The Screening Room, the Dallas Morning News movie blog, is doing a thorough job covering films showing at Austin's South by Southwest festival. It's moving so quickly over there that you half-expect the blog to go "Tilt."
Due to a recent Federal Trade Commission decision, I think it best to reveal that, yes, I receive free admission to most of the films that I review. This is the standard practice among film reviewers, and it does not affect my opinion. Unless noted otherwise, you should assume that I received free admission. I have never been on a junket and I do not plan to start. Although in the future, it is possible that I might decide to start interviewing actors, directors, etc.
K. Bowen is a freelance film critic whose work appears at Buzzine, Screen Comment and Stage and Cinema. Previously, he served as the film critic for Star Community Newspapers, reaching more than 100,000 people in the North Dallas area.