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Other Worlds Austin Has The Answer
Writer/director Iqbal Ahmed talks identity before Texas debut
"...years of struggling to get movies made, writer/director Iqbal Ahmed quit trying to pitch projects and just made his..."

May 18, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Nightcrawler
Jake Gyllenhaal gives a terrifically fierce performance as a tenacious and delusional self-actualizer.
"...by: Dan Gilroy. Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed, Bill Paxton and Michael Hyatt...."

Oct. 31, 2014 Movie Review by William Goss

Four Lions
This very black comedy about a group of bumbling jihadists is farce that ain't foolin' from the mind of British satirist Chris Morris.
"...Directed by: Chris Morris. Starring: Riz Ahmed, Arsher Ali, Nigel Lindsay, Kayvan Novak and Adeel Akhtar...."

Nov. 5, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Hugo Rising
The nominees for science fiction's best novel of 2013 find a new guard challenging the old
"...Hugo Gernsback, editor of the first pulp magazine, are bestowed on outstanding science fiction and fantasy work from the..."

Aug. 30, 2013 Arts Feature by Amy Gentry

Venom
Spider-Man's nemesis gets a spin-off without web-head
"...by: Ruben Fleischer. Starring: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze and Reid Scott...."

Oct. 12, 2018 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Closed Circuit
Paranoia strikes deep in this Brit courtroom suspenser.
"...Rebecca Hall, Ciarán Hinds, Jim Broadbent, Denis Moschitto, Riz Ahmed, Anne-Marie Duff, Kenneth Cranham and Julia Stiles...."

Aug. 30, 2013 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

LoneStarCon 3: The Jo Walton Interview
The Hugo-winning author of 'Among Others' really loves books
"...genre-bending book that won last year’s Hugo Award for Best Novel, beating out, among others, George R. R. Martin’s..."

Aug. 30, 2013 Books Post by Amy Gentry

Star Wars: Episode One – The Phantom Menace
It's time to find out if a 3-D lightsaber is any more effective than 1999's 2-D model.
"...Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Jake Lloyd, Natalie Portman, Pernilla August, Ahmed Best, Samuel L. Jackson and Ray Park. It's 22..."

Feb. 10, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Robot Chicken: Star Wars
This spoof is sure to keep that inner problem child happy
"...Breckin Meyer, Star Wars alumni Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Ahmed Best (Jar Jar Binks), and George Lucas (yes, that..."

July 25, 2008 Screens Review by Richard Whittaker

Star Wars: Episode II -- Attack of the Clones
"...Directed by: George Lucas. Starring: Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Ahmed Best, Jimmy Smits, Temuera Morrison, Pernilla August, Ian McDiarmid,..."

May 17, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Naked City
"...4 against American Airlines on behalf of Mohammed Ali Ahmed, alleging the Texas-based air carrier violated his civil rights..."

June 14, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Food
"...Best Phonetically Correct Restaurant NameAy Chiwawa!..."

Sept. 24, 1999 Best of Austin Feature

Tandoori Junkie
Over the years Austin has absorbed (and discarded) several new Indian restaurants, most in the mode of the classic Americanized Indian dining establishment. But within the past few years, we have been fortunate enough to attract a new class of Indian restaurants. Mick Vann has compiled a guide to them.
"...share the same menu, and they are perhaps the best-known mini-chain of Austin's Indian restaurants. Austinites are most familiar..."

Feb. 16, 2001 Food Feature by Mick Vann

ATX Television Festival: 'Boy Meets World' Meets Austin
TV fest adds lost Linklater pilot, genre faves, and more
"...no whammies, no whammies). Strong, who played Cory Matthews' best friend Shawn Hunter before meeting a sloppy end in..."

March 28, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Film Reviews
"...Feature, Headliners D: Chris Morris; with Kayvan Novak, Riz Ahmed, Nigel Lindsay, Adeel Akhtar..."

March 26, 2010 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Fables of the Reconstruction
A confidential internal U.S. memo describes a Coalition / Iraqi administration sinking into chaos
"...other CPA officials. He praises Iraqi National Congress leader Ahmed Chalabi, and laments a lack of unqualified U.S. support..."

April 16, 2004 News Feature by Jason Vest

Master of the Improbable
When someone says something can't be done, trust Turk Pipkin to say 'Wanna bet?'
"...and far enough out there that success seems, at best, implausible. And yet, he is able to master them...."

Oct. 29, 2004 Books Feature by Robert Faires

Film Independent Spirit Award Nominations Announced
Boyhood, Kumiko earn multiple nods
"...racked up an impressive five nominations, with nods for Best Feature, Best Director, Best Supporting Female (Patricia Arquette), Best..."

Nov. 25, 2014 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

SXSW Film Announces Features Lineup
Competitive narratives and docs unveiled, plus more
"...paths with a stray dog. Cast: Barkhad Abdirahman, Faysal Ahmed , Christina Baldwin, Ayla, Fathia Absie, Jamaal “Happy Khalif”..."

Feb. 2, 2016 Screens Post by Josh Kupecki

Postmarks
"...Shamim Ahmed..."

Oct. 3, 1997 Column

Timbuktu
Jihad in Mali goes from comic to horrific in the blink of an eye.
"...Directed by: Abderrahmane Sissako. Starring: Ibrahim Ahmed (aka Pino), Toulou Kiki, Abel Jafri, Fatoumata Diawara, Hichem..."

March 6, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Letters at 3AM: The Second Story
Remembering the cowardice and dysfunction of the White House on 9 / 11
"...Zelda Fitzgerald's Law kicked in: "People always believe the best story."..."

Sept. 9, 2011 Column by Michael Ventura

Alamo World Domination Plan Continues Unabated
The Drafthouse announces a new distribution banner
"...Independent Camera Award at Karlovy Vary and was voted Best Narrative Feature by audiences at the Los Angeles Film..."

Sept. 9, 2010 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

How the West Was Won
SXSWUK 2008
"...the Grammys and never-ever-getting-a-visa boys Babyshambles put together the best LP of their career – this despite Pete Doherty's..."

Feb. 22, 2008 Music Feature by Marc Savlov

Letters at 3AM
The film Babel is winning awards, but none of them for Best Comedy. It seems I'm fated to laugh alone.
"...in Fault-Line City it won't sell anywhere, and you'd best find other wares to peddle. (Sometimes we're kept honest..."

Dec. 8, 2006 Column by Michael Ventura

News Roundup: Anti-Choice Work Is Never Done
Ken Paxton is an anti-abortnik
"...a trio of felony indictments, perhaps this isn't the best time for the AG to be doling out legal..."

Oct. 12, 2015 News Post by the News Staff

Naked City
Breaking news from Austin and beyond.
"...week a federal judge halted the tribunal of Salim Ahmed Hamdan – reportedly Osama bin Laden's former driver –..."

Nov. 19, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Intelligence?
"...had dozens of briefings handed to them by the best intelligence services in the U.S. stating, "Bin Laden told..."

April 12, 2004 Postmarks

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...own and in great numbers just decided it was best if they bombarded the same ole neighborhood they had..."

Dec. 31, 1999 Column

Fractured Fairytales
The Songwriting Castle
"...Rondor's Barbara Vanderlin and Bugle's Karen Ahmed are two of the folks that make sure this..."

Oct. 17, 1997 Music Feature

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