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Beyond the Black Rainbow
Visually striking but completely nuts, this filmmaking debut received a Special Jury Award for Boldness of Vision at last year's Fantastic Fest.
"...As filmmaking debuts go, Panos Cosmatos’ Beyond the Black Rainbow is as striking as it is nuts...."

June 8, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
The original material was shot by a Swedish TV crew but just now assembled into this documentary that has both vision and perspective.
"...A remarkable, unexpected, and highly impressionistic document of the Black Power movement in America spanning the years 1967..."

Oct. 21, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Black Keys Turn Back the Clock With a Set of Raw Hill Country Blues at Mohawk
Thursday’s underplay proved more than a play-through of Delta Kream
"...In the early days of the Black Keys, circa The Big..."

March 15, 2024 SXSW Post by Kevin Curtin

The Black Vault Is About to Open in Austin
Improvised horror show brings diverse new blood (and ichor)
"...The Black Vault, that ancient chamber of Stygian darkness, opens..."

Oct. 10, 2019 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Into The Black Hole at Other Worlds Austin
Director Gary Nelson on Disney's sci-fi epic, returning this weekend
"...When Disney's groundbreaking science fiction oddity The Black Hole explodes back on the big screen at..."

Dec. 7, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

AFS And Sundance Add Judas and the Black Messiah to Drive-In
How It Ends, Censor also added at Pioneer Farms
"...Living up to their promise of bringing great new films from Sundance Festival..."

Jan. 12, 2021 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Tears of the Black Tiger
This Thai film is part melodrama and part spaghetti western, as if Sirk and Peckinpah fell into a blender and out poured tear-soaked Polaroids, giant exploding squibs and blown-up heads, tearful Asian songbird ballads, and homoerotic outlaw bonding.
"...Malucchi, Supakorn Kitsuwon and Arawat Ruangvuth. If you’re reading these listings in search of a movie that’s really different,..."

Feb. 16, 2007 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
"...Having already played the greatest lover of all time, Don Juan de Marco,..."

July 11, 2003 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

SXSW Film Review: The Black Sea
Charming experimental debut blends improv and travelogue
"...It’s no surprise to hear director Crystal Moselle describe The Black Sea star and co-director Derrick B. Harden as..."

March 10, 2024 Screens Post by Katherine McNevins

The Black Keys and Bootsy Collins Top Latest SXSW Music Announcement
Plus Angélica Garcia, Dende, Snõõper
"...South by Southwest brought in the big guns for its third wave of showcasing artists,..."

Jan. 24, 2024 Music Post by Carys Anderson

Other Worlds Goes Into The Black Hole
Disney cult fave for SF fest, plus final lineup
"...Star Wars. Disney dropped jaws and stretched minds with The Black Hole, one of the most unlikely family films..."

Oct. 30, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Live Review: With Nothing Left to Prove the Black Crowes Shake Their Moneymakers – Front-to-Back
Robinson brothers invoke a good old-fashioned rock ‘n’ roll bash
"...As yet another band led by battling brothers, the Black Crowes have..."

Aug. 16, 2021 Music Post by Michael Toland

The Black Balloon
This prize-winning Australian film is a moving, youth-oriented work, featuring lovely performances by Toni Collette and Gemma Ward.
"...Ward and Firass Dirani. Teenagers aren't typically known for their tact or sensitivity, so it's no surprise they quickly..."

April 10, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Black Dahlia
Brian De Palma returns with a new crime thriller drawn from James Ellroy's fictional account of the notorious Los Angeles murder of a would-be Hollywood starlet dubbed the Black Dahlia.
"...say about me that I have a copy of the death certificate of Elizabeth Short hanging on my wall..."

Sept. 22, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Voices From the Black Austin Rally and March for Black Lives
Letting the protesters speak for themselves
".../daily/news/2020-06-09/voices-from-the-black-austin-rally-and-march-for-black-lives/..."

