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Ben Wheatley Catches Free Fire
SXSW 2017 saw two of the UK's leading directors arriving with American crime films. Edgar Wright unleashed Baby Driver, which he described as a 90-minute car chase with a 90-second gun fight: With Free Fire, he noted, Ben Wheatley did the polar opposite.

8:00AM Fri. Apr. 21, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Bullock Museum Screens Bonnie and Clyde
The reaction to Bonnie and Clyde is almost as famous as the film itself. When Arthur Penn’s chronicle of Depression-era gangsterism came out in 1967, critics lined up on both sides, full of both excoriation and praise. It was hailed as a taboo-busting masterpiece by some; others thought its violence a portent of a frightening moral degeneracy.

5:30PM Wed. Apr. 19, Dougie Gerrard Read More | Comment »

The Dystopia of Perfection in Teleios
In space, no one can hear you do crunches. In sci-fi thriller Teleios, the crew of a spaceship are supposed to be physically perfect, and that had to be reflected in the cast. Writer/director Ian Truitner said, "Those aren't painted abs. Those are the real deal."

12:45PM Mon. Apr. 17, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Chronicle Recommends: Baseball Films
Every month, the Chronicle’s film critics select a theme and offer movie recommendations. To celebrate the return of America’s pastime, we pick our favorite baseball films. Play ball!

1:39PM Fri. Apr. 14, Chronicle Film Staff Read More | Comment »

Chronicle Recommends: Baseball Films
 
Nacho Vigalondo on Colossal
It's an early morning for Nacho Vigalondo. Last night he'd been at the Fantastic Fest Karaoke Apocalypse, but the Spanish director had bailed early. "Two years ago, three years ago, I would have tried to do the whole thing, going until really late and then pretending to be a good interviewee." He pauses. "It's like I'm becoming an adult."

8:00AM Fri. Apr. 14, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

New Season of AFF's On Story Starts Saturday
Local writer-director Jeff Nichols is the first to admit he was not the obvious choice to make a movie about a historic civil rights case.

7:15AM Wed. Apr. 12, Katie Walsh Read More | Comment »

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DVDanger: Officer Downe
There are gonzo comics to adapt into deliberately OTT B-movies, and then there is Officer Downe.

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

Into The Void
Ask Canadian horror wunderkind Steven Kostanski what his favorite Stuart Gordon movie is, and he bypasses the obvious classics like Re-Animator for a deeper cut. "That's so easy," he said. "Robot Jox. No contest. I've got the poster in my apartment. It's the best.' "That's a wicked movie," added producer Casey Walker.

8:00AM Fri. Apr. 7, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

MondoCon Heads Downtown
Everyone's been wondering what will happen to the Austin American-Statesman offices now that the riverfront property no longer houses its printworks. At least its fate is clear for one weekend in November: it will host MondoCon, the Drafthouse-affiliated celebration of movie prints, collectibles, soundtracks, and original art.

6:30PM Thu. Apr. 6, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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