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From the Vaults: Scoot McNairy’s Splendid Year
One-time Austin resident Scoot McNairy sees his Hollywood star rise
" October, the trade paper Variety named Texas-born actor Scoot McNairy to its annual talent spotlight called "10 to..."

Nov. 30, 2012 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

Black Sea
This undersea actioner stars Jude Law as a submarine captain leading a team of Brits and Russians in the recovery of a sunken fortune.
"...Directed by: Kevin Macdonald. Starring: Jude Law, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, Tobias Menzies, Grigoriy Dobrygin, David Threlfall,..."

Jan. 30, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

In this startlingly original indie film, a road trip combines with an alien invasion to remind us of our ageless fear of otherness.
"...Directed by: Gareth Edwards. Starring: Scoot McNairy and Whitney Able. Director Gareth Edwards has said..."

Oct. 29, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

A shady cop searches for his kidnapped son
"...Starring: Jamie Foxx, Michelle Monaghan, Dermot Mulroney, Gabrielle Union, Scoot McNairy, T.I., David Harbour and Octavius J. Johnson...."

Jan. 20, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

In Search of a Midnight Kiss
In Alex Holdridge's lovely new film, two twentysomething Los Angelenos wander the streets together on New Year's Eve, walking and talking amid the stunning black-and-white cinematography.
"...Directed by: Alex Holdridge. Starring: Scoot McNairy, Sara Simmonds, Brian McGuire, Kathleen Luong, Twink Caplan..."

Aug. 29, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Space Invaders on a Shoestring Budget
Monsters is the best monster movie of the millennium (so far)
"...but also a road movie/love story starring former Austinite Scoot McNairy alongside his now-wife Whitney Able and a smart,..."

Oct. 29, 2010 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Killing Them Softly
Some great performances punctuate the odd pacing in this adapatation of George V. Higgins' Cogan's Trade, set within the criminal underworld.
"...Directed by: Andrew Dominik. Starring: Brad Pitt, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, Richard Jenkins, James Gandolfini, Ray Liotta,..."

Nov. 30, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

La La Love You
Alex Holdridge does the impossible and makes Los Angeles impossibly romantic in 'In Search of a Midnight Kiss'
"...onscreen doppelgänger, a struggling screenwriter named Wilson (played by Scoot McNairy), who has left a life, and a love,..."

Aug. 29, 2008 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

You’re Probably Not Watching AMC’s ‘Halt and Catch Fire’
Here are five reasons why you should
"...the show couldn’t exist without her. Gordon (former Austinite Scoot McNairy) will make or break the project, and it’s..."

July 9, 2014 Screens Post by Rod Machen

SXSW Film Releases Full Feature Lineup
Slate includes everyone from Wes Anderson to the Zellners
"...the world as they know it. Cast: Lee Pace, Scoot McNairy, Mackenzie Rio Davis, Kerry Bishe, Toby Huss, David..."

Jan. 30, 2014 Screens Post by Monica Riese

AFF Has the Right Idea About ‘Wrong Numbers’
Made in Texas series revisits Alex Holdridge’s first film
" for KLBJ’s Dudley & Bob Morning Show, and Scoot McNairy, who pretty much owned 2012 at the movies,..."

May 7, 2013 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

The Rover
Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson are the riveting stars of this bloody but compelling chase movie through the Australian Outback.
"...Directed by: David Michôd. Starring: Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson, Scoot McNairy, Tawanda Manyimo, David Field, Gillian Jones and Susan..."

June 20, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Wrong Numbers
"...Directed by: Alex Holdridge. Starring: Scoot McNairy, Kierstin Cunnington, Matt Pulliam and Matt Bearden. The..."

June 7, 2002 Movie Review by Russell Smith

DVDanger: Don't Knock Twice
Home release horror, plus J-horror streaming news and more
"...What has happened offscreen is that an air-traffic controller (Scoot McNairy as Jake) was too busy with malfunctioning equipment,..."

