FILM

Cinema East Screens Final Summer Film, The Heart Machine

Cinema East’s summer series has included a run of phenomenal films, viewed on French Legation’s lush lawn beneath the Texas night sky. If you’ve attended any of them, I probably don’t need to…

George Lucas’ THX 1138 Tonight at Drafthouse with Live Score by Conveyor

Tonight, revered filmmaker George Lucas’ first film THX 1138 will screen at Alamo Drafthouse in downtown Austin with a live score provided by Conveyor. The film’s director’s cut release summarizes it as: “A chilling exploration…

Cinema East Screens Documentary Approaching the Elephant on Sunday

Cinema East kicked off their summer film series this past Sunday with a screening of narrative feature I Believe in Unicorns. The series continues this Sunday, June 29th with a screening of documentary feature Approaching the…

Cinema East Set for Summer Film Series

With Austin tastemaker Maggie Lea in the curatorial role, Cinema East is set for an amazing summer film series. Now in its fourth year of existence, the program continues to increase its reach…

The Lonely Life Screening w/ ((sounder)) and GALPALS Afterparty

The event last Thursday that took place at both the Scottish Rite Theater and the Mohawk had so many great things going on it was difficult to process it all. Primarily, the event…

((sounder)) Presents Screening of “The Lonely Life” with Will Oldham Live

((sounder)) is the musical project of Michael David Aho, who also works as a film director. Tonight will be an important night for Aho, who will perform music from a yet to be…

Jagjaguwar Releases Soundtrack for The Comedy

Jagjaguwar has released the official soundtrack for Rick Alverson’s new film The Comedy, which stars Tim Heidecker (Tim and Eric Awesome Show) through iTunes, and it will be available through other digital retailers…

Win Tickets to a Screening of Energy Documentary Switch

In case you missed our post on Friday, a documentary film about energy called Switch  will be screening in Austin all this week thanks to the efforts of Arcos Films, which includes our…

Arcos Films Screens Energy Doc Switch in Austin this Week

I’ve always been impressed by the guys behind the scenes. Joe Brashears made a documentary feature about Mount Everest. He climbed the world’s tallest peak with 40 lb. IMAX cameras, but he’s nowhere…

Film Review: Moonrise Kingdom

Once again Wes Anderson invites us into one of his fantastic worlds, his seventh feature in a 16-year career: Moonrise Kingdom. The film fits perfectly into his oeuvre; featuring all of the familiar…

Film Review: The Dictator

Long before Sacha Baron Cohen became renowned as Borat and then pushed boundaries even further as Bruno, he was luring notable personalities into bewildering conversations as British rapper Ali G. In every case,…

Film Review: Dark Shadows

In my early high school days, I frequently and proudly cited Tim Burton as my favorite director. As a kid interested in theatrics, melodrama, and darkness, his juxtaposing of vibrant, colorful, and whimsical…

Film Review: The Avengers

The Avengers could have been a colossal mess. Marvel’s latest offering has a huge, ensemble cast and follows a string of questionable ventures that haven’t quite managed to capture the sparkle of the…

Film Reivew: The Five-Year Engagement

Jason Segel is an ambitiousguy—continuing his duties starring in a television series (How I Met Your Mother), while finding time to write and produce films. First we were given the much adored Forgetting…

Film Review: American Reunion

The newest installment of the American Pie franchise reunites some of the original players and adopts a more mature view of the situations in which the characters find themselves.  American Reunion runs a…

Film Review: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Since first leaving the theater after watching Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, I’ve been describing it to friends as Indiana Jones done as a British comedy.  While it does not necessarily borrow only…

Film Review: The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games succeeds in its writing, acting, ambitious cinematography and set design, but a more fundamental examination of the structure of the original text bears primary responsibility for its achievement. Whether in…

Film Review: Jeff Who Lives at Home

For the Duplass Brothers’ new feature, Jeff Who Lives at Home, they’ve recruited some of the most prominent names possible in quirky, real-life comedy, Ed Helms and Jason Segel.  True to form, the Duplass brothers create…

Film Review: Chronicle

At 27 and 26 years old, director Josh Trank and screenwriter Max Landis have broken cinematic history, becoming some of the youngest directors and screenwriters to work on a #1 box office film. …

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