‘Can’ & YATCH- ‘My Idea’ (SXSW 2024) one director, mesmerizing vision

CAN Filmmaker Kailee McGee shares snapshots of her innermost thoughts on her journey with breast cancer. Tongue in cheek, manic, clever, stream of consciousness, unfiltered, and hilariously meta, CAN feels revelatory. It is celebratory irreverence. McGee makes her situation relatable and palpable. She is raw and funny as hell. I would 1000% watch a feature-length version. It has that “it” Read More →

‘Make Me A Pizza’ (SXSW 2024) delivers hot comedy

MAKE ME A PIZZA Order up on filmmaker Talia Shea Levin‘s bold Midnight short MAKE ME A PIZZA. Made to look like a cliché 80s porno, this short had me bursting with laughter a minute in. The brilliant, over-the-top performances, side-splitting dialogue, and familiar-sounding score deliver. This short is part comedy, part fetish video, and all jaw-dropping weirdness. SXSW 2024 Read More →

‘THINGS WILL BE DIFFERENT’ (SXSW 2024) is sci-fi insanity.

THINGS WILL BE DIFFERENT Writer-director Michael Felker teams up with indie gods and SXSW sweethearts Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead to bring 2024 audiences the new film THINGS WILL BE DIFFERENT. Suspension of disbelief plays a vital role. The concept of the siblings hiding from police in a time-shifting hideout is a brilliant and bonkers idea, and Joe and Sid Read More →

‘Brandy Hellville & the Cult of Fast Fashion.’ (SXSW 2024) Exploitation and dollar signs.

Brandy Hellville & the Cult of Fast Fashion Fast fashion and exploitation. The popular teen brand Brandy Melville comes under the microscope in a new documentary feature premiering at SXSW 2024 Brandy Hellville & the Cult of Fast Fashion. In the film, former employees discuss how they got hired, the company’s everyday practices, and the fallout of their exposure. Brandy Read More →

‘SEW TORN’ (SXSW 2024) is a delightfully quirky caper

SEW TORN A business on the verge of closure. Unresolved grief. An accident. A briefcase full of money. Welcome to SXSW 2024’s quirky caper, SEW TORN. SEW TORN delivers a slick opening scene and an incredibly creative title sequence. You are locked in from the very first frame. Filmmaker Freddy Macdonald‘s quick-take editing combined with Jacob Tardien’s mischievous score is Read More →

‘RESYNATOR’ (SXSW 2024) An engrossing father-daughter reconnection

RESYNATOR Alison Tavel sets off on a global journey to learn more about her estranged father’s mysterious invention and, ultimately, the man himself. Darkness, mystery, and a slew of unresolved childhood trauma cloud Ali’s journey into who her father was. Her paternal grandmother keeps particular details close to her chest, forcing Ali to explore the stories of everyone else who Read More →

‘AUDREY’ (SXSW 2024) is dark comic genius

AUDREY Former soap star Ronnie is a delusional narcissist living precariously through her eldest ungrateful daughter. When one of Audrey’s tantrums goes wrong, Ronnie assumes her identity in an exclusive acting class to prove her talent to her family. With Audrey no longer the erratic center of attention, the family realizes the profound effect she has Josephine Blazier nails the Read More →

‘HUNTING DAZE’ (SXSW 2024) and its slow simmering rage

HUNTING DAZE Annick Blanc gives SXSW 2024 audiences something to chew on with HUNTING DAZE, a genre-defying tale of isolation, pack mentality, and self-preservation. Exotic dancer Nina finds herself stuck and calls upon a former client for roadside assistance. Without transport, he brings her back to an isolated cabin in the wilderness. Upon discovering it is a bachelor party, the Read More →

‘ADRIANNE & THE CASTLE’ (SXSW 2024) The purest love of all

ADRIANNE & THE CASTLE Director Shannon Walsh shares the extraordinary love story between an artist and his larger-than-life wife. SXSW 2024 audiences discover the legacy of Adrianne and Alan St. George. This documentary is a tale of adoration, art, and Adrianne. Adrianne is a mesmerizing figure. Her vibrant handcrafted wardrobe and elaborate wigs were more than an act. Adrianne embodied Read More →

‘7 KEYS’ (SXSW 2024) Flirt, fight, & flight.

