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Austin Film Festival Review: Mansfield 66/67
Sixties-era sex kitten Mansfield was the focus of the tattletale, tabloid press long before reality television arrived to blight our lives. If the B-movie bombshell (and proto-feminist) had arrived in our own overly image and hearsay-saturated world, she’d have her own show on Fox. Or Netflix. Which is the one with the nudity again?

12:30PM Tue. Oct. 31, Marc Savlov Read More | Comment »

Halloween Is Serious Business
Halloween comes but once a year – but Austin's haunted house scene delivers twice the terrors, as the old evil of the House of Torment, and the rising menace of Scream Hollow set the standard for shrieking scares.

10:37AM Tue. Oct. 31, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Other Worlds Goes Into The Black Hole
1979. Every film studio wanted its Star Wars. Disney dropped jaws and stretched minds with The Black Hole, one of the most unlikely family films ever. Now, Other Worlds Austin is holding a special screening as part of its 2017 film festival, and that's just the start of today's lineup additions.

8:05PM Mon. Oct. 30, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

DVDanger: Halloween Picks, Part I
If Halloween is about anything, it's homemade scares. Nothing beats yelling "boo" from behind a tree, or jumping out from your hand-crafted graveyard. Sometimes that's true for horror films too: the lower the budget, the bigger the ingenuity.

12:00PM Sun. Oct. 29, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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, 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, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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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, 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, 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, The Screens Staff Read More | Comment »

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