Through the Plexi-Glass: The Last Days of the San Jose – SXSW 2021 Review

There has always been a weird subsection of art and media that we need to address more – poverty porn. Movies, reality television, and even work hanging in our galleries all depict the working class and those suffering from poverty.  Many filmmakers use these people to highlight the struggles many face in wealthy countries. However, one could find themselves squirming, as though we are supposed … Continue reading Through the Plexi-Glass: The Last Days of the San Jose – SXSW 2021 Review

Offseason – SXSW 2021 Review

by Anton Bitel Aside from an attention-grabbing prologue and the occasional flashback, OffSeason is set entirely on the coastal island of Lone Palm just as the last summer tourists leave. The key word here is ‘off’ – for although this is a pleasure resort whose blue-skied beaches are for half the year full of people and life, once the season comes to an end and … Continue reading Offseason – SXSW 2021 Review