SXSW Review: ‘PET SEMATARY’ captures essence of Stephen King’s novel while also making it its own animal of terror

March 17th, 2019 | Film Festivals, Movie Review, Reviews, SXSW | 0 Comment

Preston Barta // Features Editor PET SEMATARY (2019) Not yet been rated, 101 minutes.Director(s): Kevin Kölsch and Dennis WidmyerCast: Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, Jeté Laurence, John Lithgow, Hugo Lavoie, Obssa Ahmed, Alyssa Brooke Levine and Sonia Maria Chirila Return of the living deadAUSTIN – Like any film adaptation of an acclaimed novel, people are going to have their guard up and a red pen ready in hand. There's no pleasing everyone, ...

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SXSW Review: ‘OLYMPIC DREAMS’ fills the screen with humor, romance and possibilities

March 16th, 2019 | Film Festivals, Movie Review, Reviews, SXSW | 0 Comment

James C. Clay // Film Critic OLYMPIC DREAMS Not Rated, 85 minutesDirector: Jeremy Teicher Cast: Alexi Pappas, Nick Kroll 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 actor/comedian Nick Kroll (UNCLE DREW) to join their project, titled OLYMPIC ...

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SXSW Review: ‘THE CURSE OF LA LLORONA’ has a few effective jump-scares, but it also jumps the shark

March 16th, 2019 | Film Festivals, Movie Review, Reviews, SXSW | 0 Comment

Preston Barta // Features Editor THE CURSE OF LA LLORONA Rated R, 93 minutes.Director: Michael ChavesCast: Linda Cardellini, Roman Christou, Jaynee-Lynne Kinchen, Raymond Cruz, Marisol Ramirez, Patricia Velasquez, Sean Patrick Thomas and Tony Amendola AUSTIN – Whether the latest addition to the CONJURING universe / Waniverse (whatever the hell you wanna call it) turned out to be good or not, Warner Bros. Pictures did a hell of a job sending cold ...

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