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Laura Poitras Takes a Risk
Laura Poitras is frustrated with technology. Wrangling a new phone, she contends with planned obsolescence. "I can't believe that they changed the mini-jack. It's highway robbery that they make you buy a new headset."

7:00AM Tue. May 9, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

DVDanger: Another Evil
If there's something strange in your neighborhood, calling a needy, dysfunctional, arrogant ghostbuster might not be your best solution. If you do, you might just be opening your home to Another Evil.

4:00PM Sat. May 6, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Get Ready for Russellmania II
When the Earth quakes, and the poison arrows fall from the sky, and the pillars of Heaven shake, Kurt Russell just looks that big ol' storm right square in the eye and he says, "Give me your best shot, pal. I can take it." That's why the king of the Western and killer of shapeshifters gets his second Tough Guy Cinema marathon with Russellmania II.

8:00AM Wed. May 3, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Sink Into Sirk This May
When was the last time you had a good cry? It can be awfully cathartic, you know. Of course, not everybody can just start blubbering out of nowhere. Need a li'l push? Why not sink into some Sirk?

1:40PM Mon. May 1, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

DVDanger: A Dark Song
Stare into the abyss, and the abyss stares straight back at you. That's the poetic magic at the heart of new supernatural thriller A Dark Song. When his characters pull back the veil on the uncanny, writer/director Liam Gavin said, "It has consequences. This is not a story where it all turns out well in the end."

9:00AM Sun. Apr. 30, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

"Nobody's Right"
Documentarian Ken Burns visited Austin Thursday, promoting his latest film project: The Vietnam War. It’s described as a 10-part, 18-hour documentary series, and an “immersive 360-degree narrative … the epic story of the war as it has never before been told on film.”

7:30PM Thu. Apr. 27, Michael King Read More | Comment »

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Mondo First Look at Gravity Falls
Time to head to the Mystery Shack! Wait, this isn't Roadkill County. This is the Mondo Gallery, and the first look at their Gravity Falls print for the upcoming Never Grow Up: A Disney Art Show collaboration with Cyclops Print Works.

9:45PM Tue. Apr. 25, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

DVDanger: Tales From the Hood
A great anthology needs two things: great stories, and a great linking mechanism, chaining the horror together. Tales From the Hood has both, plus one of the most underrated horror hosts in mini-terror cinematic history, and is a masterful, if forgotten, corner of African-American big studio cinema.

4:00PM Tue. Apr. 25, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Peter O'Toole Archives Land at HRC
The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas has added to its celebrated holdings with the recently announced acquisition of the archives of screen and stage legend Peter O’Toole. The actor, who died in 2013, became an international star with his breakthrough screen role as T.E. Lawrence in Lawrence of Arabia.

11:55AM Sat. Apr. 22, Marjorie Baumgarten Read More | Comment »

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