‘Vice’ Review

Christian Bale is former Vice President Dick Cheney in yet another incredible transformation.…

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Waiting for the Miracle to Come

Advertisements Fairytales are stories of wonder and sparkles that grant the viewer a fantastical world with a heartwarming message. They touch people of all ages and unite them under themes of adventure, love, friendship, etc. This movie doesn’t do that. It doesn’t…

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Texas Cotton

Advertisements Film festivals often market their hard hitting dramas for obvious enough reasons. With awards season coming up, festivals trade accolades for recognition as an upstanding film festival that promotes quality. Rarely do comedies or pulpy films ever make the headline. Texas Cotton is…

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AFF 2018: Vox Lux

Advertisements Opening the Austin Film Festival is the relentless, stressful, and gorgeous Vox Lux. Directed by Brady Corbet and starring Raffey Cassidy and Natalie Portman, this film is labeled as a portrait of the 21st century. The structure, images, acting, and presentation…

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The Shining

Advertisements There is a certain generation of directors whose filmography would span genres and they would use their unique voice to tell all sorts of stories with equal parts respect and creativity. Every director would have a checklist of their genre films,…

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Barry: Season One

Advertisements A comedy about a hardened criminal immersing himself into the world of aspiring actors and acting classes? Honestly, sounds like an 80s Kindergarten Cop sort of scenario without nearly as much Schwarzenegger entertainment value. A drama about a hitman attempting to escape…

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‘Thunder Road’ Review

Advertisements Austin, Texas is a center for humanist, independent cinema. It is also my hometown. If you grow up in such a market and see the kinds of success that comes from Austin, a general idea of what defines good cinema is…

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Red River

Advertisements Seventy years ago today, a motion picture was released immortalizing the drama and danger of the rancher. Howard Hawks directing with John Wayne and Montgomery Clift starring, this tale of betrayal, action, and lots and lots of cattle has since become…

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