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  • Austin Movie Blog - ‘Being Charlie’ a rehab story with little substance - 2 weeks ago
    In this May 2, 2016 photo, writer-director Rob Reiner poses for a portrait in New York. Reiner has always had an affinity for the father-son story and has explored the theme and his own life in films like “Stand By Me” and “A Few Good Men,” but none have come so close as “Being Charlie,...
  • Austin Movie Blog - Susan Sarandon sparkles in ‘The Meddler,’ a valentine to mothers - 2 weeks ago
    This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows J.K. Simmons, left, and Susan Sarandon in a scene from “The Meddler.” (Jaimie Trueblood/Sony Pictures Classics via AP) Michael Phillips – Chicago Tribune The smooth, cozy charm of writer-director Lorene Scafaria’s “The Meddler” offers considerable...
  • Austin Movie Blog - ‘Last Days in the Desert’ focuses on Jesus’ 40 days - 2 weeks ago
    Ewan McGregor in “Last Days in the Desert.” (Gilles Bruno Mingasson) Katie Walsh – Tribune News Service The work of Rodrigo Garcia delves into the spiritual aspects of human realities in everyday life, finding the mystical in the connections between people. In his film “Things You Can Tell Just By...
  • Austin Movie Blog - Cannes Day 2: ‘Money Monster’ satisfies, and Clooney, Roberts ham it up - 2 weeks ago
    Julia Roberts and George Clooney look serious Thursday in France, before the start of a press conference after the screening of their new movie, “Money Monster,” at the Cannes Film Festival. The two friends were less reserved when answering questions. (Photo by Charles Ealy/Austin American-Statesman)...
  • Austin Movie Blog - Cannes Day 1: The swag and the bag - 2 weeks ago
    The swag of Cannes, day one. The official Cannes Film Festival bag is filled with all sorts of info, and it’s usually bright and shiny and zippable. Not this year. It looks like a small blue laundry bag, seen at the left of the photo above. There’s been much talk about security at this year’s...
  • Austin Movie Blog - Cannes Day 1: ‘Cafe Society’ is okay, but not great - 2 weeks ago
      Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg in one of the L.A. scenes of “Cafe Society.” Woody Allen’s “Cafe Society” opened the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday, but it wasn’t as good as hoped, just like last year’s “Irrational Man.” The film takes place in the...
  • Austin Movie Blog - “Outsider” is here: Austin filmmaker Zack Carlson launches new documentary series at Vice - 2 weeks ago
    In 2009, when Zack Carlson was working as a programmer for the Alamo Drafthouse, he bid $50 for a 35mm print of a 1987 action movie called “Miami Connection,” a film he knew nothing about.  The rest is Drafthouse history.  Carlson, the co-author of the still-amazing book “Destroy All Movies!,”...
  • AFS Viewfinders - Rossellini '77: Outrage at Cannes - 2 weeks ago
    The 69th Cannes International Film Festival kicks off tomorrow, and Austinite Jeff Nichols’ LOVING will appear in competition, alongside other global greats like Asghar Farhadi, the Dardenne brothers, Pedro Almodovar and Andrea Arnold. But LOVING isn’t the only thing that Austin and Cannes have in common this week,...
  • AFS Viewfinders - Watch This: Two Time Oscar Winner & British MP Glenda Jackson Raises Hell in Parliament - 3 weeks ago
    Glenda Jackson, born 80 years ago today, had an enviable acting career both on stage and screen. As a member of the prestigious Royal Shakespeare Company, where she and her cohorts helped to bring about a widespread, modern reappraisal of the Bard's work and later as a film actress, where she brought a new kind of...
  • Austin Movie Blog - Another day, another silly Internet falsehood - 3 weeks ago
    Oh dear, another day, another trending Internet falsehood. Here’s the latest, and it has to do with a movie called “100 Years — The Movie You Will Never See,” which is a joint project of John Malkovich and Robert Rodriguez. Back in November, a cognac company that ages its spirits for 100 years...
  • AFS Viewfinders - Amazing But True: Orson Welles and The Mercury Wonder Show - 3 weeks ago
    Orson Welles produces Rita Hayworth from a steamer trunk, 1943In 1943 world famous actor and filmmaker Orson Welles (who was born on this date in 1915) was eager to do something special for the war effort. Though he was a poor physical candidate for service - he rated a 4F - he could do quite a lot in terms of raising...
  • The Daily Texan - “Captain America: Civil War” stuns as latest blockbuster marvel - 3 weeks ago
    “Captain America: Civil War” is what “Batman v Superman” should have been. Thoughtful. Deep. Witty. Fun. It’s a bold political thriller that asks questions about superhero accountability, and it packs a startlingly personal punch. Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and Iron...
  • Austin Movie Blog - Kidman and Bateman face childhood scars in ‘The Family Fang’ - 3 weeks ago
    This image released by Starz Digital shows Nicole Kidman, left, Jason Bateman in a scene from “The Family Fang.” (Starz Digital via AP) Manohla Dargis – New York Times The drama of the gifted child is, at least in movies, a gift that keeps on giving. That’s particularly true in American independent...
  • Austin Movie Blog - Portrait of Indian math genius adds up - 3 weeks ago
    Dev Patel stars in “The Man Who Knew Infinity.” IFC Films Walter Addiego – San Francisco Chronicle The brief life of Indian math prodigy Srinivasa Ramanujan was so compelling that it even transcends the capable but straightforward filmmaking of “The Man Who Knew Infinity.” It’s the terrific story —...