Waking Sleeping Beauty

As is the case every year at this time, we need to wrap things up. Much to our dismay, SXSW cannot go on forever. And while reviews will continue to post in the next week as we get caught up on screeners and anything we haven’t written up from the actual fest, we’re confident that we can present you with our picks for the 15 Best Films of SXSW 2010.



I had never heard of a British film called Tony; no buzz did I behold on any horror site and even when it was announced as part of the slate the publicity was oddly stifled. I really didn’t expect much from it, a bias based on nothing other than the fact that I had never heard of it and no one was talking it up. Despite my completely unfounded preconceived notion, Tony was an unassuming little film that knocked me on my ass.


SXSW Film 2010

We’re about a week and a half into our SXSW 2010 preview and we haven’t even scratched the surface yet. We have featured a few documentaries, a few competition films and a few big names. But we’ve yet to get into some of the edgier fair that is playing at South by next month. Up first is a serial killer from London named Tony (dir. Gerard Johnson). Looks like the story of a very skinner Milton from Office Space — only this guy goes one extra step in the process. A synopsis, photo gallery and trailer are below.



Just in time, the folks at South by Southwest (SXSW) have released their final additions to this year’s festival. Taking place from March 12 – 20, 2010, the 2010 edition of the film festival will feature a wide range of films. It will open with Matthew Vaughn’s Kick-Ass. And as we know now, it will close with Chris Morris’ Four Lions, a highly acclaimed film from this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Also on the list of additions are Spike Jonze’s great short I’m Here, a tale of robot love; Elijah Drenner’s American Grindhouse, an exploration of American exploitation films; and more…

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