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That Happened — SXSW 2013 Wrap-up

This year’s South by Southwest (SXSW or, if you’re really cool, “South by”) has been over for a couple of weeks now, and I’m finally sort of catching my breath, which is kind of incredible considering I participated in only the film fest section of Austin’s renowned media festival. Running March 8 to March 17, [...]

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One of the Boys — Good Ol’ Freda

In the early 1960s, Freda Kelly became one of the most envied women in the world, and I bet you’ve never even heard of her. The subject of Good Ol’ Freda, a new documentary that premiered at SXSW 2013, Ms. Kelly shot to the top of the “right place, right time” list overnight when, almost [...]

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Girls Gone Wild — Spring Breakers

So, yeah, Harmony Korine. Love him or hate him, Korine is one of those filmmakers everyone has an opinion about. Is he a visionary genius? An overrated hack? Whatever he is, one thing is certain: His movies arouse such polarizing opinions because they are typically pretty odd. And his latest flick, Spring Breakers, might just [...]

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More Than John Hughes — The Spectacular Now

One of the hits of this year’s Sundance Film Fest was The Spectacular Now, a small coming-of-age flick directed by James Ponsoldt. However, after seeing it at SXSW, I have to say it’s almost insulting to label such a sharp, perceptive film as a “coming-of-age flick.”

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