The Best and Worst Movies of the 2019 SXSW Film Festival

Well folks, the scooters have been cleared, the venues have been hosed, and SXSW has come to a close. On Friday, your humble correspondent shared a few thoughts on the festival’s non-fiction offerings; here are my impressions on the best and worst of the rest. (Jason Bailey / Flavorwire) TEEVEE SXSW was one of the […]

The Best and Worst Documentaries of the 2019 SXSW Film Festival

AUSTIN, TX: The 33rd annual SXSW Conference and Festivals is winding down this weekend — as is the 26th edition of the SXSW Film Festival, which your correspondent was lucky enough to spend the past week or so covering. I made an effort to split my viewing, as equally as possible, between the festival’s fiction […]

10 SXSW Movies We Can’t Wait to See

As this piece is published, your humble correspondent is en route to Austin, Texas for the 33rd annual SXSW Conference and Festivals – specifically, the 26th edition of the SXSW Film Festival, which has always been one of my favorite places to see exciting new genre movies, documentaries, and crowd-pleasers. SXSW stands out on the […]

#Romanovs100 & #1917LIVE to showcase at America's biggest education forum SXSW EDU 2019

Educational history projects #Romanovs100 & #1917LIVE panel at America’s major education fair SXSW EDU will take place in March 2019. SXSW EDU will run for the 9th time since 2011 when South by Southwest branched out into a separate education festival. A prestigious international platform, SXSW EDU supports the community’s desire to connect, collaborate and impact the […]

SXSW Favorite ‘Prospect’ Nabs Distribution Under Gunpowder & Sky

Prospect‘s prospects are looking bright. The indie sci-fi film starring Pedro Pascal earned raves at South by Southwest, where it quickly became a film festival favorite. And now, Gunpowder & Sky have stepped in to handle the Prospect distribution. Gunpowder & Sky has acquired worldwide rights to Prospect, according to Variety. The relatively new digital content studio launched by […]

Daily Podcast: The Best Films & TV Of SXSW 2018, Shia LaBeouf, John Musker, Chopping Mall, Weinstein & Justice League

On the March 20, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about Shia LaBeouf, John Musker, movie theater accidents, Chopping Mall, The Weinstein Company, and Justice League. And in Our Feature Presentation, /Film Managing Editor Jacob Hall joins us to talk about […]

Star Wars Bits: ‘The Last Jedi’ Hits SXSW, John Boyega Solves a Mystery, and ‘Rebels’ Says Goodbye

In this edition of Star Wars Bits: Star Wars: The Last Jedi takes over SXSW JOhn Boyega isn’t a fan of Finn’s fight with Phasma Mark Hamill dream casts a young Luke Skywalker Dave Filoni hints that Jacen Syndulla may return And much more… John Boyega quickly became one of the most beloved members of […]

‘Wildling’ Review: A Creature Feature About the Fear of Teenage Sexuality [SXSW]

Wildling is Fritz Böhm’s first feature film, and it’s such an assured debut, darkly mystical and elegant. This nighttime fairy tale tells the story of Anna (Bel Powley), a young woman who’s spent much of her life locked in a room like Rapunzel, with only “Daddy” (Lord of the Rings’ Brad Dourif, in an equally […]

‘First Light’ Borrows the ‘Chronicle’ Template for a Satisfying Sci-fi Romance [SXSW]

As this generation’s filmmakers attempt to create their own superhero origin stories without going through Marvel or DC, Jason Stone’s First Light succeeds by blending Chronicle with YA romance. Hard sci-fi elements that limit themselves to rural country suburbs before breaking out like a conspiracy containment gone wrong. As illuminations flicker and cosmic mysteries unravel, […]

‘Brothers’ Nest’ is a Merciless Australian Thriller Cut from Coen Brothers Cloth [SXSW]

There’s no such thing as the perfect crime and this is doubly true in the movies. The Australian thriller Brothers’ Nest is built around a seemingly perfect criminal plot that turns out to be spectacularly imperfect once a rogue element or two enter the equation. You’ve seen this set-up before and you’ve seen it before […]