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The Forest
Supernatural thriller is set in Japan's Aokigahara Forest
"...The snap of a twig, the rustle of a branch..."

Jan. 15, 2016 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Films for the Forest Screening Tonight
Richard Linklater, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, and others judge
"...that's related to South by Southwest but out of the hustle and bustle of Downtown? Look no further than..."

March 10, 2013 SXSW Post by Monica Riese

When You Get to the Forest Gets to the Drafthouse
Animator Eric Power brings his new, mythical feature back home
"...Eric Power's films are known for their violence. The Austin cut-paper animator's debut, Path of Blood,..."

Feb. 18, 2023 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Film Review: 'Song From the Forest'
Is it true that you can't go home again?
"...Sarno is captivated by a strange, melodic song on the radio and chases it to a Central African rainforest,..."

March 9, 2014 SXSW Post by Amy Smith

Into the Woods With New Austin Animation When You Get to the Forest
Austin animator Eric Power takes a strange and beautiful adventure in new feature When You Get to the Forest
"...can be a lonely process. Cut paper animation – the painstaking process of moving pieces of cardboard to create..."

July 8, 2022 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Forest for the Trees
The Austin Arts Commission has never been a model of bureaucratic efficiency, but this year it seems to have become a big cliché in action, a body so focused on procedure and minutiae and the concerns of the moment that it can't see the forest for the trees. It's compounding the problems in Austin's profoundly flawed public arts funding system and demonstrating just how poorly that process serves not only the city's artists but all its citizens.
"...When people can't even get a good jump on the agenda without quibbling over something totally unrelated to the..."

July 6, 2001 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax
Even though it's primarily a cautionary ecological tale, this animated film is fun and visually pleasing.
"...Nicely making the transition from book to screen, Dr. Seuss' 1971 children's..."

March 2, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Jungle Book 2
"...brigades when you really need ’em? Instead of expending their energies liberating captive animals from research labs, the group..."

Feb. 21, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Book of Henry
Abandon all hope ye who purchase a ticket
"...There are many reasons we go to the movies. To..."

June 16, 2017 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

The Revenant
Iñárritu’s Western loses the forest for the trees, but oh, what trees
"...The most punishing movie of 2015, The Revenant, is almost..."

Jan. 8, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
The Pevensie kids are summoned back to Narnia for yet another mystical adventure based on C.S. Lewis' series of fantasy books.
"...Peter Dinklage and Warwick Davis. When we last left the Pevensie siblings – Peter (Moseley), Susan (Popplewell), Edmund (Keynes),..."

May 23, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Wonderful Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl
"...Leni Riefenstahl's recently released autobiography) has got to be the final, exhaustive say on the life of the most..."

June 10, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Last of the Mohicans
"...Jodhi May, Russell Means, Wes Studi and Eric Schweig. The breakneck pace of The Last of the Mohicans affords..."

Oct. 2, 1992 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Princess and the Goblin
"...Sally Ann Marsh. At times, it seems children are the easiest to fool. Watching The Princess and the Goblin,..."

June 10, 1994 Movie Review by Alvaro Rodriguez

The Way of the 'Food Forest'
Locavores planting seeds for the next phase of urban agriculture
"...As green initiatives increase in popularity, the city of Austin maintains a complex relationship with urban..."

Feb. 14, 2014 News Feature by Anna Toon

FF2012: 'The Warped Forest'
Fantastic Fest continues its celebration of Japanese oddities
"...You can't really review The Warped Forest. You can just prepare people for it...."

Sept. 24, 2012 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Ferngully: The Last Rainforest
" thought you'd been ecologized to death, here comes another preachy-teachy, green cartoon. But wait, this is no Captain..."

April 17, 1992 Movie Review by Hollis Chacona

Day Trips: DuPont State Forest
How a Texas governor tried to help save a forest in North Carolina
"...about an hour south of Asheville, DuPont State Recreational Forest is an island of public land with majestic waterfalls..."

Oct. 28, 2015 Travel Post by Gerald McLeod

The Tree Play
For this story of a rain forest over a lifetime, Robi Polgar created a living, breathing poem
"...time considering our ecological footprint. Some spend too much. The Tree Play, nurtured from seedling to sapling and beyond..."

Aug. 14, 2015 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Enchanted Forest Gets Organized
Community gets behind South Austin art institution.
"...local artists, performers and businesses furious and perturbed by the closure of the Enchanted Forest, the one-of-a-kind outdoor gallery/performance..."

July 23, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The Hunter
Willem Dafoe plays a Canadian tracker hunting presumed-extinct prey in Tasmania, but soon he's stalking humans as well.
"...Directed by: Daniel Nettheim. Starring: Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill, Morgana Davies, Frances O'Connor..."

April 6, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Secret of Kells
This animated Irish stunner is visually complex and colorful and was a contender this year for the best animated film Oscar.
" animated film Oscar. This Irish stunner was surely the most visually complex, colorful, and eye-dazzling of the bunch,..."

May 7, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Science of Death
State says science proves Swearingen guilt
"...The foundation of good science is that its results are..."

Feb. 29, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

Finding Sasquatch in Summoning the Spirit
How a Texas bigfoot migrated to Oregon for new cryptid horror
"...Is there a word for fans of bigfoot movies? There are..."

Aug. 10, 2023 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Apes and humans: Why can't everyone just get along?
"...Ten years after the ape-ocalypse witnessed in 2011’s Rise of the Planet of..."

July 11, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Grudge
A new haunting from the J-horror franchise
"...If you’re looking for the dead bodies of abandoned studio horrors, January is the..."

Jan. 10, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Ballet Austin II Launches Fables of the World Series
A more inclusive happily ever after with Maria and the Mouse Deer
"...For generations of young people, the wide world of fables was actually quite small –..."

Oct. 14, 2022 Arts Feature by Leila Saidane

The Burning World: Into The Territory With Alex Pritz
Documentary explores the Uru-Eu-Wau-Wau tribe's fight for the Amazon
"...For years, people in the Northern Hemisphere have presumed they know how to save..."

Aug. 19, 2022 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Into the Woods at Scream Hollow
Behind the scenes at the local destination horror house
"...The woods may be dark and deep. Yet no one..."

Oct. 28, 2016 Arts Post by Richard Whittaker

Ray Manzarek: Trying to Set the World on Fire
The late Doors keyboardist at the Garden of Eden
"...first semester, I only knew one individual who fit the criteria: Doors’ keyboardist Ray Manzarek...."

May 23, 2013 Music Post by Danielle Zelisko

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