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Fantastic Fest Fills the Card
The Fantastic Fest second wave is here, and bigger than you hoped, including the closing night film Downsizing, some major animation events, a plethora of restorations, the true story behind Wonder Woman, and an international smorgasbord of wild and crazy cinema.

11:00AM Tue. Sep. 5, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Your Weekend in Film
After a week like this one, we could all use a little escapism. A trip to the movies is your ticket to armchair travel, upgraded with belly laughs (good for the heart, too!). In addition to the still-playing Girls Trip, a ribald comedy about a girls' weekend in NOLA gone wrong, consider booking new laffer The Trip to Spain.

8:15AM Fri. Sep. 1, The Screens Staff Read More | Comment »

Austin Film Society Announces 2017 Film Grants
The Austin Film Society supports Texas filmmaking in myriad ways – workshops, work-in-progress screenings, mentorships – but perhaps its biggest impact is in its annual doling out of cold cash to needy filmmakers. How much cash? Over $1.7 million since 1996.

2:44PM Mon. Aug. 28, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

Tobe Hooper, R.I.P.
Few and rare are the filmmakers that change the canon with their debut. Yet Tobe Hooper, who died Saturday at the age of 74, left an indelible bloody thumbprint on cinema with The Texas Chain Saw Massacre: not just for horror, but for independent moviemaking as a whole.

12:02PM Mon. Aug. 28, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Your Weekend in Film
From a must-see doc on the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., and a contemplative study of two loners adrift in a city of modernist architecture to a young girl growing up in Japan during World War II, and a striving hip-hop star trying to make it on the mean streets of New Jersey, welcome to this week's extremely eclectic recos from our own in-house experts.

9:00AM Fri. Aug. 25, The Screens Staff Read More | Comment »

BBC Names Top 100 Comedies of All Time
This summer, BBC Culture queried 253 international critics (including yours truly) to name and number the best comedy films ever made. The results of that poll launched Tuesday morning.

11:52AM Tue. Aug. 22, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

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Austin Film Festival Teases Lineup
The Austin Film Festival, set to take place October 26-November 2, has announced the first 10 titles scheduled to screen during its 2017 edition, its 24th. Included among the selected works are nine films and one television episode: the season finale of HBO’s The Deuce, created by David Simon and George Pelecanos, who will be in attendance.

10:16AM Tue. Aug. 22, Marjorie Baumgarten Read More | Comment »

A Good Time With the Safdies
Every villain is a hero in their own mind, and Good Time, starring Robert Pattinson, is about that self-justification. Joshua, one half of filmmaker siblings the Safdie brothers, explained, "The movie is ultimately about breaking free. Breaking free of society's molds, breaking free from jail, breaking free from a hospital."

12:00PM Fri. Aug. 18, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Heading Out West With Ingrid
Emojis have been leaving a bad taste in filmgoers' mouths recently. But with sharp-fanged social media commentary Ingrid Goes West, Matt Spicer is aiming for something that's a little more incisive about how we deal with social media.

9:00AM Fri. Aug. 18, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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