Tag Archives: SXSW 2017

SXSW Film Review: Inheritance (USA, 2017) is a powerful piece on finding closure and oneself

When Mara (Jessica Kaye) returns to her childhood home of Belize bringing her lover Aaron (Daniel Ahearn) with the hope to reconnect with her estranged father and brother who live there. After landing, she is met with the heart-breaking news that her father has just passed away, shortly before his 70th birthday. Mara is distraught but does not tell her brother Ben (Mark Webber) about it. Tensions arise between them but when Ben overdoses on their father’s medications, Mara is forced to care for him. Drunk at all-night wake Mara reveals secrets about the father, changing forever the relationships of those closest to him. Mara soon learns that she must embrace her past while continuing to fight for intimacy at the present.... Continue Reading

SXSW Film Review: Flesh and Blood (USA, 2017) is a harrowing look into the life of a fractured man and his family

It’s hard not to feel a large sense of relief after reaching the end of Mark Webber‘s latest directorial piece that is Flesh and Blood. Not because the film was a tough watch (which in a way, it is), but rather because you are given the chance to leave the cinema and return to what is hopefully, a life far less difficult and fractured than that of Mark Webber’s on-screen portrayal.... Continue Reading

SXSW Film Review: Barbecue (Australia, 2017) is food porn with a good back story

If there was one thing Jiro Dreams of Sushi did, it was set a precedent that documentaries can be about literally anything. The evidence is in cable broadcasting and the phenomena of reality TV series. There are entire channels dedicated to reality TV programs, filling endless time slots with narratives on cat trainers or house flippers; subjects that conventionally wouldn’t make good viewing.... Continue Reading

Telltale’s Guardians of the Galaxy will be unrelated to the films, PAX East trailer likely

Telltale Games have released a number of screens from their forthcoming Guardians of the Galaxy adventure title, their first in conjunction with Marvel Comics, but acknowledge that their story is entirely separate from the popular Marvel Studios films. Continue reading Telltale’s Guardians of the Galaxy will be unrelated to the films, PAX East trailer likely

SXSW: The Man in the High Castle pop-up bar and events announced by Amazon Prime Video

SXSW kicks off on Friday, and among the pile of events that are set to pop-up in Austin during the festival will be a special venue set up by Amazon Prime Video, who will theme the Market & Tap (319 Colorado Street) in Downtown Austin after a number of their series – including their most popular, The Man in the High Castle. ... Continue Reading

James Franco’s The Disaster Artist set to premiere at SXSW; 20 other features added to program

Another 21 features have been added to the SXSW Film Festival program for 2017, with James Franco’s The Disaster Artist topping the list, with the Austin event set to hold the anticipated film’s world premiere. The film is about the making of the cult classic The Room – often referred to as the Citizen Kane of bad movies – and the book The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside the Room.... Continue Reading

A look at the Australian & New Zealand films set to premiere at SXSW Film Festival 2017

The SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas has fast become one of the world’s most anticipated and influential events, with film projects big and small making their debut here. Among them in 2017 – at least from the program announced yesterday, will be three Australian films, one from New Zealand, and an American film about an  Australia’s most unassuming cinema icons.... Continue Reading