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The Jigsaw Is Family: Saw X Producers Explain What Makes a Saw Movie
Mark Burg and Oren Koules look to the future of the franchise
"...Saw X may have been the least secret Fantastic Fest..."

Oct. 2, 2023 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Saw III
The director of Saw II is back for more of this vicious-minded series in which the psychopathic Jigsaw toys with his victims' last gasps.
"...has never been as visceral as it is in Saw III, which revisits the – sorry – old saw..."

Nov. 3, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Saw II
With nary a decent, connective character in sight, this nasty sequel quickly becomes little more than a strenuous battle for survival among the already damned.
"...is nigh. "Oh yes, there will be blood," promises Saw II’s tagline, and, for once, the tease is fulfilled..."

Oct. 28, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Saw IV
Jigsaw died in Saw III but here we get to witness his autopsy, stem to stern, thus giving him not only the last laugh, but Being and Nothingness, as well.
"...and Athena Karkanis. I am of two minds regarding Saw IV, although unlike so many of the characters present..."

Nov. 2, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

I Saw the Light
The sad but mercurial life of Hank Williams is put to screen
"...The question heading in to I Saw the Light, the new movie about Hank Williams, is..."

April 1, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Saw V
Jigsaw and his traps live on for another installment of demented torture.
"...Mike Butters. It's now been two sequels back since Jigsaw, the unlikely star of this – the original torture-porn..."

Oct. 31, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Housecore Horror Reunites The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
Austin hosts the official gathering of the original Lone Star terror
"...official 40th anniversary cast reunion of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre...."

May 1, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Saw VI
Jigsaw's grand scheme is finally understood. Promises, promises.
"...– and after last year's lousy but predictably titled Saw V, I'm frankly more off than on – then..."

Oct. 30, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Saw
Saw is indeed a horror movie, but not necessarily in the manner the filmmakers intended.
"...long now about how distressing, disturbing, and downright deviant Saw was going to be that the level of anticipation..."

Oct. 29, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

I Saw the Devil
A serial killer meets his match – and then some – in this nasty revenge drama from South Korea that's nevertheless executed with superlative style and wit.
"...ear during one of the opening sequences of I Saw the Devil, you might mistake it for an homage..."

March 25, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Now Streaming in Austin: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
Join us tonight for a livetweet of the Lone Star classic
"...of nowhere, and a farm tool: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre...."

March 26, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Saw 3D: The Final Chapter
This seventh film in the horror series promises to be the last.
"...2-D and then post-productioned up into the titular 3, Saw 3D has the desperate air of a doomed series..."

Nov. 5, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

A Twisted Family Reunited in Southern Gothic Horror What Josiah Saw
Director Vincent Grashaw discusses the versions that almost were
"...a darkness hanging over Southern Gothic horror What Josiah Saw. Director Vincent Grashaw called it "the heaviest movie I've..."

Aug. 6, 2022 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW: Restoring the 'Texas Chain Saw Massacre'
40 years on, Tobe Hooper talks about the movie that shocked the world
"...If it hadn't been for The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, there'd be no Texas film industry. On Monday,..."

March 7, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Fantasia Review: The Last Thing Mary Saw
A nightmare in nineteenth century New York
"...grown through American historical drama. The Last Thing Mary Saw is the latest story about the bitter fruit borne..."

Aug. 17, 2021 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

'Texas Chain Saw Massacre' Star Marilyn Burns Dies
A sad farewell to Texas' original scream queen
"...Hardesty, the defining last girl in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, has died at age 65...."

Aug. 6, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Fantasia Review: What Josiah Saw
Southern Gothic horror-noir binds and dooms a shattered family
"...left of the Graham family in the What Josiah Saw...."

Aug. 13, 2021 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Join Us For The Texas Chain Saw Massacre At Home
Live tweet this Thursday night: here's where you can stream
"...watch the OG Lone Star terror, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre?..."

March 23, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Housecore Horror Calls for More 'Saw
'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2' revs, plus VHS and 35mm joy
"...anniversary cast and crew reunion of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Now the family gets bigger, with the announcement..."

Aug. 14, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Saw X
Jigsaw returns in a giant flashback event
"...ASAP? Well, 17 years and six sequels later, the Saw movies have finally worked out how to revive the..."

Oct. 6, 2023 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Cowboys vs. Hippies: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Subtext
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre reflects Austin's culture in 1974
"...of the first images in 1974's The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is the icon of Austin as roadkill...."

Oct. 3, 2014 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest Review: Saw X
Least-secret secret screening still has some twists
"...year's quartet of hush-hush titles turned out to be Saw X, a resetting and readjustment of the beloved but..."

Sept. 28, 2023 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Blood on the Controller With The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
Who will play, and what will become of them?
"...horror franchise had exactly one option: 1983's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, an early-generation slasher released on the Atari 2600...."

Aug. 18, 2023 Screens Feature by Matthew Monagle

I Saw the TV Glow
Probes the mystery behind an Are You Afraid of the Dark?-like children’s show
"...us see ourselves is at the heart of I Saw the TV Glow, writer-director Jane Schoenbrun’s followup to their..."

May 10, 2024 Movie Review by Alejandra Martinez

The Best Music We Saw at SXSW on Saturday
Ukraine's KAZKA, Fuck Money, Shawn Mendes, Beck, and more
"...But not our writers, who’ve been chronicling their daily..."

March 20, 2022 SXSW Post by Rachel Rascoe

The Best Music We Saw at SXSW on Thursday
Young Thug in the park, icy French experimentalism, and more
"...That was yesterday and our music team’s highlights run..."

March 18, 2022 SXSW Post by Derek Udensi

In 1990, Austin Audiences Watched Slacker... and Saw Themselves
Richard Linklater’s indie milestone celebrates 30 years
"...and the directionless children of the Reagan-Bush era finally saw themselves in a movie: hanging out, doing nothing, working..."

July 24, 2020 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

What If The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Was Really About the Horrors of Modern American Society?
Putting the Austin-made seminal slasher back into context
"...the past may well be condemned to a chain saw coiffure, sans flesh. Or worse. Joseph Lanza's excellent and..."

March 22, 2019 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

I Saw the TV Glow Is a Haunting Ode to Self-Actualization
Jane Schoenbrun probes the reflective nature of media
"...us see ourselves is at the heart of I Saw the TV Glow, writer-director Jane Schoenbrun’s followup to their..."

Jan. 28, 2024 Screens Post by Alejandra Martinez

SXSW Music 2023: The Best Things We Saw on Friday
A Margo Price keynote, Koffee's evolution, & Obongjayar's rising star
"...Margo Price delivered the last Convention Center keynote, while..."

March 18, 2023 SXSW Post by Abby Johnston

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