Archive for the ‘SXSW’ Category

SXSW 2019 Review: TONE-DEAF

By Mark Saldana Rating: 3.5 (Out of 4 Stars) Though generational divisions have always existed, they feel much more obvious and in public in today’s political climate. This SXSW treat of a comedy/horror flick lampoons both sides of the modern generational/political wall. Amanda Crew stars as Olive, a recently unemployed millennial who is lost and […]

SXSW 2019 Review: PINK WALL

By Mark Saldana Rating: 3.5 (Out of 4 Stars) One of my favorite films at SXSW this year is this intimate glimpse into the life of a romatic relationship. Writer/director Tom Cullen tells the story of Jenna (Tatiana Massey) and Leon (Jay Duplass) through six different scenes, detailing six key moments in their relationship. From […]

SXSW 2019 Review: ALICE

By Jan Hamilton Synopsis Source: SXSW Participants After discovering that her husband’s addiction to escorts has left their family penniless, Alice finds herself drawn into the world of high-end prostitution as a means of caring for herself and her child. Alice (Emilie Piponnier), her husband Francois ( Martin Swabey), and her son Jules are the […]

SXSW 2019 Review: THE ART OF SELF-DEFENSE

By Jan Hamilton Synopsis Source: SXSW Participants The dark comedy “The Art of Self-Defense” stars Jesse Eisenberg and is set in the world of karate. Eisenberg plays a man who is attacked at random on the street and enlists in a local dojo, led by a charismatic and mysterious Sensei (Alessandro Nivola), in an effort […]

SXSW 2019 Review: EXTRA ORDINARY

By Jan Hamilton Synopsis Source: SXSW Participants Rose, a sweet, lonely driving instructor in rural Ireland, is gifted with supernatural abilities. Rose has a love/hate relationship with her ‘talents’ & tries to ignore the constant spirit related requests from locals – to exorcise possessed rubbish bins or haunted gravel. But Christian Winter, a washed up, […]