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BlacKkKlansman
Spike Lee's wild true-life story would be a better documentary
"...of the American racist right has many of those) BlacKkKlansman also shows Lee at his weakest. The slight running..."

Aug. 10, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

UT Grad Brings Politics Back to the Multiplex With The Oath
Producer Ray Mansfield and star/first-time filmmaker Ike Barinholtz on their timely satire
"...been a shift, with movies like Get Out and BlacKkKlansman unafraid to show their political credentials, and to reflect..."

Oct. 19, 2018 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

If Beale Street Could Talk
Moonlight director Barry Jenkins adapts Baldwin's tale of love and racism
"...Could Talk. While undoubtedly stirring similar social currents as BlacKkKlansman, there's more sadness here than rage, as the pair..."

Dec. 21, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The Hate U Give
Astounding adaptation of YA novel critiques race in modern America
"...out this year. (And, yes, that includes Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman and Boots Riley’s Sorry to Bother You.)..."

Oct. 12, 2018 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Monsters and Men
Racism drama never matches its powerhouse opening sequence
"...are realized. Dennis (Washington, who starred in this summer’s BlacKkKlansman) is the off-duty cop in the opening sequence, who..."

Oct. 5, 2018 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Playback: White Denim Breaks Free
White Denim’s new LP Performance signals a new era of emancipation for Austin’s prog rockers, and Como Las Movies rides a nuevo wave
"...song "Lion Eyes" soundtracks the new Spike Lee joint BlacKkKlansman. The Austin duo originally submitted a tune to Lee..."

Aug. 24, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Beth//James
"...After helping soundtrack Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman with 2017's "Lion Eyes," tender folk duo Mikaela Beth..."

Feb. 8, 2019 Music Review by Rachel Rascoe

Faster Than Sound: I’m Just Not Into Labels
CD Baby brings DIY Musician Conference to Austin, Sidewinder won't be ready for SXSW, and PledgeMusic withholds Fastball campaign funds
"..."Lion Eyes," ended up in the acclaimed director's Oscar-nominated BlacKkKlansman. Without a label, Kahn says navigating the legal details..."

Feb. 1, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Austin Film Critics Release 2018 Awards Nominee Lists
Roster includes new stunt and mo-cap categories
"...Sorry to Bother You The Favourite Best Adapted Screenplay Blackkklansman Can You Ever Forgive Me? If Beale Street Could..."

Dec. 28, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Austin Chronicle Top 10 Films of 2018
Our favorite films from our least favorite year
"...about the African-American experience, but this year we had BlacKkKlansman, Blindspotting, Sorry to Bother You, If Beale Street Could..."

Dec. 28, 2018 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Richard Whittaker’s Top 10 Films of 2018
"...Roma, BlacKkKlansman, Sorry to Bother You Most Underrated..."

Dec. 28, 2018 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Josh Kupecki’s Top 10 Films of 2018
"...Minding the Gap, BlacKkKlansman, Free Solo Most Overrated..."

Dec. 28, 2018 Screens Feature by Josh Kupecki

Marjorie Baumgarten’s Top 10 Films of 2018
"...Stone enlivens this sharp tale of palace intrigue. 9) BlacKkKlansman..."

Dec. 28, 2018 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Marc Savlov’s Top 10 Films of 2018
"...Eighth Grade, BlacKkKlansman, Black Panther Most Overrated..."

Dec. 28, 2018 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Danielle White’s Top 10 Films of 2018
"...Alfonso Cuarón (Roma), Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman), Bo Burnham (Eighth Grade) Best Original Screenplay..."

Dec. 28, 2018 Screens Feature by Danielle White

Matthew Monagle’s Top 10 Films of 2018
"...Mid90s, Hereditary, BlacKkKlansman Most Underrated..."

Dec. 28, 2018 Screens Feature by Matthew Monagle

Capital City Black Film Festival Returns With New Voices
After a forced hiatus, stronger than ever
"...Blindspotting. Black Panther. BlacKkKlansman. Sorry to Bother You. 2018 has been a banner..."

Aug. 31, 2018 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Unleashing the Summer Blockbusters
Your cinematic calendar for the must-see big releases
"...BlacKkKlansman (Focus Features, not yet rated) Spike Lee's eagerly awaited..."

May 18, 2018 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

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