SXSW 2018 Review: PASS OVER

It’s always exciting to see a new Spike Lee joint, but this one is unlike his others. With PASS OVER, Lee directs the filming and cinematic editing of the titular stage play by Antoinette Nwandu and performed at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre. It follows two African-American homeless men trying to find a way out of their lives. […]

SXSW 2018 Review: Unfriended: Dark Web

No singular being falls victim to the “unfollow” button on Facebook here, which removes you from your mildly-healthy relationships digitally and in reality. Dark Web doesn’t bother to attempt to continue the narrative of Laura Barnes and whatever group of alpha-males and insecure prom queens she’ll go onto haunt next, it instead focuses on the […]

SXSW 2018 Review: Heavy Trip

Heavy Trip makes it blatantly obvious that first-time directing-duo Juuso Laatio and Jukkaa Vidgren aren’t attempting to make the next Godfather (or anything that’s even remotely tasteful) but the two are self-aware that they aren’t. In fact, that’s where the majority of the film’s grossly likable nature comes from; humor involving vomit, stereotyping, bullying and all things related to the film’s […]

SXSW 2018 Review: Social Animals

The danger of social media is a concept that isn’t that new, and I had worries going into Social Animals considering the fact that it has kind of been pushed too hard recently. Although it has its flaws, for the most part, this documentary is successful in its attempt to teach us something new about […]