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Darren Aronofsky Speaking at SXSW
No film has baffled, befuddled, and split audiences this year quite like Mother!, but love it or hate it, there's no doubt it secured Darren Aronofsky's reputation as one of the great directors of this era. Now he adds another accolade: SXSW 2018 Keynote speaker.

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

Austin Horror for Halloween
Good news for anyone that thinks Austin horror begins and ends with The Texas Chain Saw Massacre: two local productions with a uniquely ATX twist on shocks and scares will be on your screens before Halloween.

3:00PM Sun. Oct. 8, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Death By Festival Counts Down to 10/31
Halloween is nearly here, and new hybrid heavy metal/horror film gathering Death By Festival is getting in the seasonal mood by announcing the first screening ever of new anthology horror 10/31.

8:00AM Sat. Oct. 7, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Your Weekend in Film
Two (or more) minds are better than one, as all the new releases landing in theatres this weekend will prove. Of note is the return to writer Philip K. Dick’s bleak, neon-glazed, and perpetually drenched future that went underappreciated when it debuted in 1982.

4:30PM Fri. Oct. 6, The Screens Staff Read More | Comment »

The Aftermath of the Big Headline: Stronger
During the opening weekend of the Toronto International Film Festival, Stronger made its world premiere. The biographical drama tells the story of Jeff Bauman, whose lower legs were blown off in the bomb blast that tore through the crowd at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in 2013.

1:45PM Tue. Oct. 3, Marjorie Baumgarten Read More | Comment »

Ghost In the Shell: Booking Major Kusanagi
Okay, look: The thing about a book like this is that it’s going to appeal to the sort of geeks who are really, really into the film and who might be moved to argue with whatever opinions the book’s author inevitably puts forth.

3:45PM Mon. Oct. 2, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

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Fantastic Fest Review: “World of Tomorrow: Episode Two – The Burden of Other People’s Thoughts”
Gosh. Genius animator Don Hertzfeldt, whose previous animated short “World of Tomorrow” was nominated for an Oscar in 2015 (and robbed of the statue), is hereby invited to unburden his thoughts to me anytime, anywhere. They are that ticklishly enjoyable.

4:20PM Sat. Sep. 30, Marjorie Baumgarten Read More | Comment »

Fantastic Fest Review: Blade of the Immortal
Why would legendary Japanese director Takashi Miike want to adapt the big-screen version of Hiroaki Samura's mega-selling manga Blade of the Immortal? Because he's Takashi Miike, and that's reason enough.

2:00PM Sat. Sep. 30, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Fantastic Fest Review: Mary and the Witch's Flower
Where would Japanese animation be without British literary fantasy to adapt? Doing quite fine, of course, but Mary and the Witch's Flower continues that cultural intermingling.

12:00PM Sat. Sep. 30, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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