July 9, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Apocalypse 'Monsters,' Redux
Director Gareth Edwards interview, part two
"...AC: Apart from Scoot McNairy and Whitney Able, almost everyone else in the..."

Oct. 28, 2010 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Nicole Kidman's grimy noir mistakes grit for intrigue
"...Starring: Nicole Kidman, Toby Kebbell, Tatiana Maslany, Sebastian Stan, Scoot McNairy, Jade Pettyjohn, Bradley Whitford, James Jordan, Toby Huss..."

Jan. 11, 2019 Movie Review by Steve Davis

SXSW Unleashes Massive Film List
High-concept horror A Quiet Place to open fest
" do anything but! Cast: Josh Brolin, Danny McBride, Scoot McNairy, Montana Jordan (World Premiere)..."

Jan. 31, 2018 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Overwrought take on DC Comics’ two most popular characters
"...Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, Gal Gadot, Scoot McNairy and Michael Shannon...."

March 25, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Our Brand Is Crisis
Sandra Bullock shines in David Gordon Green's political comedy
"...Bob Thornton, Anthony Mackie, Joaquim de Almeida, Ann Dowd, Scoot McNairy, Zoe Kazan, Dominic Flores, Reynaldo Pacheco, Louis Arcella..."

Oct. 30, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

SXSW Film Announces 2015 Lineup
Circling the Thunderdome
" ways neither expects. Cast: Oona Laurence, Ross Partridge, Scoot McNairy, Jess Weixler, Lindsay Pulsipher, Joel Murray, Tom Bower,..."

Feb. 3, 2015 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Gone Girl
When a lady vanishes, David Fincher holds the moral compass.
"...Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit, David Clennon, Lola Kirke and Scoot McNairy...."

Oct. 3, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Arthouse comedy amuses yet disappoints.
"...Lenny Abrahamson. Starring: Domhnall Gleeson, Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Scoot McNairy, Carla Azar and François Civil...."

Sept. 5, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

SXSW Film Review: 'Frank'
Michael Fassbender rewrites an icon of British outsider art
"...In contrast, Scoot McNairy as engineer/manager Don is the damaged hero, crushed..."

March 12, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Liam Neeson plays a flawed lawman once again, this time tasked with finding the terrorist on a plane.
"...Directed by: Jaume Collet-Serra. Starring: Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Scoot McNairy, Michelle Dockery, Nate Parker, Corey Stoll, Lupita Nyong’o,..."

Feb. 28, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Promised Land
Matt Damon and John Krasinski star in this modern morality tale about fracking in America; Gus Van Sant directs.
"...Krasinski, Frances McDormand, Rosemarie DeWitt, Hal Holbrook, Terry Kinney, Scoot McNairy, Titus Welliver, Tim Guinee and Lucas Black...."

Jan. 4, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Ben Affleck directs this entertaining thriller about an unbelievable-but-true mission to extricate American hostages from Iran in 1980.
"...Arkin, John Goodman, Victor Garber, Tate Donovan, Clea DuVall, Scoot McNairy, Rory Cochrane, Christopher Denham, Kerry Bishé, Kyle Chandler,..."

Oct. 12, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

2010 Screens Top 10s
"...Colin Firth (The King's Speech), Scoot McNairy (Monsters), Ryan Gosling (Blue Valentine), Bill Murray (Get..."

Jan. 7, 2011 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Daily reviews and interviews
"...MonstersNarrative Feature, SX Fantastic D: Gareth Edwards; with Scoot McNairy, Whitney Able..."

March 19, 2010 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Auld Lang Syne at the Cinema
How Hollywood has created a holiday of unreasonable expectations and why we should probably stop buying in (but never will)
"...just by posting a request on the Internet, like Scoot McNairy in In Search of a Midnight Kiss! It's..."

Dec. 26, 2008 Screens Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

'In Search' of a Release Date
"...aching "My Good Deed" playing on the soundtrack; lead Scoot McNairy (a longtime Holdridge collaborator) looks familiar because lately..."

July 18, 2008 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

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