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SXSW: ‘Hello My Name is Doris’ Wins Audience Award

SXSW doesn’t always yield a strong pathway to the contenders for the Oscars but this year presented a very unique crop of films that should at the very least build...

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SXSW: Sally Field Enters the Best Actress Race for ‘Hello, My Name is Doris’

Two-time Academy Award winner Sally Field came back into Oscar’s good graces in 2012 with Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln.”  A likely runner-up to...

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SXSW: Amy Schumer and Judd Apatow Have a Hit with ‘Trainwreck’

There are few 2015 releases that I’m looking forward to more than Judd Apatow‘s upcoming romantic comedy Trainwreck. As such, I was delighted last...

Michael Fassbender portrays one of the more compelling yet tragic rock star wannabes in recent memory.

Frank (★★★½)

LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL 2014: Sometimes there are films you walk in to that appear to be one thing but then evolve into something totally unexpected, often for the...

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Sake-Bomb (★★)

Like all great adventures and road trips, this is a journey of self discovery and finding yourself. ‘Sake-Bomb‘ features Gaku Hamada as Naoto and Eugene Kim...

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SXSW Announces First Wave of Programming: Dunham, Blum keynotes, SXSW Sports conference

South by Southwest, one of the preeminent festivals being held in the country has announced their first wave of programming for the festival next March. The fest has...

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Short Term 12 (***)

Right off the bat, I was pulled out of ‘Short Term 12‘ due to the shaky camera movement. I can understand why the film makers wanted to use it, but I did not...

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. On one hand you have...

Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 42: SXSW, MPAA Discussion, Possible 2014 Contenders

The Awards Circuit Power Hour is back this week and we get into an interesting discussion about a few things. Terence is back from SXSW Festival where he saw a slew of...

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 East featuring Brit Marling, Ellen Page, and...

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 as well as a need to...

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 the rug are short films as they are...

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 experience to craft the score...

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 exercise in...

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 3/10)

Hello again, Awards Circuit readers! Like most weeks here, we had news aplenty. We began with a brand new episode of Power Hour, where the staff discussed their thoughts...

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...

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 could have been a fun romp of a film...

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 Sundance, this film festival...