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The Auteur Factory
Papagajka is the strange product of Béla Tarr's Sarajevo film school
"...Great films usually skew one of two directions: They make the ordinary seem alien, or the alien seem..."

March 11, 2016 Screens Feature by Dan Gentile

The Hightower Report
How Glamorous is Child Labor?; and A Sweet Fix
"...superstore has opened in America. It's called Wal-Mart. Yes, the stodgy old downscale store has gone upscale, offering hip..."

Dec. 8, 2006 News Column by Jim Hightower

Assaulting the Stand-Ups at Austin's Heckle Factory
The New Movement: Our favorite content(ious) providers
"...Usually, the ideal – the comedy-gold standard – is that the..."

April 10, 2013 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Hightower Report
A Blue-Green Victory for America; and The Milkman Delivers
"...To paraphrase the well-known bumper sticker, "Stuff Happens." But sometimes, it's good..."

March 27, 2009 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Eye
In this Hong Kong horror remake, Jessica Alba stars as a blind violinist whose cure turns out to be worse than the disease.
"...Parker Posey and Rade Serbedzija. Note to Hollywood: For the love of Nobuo Nakagawa, knock it off already with..."

Feb. 8, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams
This first feature from Bosnian director/writer Jasmila Zbanic offers up a slice of life after hell in which a widowed mother and daughter still veer perilously between fear and hope.
"...Kenan Catic, Leon Lucev and Bogdan Diklic. As ever, the first casualty of war is truth, but it's easy..."

May 18, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Santa Clause
When Santa falls off his roof, a man forgets to read the fine print before signing on as his substitute.
"...Reinhold, Wendy Crewson, Eric Lloyd and David Krumholtz. Here's the situation: you've startled old St. Nick into taking a..."

Nov. 18, 1994 Movie Review by Hollis Chacona

The Best of the New York Underground
"...and, if you're going to use this to measure the quality of the current NYC underground film scene, you're..."

July 29, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Wasted! The Story of Food Waste
Where does the food go?
"...Just a week ago, the city of Austin expanded its pilot composting program to..."

Oct. 13, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

DVDanger: Howling with The Pack
DVDanger runs with the dogs and wolves
"...There is no worse nightmare for a farmer than finding..."

July 13, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Huntsman: Winter's War
Modernized fairy tale is a wan follow-up
"...Nicolas-Troyan. Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Jessica Chastain, Emily Blunt, Charlize Theron, Sope Dirisu, Nick Frost, Rob Brydon, Sheridan Smith, Alexandra..."

April 22, 2016 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

DVDanger: 'The Vincent Price Collection'
The master of horror at the height of his Poe powers
"...It was that face and that voice. The high, arched eyebrow over an unnaturally long, handsome face...."

Nov. 5, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Blue Noise Band
Austin neo-jazzsters the Blue Noise Band
"...As the title of their debut suggests, the Blue Noise Band..."

March 3, 2000 Music Feature by Greg Beets

The Lion King
"...cartoon successes, but despite its seeming more obviously cobbled together than the Mouse Factory's other films, The Lion King..."

June 24, 1994 Movie Review by Robert Faires

Shut Up and See the LCD Soundsystem Movie Early
Concert doc's premiere bumped up with special screening
"...added for 7:30pm tonight of Shut Up and Play the Hits, the concert doc that chronicles the last days..."

March 10, 2012 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Long Fringe Review: 'The Crapstall Street Boys'
A dark, sad tale and a new direction for Trouble Puppet
"...Then Trouble Puppet Theatre Company presents its newest creation, a..."

Jan. 26, 2012 Arts Post by Elizabeth Cobbe

Death Watch: Without Intervention, Travis Runnels Will Be the Ninth Texan Executed in 2019
A troubled life, a dishonest witness, a “changed man”
"...travesty to take away his life when he is the epitome of what a changed man looks like," reads..."

Dec. 6, 2019 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

GP Crush of the Week
PINK ♥s Consent is an inspiration.
"...feminist group FORCE’s PINK ♥s Consent Campaign. Last week, the group sent press releases out announcing a new Victoria’s..."

Dec. 13, 2012 Qmmunity Post by Brandon Watson

After the Deluge...
Comes the fall flood
"...Now that the Austin City Limits Music Festival is over, it’s time..."

Oct. 14, 2009 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

Austin at Large: The City That Never Shrinks
“Austin’s rapid growth” has become background noise. We should bring it up front.
"...predictable cycles, has emerged from COVID-induced hibernation, but in the spring and not the fall. Things are back to..."

May 14, 2021 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...Together, We Count: Wednesday, Sept. 30, is the last day..."

Sept. 25, 2020 News Feature

DVDanger: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
Bill Moseley on being Chop Top, and living as a horror icon
"...The Texas Chain Saw Massacre has been called the grandfather..."

April 26, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Company Men
Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones, and Kevin Costner star in this drama about what happens to company men after they part company with the company.
"...drama is about what happens to company men after they part company with the company – when, to put..."

Feb. 4, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Hightower Report
The Texas Lege comforts the comfortable and afflicts the afflicted; and Nevada proves to be a poor dumping ground.
"...here and -- oops! -- it pops up over there, or way out that way ... or maybe even..."

May 16, 2003 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Annual Haunted House Guide Speak No Evil -- Live It!
"...For a variety of reasons, yes, but one being the fact that it's the one day of the year..."

Oct. 20, 1995 Arts Feature

The Man Who Sold His Skin
Tunisia's Oscar nominee layers art, commerce, and romance
"...Directed by: Kaouther Ben Hania. Starring: Yahya Mahayni, Dea Liane, Koen De..."

April 9, 2021 Movie Review by Jenny Nulf

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch
Humanity's scarring of Earth mapped out in graphic, terrifying detail
"...This sobering Canadian eco-documentary hypothesizes that the world has entered a new era in..."

Oct. 4, 2019 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Cracking Open The Devil's Doorway
Horror director Aislinn Clarke on Ireland's dirty secret
"...personal nightmares. For Aislinn Clarke, director and co-writer of The Devil's Doorway, her inspiration was a dark chapter in..."

July 14, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Gospel According to André
Fashion legend André Leon Talley finally gets his glamour shot.
"...even a glancing familiarity with fashion will likely recognize the outsized, caftan-swaddled figure of André Leon Talley – from..."

June 1, 2018 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Other Side of Hope
Searching for a better tomorrow in Aki Kaurismäki's droll tale of immigrants and restaurants
"...Two men abandon their former lives and take big gambles on attaining different..."

Jan. 5, 2018 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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