lynskey) in three years. Sadie thinks everything […]