George Hickman

SXSW 2011 Reviews of Kill List and The FP

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SXSW 2011 Reviews of My Sucky Teen Romance and Wuss.

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SXSW 2011 Movie Reviews of The Divide and Our Day Will Come.

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“Beginners” opens with Oliver (Ewan McGregor), trying to make sense of the death of his father (Christopher Plummer) and what it means for his life. Until his mother (Mary Page Keller) died five years earlier, Oliver had always assumed his father, Hal, was just an emotionally distant man who did not love or did not [...]

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Errol Morris is widely regarded as one of the greatest documentary filmmakers of all time, and for good reason. His movies are always entertaining and informative, with masterful pacing that tackles sometimes dense topics in comprehensible, digestible ways. But what most people forget is that Morris is funny — really funny. For those new to [...]

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It’s been a very strange 17 years for both Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster since they co-starred in the box office hit “Maverick.” Regardless of the odd turns their careers and personal lives took and the headlines they inspired, they are both very gifted actors and filmmakers and it’s a relief to see them work [...]

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Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have proven their chemistry time and again as one of the best onscreen comedic duos currently working. Aside from cameo roles, the alien encounter/buddy comedy/road movie “Paul” marks their first feature not to be directed by Edgar Wright. While Wright was making “Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World,” Pegg and Frost [...]

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“Attack the Block” opens with the disturbing mugging of a young nurse, Sam (Jodie Whittaker), by a group of hooded thugs. Considering how foreboding they seem, it’s a bit of shock to realize just how young her attackers are. Ladies and gentlemen, meet your protagonists. These posturing, barely post-pubescent hoods will be your protagonists for [...]

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SXSW 2011 is underway and contributor George Hickman is filing his reports each day as the festival and its several world premiere movie events and panels continue. Here are a couple mini-reviews of new films at SXSW this year. One of the best things about the SXSW Film Festival is that the vast majority of [...]

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SXSW 2011 is underway and contributor George Hickman is filing his reports each day as the festival and its several world premiere movie events and panels continue. “Saturday Night Live” cast member Kristen Wiig first gained cinematic notoriety for her scene-stealing bit part in Judd Apatow’s “Knocked Up.” Since then, she’s been the go-to comedic [...]

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SXSW 2011 is underway and contributor George Hickman is filing his reports each day as the festival and its several world premiere movie events and panels continue. Here are a couple mini-reviews of new films at SXSW this year. Blacktino (minor rock fist down) “Blacktino” is a local Austin production and was the debut feature [...]

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What happened in Source Code?

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SXSW 2011 is underway and contributor George Hickman is filing his reports each day as the festival and its several world premiere movie events and panels continue. In 2009, director Duncan Jones gave gaggles of geeks flaming nerdboners with his debut feature “Moon,” a film that dragged science fiction kicking and screaming back into the [...]

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Seeing Double celebrates the only thing better than watching one movie—watching two movies. On the lookout for a more perfect cinematic union, two reviewers watch and discuss a double feature chosen either for things they have in common or things they don’t. The films may be old or new, obscure or well known, celebrated or [...]

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When “The Blair Witch Project” was a box office smash in the summer of 1999, people braced themselves for a slew of imitators. But it wasn’t until recently that Found Footage as a sub-genre of horror has really started to mature and become respectable as more than just a collection of “Blair Witch” knockoffs. Like [...]

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