Cinapse Selects: WHEN HARRY MET SALLY…
Cinapse Selects

Cinapse Selects: WHEN HARRY MET SALLY…

  Before taking on my last Cinapse Selects post for 2016, I polled Twitter on whether I should write about Sleepless in Seattle (usually on…

MISS SLOANE: Chastain Is in Control
Theatrical Review

MISS SLOANE: Chastain Is in Control

Political dramas are nothing new in Hollywood, but women-led stories about power struggles in Washington are rare. Serving as a showcase for Jessica Chastain’s immense…

DAISY KENYON: Independent Woman
Home Video Review

DAISY KENYON: Independent Woman

If Brandon’s post didn’t already convince you to listen to You Must Remember This, you might have missed this summer’s series of episodes about Joan…

Austin Asian American Film Fest Review: AFTER THE STORM
Event Review

Austin Asian American Film Fest Review: AFTER THE STORM

In the vein of director Hirokazu Koreeda’s recent works — Our Little Sister (my review) and Like Father, Like Son — his After the Storm…

Austin Film Festival 2016: QUAKER OATHS
Event Review

Austin Film Festival 2016: QUAKER OATHS

Writer/director Louisiana Kreutz’s Quaker Oaths is a rare thing — a road-trip divorce comedy. The charming movie, largely filmed in Austin and surrounding areas, premiered…

Austin Film Festival 2016: THE BIG FLIP
Event Review

Austin Film Festival 2016: THE BIG FLIP

Izzy Chan, inspired by her own experience as primary breadwinner for her family, wanted to hear more from other families in similar circumstances. The result…

Austin Film Festival Preview: Director Jody Lambert on BRAVE NEW JERSEY
Interviews

Austin Film Festival Preview: Director Jody Lambert on BRAVE NEW JERSEY

I remember, as a kid, reading about the 1938 “War of the Worlds” broadcast by Orson Welles and the havoc it caused in some rural…

Austin Film Festival Preview: Director Minhal Baig Talks About ONE NIGHT
Interviews

Austin Film Festival Preview: Director Minhal Baig Talks About ONE NIGHT

One Night, a relationship drama with a dash of science-fiction, premieres at Austin Film Festival this weekend. Minhal Baig wrote and directed the film about…

The Innate Joy of QUEEN OF KATWE
Theatrical Review

The Innate Joy of QUEEN OF KATWE

When was the last time you walked out of a movie theater with a full heart? For me, it happened when I saw Queen of…

A Farewell to Curtis Hanson with IN HER SHOES
Cinapse Selects

A Farewell to Curtis Hanson with IN HER SHOES

  Upon hearing the news of director Curtis Hanson’s death last week, I decided a rewatch of In Her Shoes was in order. Certainly he’s…