Leah Churner

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Pilot Light
Pilot Light
Previously doomed shows finally air at ATX TV Fest

Screens, June 6, 2013

Revew: Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's
Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's
This doc about the storied department store stays relentlessly on-message.

Movie Review, May 24, 2013

At Any Price
This family drama puts a human face on corporate agribusiness.

Movie Review, May 17, 2013

The Dirty Dozen (1967)
The Dirty Dozen (1967)
Twelve convicted felons

Screens, May 16, 2013

Revew: The Angels' Share
The Angels' Share
Scottish social-realist director Ken Loach is back with a new movie about young delinquents and a whisky-distillery heist.

Movie Review, May 3, 2013

Revew: No Place on Earth
No Place on Earth
A spelunker in the Ukraine turns amateur sleeuth as he tries to make sense of the remnants he finds in a cave: They were left by Jews who hid there from the Nazis.

Movie Review, May 3, 2013

Revew: Disconnect
Disconnect
This mawkish, preachy picture about technophobia has already dated itself.

Movie Review, April 26, 2013

Revew: Graceland
Graceland
Ron Morales’ hostage thriller is a fluorescent-lit tour of the city’s seedy underbelly.

Movie Review, April 26, 2013

Revew: Scary Movie 5
Scary Movie 5
This parodic auto-mash-up of Paranormal Activity, Black Swan, The Evil Dead, and more is even worse than you think.

Movie Review, April 19, 2013

You Gotta Have the Mettle
You Gotta Have the Mettle
Legendary Texas doc 'Hands on a Hard Body' keeps on truckin'

Screens, April 18, 2013

Revew: The Place Beyond the Pines
The Place Beyond the Pines
A melodrama, multigenerational epic, heist film, and motorcycle-fetish movie are all rolled into one in this Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper headliner.

Movie Review, April 12, 2013

Revew: Somebody Up There Likes Me
Somebody Up There Likes Me
Bob Byington's filmed-in-Austin, indie comedy takes place over decades as a guy wanders through life with (scene-stealing) coaching from his best friend, played by Nick Offerman.

Movie Review, April 5, 2013

Revew: Wrong
Wrong
Quentin Dupieux, the director of Rubber, is back with another film brimming with encounters with the bizarre and surreal.

Movie Review, March 29, 2013

Revew: The Call
The Call
Halle Berry plays a 911 phone operator who takes a call in which everything's on the line.

Movie Review, March 22, 2013

Revew: Like Someone in Love
Like Someone in Love
The latest film from Iranian filmmaking legend Abbas Kiarostami is set in Japan and looks at some characters playing out approximations of love.

Movie Review, March 15, 2013

Revew: West of Memphis
West of Memphis
Eighteen years of wrongful imprisonment and four documentaries still don't put to rest the trials of the West Memphis Three.

Movie Review, March 15, 2013

SXSW Film
SXSW Film Reviews: 'Scenic Route'
Daily Reviews and Interviews

Screens, March 13, 2013

Revew: Greedy Lying Bastards
Greedy Lying Bastards
The greedy lying bastards are those responsible for destroying our planet's climate, and this documentary is naming names.

Movie Review, March 8, 2013

Traveling Road Show
Traveling Road Show
Archivist Rick Prelinger debuts an interactive ode to America in moving pictures

Screens, March 7, 2013

Revew: John Dies at the End
John Dies at the End
Together, Bubba Ho-Tep director Don Coscarelli and Cracked.com editor David Wong created this horror-comedy jumble that's customed-tooled for the midnight hour.

Movie Review, Feb. 22, 2013

Angst Is Their Co-Pilot
Angst Is Their Co-Pilot
'Only the Young' charts the agony and ecstasy of a certain age

Screens, Feb. 21, 2013

Revew: Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2013: Live Action
Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2013: Live Action
Childhood, aging, and geographic diversity are common themes in these dramas from around the world.

Movie Review, Feb. 8, 2013

Revew: Stand Up Guys
Stand Up Guys
The film stars Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, and Alan Arkin as a trio of petty crooks who reunite postretirement to settle some old scores and rediscover the meaning of friendship.

Movie Review, Feb. 1, 2013

Revew: Broken City
Broken City
Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe mix it up in this mystery thriller directed by Allen Hughes.

Movie Review, Jan. 18, 2013

Revew: Parental Guidance
Parental Guidance
The actors deserve credit for the professionalism they bring to this family comedy stinker.

Movie Review, Dec. 28, 2012

Revew: In Our Nature
In Our Nature
Writer/director Brian Savelson’s feature debut is a study in fine gradations of resentment in the great outdoors.

Movie Review, Dec. 14, 2012

Revew: Bad Kids Go to Hell
Bad Kids Go to Hell
This Texas-made high school comedy that's based on a comic book mixes elements of The Breakfast Club with Scoobie Doo with uneven results.

Movie Review, Dec. 7, 2012

Revew: The Comedy
The Comedy
Tim Heidecker (of Tim & Eric renown) plays a rich, cynical hipster who uses New York City as his playground.

Movie Review, Nov. 30, 2012

Revew: Rise of the Guardians
Rise of the Guardians
Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and the Sandman team together like Cartoon All-Stars in this animated picture.

Movie Review, Nov. 23, 2012

AFF2012: ‘See the Dirt’
AFF2012: ‘See the Dirt’
Locals produce prize-winning short doc about a vintage vacuum fan

Screens, Oct. 24, 2012

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