SXSW 2017: “Gemini” Review

March 26, 2017 Blair Hoyle

Aaron Katz has quietly made some of the most engaging, personal films of the past decade. Movies like Cold Weather and Dance Party, USA are character-driven dramas that occasionally dip their feet into genre territory without ever actually […]

SXSW 2017: “MFA” Review

March 21, 2017 Blair Hoyle

One could argue that rape-revenge films are more topical now than ever. Though reported rapes are on the decline, sexual assault cases on college campuses have become an increasingly hot topic. There’s something about that […]

SXSW 2017: “68 Kill” Review

March 21, 2017 Blair Hoyle

Over the course of SXSW, I watched Trent Haaga’s 68 Kill three times; including two back-to-back screenings on the last day of the festival. The reasoning for this is very simple: 68 Kill is one of […]

SXSW 2017: “Tragedy Girls” Review

March 20, 2017 Blair Hoyle

Above all else, Tyler MacIntyre’s Tragedy Girls is a satirical takedown of hashtag culture and the very nature of online deceptiveness as seen through the eyes of two fame-obsessed high school girls. The girls in […]

SXSW 2017: “Like Me” Review

March 16, 2017 Blair Hoyle

Robert Mockler’s Like Me is a film that takes a lot of chances. Everything from its stylized aesthetic and unusual narrative to its cinematography choices and inconsistent editing feels very bold, and the results vary as […]

SXSW 2017: “Madre” Review

March 15, 2017 Blair Hoyle

It’s an extremely difficult task to create a psychological horror film that feels complete. Since many of these films often lie to their audiences by showing them events that never actually occurred, payoffs can feel […]

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