SXSW 2021: Paul Dood’s Deadly Lunch Break

★★★ New SXSW comedy Paul Dood’s Deadly Lunch Break evokes a familiar mood that fans of British humor will enjoy immensely. It’s a demented blend of Hot Fuzz and Spree that somehow paints the lead character simultaneously as both unhinged psycho and affectionate softie. Paul himself is majorly weird, with an innate charm that sadly … Continue reading SXSW 2021: Paul Dood’s Deadly Lunch Break

SXSW 2021: Broadcast Signal Intrusion

★★★★ Sometimes the eeriest horror movies of all are the ones inspired by real-life events. SXSW horror/thriller Broadcast Signal Intrusion is based off actual broadcast interruptions that occurred in the late 80’s in Chicago, and still remain unsolved. The film takes place in Chicago circa 1999, and right from the start, it presents us with … Continue reading SXSW 2021: Broadcast Signal Intrusion

SXSW 2021: Introducing, Selma Blair

★★★★★ I’ll be the first to admit I’m not a big fan of documentaries. Occasionally, a great one that interests me will break the mold of the talking heads monotony. SXSW documentary Introducing, Selma Blair, is a deeply moving, and emotionally unflinching, film examining the actress’s arduous journey to feel normal again after being diagnosed … Continue reading SXSW 2021: Introducing, Selma Blair

SXSW 2021: Ninjababy

★★★★ The honesty and gentle charms of Ninjababy won me over almost instantly, solidifying it as another hilarious offering from SXSW. Taking a page from Juno’s playbook, Ninjababy is a decidedly different and humorous approach to unexpected pregnancy. The script is razor-sharp, and does an excellent job getting us acquainted with artistic Rakel. Director Yngvild … Continue reading SXSW 2021: Ninjababy