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Fantastic Fest Review: Thelma
The first steps into genre filmmaking can be like the first steps into adulthood: complicated and awkward, or alarmingly graceful. With the beguiling and disturbing Thelma, Cannes-lauded filmmaker Joachim Trier adapts to supernatural-tinged horror with almost disturbing ease.

8:40PM Fri. Sep. 22, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Fantastic Fest Review: Thoroughbreds
The concept of the thoroughbred is that the better the lineage, the more refined the offspring. In pitch-black observational comedy Thoroughbreds, America's nouveau aristocracy is put under a very unflattering lens.

6:00PM Fri. Sep. 22, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Fantastic Fest Interview: Haunters: The Art of the Scare
The biggest years for Halloween haunted houses have been years of national trauma, like 9/11 and the 2008 financial collapse. Ominously, 2017 is shaping up to be the biggest ever. Jon Schnitzer, director of Haunters: The Art of the Scare said, "Americans have always used horror as an escape."

9:00AM Fri. Sep. 22, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

No Escape From Island Zero
Sci-fi film fest Other Worlds Austin wraps up its year-round Orbiter program tonight with a little taste of aquatic horror, as it moors up at Island Zero. But the Maine-set chiller comes from the pen of an author more usually associated with a different kind of bloodshed: Tess Gerritsen, author of the Rizzoli & Isles novels.

10:39AM Wed. Sep. 20, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

SXSW Gaming Announces Dates and Headliners
South by Southwest lingers far off in the distance, but the hype builds regardless. Case in point: SXSW Gaming just announced its 2018 dates and details. If you are already on board, the event takes place March 15-17 at the Austin Convention Center, and wristbands are on sale now at www.sxswgaming.com.

3:35PM Thu. Sep. 14, Bailey Shelden Read More | Comment »

Drafthouse in Hot Water Again Over Association With Devin Faraci
Update 10:25pm: Alamo Drafthouse CEO Tim League confirmed in a statement this evening that he and Devin Faraci talked today, and he has accepted Faraci's permanent resignation from the company.

2:15PM Wed. Sep. 13, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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DVDanger: Buster's Mal Heart
"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both." Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken" posits the impossibility of following two dreams. Buster's Mal Heart, the second feature by visionary and mystical director Sarah Adina Smith, finds wonder in that impossibility.

8:00AM Tue. Sep. 12, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Horror Fans for Harvey Relief
Artists have been lining up to hold Hurricane Harvey fundraisers. Now it's the metal and horror community's turn, as the organizers of the inaugural Death By Festival are turning the event into Come and Give It – a charity event for people and animals affected by the storm.

2:00PM Sat. Sep. 9, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Your Weekend in Film
While everyone tries to place blame for a lackluster summer at the cinema, we'll keep reviewing the latest films and recommending the best one-off screenings at your favorite movie house.

7:00AM Fri. Sep. 8, The Screens Staff Read More | Comment »

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