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Linklater doc getting good reviews at Sundance

12:31 pm Jan. 27, 2016

The early reviews for “Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny” are coming in … and they’re good.

The movie, directed by Louis Black of the Austin Chronicle and Karen Bernstein, had its premiere on Tuesday at the


‘Cactus Jack’ Garner doc to air on KLRU Thursday

3:06 pm Jan. 19, 2016

The Briscoe Center’s new documentary “Cactus Jack: Lone Star on Capitol Hill” will have its debut on KLRU TV at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, with other airings possible in the following weeks.

It’s the sage of John

"Skunk" writer/director Annie Silverstein. Credit: Courtesy of Annie Silverstein

Silverstein, McAllister going to Sundance Lab

1:14 pm Jan. 11, 2016

“Bull,” a new screenplay by Austin’s Annie Silverstein and Johnny McAllister, is among 12 projects selected for the 2016 January Screenwriters Lab, a five-day workshop at the Sundance Resort in Utah, on Jan. 15 through


An early look at year-end movie awards

12:27 pm Dec. 2, 2015

The race for year-end movie awards is picking up steam this week, with various announcements from critics groups as well as a narrowing down in a certain categories by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts


Texas ties to Spirit nominees

11:40 am Nov. 24, 2015

“Krisha,” the drama from Houston-based director Trey Shults, was nominated Tuesday for the annual John Cassavetes Award for features made for under $500,000, at the 31st Spirit Awards.

“Krisha” won the narrative feature competition at South


Bradley Jackson talks “Balls Out”

1:10 pm Jun. 17, 2015

Would you like to see a movie called “Balls Out” — starring Jake Lacy, “Saturday Night Live” cast members Jay Pharoah and Kate McKinnon, “Twilight” star Nikki Reed, Beck Bennett and Nick Kocher and Brian