Variety Compiles A List Of The Best Films From This Years SXSW Festival

The SXSW festival convened over the past few weeks in Austin, TX. The festival showcased show of the best creatives in the areas of film, music and technology.

A big focus this year was the film industry. This included a showcase of some films that could be the biggest of this year.

Variety compiled a list of 11 films they thought were the best. Read their complete film list below:

1. Alice
2. Booksmart
3. Boyz in the Wood
4. Ernie & Joe
5. The Hottest August
6. Mickey and the Bear
7. Saint Frances
8. Snatchers
9. Sword of Trust
10. Tread
11. Yes, God, Yes

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Actor Vince Lozano Stars In “Acts Of Desperation,” Film Set For Release Later This Month

A desperate cop on the edge is obsessed over the fact that his beautiful, but frantic wife is having an affair. At the same time, he tracks a desperately shrewd bank robber.

A robber who is falling in love with a desperately obsessed woman whose life he just saved from suicide. As if that’s not enough, he is also being blackmailed by two desperately unhinged street criminals who will stop at nothing to get their money.

Time is running out for all of them as their worlds collide. Watch the full trailer below:

Highly-Anticipated Horror-Comedy ‘Alien Party Crashers’ Gets North American Release This March

The highly anticipated sci-fi horror comedy Alien Party Crashers (fka ‘Canaries’) is available on VOD and DVD this March from High Octane Pictures.

From Welsh writer/director Peter Stray comes the frighteningly fun story of a group of friends at a New Year’s Eve bash in the Welsh Valley, who must fight against an invasion force of time travelling aliens.

The film stars Robert Pugh (”Game Of Thrones”, ”Doctor Who”, Master & Commander) and Hannah Daniel (Netflix’s ”Hinterland”).
Alien Party Crashers is now available on VOD and DVD from High Octane Pictures.

Disney Recreates Past Magic In Official Trailer For “Aladdin”

Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ remake has been a source of criticism from past. Fans of the classic film weren’t thrilled with its initial teaser.

However, fans are singing a new tune after seeing the latest trailer for the film. The songs, dancing and of course the lovable genie are all there.

The film looks absolutely wonderful. Watch the full trailer below:

Human-Trafficking Thriller “Carga” Gets Dark And Arrives On DVD/VOD This March

Rating: 3/5
Review by Richard Caldwell

As individuals, we all have ways that we see our lives turning out. The quest for betterment can carry us down strange roads. Often roads unseen leading to villages unheard of. In some of those villages terrible things happen & “Carga” is one of the latest films to speak on one of those things. That thing would be human sex trafficking.

This film follows young Viktoriya’s journey to a better life. After setting out on her quest, Viktoriya finds herself in a terrible situation. The young woman soon finds herself falling victim to a sex trafficking network. A network that sends woman to many different countries. Viktoriya is one of their latest victims.

This film is a good one. It touches upon important social issues. It also shows viewers how easy it is to get caught up in a terrible situation. Sex trafficking is a horrific crime. This film is definitely for mature audiences. Overall, I think viewers seeking more insight into the world of sex traffickers will enjoy it.

Watch The Premiere That Everyone’s Talking About, Absolutely Free On HBO

Discover a new chapter in the story that captivated the world. Watch the premiere of the compelling four-part documentary series.

It’s about the 1999 disappearance and murder of high school student Hae Min Lee. It also touches on the subsequent arrest and conviction of her ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed.

The Case Against Adnan Syed picks up where Serial left off. New details and groundbreaking revelations emerge that question the state’s case. Watch it now here.