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ACL Review: Walk the Moon
Pop cult turns in perhaps the sleeper set of the entire fest
"...Ohio pop foursome Walk the Moon is just the right blend of a boy..."

Oct. 11, 2015 Music Post

Austin Film Festival: Popovich and the Voice of the Fabled American West
Cats and dogs living together
"...Don’t let the fact that this unique little gem of a film..."

Oct. 27, 2014 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Summer Fun: A Cheeseburger at the Blue Hole
An extra pair of tickets for Jimmy Buffett in Austin May 31
"...Barton Springs: Love the lawn, fear the water. Wimberley’s Blue Hole, there I’m..."

May 16, 2014 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

From the Vaults: 'Spider Baby'
A restored print of 'the maddest movie ever told' screens Sunday
"...The original title of this Jack Hill cult classic was..."

July 26, 2013 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

From the Vaults: 'Weekend at Bernie's' Review Revived
Gaming guru Warren Spector's review of 'Weekend at Bernie's' from 1989
"...Back when he was still honing his chops as the gaming guru he was later to become, Warren Spector..."

June 28, 2013 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

Run Away With the Circus
AFS hosts big-top screenings at the Marchesa
"...The Austin Film Society is a traveling circus – or..."

June 28, 2013 Screens Feature by Monica Riese

Drafthouse Films Elects 'The Congress'
Release slate adds new adaptation of Stanislaw Lem sci-fi classic
"...Seem the folks at Drafthouse Films finally shook the last few..."

June 7, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

FF2012: James Moran Climbs The 'Tower Block'
UK writer and Fantastic Fest veteran on genre TV and ghettos
"...Writer James Moran has played a key part in the history of Fantastic Fest. In 2006, his business horror..."

Sept. 26, 2012 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

FF2011: 'The House by the Cemetery'
Horror icon William Lustig gets maniacal about the Fulci classic
"...who you might bump into at Fantastic Fest, but there was a full-blown holy schnikes moment at last night's..."

Sept. 23, 2011 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Great Lo-Fi Hope
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti brings out the alts
"...solo a few years ago, it was delightfully awkward, the perfect reflection of his music at the time. He..."

Aug. 4, 2010 Music Post by Audra Schroeder

Statler And Krulik In The Balcony
Video auteur and underground docs
"...Chuck Statler and Jeff Krulik, you'd never think that they're underground icons. But the kinda nebbish-looking film-making friends, who..."

July 19, 2010 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Right Is so Much Better Than the Left
"...In Louis Black’s April 23 “Page Two” he criticizes the left and right as if they’re equally benighted (even..."

April 25, 2010 Postmarks

Fantastic Fest: 'House of the Devil'
1983 is back from the grave
"...There are three theories about how Ti West made House..."

Sept. 30, 2009 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Pop Goes the Culture
The SAMOPC hosts a night of music and a movie
"...Whether there's a North Austin Museum of Popular Culture in..."

June 6, 2008 Screens Feature by John Davidson

What the World Needs Now
David Lowery of Cracker reminisces.
"...place than when David Lowery started playing here in the mid-Eighties with Camper Van Beethoven and later, Cracker. That’s..."

Nov. 1, 2007 Music Post by Margaret Moser

Jay McInerney's 'Hedonist in the Cellar'
A novelist's take on wine
"...a thing, an inanimate slab of paper and ink, then I will declare my love for the wine writing..."

Oct. 27, 2006 Food Feature by Wes Marshall

The Memphis Goons
"...A stagger to the left of the Velvet Underground and a swing to..."

March 28, 1997 Music Feature

Austin Film Festival Review: Into the Dark: Pilgrim
Blumhouse/Hulu stage a historical home invasion holiday
"...really have a great movie*. Pilgrim may not be the one to finally knock the Macy's Parade off the..."

Nov. 1, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Tyler, the Creator Blooms at the Erwin Center
Odd Future MC hasn’t forgotten inciting a SXSW riot
"...The blossoming of Tyler Okonma continued at the Frank Erwin..."

Oct. 23, 2019 Music Post by Derek Udensi

Fantastic Fest Review: In the Tall Grass
Stephen King/Joe Hill story finds terror in the tiniest blades
"...good demonstration of how frights can be evoked from the most ordinary things...."

Sept. 28, 2019 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

Fantastic Fest Review: The Lodge
Family drama becomes an exercise in cruelty that may go to far
"...The essence of drama will always have a thread of..."

Sept. 22, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Scream, Queen! and the Legacy of the “Gay” Nightmare on Elm Street
Fantastic Fest's monster in the closet
"...After connecting with Patton online, Chimienti met Jensen – the two bonded over a Freddy Krueger tattoo, and with..."

Sept. 20, 2019 Screens Feature by Sarah Marloff

The Rose: Trouble in Paradise at ColdTowne Theatre
ColdTowne's improvised riff on The Bachelor captures the raw, trainwreck appeal of reality TV dating shows
"...2007, I was tricked into watching three seasons of the trash reality-dating competition Rock of Love, wherein 25 fame-hungry..."

July 26, 2019 Arts Review by Trey Gutierrez

As the Quesoff Approaches Co-Founder Adi Anand Talks Cheese
Home chefs & top chefs head to Mohawk for Austin's gooiest competition
"...obsessed with queso. From family potlucks to some of the fanciest menus in town, we’ll take queso in whatever..."

July 22, 2019 Food Post by Emily Beyda

Going on the Offensive With The Art of Self-Defense
Jesse Eisenberg navigates the hierarchy of martial arts
"...Most filmmakers use their Twitter feeds to publicize their work, and for his..."

March 8, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Cult Film Hero Don Coscarelli Turns a Page
Phantasm director discusses his new memoir
"...a much less fascinating phenomenon were it not for the memoirs and true-life “How I Did It” books that..."

Oct. 2, 2018 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Recommended Live Music for the Weekend
August rolls in with a fresh batch of tunes to keep you busy this weekend
"...and rising newcomers like brash 10-piece rap group Pnthn, there's something for everyone this weekend...."

Aug. 3, 2018 Music Post by The Music Staff

How the Reich Manipulated Pop Culture in Hitler's Hollywood
The power of propaganda
"...When dictators fall, what happens to the art created under their domineering control? Should it be..."

July 13, 2018 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Into the Woods With The Heretics
Canadian horror gets its U.S. premiere tonight
"...Other Worlds Austin may be a month away, but the..."

Oct. 18, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Enter the Domain With Other Worlds Austin
Sci-fi film festival adds world premiere, new score, and award winners
"...Techno-allegories, futuristic thrillers, and Anne Hathaway obsessives: The latest round of announcements for sci-fi film festival Other..."

Nov. 5, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

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