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Fantastic Fest Review: Destroyer
Nicole Kidman never lands a body blow in this hard-hitting noir
"...Karyn Kusama is a woman who does not make the same movie twice. From the powerful boxing drama Girlfight..."

Oct. 1, 2018 Screens Post by Jenny Nulf

The Song of Sway Lake
Period family drama is evocative, if sometimes lacking in clarity
"...While not always dramatically successful, The Song of Sway Lake earns big points for originality...."

Sept. 21, 2018 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Fantastic Fest Interview: Jim Hosking Spends An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn
British filmmaker goes from greasy weirdness to oddball rom-com
"...so unique that it's hailed on arrival as a cult-to-be-, it can be a blessing and a curse for..."

Sept. 20, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Five Films Not to Miss at Fantastic Fest
2018 is the year of the woman
"...Kidman had a significant 2017 with Big Little Lies, The Beguiled, and The Killing of a Sacred Deer. Seeing..."

Sept. 21, 2018 Screens Feature by Jenny Nulf

Playback – Typecast: David Yow & Brett Bradford
Scratch Acid and the Jesus Lizard in their new roles, plus a Twin Peaks themed concert
"...Lead villain status ain't nothin' new for the noise rock marauder who spent the Eighties and Nineties..."

Sept. 21, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Faith and Fear at Fantastic Fest
Action director Gareth Evans returns to Wales for the chilling Apostle
"...If you're wondering how Gareth Evans, the filmmaker who brought Indonesian martial art pencak silat action..."

Sept. 21, 2018 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Five More Films Not to Miss at Fantastic Fest
Wildernesses, Lovecraft, and Joss Whedon Alumni
"...You Might Be the Killer..."

Sept. 21, 2018 Screens Feature by Matthew Monagle

Mandy
Nicolas Cage is stunning in this hallucinogenic revenger
"...eat my Doc Martens. It’s been seven years since the Canadian filmmaker’s well-received first feature Beyond the Black Rainbow..."

Sept. 14, 2018 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Hungry at Trib Fest? Here Are 14 of Our Favorite Restaurants.
A sampling of interior Mexican cuisine to dim sum in Downtown Austin
"...enjoy some local Austin flavor within walking distance of the Capitol. We keep it weird and tasty!..."

Sept. 13, 2018 Chron Events Post

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

Live Music Recommendations for the Weekend
A rock & roll revival?! Here's our weekend music picks.
"...revived at Electric Church, retro punk invades Stubb's, and the Lost Well celebrates five years. What more could you..."

Aug. 17, 2018 Music Post by The Music Staff

Why Are Some of Austin's Smartest Restaurants Heading Toward Dripping Springs?
The Switch, Pieous, and the League look west
"...When then-fledgling brewers and distillers like Thirsty Planet, Argus Cidery, and..."

Aug. 10, 2018 Food Feature by Tom Thornton

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

The San Marcos Music Scene Runs Deep
ACL Fest hip-hop headliners Brockhampton might just be the tip of the iceberg from our neighbors south on I-35
"...On a March evening in 2016, inside the Dahlia Woods Art Gallery in San Marcos, a mixtape..."

Aug. 3, 2018 Music Feature by Jeremy Steinberger

Beach House Storms the Moody
Neo-gothic atmospherics come on like a hurricane
"...A seemingly impenetrable wall of people packed the floor of ACL Live at the Moody Theater on..."

Aug. 1, 2018 Music Post by Abby Johnston

They're Here! Fantastic Fest Wave One Arrives
Overlord, Apostle headline fest opening salvo
"...wave of titles for 2018, and it's already bringing the big guns, with the announcement of the world premiere..."

July 31, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Recommended True Crime Podcasts
Fill your auditory canals with nefarious activities
"...If you've yet to venture down the dark alley of crime podcasts and need some tips..."

July 27, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Gay Place
Straight-ish movies that shaped queer identity
"...Queer Film Theory 101 returns Wednesday, with a whole new set of..."

July 27, 2018 Column by Sarah Marloff

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

Filmworker
Leon Vitali, Kubrick's right-hand man, forever in the maestro's shadow
"...In a brief spoken-word introduction, documentarian Tony Zierra describes the 2001: A Space Odyssey director as a bright light,..."

July 13, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Hitler's Hollywood
The Third Reich's cinematic propaganda machine exposed
"...When dictators fall, what happens to the art created under their domineering control? Should it be..."

July 13, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

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

Playback: Love Us or Hiatus
Rare gigs and soft breakups from Iron Age and US Weekly
"...favorite bands. It hits you rough and familiar, like the first cigarette after getting out of jail. Last Sunday,..."

July 13, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

First Concert: Matt Muñoz
Cactus Cafe manager Matt Muñoz revisits his first concert in El Paso: Van Halen
"...money! I was so in love with Van Halen. The show was big and loud, and Roth was a..."

June 29, 2018 Music Feature

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

Gay Place
Pride Month marches on
"...It's still Pride month over here and the celebrations aren't showing any sign of slowing. Most notably,..."

June 22, 2018 Column by Sarah Marloff

David X. Cohen Brings Futurama Back to the Future
ATX Television Festival brings some of the cult show's voice actors together for a table read
"...national heroes for saving Brooklyn Nine-Nine when Fox dropped the popular sitcom...."

June 8, 2018 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Ransom Center's "Vaudeville!"
This exhibition reveals how the history of that entertainment form is really the history of the U.S.
"...Deceptive advertising. Syndicate control. Exploitation of labor. Union organizing. Cult of celebrity. New technology that kills off older forms..."

June 8, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Golden Dawn Arkestra
"...The wild melange of Afrobeat, P-Funk, and Sun Ra cosmic..."

June 1, 2018 Music Review by Michael Toland

Michael B. Jordan Joins Rooster Teeth Show
Black Panther star to voice and produce gen:LOCK
"...The folks at Austin's online entertainment leviathan Rooster Teeth have..."

May 22, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

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