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Austin-made doc re-creates the UT Tower massacre with stunningly powerful immediacy

New This Week

I'm Not Ashamed

The story of the first casualty in the Columbine school shooting

In a Valley of Violence

Ti West takes a break from horror with this Ethan Hawke Western

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Tom Cruise isn't having any fun in this boilerplate actioner

El Jeremías

A child savant searches for his destiny

Keeping Up With the Joneses

Silly cul-de-sac action comedy is a knockoff Mr. and Mrs. Smith

Long Way North

Lovely French-Danish production is an old-fashioned animated movie

Miss Hokusai

The life of an artist through the eyes of his daughter

Ouija: Origin of Evil

This horror sequel is vastly superior to its cheesy precursor

Tyler Perry's Boo!: A Madea Halloween

Tricks and treats with Tyler Perry

First-Run Movies

The Accountant

Math, mayhem, and murder abound in this somewhat confusing thriller

American Honey

Youths hit the road in this rambling epic

Bad Moms

Women can be comically raunchy and ill-behaved, too

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years

Ron Howard tackles the Beatles

The Birth of a Nation

Controversial slave uprising epic finally hits theatres

Blair Witch

Stay out of the (noisy) woods

Bridget Jones's Baby

Third time's a charm, if a bit forgettable

Captain Fantastic

Viggo Mortensen and family go off the grid

Deepwater Horizon

Mark Wahlberg stars in this throwback to Seventies disaster films


Holocaust courtroom drama parallels contemporary issues


A most dangerous game in the desert

The Disappointments Room

Kate Beckinsale moves into a haunted house

Don't Breathe

Home-invasion thriller is more methodical than innovative

The Dressmaker

Kate Winslet stars in this adaptation of the Australian best-seller

Finding Dory

If only Dory had ruby slippers, she could click her heels and be home

Florence Foster Jenkins

Meryl Streep plays the doyenne called “the worst singer in the world”


Austin's own Owen Egerton directs his first movie


Controversy aside, this reboot fails to hit the mark

The Girl on the Train

Another girl gone in this tedious adaptation

The Greasy Strangler

It's lewd, crude, and full of grease

Hell or High Water

Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, and Ben Foster shine in West Texas crime film

The Hollars

Domestic dramedy has flashes of magic

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Kiwi comedy offers a wealth of belly laughs

Independence Day: Resurgence

ID:R is probably everything you were expecting and less

Jack Reacher

Tom Cruise stars as the title character of Lee Child's novels in this thriller directed by the writer of Valkyrie and The Usual Suspects.

Jason Bourne

The former CIA op resurfaces in a new era of electronic surveillance

Kevin Hart: What Now?

Comic plays to record crowd in Philadelphia

Kubo and the Two Strings

Sublime animated movie is disguised as kids' fare

La Leyenda del Chupacabras

Dark animated tale may be too frightening for children

The Light Between Oceans

Gorgeous period melodrama fails to connect

The Magnificent Seven

Revisionist remake stars a diverse rainbow coalition


Heist comedy stars Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, and Kristin Wiig

Max Steel

A teen and an alien join forces in this superhero movie

Mechanic: Resurrection

Jason Statham returns as the beleaguered assassin

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life

Animation and reality collide in this paean to pubescence

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Tim Burton directs this film adaptation of the creepy kids' favorite

Nine Lives

Kevin Spacey gets trapped inside the body of his family's cat

No Manches Frida

A thief becomes a substitute teacher to get his loot

Queen of Katwe

This Disney film rises above the usual underdog sports cliches

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Austin fans have been dressing up and doing the "Time Warp" thing live for more than three decades. For more info, see

Sausage Party

An animated film for adults from Seth Rogen and friends

The Secret Life of Pets

Hollywood has the cure for those dog-day afternoons of summer


Oliver Stone tackles the famous whistleblower

Star Trek Beyond

The Enterprise crew get trapped on a hostile planet


These animated birds never quite achieve liftoff

Suicide Squad

Suicide Squad is done in by its own hand


Eastwood's film tells the story of the "miracle on the Hudson"

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