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Creem: America’s Only Rock & Roll Magazine

NR   75 min.  

The true story of the underdog music rag that lived (and died) rock

New Reviews

Black Water: Abyss

R   98 min.

Crocs in a cave, what more do you need?


NR   90 min.  

The soaring music and short life of the man who made Disney sing

I Used To Go Here

NR   80 min.  

Delayed coming-of-age comedy still has some maturing to do

Made in Italy

R   94 min.  

Neeson and son head to Tuscany for affable, predictable bonding

River City Drumbeat

NR   94 min.  

Music and culture connected in West Louisville

She Dies Tomorrow

R   84 min.  

Deathcentric dramedy mistakes gloom for depth

The Tax Collector

R   95 min.

Shia LeBeouf goes full gonzo as the man that scares the gangs

A Thousand Cuts

NR   110 min.  

Lives on the line as press freedoms are threatened in Duterte's Philippines

Waiting For The Barbarians

112 min.

Coetzee's novel of empire and colonialism adapted

You Never Had It: An Evening With Charles Bukowski

NR   53 min.  

Lost tapes of a drunken night with the dissolute apostle

First-Run Movies


R   105 min.  

French sex work drama finds a different kind of happy ending

All I Can Say

NR   102 min.  

Blind Melon singer's home movies give you less insight than you'd think

And Then We Danced

NR   112 min.  

Georgian coming-out-drama is extraordinary only for its location


NR   116 min.  

Dance your way through this genderfluid examination of relationships


NR   132 min.  

Brazilian drama mixes social commentary and exploitation action


NR   125 min.  

Astounding true story of an airborne Cold War escape


NR   102 min.  

Scottish rave-culture story gets the details right but loses sight of the big picture

Beyond the Visible: Hilma af Klint

NR   93 min.  

History of abstract art’s lost pioneer quite literally gets in the way of its subject


PG-13   109 min.  

Vin Diesel at his most Vin Diesel in this smash mouth comic adaptation

Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets

NR   98 min.  

Intimate, semi-improvised last night at a dive bar sees delight in the dregs

The Booksellers

NR   99 min.  

Tale of New York antiquarian booksellers is the Reader's Digest version


NR   105 min.  

Annie Silverstein's gritty observation of life in rurban America

Capital in the Twenty-First Century

NR   102 min.  

History doesn't repeat itself but the rhymes are terrifying in this unmissable documentary

Corpus Christi

NR   116 min.  

Powerful Polish drama probes faith and lies


NR   77 min.  

Wrong director goes, well, wrong in this film-making spoof

Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy

NR   82 min.  

From Essex to Michoacán: the true story of the English exponent of Mexican cooking


PG   106 min.  

Downey has and is fun as the doctor who can talk with the animals


NR   83 min.  

Brian Dennehy shows his mastery in final, small performance about home

Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things

NR   89 min.  

The life and legacy of the First Lady of Jazz

Extra Ordinary

R   93 min.  

Irish supernatural comedy is a cracker

Fantastic Fungi

NR   81 min.  

There’s more to this wonderful biological documentary than mushrooms

The Fight

PG-13   96 min.  

The ACLU heads into battle to protect your constitutional rights


NR   94 min.  

Scenes from a collapsing friendship captured with astonishing empathy

A Good Woman Is Hard to Find

NR   97 min.  

British revenge drama mixes grit and slick

Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind

NR   90 min.  

The Canadian musician's legacy re-enforced, not reconsidered

Helmut Newton: The Bad and the Beautiful

NR   89 min.  

The fashion photographer's contradictions, from the glamazons who knew him

Hill of Freedom

NR   66 min.  

Delicate South Korean tale of love lost and found finally gets U.S. release

House of Hummingbird

NR   138 min.  

Korean coming-of-age drama doesn't mythologize the awkwardness of youth

In My Blood It Runs

NR   84 min.  

How erasure of Aboriginal culture splits the life of one boy

The Infiltrators

NR   92 min.  

Reckless, heroic, or both? Immigration center story told through reconstruction and fly-on-the-wall footage

John Lewis: Good Trouble

PG   96 min.  

The life of the indefatigable civil rights champion

Jumanji: The Next Level

PG-13   114 min.  

Back in the game for a fun if flimsier sequel

The Last Tree

NR   98 min.  

British migrant coming-of-age drama empathetically explores what it is to belong

Lucky Grandma

NR   87 min.  

Tsai Chin is one bad grandma in this glorious, unconventional noir

Marona's Fantastic Tale

NR   91 min.  

Animated adventures of a hound with many owners is no pointless shaggy dog story

Max Reload and the Nether Blasters

NR   100 min.  

Gamer comedy isn't for casual players

Miss Juneteenth

NR   100 min.  

Intergenerational story of life and legacy in working class Black Texas

My Darling Vivian

NR   90 min.  

Vivian Cash removed from Johnny's shadow through their daughters' voices

New French Shorts

NR   149 min.  

