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Boogeyman
Don't go into the closet.
"...Tory Mussett, Lucy Lawless and Robyn Malcolm. The kidhood fear of closets and beneath-the-bed beasties comes in for a..."

Feb. 11, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Ju-on: The Grudge
Fear of what's lurking just out of sight is at the heart of this Japanese horror film.
"...had closed it before going to bed. Hadn’t I? Fear of what may be lurking just out of sight,..."

Sept. 10, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Bad Dog
When we see a dog running free, why are we frightened? Longtime Austinite Paula James meditates on the effect that fear of the natural world has had on us.
"...Could it be that we feel both envy and fear of such freedom? When we watch a dog run..."

Sept. 10, 1999 Features Feature by Paula James

Jackass: Number Two
Strange as it may be to say, Jackass: Number Two is just the kind of vicarious excitement for which the movies were invented.
"...entertainment out of self-immolation and to conquer lingering human fear by laughing, and occasionally vomiting, in its face. The..."

Sept. 22, 2006 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Stepmom
"...is a perpetually dangerous place, filled with dread and fear and necessary losses. By their very nature, our children..."

Dec. 25, 1998 Movie Review by Hollis Chacona

The Beach Bum
Fear and loathing in Florida with Korine and Matthew McConaughey
"...film has an avalanche of vice on par with Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and may be destined..."

March 29, 2019 Movie Review by Dan Gentile

The Captain
A bleak warning from Nazi Germany carries modern resonance
"...situation, to survive. Hubacher switches between self-assurance and sweaty fear, and so Herold's willingness to sacrifice prisoners who weren't..."

Aug. 10, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

ICE Continues Its Raids in Travis County
“Callous disregard for the climate of fear” in immigrant communities
"...community grappled with the realization of broken families and fear of federal agents, while also finding the strength to..."

March 17, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

College
New frat-house comedy is timed for the new semester.
"...substance this side of Hunter S. Thompson's Las Vegas. Fear and loathing? Sometimes, sure, but mostly we just lob..."

Sept. 5, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Host
This manic monster party from South Korea cleverly updates the Japanese monster-movie genre while offering a witty and sweet look at what's left of the nuclear family.
"...a freewheeling mix of high style and goofy, good-natured fear-mongering. It's a direct descendent of The Blob and Yoshimitsu..."

March 23, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Everything Changed
Abra Moore returns, younger and wiser, unafraid
"...The follow-up to Strangest Places was initially titled No Fear and was a result of the collaborative, team-based approach..."

July 30, 2004 Music Feature by Melanie Haupt

Point Austin: Slamming the Golden Door
The sheriff, the governor, the president – and the new politics of fear
"...quick to support Hernandez and reject Abbott's "politics of fear," noting simply that the Fourth Amendment requires "probable cause"..."

Jan. 27, 2017 News Column by Michael King

Record Review
East Cameron Folkcore's Kingdom of Fear
"...East Cameron FolkcoreKingdom of Fear (Nine Mile Records)..."

April 3, 2015 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

On Leaving Dove Springs
A meditation on neighborhood, fear, family, and change
"...CEOs. If I were to give in to my fear of appearing prejudiced, the way Michael Scott does, I..."

Aug. 22, 2014 News Feature by Sam Anderson-Ramos

A Tale of Terror From the Top of the World
reviewing High Crimes
"...in good, capable hands, but I couldn't shake my fear. I finally made it down, but it was the..."

Aug. 26, 2008 Books Post by Jordan Smith

This Ain't No Picnic: Minutemen on Patrol
The sinister legions of the 'Drug Cartel' have little to fear from the latest incarnation of border hysteria. As for the rest of us ...
"...are scared what people will think. Rather, the big fear is safety – the word is the "Drug Cartel"..."

Oct. 28, 2005 News Feature by Diana Welch

Smallfoot
Furry animated antics as yetis find proof: Humans exist!
"...children’s film inverts the common storyline about human beings’ fear of others and puts the focus on the fears..."

Sept. 28, 2018 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Cold Skin
Imperialism and isolation pervade this monster movie
"...imperialism, colonialism, and the drive for – and rightful fear of – isolation. The grinding repetition of the men's..."

Sept. 7, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The Strangers: Prey at Night
Home invasion classic becomes a franchise.
"...what is scarier than a world without reason? The fear fuels our human quest for God and meaning in..."

March 16, 2018 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

2018 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Documentaries – Program A
Breaion King arrest doc heads up the Oscar short list
"...a truck and the ground, arrested, and left in fear she would become the next Trayvon Martin, or Freddie..."

Feb. 9, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The Vortex’s Wild Horses
This staging of Allison Gregory’s new play takes you back to your 13th summer with all its freedom and fear
"..."All that fear and freedom" – it's a phrase used by the..."

Dec. 1, 2017 Arts Review by Robert Faires

The Work
Doc on a powerful Folsom Prison therapy group
"...citizens and inmates forcing themselves to recall their greatest fears and failures is heartrending. Call it primal scream catharsis..."

Nov. 10, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton
Intimate portrait of the surfing legend only skims the surface.
"...or maybe really lucky. Or perhaps he lacks the “fear mechanism,” as one of his compadres puts it. No..."

Oct. 20, 2017 Movie Review by Danielle White

Buck Dharma in the 21st Century!
Epic Q&A with Blue Öyster Cult’s “Reaper”
"...guitarist Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser, 69, wrote charters “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper,” “Burnin’ for You,” and “Shooting Shark.” BÖC..."

Aug. 9, 2017 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

My Cousin Rachel
Love and murder on the English Highlands
"...the onset of terrible headaches, as well as expressing fear of Rachel’s constant surveillance of him. Ambrose refers to..."

June 16, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Fate of the Furious
The car thieves are back to save the world
"...skyscrapers in Dubai, but just as I’d started to fear the worst for Fate of the Furious – a..."

April 14, 2017 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Luv Doc: Some Secret Grotto
Men don't fear commitment
"...Furthermore, men don't fear commitment. They're all about commitment as long as it..."

Dec. 30, 2016 Column by The Luv Doc

ACL Review: Radiohead II
Fear and loathing for a second weekend
"...Radiohead thrashes against a thoroughly modern fear rife with the paradox of hyper-mediation and isolation amidst..."

Oct. 8, 2016 Music Post by Doug Freeman

The Wild Life
An animated spin on Robinson Crusoe
"...but with the gaggle of island creatures that initially fear but ultimately befriend their shipwrecked visitor and his loyal..."

Sept. 9, 2016 Movie Review by Steve Davis

London Has Fallen
This jingoistic blow-’em-up takes no prisoners
"...in Red, White, and Blue bullshit with both the fear-fueled strain of America’s forthcoming presidential election and the action-movie..."

March 4, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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