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Handicapping The Front Runner
When does the private life of a politician become a matter of public concern? “I have no idea,” Jason Reitman said. But in the age of #MeToo and the Access Hollywood tapes, he said, “We’re trying to figure it out more than ever.”

7:00AM Tue. Nov. 20, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Illuminating The Magic Lantern
Before cinema, there was the magic lantern. That glorious, incandescent source of entertainment lives on in spirit through Austin's Magic Lantern podcast, where wonder – and tonight, terror – replace the sense of cynicism that so often pervades film culture.

7:00AM Mon. Nov. 19, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Rooster Teeth Raises $1.4 Million for Charity
Bad wigs. Paint balls. Gaming. Bob Ross pictures. Mustard and ketchup nipples. Lego rolls. Rooster Teeth’s team may have sacrificed all their dignity, but in exchange they raised over $1.4 million for children in hospital.

11:46AM Tue. Nov. 13, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Triggering a Time Trap
It used to be that, if someone was out of contact for a few days, or weeks, or even months, you just presumed they were traveling or having fun. But when Austin filmmaker Mark Dennis travelled to the South Pole, it became the root of his new science fiction film Time Trap.

6:00PM Fri. Nov. 9, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Other Worlds Austin Goes to an Alien Nation
The Other Worlds Austin film festival has always been dedicated to science fiction being the genre of ideas. With the announcement today of the complete roster of films for 2018, the team is putting that front and center with a 30th-anniversary screening of a classic sci-fi political allegory: Alien Nation.

1:30PM Fri. Nov. 9, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

ATX Television Festival Adds the Guilds
ATX Television Festival has just announced a remarkable gathering of the leadership behind various professional guilds that help make and shape the TV you watch.

2:00PM Thu. Nov. 8, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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Into the Woods With Fede Alvarez
No one would ever confuse Lisbeth Salander, the eponymous girl with the dragon tattoo of the successful neo-cybernoir stories, with a Disney princess. But for the latest film in the franchise, The Girl in the Spider's Web, director Fede Alvarez has brought a fairy tale element to her story.

7:00AM Thu. Nov. 8, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

The Right to be Offensive
When America started amending the Constitution, the number one priority was freedom of speech. With that comes the right to say things that someone will find offensive. Joseph Kahn’s heavy-hitting satire Bodied finds that right being both abused and under fire.

10:30AM Tue. Nov. 6, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Watch Run Like the Devil for Free Now
The Cruz/O’Rourke race for the U.S. Senate is being discussed as one of the most important elections in recent Texas political history. But if you’re still unsure on which way to vote (or your relatives keep asking why Beto is called Beto), there’s a simple solution: Watch the one-hour documentary Run Like the Devil, then go vote.

9:32AM Tue. Nov. 6, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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