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Terrence Malick's A Hidden Life Revealed at Austin Film Festival
2019 is a bumper year for Austin filmmakers, with releases from three of the highest-profile directors (Robert Rodriguez, Richard Linklater, and Ric Roman Waugh) so far. Now Austin Film Festival debuts the latest from a fourth, as Terrence Malick's A Hidden Life leads the list of titles announced for this year's festival.

9:00AM Fri. Aug. 23, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

First Look at the Austin-Made Comedy-Musical Sister Aimee
Get ready for a glimpse at one of the wildest, weirdest, wooliest movies to come from Austin, as the first trailer for faith healer comedy Sister Aimee has arrived.

12:00PM Thu. Aug. 22, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

The Anton Yelchin We Thought We Knew
When Anton Yelchin died, it was like a shockwave went through the film industry. This wasn't the normal celebrity death, the "Oh, taken so young" response. It was a moment of anger and frustration about the loss of someone on the cusp of something extraordinary. And it was also the realization that there would never be another Anton Yelchin film.

7:50PM Wed. Aug. 21, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

It's Knives Out For Rian Johnson at Fantastic Fest
A wealthy family. A murder. A mystery. That's a fine night in anyone's book, but throw in Christopher Plummer, Chris Evans, Lakeith Stanfield, Michael Shannon, and Jamie Lee Curtis, plus Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson, and you've got Knives Out, the new closing night film for Fantastic Fest.

11:00AM Tue. Aug. 20, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Cable Access Hero “DaveTV” Exits ATX
There’s an acropolis of cardboard boxes piled up in the living room of Dave Prewitt’s otherwise empty South Austin home. Some brim with video masters containing local live music footage from the Eighties and Nineties. Inside others are photo albums stuffed with concert tickets, flyers, and autographs.

12:55PM Mon. Aug. 19, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Other Worlds Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Time After Time
Nicholas Meyer may not be a household name, but serious Star Trek fans will know him as the writer and director who saved the Federation. Now Other Worlds, Austin's preeminent science fiction festival, will honor him as the 2019 Defender of the Universe, with a special screening of one of his key works, Time After Time.

2:30PM Thu. Aug. 15, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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A New History, A New Horror in The Terror: Infamy
About 10 years after Alex Woo's father came to America, he bought a Cadillac. "It was a leather boat," said Wood, "and it was what I learned to drive in." But it wasn't just a car he bought. It was a statement.

2:15PM Mon. Aug. 12, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Fantasia Review: Lake Michigan Monster
There is a lost art to absolute meaninglessness. Not low-grade nihilism, or arch, "a show about nothing" social commentary, but real, dyed-in-the-wool silliness for silliness' sake. Thank god (or Ogden Nash) for Lake Michigan Monster, a micro-budget, black-and-white whimsical voyage of wonderful waffling.

10:30AM Fri. Aug. 9, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Spread Your Wings With The Peanut Butter Falcon
Zack Gottsagen knows exactly who his favorite professional wresters are. "Mick Foley and, of course, Jake 'the' Snake Roberts," he said.

2:00PM Thu. Aug. 8, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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