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  • Slackerwood - Box-Office Alternatives: Deep Impact - 34 min ago
    Its been a while since we've had a worthwhile disaster movie at the cineplex. Back in the 1970s, the genre was a staple of the summer movie season with audiences devouring multi-strand plots, which saw stars both old and new struggling for survival against any and every catastrophe an ambitious movie producer could...
  • Slackerwood - Ready, Set, Fund: Preserving Austin's History - 1 day ago
    "Ready, Set, Fund" is a column about crowdfunding and related fundraising endeavors for Austin and Texas independent film projects.It's hard to believe that it has been over 3.5 years since the first "Ready, Set, Fund" column appeared here on Slackerwood. This recurring column has served as an incredible vehicle to...
  • Austin Movie Blog - Cannes awards: ‘Dheepan’ takes Palme d’Or - 1 day ago
    Charles Ealy reports on the big prizes from France: French director Jacques Audiard won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday for “Dheepan,” about three refugees from Sri Lankan fighting who try to make a new home for themselves in the low-income suburbs of Paris. Audiard, who also...
  • Slackerwood - Photo Flashback: Rodriguez Pop-Up Museum at SXSW 2015 - 1 day ago
    One of the many interesting events to spring up around South by Southwest in recent years is the Robert Rodriguez Museum, a pop-up gallery first appearing in 2014 in which Rodriguez exhibits pieces from his collection and the Frazetta family collection, which he now curates. Most people know Rodriguez only as a...
  • Austin Chronicle - One in a Crowd: <i>Satanic Panic</i> - 2 days ago
    Book seeks crowdfunding, plus Short Term 12 returns
  • Slackerwood - Review: In the Name of My Daughter - 2 days ago
    All I knew in advance about In the Name of My Daughter was that it was based on a true story, just like another of French auteur Andre Techine's recent films, The Girl On The Train. I've been a fan of his work for almost as long as I've been watching world cinema. Rendez-vous, My Favorite...
  • Slackerwood - Review: Poltergeist - 3 days ago
    On Thursday, I saw the Gil Kenan (Monster House, City of Ember)-directed movie Poltergeist, a remake of Tobe Hooper's 1982 masterpiece. David Lindsay-Abaire (Oz the Great and Powerful, Rise of the Guardians) re-adapted the script from the original film, which had been conceived and co-written by Steven Spielberg. I...
  • Austin Chronicle - H. R. Giger, the <i>Dark Star</i> - 3 days ago
    Full Q&A with documentarian Belinda Sallin
  • Austin Movie Blog - Cannes Day 11: ‘Macbeth’ closes the competition - 3 days ago
    Director Justin Kurzel, Marion Cotillard and Michael Fassbender pose for photographers during a photo call for the film Macbeth, at the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau) Director Justin Kurzel has a way with visceral action, as was seen in...
  • Austin Movie Blog - CANNES DAY 10: U.S. woman wins top shorts competition prize - 3 days ago
    For the second year in a row, a U.S. woman has won the top prize in the Cinefondation shorts competition at the Cannes Film Festival. Pippa Blanco, representing the AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women, won the student shorts competition for “Share.” Last year, Annie Silverstein of the University of...
  • Austin Movie Blog - CANNES DAY 10: Good things happening for Texas filmmakers, including ‘Krisha’ director Trey Shults - 3 days ago
    After starting with the rather gloomy (but powerful) “Chronic,” my day at Cannes got brighter. After “Chronic,” I met with Trey Edward Shults, the director of “Krisha,” which won the narrative feature competition at South by Southwest and was picked up for the Critics Week sidebar...
  • Austin Movie Blog - CANNES, DAY 10: ‘Chronic’ takes on a tough subject — the end of life — with powerful results - 3 days ago
    CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 22: Actor Tim Roth (L) and Michel Franco attend the press conference for “Chronic” during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 22, 2015 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Horcajuelo – Pool/Getty Images) Mexican director Michel Franco has been a rising star in Latin America...
  • Slackerwood - Movies This Week: May 22-28, 2015 - 3 days ago
     It's time for my final Movies This Week post here at Slackerwood. I just want to thank Jette for bringing me on to contribute to this site over the last two years. I've really had a great time covering the local repertory scene and highlighting each week's new releases here in Austin. I've got one last review...
  • Slackerwood - Review: Tomorrowland - 3 days ago
    The last 10 minutes of a movie are often what shapes our opinion most -- a strong ending can soften our feelings about a bad movie, and a weak, tone-deaf ending can spoil a filmgoing experience far more thoroughly than any overly revealing trailer or review. Tomorrowland is often a breathtakingly gorgeous movie with...