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Now Streaming in Austin: "Tatooine"
Welcome to Now Streaming in Austin, highlighting locally made titles to watch while self-quarantining.
Around here, we celebrate all holidays equally ... Star Wars holidays, that is.

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Austin Film Festival Announces 25 Film Writers to Watch
Film and TV production may have ground to a half in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, but one area that keeps going is the creation of ideas. As Austin Film Festival consistently reminds us, it all starts with the writers, and that's why the festival just released their annual list of 25 writers to watch. Addendum: it's actually 29.

10:00AM Tue. May 5, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Comedy, Just in Time, For Other Worlds' James Vs. His Future Self
If you could go back in time and stop your past self from screwing up, would you? Maybe, maybe not, but if you're Jimmy, the time-traveling protagonist of James Vs. His Future Self, you would. Mainly because past-you managed to turn you into a mean-spirited dick, and this is a chance to even the score.

9:00AM Tue. May 5, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Violet Crown Cinema Staying Closed During Pandemic
While the national press is having a field day with the idea that Texas cinemas are reopening in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, the reality is very different. In Austin, the brick-and-mortar cinemas are staying dark - and Violet Crown Cinema has confirmed that it is standing with the other arthouse, indie, and chains.

7:00PM Mon. May 4, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Other Worlds Wants You to Hear You Say "Rarrrgh!"
It's Star Wars day, and even though we are all still connected by fandom and the Force, this year's pandemic lockdown has made us all a little more remote than ever. However, Austin's own science fiction film festival, Other Worlds, still wants us to come together.

5:42PM Mon. May 4, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Now Streaming in Austin: The Prequels Strike Back: A Fan's Journey
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The most boring wing of Star Wars fandom is made up of people who performatively hate the prequels. They don't just dislike the films, but the posturing, the dismissiveness is where they cross a line.

10:30AM Mon. May 4, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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Now Streaming in Austin: Sinister
Welcome to Now Streaming in Austin, highlighting locally made titles to watch while self-quarantining.
So, if you're still stuck home, and tempted to check through those boxes the last owners left in the attic, for the love of all that's holy, think again, and watch Sinister instead.

4:00PM Sun. May 3, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Now Streaming in Austin: "Path of Blood"
Welcome to Now Streaming in Austin, highlighting locally made titles to watch while self-quarantining.
Folklore says that samurai would sharpen their blades by polishing the edge with silk to razor fineness. It's not true, but its metaphorical meaning - that the greatest work is achieved by being methodical - is correct.

8:00AM Sat. May 2, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Alamo Drafthouse Sells Birth.Movies.Death.
When Alamo Drafthouse founder Tim League announced yesterday that he was stepping down as CEO to become executive chair, he stressed he would remain involved in operations at the Drafthouse, print wing Mondo, and Fantastic Fest. Yet one sub-brand – Birth.Movies.Death. – was missing, and now we know why.

7:00PM Fri. May 1, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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