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  • Slackerwood - Watch Texas Films from Past Sundance Festivals - 2 hours ago
    The Sundance Institute Artist Services program recently announced the availability of 14 independent films through digital video on-demand platforms including iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and Vudu. Launched in 2011, Sundance Institute's Artist Services is designed to connect consumers directly with films associated...
  • AFS Viewfinders - Happy Birthday Jeanne Moreau - 2 days ago
    Actress, director and singer Jeanne Moreau turns 87 years old today. Her career began in the 1940s and she is still very active today.Her unforgettable performance in JULES & JIM cemented her art-house immortality but it is her many other roles as well which have made her one of the best known, most loved and...
  • Austin Chronicle - A Lost Silent Film Is Found - 2 days ago
    Daughter of the Dawn starred Quanah Parker's kids
  • Slackerwood - Movies This Week: January 23-29, 2015 - 2 days ago
     The Austin Film Society is launching a new series this weekend that arrives in town straight from New York and Los Angeles. "In Case Of No Emergency: The Films Of Ruben Ostlund" aims to turn American audiences on to the work of the Swedish writer/director who earned rave reviews for 2014's Force Majeure. That...
  • Slackerwood - Review: A Most Violent Year - 3 days ago
    We may currently be in the midst of a pop-cultural infatuation with the antihero archetype, but A Most Violent Year presents us with a more elusive figure. Abel Morales (Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis) is surrounded by those who want to bring him down to their level, where firearms and shady business practices...
  • The Daily Texan - Review: 'Boy Next Door' is a hilariously bad thriller lacking depth - 3 days ago
    “The Boy Next Door” bills itself as a thriller. But it isn’t — it’s a bad counterfeit of one. The characters are bland stereotypes of common thriller tropes that lack anything resembling depth. Every twist and turn is predictable. Any of the common flaws present in bad thriller films,...
  • AFS Viewfinders - Celebrating D.W. Griffith on the 140th Anniversary of His Birth with AN UNSEEN ENEMY - 3 days ago
    To mention D.W. Griffith today is to invite either a blank look, or a look of scorn. Griffith's first great film was BIRTH OF A NATION, an adaptation of a deeply racist novel, Thomas Dixon, Jr's "The Clansman". It's a magnificent film in its artistry and scale and at the same time it's subject matter is very troubling...
  • Slackerwood - TAMI Flashback: Hondo Crouch and Luckenbach, Texas - 4 days ago
    This article is part of a series about the Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI) video library. For an overview of the TAMI site, refer to this article.The Texas Hill Country town of Luckenbach may be little more than a few buildings, including a general store and a dance hall. But few places are more symbolic of...
  • Austin Movie Blog - ‘R100’ pushes boundaries of sex comedies (Our grade: B) - 4 days ago
    Austin’s Drafthouse Films is distributing the raunchy Japanese sex comedy “R100.” Credit: Drafthouse Films By Colin Colvert – Minneapolis Star-Tribune To call “R100” “not for everyone” is understating it. But connoisseurs of weird, twisted sex comedies will revel in its transgressive, audacious...
  • Austin Movie Blog - Aniston dazzles, even if ‘Cake’ doesn’t (Our grade: C+) - 4 days ago
    Jennifer Aniston stars as Claire and Sam Worthington as Ray in “Cake.” By Roger Moore – McClatchy-Tribune News Service A comedy that barely flirts with funny and a grim weeper that never quite raises a tear, “Cake” has one thing going for it — Jennifer Aniston. And if she didn’t get the Oscar...
  • Austin Movie Blog - ‘A Most Violent Year’: Beautifully acted, tasteful, feels like a year (Our grade: B) - 4 days ago
    Jessica Chastain, left, and Oscar Isaac, in a scene from J.C. Chandor’s “A Most Violent Year.” If you are a fan of ’70s cinema, the work of Sidney Lumet and Francis Ford Coppola especially, “A Most Violent Year” calmly walks up to you, looks you dead in the eye and dares you not to love it. » Read full review at...
  • Austin Movie Blog - ‘The Boy Next Door’ should be left at home (Our grade: D) - 4 days ago
    Ryan Guzman and Jennifer Lopez star in the thriller “The Boy Next Door.” By Thomas Lee – San Francisco Chronicle “Well, that wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be,” said one young woman as she exited a screening of “The Boy Next Door,” the thriller starring Jennifer Lopez and directed by Rob Cohen. I...
  • Alamo Drafthouse - THE GREAT AND SECRET SHOW: 2015 at The Alamo Drafthouse - 4 days ago
    As we hurtle towards the end of the first month of 2015, I wanted to take a moment to thank our creative team for putting together a sterling game plan for the rest of 2015.  Their hard work is already bearing fruit with a month full of screenings of things like Ace in the Hole and Sunset Blvd., of My Young...
  • Alamo Drafthouse - THE GREAT AND SECRET SHOW: 2015 at The Alamo Drafthouse - 4 days ago
    As we hurtle towards the end of the first month of 2015, I wanted to take a moment to thank our creative team for putting together a sterling game plan for the rest of 2015.  Their hard work is already bearing fruit with a month full of screenings of things like Ace in the Hole and Sunset Blvd., of My Young...