Festivals: SXSW

DEADSTREAM Trailer: Shudder Releasing SXSW Horror Comedy in October

Deadstream, the feature directorial debut from husband-and-wife filmmaking couple Vanessa and Joseph Winter, is coming to Shudder on October 6th. Shudder released a trailer for Deadstream today, check it out below.   Deadstream follows a disgraced internet personality who attempts...

BODIES BODIES BODIES Trailer, Piling Into Cinemas Starting August 5th

When a group of rich 20-somethings plan a hurricane party at a remote family mansion, a party game goes awry in this fresh and funny look at backstabbing, fake friends, and one party gone very, very wrong.   Halina Reijn's...

HYPOCHONDRIAC Trailer: Queer Horror Coming to Cinemas and Digital

Will, a young Hispanic gay potter, is one gregarious guy. His boss is terrible, but he's got a great boyfriend and a great job. Unfortunately, behind that veneer is a dark past of violence and mental illness that he is...

SXSW 2022 Review: A VANISHING FOG, Surreal Eco Elegy with Transcendental Cinematography

Directed by Augusto Sandino, the mysterious drama from Colombia stars Christian Ballesteros, Nury Márquez and Sebastian Pii.

SXSW 2022 Review: SOFT & QUIET, Harrowing Real-Time Thriller Guaranteed to Divide Audiences

A cozy Alt-Right ladies’ luncheon leads to a horrific sequence of events in Beth de Araújo’s real-time wonder, Soft & Quiet. Already once SXSW’s most divisive features, Soft & Quiet will likely continue to split audiences right down the middle...

SXSW 2022 Review: HYPOCHONDRIAC, Past Trauma Becomes One Man's Painful, Violent Burden

A thirtysomething man’s traumatic past won’t let him move on in first time director Addison Heimann’s Hypochondriac, one of several films dealing explicitly with long-buried psychoses in this year’s SXSW Midnighters section. Heimann’s own mental and physical breakdowns inspired this...

SXSW 2022 Review: RAQUEL 1:1, A Mystical Exploration Of Religious Misogyny In Brazil

Religious fanaticism, parental trauma, and misogyny from within and without are all up for dissection in director Mariana Bastos’s fascinating genre-tinged drama, Raquel 1:1. The only Brazilian feature in the SXSW lineup, Raquel 1:1 is a fascinating look at one...

SXSW 2022 Review: THE BLIND MAN WHO DID NOT WANT TO SEE TITANIC, A Remarkable Lead Performance Anchors This Stunning Film

My definite pick for the best film at SXSW that is going to have the hardest time making any money is Teemu Nikki’s brilliant Finnish feature, The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic. This exceptional experimental work...

SXSW 2022 Exclusive: Desperate Lovers Dance in THE BLIND MAN WHO DID NOT WANT TO SEE TITANIC Clip

Among the breakout hits of this year's SXSW Film Festival is the Finnish genre-bender, The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic, and for good reason. The story follows Jaako, a blind and disabled man who has formed...

SXSW 2022 Review: JETHICA, Old Friends, Stalkers, And Witchcraft In The Desert

A chance meeting of old friends, a very persistant stalker, and a bit of witchcraft all play a part in writer/director Pete Ohs's curiously quirky Jethica. Elena (Callie Hernandez) and Jenny (Ashley Denise Robinson) are old friends who haven’t seen...

SXSW 2022 Review: X, Scary Sexy Fun In Sweaty South Texas

Romance may not be dead, but it sure is deadly in Ti West’s X, the latest film from the horror auteur best known for 2009’s satanic panic shocker, House of the Devil. West makes his way back into the horror...

THE CELLAR Official Trailer

Keira Woods' (Elisha Cuthbert) daughter mysteriously vanishes in the cellar of their new house. She soon discovers there is an ancient and powerful entity controlling their home that she will have to face or risk losing her family's souls forever....

SXSW 2022 Interview: Patton Oswalt, James Morosini Talk I LOVE MY DAD

If the catfish film is defined by a character being duped by another through an online alias, then I suppose the honor of first entry goes to Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost, who coined the term with 2010’s Catfish. But...

SXSW 2022 Review: BODIES BODIES BODIES, Rich Gen Z Brats Hunt A Mystery Killer In A Hurricane

The storm raging outside is the least of their worries when a group of Gen Z friends turn on each other in Halina Reijn’s cocaine-fueled paranoid nightmare, Bodies Bodies Bodies. With a hurricane bearing down on them in less than...

SXSW 2022 Review: Math Is The Enemy In So-So Haunted House Chiller, THE CELLAR

A quick head’s up for all you house hunters out there; if you manage to get a country mansion for a lot less than it should go for on the real estate market, you’d better be prepared for some demonic...

SXSW 2022 Review: SLASH/BACK, Aliens Attack In Nunavut, Four Kick-Ass Girls Take Them On

Cinema is a window, not a mirror. I find myself repeating this mantra a lot lately, as some aging corners of cinema culture become more and more myopic, complaining about lack of representation for over represented groups or so-called force...

SXSW 2022 Review: DEADSTREAM, Hilarious Gonzo Splatstick For The Livestream Age

I hate Twitch. I hate video game livestreaming. I hate YouTube personalities. I hate it all. So, when Deadstream, a film whose very premise both skewers and acts as a vindication of these seemingly talent-free forms of modern idol worship...

"Nobody F##ks With The Girls From Pang" in First Footage From Nyla Innuksuk's SLASH/BACK

Really super jealous of our Josh right now as he heads into the world premiere of Nyla Innuksuk's sci-fi horror Slash/Back at SXSW today. But to be fair, this is coming full circle for him as he chose Slash/Back as...

SXSW 2022 Review: THE UNBEARABLE WEIGHT OF MASSIVE TALENT, Nic Cage Rages As Nick Cage In The Ultimate Meta Fantasy

Nick Cage (Nic Cage) jets off to Mallorca after a series of personal and professional disasters leave him with no other choice than to make an appearance at the birthday party of a wealthy olive baron in exchange for a...

SXSW 2022 Review: EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE. Wow.

Regret is a terrible anchor. It anchors us not only to the lives we could've lived, but it can also end up keeping us from reaching the next step in our own journey often blinding us to what-could-be by keeping...