Festivals Archive

C2E2 ‘Alien Shorts’ Preview

By James Lindorf In honor of the 40th anniversary of Alien, Fox hosted the second screening of the first four Alien Shorts at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) last weekend. The first was at Emerald City Comic Con the week before, and ...Read More

‘Into The Badlands’ At C2E2

By James Lindorf Saturday March 23rd attendees to the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) were treated to an advance screening of AMC’s Into the Badlands. The show returns from a break with a special episode at 10pm est on Sunday the 24th before ...Read More

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