Archive for the ‘SXSW’ Category

SXSW 2018 Review: BLINDSPOTTING

By Mark Saldana  Rating: 4 (Out of 4 Stars) As I sit and ponder the profound impact of this film on my emotions, I am nearly overwhelmed.  This amazing movie,  which I had the opportunity to see at this year’s SXSW film festival, works on so many emotional levels.  It delivers the expected laughs which […]

SXSW 2018 Review: EIGHTH GRADE

By Mark Saldana Rating: 4 (Out of 4 Stars) Going into this movie, I knew almost nothing about Bo Burnham as a comedian and noticed that this is his first and only narrative feature film so far.  After experiencing this absolutely wonderful and poignant movie, I could only ponder why this talented new filmmaker had […]

SXSW 2018 Review: UNFRIENDED: DARK WEB

By Mark Saldana Rating: 3 (Out of 4 Stars) At first, this particular title failed to pique my interest.  I had previously seen and reviewed the first Unfriended film, and though the concept is rather clever and relevant, its frights just never grabbed me.  Thankfully, a friend whose opinion I value went to the premiere […]

Review: UNFRIENDED: DARK WEB

“Unfriended: Dark Web” has Hit or Miss Thrills as it Mashes Up Scenes from the Past   By Liz Lopez Rating: B-/C+ “Unfriended: Dark Web,” written and directed by Stephen Susco (“The Grudge” and “The Grudge 2”), it is not much better than the 2014 “Unfriended” story. I am definitely not among the film fans […]

Review: BOUNDARIES

“Boundaries” Shines with stars Vera Farmiga and Christopher Plummer   By Liz Lopez Rating: B Writer-director Shana Feste (“Country Strong,” “Endless Love”) has created a father-daughter road movie that has both the drama and comedy that is found in most families, but with the characters in this family, what may be a pretty standard story […]