Queer and immigrant stories, satire and romance give new perspectives on French culture

Nothin' No Better

NR   65 min.  

The death and new life of a small Mississippi town

Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band

R   100 min.  

All the steps before that last waltz

Other Music

NR   86 min.  

History of a lost Manhattan record store keeps a basic tune

The Outpost

R   123 min.

Afghan war drama about one of the bloodiest battles


NR   112 min.  

Austin filmmakers' portrait of rurban Florida both illuminates and obfuscates

The Painter and the Thief

NR   107 min.  

Intriguing tale of crime and redemption

The Perfect Nanny

NR   100 min.  

French cuckoo-in-the-nest thriller is rarely as good as its lead

Rebuilding Paradise

PG-13   95 min.  

Ron Howard hides an eco-warning in the story of the Camp Fire inferno


R   89 min.  

Senility and the supernatural in this nerve-wracking Australian horror

The Rental

R   89 min.  

The summer camp slasher brilliantly reinvented for the vacation rental generation

Saint Frances

R   106 min.  

SXSW 2019 light-touch comedy faces growing up at 34

The Shadow of Violence

R   101 min.

Blood and regret in an Irish town


R   107 min.  

Elizabeth Moss gets in the head of the Haunting of Hill House author

Sound! Euphonium: The Movie – Our Promise: A Brand New Day

NR   100 min.  

Beloved anime franchise adds new phrasing to its familiar tune

Straight Up

NR   95 min.  

Unconventional romcom tackles the emotional challenges of the sexuality spectrum


PG   100 min.

British World War II drama stays on the Home Front


NR   117 min.  

Abel Ferrara’s (self-)portrait of the artist in (self-)martyrdom

Vitalina Varela

NR   124 min.  

Portuguese master of social observation visits migrant workers in old age

We Are Little Zombies

120 min.  

Wildly inventive Japanese musical comedy-drama finds the joy in nihilism

The Whistlers

NR   97 min.  

Convoluted Romanian noir gets lost in translation from birdsong

A White, White Day

NR   108 min.  

Icelandic revenge drama is really a perfect study of stifled grief

The Wild Goose Lake

NR   111 min.  

Chinese noir stumbles over its own remarkable style

Yes, God, Yes

R   78 min.  

Catholic sexual awakening gets a charming, honest new spin

Yourself and Yours

NR   86 min.  

Korean master Hong Sang-soo's understated dissection of how men only see women as they want

Special Screenings
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    Special Screenings

    AFS Cinema Virtual Screenings

    The quality programming you've come to expect from AFS Cinema is available virtually, and online ticket purchases will help ensure it can reopen so you can visit again in person.
    Online via www.austinfilm.org
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    Special Screenings

    Alamo on Demand

    Make any Tuesday terror-iffic, any Wednesday weird, and the rest of the week fantastic with Alamo Drafthouse curated picks via Alamo on Demand. If a film is there, it's because an Alamo programmer loves it. It's kinda like going to your favorite video store when you could do that, mixed with going to your favorite theatre, when you could do that too. Staff picks, cult classics, Found Footage Fest and Master Pancake, Weird Wednesday and Terror Tuesday, Fantastic Fest faves, they're all there for rental or purchase.
    Online via ondemand.drafthouse.com
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    Special Screenings

    Paramount Theatre at Home

    This series offers a selection of films curated by Paramount expert programmer Stephen Jannise as well as meal pairings so you can enjoy dinner and a movie. They've taken the guesswork out of movie night and arranged discounts with participating restaurants. Get all the details online.
    Online via www.austintheatre.org
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    Special Screenings

    ReOpen: A Documentary (2020)

    ReOpen is a short-format doc series that gives viewers a window into the difficult decisions that local restaurant chefs and owners are making every day to provide hospitality, keep diners safe, and save their businesses during a global pandemic. A new episode drops every Tuesday.
    Online via www.reopendoc.com
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    Special Screenings

    Shifter (2020)

    A Virtual Orbiter screening from Other Worlds Film Festival and Q&A with director Jacob Leighton Burns and producers Zackary Burns and Vinnie Hogan.
    Screening Thu.-Wed., Aug. 6-12; Q&A Wed., Aug. 12, 7:30pm 
    Online via www.otherworldsfilmfest.com
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    Special Screenings

    Violet Crown Virtual Cinema

    Violet Crown Cinema is saving a seat for you ... on the couch. They continue Magnolia Mondays as well as offering the arthouse cinema they're known for, all virtually, and ticket purchases benefit the theatre.
    Online via austin.violetcrown.com
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    Special Screenings

    All Genders, Lifestyles and Identities Film Festival

    This virtual edition, aGLIFF 33: Prism, will offer more than 65 films, with features, shorts, and events showcasing the diverse experiences of LGBTQIA people. Badges and single tickets are available, but it's also a great time to become an aGLIFF member, which gets you tons of perks for the fest and throughout the year.
    Aug. 6-16. $35 per weekend, $65 for both. 
    Online via www.agliff.org

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