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Panic Fest 2022: The History of Metal and Horror
If filmmaker Mike Schiff had wanted to prove his thesis that heavy metal and horror films are perpetually intertwined, all he would have to say is that Black Sabbath, the undeniable progenitors of earth-shattering riffage, took their name from a Mario Bava film about an undead witch enacting her revenge across the ages.

7:38PM Sun. May 1, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Panic Fest 2022: Rondo and Bob
What triggers a cinematic obsession? Is it seeing something of yourself in what's on the silver screen, or is it finding something alien, something other? That's the implicit question in double biographical documentary Rondo and Bob, the story of one Austin filmmaker's fascination with the life of a horror icon.

5:00PM Sun. May 1, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

The Holy Glow of TV in Hollywood Priest
There's a photograph in new documentary Hollywood Priest. A tall man, looming over a shorter guy, rocking him back on his heels as he makes a very convincing argument. If it wasn't for the dog collar, you'd swear it was LBJ's famous method of winning people over; but it's not. It's Father Ellwood "Bud" Keiser, priest and TV producer.

4:00PM Sun. May 1, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Inside Season 3 of Barry at Moontower Just for Laughs
HBO’s hit series Barry - the comedy/drama about a hitman trying to get out of the killer's life by taking up acting - kicked off its third season Sunday night, but not before a special preview screening as part of Moontower Just for Laughs.

5:00PM Thu. Apr. 28, Rod Machen Read More | Comment »

Indie Meme Review: Midwives
With the innocence of childbirth shadowed by the echoing of bombs in the background, Midwives follows the daily interactions of Hla, a Mayanmar midwife, and her first ever assistant, Nyo Nyo.

2:25PM Fri. Apr. 22, Ikram Mohamed Read More | Comment »

Indie Meme Review: Biriyaani
From the opening scene of Biryaani, it’s clear exactly what kind of woman Khadeeja is. Mounted by her husband and used solely for his own benefit, Khadeeja (Kani Kusruti) has no problem making it clear that she’s not satisfied even if her own husband finds himself repulsed by her actions.

1:00PM Fri. Apr. 22, Ikram Mohamed Read More | Comment »

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Indie Meme Review: Last Film Show
The Lumiere Brothers. Eadweard Muybridge. David Lean. Stanley Kubrick. Andrei Tarkovsky. In the list of cinematic luminaries that prefaces Last Film Show, writer/director Pan Nalin should probably also give a nod to Giuseppe Tornatore.

11:40AM Thu. Apr. 21, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Five Films Not to Miss at Indie Meme 2022
With the massive success of RRR in American cinemas, it seems like more people are waking up to the idea that there's more to South Asian cinema than Bollywood - but then, Austin's Indie Meme Film Festival has been proving that for years, and will be welcoming audiences to a continent's worth of films with this year's programming.

3:30PM Thu. Apr. 14, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Sound and Vision: The Meow Wolf/Spatial Connection
Tick tock, tick tock. Somewhere in space-time, there's a countdown: at 4:20pm on April 20 (4:20 4/20), Meow Wolf will be announcing ... something.

2:00PM Thu. Apr. 14, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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