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How to Fight Fires in Elemental: Reimagine Wildfire
In new documentary Elemental: Reimagine Wildfire, fire has many personalities. It is an enemy too large to defeat, driving families from their homes and destroying everything in its path.

9:00AM Tue. Jun. 27, Amelia Nonemacher Read More | Comment »

New Podcast Uncovers the Truth Behind 95 Bodies Found in Sugar Land
In 2018, construction crews working on a new school in Sugar Land, Texas, discovered 95 bodies in unmarked graves.

9:00AM Sat. Jun. 24, Amelia Nonemacher Read More | Comment »

The Digital Alchemy of Pixar's Elemental
If you're the kind of person to stick around through the closing credits of animated films – say for example, Pixar's Elemental – to see the little playful details added just for fun, you may see a job title and wonder, exactly what does that mean?

3:30PM Thu. Jun. 22, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In Turning Off the Lights at Mueller
Sad news for film fans who like their movies in the great outdoors. Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In will close its Mueller location for public screenings on July 1.

3:45PM Wed. Jun. 21, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Tribeca Film Review: Lost Soulz
In her intriguing duet of shorts, "Street Flame" and "Birds," director Katherine Propper gave an intriguing and sweetly naturalistic glimpse into the inner lives of Austin teens.

1:00PM Fri. Jun. 16, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Tribeca Film Review: Stan Lee
There's a difference between ego and self-mythologizing. Or rather, the two personality traits are part of a Venn diagram, and their sets cross over more in some people than others. So while comics legend Stan Lee undoubtedly had an ego, the myth of Stan Lee – the narrative of his life – was a tale he carefully curated.

11:45AM Fri. Jun. 16, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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Tribeca Film Review: Rather
What defines a great journalist? Is it simply skill and ability? There are plenty of talented journalists who are never called great. Is it being in the right place at the right time? No, because many mediocrities have been in the room for pivotal events. So maybe it's the willingness to be dedicated to truth in those era-defining moments.

2:01PM Tue. Jun. 13, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

AI, Strikes, and Burning It Down: Highlights of the ATX TV Festival
It started with one person clapping. Then a row of people. Then a second row. A third, and so on until the entirety of the Stateside Theatre was clapping in unison. That, Beau Willimon said, is what it's like to be in a union, "and we're pro worker, we're pro labor, we're pro union."

2:45PM Fri. Jun. 9, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Legislature Signs the Check on a Big Boost for Texas Creative Industries
"It's amazing, it's historic, it's the best result we could have ever hoped for." That's how Austin Film Commission Executive Director Brian Gannon described the new funding totals for the Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program. But how much is it ... and what's the catch?

5:00PM Wed. Jun. 7, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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