Tag: sxsw2019

SXSW 2019 Review: SAKAWA Explores Sex Scams, Voodoo, Dark Side of Capitalism

Sex spam is a fundamental part of the internet experience. Most of these solicitations are blatant scams, but many people still get ripped off by promises of romance and sex. Who are these scammers? Many of the perpetrators are actually...

SXSW 2019 Review: BELLINGCAT - TRUTH IN A POST-TRUTH WORLD, A Gripping Look at a Powerful Form of Internet Journalism

Professional journalism is in crisis mode. Major consolidation, cost-cutting, and technology shifts are leading to less outlets, less job opportunities, and less coverage of important issues. In this changing landscape, new models built around the unique capabilities of the Internet...

SXSW 2019 Review: AURORA, Fresh Romantic Sparks in Finland

Mimosa Willamo and Amir Escandari star in Miia Tervo's refreshing debut feature.

SXSW 2019 Review: J.R. "BOB" DOBBS AND THE CHURCH OF THE SUBGENIUS, Exploring a Texas Prank Cult That's Inspired Weirdos Worldwide

During the '80s, anyone who sent a dollar bill to PO Box 140306, Dallas, Texas, 75214 would eventually receive a weird black-and-white pamphlet filled with stark graphics and apocalyptic text that looked like it was cobbled together by UFO-obsessed John...

SXSW 2019 Review: TREAD Tells the Wild Story of a Bulldozer Rampage in Colorado

On June 4, 2004, Marvin Heemeyer--a businessman and an Air Force veteran--started up his Komatsu D355A tractor. Prior to the date, Heemeyer spent countless hours building a virtually impenetrable concrete-and-steel shell around the top of the tractor. After firing up...

SXSW 2019: First HUMAN NATURE Trailer Explores a Big Tech Revolution

The documentary explores a technology with tremendous potential. How and when should it be used?

SXSW 2019: Watch GIRL ON THE THIRD FLOOR Teaser

If you're going to be in Austin for SXSW, you're going to have an amazing time, because this year's program --- the Midnighters in particular --- looks awesome.  One of the films playing --- Girl on the Third Floor --- is the directing...

SXSW 2019: PET SEMATARY, Midnighters, and Much More

Genre fans will find a lot to like in the latest announcement from SXSW Film. As previously announced, Jordan Peele's Us will open the fest. Now, we've learned that Pet Sematary from Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer (Starry Eyes) will be the...

SXSW 2019: Jordan Peele's US, Features, Docs, Episodic TV, and Much More

The 2019 edition of the SXSW Film Festival, which runs from March 8 to March 16th, is right around the corner. SXSW recently announced that opening night film: Jordan Peele's highly anticipated Us will be the opening night film. This week,...