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AFS to Honor P.T. Anderson, Armie Hammer
Hard Eight. Boogie Nights. There Will Be Blood. Magnolia. Few filmmakers have ever depicted the failures and resilience of the human condition with as much delicacy and compassion as P.T. Anderson, and now he receives the first Jonathan Demme Award from the Austin Film Society as part of the 2018 Texas Film Awards.

3:00PM Tue. Feb. 6, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

David Simon Turns on ATX Television
Prestige TV is a term thrown around very lightly these days, but few creators have managed such an extraordinary impact and body of work as David Simon. Now the journalist-turned-TV leviathan will be appearing at the ATX Television Festival to discuss his career.

2:00PM Tue. Feb. 6, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

DVDanger: Victor Crowley
Victor Crowley was dead, to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. Marybeth broke his curse and blasted his head off, and the Hatchet franchise sank into Honey Island Swamp. That is, until writer/director Adam Green decided to bring the modern movie maniac back to his slaying ways.

10:00AM Tue. Feb. 6, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

DVDanger: Victor Crowley
 
Students Say Register to Vote
Just because high schoolers aren't old enough to vote, that doesn't mean they're not interested or engaged in the political process. With registration for the March 6 primary closing today, students from around the region have recorded PSAs to get the word out.

3:32PM Mon. Feb. 5, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Austin Animation Studio Releases Interactive Storybook
Just as it became clear that virtual reality wasn't going to blow up as quickly as predicted, augmented reality stole the spotlight with Pokémon GO. AR has more nuanced uses than placing a Ratata in your house with the help of your phone.

8:00AM Mon. Feb. 5, James Renovitch Read More | Comment »

Five Films to See in Austin This Week
Of course, there are the requisite screenings of the classic Bill Murray comedy Groundhog Day at the Alamo Drafthouse and Community First! Village, but here are a handful of other worthwhile options.

10:00AM Fri. Feb. 2, Josh Kupecki Read More | Comment »

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SXSW Unleashes Massive Film List
Twenty-five years and counting can't slow down SXSW Film. As the festival enters its second quarter-century, A Quiet Place – the high-concept horror from John Krasinski – leads today's massive announcement as the opening night film.

1:00PM Wed. Jan. 31, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Spike Lee, Rian Johnson, and Chelsea Manning for SXSW
SXSW may not be in a galaxy far, far away, but the Force will be strong this year with the announcement that Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson and his longtime producer Ram Bergman will be speaking at the conference.

9:57AM Tue. Jan. 30, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

DVDanger: Animation Nations
If the Oscar nominations were the only guide (Ferdinand? The Boss Baby?), multiplex-friendly animation looks to be in pretty sketchy shape. Yet while even shoe-in front-runner Coco is not exactly exploding through uncrossed boundaries, at least the home release scene is a little more vibrant.

2:30PM Mon. Jan. 29, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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