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Jeff Nichols on the Tragic Romance of The Bikeriders
There are few more iconic and emblematically American images than the biker gang. The leathers, the patches, the choppers, the camaraderie. But there's also the violence, the depravity, the criminal conspiracies.

11:35AM Thu. Jun. 20, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Memorial Announced for Film Giant Tom Copeland
It's impossible to talk about the film industry in Texas without crediting Tom Copeland as a behind-the-scenes legend. Now friends, family, and everyone in the industry who knew, worked with, or whose life was touched by Copeland will have a chance to celebrate his legacy.

8:00AM Thu. Jun. 13, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Chain Sold to Sony Pictures Entertainment
A massive change is in store for the Alamo Drafthouse: The Austin-based cinema chain and its film festival Fantastic Fest, have been acquired wholly and solely by Sony Pictures Entertainment, and will become part of the new Sony Pictures Experiences division.

1:00PM Wed. Jun. 12, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Austin Film Festival to Honor Shōgun Writers
The writing and producing duo behind the critically acclaimed FX on Hulu smash Shōgun, Justin Marks and Rachel Kondo, have been named as the latest honorees of the Austin Film Festival. However, they won’t be sharing an award.

11:00AM Tue. Jun. 11, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Into the Woods: Ishana Night Shyamalan on Fantasy-Horror The Watchers
It’s easy to set a movie in a country or place. Yet as Ishana Night Shyamalan learned, it’s only when your boots are on the soil that you can really understand the location and its people.

4:17PM Fri. Jun. 7, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Kingcast Host and Online Film Journalism Legend Scott Wampler Dies
The Austin film community – and the genre film community at large – is in shock and mourning with the news that Scott Wampler, former managing editor of Birth.Movies.Death. and cohost of The Kingcast, has suddenly died.

2:08PM Sat. Jun. 1, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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Viggo Mortensen Looks Homeward in The Dead Don’t Hurt
When most filmmakers make a revisionist Western, it’s still riddled with all the old tropes about masculinity, just seen from a different perspective. But that doesn’t interest Viggo Mortensen.

3:42PM Thu. May 30, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Ethan Hawke and the Inner Life of Flannery O’Connor in Wildcat
Who says there’s no such thing as nepotism in Hollywood? After all, there’s no way that Ethan Hawke would have got the gig directing Wildcat if he wasn’t the star's father.

2:03PM Wed. May 29, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Five Deeper-Cut Panels to Catch at ATX TV Festival
The buzzy TV show premieres, the first looks at season finales, the starry cast reunions – those are probably the reasons most folks decide to attend ATX TV Festival, the long-running local monument to all things small screen.

11:35AM Wed. May 29, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

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