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Jon Stewart to present “Rosewater” at Austin Film Festival

12:40 pm Sep. 30, 2014

“Daily Show” host Jon Stewart will present his directorial début, “Rosewater,” as the Austin Film Festival’s closing night film Oct. 30.

“Rosewater” is based on the memoir “Then They Came for Me” by London-based journalist Maziar

Fantastic Fest capsule review: Cub

9:52 am Sep. 23, 2014

Special to the American-Statesman

Another terrifying Fantastic Fest entry from Belgium, “Cub” is the feature debut from director Jonas Govaerts. It follows a group of scouts as they head out to the French countryside to go camping. Troop leaders Chris and Peter scare the boys before they even leave on the trip, letting them know that a half boy, half beast known as Kai has been spotted in the area where

Electric Boogaloo

Fantastic Fest capsule review: ELECTRIC BOOGALOO

11:34 am Sep. 19, 2014

In the excellent new documentary “Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films,” there is a really great description of Cannon Films, the legendary low budget movie studio.

It comes from a music supervisor who