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Austin Film Festival Review: Youth in Oregon
Youth in Oregon, the closing night film of the Austin Film Festival, turned out to be a disappointing family dramedy. Yet the oodles of Dove chocolates the festival sponsor handed out to patrons as they departed the Paramount Theatre had everyone ending the fest on a sweet note.

2:15PM Sat. Oct. 22, Marjorie Baumgarten Read More | Comment »

DVDanger: She Who Must Burn
It begins with a murder: a doctor shot in the face by a religious zealot. It ends with a massacre. And in between, indie horror She Who Must Burn is a chilling indictment of the fanaticism of the modern evangelical anti-abortion movement.

1:45PM Sat. Oct. 22, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

With Ti West In a Valley of Violence
The Western is a forgery. There are white hats and black hats, and bullets leave no blood. Not in In a Valley of Violence, the new revisionist horse opera from writer/director Ti West. He said, "You're forced to see what violence really is. It's your friend, dead in a tub. It's not a movie moment."

10:00AM Fri. Oct. 21, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Listen to MondoCon
Remember when local print empire Mondo was just dedicated to filling up your wall space? With MondoCon, its annual gathering of film poster and paraphernalia fans, coming up this weekend, the team is taking over your record player, too.

9:00AM Fri. Oct. 21, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Austin Film Festival Review: Long Live Death
German crime thriller Long Live Death kicks off with a throwback: a very Seventies credit sequence, all brutal close-ups and blaring horn sections. But that kitsch disappears the instant the camera shifts to hood-eyed detective Felix Murot (Ulrich Tukur), gazing with broken disinterest at yet another murder scene.

7:15PM Wed. Oct. 19, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Austin Film Festival Review: Two Trains Runnin'
Freedom Summer began in June 1964. Yet alongside the Northern college students who famously traveled to the South to work in the voter-registration drives and the movement to end the country’s Jim Crow laws, another cultural train sallied forth: the reclamation of forgotten black blues musicians.

4:40PM Wed. Oct. 19, Marjorie Baumgarten Read More | Comment »

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Austin Film Festival Review: The Cliff
From Rosemary's Baby to The Sacrament, filmmakers have been obsessed with the twisted vision of cults. Austin Film Festival Dark Matters Features competition jury award winner The Cliff (aka Acantilado) continues the tradition with a distinctly Iberian twist.

1:30PM Tue. Oct. 18, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Austin Film Festival Review: The Big Spoon
You’re in love, you’re cohabitating, you’re sharing your life with another person, and then you realize it’s a match made nowhere near heaven. Or at least it’s no longer sustainable.

1:00PM Tue. Oct. 18, Jessi Cape Read More | Comment »

Austin Film Festival Review: Chronesthesia
A total head-trip of a movie in all the right ways, this feature debut from New Zealand filmmaker Hayden J. Weal deftly sidesteps genre boundaries and comes up feeling utterly unique.

12:15PM Tue. Oct. 18, Marc Savlov Read More | Comment »

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