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Wen Ren’s End-of-the-World Drama Last Sunrise Found Its Spark in China
Light in the dark
"...Ren had seen disaster close up. As a director, editor, and camera operator..."

July 19, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Dark Phoenix
The X-Men finally leave the silver screen with a story they already told
"...the right thing, even as all signs point to disaster...."

June 7, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Texas Lege Stands Still on Justice Reform
But God forbid we take your guns away
"...without a license in the week following a natural disaster declaration. Though the bill's Senate sponsor, Brandon Creighton, bewailed..."

May 31, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin at Large: This Road’s Gone On Forever
Is it wrong, or dumb, or evil to spend billions to fix I-35?
"...our demands for mobility to the available supply. Climate disaster is just the latest, sharpest goad that drives us..."

May 17, 2019 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Nightmare Scenarios for Austin's Possible End
Some of the ways that our beloved town could become no more
" adapt rather well; the emerging specter of wildfire disaster, which has luckily only happened at a large scale..."

March 8, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

The Kid Who Would Be King
The Arthurian myth retold as an entertaining allegory for the hope of youth
"; newspaper headlines scream threats of war and environmental disaster, while BBC broadcasts in the background make note of..."

Jan. 25, 2019 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween
Slappy returns in this perfectly timed sequel
" creepy old houses is a recipe for supernatural disaster, but hey, what’s a kid to do? Cracking the..."

Oct. 12, 2018 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Won't You Be My Neighbor?
America's favorite neighbor, Fred Rogers, revealed as even kinder than you hoped
"...with kids, from national tragedies (RFK’s assassination, the Challenger disaster) to divorce and racial equality. Rogers, an ordained minister,..."

June 15, 2018 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Doggett Seeks Info on Prison Evacuation (or Lack Thereof)
The Federal Bureau of Prisons kept some prisoners in place during Harvey flooding
"...prisoners and staff and to restore the facility to pre-disaster conditions." The Texas representative joins local nonprofit Grassroots Leadership,..."

Sept. 15, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Leslie Pool’s Tweet (During the) Storm
Council member pushes CodeNEXT agenda at an inopportune time
"...North Central Austin, was quickly chided for using the disaster in Houston as a talking point; several responses to..."

Sept. 1, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Everything, Everything
Another YA adaption of star-crossed lovers
"...way that eventually, inevitably leads to what may be disaster...."

May 19, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Reviving Austin's Cab Industry
ATX Co-op Taxi splits the difference between traditional taxis and ridesharing
"...South by Southwest, traveling around town had become a disaster for new visitors. On their way out of Austin-Bergstrom..."

April 28, 2017 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Your Name
This body-swapping anime is a stunner
"...actually died three years before in a horrific natural disaster precipitated by a disintegrating comet that killed half of..."

April 7, 2017 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Are City Employee Pensions at Risk?
Pension systems in Dallas and Houston have been beat up by bad spending.
"...held back from fully supporting the plan. Almost Impending Disaster..."

Feb. 24, 2017 News Feature by Margaret Nicklas

The Red Turtle
Poetic beauty abounds in this animated gem
"...its innate lack of drama (though a devastating natural disaster occurs over midway through the film), while others may..."

Feb. 17, 2017 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Patriots Day
The hunt for the Boston Marathon bombers
" channel authenticity. Patriots Day opens like many other disaster movies: with scattered introductions to the various characters we’ll..."

Jan. 13, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

We Are X
Japanese rockers are the best band you've never heard of
" both on and offstage has been riven by disaster, beginning with the death of his father and continuing..."

Oct. 28, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Star Wars Prequels Strike Back
Austin-made documentary gets to the heart of the hate
" much, much, much more sympathetic to a creative disaster – not that the prequels are a creative disaster..."

Sept. 30, 2016 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Land
Teen skaters get caught up in the drug world
"...sequence involving multiple characters reacting to a fresh familial disaster amidst the fireworks and booming bass of a Puerto..."

Sept. 16, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Local Composer Peter Stopschinski Releases 50 Free Albums in One Summer
That’s just the kind of guy he is
"...honor Peter's other band, Brown Whörnet, the Austin experimental-punk disaster that really keeps our weird cred on point. For..."

Aug. 19, 2016 Arts Feature by Kirk Lynn

Hyde Park Theatre's The Flick
Annie Baker's drama movingly shows us that the drama in a movie theatre isn't only on the screen
"...the larger-than-life figures fighting protean battles over romance, betrayal, disaster, disease, life, death. Everything that happens up there is..."

July 22, 2016 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Independence Day: Resurgence
ID:R is probably everything you were expecting and less
"...ID4 helped leaven director Emmerich’s overblown aliens vs. Earthlings disaster epic, and of course, a presumed-dead character returning hale..."

July 1, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Kevin Costner is a prisoner who is implanted with a CIA op's knowledge
"...ripped-open jugular? Does one crummy time averting a nuclear disaster grant you a lifetime hall pass for killing all..."

April 22, 2016 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Finest Hours
Perfect effects and performances made this sea-rescue movie a dandy
"...Future audiences will no doubt confuse this particular seafaring disaster with 2000’s The Perfect Storm (the two films certainly..."

Jan. 29, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Dan Patrick's Latest Terrible Tweet
Lite Guv social media debacle over San Bernardino murders
" the history of the Internet, Tweeting this Photoshop disaster:..."

Dec. 4, 2015 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The Luv Doc
Wherein the Luv Doc describes an act of deep, unsettling perversion
"...but agreed anyway. It turned out to be a disaster. She ended up talking with her friends the whole..."

Nov. 27, 2015 Column

Council: It’s Floodin’ Down in Texas
Special Sunday meeting addresses latest Onion Creek disaster
", and quickly, before the next storm repeats the disaster, and "more people die."..."

Nov. 9, 2015 News Post by Michael King

Wendell Pierce's The Wind in the Reeds
In Wendell Pierce's memoir The Wind in the Reeds, Godot and Treme help transform post-Katrina New Orleans
" the Classical Theatre of Harlem immediately after the disaster. That was amazing because, without changing [any lines], to..."

Oct. 16, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Mr. Burns, a post-electric play
Anne Washburn's inventive play shows how, after the apocalypse, we still cling to Springfield
"...clung to, as it were – after an undefined disaster leaves the human race without government, electricity, or hope...."

Oct. 2, 2015 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

The Transporter Refueled
The franchise soldiers on – sans Jason Statham
"...blow to the groin. While Skrein is not a disaster on a George Lazenby scale, he comes off as..."

Sept. 11, 2015 Movie Review by Steve Davis

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