When the initial lineup for the 2018 SXSW Film Festival was released this week, there were a number of films and documentaries that drew my interest. Some of these were no-brainers like Blockers and The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned From A Mythical Man. Blockers is the feature directorial debut of Pitch Perfect screenwriter Kay Cannon. The premise is simple: three parents try to stop their daughters from having sex on prom night. I’ve been…"SXSW 2018: A Few Films I Want To See"
Because of the Disney/Freeform background of star Maia Mitchell, Never Goin’ Back has that Spring Breakers vibe to it but these two films couldn’t be any more different. Never Goin’ Back isn’t without drugs or vulgarity and there’s a lot of it throughout the film. A first feature from writer-director Augustine Frizzell, it’s another film in which one can show their support of a female director. Just as Sean Baker brought light to underrepresented low-income families with…"Sundance 2018: Never Goin’ Back"