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Scooby Doo, where are you? Online, in this new Vortex series
"...Baskin. He’s spent the summer immersing himself in several classic roles as part of the Vortex’s Virtual Programming. Just..."

July 14, 2020 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Parasite Black and White
A new way to see one of our favorite social satires – in monochrome
" grays. Read our four-star review of the Oscar-winning classic here...."

Feb. 7, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The Two Popes
Hopkins and Pryce are delicately charming in the true story of a modern schism
"...the ethics of religion in gardens and surrounded by classic artwork. The two actors are in almost every frame..."

Dec. 13, 2019 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

One in a Crowd: Car Wars
Get revved up for the new version of the tabletop classic
"...are gridlocked. Austin-based Steve Jackson Games has revamped the classic with a new, streamlined rule set and amazing new..."

Dec. 13, 2019 Screens Column by Richard Whittaker

Roland Emmerich goes all guns blazing recreating the pivotal sea battle
"...up embracing the shopworn cliches inherent to so many classic WWII films shot either before V-J Day or in..."

Nov. 8, 2019 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Chompy creature feature is the savior of summer horror
" and mean-spirited studio remakes of indie faves, this classic, old-school creature feature is the cleansing bloodbath we need...."

July 19, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes
History of the avant-garde jazz pioneers is surprisingly lacking in innovation
" the Seventies by larger entities. It is a classic and very stereotypical depiction of commerce trumping art, but..."

July 19, 2019 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

The Fall of the American Empire
Oscar winner Denys Arcand mixes crime, political commentary
" driver with a philosophy degree who, in the classic right-place-right-time scenario, finds a cache of millions recently stolen..."

June 28, 2019 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Missing Link
More than just fuzzy fun in this latest stop-motion wonder
"...The classic globe-trotting adventure story was the mainstay of Hollywood for..."

April 12, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The Kid
The tale of Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid gets a worthwhile if workmanlike retelling
"...but it does offer an original perspective on these classic Western figures. The Kid summons up the carefree mood..."

March 8, 2019 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Hotel by the River
Semi-improvised South Korean family drama is as much about pauses as what it spoken
"...sons, one of which is a successful filmmaker (a classic Hong trope) bristling with resentment for his family. The..."

March 1, 2019 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Your friendly neighborhood web-head goes beyond Peter Parker
"...Just as Sam Raimi's Spider-Man II caught the classic 1960s Spidey, so the animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse..."

Dec. 14, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Other Worlds Austin Goes to an Alien Nation
Sci-fi and horror fest releases full, final lineup
"...front and center with a 30th-anniversary screening of a classic sci-fi political allegory: Alien Nation...."

Nov. 9, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Other Side of the Wind
Should Orson Welles' last film have stayed lost?
"...that. I can envision this as a future cult classic, but you may need the stamina of Huston’s liver..."

Nov. 2, 2018 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

The night he came home again (for the first time)
"...a tribute to and an evolution of the 1978 classic, with moments designed to create resonances that are not..."

Oct. 19, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Heavy Trip
Scandinavian black metal comedy plays a familiar tune well
"...completely break the rules), and there are no new classic anthems here, but if you want to bang your..."

Oct. 5, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Sorry to Bother You
Sly sci-fi satire puts class, race, and selling out under the microscope
"...often reminded me of another incendiary film, Terry Gilliam’s classic Brazil. And much like that 1985 gem, Sorry to..."

July 6, 2018 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Another glimpse behind the curtain at the late musical legend
"...the subject. The arc of Houston’s career followed the classic mold of the celebrity TV bio, bookended by her..."

July 6, 2018 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

NYC blaxploitation classic gets an ATL reboot.
"...assembly line is this update of the 1972 blaxploitation classic Super Fly, which was directed by Gordon Parks Jr...."

June 22, 2018 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Yellow Birds
Iraq War veteran's novel gets a sadly uninspiring adaptation
"...not a man, just a broken boy. It's the classic modern veteran narrative, and one to which the second..."

June 15, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Mrs. Hyde
Isabelle Huppert glows (literally) in this SF-comedy makeover of the psycho-horror classic.
"...Jerry Lewis’ The Nutty Professor than Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel about good and evil. Here the central character,..."

May 25, 2018 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Other Worlds Austin Warns You: It Came From the Desert!
Monster-sized insect movie gets its Texas premiere
"...gets its day on the big screen with Amiga classic It Came From the Desert...."

May 22, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Ghost Stories
Three very British tales of terror.
"...An homage (well, that’s one word for it) to classic horror films, at least the framing device of Goodman’s..."

May 4, 2018 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Israeli drama brings offbeat levity to anti-war narrative.
"...involved, the film is destined to be an anti-war classic. War, war never changes...."

April 6, 2018 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Death Wish
Bruce Willis picks up where Charles Bronson left off.
"...a good idea to remake Michael Winner’s film vigilantism classic Death Wish? The 1974 film, based on a book..."

March 9, 2018 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Have a Nice Day
Mid-Nineties-style crime stories refreshed by Chinese cartoons.
", and Liu is undoubtedly aiming for the era's classic creators (the Coens, Beat Takeshi, Tarantino). But his beats..."

Feb. 23, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Austin Shakespeare's The Seagull
This new adaptation of Anton Chekhov's beloved classic takes wing well enough but doesn't quite soar
"...the son, the former a famous relic of "stuffy" classical theatre, the latter the "new" avant-garde, here to destroy..."

Feb. 23, 2018 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool
Annette Bening soars in the last days of starlet Gloria Grahame
"...days. That limited focus will be a disappointment to classic Hollywood fans. There’s such juicy material there, in her..."

Feb. 2, 2018 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Small Town Crime
John Hawkes hits the bottle and the case as a modern day detective on the trail for redemption
"...This is classic gumshoe work from the rough side of town: drinkers,..."

Jan. 19, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
High adventure and fun times in an unexpectedly entertaining sequel
" one was asking. 1995's Jumanji is a family classic, forever remembered for pushing the boundaries of CG, and..."

Dec. 22, 2017 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

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