The Austin Movie Blog gives film news, views and reviews.

‘Hot Summer Nights’ tells drug-fueled coming-of-age tale

10:29 am Mar. 15, 2017

“Hot Summer Nights” is a sneaky slice of dark Americana, a gorgeously shot, hard truth coming-of-age tale rendered through a lens of innocence and grandeur, a sexy 20th century fairy tale.

Elijah Bynum’s directorial debut catches

‘Lucky’ will appeal to fans of Harry Dean Stanton

6:00 pm Mar. 12, 2017

“Lucky” is a brave portrait of the life and philosophy of Harry Dean Stanton, fictionalized.

The directorial debut from actor John Carrol Lynch (“The Invitation,” “Fargo”) probably won’t appeal to all filmgoers — it’s an existential

SXSW Film review: ‘Bodkin Ras’

4:01 pm Mar. 16, 2016

“Bodkin Ras” is a clever, solemn film.

Bodkin (Sohrab Bayat) is a fugitive who literally runs into the small Scottish town of Forres,  in an attempt to integrate into Forres’ fabric, no matter how existentially isolated