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Watch The First Trailer For Raise Hell, The Story of Molly Ivins
Molly Ivins was a trailblazer: a woman in Texas political journalism when they were rarer than horse feathers, an unabashed iconoclast, and a firebrand who left the national stage to concentrate on Texas' mess. Now her story receives the documentary treatment, and fittingly Texas gets it first.

11:30AM Thu. Aug. 8, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Alamo Drafthouse Launches El Paso and Dayton Fundraisers
Last weekend's horrifying mass murders in Dayton and El Paso have shocked the nation, and left many survivors, and the dependents of victims, in dire straits. Today, the Alamo Drafthouse is joining the fundraising effort, with a new giving program designed to let audiences assist those in need as they buy tickets.

10:00AM Wed. Aug. 7, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

A War on Passivity: Rick Alverson and Tye Sheridan Climb The Mountain
"Bloated, pacified bodies, fed on a steady diet of anasthesia." Rick Alverson is blunt in his description of his nightmare audience, and his latest film, The Mountain, employs A-list headliners (Jeff Goldblum and Tye Sheridan) to shake them from their passive stupor

1:30PM Tue. Aug. 6, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Fantasia Review: Black Magic For White Boys
No one makes genre films like Onur Tukel. His genius is in taking a mundane situation, inserting a genre trope (vampires, serial killers, genetic modification) and making the scenario even more mundane and prosaic.

2:00AM Mon. Aug. 5, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Fantasia Review: Blood & Flesh: The Reel Life & Ghastly Death of Al Adamson
Al Adamson was a hack. He was a grindhouse schlock vendor who churned out movies designed to unspool while horny teens made out at the drive-in, or play on the VHS at pizza and beer parties. He was a nice guy, and he died a death that was as unbelievably gruesome as anything he filmed.

1:11AM Mon. Aug. 5, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Fantasia Review: The Deeper You Dig
What would you do for revenge? Kill someone? Risk damnation? And what would you do to avoid such retribution?

1:09AM Mon. Aug. 5, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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Fantasia Review: Stare
When you think of Japanese horror, the first image that creeps to mind is the yūrei: the long-haired woman, a spirit of implacable, blind vengeance who hides a terrible secret behind a waterfall of flat, black tresses. And at this point, it feels like the genre has been done to death.

12:25AM Mon. Aug. 5, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

One in a Crowd: "Citizen"
Austin's activist and filmmaking communities are combining for a new documentary: But they need your crowdfunding support to tell the story.

12:30PM Fri. Aug. 2, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Concordia University Unveils Facilities for New Esports Program
The wooded grounds of Concordia are quiet but filled with promise this time of year. They await the fall semester and the accompanying inundation of students. Similarly, 14 PCs whir gently awaiting players to showcase the power masked by static purple screensavers glowing with the university’s new esports logo.

2:00PM Tue. Jul. 30, James Renovitch Read More | Comment »

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