SXSW 2021: Short Films Recap

A number of short films are screening during the 2021 SXSW Film Festival and they deserve as much attention as the feature films. The Other Morgan This film quickly rose up to the top of my list of SXSW short films after viewing. It’s a hysterically absurd comedy. A young exterminator (Alison Rich) learns that there’s another version of her (Mary Holland) out in the world. As you can imagine, she begins to question all…

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Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping is Genius Satire

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping is a genius satire as the musical mockumentary genre gets an update for the 21st century. When we first meet singer/rapper Conner4Real (Andy Samberg) in Popstar, the former Conner Friel on the verge of releasing his sophomore album, Connquest.  It’s been some time since his former band, The Style Boyz, broke up.  While he’s still working with Owen Bouchard (Jorma Taccone), former bandmate Lawrence Dunn (Akiva Schaffer) has been pushed aside.  Much…

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