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‘Gossip Girl’ reboot’s second and final season feels elitist, but that’s the point

‘Gossip Girl’ reboot’s second and final season feels elitist, but that’s the point

January 25, 2023

Fans know and love the iconic line, “XOXO, Gossip Girl,” and as the second and final season of the HBO Max reboot ends, viewers of the elitist, hyper-theatrical and equally raunchy teen drama cannot...

‘Close’ navigates themes of boyhood, friendship amid tragedy

‘Close’ navigates themes of boyhood, friendship amid tragedy

January 22, 2023

This review contains spoilers for “Close.” TW: suicide Lukas Dhont’s “Close” tells the story of two best friends, Léo (Eden Dambrine) and Rémi (Gustav De Waele), as they navigate societal...

‘Missing’ crafts an outrageous story full of red herrings

‘Missing’ crafts an outrageous story full of red herrings

January 17, 2023

This review contains spoilers for “Missing.” Nick Johnson and Will Merick make their directorial debut with “Missing,” the standalone follow-up to the 2018 mystery thriller “Searching.”...

Leaning into tackiness, ‘Emily in Paris’ season three is campier, more fun than ever

Leaning into tackiness, ‘Emily in Paris’ season three is campier, more fun than ever

January 16, 2023

Staring out into the distance, plagued by the urgency to make the decision of her lifetime, season three of the highly divisive comedy “Emily in Paris” starts with the main heroine, Emily Cooper (Lily...

‘A Man Called Otto’ crafts amazing characters, suffers from predictable plot

‘A Man Called Otto’ crafts amazing characters, suffers from predictable plot

January 12, 2023

TW: “A Man Called Otto” contains attempted suicide. “A Man Called Otto,” directed by Marc Forster and based on the novel “A Man Called Ove” written by Fredrik Backman, follows old, grumpy...

Movies to watch this Friday the 13th

Movies to watch this Friday the 13th

January 11, 2023

While ghouls and evil spirits may rise to haunt the streets of Austin this upcoming Friday the 13th, many people might opt to enjoy the holiday with the comfort of a warm blanket and a bowl of popcorn....

[SPOILER-FREE] M3GAN: Look out Chucky, there’s a new doll in town

[SPOILER-FREE] M3GAN: Look out Chucky, there’s a new doll in town

January 10, 2023

“M3GAN,” a horror/sci-fi film directed by Gerard Johnstone and written by Akela Cooper and James Wan, follows roboticist and toymaker Gemma (Allison Williams) as she builds an AI, lifelike doll named...

Daniel Craig’s Benoit Blanc returns in Rian Johnson’s ‘Knives Out’ sequel ‘Glass Onion’

Daniel Craig’s Benoit Blanc returns in Rian Johnson’s ‘Knives Out’ sequel ‘Glass Onion’

December 29, 2022

After the successful release of Rian Johnson’s “Knives Out” in 2019, Netflix obtained the rights to two more sequels from the mystery movie behemoth. Audiences worldwide wondered how on earth more...

Film festivals in Austin feature Jewish filmmakers, movies

Film festivals in Austin feature Jewish filmmakers, movies

December 22, 2022

The 20th annual Austin Jewish Film Festival took place last month – a week after the Austin Film Festival. After attending both events, The Daily Texan compiled a list of movies from Jewish filmmakers...

‘Women Talking’ achieves striking social commentary with modern-day relevance

‘Women Talking’ achieves striking social commentary with modern-day relevance

December 22, 2022

CW: This film and review discuss sexual violence. Writer and director Sarah Polley’s newest film “Women Talking,” adapted from a novel of the same name, tells the story of a conservative religious...

Darren Aronofsky’s ‘The Whale’ tears audiences’ hearts in two, provides enriching story experience

Darren Aronofsky’s ‘The Whale’ tears audiences’ hearts in two, provides enriching story experience

December 9, 2022

TW: While this review itself doesn’t tackle difficult themes, the movie itself discusses substance abuse, obesity, depression, suicide, and abuse. “The Whale,” directed by Darren Aronofsky and...

Q&A: Darren Aronofsky, Samuel D. Hunter discuss meaning, complexities of A24’s ‘The Whale’

Q&A: Darren Aronofsky, Samuel D. Hunter discuss meaning, complexities of A24’s ‘The Whale’

December 9, 2022

“The Whale,” from director Darren Aronofsky and writer Samuel D. Hunter, follows the last week of English teacher Charlie’s (Brendan Fraser) life and his last effort to make a positive mark on...

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