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Fly Me to the Moon
Scarlett Johansson is the best thing about this kinda-silly, kinda-sweet space-race rom-com
"...achieve rocket launch. (My condolences to the Cap and Black Widow ‘shippers, who missed out on a more promising..."

July 12, 2024 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Queens, Kings, and More Events to Help You Celebrate This Weekend
Movies, theatre, classes, dancing, and more reasons to get out
"...The Watermelon Woman, a wry, cerebral romp from pioneering Black lesbian filmmaker Cheryl Dunye, follows Dunye as an indie..."

June 14, 2024 Arts Feature by James Scott

Dev Patel Swings Into South by Southwest With Monkey Man World Premiere
Fest gets new docs on Stormy Daniels, Alex Jones, and Jon Bon Jovi
"...legend of the valiant but chaotic Hanuman. Patel, a black belt martial artist and medal-winning practitioner of taekwondo in..."

Feb. 7, 2024 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Qmmunity: Top Five Scene Shakers
Qmmunity counts five major queer scene shake-ups in 2023
"...Leather presents this LGBTQ holiday market. Featuring Bat City Bootblack Brigade, Baron von Soap, Penguin After Dark, Twisted Artisan,..."

Dec. 15, 2023 Column by James Scott

Inspector Sun
Fun-filled animated comedy brings back whodunnits for kids
" solve the inevitable in-flight murder is the titular black widow (Greer) who, even more inevitably, is in the..."

Oct. 27, 2023 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Real “Bernie” Sues Prison System, Is Allowed Air-Conditioned Cell
Man who inspired dark comedy files lawsuit over prison heat
"...Bernhardt Tiede, the mortician whose murder of a wealthy widow served as the inspiration for Richard Linklater’s black comedy..."

Sept. 29, 2023 News Post by Brant Bingamon

The Chronicle Guide to the Marvel Cinematic Universe
As the Guardians of the Galaxy gather once more, every MCU film reviewed
"...The first appearance of superspy Natasha Romanoff, aka the Black Widow, and the themes of super heroic responsibility that..."

May 5, 2023 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Film Review: Being Mary Tyler Moore
New documentary reminds us there was more than just The Flip
"...revolutionary by showing a single woman – not a widow or fiancee – being successful...."

March 14, 2023 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

Five Films to Catch First at Fantastic Fest
The movies you'll want to see before drafting your year-end best-of lists
"...who falls for the prime suspect – the victim's widow (Tang Wei).FF Screenings: Sat., Sept. 24, 8pm; Tue., Sept...."

Sept. 23, 2022 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Orphan: First Kill
The cuckoo's nest classic gets a gruesome and surprising prequel
" element of classic Reagan-era feminine rivalry flicks like Black Widow and Single White Female when her "mother" starts..."

Aug. 19, 2022 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

ATX TV Festival 2022: Griselda
True-crime series promises a new side of Sofía Vergara
"...role as Colombian drug lord Griselda Blanco, aka “The Black Widow,” aka “La Dama de la Mafia,” in the..."

June 7, 2022 Screens Post by Mazzy Oliver Smallwood

To Oblivion and Beyond: A Breakdown of the Bands at Oblivion Access
Translating the scrolls at Austin’s most interesting festival of the year
"...While continuing to chant at the altar of the black-shirted heavy music realm, it also swings open the gates..."

May 6, 2022 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Qmmunity: Femme Boy Spring
Queer musician Caleb De Casper gets his own day declared at City Hall, plus upcoming queer events
"...the Boyz of Austin, alongside out-of-town superstars like Dollya Black, Blackberri, and Hunsen Abequeer. Bring the kiddos around on..."

April 22, 2022 Column by James Scott

The Best Music We Saw at SXSW on Friday
Seventies funk GOATs, queer nu metal, and so much more
"...a trifecta of sass, grass, AND class… however the black-clothing clad yobs took a long drag from a cigarette..."

