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Infestation: SXSW Reviews

11 Submitted by on Tue, 25 March 2014, 09:58

Man, we saw SO many films at SXSW this year, there’d be just no way to get to talk about them all, so we decided to pull out some of the cream of the crop, get Martin, Brian, Chris and Richard Whittaker to gather together, and exchange notes on them. We only wish you had access to see these right now! Hopefully, soon enough most of these will get some sort of release in a theater (or at least a netflix) near you.

Movies discussed:

Jimi: All By My Side

Andre 3000 plays the famous guitarist in a pre-fame year of his life.


The director of The Blair Witch Project is still scared of the woods, but now specifically of bigfoot in those woods.


Mary Elizabeth Winstead has been kidnapped by a washed-up deprogrammer to get her to abandon the cult she belongs to and rejoin her family, but this guy has got his work cut out for him.


Mark Duplass hires a videographer to follow him around and create a portrait of his life for his unborn child, since he’s dying of cancer. But he’s unnaturally needy and maybe even extremely dangerous.

The Guest

The director and writer of You’re Next create this twisty horror thriller about a soldier back from Afghanistan who befriends the family of a fallen comrade, only to slowly reveal the dark truth about himself.


A young female criminal is forced into house arrest with a family she can’t stand, and apparently a nasty ghost as well.

What We Do in the Shadows

Jemaine Clement co-directs and stars in the comedy break-out hit of the festival, playing in this mockumentary one of a group of pathetic vampires who live together in a flat in New Zealand.


Amy Pon…er…Karen Gillan has come to greet her younger brother from his release from a psychiatric institute, only to tell him that he’s not crazy because all the insane ghosty stuff he saw as a kid, including the possession of his father and mother that led to murder, were all true, and now it’s time to confront the ghost of the mirror with…SCIENCE!

The Infinite Man

A scientist who has invented time travel uses it to try and fix a failed anniversary weekend with his girlfriend, has to deal with a steadily growing number of multiple numbers of himself as his travels loop back in on themselves.


A guy joins a very strange band with aims to head to SXSW music festival, that has a very strange leader named Frank, who never takes off the large paper-mache head he wears. Stars Maggie Gyllenhaal, Domhnall Gleeson and…we can’t tell you.

Among the Living

Those crazy French horror filmmakers who distressed the living crap out of everybody with Inside bring you this tale of some young boys on a care-free summer day who when playing around inside an abandoned film studio see something they shouldn’t have, and end up being stalked by a evil clown (or something).



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Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.