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My Friend Coffin Joe
Maniac. Pioneer. Debaser. Maverick. Monster. Hero. Part shaman, part provocateur, part surrealist nightmare, Coffin Joe is the genre-shredding legend of Brazilian horror. But to Marcelo Colaiacovo, he is José Mojica Marins: his friend and co-creator of the new short "Heart of Darkness."

12:15PM Sat. Oct. 28, 2017, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

How to Kill a Sacred Deer
The idea of a vengeful god is not about supernatural cruelty: It instead adds some logic to the capricious whims of an unfeeling universe. When, as in The Killing of a Sacred Deer, that divine wrath comes from Barry Keoghan as a reserved but determined teenager, then a blindly arbitrary cosmos may seem preferable.

12:00PM Fri. Oct. 27, 2017, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Your Weekend in Film
Frankly, everything is like an iceberg – the part that you can see is just the tip of the whole. Come to the theatre and witness this notion in play with these new releases. Alternatively, last week's pick, Ai Weiwei's documentary Human Flow, may also evoke the effect in its depiction of the global refugee crisis.

9:30AM Fri. Oct. 27, 2017, The Screens Staff Read More | Comment »

AFF Interview: Here We Are
If your education about Austin was just from films, you'd think that it was all Lone Stars and Barton Springs. But in comedy/drama Here We Are, as feckless failed writer Andy puts it, "It's a nice place to live, but I ain't trying to die here."

8:00AM Fri. Oct. 27, 2017, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Your Weekend in Film
Be proud, my people: There are precious few species out there that are as bold, as diverse, and as passionate as humans. This week’s new releases definitely give merit to the point, not to mention aligning perfectly with the humanist themes that our last week’s pick, Faces Places, taps into.

9:00AM Fri. Oct. 20, 2017, The Screens Staff Read More | Comment »

Into the Woods With The Heretics
Other Worlds Austin may be a month away, but the SF-centric festival is mining its horror-themed substrata Under Worlds tonight with the U.S. premiere of The Heretics, the latest terrifying creation of the burgeoning terror community of … Guelph, in Ontario, Canada.

4:00PM Wed. Oct. 18, 2017, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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Laying Down the Lore
Folklore. Fairytales. Tall tales. That thing that happened to a "friend of a friend." Aaron Mahnke's award-winning Lore podcast has collected and collated stories of changelings and ghosts, vampires and abductions, from around the world, and now Amazon adds shadows to his campfire stories with the Lore TV show.

3:00PM Sun. Oct. 15, 2017, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

DVDanger: Brawl in Cell Block 99
There's an old saying: Big dogs don't need to bark. Truth is, the biggest dogs try to curl up the smallest. That may be why Vince Vaughn, all six-foot five of him, looks like he's squeezing himself into the corner of a hotel couch, sipping a tea as he softly talks about the extreme brutality of prison flick Brawl in Cell Block 99.

2:15PM Sun. Oct. 15, 2017, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Do Androids Dream of a Screening This Cool?
You begin to see the connections, maybe you eventually uncover something as enormous as what Ryan Gosling’s Detective K finds in this Denis Villeneuve-helmed sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 masterpiece.

3:55PM Fri. Oct. 13, 2017, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

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