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Austin Film Festival: Newcomer
Nothing is what it seems in the near-perfect psychological thriller Newcomer. It’s a jigsaw puzzle of a movie in which the pieces are merely sounds, leaving its titular neophyte to naively imagine a truth that fits his conscience.

12:45PM Sat. Oct. 31, 2015, Steve Davis Read More | Comment »

Austin Film Festival: The Lion’s Path
This debut feature from Québecoise director Stéphan Beaudoin gets high marks for its excellent ensemble cast and its clever and occasionally alarming portrait of a communal psychotherapy group in rural Canada and the manipulative mind games that go on there.

12:15PM Sat. Oct. 31, 2015, Marc Savlov Read More | Comment »

Austin Film Festival: Booger Red
Adapted from Michael Hall’s 2009 Texas Monthly article “Across the Line,” Booger Red is an explosive example of cinematic “new journalism” that re-examines the facts surrounding one of the state’s most horrific cases of alleged child sex rings.

11:45AM Sat. Oct. 31, 2015, Marc Savlov Read More | Comment »

Austin Film Festival: El Jeremias
Jeremias is only 8 years old, but in his short time on Earth he has done a thorough job of becoming an outsider. Bored with school, pushed around by classmates, and lost in the shuffle at home, this sweet and precocious kid just can’t win.

11:30AM Sat. Oct. 31, 2015, Caitlin Moore Read More | Comment »

Austin Film Festival: Jack's Apocalypse
Desperation. Isolation. Stragglers gathering together in tribal groupings, desperate for succor, willing to trade their teeth for one last drink. Is anyone shocked that the end of the world will start on Sixth Street?

10:40AM Sat. Oct. 31, 2015, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

DVDanger: This Is Halloween
Everyone has their favorite Halloween movie. Personally, it's the rock 'em, shock 'em glory of Trick 'r Treat, its bag-headed, candy-crunching icon Sam a virtual saint in my household. But sometimes, you may want a change, or at least some counterprogramming, from your seasonal must-see.

9:00AM Sat. Oct. 31, 2015, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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Chronicle Recommends: Satanic Films
Every month, the Chronicle’s film critics select a theme and offer movie recommendations. It's Halloween season, so we decided to spotlight our favorite depictions of the Father of Lies himself, Satan.

2:25PM Fri. Oct. 30, 2015, Chronicle Film Staff Read More | Comment »

13 Reasons to Love Wizard World
If it's Halloween in Austin, it must be Wizard World, the travelling circus of comics, pop culture, and fandom. But aside from the wallet-emptying trade show floor, and the dozens of artists all taking commissions, there's some weird and wonderful programming to enjoy. Here's 13 of the most deranged, charming, and suitably seasonally spooky.

11:40AM Fri. Oct. 30, 2015, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

SXSW Cancels Panels, Cites Safety Threats
Events get canceled at SXSW every year. Bands drop out, films have technical issues, panelists and moderators oversleep. However, the festival has announced that two panels scheduled for SXSW Interactive 2016 have been canceled over security concerns.

12:35PM Tue. Oct. 27, 2015, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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