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Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
Something something family something. The unkillable franchise lumbers on.
"...There are 99 combined years between Jason Statham and Dwayne..."

Aug. 2, 2019 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Midsommar Madness
The obsessions of Ari Aster illuminated in his folk horror hit
"...For Ari Aster, the devil is truly in the details. The filmmaker behind..."

July 12, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Crime Month: Investigating True Crime on Netflix
Which shows deliver the criminal goods and are worth the watch
"...True crime is big business these days (even the Duplass brothers are in on it),..."

July 25, 2018 Arts Post by Danielle White

Fantastic Fest First Wave Hits Hard
Stephen King adaptations, Arabic cinema, and Three Billboards
"...From world premieres to archive oddities; from the Arabic world to the rust belt; and from raucous..."

Aug. 8, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Music: Mega Third List
L7, the Cult, Loretta Lynn and 556 more added to the Fest
"...beefs up its 2016 Music lineup this morning with the third and largest artist announcement yet. Highlights include 83-year-old..."

Jan. 12, 2016 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Paddington
We extend a big bear hug to Paddington.
"...Bears and marmalade have gone together like Pooh and honey even since 1958, the year..."

Jan. 16, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Big Eyes
Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz play the Keane couple, the artists behind the craze of those ubiquitous portraits of wide-eyed waifs.
"...Before memes were memes, they were fads and in the early Sixties one of..."

Dec. 26, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Veronica Mars
Although this isn't a reinvention of the wheel, the beloved TV show gets a spirited spin in this feature.
"...To the uninitiated, the Veronica Mars movie might seem like small..."

March 14, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

So Much Specialness
David Byrne's cult classic True Stories captured a lost Texas and a prescient picture of today
"...Originally published in 2012, this story recounts the production of writer/director/musical legend David Byrne’s True Stories, shot..."

Oct. 5, 2012 Screens Feature by Leah Churner

Sex and Death 101
This serial-killer comedy, which screened during Fantastic Fest, is a self-indulgent, snarky, scattershot affair.
"...Mihok, Neil Flynn, Thom Bishops and Corinne Reilly. In the late Eighties and early Nineties, you couldn’t walk into..."

April 11, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

P2
Horror overtakes a woman on level P2 of a parking garage, and the film's suspense plays on our collective unease with being alone, at night, surrounded by concrete and rebar.
"...Khalfoun. Starring: Rachel Nichols, Wes Bentley and Simon Reynolds. There's a moment early on in this minimalist horror film..."

Nov. 16, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Weirdsville
Weirdsville accomplishes something that is rare for Canadian-made comedies: It's actually funny.
"...Prentice and Matt Frewer. After nearly nine months on the festival circuit (including last week's Fantastic Fest), this baby..."

Oct. 5, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Monster House
This animated tale of a carnivorous, haunted house and the band of neighborhood kids who decide to put it out of commission feels maddeningly unfinished.
"...this animated tale of a carnivorous, haunted house and the band of neighborhood kids who decide to put it..."

July 21, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Hostel
In this horror film, three backpackers check in to the wrong hostel where, unbeknownst to them, very bad things happen from dusk till dawn.
"...Jana Kaderabkova, Jan Vlasák and Jennifer Lim. Hostel has the dubious honor of being the most anticipated horror film..."

Jan. 13, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

A Lot Like Love
This Ashton Kutcher/Amanda Peet romance film is a lot like mediocrity.
"...Gabriel Mann. A Lot Like Love takes place over the course of seven years, but it feels like real..."

April 22, 2005 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Chicago
This film adaptation doesn't so much recall the glory days of movie musicals as give it a new, era-specific reason to wake up and shake its tail feather.
"...Directed by: Rob Marshall. Starring: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renée Zellweger, Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, John C...."

Jan. 3, 2003 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Godzilla 2000
"...something forcedly kitschy, a view, I'm told, that disregards the complicated history of Godzilla, a creature borne out of..."

Sept. 1, 2000 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Operation Condor
"...does Chan, natch), and some minor trims here and there, is a rousing introduction to the one-man army that..."

July 25, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Losing Chase
"...number of Golden Globe award nominations, one of which the film won for Helen Mirren’s portrayal of Chase Philips...."

Feb. 7, 1997 Movie Review by Alison Macor

99 Austin Acts at SXSW Music
Support the home team!
"...own truncated moniker in 2016 for Get Out of the City. The shift allowed the decadelong Austin scene veteran..."

March 16, 2018 Music Feature

SXSW Adds Speakers, Films
Buzz Aldrin, Kesha, Cory Booker, Cecile Richards, and more
"...explorers to tech investors, musicians to Muppets, and from the joint chiefs of staff to the wrestling ring: SXSW..."

Feb. 7, 2017 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Film Adds Midnighters and More
Horror lineup announced, plus shorts and more
"...Booking a film festival is about whittling. This year, the SXSW Film Festival staff received about 1,500 narrative features..."

Feb. 9, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

DVDanger: All This Horror Business
Catching up with the major terror releases
"...is a delightful dining companion. I broke bread with the legendary 75-year-old Italian director last year during the Housecore..."

July 26, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW 09 Film Lineup Announced
What's all the ruckus? Why, it's the SXSW Film lineup!
"...We had a little bit of the Christmas morning feeling when the complete lineup for the..."

Feb. 1, 2009 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Improvising Every Second
The secret history of Austin Circle of Theaters director Latifah Taormina, from Second City to the Committee and beyond
"...People will surprise you. Everyone you meet brings with them an entire novel's worth of stories. It's the discovery..."

March 10, 2006 Arts Feature by Lowell Bartholomee

A Long, Strange Trip
The long, strange trip of The Saragossa Manuscript, Jerry Garcia's favorite film.
"...Most people have seen them, but few know their name. Originating from Eastern Europe..."

Feb. 25, 2000 Screens Feature by David Lynch

Lies, All Lies
The Silver Castle
"...In the past few months, several journalists have been busted for..."

Dec. 25, 1998 Books Review

John Emery
'A Thousand Sad Goodbyes: The Songs of Gene Clark'
"...John EmeryA Thousand Sad Goodbyes: The Songs of Gene Clark..."

July 13, 2012 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

First Concert: Charles Attal
The C3 partner's first foray with Foreigner
"...Why? It was the first concert my parents would let me go to!..."

Aug. 25, 2017 Music Feature

Was It Good for You?
The year in books
"...Lin and the Tramp..."

Jan. 1, 2010 Books Feature by James Renovitch

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