SXSW: The East (**½)

How can a movie with such fantastic performances and interesting subject matter feel so drawn out and boring? It's a quagmire of a situation....

SXSW Snippet Reviews: Some Girl(s), Reality Show, and Big Ass Spider

SXSW is winding down now and there's only two films left for me to screen, the Zac Efron led At Any Price and The...

SXSW: A Teacher (**½)

A Teacher, much like other films deal that with taboo subject matter, has the unenviable task of balancing the melodramatic aspects of the story...

SXSW: Shorts Impress in Comparison to Full Narratives

Big film festivals are a joy to attend, and yet can be a nightmare scheduling wise to get to everything. Often getting swept under...

SXSW: Interview with ‘Snap’ composer Reza Safinia

One of the best things about attending SXSW is getting to meet awesome people like Reza Safinia. A former record producer, Safinia used his...

SXSW: Much Ado About Nothing (***½)

Much Ado About Nothing is like much like the libations consumed in the film, a plentiful, seemingly endless pool of delight. Joss Whedon's bold...

SXSW: Evil Dead (***½)

In the immortal words of my Twitter account post-screening: "Evil Dead HOLY SHIT...I mean HOLY MOTHER FUCKING SHIT that was a fantastic movie." Apologies to...

SXSW: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (**½)

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is kind of a let down to tell you the truth. Given the talent involved and the subject matter, what...

Tribeca Film Festival Lineup Announced!

As Terence heads out to South by Southwest, the New York crowd is buzzing as the Tribeca Film Festival has announced their lineup for...

Top 10 Most Anticipated Films of SXSW

SXSW is right around the corner so I've decided to give you all a Tuesday Top 10 treat from Terence (oh the alliteration!). Unlike...

Howdy y’all! Awards Circuit is heading to SXSW!

Hello readers new and old! How have you been enjoying the site post-Oscars? Well I hope, and we have a lot of cool stuff...

Oscar Possibilites from the Sundance Film Festival

More years than not, at least one or two films from the Sundance Film Festival manage to wind up in the awards season conversation....

Wrapping up the 2013 Sundance Film Festival!

I had wanted to make sure that I got this look at the festival to you all first before leaving, but it didn't quite...

SUNDANCE: The Spectacular Now (***½)

The very best film at the Sundance Film Festival, The Spectacular Now is one of the strongest coming of age stories that we've had...

SUNDANCE: ‘Lovelace’, ‘Touchy Feely’, and ‘Emanuel and the Truth about Fishes’

As we wrap up our coverage of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, I'm quickening the pace by lumping some of my remaining reviews together....

SUNDANCE: ‘The Way Way Back’, ‘S-VHS’, ‘Sightseers’, and ‘A.C.O.D.’

As we close the book on our coverage of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, I'm speeding up the pace a bit by grouping together...

SUNDANCE: Breathe In (***)

Once again armed with a tremendous performance from Felicity Jones, up and coming filmmaker Drake Doremus successfully minds the romantic drama genre with his...

SUNDANCE: Blue Caprice (**)

I went into  Blue Caprice with rather high hopes. This dramatization of the events we know as the Beltway Sniper attacks completely misses the...

Park City Dispatch – Episode 9: The Best of the Fest!

Sundance Film Festival may be over, but we've still got fun stuff to share! In addition to the final reviews and analysis, Joey and...

SUNDANCE: Upstream Color (**½)

Go figure, Shane Carruth managed to make a movie that, when compared to his previous film Primer, makes that one seem downright simple. Right...

SUNDANCE: Interview with ‘kink’ director Christina Voros

It's not every day you get to speak with someone who has even been to a porn shoot, let alone made a documentary about...

SUNDANCE: Prince Avalanche (***)

Prince Avalanche is the film I wish David Gordon Green had made after Pineapple Express hit theaters a few years back. I've been a...

SUNDANCE: The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman (**½)

With style to spare but substance at a premium, The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman is the type of film that works as a...

SUNDANCE: kink (***½)

Raucously entertaining and yet incredibly earnest, Christina Voros' documentary kink is a fascinating film about the inner workings of the porn studio kink.com. Certainly...

SUNDANCE: Interview with ‘American Promise’ composer Miriam Cutler

One of the best things about Sundance is that you get to meet every matter of person involved in indie film. Miriam Cutler has...

Sundance: Pit Stop (***)

Sometimes movies are incredibly clear in their intentions from the outset. Other films take their time, sneaking up on you and subtly creeping into...

SUNDANCE: Fruitvale (***)

Every so often as a critic you get the opportunity to witness a film that's so ingrained in your experience that it becomes difficult...

SUNDANCE: Before Midnight (***½)

It's hard for lightning to strike twice, let alone three times, but somehow the team of Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, and Richard Linklater have...

SUNDANCE: Interview with ‘Kill Your Darlings’ star Michael C. Hall

Michael C. Hall is having a bit of a film breakout. Sure we all recognize him from Six Feet Under and Dexter, but his...

Park City Dispatch – Episode 8: ACOD, Fruitvale and Blue Caprice

It's the final countdown! In the penultimate episode of Park City Dispatch, Joey and I recount our final day at the fest including the...

Park City Dispatch – Episode 7: Lovelace, Fun Interviews, and The Way Way Back

Sundance is winding down and in our second to last video, we recount the quiet day that we had. After the fiasco I had...

SUNDANCE: Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (**½)

Do you all remember that split screen in 500 Days of Summer where we see the main character's expectations vs. reality? Well my screening...

Park City Dispatch – Episode 6: The Spectacular American Promise of the Upstream Color...

Episode 6 is in the books! In this episode we attempt to unravel the complexities of Shane Carruth's newest film Upstream Color, describe our...

SUNDANCE: Stoker (***)

Stoker is a delightfully demented film that derives its pleasures from uncomfortable situations, shocking violence and magnetic characters. Chan-wook Park bring his trademark visual...

SUNDANCE: Interview with ‘No’ Director Pablo Larrain

When I sat down with director Pablo Larrain, he was in great spirits. Who wouldn't be after having their film nominated for an Academy...

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