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SXSW 2017 Review: INHERITANCE

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By Mark Saldana Rating: 4 (Out of 4 Stars) No one ever truly enjoys returning home to bury a parent.  This is especially true when doing so re-opens old painful wounds and releases some inner demons from the past. Written and directed by Laura E. Davis and Jessica Kaye, the bold and powerful film Inheritance […]

SXSW 2017 Review: THE MOST HATED WOMAN IN AMERICA

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By Mark Saldana Rating: 3.5 (Out of 4 Stars) Since the 1960s, the name Madalyn Murray O’Hair became synonymous with atheism.  Her political activism made her famous, but her brash, sometimes abrasive personality made her infamous.  Writer/director Tommy O’Haver has made a biopic about the controversial Murray O’Hair that details some of her battles to […]

SXSW 2017 Review: ATOMIC BLONDE

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By Jan Hamilton Charlize Theron sizzles as Lorraine Broughton, a British secret agent sent to Berlin just before the fall of the Wall.  Her cover is that she is to bring home the body of another agent, with whom she seems to have had a relationship.  Because she is so emotionless, it’s hard to tell. […]

SXSW 2017 Review: A BAD IDEA GONE WRONG

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By Jan Hamilton Among the funniest films at SXSW this year, this one is a real charmer. The bad idea that two slackers have is to rob a stranger’s vacant house to make a big score. They have a pretty good way to get into a gated community, and easily find a key outside the […]

SXSW 2017 Review: THE BALLAD OF LEFTY BROWN

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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) […]