SXSW 2023 Review: “Hung Up on a Dream”

“We like music.” Robert Schwartzman’s documentary on British band The Zombies (“She’s Not There”, “Time of the Season”) is worth checking out whether you’ve been a fan for decades or if you’re just discovering them. In the beginning, I felt that there was too much of an emphasis on fans’ reactions. It would have been... Continue Reading →

SXSW 2023 Review: “I Used to Be Funny”

“Don’t think about Euphoria.” I Used to Be Funny addresses hard issues like PTSD, child endangerment, and sexual exploitation. Rachel Sennott turns in a great performance, as Sam, an au pair who has issues with PTSD that could keep her from pursuing her dream of a career in comedy. The film is funnier than it has... Continue Reading →

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