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Opening Night at Guzu Gallery
Who wants a scare in their stocking? Friday night, Guzu Gallery opened its latest show, holiday/horror hybrid "They're Coming to Get You," and some of the artists were on hand to discuss bringing Christmas fear to the seasonal cheer.

8:00AM Wed. Dec. 6, 2017, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Holiday Viewing: The Lion in Winter
Eleanor of Aquitaine, greeting her estranged husband, King Henry II: “How dear of you to let me out of jail.”
Henry: “It’s only for the holidays.”

12:01AM Wed. Dec. 6, 2017, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

Holiday Viewing: Elf
Christmas season at my parents’ house always meant time spent with family (my mom being my favorite, of course), preparing and eating good food (mostly made by my mom), and watching movies and our favorite shows.

12:01AM Tue. Dec. 5, 2017, Mark Fagan Read More | Comment »

Holiday Viewing: The Dead
O, the rain falls on my heavy locks
And the dew wets my skin,
My babe lies cold …

That tragic refrain hangs over a most unexpected literary adaptation: The Dead, John Huston's version of James Joyce's snow-smothered novella.

12:01AM Mon. Dec. 4, 2017, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Holiday Viewing: A Christmas Tale
“Merry Christmas, baby,” croons Otis Redding from the scratched LP in the living room, but there doesn’t seem at first like there’s much to be merry about at the Vuillards' Christmas gathering – certainly not mom’s cancer or cousin’s heartsickness or grandson’s cracked-up dalliance with knives, to name a few in a stocking stuffed with maladies.

12:01AM Sun. Dec. 3, 2017, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

Holiday Viewing: Black Christmas
Who said Christmas is fun? Cold. Damp. Scarlet-clad strangers breaking into your house. Carol singers. It's Halloween with pneumonia. So no wonder its most glorious gift was one of the first slasher flicks.

12:01AM Sat. Dec. 2, 2017, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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Austin Heads to Sundance
Someone tell the Zellner brothers to pack their winter gear: Alongside Austin native Ethan Hawke, their latest film has been announced as part of the 110 features screening at the Sundance Film Festival.

9:00AM Fri. Dec. 1, 2017, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Fantastic Fest Announces New Board
There was an undoubted cloud hanging over Fantastic Fest 2017, so much so that some attendees openly questioned whether it would or could continue. However, the genre film festival has just announced a new board of directors – many of whom are already fixtures at the event – to reorient its future.

8:35AM Fri. Dec. 1, 2017, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Holiday Viewing: The Shop Around the Corner
James Stewart was perfect for the part – “the antithesis of the old-time matinee idol; he holds his public by his very lack of a handsome face or a suave manner.” Frank Capra may very well have been drawn to the same qualities when he cast Stewart in It’s a Wonderful Life, but in 1940, it was Ernst Lubitsch who spotted the everyman in his leading man.

12:01AM Fri. Dec. 1, 2017, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

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