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The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

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“1985” a black and white AIDS crisis story told in shades of gray

Brooke Sjoberg March 19, 2018

In a heartbreakingly beautiful, yet stripped-down interpretation of the mid 1980’s, Yen Tan’s “1985” tackles the difficulty of finding one’s place in the world against the...

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“Sorry to Bother You” is worth bothering with

James Preston Poole March 17, 2018

Once “Get Out” paved the way for major motion pictures to tell entertaining, thought-provoking stories about race relations, it was only a matter of time before others followed suit. Hopefully,...

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Blumhouse gives sci-fi an “Upgrade” with bold new film

James Preston Poole March 17, 2018

Science-fiction and Leigh Whannell, the writer behind the “Saw” and “Insidious” franchise, doesn’t sound like the smoothest of mixtures, but this is a risk that pays off. “Upgrade”,...

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“More Human Than Human” misses the mark of its premise, presenting a harsh future with AI

Brooke Sjoberg March 17, 2018

Seeking to tell a more intimate story through artificial intelligence, directors UT alum Tommy Pallota and Femke Wolting present a harsh future for AI, although their focus is not so much on the technology,...

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Keith Urban sits down and discusses prolific career in SXSW talk

Chris Duncan March 17, 2018

Hosted by Scott Goldman, Vice President of the GRAMMY Museum, SXSW kicked off day 8 with a discussion with country music legend Keith Urban. Urban started with his childhood, telling the audience how...

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5 things learned at the Luck Reunion

Chris Duncan March 17, 2018

Taking place every year at Willie Nelson’s ranch in Spicewood, Texas, the Luck Reunion is an exclusive gathering of hard-core Nelson fans. Capped at 2,000 general admission tickets, the event is...

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Nick Offerman and Brett Haley discuss the themes and emotion of “Hearts Beat Loud”

Chris Duncan March 16, 2018

Showing at SXSW, “Hearts Beat Loud” is a warm and comforting tale about human emotion. Reflecting real life’s hardships and small victories, the film as directed by Brett Haley stars...

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“Most Likely to Murder” takes a chance with an unlikeable protagonist and unthinkable plot

Brooke Sjoberg March 16, 2018

With a horribly unlikeable protagonist and a different approach to Thanksgiving, Dan Gregor’s “Most Likely to Murder” is what happens when a child writes a murder mystery for stoners...

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“The Unicorn” brings zest and humor back to discussions of sex and consent

Brooke Sjoberg March 16, 2018

In a decade marked by an evolution in the discussions being had about sex and consent, director Robert Schwartzman’s “The Unicorn” makes a strong statement which captures the results...

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“A Prayer Before Dawn” is a relentless, brutal experience not to be missed

James Preston Poole March 16, 2018

Between prison and addiction, the story of Billy Moore is not a happy one. As the film adaptation of Billy’s story and the accompanying memoir, director Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire’s “A...

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Netflix documentary begs thought before ADHD sufferers “Take Your Pills”

Brooke Sjoberg March 16, 2018

Being a drug of choice for students over the last decade, adderall and similar amphetamines present a simple solution to the complicated issue of ADHD at all stages of life. Alison Klayman’s Netflix...

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“You Can Choose Your Family” leaves Gaffigan reaching for jokes

Brooke Sjoberg March 16, 2018

There is some truth to the statement, “the bigger they are, the harder they fall,” even in film. Sadly, even Jim Gaffigan can’t save the show in Miranda Bailey’s “You Can...