Fantastic Fest’s Out of Darkness Feature is Now Available in Theaters

Horror film fans have certainly had their fair share of movies introduced as “survival horror films” and viewed characters “survive” what we know in modern times. Out of Darkness is directed by Andrew Cumming from a script by Ruth Greenberg, based on a story he and Oliver Kassman created. This film is different in that… Continue reading Fantastic Fest’s Out of Darkness Feature is Now Available in Theaters

Slamdance Film Festival: Restorage TV Web Series

At AFF, Restorage won the 2023 Austin Film Festival Audience Award for Produced Digital Series, created by Caleb Davis and E’an Verdugo, who also serves as director. The cast includes Jacob Daniels, Olivia Clari Nice, Connor Boyd, Joan Deschamps, Stephen R. Miller, Tyler Corie, and Stephen Miller. This month, the TV web series pilot headed… Continue reading Slamdance Film Festival: Restorage TV Web Series

Austin Film Festival 2023: AMERICAN FICTION Depicts The Real Struggles of Finding One’s Impactful Voice

This fascinating and relevant entry from this year’s Austin Film Festival examines the struggles of Black artists who hope their work can impact their culture. Through the eyes and mind of one particular writer, the protagonist struggles to remain a viable and successful artist, expressing his experience while also feeling the weight of his own… Continue reading Austin Film Festival 2023: AMERICAN FICTION Depicts The Real Struggles of Finding One’s Impactful Voice

‘Saltburn’: Navigating the Complex Tapestry of Aristocratic Opulence and Dark Manipulation

A still from "Saltburn," 2023. Amazon Studios

Emerald Fennell, renowned for her Oscar-winning debut, “Promising Young Woman,” unveils her sophomore film, ‘Saltburn,’ a captivating exploration of the British aristocracy’s intricacies. The film boldly defies the tendency in cinema to relegate the upper class to a relic of the past, offering a compelling portrayal of their contemporary existence. Set against the backdrop of… Continue reading ‘Saltburn’: Navigating the Complex Tapestry of Aristocratic Opulence and Dark Manipulation

AJFF Film Review: Only in Theaters has the Austin Premiere at the Austin Jewish Film Festival

The 2023 Austin Jewish Film Festival has concluded this year, offering in-person and virtual options. Many features and short films were provided, with many (but not all) movies available online through November 19th. One film offered in-person and via the virtual festival is the 2022 documentary/biography, Only in Theaters, a movie by actor/director Raphael Sbarge… Continue reading AJFF Film Review: Only in Theaters has the Austin Premiere at the Austin Jewish Film Festival

Saltburn llega a los cines después de la noche de apertura en el Festival de Cine de Austin

Dirigida por Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman), Saltburn cuenta la historia de un estudiante de la Universidad de Oxford que se enamora de su compañero de clase y de su adinerada familia. Sinopsis: La cineasta ganadora del Premio de la Academia nos trae una hermosa y perversa historia de privilegio y deseo. Luchando por encontrar… Continue reading Saltburn llega a los cines después de la noche de apertura en el Festival de Cine de Austin

AFF 2023: SALTBURN

The newest movie from acclaimed filmmaker Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman) was one of several secret screenings at this year’s Fantastic Fest. It was also the opening night movie of 2023’s Austin Film Festival. Those who watched Fennell’s previous film should expect a bold and provocative new entry from this exciting and creative filmmaker. While… Continue reading AFF 2023: SALTBURN

AFF 2023: BOLT FROM THE BLUE

Writer/director Jack Martin brings audiences a thrilling and entertaining throwback to the science-fiction movies of the 1980s, such as Explorers and Back to the Future. Though this film is an indie feature, it could easily sport the iconic Amblin Entertainment title card. That is how good this movie is. It has a pleasant, winning spirit… Continue reading AFF 2023: BOLT FROM THE BLUE

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