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Review: Wobble Palace

This review was originally posted as part of our SXSW coverage.  Wobble Palace, as you may guess if you know director Eugene Kotlyarenko's other work, is a bit uncomfortable, a bit weird, and insanely satirical. It's almost fantastical...

 
 
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Review: Unfriended: Dark Web

(This review was originally published as part of Flixist SXSW 2018 coverage.) Blumhouse is on a roll right now. They're making some of the biggest hits in horror, and, of course just pulled in an Academy Award nomination for Get Out.&n...

 
 
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SXSW Review: Blockers

Prom! That magical experience of near mythical importance for high school students. You'll dance. You'll drink. And then, you'll definitely lose your virginity, because only losers haven't after prom has come and gone. The tradition begun w...

 
 
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SXSW Review: Social Animals

A documentary about teenagers using Instagram is probably not at the top of your must-see films list, even if you yourself are a teenager. Disclaimer: I am not a teenager. However, I do use Instagram. Almost entirely to take pictures of wha...

 
 
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SXSW Review: Prospect

Prospect is marketed as a horror film. A sci-fi film too. Before I saw it, another SXSW attendee told me, "Yes, it's those things, but it's a western." OK. So genre-wise, it's a little bit of everything, sort of like a hobo scramble. Y...

 
 
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SXSW Review: The Dawn Wall

Before outlining the merits of The Dawn Wall, of which there are many, I urge you to pursue seeing this on the big screen. Yosemite is of in itself an experience more real and immersive than most. Viewing two men attempt to climb its 3,000 ...

 
 
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SXSW Review: Never Goin' Back

Don't confuse these girls with these girls. Yeah. Those prime-time waitress-chicks don't know what broke is. Nor do their shenanigans really compare to those found in Never Goin' Back. In speaking about the film, before and after the scree...

 
 
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SXSW Review: Family

I sat next to a juggalo during my screening of Family. That may tell you all you need to know about the film, but if it does you'd be missing out on the core message of the movie. Whether the message was delivered in any meaningful way is f...

 
 
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SXSW Review: Summer '03

Apparently, coming of age tales aren’t going away. Go figure. Yes, the quintessential period of life that we all go through still holds powerful sway over our imaginations and, more importantly, our memories. We’ve been there do...

 
 
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SXSW Review: The Legacy of a Whitetail Dear Hunter

The Legacy of a Whitetail Dear Hunter was shelved for a few years after it was shot. Director Jody Hill just couldn’t get distribution for it despite the film featuring Josh Brolin and Danny McBride, and the creative team being the ...

 
 
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SXSW Review: The World Before Your Feet

In many ways a two-man collaboration between filmmaker Jeremy Workman and subject Matt Green, The World Before Your Feet is an understated documentary that details Green's efforts to walk every street in New York City's five boroughs. ...

 
 
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SXSW Review: The Unicorn

The romantic comedy is a genre that will never die, but often seems like it should as trite and redundant films are released over and over again. Thankfully, every once in a while something a bit more charming comes along and makes you enjo...

 
 
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SXSW Review: A Vigilante

A few weeks ago I had the displeasure to sit through Eli Roth's Death Wish, a revenge thriller that sucked for many reasons, but most importantly because you didn't really care about the revenge at all. There was no emotional push to g...

 
 
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SXSW: Barry

Veteran comedic actor Bill Hader and writer-producer Alec Berg knew they had to develop a series for HBO, but didn't know what. While bouncing ideas off each other, Bill said, "What if I was a hitman." Alec was skeptical. "No, it'd be me, B...

 
 




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Instant Family"I'm not crying! You're crying!"

 

Widows"Viola Davis = fire"

 

They Shall Not Grow Old"Every bit as remarkable as expected"

 

The Long Dumb Road"Not quite long and only a little dumb"

 

Overlord"Cloverlord"

 

The Girl in the Spider's Web"Great 'Girl,' lame 'Spider's Web'"

 

The Grinch"Stink, Stank, Stunk"

 

The Other Side of the Wind"Orson Welles' "final" film is an angry, sloppy, salvaged ego trip"

 

Bohemian Rhapsody"Traveling at the speed of light"

 

The Great Buster"Proof that silent movies never get old"

 

Monster Party"Cause the party don't stop until -- wait, it does stop."

 

Mid90s"A pretty good coming-of-age movie that you've probably seen before"

 

Castlevania (Season 2)"Let us go out this night for exposition"

 

Johnny English Strikes Again"Atkinson is a load-bearing actor"

 

All Creatures Here Below" And the Most Disturbing Movie goes to..."

 

Suspiria"An arthouse overhaul of Dario Argento's 1977 classic that will enrage and alienate audiences (but I liked it... I think?)"

 

Blessed Are the Children"Won't someone think of the children?"

 

Halloween"You can teach an old slasher new tricks"

 

Wild Rose (London Film Festival)"Country music, without the Western"

 

Johnny Gruesome"A GWAR T-shirt come to life"

 

First Man"Spaceman says everybody look down"

 

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween"It'll make you cry like an anime fan on prom night"

 

Apostle"This is not The Raid 3"