All posts tagged "SXSW"

  • Festivals
    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...

  • Festivals
    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...

  • News
    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....

  • Festivals
    Frank (★★★½)

    LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL 2014: Sometimes there are films you walk in to that appear to be...

  • Film Reviews
    Sake-Bomb (★★)

    Like all great adventures and road trips, this is a journey of self discovery and finding yourself....

  • News
    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...

  • Film Reviews
    Short Term 12 (***)

    Right off the bat, I was pulled out of ‘Short Term 12‘ due to the shaky camera...

  • Festivals
    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 an in-depth exploration of eco-terrorism and cultist behavior that’s given time to grow and enrapture you. On the other hand, it takes it’s sweet time...

  • Podcasts
    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 films including At Any Price and Evil Dead, which he goes on a rave about.  He also talks about his...

  • Festivals
    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 Alexander Skarsgard. So before those final reviews are posted, I thought I should share my snippet review of the three 3...

  • Festivals
    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 justify every character’s motivations. And try though it may, it never seems to elevate itself from the basics of the story and...

  • Festivals
    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 often put up against big films. Which is why I’m happy to say that the scheduling gods ruled in my...

  • Festivals
    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 for Snap, combining industrial and atmospheric sounds with dubstep, a genre that has become massively popular in the last few years. In our...

  • Festivals
    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 filmmaking revels in its fun loving, free flowing nature of misplaced affections, lover’s spats, hilarious villainy and quick wit. In assembling a cavalcade of his favorite actors...

  • General
    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 on the Oscar ceremony — notably Seth MacFarlane’s hosting duties — and previewed the coming movie year. Also included is an exclusive interview...

  • Festivals
    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 those who are offended by such language, but you are probably not the target audience this sadistically gory horror flick is going for anyway. Instead this blood soaked...

  • Festivals
    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 is actually a bit of a slog, far more reliant on formulaic plot points and jokes that only stay...

  • Festivals
    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 contains way more known properties and “bigger” indie films, but more than makes up for it with interesting programming choices. You can see my full schedule...