SXSW 2021: Five movies that we are excited to see!

ArtHouseFilmWire is going to SXSW 2021, virtually, of course.  Yes, despite COVID-19, this world famous film festival is on from March 16 – 20.  Rather than opening up Austin movie screens, SXSW is opening up its online screening app, so we can all watch features, docs, shorts, and Q&A sessions from home. The festival is not just open to movie critics, industry types, and publicists.  It’s open to the general public as well, and it’s not too late to sign up!   It’s an expensive ticket, and currently $399 for an…

Movie of the Week: ‘The Concert’

Do you miss concerts?  Yea, we do too, but with a COVID-19 vaccine around the corner, perhaps your favorite musical acts will soon arrive at a venue near you!   In the meantime, here’s one of our favorites from 2009, “The Concert”, a stand-up-and-cheer crowd pleaser! “The Concert” (2009) – Sometimes, life presents opportunities for second chances, and director Radu Mihaileanu’s offbeat story features a most worthy one.  In “The Concert”, Andrey Filipov (Aleksey Guskov) has been looking for a second chance for 30 years.  Andrey currently works as a janitor…

Movie of the Week: ‘Toni Erdmann’

AHFW’s Movie of the Week reaches across the pond to Germany and the Oscar-nominated “Toni Erdmann” (2016).  Who is Toni Erdmann?  Well, no character in the movie is officially named Toni Erdmann, but Winfried (Peter Simonischek) – a father desperately seeking attention from his daughter Ines (Sandra Huller) – actually creates an alter-ego with the said moniker. Really?  Yes, and AHFW not only thinks that Huller deserved the 2016 Best Actress Oscar, but director Maren Ade’s picture is one of the very best of the decade! Here’s our full review:…