‘6 BALLOONS’ floats sincere ideas about addiction

April 7th, 2018 | Film Festivals, Interviews, Movie Interview, Reviews, SXSW | 0 Comment

Preston Barta // Features Editor AUSTIN — Chances are you know someone who has or is still struggling with substance abuse. It's not a pretty picture, and it can be overwhelming from all angles. To spend your weekend watching a Netflix movie about substance abuse may not seem ideal, but it's a rewarding journey, especially with two well-known comedy actors who are exercising their dramatic strengths like they never have before. 6 BALLOONS premiered at ...


SXSW Interview: ‘UPGRADE’ raises more concern for the future of tech

March 28th, 2018 | Film Festivals, Interviews, Movie Interview, SXSW | 0 Comment

Preston Barta // Features Editor 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 it’s the world being overrun by artificial intelligence or the act of uploading your consciousness to the web for fear of dying, the line between science fiction and reality is ...


SXSW Review: ‘EIGHTH GRADE’ – anxiety is only one click away

March 22nd, 2018 | Film Festivals, Movie Review, Reviews, SXSW | 0 Comment

James Cole Clay // Film Critic EIGHTH GRADE Not yet rated, 94 minutes. Director: Bo Burnham Cast: Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson and Missy Yager Somehow 27-year-old comedian and all-around internet sensation Bo Burnham was able to tap into the mind of a 13-year-old girl in his directorial debut, EIGHTH GRADE. It takes a grounded approach to the psyche of Kayla Day (Elsie Fisher), who is going through her last week of - you guessed it - middle ...