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Louis Black



Louis Black is co-founder of The Austin Chronicle, where he is editor, and SXSW, of which he is a Director. A founding board member of the Austin Film Society, Black was a producer on Margaret Brown's documentaries Be Here To Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt and the Peabody Award-winning The Order Of Myths. He produced the first ever DVD release of Eagle Pennell's 1978 indie classic The Whole Shootin’ Match.

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Life Itself

The life of Roger Ebert is celebrated in this documentary by the director of Hoop Dreams.

Film Review, Jul. 10, 2014

Demagoguery Disguised as Documentary

What is the difference between Dinesh D'Souza and Michael Moore?

Screens Daily, Jul. 8, 2014 1:15 PM

America: Imagine the World Without Her

Another book by conservative political commentator Dinesh D'Souza gets the documentary treatment.

Film Review, Jul. 3, 2014


This companion piece to the Oscar-nominated documentary Restrepo revisits the men who fought in Afghanistan's deadly Korengal Valley.

Film Review, Jun. 26, 2014

Jersey Boys

Even though Clint Eastwood guides this Broadway hit to film, there’s not much new in this rise-and-fall, music-biz story.

Film Review, Jun. 19, 2014

22 Jump Street

Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill again go undercover in this frequently delightful mess.

Film Review, Jun. 12, 2014


Angelina Jolie stars in this Disney tale that promises to be a visual stunner.

Film Review, Jun. 5, 2014

Chinese Puzzle

A large extended family becomes the natural, yet sometimes awkward outgrowth of modern-day relationships In this romantic piece from France.

Film Review, May. 29, 2014

Rio 2

The animated blue macaw family takes a trip back to the Amazon.

Film Review, Apr. 17, 2014


Ugly and mean-spirited, this Schwarsenegger action film starts off badly, and gets dumber as it progresses.

Film Review, Mar. 27, 2014

Son of God

This biopic is strictly for easily-entertained believers.

Film Review, Mar. 6, 2014

Getting Crazy

A whirlwind tour of Arkush's 1983 feature

Screens Daily, Feb. 14, 2014 9:00 AM

Endless Love

New era, same old story: young passions, forbidden love, and parents who just don't understand.

Film Review, Feb. 13, 2014

Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2014: Animation

Five works of superior, ambitious animation.

Film Review, Feb. 6, 2014

The Monuments Men

George Clooney's star-studded account of the Allied rescue of the stolen art treasures of WW2 has many great scenes but no center.

Film Review, Feb. 6, 2014

The Saratov Approach

This faith-based, true-life thriller tells the story of two Mormon missionaries who were kidnapped and held for ransom while serving in Russia in 1998.

Film Review, Jan. 30, 2014

Labor Day

An escaped convict finds a family of sorts in this new drama by Jason Reitman.

Film Review, Jan. 30, 2014

Gimme Shelter

Vanessa Hudgeons stars in this bland exercise in very serious and meaningful young-adult drama.

Film Review, Jan. 23, 2014

The Legend of Hercules

Kellan Lutz muscles his way into classical mythology.

Film Review, Jan. 16, 2014

The Trials and Success of Tom Laughlin's 'Billy Jack'

Politics and pacifism on the East Coast

Screens Daily, Jan. 2, 2014 10:30 AM

Inside 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

A contrarian view

Screens Daily, Dec. 27, 2013 4:07 PM

47 Ronin

Keanu Reeves is a samurai warrior fighting supernatural forces in this twist on the ancient Japanese tale.

Film Review, Dec. 27, 2013

Dave Van Ronk and a Bitter Chill

Remembering the folksinger who inspired 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

Screens Daily, Dec. 19, 2013 10:00 AM

Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas

The auteur from Atlanta dons his Madea drag once more to spread holiday cheer.

Film Review, Dec. 19, 2013

Walking With Dinosaurs

This visually ambitious animated film looks promising until its corny plot gets going.

Film Review, Dec. 19, 2013

The Broken Circle Breakdown

A powerful romantic adventure drives the heart of this Belgian melodrama about family and bluegrass music.

Film Review, Dec. 5, 2013


This Jason Statham actioner is mostly predictable, but throws a few curveballs and ends up being surprisingly entertaining.

Film Review, Nov. 27, 2013

The Christmas Candle

This inspirational film is as picturesque and beautiful as a holiday card but equally two-dimensional.

Film Review, Nov. 22, 2013


The simplification and beatification of Diana, Princess of Wales, is perpetuated in this movie.

Film Review, Nov. 22, 2013


The short happy life and quick assassination of ASK

Features Feature, Nov. 21, 2013

Free Birds

Animated film about the Turkey Liberation Front and the first Thanksgiving is ideologically cute, but unremarkable.

Film Review, Oct. 31, 2013

The Fifth Estate

It's the story of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks before they became household names.

Film Review, Oct. 25, 2013

Escape Plan

Stallone and Schwarzenegger team up for double the fun.

Film Review, Oct. 25, 2013

Jonathan Demme Presents …

AFF awardee reprises screening of Texan Eighties classics

Screens Daily, Oct. 24, 2013 2:00 PM

Grace Unplugged

A talented Christian teen must choose between her faith and superstardom.

Film Review, Oct. 11, 2013

Pulling Strings

This bilingual romantic comedy hopes to follow in the footsteps of the U.S. box-office sensation Instructions Not Included.

Film Review, Oct. 4, 2013

Generation Iron

This doc about bodybuilders vying for the Mr. Olympia title is narrated by Mickey Rourke.

Film Review, Oct. 4, 2013

Battle of the Year

In this dance competish, it's U.S.A. all the way.

Film Review, Sep. 27, 2013

Instructions Not Included

In this Mexican film, a man who's raised an abandoned child for six years is confronted by the birth mother who suddenly wants the girl back.

Film Review, Sep. 6, 2013


Ethan Hawke and Selena Gomez try, but they can't getaway from this action mess.

Film Review, Aug. 30, 2013

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