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2021 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Animation
The also-rans are as good as this year's animated nominees
"...of the mythological roots of four stones on Waikiki Beach carries ongoing cultural weight. The action stays on the..."

April 2, 2021 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Austin at Large: Lowrider Knows Every Street
Digging deeper on the Eastside car club story reveals both our past and our future
"...for the same car culture found here at Festival Beach and Chicano Park, now viral after Texas Monthly spotlighted..."

April 2, 2021 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Stripping Out the Propaganda: Dominic Cooke on The Courier
The director pays tribute to forgotten heroes of the Cold War
"...pieces: His 2018 adaptation of Ian McEwan's On Chesil Beach, and now spy drama The Courier (read our review..."

March 26, 2021 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Interview: Inbetween Girl Director Mei Makino
Down with Sixteen Candles says the Visions award-winner
"...very Texan film. The city of Galveston and the beach are important fixtures for Angie and the narrative as..."

March 25, 2021 Screens Post by Selome Hailu

SXSW Online Offered Lots to Look Forward To
Virtual festival forecasts incoming local debuts and tentative fall touring.
"..."Big Mac," one of a few singles scattered online. Beach House met surf pop on Sasha & the Valentines'..."

March 26, 2021 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

SXSW Film Review: Inbetween Girl
Texas-set coming-of-age drama is witty, wonderful, and timely
"...Oh, to come of age surrounded by the beautiful beaches of Galveston. Inbetween Girl, made by a crew full..."

March 19, 2021 Screens Post by Selome Hailu

The Courier
A forgotten Cold War spy story gets a very British, very tragic retelling
" perfectly. Just as his last feature, On Chesil Beach (also set, coincidentally, in 1962), tackled postwar, pre-sexual-revolution gender..."

March 19, 2021 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Music Review: Taiwan Beats Brings the Island to Us
Missing Elysium on Red River
"...— an indoor shrimp fishing center, dreamy guitars and Beach Boys harmonies leaning heavy on the retro. The Mac..."

March 18, 2021 Music Post by Carys Anderson

MetaBoost Connection Reviews: Is Meredith Shirk System Legit
Review Meredith Shirk's Metaboost Connection Fitness System
"...Mailing Address: 319 Clematis, Suite 1004, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Frequently Asked Questions About MetaBoost Connection..."

March 15, 2021 Chron Events Post

Day Trips & Beyond: March Events Roundup
Travel news a year into the pandemic
"...east of Brownsville where TX-4 ends into a secluded beach near the mouth of the Rio Grande...."

March 5, 2021 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Sophie Jones
Coming-of-age drama never escapes its influences
"...credits. As beautiful as the final scene on the beach is, because Jones’ grief is not developed enough, it..."

March 5, 2021 Movie Review by Jenny Nulf

Free Will Astrology
Your weekly horoscope, March 5-11
"...dark forest or camp all night on a remote beach or encounter a mountain lion as you climb to..."

March 5, 2021 Column by Rob Brezsny

The Luv Doc: "Travelin' Ted"
Was it hatred that melted several million cubic feet of snow?
"...intelligent enough to know that being on a warm beach with Ted Cruz would be slightly less insufferable than..."

Feb. 26, 2021 Column by The Luv Doc

Day Trips: Galveston Island State Park
Enjoy the air show at Galveston Island SP
"...park is a nondescript marshland popular with fishermen. The beach side of the park is closed until 2022 as..."

Feb. 26, 2021 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar
Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo find a few laughs as vacationing friends
"...who have just been laid off their jobs, the beaches of Florida can be pretty tempting. So begins the..."

Feb. 19, 2021 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Sundance Review: Cusp
Texas documentary raises and struggles with questions of consent
"...trauma. We get bits of footage from sleepovers and beach days, but they lack depth and specificity. It doesn’t..."

Feb. 14, 2021 Screens Post by Selome Hailu

Watch: Kady Rain’s Barbies Come to Life in “Lovestruck”
Plastic lovers cruise to a drive-in concert in pink convertible
"...about lovers driving into the sunset, maybe to the beach, or the theme park, or a hotel to make..."

Feb. 8, 2021 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Top 10 Festival Films of 2020 You Haven't Seen Yet
The best of the fests from Austin and beyond
"...With Underwater and The Beach House, it was quite the year for aquatic angst,..."

Jan. 1, 2021 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Hotrod Golgotha
In this collection, the Austin poet delivers a high octane paean to cars and all that makes them cool
"...drag strips and speedway races ("Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!"); the Beach Boys' "Little Deuce Coupe" and Jan and Dean's "Dead..."

Jan. 1, 2021 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Not everything that happens in Vegas ...
"...Loughery’s overworked screenplay: A bitter child custody fight, a beach house love nest, a philandering spouse (another one!), a..."

Dec. 25, 2020 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Faster Than Sound: Growing Up Margin Walker
I've only ever experienced Texas music under the independent reigns of Graham Williams. I didn't know how lucky I was.
" indie Disney World. The lineup – working in Beach House, Run the Jewels, Courtney Barnett, Descendents, Big Boi,..."

Dec. 25, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Top 10 Most Read Film Reviews of 2020
The pandemic picks you wanted to read about
" sunglasses, chauffeured transportation, and horseback rides on the beach" here. 3: Borat Subsequent Moviefilm..."

Dec. 19, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Kevin Curtin's Top 100 Austin Albums of 2020
Why stop at 10 when 10 times that still only scratches the surface of year-topping ATX releases?
"...100) Sheverb, Once Upon a Time in Bombay Beach..."

Dec. 18, 2020 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Marc Savlov's Top 10 of 2020 in Film
"No cinematography necessary"
"...9) The Beach House..."

Dec. 18, 2020 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Some Mocktails Are Better Than Others
Three bright brands to inspire your best non-boozy drinking
"...former medium and mortician who lives in California’s Venice Beach – no, seriously – and four flavors are available,..."

Dec. 2, 2020 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Checking In: Go Fever’s Acey Monaro Paints Houses Down Under
“So, so, so relieved about the outcome, can’t wait to get back now”
"...coal, but just a train ride away to the beach.”..."

Nov. 30, 2020 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Tito’s Vodka Funds Local Community Gardens
Block to Block program supports 25 cities across the U.S.
"...speak English fluently, in particular Gus Garcia and Festival Beach community gardens,” which have larger immigrant populations, says Barron...."

Nov. 19, 2020 Food Post by Lina Fisher

A Long Activist Legacy Survives on the Eastside
Holding on to El Barrio
"...which is Edward Rendón Sr. Metro Park at Festival Beach. It honors Delgado's grandfather, part of a generation of..."

Nov. 20, 2020 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

History takes second place in this paleontology biopic as passions are unearthed
"...rock was worth the work,” Charlotte muses over their beach findings. However, the gentle daylight is only a glimpse,..."

Nov. 13, 2020 Movie Review by Jenny Nulf

Day Trips & Beyond: November Travel Roundup
Port A's Harvey recovery, Millican's pecan pie, and fall travel news
" get out and enjoy fresh air at the beach, on a hike, or picking up pecans...."

Nov. 6, 2020 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

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