Roberto Rossellini’s grandson directs a documentary that is a fascinating exercise in filmmaking as therapy.
Bobbi Jo Hart’s energetic documentary shines a light on one of the greatest, most forgotten all-female rock bands in music history.
The remaining trio of true stories at this year’s festival focus on politics and its impact on both individuals and society at large.
From depictions of Black beauty to the ethics of whistleblowing, two female-focused docs out of SXSW struggle to […]
The remaining festival offerings in horror are satisfyingly gory, but some fall short in plot & characterization.
Five films from around the world come to this year’s SXSW, from tales of oppression to liberation to everything in between.
The immigrant experience, ad-man hagiographies, and scrappy homespun productions of Alien mark SXSW’s documentary spotlight.
Udo Kier gets a lovely late-career showcase, and Leah Purcell directs a brustling but unfocused feminist Western.
Bradley Bell and Pablo Jones-Soler assemble a freewheeling look at the artistic process from soup to nuts.
SXSW’s horror offerings start with a vampire thriller, ecoterror, and a three hour long documentary that flies by.
A look back at a ’90s star, the opioid crisis, and the weird world of domino art mark SXSW’s docs in competition.
Black issues are front and center, from reckonings with racist violence to broader discussions of the history of America’s prejudice.
COVID-separated relationships and sociopathic actors mark SXSW’s latest crop of narrative spotlight features.
Mary Wharton’s doc celebrates Petty’s life and works, but the lack of conflict makes it hard to latch onto.
Tales of poverty, paranoia, and adolescences framed by tragedy cap off SXSW’s Narrative Feature Competition.
Curious tales of lost children, doomed startups, and the pressures of being a female stand-up stud Day 1 of SXSW’s documentary offerings.
This YouTube Original documentary refuses easy answers for the pop star’s struggles with addiction and mental health.
Two old flames reuniting, a harried nursing home worker, and Dante Basco’s family affair mark SXSW’s Narrative Spotlight.