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SXSW: Growing Up is Hard for Artistic Grown Ups in ‘Swim Little Fish Swim’

At the heart of SWIM LITTLE FISH SWIM, the directorial debut of Ruben Amar and Lola Bessis, is the fear and distress associated with growing up. Told through two interweaving stories, SWIM LITTLE FISH SWIM introduces Lilas (Bessis), a wayward art student who we first see literally escaping from art. She is bound and hogtied [...]

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SXSW: ‘Cheap Thrills’ Director E.L. Katz and Star Pat Healy Like A Dash of Reality with Their Horror

This interview was originally published by Red Carpet Crash. Syndicated with permission E.L. Katz’s deliciously revolting CHEAP THRILLS screened during South by Southwest’s Midnight programming the other day. I sat down with the director, his star Pat Healy (Craig) and his producer Travis Stevens to talk about how a film about how they made such [...]

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SXSW: Despite Rain, SXSW ’13 is Off to a Great Start

After a couple of false starts in Dallas, I got into Austin last night around 8pm, and stopped to have dinner with former Vixen Mikela Floyd before heading back to my downtown hotel. After nearly a decade of attending South By Southwest (SXSW) I’ve learned taking the extra day to arrive in Austin is crucial [...]

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SXSW ’13: South By Southwest Selects ‘THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE’ For Festival’s Opening Night

The film portion of South by Southwest kicks off on Friday, March 8th in downtown Austin and goes through Saturday, March 16th. The festival just announced a truncated lineup of premiering films, including their opening night film THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE. (From the SXSW Press Department): The story follows superstar magicians Burt Wonderstone (Steve Carell) [...]

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SXSW ’12 Registration is Ready For Your Money

Badges for South by Southwest 2012 are now for sale online. The prices definitely went up from last year, most notably the early bird Interactive price is now $595 over last year’s $450. Film Badges only went up $20 to $395, which considering that portion of the festival runs the whole 10 days is still [...]

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SXSW 2011: TAKEN BY STORM: THE ART OF STORM THORGERSON AND HIPGNOSIS

This SXSW review originally published on Gordon and the Whale Rating: 3/5 The images created by influential photographer Storm Thorgerson have been a part of our pop culture landscape for over four decades. His meticulous eye has brought to life some of the most iconic album covers, most of which leave the lasting impression of greatness. [...]

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SXSW 2011: TABLOID, or Errol Morris’ Attempt at Comedy

  This SXSW 2011 reviews originally published by Red Carpet Crash Errol Morris is considered one of the great masters of modern expose filmmaking. His influence can be seen in both narrative and documentary realms, and he continues to innovate within his own films. He’s the kind of director who, no matter what the film’s [...]

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SXSW 2011: Source Code Stumbles, But Engages

SXSW2011 review originally published at Red Carpet Crash Duncan Jones has been a buzzy name since the 2009 release of his debut film “Moon.” Two years later, he’s back with a second offering with the similarly themed big budget “Source Code.” While “Moon” follows a sole inhabitant of a moon basecamp, “Source Code” splits time [...]

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SXSW 2011 – A Mind Ramble

Day one begins in 8 hours! Working through my schedule now and looking forward to posting reviews and interviews from the next 6 days of craziness! Hair is still on my head, so let’s call that a good sign.  

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