It’s March, my peoples, so we’ve fled the icy confines of Boston to the balmy and beautiful climes of Austin for the South-By-Southwest Film Festival. It’s our third time covering the fest, and this one looks like the best we’ve been to yet. From new films by Jordan Peele, Harmony Korine, and Riley Stearns, to comedies from Kumail Nanjiani and the Superbad gang, there’s just so much to see and do in Austin throughout the next week.
We’ve been fortunate enough to check out some of the biggest hits screening at the festival already: Little Monsters, Teen Spirit, The Inventor, and Greener Grass, and you should go check those reviews out if you’re interested in seeing them. Otherwise, here are our picks for the five movies we absolutely cannot wait to check out at SXSW this year.
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The opening night film of the SXSW Film Festival may very well prove to be its best, and leave it to Jordan Peele to make it nearly impossible to follow an opening act. It’s like when the smartest kid in your class goes first on presentation day and absolutely nails it with wit, charm and detail: How the hell are you going to get that A now, now that the bar’s set so high? You have most definitely seen a trailer for this film probably at some point, so we’ll just give you the bare-bones synopsis: Happy family (Winston Duke, Lupita N’yongo) meets doppelgängers while on vacation, craziness ensures. We’re excited to see what Peele has up his sleeve for us next, and you better bet we’re going to be in line as soon as we possibly can. Some say we might even be in it right now.