photo by Cinema Blend's Katey Rich, from her Twitter.
Saturday was the last day of the film festival part of South by Southwest, though there hasn't been much movie-related excitement since the music section began on Wednesday. Thank you very much, Hole. Anyway, now that the film bloggers have had their last supper of BBQ (see above) and are heading home, it's time for a final look at all our coverage since Monika's mid-way roundup and some of our favorite stuff from friends around the web. However, reviews from our writers will continue to be posted for the next few days.
See you next year, Austin and SXSW!
Celebrity Sightings: The Runaways star Kristen Stewart spotted in a red leather dress! Cinema Blend also has a ton of photos from the film's post-screening Q&A, where there was apparently a wardrobe malfunction. I also hear Courtney Love is in town with some band.
Our Coverage: Kick-Ass (not Kick-Ass) interviews with the ladies of SXSW from Jen Yamato include Skateland star Ashley Greene and (okay this time for real) Kick-Ass star Chloe Moretz. Erik Childress interviewed The Ride director Meredith Danluck and Kevin Kelly talked to Mr. Niceactor Rhys Ifans -- including stuff onHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
On the review side, Scott Weinberg putsCenturion into perspective we can get excited about: "Imagine a flick like Braveheart, 300, Gladiator, or King Arthur, only those films have just been stripped of all those boring scenes about kings and princes, peasants and slaves, taxes and trades, and all that jazz."
Jette Kernion writes that Google Baby"has some strong moments, but I wished the story arc was stronger." Eugene Novikov reviewed the "astonishing" and "heart-pounding" documentary The Red Chapel. Kevin Kelly writes that Mr. Nice "serves to make you want to read the book, simply because the movie can't contain the entire story. It also feels emotionally flat through much of the film."
Peter Martin callsThe Canal Street Madam "a compulsively watchable documentary." John Gholson reviewsLife 2.0 at SciFi Squad: "By putting a human face on the participants, Spingarn-Koff is able to help us understand the society of Second Life, while creating an incredibly compelling human drama."
At Horror Squad,Peter Hall writes about Suck: "even though it's a comedy, should reclaim for horror fans an inch of the vampire ground we lost in the war with That Which Will Not Be Named." Luke Mullen writes that Amer is interesting as an experiment but "just doesn't work as a film."