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Climax
Gaspar Noé's acid freakout dance-a-thon teaches us that drugs are bad, m'kay
"...interesting in his childish confrontationist tendencies. Instead, he's an arthouse Tom Six. He is clearly and undeniably a technically..."

March 1, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Piercing
A wannabe serial killer gets more than he anticipates in this dark comedy
"...inevitably make the audience flinch. Melding underground horror with arthouse intimacy, rarely has the question "Can these crazy kids..."

Feb. 1, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

2019 SXSW Film Venue Guide
Where to go, how to get there, and how to navigate the lines
"...But it’s worth the trek to see Austin’s newest arthouse theatre, a passion project of the Austin Film Society..."

Jan. 29, 2019 SXSW Post

Replicas
What hath science wrought? A dull cloning thriller, that's what.
"...through in the 1980s with well-received performances in offbeat arthouse successes, flirtations with Oscar-friendly studio fare, a Nineties action..."

Jan. 18, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Start Your Week With Magnolia Mondays
Violet Crown season highlights the indie powerhouse
"...nearly 20 years’ worth of titles ranging from beloved arthouse indies to foreign features and Oscar-winning films. Banowsky explained..."

Jan. 14, 2019 Screens Post by Britt Hayes

Top 10 Festival Films You Haven't Seen Yet
From charming zombies to pompous actors, 10 films to seek in 2019
"...theater troupe misguidedly adapting Macbeth would have been an arthouse smash hit, especially with Carol Kane trading her trademark..."

Jan. 11, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Dial Code Santa Claus Is This Year's Christmas Surprise
You better watch out for this Pere Noël
"...Henri-Georges Clouzot (Diabolique). "They had nothing to do with arthouse movies," he said. "They were entertaining and deep. But..."

Dec. 21, 2018 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest Review: In Fabric
Definitely say yes to this dress
"...line with his giallo influences, breathing life into lush arthouse horror iconography that pays homage to kings like Dario..."

Sept. 21, 2018 Screens Post by Jenny Nulf

Mandy
Nicolas Cage is stunning in this hallucinogenic revenger
"...the most unique and monstrously creative voices of post-millennial arthouse horror with his debut...."

Sept. 14, 2018 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Dirty Secrets Behind Sex Madness Revealed
Exploitation goes meta with a new twist on a vintage sleazefest
"...That's when film archivist and preservationist Bret Wood, of arthouse distribution firm Kino Lorber, suggested a slate of films..."

Sept. 14, 2018 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Austin Tattoo Shops Offering Friday the 13th Deals
Looking for a lucky tattoo? We’ve got you covered.
"...Arthouse Tattoo (15409 RR 620 N.)..."

July 12, 2018 Chron Events Post by Sarah Marloff

The Dangerous World of Jean-Paul Belmondo
AFS explores the action star beyond Breathless
"...The series pairs both Belmondo's arthouse classics with his time as one of the premier..."

July 6, 2018 Screens Feature by Josh Kupecki

The Austin Arts Hall of Fame Class of 2018
Actor/director Norman Blumensaadt, dance artists Kathy Dunn Hamrick and Anuradha Naimpally, and philanthropists Jeanne and Michael Klein join the ranks of cultural heroes
"...the Ransom Center gain the Ed Ruscha archives and Arthouse renovate its Downtown headquarters (now home to the Contemporary..."

May 25, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Get in the Spirit of Spring With These Classic Movies
Our critics poke their noses out after winter
"...on the Left. Bergman and cinematographer Sven Nykvist’s 1960 arthouse classic is the grandfather of all rape/revenge movies, a..."

April 7, 2018 Screens Post by Chronicle Film Staff

Loveless
Russia's middle class eviscerates itself.
"...of “real life” – make this less a Russian arthouse import than a doleful slice of anti-life. See it..."

March 30, 2018 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

SXSW Film Review: Fast Color
Why isn't Gugu Mbatha-Raw a household name by now?
"...Junipero.” Her presence is commanding, and in Julia Hart’s arthouse superhero film Fast Color she’s a beacon to behold...."

March 12, 2018 SXSW Post by Jenny Nulf

Team Hurricane Is an Arthouse Anthem for Teenage Girls at SXSW
Annika Berg's feature film debut dives into the maelstrom of youth

March 9, 2018 Screens Feature by Beth Sullivan

Red Sparrow
Erotic spy thriller is Fifty Shades of Gorky Park.
"...Lurching away from the high-budget arthouse controversy of Mother!, Jennifer Lawrence returns to action as..."

March 2, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

2018 SXSW Film Venue Guide
Where to go, how to get there, and how to navigate the lines
"...But it’s worth the trek to see Austin’s newest arthouse theatre, a passion project of the Austin Film Society..."

March 1, 2018 SXSW Post

A Broken Trust at the Alamo Drafthouse
After executive mismanagement of sexual harassment accusations, the movie chain reconsiders what it means to do the right thing
"...version of a grindhouse, an upmarket dollar theatre, an arthouse with edge. Founded in 1997, it was one single-screen..."

March 2, 2018 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Chronicle Recommends: Films About Pets
Sit! Stay! Good movie!
"...lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, but Kelly Reichardt's arthouse drama about a dead-broke drifter (Michelle Williams) and her..."

Feb. 15, 2018 Screens Post by Chronicle Film Staff

Gay Place
OUTsider Fest, Andrea Gibson, and more heat up the week ahead
"...Homo Arigato Presents Pink Narcissus An arthouse film about a male prostitute and his sexual fantasies..."

Feb. 16, 2018 Column by Sarah Marloff

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool
Annette Bening soars in the last days of starlet Gloria Grahame
"...special yin-and-yang of flinty and vulnerable. She’s delivered in arthouse films equal to her talent (The Kids Are All..."

Feb. 2, 2018 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Top 10 Festival Films of 2017 You Haven't Seen Yet
From zombie musicals to political scandals, a bumper year
"...cousin, the directorial debut of Roope Olenius is part arthouse hillbilly horror, part stylized political meditation, and an excellent..."

Jan. 1, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Austin Chronicle Top 10 Films of 2017
The year in cinema, and the Chronicle’s top 10 lists
"...Name would, until recently, have been tagged as an arthouse gay romance. Instead, it gained a foothold in multiplexes...."

Dec. 29, 2017 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Thor: Ragnarok
The Marvel Universe's funniest movie to date
"...the Conchords and the writer/director of the very fine arthouse comedies What We Do in the Shadows and Hunt..."

Nov. 3, 2017 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

DVDanger: Brawl in Cell Block 99
Vince Vaughn and Udo Kier on being the heavy
"...Kier, whose role in Andy Warhol's outrageously gory 1973 arthouse shocker Flesh for Frankenstein immediately transformed him into an..."

Oct. 15, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Darren Aronofsky Speaking at SXSW
Mother! director, plus Keith Urban and more added
"...his IMDb page, few filmmakers have so successfully welded arthouse and multiplex. Even his most divisive projects like The..."

Oct. 10, 2017 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

“Jewels in the Wasteland” Returns
Richard Linklater's series is back with more Eighties gems
"...Born on the Fourth of July. Meanwhile, more established arthouse names like Éric Rohmer (Boyfriends and Girlfriends), Barbet Schroeder..."

Oct. 6, 2017 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Future Imperfect: Our Favorite Dystopian Films
VOTE: Deadly roller derby, sad clones, and a Road Warrior duke it out
"...In Luc Besson’s arthouse answer to The Road Warrior, an unexplained (and unexplainable)..."

Sept. 28, 2017 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

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