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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, […]

SXSW 2019 Review: I SEE YOU

By Jan Hamilton Synopsis Source: SXSW Participants In a perfect town filled with perfect families, twelve-year-old Justin Whitter has gone missing. Greg Harper, lead investigator on the case, struggles to balance the pressures of the investigation which has brought to attention a similar case thought to be buried in the past, while finding a way […]

SXSW 2019 Review: SWORD OF TRUST

By Jan Hamilton Synopsis Source: SXSW Participants When Cynthia & Mary (Jillian Bell & Michaela Watkins) show up to collect Cynthia’s inheritance from her deceased grandfather, the only item she’s received is an antique sword that was believed by her grandfather to be proof that the South won the Civil War. The two attempt to […]

SXSW 2019 Review: LA MALA NOCHE (THE LONGEST NIGHT)

By Mark Saldana Rating 4 (Out of 4 Stars) From Ecuador, comes this riveting and disturbingly visceral thriller that offers an insightful glimpse into the lives of sex workers and the victims of human trafficking in Latin America. Nöelle Schönwald stars as “Dana,” a seemingly high class escort/prostitute working for ruthless pimp, human trafficker, and […]