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One in a Crowd: Florence and Living Springs

In this time of terrible drought, it seems Austinites feel closer than ever to the water that flows through the city. Web series Living Springs needs your help to explain the science, the history, and the cultural significance of Barton Springs. Read More | Comment »

Film 10:48AM Sun. Aug. 31, Richard Whittaker

DVDanger: Identity Crisis

"You're in my place." With those opening words, The Double (Magnolia) sums up that moment of pure existential fear that our lives are not our own. Read More | Comment »

DVD 6:00PM Sat. Aug. 30, Richard Whittaker

Outlander Is the Rare Adaptation That Gets It Right

Diana Gabaldon's best-selling Outlander book series has finally been brought to the small screen in a 16-episode series on the Starz cable network, making fans – and I'm one of them – deliriously happy. Read More | Comment »

Television 11:14AM Fri. Aug. 29, Virginia B. Wood

Local Video Game News

Overall it was a terrible week for makers and lovers of video games. Locally, things were significantly brighter with new shows, contests, and business deals to help cheer you up. Read More | Comment »

Gaming 8:00AM Fri. Aug. 29, James Renovitch

Housecore Horror: Satyricon Out, Napalm Death In

Black news for Scandinavian metal fans: Satyricon have dropped from the Housecore Horror Film Festival. Grindcore pioneers Napalm Death will crush the crowd in their stead. Read More | Comment »

Film 3:45PM Wed. Aug. 27, Richard Whittaker

Japanese Madness Overtakes Fantastic Fest

The latest from Studio Ghibli, insanity from cult directors Takashi Miike and Sion Sono, star power from Keanu Reeves and Jake Gyllenhaal, and the long-awaited history of Eighties VHS maniacs Cannon Films all just made the cut for the second round of Fantastic Fest titles. Plus, we have the first Fantastic Debate contender. Ding ding! Read More | Comment »

Film 2:00PM Wed. Aug. 27, Richard Whittaker

Make a Joyful Noise

Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton is as much a sketch of the artistic renaissance of post-World War II San Francisco as it is a focused portrait of this unique poet and filmmaker. Read More | Comment »

Film 9:50AM Wed. Aug. 27, Marjorie Baumgarten

Richard Attenborough: Tougher Than The Rest

Forget all the eulogies praising him as an aristocratic poet of cinema. The one time I met him, Lord Richard Attenborough was one tough bastard, puckish and funny. Read More | Comment »

Film 2:50PM Tue. Aug. 26, Richard Whittaker

This Time It’s Personal

So, students – you’re now discovering, that after buying your textbooks and shelling out for all your other necessities, there’s no cash left over for discretionary spending. That’s where the Austin Film Society’s new initiative – the Ed Lowry Student Film Program – will come in handy. Read More | Comment »

Film 11:50AM Tue. Aug. 26, Marjorie Baumgarten

DVDanger: Joe Swanberg's Horrible Times

"Definitely not the kind of films that I make," says Joe Swanberg, "but it's becoming the kind of films I'm acting in." Well, Mr. Swanberg, if you weren't so good at at horror films, people might not ask you to be in them. Read More | Comment »

DVD 9:00AM Sat. Aug. 23, Richard Whittaker

Blood Over Texas Gets Fleshy

Ah, the Eighties. When slashers minced and mangled, bodies were horrors, and poltergeists spent all their time harassing Midwestern families. Good times, good times, and local horror society Blood Over Texas wants to resurrect them with Splatterdrome, a celebration of all things terrible and technological. Read More | Comment »

Film 1:45PM Fri. Aug. 22, Richard Whittaker

One in a Crowd: 'More than 4 Hours'

Bryan Poyser has something to show you. But he may need to see a doctor and a film crew about it first. Read More | Comment »

Film 9:10AM Fri. Aug. 22, Richard Whittaker

MondoCon Unleashes Loaded Lineup

Just set up your line of credit now. MondoCon, the first convention dedicated to graphically inclined film fanatics at print mavens Mondo, has just announced its 2014 programming, plus the first poster for the Austin art crew from Alex Ross Read More | Comment »

Film 12:05PM Thu. Aug. 21, Richard Whittaker

Capital City Black Film Festival Returns

Now in its second year, the Capital City Black Film Festival has enjoyed enough increased attention and additional submissions to warrant a move to the more expansive Palmer Events Center. Read More | Comment »

Film 12:57PM Wed. Aug. 20, Kahron Spearman

Austin Film Festival Showcases Linklater, Cumberbatch

The Austin Film Festival has just announced its first wave of films for its 2014 gathering, with new movies starring Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones, James Franco, and (calm yourselves) Benedict Cumberbatch. Plus, Austin's most famous director finds himself on the other side of the lens for once. Read More | Comment »

Film 11:46AM Wed. Aug. 20, Richard Whittaker

Your Shortcut to FXX’s ‘The Simpsons’ Marathon

On Thursday, FXX launches an historic TV marathon, airing all 25 seasons of The Simpsons back to back to back. But since most of us can’t sit out work for 12 days straight to watch reruns, and recording 552 episodes would break even the hardiest of DVRs, we've whittled down the field to 11 not to miss. Read More | Comment »

Television 9:05AM Wed. Aug. 20

From Sin City to Odd City

Ain't nothing odd about a little sin. So it makes sense that Austin's newest suspects in the poster biz, Odd City, will be releasing a special Sin City: A Dame to Kill For print for the Austin Film Society screening of Robert Rodriguez's new super-stylized neo-retro-noir. Read More | Comment »

Film 1:01PM Sat. Aug. 16, Richard Whittaker

DVDanger: Of Teenage Turtles and Grown-Up Bronies

Answer honestly. Were you a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles kid, or a My Little Pony fan? And which are you now? Read More | Comment »

DVD 9:01AM Sat. Aug. 16, Richard Whittaker

Local Filmmaker Battles Plagiarizer

Here's a new twist on forgery. Somebody allegedly stole Clay Liford's short film, excised the credits, and labeled it as his own. Read More | Comment »

Film 3:40PM Fri. Aug. 15, Neha Aziz

One in a Crowd: 'Calls to Okies'

From Okie Noodling to Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo, Bradley Beesley is a familiar name around Austin's filmmaking community. But even if he lives in Austin, his roots remain in his native Oklahoma, and he's crowdfunding his latest documentary, Calls to Okies, to recall one Sooner State myth. Read More | Comment »

Film 9:30AM Fri. Aug. 15, Richard Whittaker

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