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Jodorowsky's Dune
What's tantalizing but never was? This Fantastic Fest award-winner talks with the famed surrealist and others about their plans for this aborted project.
"...of my personal favorite never-was, cinemaniacal list: Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Dune. And to my delight, Frank Pavich’s new documentary on..."

May 9, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Dune: Part Two
Frank Herbert’s galaxy-spanning narrative continues
"...Star Wars has been described as Frank Herbert’s Dune with the sharper edges sanded off. When Denis Villeneuve..."

March 1, 2024 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

DVD Watch: 'Jodorowsky's Dune'
Documentary about a film that never was heads this week's releases
"...that never happened. That's the core argument behind Jodoroswky's Dune...."

July 8, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Dune 2 Cinematographer Greig Fraser Makes the Desert a Home
Oscar-winner discusses the challenges of balancing projects
"...After wrapping up Dune with director Denis Villeneuve, it looked like he would..."

March 6, 2024 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The science-fiction epic gets the screen treatment its scale demands
"...Lord of the Rings is to literary fantasy, so Dune is to science fiction. Its impact was so massive..."

Oct. 22, 2021 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

'Dune Shack Summer'
An Austin artist's residency in a Cape Cod dune shack yields an art show and a book
"...and making works in one of the 17 historic dune shacks scattered across three miles of the Cape Cod..."

July 3, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

DVDanger: The Story of Cinema, Part One
Four documentaries examine four film legacies
"...about stories are an obsession. Recent documentaries like Jodorowsky's Dune and Lost Soul detail the near-misses on legendary projects..."

Sept. 2, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

And the Fantastic Winners Are
Fantastic Fest awards go to 'Jodorowsky's Dune,' 'Afflicted'
"...are all in and counted, and it's official: Jodorowsky's Dune, about the greatest film never made, and innovative mockumentary..."

Sept. 23, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Star Trek: Nemesis
" boot, with Picard hamming it up in a dune buggy, of all things, and laborious phaser shoot-outs in..."

Dec. 13, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Browning Version
"...up there with giving David Lynch millions to make Dune. The subject is not exactly topical. In fact, the..."

Dec. 16, 1994 Movie Review by Jeff Mccord

Austin Film Critics Association Announces 2021 Awards Short Lists
The Power of the Dog leads the pack with nine nominations
"...that scored eight nominations each: Denis Villeneuve's space epic Dune, and Paul Thomas Anderson's LA historical reminiscence Licorice Pizza...."

Jan. 4, 2022 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Ghost of Peter Sellers
The tale of the comedy genius' lost film, and how he shredded it
"...Orson Welles and The Magnificent Ambersons, or Alejandro Jodorowsky's Dune), or a genius who cannot wrangle their own idea..."

May 29, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes
A young ape dares to question if maybe humans aren't the enemy after all
"...counterpoint to the year’s other literary-based sci-fi blockbuster sequel, Dune Part Two. Both are ultimately about religion, but Denis..."

May 10, 2024 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Roald Dahl's candy king gets a flavorless and cloying origin story
"...for emo brooding (see: Call Me By Your Name, Dune): That’s what suits his talents best. In playing young..."

Dec. 15, 2023 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Austin Chronicle Top 10 Films of 2021
Jane Campion's stunning high plains drama The Power of the Dog takes a bite out of our critics
" grief, Pig, and Denis Villeneuve's epic adaptation of Dune...."

Dec. 17, 2021 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Emperor: Battle for Dune
"...Emperor: Battle for DuneWestwood Studios/Electronic Arts..."

Sept. 28, 2001 Screens Review by Brian Blouch

The Power of the Dog, Pig Split Austin Film Critics Awards
Plus, which local movie gets an AFCA award screening at AFS?
"...The Power of the Dog 3: Licorice Pizza 4: Dune 5: Drive My Car 6: The Green Knight 7:..."

Jan. 11, 2022 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

BPness, Part 2: A (Long) Line (of Boom) in the Sand
Notes from Kate's trip thru Lafourche Parish to Grand Isle, LA., Part 2.
"...The beach is just over the dune, and I've put off looking at it long enough...."

June 25, 2010 Qmmunity Post by Kate X Messer

Second place
"...He got up at the bottom of the dune, standing waist-deep in a basin of stunted pines: a..."

Feb. 9, 2007 Books Feature by William Sparks

Io Capitano
Despite strong performances, migrant tale is broadly told
"...the woman’s motionless body on a far off sand dune, left behind. This won’t be the last time Seydou..."

March 15, 2024 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Richard Whittaker's Top 10 Films of 2021
The Chronicle's Culture desk editor makes his list
"...with compassion for a family that struggles through. 7) Dune Denis Villeneuve takes the time to dismantle the white..."

Dec. 20, 2021 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Trace Sauveur’s Top 10 Films of 2021
" star who returns to his Texas hometown. 5) Dune..."

Dec. 17, 2021 Screens Feature by Trace Sauveur

Marc Savlov’s Top 10 Films of 2021
"...Benedict Cumberbatch (The Power of the Dog), Timotheé Chamolet (Dune) Acting Kudos (Female)..."

Dec. 17, 2021 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

She Dies Tomorrow
Deathcentric dramedy mistakes gloom for depth
"...(ending a relationship, unplugging a parent's life support, driving dune buggies)...."

Aug. 7, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

SXSW TV Review: Krypton
First look at the Superman without Superman show
"...evokes the expensive, physically constructed sets of David Lynch's Dune. Krypton the world feels vivid and real, with a..."

March 17, 2018 SXSW Post by Moisés Chiullán

Endless Poetry
Portrait of an artist as a young man
" starts (relayed, most splendidly, in the documentary Jodorowsky’s Dune), but Jodorowsky has also forged a full creative life,..."

July 28, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Jihad in Mali goes from comic to horrific in the blink of an eye.
"...unannounced; later we see him slip behind a sand dune to smoke a cigarette, unable to obey his own..."

March 6, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Steve Davis' Top 10 List
"...7)Jodorowsky's Dune A must-see documentary for film buffs about the greatest..."

Jan. 2, 2015 Screens Feature by Steve Davis

Marc Savlov's Top 10 List
"...8) Jodorowsky's Dune You must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. "Aargh,..."

Jan. 2, 2015 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Cats vs. Raccoons
Kyle Reimergartin and Ben Esposito talk games before Fantastic Arcade
" all, and spend the entire time talking about Dune, because that’s the only way that I’ve ever experienced..."

Sept. 17, 2014 Screens Post by James Renovitch

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