March 19, 2022 SXSW Post by Thomas Fawcett

Oblivion Access Adds Danny Brown, Grouper, Death Grips’ Andy Morin and More
Experimental festival finalizes lineup for May 12-15
"...A Place to Bury Strangers Wiki *** Melt-Banana Windhand Black Dice Anika Show me the Body Cities Aviv ***..."

Feb. 10, 2022 Music Post by Rachel Rascoe

SXSW Film Goes Right to the Moon
Apollo 10 1/2, Sandra Bullock, and more join movie list
"...serial version of Swimming With Sharks, the cult 1994 black comedy about the merciless nature of Hollywood life...."

Feb. 2, 2022 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
"...The late Kurt Cobain loved turtles, according to his widow, Courtney Love...."

Oct. 1, 2021 Column by Mr. Smarty Pants

Black Widow
What happened in Budapest no longer stays in Budapest as Marvel learns spycraft
" in-joke between Natasha Romanoff and Clint Barton, aka Black Widow and Hawkeye, one that has always hinted to..."

July 9, 2021 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The Return of Ted Lasso, the Rescheduled Tokyo Olympics, and 44 Other TV Somethings to Consume in July
Also: a Gossip Girl reboot, dueling Love Islands
"...quarantined at a Las Vegas resort and the real-world Black Lives Matter movement informing frank conversations on the show..."

July 1, 2021 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Alamo Drafthouse Reopening Locations Nationwide
Mueller, Village to light back up across the summer
"...with higher Covid-19 vaccination rates, and major releases including Black Widow and Fast & Furious 9. However, the unexpected..."

April 29, 2021 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Oscars Love Austin ... They Really Love Us
Alamo, McConaughey headline #TheBigScreenIsBack campaign
"...Time to Die, The Suicide Squad, In the Heights, Black Widow, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings..."

April 26, 2021 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Into the Woods, In Search of Sator
The secret family history behind Jordan Graham's supernatural horror
"...them to understand it better. … She had a black widow spider in the house, and when we would..."

April 10, 2021 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Searing documentary from the 1972 National Black Political Convention finally restored
"...Nationtime is a cinema verité record of the National Black Political Convention, an assembly of approximately 10,000 African Americans..."

Nov. 27, 2020 Movie Review by Steve Davis

It's Gonna Get Pitch Black at Other Worlds
David Twohy named this year's Defender of the Universe
"...J. Levi. Wrath of Khan mastermind Nicholas Meyer. The Black Hole explorer Gary Nelson. SF icon Sybil Danning. All..."

Nov. 17, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

“Marianne Levy: Grimm Re-Articulated” at the Dougherty Arts Center
This exhibition of ceramic sculptures recasts fairy tales with animals who are more human than the people in the originals
"...with tall, spiky points; skintight dark hood with a widow's peak; long black cape; high curled collar; bloodred jewel..."

July 10, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
Here's what we're listening to
"...From the top, "Black Widow" emphasizes the full power of the jazz combo...."

June 19, 2020 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

My Black Widow
She does, you know, whatever a spider can
"...Latin name, the name that scientists use, for a black widow spider. My own Latrodectus mactans is named Erzsébet...."

Feb. 14, 2020 Features Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Faster Than Sound: Goodbye Prop B, Hello HOT Monies
Following the defeat of Proposition B, Austin music advocates brainstorm applications of the first city funding for commercial music
"...nominations Wednesday, Nov. 20, yielded bountiful Austin recognition, with Black Pumas landing in the vaunted Best New Artist category..."

Nov. 22, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Book Review: A Cosmology of Monsters
Shaun Hamill pens an achingly aware homage to horrors past
"...creature with orange glowing eyes and access to magical black flowers that grow in some tangential realm which will..."

Oct. 21, 2019 Arts Post by Roberto Ontiveros

Austin Film Festival to Honor James Ivory and Ron Bass
Oscar winners joined by The Farewell, Seinfeld writers
"...with his sophomore effort in 1987's Gardens of Stone, Black Widow, Rain Man (for which he won an Oscar),..."

Sept. 4, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

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