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Lady in the Lake (1947)
This may not be the best Chandler adaptation, but it's a shoo-in for the weirdest, and not just because it's the only flick ever shot in Marlowe-vision.
"...of those rare films that is actually better on video; the smaller screen tames Montgomery's hand-held camera (which can..."

Sept. 13, 2002 Screens Review by Sam Hurwitt

Camera Buff
Grave, dryly funny, even farcical, Camera Buff is a little-seen but worthy effort from the late Polish master Kieslowski.
"...and Kieslowski's 10-part opus The Decalogue arrived on home video in 2000, 12 years after its completion.) Viewers familiar..."

May 24, 2002 Screens Review by Marrit Ingman

The Black Cauldron
The Tolkein / D&D brand of sword & sorcery common in Lloyd Alexander's classic Chronicles of Prydain was a bit dark for the Disney set, but the Mouse factory went ahead and made The Black Cauldron anyway. Too bad they Disneyfied it to death.
"...ways one of Disney's better films, and its long-awaited video release a couple of years ago was a treat..."

May 10, 2002 Screens Review by Michael Chamy

Friday the 13th Part 3
1982's Friday the 13th Part 3 holds a special place in the hearts of fans: It's schlocky and stupid, yet somehow scary, it's goofy, yet often gory, and it explains the origin of Jason's signature facewear.
"...appear spectacularly risible when flattened to two-dimensions for the video release. Kratka (the cableknit Yuppie) and Parks (the caliente..."

May 3, 2002 Screens Review by Marrit Ingman

Top 10 Gene Hackman Films
A Salute to America's Anti-Hero, Gene Hackman
"...masterful performances from his 40-year résumé, available somewhere on video or DVD. Call it our Salute to America's Anti-Hero...."

Jan. 4, 2002 Screens Review by Shawn Badgley

Bruiser
George Romero's latest, long-anticipated offering -- the straight-to-video Bruiser -- sorely tests the loyalty of his fans.
"...the usually venturesome distributor Lions Gate released direct to video, isn't ambitious. It's a curious hybrid of Sam Raimi's..."

Oct. 26, 2001 Screens Review by Marrit Ingman

WWII Online: Blitzkrieg
"...you don't have a high-speed modem and loads of video memory. If you buy it, beware, as the game..."

Sept. 28, 2001 Screens Review by Edward Baker

Gowns by Adrian
A tribute to Gowns by Adrian
"...Adrian's films are widely available on video and DVD. His living legacy is abundant, continuing to..."

June 29, 2001 Screens Review by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Flashdance
What a feeling! What an icky, sticky feeling.
"...is not anything so much as a two-hour music video about achieving your dream. Winning Oscars, Golden Globes, and..."

May 18, 2001 Screens Review by Stephen MacMillan Moser

CAPTAIN AMERICA
Another failed effort to capture Marvel magic.
"...lobby posters for it) but was sent straight to video -- not surprising considering how bad this effort is...."

May 4, 2001 Screens Review by Mike Emery

Hi-De-Ho and The Duke Is Tops
Available on video as a double bill, these two all-black features -- one from 1938, the other from 1947 -- make a brilliant pairing.
"...Available on video as a double bill, these two all-black features --..."

April 27, 2001 Screens Review by Louis Black

Woodstock ... 3 Days of Peace & Music
Michael Wadleigh's original cut of the three-day peace and music festival, released in 1970, is perhaps the best rock concert documentary ever made. This director's cut DVD is even better.
"...on grainy 16mm and looked rather washed out on video, the DVD version makes all of the difference. Wadleigh's..."

Feb. 2, 2001 Screens Review by Eli Kooris

Future-Kill, Roadie
Hoping to capitalize on the success of Tobe Hooper's 1974 surprise horror hit Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Future-Kill reunited that film's stars Neal and Burns and aimed for a similar creepy / kitschy vein. It failed.Meat Loaf quits his day job to become the world's best roadie. Sound weird? It is.
"...have gone to the dusty back shelves of local video stores ... but they're not forgotten. We won't let..."

Jan. 26, 2001 Screens Review by Kimberley Jones

The Caretakers
Even for die-hard Joan Crawford fans, The Caretaker (aka Della) is hard to stomach.
"...heard of the film before, I flew to my video guides and could find no mention of it. None..."

Nov. 24, 2000 Screens Review by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Boris and Natasha, The Movie /
Dudley Do-Right
"...all accounts a total delight, is absent from the video release...."

July 28, 2000 Screens Review by Ken Lieck

American Pie
"...hurt? What will people think of you at the video store? -- I say get it over with: Watch..."

June 9, 2000 Screens Review by Sarah Hepola

Bill Hicks ... Sane Man
"...Revelations (1994) -- which makes it, simply, the funniest video on earth...."

June 2, 2000 Screens Review by Ken Lieck

Running Time
"...spot-the-cut turns into dark alleys, this short (70 min.!) straight-to-video-and-it-took-three-years-to-even-get-that-far feature resembles nothing so much as a Playhouse 90..."

June 2, 2000 Screens Review by Ken Lieck

Yellow Submarine
"...the film's effectiveness as a fantasy. Carefully restored for video and theatrical release, Yellow Submarine is breathtaking on DVD...."

April 21, 2000 Screens Review by Bud Simons

John Carpenter's Vampires
"...his history as a filmmaker. Watching his work on video in a lump may be one thing, but living..."

March 3, 2000 Screens Review by Louis Black

I'll Cry Tomorrow
"...suicide. But Hayward, being Hayward, survives it all. The video box informs us that the popularity of this movie..."

Feb. 18, 2000 Screens Review by Stephen MacMillan Moser

The Fantastic Four
"...film have since circulated to private homes and even video rental shops (as have the other programs mentioned on..."

Nov. 19, 1999 Screens Review by Ken Lieck

Cinematexas International Short Film and Video Festival: An Introduction
"...its fourth year, the Cinematexas International Short Film and Video Festival continues to grow and expand, taking on more..."

Sept. 17, 1999 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

CinemaTexas International Short Film And Video Festival
"...The CinemaTexas International Short Film + Video + New Media Festival is one of the rare..."

Sept. 26, 1997 Screens Feature

Council Candidate Tapped Infowars Contributor to Make Campaign Video
Mackenzie Kelly campaign’s finance report tells the tale

Dec. 11, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Be Like Bastrop: Tour Music Capital Satellite in New Jonas Wilson Long-Form Video
Alliance with Jonathan Horstmann produces virtual in-store + more

Oct. 23, 2020 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

I Luv Video Closes ... So What Next?
Owner/founder Conrad Bejarano on saving Austin’s culture

Sept. 18, 2020 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Composer Nathan Felix Transitions to Video During Quarantine
Short, simple films of mundane tasks analyze human condition

July 17, 2020 Music Post by Nataleah Small

Vulcan Video Closes
Multiple staff members confirm end of beloved rental store

April 10, 2020 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Top 10 Local Video Games
From battlegrounds to the bathroom, here are our favorite Austin games

Dec. 20, 2019 Screens Feature by James Renovitch

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