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ATX Film News: Award Winners, Toxic Vengeance, and Cheaper Nights at the Drafthouse
"...Austin filmmaker Ben Masters is taking his new documentary The River..."

April 5, 2019 Screens Column by Richard Whittaker

15 Movies We Can’t Wait to See at SXSW 2019
A few words about some of our favorite films coming to the fest
"...know if I’m going to come back.” According to filmmaker Flavio Alves, those words from co-producer Kristen Parker Lovell..."

March 7, 2019 SXSW Post by The Screens Staff

Going on the Offensive With The Art of Self-Defense
Jesse Eisenberg navigates the hierarchy of martial arts
"...Most filmmakers use their Twitter feeds to publicize their work, and..."

March 8, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

CM Punk and Travis Stevens Hunt for the Girl on the Third Floor
SXSW Midnighter follows a haunting in Chicago
"...Don Koch (Phil Brooks, aka former pro wrestler and MMA fighter CM Punk) would end up – if not..."

March 8, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Backwoods crime drama with a social conscience is gruelingly bleak
" Chainsaw Angus (Grillo, at his most cut since MMA drama Warrior), who most regard as the devil incarnate...."

Feb. 15, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Luv Doc: Lucky You
How can someone who has experienced such wealth and plenitude ever hope to live a life free of tortured conscience?
"...My boyfriend and I were dating long distance for..."

Feb. 15, 2019 Column by The Luv Doc

The Luv Doc: Party Monster
Nothing good for you can come of this
"...Yes, you might be fantasizing about that "gotcha" moment..."

Dec. 14, 2018 Column by The Luv Doc

The Luv Doc: Mostly Happy
Not only is the glass half empty, it's got a hole in the bottom and it's leaking poison
"...I am sure I don't need to bore you..."

June 22, 2018 Column by The Luv Doc

Documentary GameChangers Will Change How You Look at E-Sports
Producer Peter Billingsley on high-stakes professional videogaming
"...Jang Min Chul (aka MC), and Mun Song Wan (MMA) who, at 26, already fears he is aging out..."

June 19, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

"...Google says he's an author (Dear Diary I'm Wasted), MMA boxer (record: 1-0), pedicab driver, and Couchsurfer. We'll give..."

April 27, 2018 News Feature

Black Panther
High drama and high action as Marvel gives Wakanda life.
"...make Snoke's Elite Praetorian Guard look like a weak MMA undercard. Plus, two words: war rhinos...."

Feb. 16, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Self-Defense in the Trump Era
Targeted groups take safety into their own hands
"...self-defense. Has a free 30-day trial membership and unlimited MMA classes for veterans...."

Jan. 7, 2017 Sports Post by Tucker Whatley

Top 40 Vices Playlist
A walk on the wild side with songs of the seven deadly sins
"..."Nigga, why you babysitting only two or three shots?/ I'mma show you how to turn it up a notch." –..."

Jan. 6, 2017 Music Feature by The Music Staff

Bray Wyatt: Follow the Buzzards
WWE superstar on horror, power, and the allure of the ring
"...and Nineties, and closer to the shoot-style characterizations of MMA, Wyatt is a glorious throwback. The sheer scale and..."

Aug. 15, 2016 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

Saturday SXSW Showcases
"...MMA Sounds From Africa8pm, Palm Door on Sixth..."

March 18, 2016 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

The Luv Doc: Facial Hair
In the end the mortality rate of bearded vs. non-bearded people is exactly the same
" in close combat. There aren't a lot of MMA fighters working the Sasquatch look...."

Nov. 13, 2015 Column by The Luv Doc

Fantastic Fest 2015: Tim League Speaks!
Hot tips and the inside spill, plus Kurt Russell!
"...has a lot on his mind: world premieres, wrangling filmmakers, red carpets, plus, he noted, "I've got a boxing..."

Sept. 24, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Lights, Camera, aGLIFF!
Long-running film fest returns with something for everyone
"...The New Girlfriend, the new film from prolific French filmmaker François Ozon, and the fest's Centerpiece film. As it..."

Sept. 4, 2015 Screens Feature by Amy Kamp

Capital T Theatre's Year of the Rooster
Behind the black comedy of Eric Dufault's cockfighting play is a stunning indictment of hypermasculinity
"...Shirtless and decked out with a punk-rocker mohawk and MMA-style gloves (Cheryl Painter's costumes here tell all the right..."

Sept. 4, 2015 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

aGLIFF Announces Lineup
Austin's favorite LGBTQ fest drops next month
"...Peter Greenaway's Eisenstein in Guanajuato concerns the influential Soviet filmmaker's travels through Mexico, a significant experience that had a..."

July 28, 2015 Screens Post by Josh Kupecki

The AggreGAYtor: May 8
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
"...Trans fighter Fallon Fox was inspired to “kick butt”..."

May 8, 2015 Qmmunity Post by David Estlund

SXSports: How Ronda Rousey Changed the World
Why the UFC became the most woman-friendly sport
"...thing. That there would never be women in his MMA promotion...."

March 16, 2015 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

DVDanger: I Hear Voices
Horror elevated aurally by Henry Rollins and Jeffrey Combs
"...a conundrum. A single location is appealing for first-time filmmakers because it's cheap and easy. But the demands of..."

March 7, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

UFC Fight Night Pounds the Erwin Center
Edgar dominates, but it's a mixed night for Texas fighters
"...of all time. You could argue that he's an MMA version of the San Antonio Spurs; he’s not the..."

Nov. 24, 2014 Sports Post by Mac McCann

Fighter Inside and Outside the Octagon
Cub Swanson talks UFC Fight Night and how MMA saved him
"...With 26 professional MMA fights and a decade of experience under his belt,..."

Nov. 22, 2014 Sports Post by Mac McCann

Everybody Was Gun Fu Fighting
Keanu Reeves and Adrianne Palicki on John Wick's ground-and-pound action
"...than the clash of formal styles, this is ground-and-pound, MMA with added firearms. Reeves said, "The directors call it..."

Sept. 26, 2014 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

DVD Watch: 'Grand Piano'
Elijah Wood's thriller heads up this week's releases
"...recovered, he's pushed into public performance by his wife Emma (Kerry Bishé.) Only when he gets to the concert,..."

May 20, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Keanu Reeves Is in Fighting Trim
Actor takes over the director's chair for 'Man of Tai Chi'
"...would be interesting to have a Tai Chi versus MMA fight. With all these different sequences, they would be..."

Sept. 20, 2013 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

So Much Beginning Where Sixth Street Ends
The arts-heavy complex at 507 Calles defines creative synergy
" continue exploring these neighboring businesses, who knows which MMA champion might be taking an aerial dance class at..."

July 26, 2013 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Synergy's Home Address: 507 Calles
July 25, 2013. 19 photos.
"...Ben Barlin, wily MMA veteran and owner of Eastside Austin Elite..."

July 24, 2013 Photo Gallery

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