SXSW Archive

SXSW Movie Review: ‘Tomboy’

Review by James Lindorf Even though women have been paid percussionists since this time last century, professional drumming is still perceived as a man’s job. The field is still nine men for every woman. However, the times may be changing with new inspiration in ...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