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SXSW Daily Recap: Days 8 & 9

I only attended two screenings on the last day of SXSW (including festival closer Life), so I’ve combined days eight and nine. For most of the films at SXSW, ballots are issued so that the films can be rated on a scale of one to five. You’re not able to give a half point rating (e.g. […]

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SXSW Daily Recap: Day 7

Each day at SXSW I’ll post a brief rundown, in chronological order, of the screenings from the previous day. For most of the films at SXSW, ballots are issued so that the films can be rated on a scale of one to five. You’re not able to give a half point rating (e.g. 3.5), so […]

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SXSW Daily Recap: Day 6

Each day at SXSW I’ll post a brief rundown, in chronological order, of the screenings from the previous day. For most of the films at SXSW, ballots are issued so that the films can be rated on a scale of one to five. You’re not able to give a half point rating (e.g. 3.5), so […]

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SXSW Daily Recap: Day 5

Each day at SXSW I’ll post a brief rundown, in chronological order, of the screenings from the previous day. For most of the films at SXSW, ballots are issued so that the films can be rated on a scale of one to five. You’re not able to give a half point rating (e.g. 3.5), so […]

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SXSW Daily Recap: Day 4

Each day at SXSW I’ll post a brief rundown, in chronological order, of the screenings from the previous day. For most of the films at SXSW, ballots are issued so that the films can be rated on a scale of one to five. You’re not able to give a half point rating (e.g. 3.5), so […]

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SXSW Daily Recap: Day 3

Each day at SXSW I’ll post a brief rundown, in chronological order, of the screenings from the previous day. For most of the films at SXSW, ballots are issued so that the films can be rated on a scale of one to five. You’re not able to give a half point rating (e.g. 3.5), so […]

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SXSW Daily Recap: Days 1 & 2

I’m told that the first day of SXSW typically doesn’t have many screenings, and this year (my first) was certainly no exception. I only saw two films on Friday. Two films in one day seems like a lot under most circumstances, but at SXSW it’s a paltry sum. With that in mind, I’ve lumped days […]

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A December to Remember

There was a lot of discussion following the success of Scream (released in December of 1996) and the subsequent horror films that it influenced, about how it revived a genre that was essentially on life support. Well, now that we’re twenty years on (Jesus!) we can take an objective look back. Let’s start by examining […]

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Not Your Father’s Vampires

What’s the most terrifying premise for a vampire story? Countless vampire films have a climactic scene where the sun is coming up and a survivor of the previous night’s carnage pulls back a curtain (or shoots holes in the walls) to expose the undead assailant to sunlight. Vampire ‘splodes, movie over, and all they had […]

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Strangler Things

Okay, where to begin? The Greasy Strangler is the most unique film I have ever seen. I know, in theory, that something cannot be the most unique. My mother is an English teacher and she explained to me when I was young that unique is an absolute and can’t be modified (you can’t be a […]

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