SXSW Film

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Good Boys review – foul-mouthed comedy is Superbad with 12-year-olds
Jacob Tremblay leads a cast of pre-teens in a raunchy and repetitive film that nonetheless delivers a consistent supply of laughs

Kristy Puchko

12, Mar, 2019 @5:47 PM

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The Day Shall Come review – Chris Morris returns with wild farce
The mysterious writer-director travels to Miami for a short but sharp comedy about an idealistic preacher targeted by the FBI

Benjamin Lee

12, Mar, 2019 @12:57 AM

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Us review – Jordan Peele's brash and brilliant beach holiday horror
Peele’s follow-up to Get Out is a superb doppelganger satire of the American dream, with Lupita Nyong’o delivering a magnificent performance

Peter Bradshaw

11, Mar, 2019 @10:42 PM

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The Beach Bum review – Matthew McConaughey lands the role of a lifetime
In Harmony Korine’s wild, witty yet tender new film, the often miscast actor scales new heights as a pot-smoking poet

Kristy Puchko

11, Mar, 2019 @2:08 PM

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The Highwaymen review – Netflix take on Bonnie and Clyde is criminally bad
Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson star as the cops who took down the infamous duo in an odious and dimwitted thriller

Charles Bramesco

11, Mar, 2019 @1:30 AM

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Long Shot review – Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen dazzle in unlikely romcom
A restrained politician falls for an outlandish journalist in a crowd-pleasing comedy led by two standout performances

Kristy Puchko

10, Mar, 2019 @4:41 PM

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Paradox review – Neil Young croons through Daryl Hannah's rambling western
Hannah directs the rocker in a dreamy fantasy for Netflix about futuristic outlaws on the hunt for old technology

Monica Castillo

16, Mar, 2018 @1:15 AM

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Ready Player One review – Spielberg's shiny VR caper isn't worth playing
Flashy adaptation of the book is full of pop culture references and striking visuals but a thin plot and shallow characters

Monica Castillo

12, Mar, 2018 @3:13 PM

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Blockers review – sweet tale of parents and teens gets preachy
Kay Cannon’s film parodies helicopter parents to often hilarious results – but the film tries too hard to make its point

Monica Castillo

11, Mar, 2018 @7:01 PM

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The Most Hated Woman in America review – Melissa Leo lifts messy biopic
A gripping performance from the Oscar-winner isn’t enough to save a tonally awkward take on the true story of a woman taking on religion in 50s America

Jordan Hoffman

14, Mar, 2017 @9:30 PM

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Song to Song review – Terrence Malick returns to form with lyrical love triangle
The divisive film-maker adds story to swirling camerawork as Rooney Mara, Michael Fassbender and Ryan Gosling cross paths in the Texas music scene

Jordan Hoffman

11, Mar, 2017 @4:30 PM

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Terrence Malick's Song to Song to world premiere at SXSW
Austin’s festival announces its programme, with Malick’s film at the opening gala, plus episodes from the TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods

Andrew Pulver

06, Jan, 2017 @3:32 PM

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