Austin Books & Comics
"...So it's a treat to see Vélez's first feature film in the series, 1927's The Gaucho, starring the legendary Douglas Fairbanks. It's almost impossible to take your eyes off the charming and agile Fairbanks (here, playing a wily leader of a band of bandits), but Vélez absolutely sparkles, matching him, frame for frame, with her own commanding screen presence..."
"...Kirby Warnock's documentary "Border Bandits" examines this thoroughly whitewashed era in Texas history through the eyes and voice of his late grandfather Roland Warnock, who witnessed the murder of two unarmed Hispanic men, 68-year-old Jesus Bazan and Antonio Longoria, by a group of Texas Rangers on Sept. 30, 1915..."
"...Revolver continues to film and is on the lookout for a newborn baby (vittles-cutting skills optional) Two documentaries by Kirby Warnock are upcoming on PBS. Look for Border Bandits, which examines alleged killings of two Mexican-American men by Texas Rangers, to air May 16..."
"...THE IMPROV BANDITS John Henry Faulk Living Theatre, Wednesday, April 7..."
"...The Improv Bandits..."
"...But what about darker, more politically oriented classical Hollywood movies that passed themselves off as melodramas, or noirs, or Westerns --anything but what their displaced subject matter subtly articulated? Case in point is 1952's Western Rancho Notorious (D: Fritz Lang; with Marlene Dietrich, Arthur Kennedy, Mel Ferrer), which for a first-time, contemporary viewer should do far more than raise eyebrows. Here's a flick about a mysterious ranch hideout known only to those few in the know as Chuck-a-luck, in which Marlene Dietrich plays Altar Keane, a former good-time girl of the Wild West who runs a ring of bandits given sanctuary at the ranch as long as they give Dietrich the obligatory 10 percent cut..."
"...BANDITS D: Katja von Garnier; with Katja Riemann, Jasmin Tabatabai, Nicolette Krebitz, Jutta Hoffman, Werner Schreyer...."
"...Yet, even if nobody delves any further into the music or buys any CDs, even if it's Absolut and not Blue Note making out like bandits, even if nobody drops a dime into the music once they leave the club, again, the people are there and they are there in large numbers. There is a tremendous opportunity for players to capitalize on this lounge trend, or this contagious pretension, or this synthetic nostalgia and revivalism, or whatever it is...."
"...They have brutal roads, with lots of dead animals and crazy driving. They [the crew's Ethiopian handlers] were keen that we wouldn't travel the roads at night because of bandits, they wanted us to get out before nightfall..."
"...By contrast, Edgar Nito's "Jaral de Berrios" is a period piece of horses and repeating rifles with two bandits in the desert. Bar the gruesomeness of the bullet hole one has in his gut, this doesn't immediately seem like horror fodder..."
"...1955 Records his first single, a 78 and 45rpm of "A Real American Joe" b/w "Rollin' Rollin'" (Sarge Records 113) as Little Doug & the Bandits (Reissued in 1975)...."
"...Discover the Rio Grande Valley with Time-Life writer Bill Starr in his book of lore and legends of an area crossed by Spanish conquistadors, pirates, bandits, and immigrants for a period of time longer than any other place in the U.S. Historical Tourist Guide to the Rio Grande Valley is a unique guide to an uncommon place..."
"...Up the road from Del Rio, Fort Clark Springs in Brackettville is a frontier fort turned resort. Established in 1852, troops from the fort protected settlers from Indians and Mexican bandits...."
"...Carbon Dos. It's not a sexy border story like drug running or train bandits, but the pollution continues to belch out of two coal-fired power plants near Piedras Negras, Coahuila, and it has caused visibility at Big Bend National Park to be reduced by almost half..."
"..."I picture it like the vehicle a rapper would buy his mom as soon as he made it big," chuckles bassist Preston Rhone. The resourceful outlaws, whose tour truly never ends, protect their baby from bandits by locking metal boots on it and the trailer's tires while they play...."
"...7pm, Stubb's Co-written and co-directed by Austin's Ellen Spiro and Phil Donahue, SXSW Film documentary Body of War is a postwar portrait of Tomas Young, paralyzed from the chest down on his fifth day of service in Iraq. Kimya Dawson, System of a Down's Serj Tankian, Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine, Brett Dennen, Brendan James, and RX Bandits are all featured on the Young-curated soundtrack, whose proceeds benefit Iraq Veterans Against the War..."
"...The film's most direct descendant is The Magnificent Seven, but it resonates throughout the action and adventure genres: in Reservoir Dogs, in The Wild Bunch, in Delta Force, in countless movies about sieges and soldiers of fortune. (Washington Post critic Desson Howe calls it "the greatest action movie ever made.") A village, beset by bandits, recruits seven ronin for defense, offering food as payment..."
"...A recent, homegrown addition to a long line of films in the lovers-on-the-lam genre, Love and a .45 is smaller than most; the simplicity of the script freshens a plot we've seen so many times before. This is not to say the film isn't over-the-top in the character department -- following bumbling yet likeable trailer-home bandits Starlene and Watty Watts as they run for the border leaves us laughing even in the face of a considerable amount of violence..."