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Once Upon a Time in the West
"...and Woody Strode. Leone’s elegiac masterpiece is a classic Western tale about railroads, land grabs, and the entrepreneurial spirit...."

Aug. 30, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Small World and Blurred Boundaries: AFS Essential Cinema
Crossing Borders: Immigration in Global Cinema
"...mess in Mexico when it programmed this month's Essential Cinema Series, Crossing Borders: Immigration in Global Cinema, isn't really..."

April 3, 2009 Screens Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

With Ti West In a Valley of Violence
Director on PTSD, Westerns, and the world's greatest dog
"...The Western is a forgery. There are white hats and black..."

Oct. 21, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Weird, Weird West
Giddings gets retro-futuristic for Weird West Fest
"...and fire up that home-crafted iron horse: The Weird West Fest will be celebrating the era of bespoke engineering..."

Dec. 12, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

SeX and Violence: Ti West Returns to Cinema with X
SeX and violence in his seventies porno-horror flashback
"...a joke in horror circles that the South by Southwest Film Festival should be renamed South by Ti West...."

March 11, 2022 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Qmmunity: Cinema Queerte
Salute the sweaty sirens of the screen with these queer mega-muscle movie events
"...Purchell returns to her Austin Film Society series, Queer Cinema: Lost & Found. July's film is the swole sequel..."

July 14, 2023 Column by James Scott

Page Two: Spin and Cinema
An understanding of the U.S. Constitution by way of Robert Thom
"...Money (Part One) and Suicides in Passing," Sins of Cinema..."

May 16, 2008 Column by Louis Black

Festival of New Cinema of the Americas
" its fifth year, the renamed Festival of New Cinema of the Americas is a nine-day event that focuses..."

April 20, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

West Lake Comes Out Swinging Against LCRA
West Lake Hills wants to regain control over its wastewater line
"...the Lower Colorado River Authority and the city of West Lake Hills could be fitted for a host of..."

Aug. 12, 2011 News Feature by Mike Kanin

The Tangible Pleasures of Cinema
The Sprocket Society gets hands on with film
"...local appreciation for the technology and culture of mechanical cinema. Despite its midday weekend time slot, this is not..."

Aug. 10, 2012 Screens Feature by Leah Churner

... And the 'West' is History
How Big State Productions' little monologue show changed Austin theatre
"...of hardy perennials (Bus Stop, All My Sons, Vanities, West Side Story) and fairly recent transplants from more fertile..."

April 7, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Into the West
Kelly Reichardt re-creates the hazards of the Oregon Trail in Meek's Cutoff
"...over the rocky terrain. This is not a conventional Western filled with the sounds and images of gunfights and..."

May 6, 2011 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Secular Cinema in the Holy Land
Screenwriter Noah Stollman talks about how to make a movie about Jerusalem without taking on 2,000 years of tumult
"...the floodgates of monotheism and lay the foundation for Western society as we know and tolerate it...."

Jan. 23, 2009 Screens Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

"The Art of the Hollywood Backdrop" Provides a Close-up on Cinema's Scenic Paintings
The exhibition of 12 vintage backdrops painted for MGM films reveals their techniques for creating grand illusions
"...eye into believing it's seeing someplace real. North by Northwest's Mt. Rushmore? The Wizard of Oz's Munchkinland? West Side..."

Feb. 12, 2021 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Science-Fiction Cinema
Water wars
"...a not-for-profit newspaper covering environmental issues in the American West. "It took me a very short time to realize..."

Dec. 5, 2014 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...Sunday was a relieved exhalation from the neighbors of Cinema West Adult Theatre. After all, last Saturday marked the..."

Nov. 6, 1998 News Feature

Celebrity, South Austin Style
The Mayor of South Austin
"...the old big-money Travis Heights people to whoever the newest immigrant wave coming into the city [is]. I know..."

Dec. 4, 1998 News Feature

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...One afternoon last week, as Cinema West adult theatre manager Bobby Pittman was telling of..."

June 5, 1998 News Feature

The Image Book
Godard's final experiment is more thesis and installation than film
" his final theatrical release, the Swiss-French master of cinema has abandoned the last shreds of narrative found in..."

March 8, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...out" at noon today, Thursday, Nov. 12, at UT's West Mall. UT President Larry Faulkner will address staff concerns..."

Nov. 13, 1998 News Feature

What's Behind Door No. 4?
Immersive cinema experience comes to town
"...reruns of Bonanza with your dad. Maybe this immersive cinema event title captures your Bon Jovi-loving attention, or maybe..."

Sept. 18, 2015 Screens Feature by Jessi Cape

Cinema West (Dark Candy)
Texas Platters
"...Cinema West(Dark Candy) Now that the brothers Gallagher have anointed..."

Feb. 4, 2000 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...The Henry Benedict chapter of the Cinema West Adult Theatre saga has come to a close...."

April 16, 1999 News Feature

Ti West returns with a brilliant period horror-porno (horno?)
"...Directed by: Ti West. Starring: Mia Goth, Jenna Ortega, Brittany Snow, Kid Cudi,..."

March 18, 2022 Movie Review by Jenny Nulf

Drafthouse Headed to New York
UPDATED: Alamo CEO Tim League talks Manhattan expansion
"...Broadway: The local uberchain will be opening its first cinema in New York in 2013 – on Broadway, no..."

April 5, 2012 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

United Way Clarifies
"...I read your entry regarding the Cinema West Theatre on South Congress ["Naked City," Vol.17, No.39]..."

June 12, 1998 Column

The first-ever boy and his dog story
"...about its first canine friend. Keda (Smit-McPhee of Slow West, Let Me In), son of a mighty chieftain, has..."

Aug. 17, 2018 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

London Has Fallen
This jingoistic blow-’em-up takes no prisoners
"...caused by decades of war, false promises from the West, and apparent Yemeni rage at the inexorable slide into..."

March 4, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Great Beauty
An Italian writer and bon vivant reflects on his life in this walkabout with Felliniesque touches.
"...Italian film by one of the modern masters of cinema, Paolo Sorrentino. Heretofore Sorrentino has been best-known on these..."

Feb. 14, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

What Would Jean-Luc Do?
In a post-digital world, is cinema dead or just rebooting?
"..."Everything is cinema." – Jean-Luc Godard..."

July 24, 2009 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

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