SXSW Movie Review: Dreams with Sharp Teeth

Dreams with Sharp Teeth

Dreams with Sharp Teeth, a twenty-six-years-in-the-making bio-doc on the life, times, rants, and raves of science fiction writer/raconteur Harlan Ellison directed by Erik Nelson, is a perfect primer for anyone unfamiliar with Ellison’s contributions to the written word, television, and film. Be forewarned, though, Nelson gives Ellison free reign to express his dissatisfaction about anything and everything, from television as opiate (an old argument, that) to creator rights in a tangled, media-saturated world. As fascinating as Dreams with Sharp Teeth is, it’s also frustrating for the questions Nelson doesn’t ask (probably to avoid a patented Ellison rant or rave about whatever subject crosses his path).

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8 New SXSW Movie Trailers

SXSW Film Festival

A new batch of movie trailers for film playing at the 2008 South By Southwest film festival have hit the interwebs. Check out the trailers for Beautiful Losers, FrontRunners, Nerdcore Rising, Mister Foe, Yeast, The Ostrich Testimonies, Present Company, and Dreams With Sharp Teeth after the jump. Also we have included a round up of links to other SXSW Movie trailers below.
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21 To Open 2008 SXSW Film Festival

SXSW

Matt Dentler just sent out the first batch of announced titles for the 2008 South by Southwest Film Festival. The MIT/Vegas gambling heist adaptation 21 will open the fest. Other films include Dreams With Sharp Teeth, a doc about sci-fi author Harlan Ellison, Michael Radford’s (The Post Man) Flawless starring Michael Caine and Demi Moore, the David Schwimmer directed Simon Pegg comedy Run Fatboy Run which premiered at Toronto, Wild Blue Yonder and At the Death House Door. Read the full press release after the jump.
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