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‘Hereditary’ Review: The Bar For the Best Horror Film of 2018 Has Been Set
‘Hereditary’ Review: The Bar For the Best Horror Film of 2018 Has Been Set
In recent years, one horror film emerges early on as the best horror film of the year. In 2017 it was Jordan Peele’s exceptionally smart social thriller Get Out; in 2016 it was Robert Eggers’ period stunner The Witch; in 2018 that honor goes to Ari Aster’s Hereditary. Starring Toni Collette as a woman struggling to cope with the increasingly disturbing implications of her mother’s death, Aster’s ferocious directorial debut plumbs the darkest depths of mental illness to reveal the true meaning of psychological terror.
16 Great SXSW Films to Keep on Your Radar in 2017
16 Great SXSW Films to Keep on Your Radar in 2017
Dozens of movies play at the SXSW Film Festival every year, making it impossible to see all of them in just eight days. Even if you attended the annual insanity in Austin last week, chances are pretty high that you missed at least a few good movies. And if you’re a cinephile who skipped the fest entirely (congrats on your sleep), you might be wondering which films are worth putting on your radar. Lucky for the sleepless and the well-rested alike, we’ve put together a handy list featuring some of the best films from SXSW 2017.
SXSW 2017 Will Close Out With Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal Sci-fi ‘Life’
SXSW 2017 Will Close Out With Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal Sci-fi ‘Life’
SXSW 2017 has officially found its closing night film, and with the addition of the upcoming sci-fi thriller Life, this year’s Film program has a proper beginning, middle and end. The new film, starring Ryan Reynolds, Jake Gyllenhaal and Rebecca Ferguson, will debut in Austin next month to formally conclude the fest (which actually keeps going for a few more days, if you have enough energy to stick around), with all three stars present for the big premiere.
SXSW 2017 to Premiere James Franco’s ‘The Disaster Artist,’ Announces Midnighters Lineup and More
SXSW 2017 to Premiere James Franco’s ‘The Disaster Artist,’ Announces Midnighters Lineup and More
Alright, SXSW, let’s do this. With just weeks to go before the start of this year’s fest, SXSW has announced even more additions to their 2017 lineup, including the world premiere of James Franco’s The Disaster Artist — the actor / writer / director’s new film based on the making of Tommy Wiseau’s totally bonkers cult favorite The Room. The programming team has also announced this year’s Midnighters lineup, featuring several intriguing genre films to play in the late-night slot (aka peak mind-melting hour).
The ‘Bandit’ Trans Am is Back and Badder than Ever [VIDEO]
The ‘Bandit’ Trans Am is Back and Badder than Ever [VIDEO]
If you're as old as I am, you definitely remember the Smokey & The Bandit 'movies starring Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason and Jerry Reed. Who didn't love the cars, the humor, even the infectious song 'Eastbound and Down' by Jerry Reed? The Pontiac Trans Am he drove was totally awesome, and one of them was on display at this year's SXSW in Austin, TX along with Burt Reynolds himself. Even though
SXSW Robot Demo
SXSW Robot Demo
Technology...ya gotta love it. At SXSW in Austin, a company called Hanson Robotics showed off a new talking robot that appeared very human like as it carried on a relatively normal conversation with a CNBC reporter. All was pretty much what you'd expect, that is until the robot named Sophia was asked if it wanted to destroy humans. I've seen enough sci fi movies to know that this will not end well

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