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  • Austin Movie Blog - ‘Testament’ offers serious romance amid World War I (Our grade: A-) - 4 hours ago
    Kit Harington as Roland Leighton and Alicia Vikander as Vera Brittain in “Testament of Youth.” Kenneth Turan | Los Angeles Times From first to last, “Testament of Youth” sweeps you away. Unapologetically emotional and impeccably made in the classic manner, it tells the kind of potent story whose unforeseen...
  • Austin Movie Blog - ‘Manglehorn’: Pacino stretches out (Our grade: B- ) - 4 hours ago
    Al Pacino stars in David Gordon Green’s “Manglehorn.” Austin filmmaker David Gordon Green makes a few different kinds of movies. “George Washington,” his still-striking 2000 debut, wedded gauzy images to a gauzier Southern story, the film version of an R.E.M. album cover. The Austin-based “Manglehorn” is very much in...
  • Austin Movie Blog - A machine could write a more interesting ‘Terminator’ sequel (Our grade: D+) - 4 hours ago
    Arnold Schwarzenegger reprises his role as the Terminator in “Terminator Genisys.” Michael Phillips | Chicago Tribune Humanity gets a do-over in “Terminator Genisys,” the fifth in the franchise begun in 1984 with “The Terminator.” But this screwy revision of the previous “Terminator” movies is so muddled and yakky,...
  • Austin Movie Blog - ‘In Stereo’: Quirks get in the way of romantic dramedy (Our grade: C) - 4 hours ago
    Micah Hauptman as David in “In Stereo.” David Lewis | San Francisco Chronicle “In Stereo” is a romantic dramedy in which a broken-up couple, David and Brenda, spend much of the film in separate universes of self-involvement. We’re supposed to believe that they’re meant for each other, though we’re not sure these two...
  • Austin Movie Blog - Flawed script undermines ‘Faith of Our Fathers’ (Our grade: C+) - 4 hours ago
    Kevin Downes stars in “Faith of Our Fathers.” Rick Bentley | The Fresno Bee “Faith of Our Fathers,” the latest offering in the growing faith-based film market, gets high points for good intentions but loses most of them for execution. The writers got so wrapped up in the spiritual aspects of the story that the...
  • AFS Viewfinders - Behind The Scenes at Shaw Brothers 1975 - 23 hours ago
    As the Old School Kung Fu Weekend approaches (July 24 and 25), our thoughts turn to these classic martial arts films and the people who made them. There were a ton of producers in Hong Kong and Taiwan who cranked out a lot of Kung Fu movies, but the best of the batch were the members of the Shaw Brothers organization...
  • Austin Movie Blog - WATCH THIS: Welp, “Creed” looks fantastic - 1 day ago
    Here is the trailer for “Creed,” the seventh film in the “Rocky” series. It follows Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan), son of Apollo Creed (let’s assume for argument he was born nine months after his dad bit it at the hands of Ivan Drago). Sylvester Stallone  is here as a combination of...
  • Austin Chronicle - The Non-Frenzied Feeding of a Large Squalus - 1 day ago
    The movie Jaws, performed live by Old Murder House Theater!
  • Austin Film Festival - Juror Spotlight: Samantha Scupp - 1 day ago
    Participating in our Comedy Vanguard jury is Samantha Scupp, Head of Content at the distribution company FilmBuff. FilmBuff has been a great friend of AFF for many years and has picked up a variety of AFF’s films for distribution. They have a keen eye for quality films of all genres, and are especially successful at...
  • Other Worlds Austin - REMEMBERING JAMES HORNER - 1 day ago
    Last week we lost one of the most influential film composers. The tragic death of James Horner was quite a shock to the not just the film community, but to all the people that have experienced his work over the years. Chances are that if you’ve seen a film in your lifetime that you’ve been touched by...
  • AFS Viewfinders - Watch This: A Raucous, Profane & Altogether Amazing Q&A with Director Ana Lily Amirpour - 2 days ago
    Ana Lily Amirpour, photo credit Charles Ramírez BergFirst off - if you don't want to hear a bunch of off-color language, drug references and vulgar sexual metaphors, go watch something else right now. It's cool. However, to really get an idea about Ana Lily Amirpour's aesthetic, you kind of need to ride along on this...
  • Austin Movie Blog - ‘Magic Mike XXL’ is gonzo fun (Our grade: B+) - 2 days ago
    From left, Stephen “Twitch” Boss, Matt Bomer, Kevin Nash, Joe Manganiello, Channing Tatum and Adam Rodriguez star in “Magic Mike XXL.” One of the many non-abdominal reasons Channing Tatum has become such a popular Hollywood figure is the extent to which he has figured out how and why his...
  • The Daily Texan - “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” addresses cancer with funny script, solid performances - 2 days ago
    “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” is about a boy and a girl who has cancer. Friendship blossoms between them, and refreshingly enough, it remains purely that. At first glance, “Dying Girl” might look like “The Fault in Our Stars,” but it really has more in common with “50/50,...
  • Austin Chronicle - One in a Crowd: <i>The Away Team</i> - 5 days ago
    Millenarian cult mockery seeks crowdfunding