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I Used To Go Here
Delayed coming-of-age comedy still has some maturing to do
" the times and her small apartment – a classic case of “this is not what life was supposed..."

Aug. 7, 2020 Movie Review by Shalavé Cawley

Rooster Teeth Teases RWBY Volume 8 at Comic-Con
Plus first word on Red vs Blue: Zero, Transformers
"...Generations timeline, and acts as a prelude to the classic G1 series...."

July 27, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Rental
The summer camp slasher brilliantly reinvented for the vacation rental generation
"...earlier work by both co-writers – Joe Swanberg's mumblecore classics and Mike Demski's delightfully squirm-inducing Uncle Nick, with all..."

July 24, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Max Reload and the Nether Blasters
Gamer comedy isn't for casual players
"...obvious love interest and chubby best friend - the classic set-up for him to get hold of a magical..."

July 24, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Unique Options to Celebrate National Ice Cream Day in Austin
Ice cream tacos, root beer granita, and a movement for change
"...chocolate sauce for a twist on the soda shop classic Black Cow...."

July 17, 2020 Food Post by Jessi Cape

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re playing
"...Opener and lead single "Bad Trick" slings classic Ray Wylie euphemisms of low-down wisdom, and punches with..."

July 17, 2020 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

The Beach House
Terror rises like a tide in this unnerving lo-fi cosmic horror
"...slimy menace slowly surge. Rather than relying on those classic Lovecraftian tentacle, his is a different kind of seaborne..."

July 10, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Cringe-inducing and clunky intergenerational black comedy
"...relationship creature feature After Midnight, which turned the melancholic classic into a significant emotional revelation. In flat cringe comedy..."

July 10, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

We Are Little Zombies
Wildly inventive Japanese musical comedy-drama finds the joy in nihilism
"...on an honest-to-goodness adventure? After all, they've assembled the classic fantasy party (the wise protagonist, the rogue, the bumbling..."

July 10, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Alien abduction faux documentary puts tragedy ahead of effects
"'s been stuck in that box. Instead, it's a classic mockumentary. If the structure occasionally seems Blair Witch-esque, especially..."

July 3, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Social media is the real horror here. Wait, no, it's serial killers and ghosts.
" the later scenes, even if they are the classic single-shot mad dash through the insanity; moreover, the reveal..."

July 3, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Checking In: Pa’lante Superfónicos
Afro-Latin fusionist weighs in on the whole arepa
"...Lots of classic Fania/salsa stuff [on there], like Larry Harlow, Ray Barretto,..."

June 23, 2020 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Lenny Dewi of @eats_n_noods Is the Octopus Lady
"A bowl of noodles a day will keep the doctor away"
"...types of Asian cuisines, with a special focus on classic and traditional dishes. And noodles, so many noodles. [inset-1-right]..."

June 19, 2020 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

Marona's Fantastic Tale
Animated adventures of a hound with many owners is no pointless shaggy dog story
", from 2D and 3D CG to stop motion, classic cel work, and even chalk on asphalt. Much of..."

June 12, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Red River Music Venue Barracuda Closes
Rent due and no revenue, thriving club shutters
"...laid out his vision. It reminded me of the classic clubs I grew up with, like the Bottle Neck..."

June 10, 2020 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Laughs, Deaths, and Scrubs
Bill Lawrence on the serious side of his crazy hospital comedy
"...that was the only similarity. "Spin City was a classic American sitcom," he said. "One of the things I..."

June 5, 2020 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Vast of Night
Jaw-dropping reinvention of the UFO scare genre is audacious and brilliant
"...breathless and breathtaking, a complete rebuild of an American classic that roars and revs like a new machine...."

May 29, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Summer Fun Playlist: Back Porch Strumming LPs
"...Bastard Jesse Ebaugh two-steps out on his own with classic country heartbreak and boot scooters. Robert Ellis and Patty..."

May 29, 2020 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

New French Shorts
Queer and immigrant stories, satire and romance give new perspectives on French culture
"...more effective than a complex idea. The setup is classic filmmaking about filmmaking - an actress, preparing for a..."

May 15, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Spaceship Earth
Science or stunt? The bizarre true story of Biosphere 2
" a mixture of eco-idealism, hippy commune life, and classic enviro-sci-fi drama Silent Running, he created Biosphere 2, a..."

May 8, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Alamo Drafthouse Goes Into the VOD Business
Alamo on Demand to offer curated selection of films
"...mainstream names like Lionsgate, Magnolia, Neon, and Sony Pictures Classic; specialist imprints like cult/exploitation label Severin, and Asian cinema..."

May 7, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Wretched
Supernatural horror is perfect Friday night fun
"...murder shows. This monster in the woods is a classic slithering, supurating, long-clawed, sharp-fanged, bone-grinder of a monster. Designed..."

May 1, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Learn to Make a White Tuxedo With a Livestreamed Happy Hour
Roosevelt Room's spirits wizard Matthew Korzelius shows you how
"...perfect for home bartending: It’s a riff on a classic – it’s a cocktail for martini drinkers. Especially in..."

April 20, 2020 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Slay the Dragon
Hard-hitting political documentary shows the menace of gerrymandering is coming back
" of the GOP perpetual power strategy?). It’s a classic, simple underdog story, but the truth is that the..."

April 17, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Straight Up
Unconventional romcom tackles the emotional challenges of the sexuality spectrum
"...Straight Up is the classic meet-cute with an extra twist – or possibly a..."

April 17, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Austin Craft Brewers vs. COVID-19: (512) Brewing and The Brewtorium
How local breweries are responding to the pandemic (Part 4)
"...taproom). Most of the brewery’s iconic Pecan Porter and classic IPA was distributed to bars and restaurants via keg..."

April 14, 2020 Food Post by Eric Puga

Trolls World Tour
Too many notes make for a flat CG-animated sequel
" be safe, but there's safe and then there's classic rock drivetime dreariness. Then again, pop is represented by..."

April 10, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The Infiltrators
Reckless, heroic, or both? Immigration center story told through reconstruction and fly-on-the-wall footage
"...Rivera lean into those tropes hard (there’s even a classic “drop the vital envelope, pass it from hand to..."

April 3, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Day Trips & Beyond: April Events Roundup
Updates from around the state and things to look forward to
"...time allotted to the races. The Marble Falls Soapbox Classic began in 2009 almost as a joke between two..."

April 1, 2020 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Astounding true story of an airborne Cold War escape
"...the unwitting Strelzyks, is a straight riff on a classic cat-and-mouse scene) but this story of the indefatigable human..."

March 27, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

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