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Panic Fest 2022: Dashcam
Irksome protagonists are often a matter of taste. There are some actors that make some audience members bare their teeth, and some characters that will infuriate some watchers. However, that's rarely deliberate. Not so in the case of the infuriating Annie, the "why won't you just die" unwitting villainess of Dashcam.

3:15PM Thu. May 19, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Other Worlds Goes Delving into the UnderWorlds
Other Worlds, Austin's film festival dedicated to all things science fiction, has always had a dark side. This weekend it'll have that Mister Hyde side on full display with UnderWorlds 2022, a two day event centered around horror.

1:00AM Thu. May 19, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Panic Fest 2022: Woodland Grey
Forests are a fertile source of primordial fear for horror movies. It's in the balance between the warming comfort of moss and leaves, and the terror of knowing how easy it is to get lost in there, of not knowing what lurks there.

12:51AM Wed. May 18, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Audrey Diwan Recounts a History of Abortion in Happening
With the threat of the reproductive rights being gutted in America on every front page, the release of French abortion drama Happening last weekend seems almost fated. But for director Audrey Diwan, that context is not what motivated her. "You don't just make the movie just because to fight against the law. It's also part of our memory."

11:30AM Tue. May 17, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

The Fans Behind the Mask: Inside the World of The F13th Fan Film Mixtape
Did you know it's been 13 years since the last official Friday the 13th film?

11:00AM Fri. May 13, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

How to Escape the Field With Shane West
How did the makers of survival thriller Escape the Field get Gotham and Once and Again star Shane West to leave the Covid-proof safety of his home to travel to Canada to make a movie? "They promised an actual corn field."

2:30PM Thu. May 12, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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AFS Announces Filmmakers for its Artist Intensive Program
After a two-year hiatus due to Covid, Austin Film Society is bringing back its annual Artist Intensive Program. The three up-and-coming filmmakers selected will meet with industry mentors to gain invaluable feedback, rehearsal opportunities, read-throughs, resources, and excitement for their projects.

4:30PM Wed. May 11, Dina Barrish Read More | Comment »

Westworld Comes to ATX TV Fest
Get your best cowboy hat on: HBO is bringing season 4 of its sci fi drama Westworld to the 11th season of the ATX TV Festival.

11:53AM Wed. May 11, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Beware the Mermaids of Erzulie at AFS Cinema
Some directors premiere their film with a red carpet, fancy frocks, and the paparazzi. For her new mermaid horror, Erzulie, Christine Chen opted for beach towels, bathing suits - and mermaids.

6:10AM Fri. May 6, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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