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Other Worlds Austin Crosses the Event Horizon
Film fest opens with 20th anniversary of sci-fi/horror classic
"...Infinite space. Infinite terror. One night only. Other Worlds Austin, the dedicated science fiction film festival, has..."

Aug. 15, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Turns Out the Title Wasn't Prophetic
The curious staying power of so-called lost film 'Nothing Lasts Forever'
"...artist ... of some kind. "It was kind of pathetic, and laughable in retrospect," said Schiller in a recent..."

Dec. 21, 2012 Screens Feature by Ashley Moreno

'Alice in Wonderland': Drawn down the rabbit hole again
The universal appeal of Lewis Carroll's story inspires 45 local artists in a new group show
"...At the base of a large tree, on a seemingly massive..."

Dec. 14, 2007 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

The Navigator
"...This Buster Keaton silent feature is also part of the Alamo’s excellent Movies & Music series. The movie will..."

Sept. 7, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Beach Bum
Fear and loathing in Florida with Korine and Matthew McConaughey
"...Directed by: Harmony Korine. Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Isla Fisher, Snoop Dogg, Zac Efron, Jonah Hill..."

March 29, 2019 Movie Review by Dan Gentile

Recommended Live Music for the Weekend
Garage rock, indie-pop, funk, and more
"...extra helping from Down Under with King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard at Stubb's and trio Middle Kids at..."

June 22, 2018 Chron Events Post by The Music Staff

What the #$*! Do We Know!?
Quantum physics, intent and possibility, science and fantasy … goofy cult or educational primer?
"...Hendrix, Robert Bailey Jr., Armin Shimerman and Barry Newman. There’s nothing so annoying as a film that resolutely strives..."

Sept. 10, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Film on the Fringe
The Blue Theater's new experimental film and video series Blue Screen looks to redefine the parameters of 'independent' cinema.
"...all-dancing Olivia Newton John for a micro-talent show in the tiny town of Beaver, Utah. One year later, he..."

Feb. 8, 2002 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Wallace and Gromit: The Best of Aardman Animation
"...Directed by: Various. Despite the prominent billing they're given in the movie's title, only..."

June 14, 1996 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

The Final Option
" both audiences and critics on its home turf, The Final Option turns out to be a surprisingly pedestrian..."

May 3, 1996 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

Rob Zombie Resurrects the Firefly Family for 3 From Hell
Here to do the devil's work: Director talks how being cool is no excuse
"...Filmmaker Rob Zombie first introduced the world to the murderous, cannibalistic, necrophiliac Firefly family in..."

Sept. 13, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Gary Hart Biopic The Front Runner to Close Austin Film Festival
New films by Yorgos Lanthimos, Asghar Farhadi added to fest
"...nominees and winners at this year's Austin Film Festival. The festival dedicated to the work of the screenwriter just..."

Sept. 12, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Bad Batch
Ana Lily Amirpour's psychedelic Western
"...Writer/director Ana Lily Amirpour entered the indie film scene with her festival darling, 2014’s A..."

June 23, 2017 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Austin Film Festival: Sympathy For the Devil
The true story of rich people playing Satanist
"...What is the Process? After 100 minutes of Sympathy For the Devil:..."

Nov. 3, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence)
Did anyone really ask for a third helping of this stomach-turning provocation?
"...2009. You may recall (or more likely you’ve spent the intervening years desperately attempting to scour the memory from..."

May 29, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Rover
Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson are the riveting stars of this bloody but compelling chase movie through the Australian Outback.
"...walks into a bar. Everything else that occurs in The Rover flows from that one happenstance. The guy is..."

June 20, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Geckos Go Chameleon
The sun rises on Robert Rodriguez's 'From Dusk Till Dawn' TV adaptation
"...It's a dusty, windy day at the Mexico border. Texas Ranger Freddie Gonzalez is sprinting between..."

March 7, 2014 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest Tells Tales of the Long and the Short and the Tall
Short film selection from Austin to Estonia, animation to sushi
"...small. With two rounds of feature films already on the schedule, Fantastic Fest has just announced its tall stack..."

Sept. 4, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The East
This crypto-thriller that explores moral grounds before turning gauzy is the latest film from Sound of My Voice's Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij.
"...director of Sound of My Voice, Zal Batmanglij, for another crypto thriller in which she again stars. This time,..."

June 14, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

From the Vaults: Red Dawn (1984) Reviewed
Godless commies invaded America once before
"...Back in 1984 before it became a cult classic (and was remade and released anew this week),..."

Nov. 22, 2012 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Rum Diary
Johnny Depp stars in this adaptation of one of Hunter S. Thompson's earliest novels, which is set in Puerto Rico in 1960 and soaked in booze
"...Adapted from the lost then found first novel by Hunter S. Thompson,..."

Oct. 28, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Wizardly Way
Human Centipede, Abe Sapien and more speak at Austin Comic Con
"...Austin Comic Con was enough of a success that the organizers were talking not just about coming back next..."

Nov. 18, 2010 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Warped Tour
Tim and Eric of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! perfect the anti-joke
"...There's something sweet about watching Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim..."

April 25, 2008 Screens Feature by Audra Schroeder

The Squid and the Whale
In this expertly acted piece about the coming apart of a family of New York intellectuals, humor is served not with a smirk but with a helpless shrug.
"...Owen Kline, Halley Feiffer, William Baldwin and David Benger. The opening line lays it all out on the table:..."

Nov. 4, 2005 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Supercross: The Movie
Two brothers overcome emotional and physical obstacles to achieve success in the competitive world of supercross racing.
"...Clear Channel’s Supercross broadcasts and part hellish miscalculation on the part of the producers, Supercross: The Movie fails to..."

Aug. 26, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Perfect Man
Less a feature film than 90 minutes of tweenage feminine wish fulfillment, The Perfect Man is like Teen People come to life.
"...Directed by: Mark Rosman. Starring: Hilary Duff, Heather Locklear, Chris Noth, Mike O’Malley, Vanessa Lengies, Ben Feldman..."

June 17, 2005 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

The Wild Thornberrys Movie
"...of L.A.-based animation house Klasky Csupo, I went into their Thornberrys film without having seen a lick of this..."

Dec. 20, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Fast and the Furious
"...Rick Yune, Ted Levine, Beau Holden and Thom Barry. The Fast and the Furious has cult movie scrawled all..."

June 22, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Gift
"...Kim Dickens, Gary Cole, J.K. Simmons and Chelcie Ross. The cabin that serves as one of the central locations..."

Jan. 19, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Filth and the Fury
"...cut just one proper album and failed miserably at their bombastically-stated goal of torching the fly-blown carcass of corporate..."

May 5, 2000 Movie Review by Russell Smith

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