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DVDanger: A Dark Song
Stare into the abyss, and the abyss stares straight back at you. That's the poetic magic at the heart of new supernatural thriller A Dark Song. When his characters pull back the veil on the uncanny, writer/director Liam Gavin said, "It has consequences. This is not a story where it all turns out well in the end."

9:00AM Sun. Apr. 30, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

"Nobody's Right"
Documentarian Ken Burns visited Austin Thursday, promoting his latest film project: The Vietnam War. It’s described as a 10-part, 18-hour documentary series, and an “immersive 360-degree narrative … the epic story of the war as it has never before been told on film.”

7:30PM Thu. Apr. 27, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Mondo First Look at Gravity Falls
Time to head to the Mystery Shack! Wait, this isn't Roadkill County. This is the Mondo Gallery, and the first look at their Gravity Falls print for the upcoming Never Grow Up: A Disney Art Show collaboration with Cyclops Print Works.

9:45PM Tue. Apr. 25, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

DVDanger: Tales From the Hood
A great anthology needs two things: great stories, and a great linking mechanism, chaining the horror together. Tales From the Hood has both, plus one of the most underrated horror hosts in mini-terror cinematic history, and is a masterful, if forgotten, corner of African-American big studio cinema.

4:00PM Tue. Apr. 25, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Peter O'Toole Archives Land at HRC
The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas has added to its celebrated holdings with the recently announced acquisition of the archives of screen and stage legend Peter O’Toole. The actor, who died in 2013, became an international star with his breakthrough screen role as T.E. Lawrence in Lawrence of Arabia.

11:55AM Sat. Apr. 22, Marjorie Baumgarten Read More | Comment »

Ben Wheatley Catches Free Fire
SXSW 2017 saw two of the UK's leading directors arriving with American crime films. Edgar Wright unleashed Baby Driver, which he described as a 90-minute car chase with a 90-second gun fight: With Free Fire, he noted, Ben Wheatley did the polar opposite.

8:00AM Fri. Apr. 21, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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Bullock Museum Screens Bonnie and Clyde
The reaction to Bonnie and Clyde is almost as famous as the film itself. When Arthur Penn’s chronicle of Depression-era gangsterism came out in 1967, critics lined up on both sides, full of both excoriation and praise. It was hailed as a taboo-busting masterpiece by some; others thought its violence a portent of a frightening moral degeneracy.

5:30PM Wed. Apr. 19, Dougie Gerrard Read More | Comment »

The Dystopia of Perfection in Teleios
In space, no one can hear you do crunches. In sci-fi thriller Teleios, the crew of a spaceship are supposed to be physically perfect, and that had to be reflected in the cast. Writer/director Ian Truitner said, "Those aren't painted abs. Those are the real deal."

12:45PM Mon. Apr. 17, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Chronicle Recommends: Baseball Films
Every month, the Chronicle’s film critics select a theme and offer movie recommendations. To celebrate the return of America’s pastime, we pick our favorite baseball films. Play ball!

1:39PM Fri. Apr. 14, Chronicle Film Staff Read More | Comment »

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