The 2019 SXSW Film Festival wrapped on Saturday, bringing to a close a festival that boasted 60 percent of female-directed films screening in competition and taking home a number of major awards.
Netflix’s latest original movie The Highwaymen packs in the star power but does it live up to the thrilling tale of the hunt for Bonnie and Clyde?
Me and Earl and the Dying is a funny, charming, sweet yet sometimes sad little indie film that's sure to be well received despite its faults.
We got to hang out with the leads of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler and Olivia Cooke are three young passionate actors with a lot to say about their indie hit.
We sat down with Me and Earl and the Dying Girl's director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon to talk about adapting this novel to the screen, the delicate balance the film strikes between tragedy and comedy, and how to avoid cliches while telling a high school coming-of-age story.
We're giving away tickets to see the Sundance hit Me and Earl and the Dying Girl in Toronto weeks before it's theatrical release, the screening will have the director and cast in attendance for a Q&A following the film.
Our head film critic disliked Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters so much it drove him to have a crisis of faith/near mental breakdown from how tone deaf, unfunny, and laboured the whole affair was.
This week on video store shelves, Phil Brown stays home with Jeff, Who Lives at Home before developing Wanderlust, while Andrew Parker heads out west to deal with zombies in Exit Humanity and Christian Slater in Dawn Rider before returning home to wreck the place with Project X Also, a few words about the now cancelled Canadian cult series Being Erica and the intriguing family documentary My Reincarnation.
The latest entry into the “found footage movie of the month sweepstakes,” Project X , has the potential to be a dorm room classic because of it's content, but that won't stop it from being thoroughly misunderstood. It’s a paean to epic adolescent folly that dares to make getting completely shitfaced look as vainglorious as it really is.
Dork Shelf talks to Project X stars Thomas Mann, Oliver Cooper, and Jonathan Daniel Brown about just what it's like to shoot a found footage movie about a party out of control for five straight weeks.