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Christopher Campbell checks in with a review of 'The City Dark.' Of the film, Campbell concludes "More entertaining than enlightening, and at many times gorgeous to look at, as long as there's nothing for you to watch in the night sky anymore, 'The City Dark' is worth viewing as a substitute for stargazing, even if that might make you a bit sad on multiple levels to do so..."
Scott Weinberg reviews 'Girl Walks Into a Bar,' for Cinematical, calling it, "Half an anthology piece, of sorts, and half an "all in one night" neo-noir dark comedy, 'Girl Walks Into a Bar' is about as "experimental" a flick you'll find outside the festival circuit -- it actually debuted on YouTube following its SXSW world premiere -- but it's also unexpectedly breezy, quick-witted, and rather fun."
Peter Hall on festival favorite 'Attack the Block:' Remember when you were a teenager and had long, late-night talks with friends in between viewings of 'Predator,' 'Gremlins,' 'The Monster Squad,' or any number of other classic sci-fi/horror/action hybrids, wondering what you would do if aliens, monsters or demons ever invaded your neighborhood? Remember how you debated on end about what weapons you would use, where you'd go to hide and how much inhuman ass you would kick while saving the world? If you answered yes, then prepare to meet the movie of your Mountain Dew fueled dreams: Joe Cornish's 'Attack the Block.'
Our review of 'Paul' is upcoming; Cinematical's William Goss Tweeted, " 'Paul' has some rough geek-baiting gags, but I was won over by the time characters were making sly 'Capturing the Friedmans' references."
So far, distributors are lining up, but actual buys haven't happened for feature films debuting or otherwise being exhibited at the SXSW Film Festival, but THR suggests that two films are close to deals: 'Kill List' and 'Kumare.'