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Sean L. Malin

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Making Tragedy Funny Again at Moontower Comedy

Stand-ups pull punch lines out of personal traumas

Arts Feature, Apr. 20, 2017

Readily Apparent Media on Their Basketball Doc

Local production house goes for the fast break

Screens Feature, Apr. 13, 2017

Mustang Island Premieres at Dallas International Film Festival

Craig Elrod and Nathan Smith screen their latest starring Macon Blair

Screens Feature, Mar. 30, 2017

A Guide to Austin Stand-Up: Comics

The stand-up people behind the city’s comedy scene

Arts Feature, Mar. 30, 2017

A Guide to Austin Stand-Up: Venues

Where to find the funny in town

Arts Feature, Mar. 30, 2017

A Guide to Austin Stand-Up: Showcases

Laughs on the regular

Arts Feature, Mar. 30, 2017

Austin Filmmaker Shelby Hadden on Her Film “Tightly Wound”

Catharsis through animation

Screens Feature, Mar. 23, 2017

SXSW Film Review: The Work

Sensitive look at the prison system is a reminder of common humanity

SXSW Daily, Mar. 16, 2017 5:00 PM

SXSW Film Review: Lemon

An excoriating critique of white privilege dotted with funny freaks

SXSW Daily, Mar. 16, 2017 4:00 PM


Engaged, celebratory doc is far more than just food porn

Screens Feature, Mar. 16, 2017

SXSW Comedy Review: A Good Trip With Shane Mauss

Mauss lights up Hideout with cleverness and faux-slacker charm

Arts Daily, Mar. 15, 2017 2:50 PM

SXSW Comedy Review: Witch Taint: The Black Metal Dialogues Live!

Blackest metal and droll humor combine for nonstop laughs

Arts Daily, Mar. 14, 2017 5:00 PM

SXSW Film Review: Ramblin' Freak

A grieving millennial goes on the road again

SXSW Daily, Mar. 14, 2017 1:00 PM

SXSW Film Review: The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin

Biographical doc tamely depicts a vigorous life

SXSW Daily, Mar. 13, 2017 4:30 PM

SXSW Film Review: Walk With Me

Mindfulness guru takes center stage in profound nonfiction weeper

SXSW Daily, Mar. 13, 2017 3:56 PM

SXSW Comedy Review: Comedy Bang! Bang!

Aukerman’s high-wire absurdism makes for an electric live show

Arts Daily, Mar. 13, 2017 2:00 PM

SXSW Panel: A Conversation With Bob Odenkirk

Two legendary comic voices shoot the shit with warmth and sincerity

SXSW Daily, Mar. 13, 2017 1:40 PM

SXSW Film Review: A Bad Idea Gone Wrong

The very model of a modern major indie comedy

SXSW Daily, Mar. 12, 2017 5:35 AM

SXSW Film Review: The Strange Ones

High-caliber thriller achieves the perfect balance of story and mood

SXSW Daily, Mar. 12, 2017 12:15 AM

SXSW Film Review: Barbecue

Engaged, celebratory doc is far more than just food porn

SXSW Daily, Mar. 11, 2017 12:53 PM

Aaron Katz’s Gemini Is a Stylish L.A. Mystery

SXSW alum returns with a new feature

Screens Feature, Mar. 9, 2017

Small Town Crime Is a Nasty Bit of Noir

The Nelms brothers and John Hawkes team up for trouble

Screens Feature, Mar. 9, 2017

Eye Wide Open on Lance Letscher

With two major solo shows and a new documentary about him, the Austin collage artist readies to be seen in a new way

Arts Feature, Mar. 2, 2017

Niche Streaming Sites for the Holidays

Give the gift of worlds of entertainment just a click away

Screens Feature, Nov. 17, 2016

Austin Film Festival Film Review: Homestate

Endearing local feature pops with authenticity and nuance

Screens Daily, Oct. 17, 2016 1:45 PM

Austin Film Festival Review: Shorts Program 10 – Everything’s Shorter in Texas

Series highlights strong range of local filmmakers

Screens Daily, Oct. 16, 2016 3:00 PM

Austin Film Festival Review: An Acquired Taste

Locavore youth documentary debut aims to please

Screens Daily, Oct. 16, 2016 2:00 PM

Q&A With Kurt Braunohler

The absurdist comic has a seriously bright future

Arts Daily, Sep. 16, 2016 4:50 PM

Casting Director Toni Brock on 30-Plus Years of Putting Texans Onscreen

The role of a lifetime

Screens Feature, Sep. 1, 2016

Experimental Response Cinema Rises to the Surface

Avant-gardians of Austin’s underground films

Screens Feature, Aug. 18, 2016

Anna Rose Holmer on Her Feature Debut The Fits

"You had to just direct from this more guttural place and go for it"

Screens Feature, Jul. 21, 2016

Killer Lineup

Black Widow Cinema brings a much-needed dose of "lady vengeance" to Austin

Screens Feature, Jul. 7, 2016

Mike Osborne: Man of the Moment

Photographer Mike Osborne is looking for the bigger picture in the world we share

Arts Feature, Jun. 9, 2016

Cult of Personality

Filmmaker Will Allen jumps back into his Holy Hell

Screens Feature, May. 26, 2016

Looking at the Big Picture

Paramount Summer Classic Film Series goes large

Screens Feature, May. 19, 2016

Imagining the Real

UT's East Austin Stories documents evolving landscape

Screens Feature, May. 5, 2016

Pushing Past La Periferia

Cine Las Americas Film Festival aims for a wider reach

Screens Feature, Apr. 28, 2016

Moontower Review: New York’s Finest

No Garofalo, no problem for this gifted crowd of up-and-comers

Arts Daily, Apr. 25, 2016 11:45 AM

Moontower Review: David Cross

At the Paramount, Cross makes nastiness great again (again)

Arts Daily, Apr. 23, 2016 4:45 PM

Moontower Review: Maria Bamford

This Moontower favorite set the Paramount abuzz

Arts Daily, Apr. 22, 2016 1:30 PM

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