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SXSW, Tribune, CNN Present the Rest of the 2020 Presidential Pack
Six candidates in search of the voters, plus a Trump surrogate
"...us townies know) or more ideological (John Hickenlooper, running toward the Biden-congested middle lane). Closing off the “Conversations” was..."

March 11, 2019 News Post by Mike Clark-Madison

Cold Pursuit
Liam Neeson is Mr. Plow ... with a vengeance
"...heroin overdose but in actuality collateral damage from local drug cartel kingpin Trevor "The Viking" Calcote’s (Bateman) cocaine trade...."

Feb. 15, 2019 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Pet Sematary Remake to Close SXSW Film
Midnighters, Festival Favorites, plus shorts all announced
"...a desperate fight for his own soul. Cast: Patrick Schwarzenegger, Miles Robbins, Sasha Lane, Hannah Marks, Mary Stuart Masterson...."

Feb. 6, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Catherine Hardwicke Unloads With Miss Bala
Twilight director and UT grad heads across the border for new film
"...new wave of mid-budget action dramas with her cross-border drug war drama Miss Bala...."

Jan. 31, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Byrds' Sweetheart of the Rodeo Turns 50
The landmark album spins at the Moody Theater via two of its makers and their virtuosic friends
"...the 60-year-old Mississippi hillbilly rocker with a rhinestone cowboy wardrobe and a Ziggy Stardust mullet, warming up to some..."

Nov. 9, 2018 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

Death Watch: Can Texas Keep a Secret?
State Supreme Court grants rehearing in execution drug supplier case
"...state should be allowed to keep secret its execution drug suppliers. That in itself isn't shocking, but the decision..."

Oct. 26, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Review: Sophisticated Giant
The long-awaited bio of sax legend Dexter Gordon is here
"...after another – a righteous homecoming, worldwide recognition, prestigious awards, and even an Oscar nomination. His wife Maxine Gordon..."

Oct. 23, 2018 Arts Post by Jay Trachtenberg

Fantastic Fest Wave Three Crashes Down
Music and madness fill festival lineup
"...Soon they’re in the midst of a full-blown yakuza war that threatens to destroy all that the two men..."

Sept. 13, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Mikel Kane vs. the Medical Director
ATCEMS division chief suspended, demoted for waging war against MD
"...bent the language of departmental policy to avoid a drug test back in January ("What Drug Test?" May 11)...."

Sept. 14, 2018 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

The Night He Came to Fantastic Fest
Genre fest announces Halloween for opening night
"...the sequel to his brain-smashing dance sim postapocalyptic gang war classic The FP, FP2: Beats of Rage...."

Aug. 22, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Chronicle Recommends: The Many Faces of Frankenstein
Celebrating the cinematic legacy of Mary Shelley's creation
"...Richardson), and Dr. John Polidori (Timothy Spall) for a drug-infused evening that, legend has it, gave birth (in more..."

Aug. 2, 2018 Screens Post by Chronicle Film Staff

The King
America's soul explored on a road trip in Elvis Presley's car
"...merely takes his exploration of the nature of post-World War II America on the road, but is no less..."

July 20, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Leave No Trace
Into the woods in this moving family drama
"...survivalist doctrines, and there’s no evidence of anything sexually untoward between the parent and child. Tom appears reasonably well-fed..."

July 13, 2018 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

PJ Raval's Call Her Ganda Will Open aGLIFF 2018
Local director headlines roster of new and returning films
"...by Austin director PJ Raval, has been picking up awards at festivals nationwide all summer. Now Austin filmlovers will..."

July 11, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Whitney
Another glimpse behind the curtain at the late musical legend
"...family, her relatives are very open about her childhood, drug use, and insecurities. In contrast, we’re presented with Bobby..."

July 6, 2018 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Super Troopers 2
Vermont's finest return, and this time they're Canadian.
"...at a rationale for all of this – international drug smuggling! – but when viewing Broken Lizard films it’s..."

April 27, 2018 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Council: At War on Two Wheels
More scooters, a possible interim deal with the APA, and more from City Hall
"...small impasse aside, the two sides are working steadily toward crafting language for a permanent contract. Other than promotions..."

April 20, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

What’s Showing at the Indie Meme Festival
Highlighting the best of South Asian cinema
"...Angamaly Diaries, 4:15pm Gang war and interfaith conflict in Angamaly as young men are..."

April 20, 2018 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Unleashes Massive Film List
High-concept horror A Quiet Place to open fest
"...emotionally stunted 30-year-old woman is tasked with watching her awkward and bullied 12-year-old niece for the week, she finds..."

Jan. 31, 2018 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

Proud Mary
Taraji P. Henson picks up her guns but shoots blanks as an assassin with a conscience
"...later encounters the kiddo under the tutelage of scuzzball drug dealer Uncle (Berkeley), she goes hellbent for leather against..."

Jan. 19, 2018 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Luv Doc: Sacrifice
It's always best to seize the moral high ground
"...I think it's wonderful that you and your husband..."

Dec. 22, 2017 Column by The Luv Doc

The Luv Doc: Happy Grunting!
There are certain smells that even love can't overcome
"...I have been with my GF since April, which..."

Dec. 1, 2017 Column by The Luv Doc

Playback: David Ramirez’s Lost Art
David Ramirez’s America, HAAM Benefit Day, and the reverend of Austin music
"...fathers were drinkers 'cause we shipped them off to war...."

Sept. 8, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Your Weekend in Film
What major releases and one-off screenings are worth your theatre time
"...a young girl growing up in Japan during World War II, and a striving hip-hop star trying to make..."

Aug. 25, 2017 Screens Post by The Screens Staff

Ten Sentences About Austin You Should Only Ever Say Under Your Breath
You can think it … just don't say it
"...2) “The breakfast tacos are way better in San..."

Aug. 23, 2017 Chronolog Post by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest First Wave Hits Hard
Stephen King adaptations, Arabic cinema, and Three Billboards
"..."We have a very long history of showing socially awkward, uncomfortable comedies, and The Square fits firmly in that...."

Aug. 8, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Damage Done by SB 4
Court records reveal impact of the "show me your papers" bill on immigrant lives
"...a short while but eventually fled to escape the drug cartel violence. After the sweep of ICE arrests earlier..."

July 21, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

The Q&A Hole: What Got You Hooked On the Weird Stuff?
Waiting for the manlike creature with the glowing eyes
"...sort of addiction and you can find a gateway drug in there somewhere. (In the case of science fiction,..."

July 13, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Luv Doc: A Li'l Spendy
The kind of economic Übermensch G-Dubs prayed for back in '07
"...– Worrywart..."

April 7, 2017 Column by The Luv Doc

Point Austin: Cold as ICE
For Trump, ICE, and Abbott, tyranny and dishonesty go hand-in-hand
"...papers" being a phrase historically more familiar from World War II films than American traffic stops, and "illegal alien"..."

March 24, 2017 News Column by Michael King

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