Posts Tagged ‘2015 SXSW FILM’

Review/Interview: TOUCHED WITH FIRE

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By Liz Lopez Rating: B- [SXSW Review and New interview] Paul Dalio’s drama Touched with Fire Arrives in Theaters Nationwide People can connect in different ways and in different places, and each situation certainly has its own individual circumstances and story. These connections can lead to a romance between the individuals, even though some that […]

SXSW Film/Fantastic Fest 2015 Review: THE INVITATION

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By Mark Saldana Rating: 3.5 (Out of 4 Stars) Written by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi and directed by Karyn Kusama, this taut thriller had me on the edge of my seat trying to guess the truth behind all of the characters and the frightening scenario they experience.  Still in pain, some time after the […]

SXSW 2015 Review: KRISHA

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By Mark Saldana Rating: 4 (Out of 4 Stars) Written and directed by Trey Edward Shults, this devastating, but outstanding film deserves worldwide attention for its superb writing and direction, and for its superb performances by the cast, particularly Krisha Fairchild who stars in the title role.  Loosely based on real experiences, the film tackles […]

SXSW Film 2015 Review: HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS

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By Mark Saldana Rating: 4 (Out of 4 Stars) Sally Field has already established herself as a seminal and consistent talent in Hollywood.  He wonderfully charming personality and disarming screen presence has made me a long time admirer of her work.  It came as no surprise that her latest performance in this SXSW headliner comedy […]

SXSW Film 2015 Review: TOUCHED WITH FIRE

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By Mark Saldana Rating: 4 (Out of 4 Stars) This excellent romantic drama portrays the highs and lows that occur when two people with manic-depression attempt to maintain a stable relationship.  Katie Holmes stars as Carla, a talented writer who struggles with the disorder because it fuels her creativity.  After a particularly intense manic episode, […]