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Fantastic Fest Review: My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea
Do you miss MTV's Liquid Television? Are you still scarred from high school? Or do you just think James Cameron’s Titanic could’ve used more sharks? Then Fantastic Fest has good news: Comic book artist/writer turned writer/director, Dash Shaw, brought his debut feature, My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea, to Austin.

4:30PM Sat. Sep. 24, Ashley Moreno Read More | Comment »

Fantastic Fest Review: Age of Shadows
Quality espionage thrillers – especially those rooted in patriotism – purposefully convolute, only to be stripped and spun down to a base: a handful of altruistic truths.

2:45PM Sat. Sep. 24, Kahron Spearman Read More | Comment »

Fantastic Fest Review: Belief: The Possession of Janet Moses
We live in an era where convictions, no matter how baroque or bizarre, are expected to be treated as fact. But as the prosecutor in the case behind documentary Belief: The Possession of Janet Moses explains, "You can't just act on bizarre beliefs and kill someone, and nothing's done about it."

2:00PM Sat. Sep. 24, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Fantastic Fest Review: The Red Turtle
Writer/director Michaël Dudok de Wit’s new feature film, The Red Turtle (co-produced by Studio Ghibli), seems a far cry from Fantastic Fest’s staple horror and sci-fi lineup. But sometimes even the most worm-ridden zombie heart needs a little warming.

1:45PM Sat. Sep. 24, Ashley Moreno Read More | Comment »

Fantastic Fest Review: Safe Neighborhood
What was the difference between an Eighties John Hughes film and an Eighties Wes Craven movie? Pretty much just the body count. So what do you get if you mix the two? Safe Neighborhood, a deliciously subversive take on the home-invasion thriller.

1:25PM Sat. Sep. 24, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Fantastic Fest Review: A Dark Song
Magic is not science. It is not parlor tricks. It is not dancing widdershins around the cemetery at midnight. In A Dark Song, the revelatory debut feature from writer/director Liam Gavin, it is the dark pumping blood of the universe, a dangerous negotiation with implacable near-incomprehensible powers of light and dark.

8:00AM Sat. Sep. 24, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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Kaytranada’s Scrounge Face Fantasy
Montreal’s mercurial future-funk DJ/producer Kaytranada is starting to feel himself. Growing confident at every turn, the formerly bashful Haitian-Canadian born Kevin Celestin capably delivers the funk, and nothing but the funk, albeit updated for his millennial peers. Said community showed up to Emo’s Thursday night for just that.

3:50PM Fri. Sep. 23, Kahron Spearman Read More | Comment »

Norwood Trial: Verdict – Guilty
Mark Norwood was found guilty this afternoon for the January 1988 murder of Debra Baker. Twelve jurors reached their decision after just under two hours of deliberation. Norwood has been sentenced to life, which runs concurrent with the life sentence he received when he was found guilty in 2013 of Christine Morton’s 1986 murder.

2:33PM Fri. Sep. 23, Chase Hoffberger Read More | Comment »

Austin Film Society Celebrates Art House Theater Day
The international consortium of independent movie theatres Art House Convergence, along with Indiegogo, is bringing Art House Theater Day to cinemas across the country. The celebration of culture and community that arthouse theatres make possible will take place in over 195 theatres this Saturday, September 24.

2:30PM Fri. Sep. 23, Spencer Beghtol Read More | Comment »

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