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John Krasinski and Emily Blunt on Their New Horror A Quiet Place
John Krasinksi is grinning from ear to ear. The night before, his latest film as a director, A Quiet Place, got a standing ovation after its world premiere at SXSW. Now in a hotel suite overlooking Downtown Austin, a PR staffer has just handed him a phone. She points, whispers, and that Krasinski smile gets even broader.

12:01AM Fri. Apr. 6, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

AFF On Story Takes The Shape of Water
Austin Film Festival has always been seen as the writer's festival, and that tradition continues with the announcement of season eight of their celebration of the scriptwriter's art, On Story, which returns to PBS stations across the US this month.

11:45AM Thu. Apr. 5, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

AFS Grant Emphasizes Diversity
When it comes to supporting emerging filmmakers, the Austin Film Society has always put its money where its mouth is, in the shape of the AFS Grant Program. Now it's dedicating $10,000 for the New Texas Voices Grant, a program designed to give cash and mentorship to first-time filmmakers of color with a film in early to mid-production.

2:30PM Tue. Apr. 3, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Felicity Comes to ATX Television
Time to relive those college years: no, not yours (well, maybe yours), as ATX Television Festival has just annouced a very special reunion of the cast and creatives of Felicity.

2:00PM Tue. Apr. 3, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

DVDanger: Pyewacket
When Witchfinder General Matthew Hopkins brought his reign of madness to the English village of Manningtree in 1644, he claimed that one of the familiars summoned by a local witch was an imp called Pyewacket. It seems that time and ocean are no barrier to the evil creature's deceptive machinations.

8:00AM Tue. Apr. 3, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Overwatch League's Houston Outlaws Get Warm Welcome
Judging by the line outside of Game Over Videogames last Thursday you'd think there was a celebrity inside. While not quite household names, the members of the Houston Outlaws proved quite a draw for local e-sports fans.

4:15PM Mon. Apr. 2, Milo Webb Read More | Comment »

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Rolling Roadshow Celebrates The Sandlot's 25th Anniversary
The Rolling Roadshow series is the closest thing the Alamo Drafthouse has to a traveling circus. It’s the same series that operates Jaws on the Water, which always sells out in the blink of an eye. (Divers nipping at my legs? No thanks!)

8:00AM Tue. Mar. 27, Danielle White Read More | Comment »

Graveside at The Death of Stalin
Armando Iannucci pauses for a moment, and asks me about my accent. "Ah, Yorkshire," he says. "Very good. Zhukov."

7:00AM Fri. Mar. 23, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: Upgrade
Science fiction has long posited the idea of the ghost in the machine, Arthur C. Clarke's term for the consciousness in the computer, AI before AI was a thing. But what, asks cyberpunk action-thriller Upgrade, if it's the human mind that's the virtual specter?

9:54PM Mon. Mar. 19, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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