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SXSW Film Review: The Hollywood Shorties
Doc on the story of the little people sports team is sweet and compelling
"...The Hollywood Shorties were legend in Ryan Steven Green's family...."

March 12, 2016 Screens Post by Joe O'Connell

The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of High Noon
Glenn Frankel’s new book on the classic film explores a very timely history
"..."The anxiety goes nuclear," Glenn Frankel says of those who..."

March 3, 2017 Screens Feature by Joe O'Connell

Beating the Hollywood Dole-Drums
"...much: Had he not fired this latest shot in the culture war, a national debate on the influence of..."

June 16, 1995 Arts Feature by Patrick Taggart

Tashlinesque: The Hollywood Comedies of Frank Tashlin
A look at the unsung filmmaker, whose collaborators included Jerry Lewis, Jayne Mansfield, and Porky Pig

May 25, 2012 Books Feature

Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick
"...Directed by: Todd Robinson. Granted, this documentary about the life and career of filmmaker William A. Wellman may..."

July 12, 1996 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Muse
"...Stone and Albert Brooks. Albert Brooks has always been the poor man's Woody Allen, a perpetually harangued schlub, the..."

Aug. 27, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Internship
Once Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson joined forces to crash weddings; in their new comedy, the duo crashes Google as older-than-average interns.
"...map, a translator, a verb – but I wish there was a way to get more Google in my..."

June 7, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Other Side of the Wind
Should Orson Welles' last film have stayed lost?
"...“Ahhhh, the French Champagne has always been celebrated for its excellence,”..."

Nov. 2, 2018 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

The Great Conqueror's Concubine
"...whopping two hours and forty-five minutes, is one of the more eagerly awaited Hong Kong pictures of the year...."

Dec. 2, 1994 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

The Silent Enemy
"...Chief Akawanush, Molly Spotted Elk and Cheeka. Unfortunately, of the few of you who've seen the great silent films..."

Oct. 8, 1993 Movie Review by Louis Black

The Rapture
"...Bauchau and Will Patton. I've been trying to remember another recent debut film from a novice director that packs..."

Nov. 15, 1991 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Hollywood Babble On
The Silver Screen in Black & White
"...It's no big secret that during its heyday from the Twenties until the late Fifties, Hollywood was dominated by..."

July 25, 1997 Screens Feature by Alison Macor

The Art of Film Producing
Lynda Obst's Hollywood Survival Manual
"...Hollywood producer Lynda Obst is the author of Hello, He..."

Oct. 3, 1997 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Mr. Dole Goes to Hollywood
The Road to Washington
"...There he goes again. Last week presidential candidate Bob Dole..."

Aug. 9, 1996 Screens Feature by Patrick Taggart

Matt & Ben at the Institution Theater
Mindy Kaling and Brenda Withers use Damon and Affleck to create a hilarious case study in how Hollywood murders friendship
"...If there's one thing I learned in Hollywood, it's this: Sometimes..."

Jan. 20, 2017 Arts Review by T. Lynn Mikeska

Around the World of Weird
The many genre delights of Fantastic Fest 2008
"...this year's Australian-exploitation film overload, postapocalyptic vehicular car-nage via the ever-mad Max Rockatansky), this year's Fantastic Fest will turn..."

Sept. 12, 2008 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Scary Stories for the Thinking Man
Director Guillermo del Toro keeps company with the undead in two new films, Blade 2 and The Devil's Backbone.
"...Horror movies aren't known for their subtlety. It's a fact I reflect on as I..."

March 8, 2002 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

The Legend Becomes Fact in New Wyatt Earp Documentary
New documentary And With Him Came the West explores the truth behind Hollywood's Wyatt Earp
"...The Western is a genre of contradictions, caught between historical..."

July 12, 2019 Screens Feature by Sam Russek

Godzilla vs. the Green Screen
Austin special effects artists can kill you with a squib or with a CGI bullet hit, gore it up with pig entrails or digitally composited blood, and create just about anything you can imagine with their bare hands or software. Does the industry need both?
"...Georges Melies never saw the Apollo astronauts tee off on the moon, but the..."

April 22, 2005 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

The Woodman Cometh
In promotion of his new film 'Hollywood Ending,' reluctant traveler Woody Allen appeared briefly in Austin to talk bats, barbecue, and why he'll never go back to stand-up.
"...stroke of counter-programming this weekend, Woody Allen's new film Hollywood Ending will go head-to-head against the release of the..."

May 3, 2002 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

On the Web
Look what the Web coughed up: a Web site review
"...You'd have to be pretty disenchanted with the Hollywood firmament to get your entertainment news and reviews..."

June 28, 2002 Screens Feature by Marrit Ingman

The Celluloid Closet
This award-winning 1995 movie, based on Vito Russo's 1981 book, delightfully debunk the widely held belief that images of gays and lesbians were absent in Hollywood movies.
"...and Farley Granger. In 1981, Vito Russo's landmark book, The Celluloid Closet, exposed the truth about the widely held..."

April 26, 1996 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

From the Vaults: Tashlinesque
Frank Tashlin in print and onscreen
"...In the current issue, Leah Churner reviews the new biography, Tashlinesque:..."

May 25, 2012 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

Gary Kent Is One of the Last of the Dangerous Men
New documentary Love and Other Stunts catches the daredevil legend in action
"...stunts; especially one who doubles for an actor during the filming of stunts and dangerous scenes. (First known use..."

June 1, 2018 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Land of the Lost
Will Ferrell's remake of the beloved Sid and Marty Krofft TV show lacks virtually everything that made the original series so memorable.
"...John Boylan. Let's get one thing straight right off the obelisk: I have been and shall always be a..."

June 5, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Pink Panther 2
Steve Martin returns as the bumbling Inspector Clouseau, but no Beyoncé in sight. Smart girl.
"...I don’t care how many pieces he’s written for The New Yorker, how often he’s been honored by the..."

Feb. 13, 2009 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

The Cinema of Dual Citizens
In the upcoming series Driven into Paradise: European Émigré Directors 1933-1950, the Austin Film Society will be screening (at the Alamo Drafthouse) six classic films reflecting the ethical sensibilities and aesthetic innovations of these exiled masters.
"...Sometime in the late 1930s, the Hollywood dream factory started birthing the..."

April 18, 2003 Screens Feature by Will Robinson Sheff

DVDanger: 'Devil's Pass', 'Die, Monster, Die!', 'The Whip and the Body', 'Birth of the Living Dead'
A modern shocker, two vintage terrors, and a history lesson in zombies
"...The years change, the decades fall away, but here at..."

Jan. 11, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin Film Festival: Breaking the Mold: Diversity in the Industry
Panel agrees that there is a lack of it
"...Diversity should be the norm, but most of us are painfully aware that..."

Nov. 3, 2015 Screens Post by Jessi Cape

On the Run with Jay & Bey
First couple of hip-hop’s cinematic ruse – or was it!?
"...America’s first music family has put us through the ringer lately. While still recovering from the unanswered questions..."

May 22, 2014 Music Post by Abby Johnston

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