Best of the New Releases: Tony
Tony, the debut feature film from writer/director Gerard Johnson, made the festival rounds starting in Edinburgh and Slamdance before screening here in Austin as part of the 2010 SXSW film festival. This small British character study has certainly raised some eyebrows, including those that adorn our own Alison Nastasi, who seemed to like the film when she reviewed it back in March. Clocking in at a startlingly brief 76 minutes, Tony seems to be worth a look.
Also in the new release category this week is High Plains Invaders, the new entry in the Maneater series. This old west throwback film focuses on a small group taking refuge to try to survive an infestation. An infestation of what, you may well ask? According to the Amazon description the small town is overrun by "uranium based insectoid creatures." No, dear reader, I'm not kidding. That should be all you need to know to decide whether or not High Plains Invaders is your particular cup of tea. Me? Oh, you know I'm in. They had me at "uranium."