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Mary and the Witch's Flower
Studio Ghibli alums stick to the formula for magical tale.
" various animation room roles on four (Howl's Moving Castle, Tales From Earthsea, The Secret World of Arrietty, and..."

Feb. 16, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Early Man
Aardman's prehistoric animation has some evolving to do.
"...the nefarious Lord Nooth (Hiddleston). Shenanigans ensue – a castle break-in, mistaken identity – and then the underdog Dug..."

Feb. 16, 2018 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Five Pet Cats in Modern Fiction
And you won’t believe what happens to the third one
"...from Shirley Jackson’s We Have Always Lived In the Castle – which creepy narrative is, btw, soon to exist..."

Feb. 15, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

One in a Crowd
Local crowdfundung campaigns
"...are offering three different sets to backers including Camping, Castle Furnishings, and Castle Siege sets...."

Feb. 16, 2018 Screens Column by Milo Webb

Wes Anderson Brings Isle of Dogs to SXSW
Plus Midnighters bring the gore, and Alita party
"..."Allen Anders – Live at the Comedy Castle" (circa 1987) D: Laura Moss Footage of Allen Anders'..."

Feb. 7, 2018 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

Holiday Viewing: The Lion in Winter
It’s 1183 … but squabbling with the family is timeless
"...he also loathes both his parents. Next-in-line Geoffrey (John Castle), a conniver and classic middle child, stirs up dissent..."

Dec. 6, 2017 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

The remarkable life of a blind card mechanic
" the bewilderment of his audiences at Hollywood’s Magic Castle and other venues (you’ll be open-mouthed and slack-jawed as..."

Nov. 3, 2017 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Victoria & Abdul
An unlikely friendship develops in this period piece
"...takes a shine to a Scottish servant at Balmoral Castle. Both films are very circumspect and stingy with information..."

Oct. 6, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Fantastic Fest Review: Mary and the Witch's Flower
Ghibli alums stick to the formula for magical tale
"...on all four (as an animator on Howl's Moving Castle and Tales From Earthsea, before directing The Secret World..."

Sept. 30, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Fishing With the Heron King
Name Sayers take us to river
"...a lake and is invited to stay at his castle. There, Perceval receives a warm welcome with a big..."

Sept. 11, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Your Weekend in Film
What major releases and one-off screenings are worth your theatre time
"...This Week’s Pick: The Glass Castle..."

Aug. 11, 2017 Screens Post by The Screens Staff

How Jimmy Buffett's "Margaritaville" Became the Most Valuable Song of All Time
Buffett began composing the song after visiting a local Mexican restaurant
"...among local songwriters. He honed his solo act at Castle Creek with performances relying as much on a definitively..."

July 21, 2017 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Beauty and the Beast
A live-action remake of the Disney film
"...integration of the enchanted computer-generated residents of the Beast’s castle and the flesh-and-blood Belle and Beast, this is (after..."

March 24, 2017 Movie Review by Steve Davis

A Cure for Wellness
Gothic mystery is hard to swallow
" solve the mystery that’s contained by the Alpine castle and embraced by its docile residents, but it’s a..."

Feb. 17, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Ballet Austin's Belle Redux: A Tale of Beauty & the Beast
In its striking concept and execution, Stephen Mills' take on the fairy tale was his most fully realized story ballet since Hamlet
"...ways. In dreams and before mirrors in the Beast's castle, Belle saw others marked with the same blood-red stripe..."

Feb. 17, 2017 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Playback: Austin Week in Angers, France
Kevin Curtin runs into more than a handful of musical Austinites on the other side of the globe
"...historic, having begun in 2011. Yet something about the castle-filled college town in western France unequivocally vibes of our..."

Sept. 23, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Unlocking the Joys of Austin’s Puzzle Rooms
Escape rooms bring the solitary diversions to life
"...including elaborate escapes from multistory office buildings and renovated castle towers. A dozen outfits have set up shop in..."

July 29, 2016 Arts Feature by Marc Majcher

Playback – Omnibus: Destination Unknown
Vetting City Hall's recommendations to Mayor Adler's arts Omnibus and unveiling Sound on Sound Fest's Renaissance location and debut lineup
"...for a beer." Sound On Sound Fest Crashes the Castle..."

July 1, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

To Build a Home
Four Austin writers discuss how they create their fantastic worlds
"...that stands out for me is the swan-shaped stone castle in Summer and Bird. I created that with no..."

June 17, 2016 Arts Feature by Rosalind Faires

Hardcore Henry
Inventive spectacle and pop-culture tease finally arrives onscreen
"...accept it, is to rescue the princess from the castle. Embracing video-game tropes outright works in Hardcore Henry’s favor..."

April 8, 2016 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

The Boy
Horrors: A nanny finds that her new charge is a life-sized doll
"...Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans, James Russell, Jim Norton, Diana Hardcastle, Jett Klyne and Lily Pater...."

Jan. 29, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Night Before
Three guys look for fun on a Christmas Eve that turns into one crazy night
"...sheer weirdness of Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle or the darkness of After Hours, to name two..."

Nov. 20, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

DVDanger: Wild Boys
The Boy and other examinations of the pre-teen male mind
"...forest. More traditionally, murder haunts have been darkly engineered castles. In the modern era, the terror has been the..."

Aug. 26, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Best of Austin – Saturday
BOA all day, erryday
"...the evolving compositions at the HOPE Outdoor Gallery at Castle Hill are certainly gravy by any connoisseur's standards. The..."

March 20, 2015 Features Feature

SXSW Film Announces 2015 Lineup
Circling the Thunderdome
"...Stone Barn Castle Director: Kevin Ford, Adrien Brody Stone Barn Castle is..."

Feb. 3, 2015 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Magic in the Moonlight
Though he's been on a roll with his last few films, Woody Allen breaks his streak with this threadbare offering.
"...her, the illusionist sees the walls crumbling around his castle of pragmatism, and questions whether there might be magic..."

Aug. 8, 2014 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

A Southwestern Concept Goes South
chavez is a better-than-average hotel restaurant, but is that enough to attract locals?
"...and local chef David Dailey's signature dishes that made Castle Hill Cafe Austin's most popular restaurant in the Nineties...."

June 20, 2014 Food Feature by Claudia Alarcón

The Funambulist: Giulia Millanta
Florentine transplant walks the singer-songwriter tightrope
"...home in Italy, n the courtyard of a medieval castle where the festival took place. It turned out that..."

April 23, 2014 Music Post by William Harries Graham

The Good Eye: A (Tiny) Room of One's Own
You call that a small house? This is a small house!
"...of course, live in Chicago, in Colleen Moore's Fairy Castle in the Museum of Science and Industry. This gigantic..."

April 11, 2014 Column by Amy Gentry

Liquor of the Week
Premium Irish Whiskies for St. Patrick’s Day
" housed at the Cooley distillery as is Knappogue Castle and a few other single malts. Midleton is the..."

March 12, 2014 Food Post by Wes Marshall

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