Sword of Trust, brilliantly written by Lynn Shelton and Mike O’Brien, finds a way to mix both the political with the funny in this ensemble comedy. Pawnshop owner Mel (Marc Maron) has one of the most inept employees in Nathaniel (Jon Bass). When it comes to his shop’s customers, Mel is the type who deceives them. Mel hits the jackpot one day when married lesbian couple Cynthia (Jillian Bell) and Mary (Michaela Watkins) enter the…"Sword of Trust: Wait, WHO won the war?"
Featuring strong acting performances, Outside In is a character study exploring the struggles of a man upon his release from jail. With films like Your Sister’s Sister, director Lynn Shelton has set a reputation of being at her best when her films combine comedy and drama. Outside In plays more to the dramatic side than comedy. This isn’t to say it’s a bad film because it most assuredly is not but it’s a film that…"SXSW 2018: Outside In (Dir. Lynn Shelton)"