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DVDanger: To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story
Anyone who thinks that all it takes to be a monster in a horror movie is to put on some latex and a mask - they're completely right. But those monsters are little more than extras. To be a great monster performer, that's a rare set of skills, and Kane Hodder is undoubtedly one of the greats.

11:00AM Sat. Jul. 21, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Crime Month: Down Those Mean Streams
History repeats itself, and storytelling trends go in cycles. Three-quarters of a century ago, as demagogues fueled hatred of immigrants, Americans sought distraction from pulp magazines. Today, racist agitators are having a field day, and streaming services are providing so much crime fiction, viewers have trouble keeping track of it all.

9:30AM Fri. Jul. 20, Jesse Sublett Read More | Comment »

Don't Worry, Gus Van Sant Won't Get Far on Foot
Gus Van Sant isn't quite sure why the brilliant and convention-busting cartoonist John Callahan picked him to make his biopic, but he has his suspicions – or rather, he suspects how Callahan convinced him to make it.

12:01AM Thu. Jul. 19, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Black Panther Scribe Evan Narcisse Joins Gen:LOCK Writing Team
Are the folks at Rooster Teeth massive fans of Black Panther? First they recruit Michael B. Jordan (Killmonger in the film) to star in their upcoming show gen:LOCK, now Evan Narcisse, author of hit comic Rise of the Black Panther, is joining the script crew.

4:00PM Wed. Jul. 18, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Claudio Simonetti's Goblin Brings Back Suspiria
Suspiria vita! As the classic Italian horror gets an eagerly-awaited remake (which Quentin Tarantino is already praising), there's a chance for Austin audiences to see Dario Argento's 1977 masterpiece, with a live score by one of the founding members of the band that added those distinctive eerie tones to the score – Goblin.

4:00PM Mon. Jul. 16, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Cracking Open The Devil's Doorway
Many horror films are drawn from personal nightmares. For Aislinn Clarke, director and co-writer of The Devil's Doorway, her inspiration was a dark chapter in the history of Ireland, and how the Roman Catholic Church treated young women.

4:00PM Sat. Jul. 14, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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NEA Backs Austin Film Festival's On Story
On Story, the Austin Film Festival's ongoing project exploring the craft and the art of visual storytelling, has become an unmatched record of modern film and TV. That legacy has now received recognition from the National Endowment for the Arts, with the announcement that the festival has been awarded $15,000 toward the archive.

2:41PM Thu. Jul. 12, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

PJ Raval's Call Her Ganda Will Open aGLIFF 2018
Call Her Ganda, the new documentary by Austin director PJ Raval, has been picking up awards at festivals nationwide all summer. Now Austin filmlovers will get their chance to see it, as it's been announced as the opening night for aGLIFF, the All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival.

11:20AM Wed. Jul. 11, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Chronicle Recommends: Crime and No Punishment
July is Crime Month around here, so as part of our celebration of all things nefarious, dastardly, and devious, the Chronicle screens crew has pocketed their favorite films where the criminals get away with it.

7:00AM Mon. Jul. 9, Chronicle Film Staff Read More | Comment »

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