Festivals Archive

SXSW Movie Review: ‘Olympic Dreams’

Review by Cole Clay Shooting a narrative film at the Olympics seems like an impossible task, but not for filmmakers Jeremy Teicher and Alexi Pappas (TRACKTOWN) who had unprecedented access to the Olympic village at the 2018 Pyeongchang games in South Korea. They recruited ...Read More

SXSW Movie Review: ‘Villains’

Review by Cole Clay Before you read any further, VILLAINS is a darkly comic blast. This home invasion thriller has some twists and turns, but its predictability doesn’t get in the way of the comedy, the performances and the filmmaking craft of directing duo ...Read More

SXSW Movie Review: ‘Little Monsters’

Review by Cole Clay LITTLE MONSTERS is a well-intentioned zom-com from Australian Abe Forsythe (DOWN UNDER). He mixes a soft-to-the-touch plucky tone with yet another dark zombie film. The catch, this time, is Lupita Nyong’o is a kindergarten teacher who has to protect her ...Read More

SXSW Movie Review: ‘Long Shot’

Review by Cole Clay Seth Rogen has made a successful brand for himself as a movie star existing in spaces that allows for a loose improvisational feel, and those get laughs and sell tickets, but he is most successful when he’s playing at the ...Read More