SILENCE Speaks Volumes About a Painful Faith
Theatrical Review

SILENCE Speaks Volumes About a Painful Faith

Martin Scorsese’s much-anticipated screen adaptation of the novel Silence by Shūsaku Endō takes complicated subject matter and treats it with the respect that such a…

PASSENGERS Is a Shiny Apple With a Rotten Core
Theatrical Review

PASSENGERS Is a Shiny Apple With a Rotten Core

To say that a movie has lots of eye candy isn’t necessarily an insult, and Passengers has plenty of it, along with more complex (and…

LA LA LAND: A More-Than-A-Musical Musical
Theatrical Review

LA LA LAND: A More-Than-A-Musical Musical

If you like musicals such as New York, New York and Mary Poppins… well, that’s fine. Those are great movies, but while La La Land has…

ALLIED: A War-Time Love Story With High Stakes
Theatrical Review

ALLIED: A War-Time Love Story With High Stakes

Just in time for the holidays comes a tale for the whole family, complete with romance, action, and even a little fascism! Well, maybe not…

NOCTURNAL ANIMALS: A Disconcerting Tale of Tragedy and Doubt
Theatrical Review

NOCTURNAL ANIMALS: A Disconcerting Tale of Tragedy and Doubt

The initial images in Nocturnal Animals are shocking: Morbidly obese female strippers gyrate in slow motion on a saturated stage to blaring music. From this…

The Newest ON STORY Book Is a Masterclass in Filmmaking
Interviews

The Newest ON STORY Book Is a Masterclass in Filmmaking

When the Austin Film Festival decided to take its many panels of writers and filmmakers and turn them into a public television show, it was…

DOCTOR STRANGE: A Pilgrimage of Fists and Faith
Theatrical Review

DOCTOR STRANGE: A Pilgrimage of Fists and Faith

Of all the characters in the Marvel Universe, Doctor Strange was not in the first line of superheroes to get their own movie franchise. But…

Austin Film Festival 2016: BRAVE NEW JERSEY Brings Back Hope
Event Review

Austin Film Festival 2016: BRAVE NEW JERSEY Brings Back Hope

Brave New Jersey’s retelling of Orson Welles’s War of the Worlds phenomenon from the point of view of a small town is a throwback through…

Austin Film Festival 2016: Are You a PROGAMER?
Event Review

Austin Film Festival 2016: Are You a PROGAMER?

It’s one thing to become obsessed with some aspect of nerd culture; it’s another to make a living from it. Such is the world of…

Austin Film Festival 2016: Who’s the FUNNIEST?
Event Review

Austin Film Festival 2016: Who’s the FUNNIEST?

Stand up comedy is an art form. It can’t be quantified. It can’t be judged. Oh, wait. It can, and it is all the time….