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Movie Review – Violation [SXSW]

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Violation (2021) has picked up distribution through the horror streaming service Shudder and is Unrated. By my little eye, it would be Rated-R for full-frontal male nudity, swears, mostly off-camera rape, people being bludgeoned, burned, pulverized, etc. This film premiered at SXSW Online on March 18, 2021.

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Movie Review – Female comedians bring laughs, honest reality to ‘Hysterical’ doc [SXSW]

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FX’s documentary Hysterical provides an inside look at the challenges and history of female comedians — from Moms Mabley in the 1920s to today’s hottest comics like Nikki Glaser and Iliza Shlesinger — why they got into comedy, the uphill battle they faced, their role models, and the road ahead that is still being paved. This film premiered at SXSW Online on March 16, 2021.

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Movie Review – ‘The Courier’ delivers for the most discerning spy-thriller fans

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There’s enough offered throughout The Courier to hold the attention of discerning fans of the genre and perhaps even those with a penchant for more action-based spy-thrillers come the third act. The credits allow a glimpse into the real Greville Wynne and his “regular” guy manners, underscoring that regular people are doing brave and audacious things every day. It just so happens this guy had a hand in saving us all.

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SXSW Documentary Round-Up – Sasquatch, Hysterical, Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil, WeWork

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March 16th marked the first day of SXSW Online. This is Movie Reelist’s fourth year (if last year counts) covering the film tracks portion of the festival. This year’s slate provides a substantial list of documentary films. This is our documentary film bite-size review round-up.