This year's South by SouthWet (SXSW) Film Festival wrapped up this past weekend, marred by a horrifying drunk driving accident earlier in the week, but continuing for a few days beyond that as the music part of the festival kicked off.
For whatever reason, this didn't seem like a year with any sort of real breakout film like last year's Short Term 12
, but I also didn't see nearly as many movies at the festival as I would have liked and missed a number of movies I definitely wanted to see like David Gordon Green's Joe
and Space Station 76
, starring Patrick Wilson and Liv Tyler. Of course, it would have been nice to have seen some of this year's award winners
as well, but I only caught one of those.
While I'm not going to do the normal "Best of the Fest" list because I'm not sure I saw enough movies I really loved to do one, I basically will write a little something about every movie I saw either before or during SXSW and what I thought of them. Many of them already have distribution and will be released over the next few months but a few of them are still looking. Just to make things a little more fun, we'll go from the best movie we saw to the worst, though really, we didn't see that many bad movies either.