The Herricanes SXSW 2023

SXSW 2023: ‘The Herricanes’ is a Triumphant Sport Documentary

Bringing a sports story to life, especially those focused on women, has rarely been easy. Sadly, most women's sports never feature the record keeping of men's sports. In the case of The Herricanes, the process seemed even more difficult than normal. Yet director Olivia Kuan connected with the material more than the regular documentarian. For … Continue reading SXSW 2023: ‘The Herricanes’ is a Triumphant Sport Documentary

Raging Grace SXSW 2023

SXSW 2023: ‘Raging Grace’ Tells an Immigrant Story In a Haunted House

The immigrant and low SES horror film continues to gain traction in recent years. In the past few years, Nanny and His House were among the best films of the year, and struck to the heart of anxiety of moving to a new world. Director Paris Zarcilla shows a ton of potential with Raging Grace. … Continue reading SXSW 2023: ‘Raging Grace’ Tells an Immigrant Story In a Haunted House

Problemista SXSW 2023

SXSW 2023: ‘Problemista’ – Hilarious and Heartfelt Film About Life in the Arts

Julio Torres already proved to Hollywood he possesses a unique voice. He consistently showed off his vision and clever insights as writer on SNL and co-creator of Los Espookys. Now, A24 provided Torres an opportunity to direct his first feature. Problemista instantly connects, becoming one of the most confident debuts of the year. The very … Continue reading SXSW 2023: ‘Problemista’ – Hilarious and Heartfelt Film About Life in the Arts

Appendage SXSW 2023

SXSW 2023: ‘Appendage’ Literalizes the Monster Inside Us All

Those who struggle with negative self-talk know that it's difficult to overcome. Simply saying nice things about oneself can help. Yet, even that process feels impossible if you are inclined to beat yourself up. Writer/Director Anna Zlokovic brings this struggle into the real world. In Appendage, a young woman is forced to confront the monster … Continue reading SXSW 2023: ‘Appendage’ Literalizes the Monster Inside Us All

Riders on the Storm SXSW 2023 Red Bull Studios

SXSW 2023: ‘Riders on the Storm’ Delivers a Harrowing Look at the Fall of Kabul

For decades, athletics have been used to signal a belief in national pride. The Olympics, World Cup, and World Baseball Classic allow athletes to become international celebrities. For Kalakov Mulakhil and Khaiber Azbarzada, the stakes are far higher. The nephews of a famed athlete who was executed in Afgahnistan's Civil War, they hope to bring … Continue reading SXSW 2023: ‘Riders on the Storm’ Delivers a Harrowing Look at the Fall of Kabul

One Fine Morning Mia Hansen-Løve

Review: ‘One Fine Morning’ – A Choice Between Love and Responsibility

Few directors quite hit the heart of an internal struggle like Mia Hansen-Løve. Her film Bergman Island was sneakily one of the best films of 2020. Her quiet ability to put her protagonists through mental and emotional anguish makes her stories feel remarkably human. This case proves true again for One Fine Morning, her latest … Continue reading Review: ‘One Fine Morning’ – A Choice Between Love and Responsibility

Swarm SXSW 2023 Prime Video

SXSW 2023: ‘Swarm’ Thrills with Bloody Extravagance and Explicit Sexuality

The anti-hero has long found a place on television. From Walter White to Tony Soprano, series focusing on men misbehaving have long found success. Unfortunately, for women, this approach has been poignantly less effective. Yet, in the last five years, some of these swings have brought a more experimental and funny approach to television. Created … Continue reading SXSW 2023: ‘Swarm’ Thrills with Bloody Extravagance and Explicit Sexuality

The Artifice Girl SXSW 2023

SXSW 2023: ‘The Artifice Girl’ Tells a Tale of Evolving Artificial Intelligence

What does it mean to play God in the era of artificial intelligence? Does the creation of a new technology mean we know own its future direction? The Artifice Girl, from director and writer Franklin Ritch, examines these questions over three acts. While the film could easily adapt to the stage, the moral questions become … Continue reading SXSW 2023: ‘The Artifice Girl’ Tells a Tale of Evolving Artificial Intelligence

Gary Young Pavement Louder Than You Think SXSW 2023

SXSW 2023: ‘Louder Than You Think’ – The Unlikely Story of A Drummer and Pavement

The lo-fi movement in alternative rock did not start with Pavement, but the band quickly earned a spot at the top of the industry. Their breakthrough album, Slanted and Enchanted, became one of the most influential records of the decade. While Pavement would go on to bigger things in the future, the three-piece band featured … Continue reading SXSW 2023: ‘Louder Than You Think’ – The Unlikely Story of A Drummer and Pavement

SXSW 2023 Geoff McFetridge: Drawing a Life

SXSW 2023: ‘Geoff McFetridge: Drawing a Life’ – A Portrait of a Rebel as an Artist

Changing the art world is far from an easy task. Many artists work their whole life for the opportunity to make an impact and never get their work to the right people. Geoff McFetridge found lifelong collaborators at an unusual time in his life. Yet the journey of an artist does not end there. The … Continue reading SXSW 2023: ‘Geoff McFetridge: Drawing a Life’ – A Portrait of a Rebel as an Artist