SXSW Review: ‘UPGRADE’ – a sci-fi that’s not too far off

March 11th, 2018 | Film Festivals, Movie Review, Reviews, SXSW | 0 Comment

Preston Barta // Features Editor UPGRADE Rated R, 95 minutes. Director: Leigh Whannell Cast: Logan Marshall-Green, Betty Gabriel, Harrison Gilbertson, Melanie Vallejo and Benedict Hardie AUSTIN - As normal as it’s becoming that computers, gadgets and cars are beginning to do all the heavy lifting in our lives, it’s still scary to think about all the possibilities of how technology will grow. Many films venture down these avenues and whether ...


SXSW Review: ‘THE RIDER’ – wild horses couldn’t drag you away

March 10th, 2018 | Film Festivals, Movie News, Movie Review, Reviews, SXSW | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic THE RIDER Rated R, 103 minutes Directed by: Chloé Zhao Starring: Brady Jandreau, Tim Jandreau, Lilly Jandreau, Lane Scott Extreme sports athletes tempt fate. In the case of rodeo cowboys, they risk everything when they climb on the back of a violent, bucking bull or bronco, sacrificing so much for eight seconds of fame, glory and true happiness. While we’ve seen the sport on the silver screen before, in films like 8 ...


‘FREE FIRE’ goes south in the best way – chatting about the loose cannon nature with its talent

Preston Barta // Editor FREE FIRE Rated R, 90 minutes. Director: Ben Wheatley Cast: Brie Larson, Armie Hammer, Sharlto Copley, Sam Riley, Cillian Murphy, Michael Smiley, Jack Reynor, Babou Ceesay, Enzo Cilenti and Noah Taylor A conversation with filmmaker Ben Wheatley, stars Armie Hammer and Sharlto Copley One of the most gratifying and contrasting cinematic detours for audiences is the chamber feature, a film most discernible by its focus on ...