Days of the Whale is a promising debut from a fresh new voice. It explores art as both expression and defiance and shines a spotlight on one of the lesser known urban communities of South America.
Tread is a compelling and yet overly polished documentary about the 2004 attack on Granby, Colorado.
The Beach Bum is not as good as Korine’s Mister Lonely or the more comparable Spring Breakers, but is enjoyable fare if you’re on board. And you have to be on board for this ride.
Photos from the Red Carpet premiere of The Beach Bum (2019) at SXSW.
An intimate portrait of a community in flux and a powerful examination of both wastefulness and resourcefulness. Fascinating!
Documentaries, feature films, movies directed by women, Spanish-language cinema and more. Here are my SXSW Film Festival picks.
What does it take to become a champion? A new documentary examines top sports athletes to discover what made them the best of the best.
Costume Supervisor for The Vast of Night, Jamie Reed, stops by to answer my questions about curating the wardrobe for the film.
Based on the true story of undercover cop Ron Stallworth, Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman makes a bold political statement about racism.
The Pad Project empowers women in a rural town in India to create and sell their own sanity pads and overcome the stigma of menstruation.
Academy Award nominated short doc offers a glimpse into a mostly forgotten moment in US history.
End Game tackles the difficult subject of death and hospice in a sympathetic and respectful way.
Academy Award nominated documentary takes a look at the rescue efforts to save Libyan refugees as they cross the Mediterranean in search of a better life.
A compelling documentary about a difficult subject. Explores Cornelius Walker’s decision to fit in with the racist white kids in his neighborhood.
A meta docu-fiction film from South Africa explores the making of itself. A reenactment with amazing shots of KwaZulu Natal region of South Africa. #Slamdance25
Completely comprised of home video footage, recordings and photos, a new Polish documentary tells the story of the tragic Beksinski family.