SXSW 2021

SXSW 2021: Swan Song Review

Balancing reflection with honesty is a struggle for people, as well as for film. How well do we remember our own lives, and what good does it do us to remember the pain? Swan Song does not ask that question exactly, but it does play fast and loose with reality. And why shouldn’t it? The […]

SXSW 2021: Woodlands Dark And Days Bewitched: A History Of Folk Horror Review

Canadian Kier-La Janisse’s Woodlands Dark And Days Bewitched: A History Of Folk Horror is a comprehensive and well-researched deep dive into a horror sub-genre filled with witches, voodoo, and wicker men. With a 193-minute running time, the documentary gives folk horror its due while keeping the themes presented moving at an engaging pace. Taking an academic […]

SXSW 2021: The Lost Sons Review

The truth is stranger than fiction in Ursula Macfarlane's SXSW documentary The Lost Sons, a thrilling look at Paul Fronczak's quest for his true identity.