7 KEYS A chance meeting plunges Lena and Daniel into a whirlwind tour of his previous dwellings since he still has their keys. Writer-director Joy Wilkinson brings SXSW 2024 audiences on a journey through London and the haunting past of two souls seeking connection. Getting caught is the least of their problems. Lena is sexually bold and fearless. After a Read More →

‘DICKWEED’ (SXSW 2024)- a shocking WTF doc

DICKWEED SXSW 2024 audiences are in for a real WTF documentary in Jonathan Ignatius Green‘s DICKWEED. In 2012, a wild kidnapping in the middle of the night led to torture, mystery, and one man’s loss of his, let’s say, manhood. The ensuing wild goose chase and brazen criminal actions challenge all involved. Police had no idea what kind of mastermind Read More →

‘We Can Be Heroes’ (SXSW 2024) where fantasy is reality

WE CAN BE HEROES Filmmakers Carina Mia Wong and Alex Simmons bring SXSW 2024 audiences a joyous doc about a special camp in the Hudson Valley. WE CAN BE HEROES will conquer your heart. These kids possess an infectious passion that spills off the screen. They have profound thoughts and feelings. They openly identify their fears, anxieties, heartaches, and powers. Read More →

‘An Army Of Women’ (SXSW 2024) brings fury and hope

AN ARMY OF WOMEN In SXSW 2024 doc AN ARMY OF WOMEN, a group of rape survivors in Austin, Texas, fight relentlessly for accountability. In the film, a first-of-its-kind lawsuit filed years ago has gone ignored. Calling out the inaction of police, the acting Attorney General, and the city of Austin for their blatant inaction when it comes to prosecuting Read More →

Punk AF ‘Secret Mall Apartment’ (SXSW 2024) Living in art.

SECRET MALL APARTMENT In 2003, eight Rhode Island artists created a secret apartment inside the busy Providence Place Mall and lived there for four years, filming everything along the way. They snuck in furniture, tapped into the mall’s electricity, and even constructed a wall, smuggling in more than two tons of cinderblock. Far more than just a wild prank, the Read More →

Kickass ‘BACKSPOT’ (SXSW 2024) goes hard

BACKSPOT Competitive cheer is no joke. The athleticism and dedication involved are higher than most people understand. In my day, alongside the big bows and toothy smiles were broken arms, knocked-out teeth, and concussions. They go hand in hand. D. W. Waterson‘s SXSW 2024 film BACKSPOT dives head first into the world of tumbling, trophies, and tenacity through a mental Read More →

SXSW 2024 packs a punch. Here are 18 films we’re excited to see!

SXSW 2024 promises to kick up the coolness factor with more content than ever. This year films from every genre and corner of the world assemble to provide festival audiences thrills and chills, laughter and loss, mysteries and mayhem. Cinephiles look to SXSW for cool, creative, and wow films they can discuss all year. The 2024 edition will not disappoint. Read More →

‘The Long Game’ (2024) is timely and inspiring

presents MUCHO MAS MEDIA SETS APRIL 12TH RELEASE FOR DENNIS QUAID AND JAY HERNANDEZ-LED SXSW AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER  THE LONG GAME A 1955 group of Mexican-American caddies forms the first-of-its-kind high school golf team in South Texas. Based on the true story and book, Mustang Miracle by Humberto G. Garcia, THE LONG GAME is an inspiring and timely story of Read More →

Matt Vesely’s intense ‘MONOLITH’ (2024) takes podcast storytelling to another realm.

One suspect article takes down a once respected journalist. Holed up in her wealthy parent’s estate while they are on holiday, our leading lady tries to revamp her image by creating a conspiracy theory podcast. While wading through emails, she spots one that is particularly eye-catching. Following up on the information, she continues down a path of potential otherworldly objects Read More →

Slamdance 2024: Peter Oh’s ‘LOVE AND WORK’ – a parallel what-if of haunting hilarity

LOVE AND WORK Writer-director-editor-producer-cinematographer and obvious showoff Pete Ohs brings his latest genre buster, LOVE AND WORK, to Slamdance 2024. Reteaming with Will Madden and Stephanie Hunt from festival darling Jethica, this new film leans further into the absurd. Once again, gifting us with striking black-and-white cinematography, a voiceover hands us the immensely intriguing, near-future plot where AI has taken Read More →

Sundance 2024: ‘SAY HI AFTER YOU DIE’ is perfect

SAY HI AFTER YOU DIE Sundance 2024 short film SAY HI AFTER YOU DIE is a laugh-out-loud look at grief, mental health, and forever friendship. Following the unexpected passing of her best friend, Gloria finds herself talking to a porta-potty. It’s easy to see why the film won the Short Film Jury Award for U.S. Fiction. It is that wonderful.  Read More →