June 12, 2020 News Feature by Clara Ence Morse

The Black Metal Dialogues Live!
Dave Hill brings the legend of Witch Taint to extreme black life at SXSW
"...I was just bored one night and started emailing black metal bands, just being an idiot and asking silly..."

March 10, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Voices From the Black Austin Rally and March for Black Lives
Letting the protesters speak for themselves
"...As thousands gathered at Huston-Tillotson University to raise their voices, peacefully combat..."

June 9, 2020 News Post by Clara Ence Morse

The Black Phone
Ethan Hawke is a villain for the ages in this brilliant horror
"...true villain, a monster who relishes delivering pain? Is there some inherent likability, something about his eyes or his..."

June 24, 2022 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

kYmberly Keeton Wants Your Stories for the Black COVID-19 Index
And at the Austin African American Book Festival 2020, she’ll tell you why
"...That may seem a secondary consideration in these days when lives are literally on the line and..."

June 26, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

SXSW Comedy Review: Witch Taint: The Black Metal Dialogues Live!
Blackest metal and droll humor combine for nonstop laughs
"...you ever heard such dark, brutal names of any black metal band in your life?..."

March 14, 2017 Arts Post by Sean L. Malin

Fantastic Fest Nabs Latest Derrickson-Cargill-Hawke Horror Collab The Black Phone
Keira Knightley dark comedy Silent Night to close fest
"...Fantastic Fest – the Austin-based film festival dedicated to horror, sci-fi, action, and..."

Sept. 9, 2021 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

The Black Angels Confront a Violent World
New LP Death Song soundtracks a society on the brink
"...unfold equally temperate, though April's had its hot spots. Black Angels drummer Stephanie Bailey seeks shade from a mildly..."

April 28, 2017 Music Feature by Alejandra Ramirez

The Black Waters of Echo's Pond
Recalling the tone and spirit of Eighties horror films, this is an homage to exsanguinations past.
"...Ever wonder what would happen if cinematic miscreants Friday the 13th, Evil Dead, and Witchboard all took a course..."

April 9, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Levitation Announces Free DJ Sets by Ty Segall, Blonde Redhead, the Black Angels
Alongside a public Numero Group pop-up shop “of precious lost sounds”
"...without single show tickets or a four-day pass to the festival can enjoy the newly added, free-entry Levitation Lounge...."

Oct. 18, 2023 Music Post by Maya Wright

Ethan Hawke Teams Up With Local Writer for The Black Phone
The team behind Sinister creates the summer's scariest film
"...In pop culture, the late Seventies signify a cutesy suburban Spielberg fantasy or..."

June 24, 2022 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

New Years Eve at Emo's East with The Black Angels
Brittany's New Years Eve pick.
"...It’s the end of the world as we know it so..."

Dec. 28, 2011 Events Post by Brittany Campbell

Austin Film Festival Review: The Black String
Frankie Muniz melts down – literally – in this psychodrama
"...The tension of most horror films is in having a..."

Oct. 31, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin Psych Fest Live (Sunday): Roky Erickson/The Black Angels/The Moving Sidewalks
Lone Star lysergia’s frontier days past and present
"...On the Reverberation mainstage, Austin Psych Fest’s final day drew to..."

April 29, 2013 Music Post by Scott Schinder

Into the Black Nowhere by Meg Gardiner
In the sequel to UNSUB, Gardiner pits Caitlin Hendrix against a killer based on Ted Bundy and shows again what a great storyteller she is
"...Given the current state of the world, it's hard, especially as..."

July 27, 2018 Arts Review by Jessi Cape

Last Week in Live Music: Descendents, Alanis Morissette, Rise Against, The Black Crowes, Jason Isbell, and More
"...local shows. Pictured here: Alanis Morrisette at Germania Insurance Amphitheater on August 12, 2021..."

Aug. 17, 2021 Photo Gallery

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