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Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Lin Manuel Miranda, ‘In the Heights’ cast talk differences from show, set memories, dance boot camp

Lin Manuel Miranda, ‘In the Heights’ cast talk differences from show, set memories, dance boot camp

Noah Levine May 27, 2021

A film adaptation of Broadway’s “In the Heights” is finally hitting theaters and HBO Max in early June. The award-winning story follows Usnavi, a young bodega owner in Washington Heights, while he...

‘Spiral’ director Darren Lynn Bousman talks designing traps, ‘Leprechaun’ hopes, puppets

‘Spiral’ director Darren Lynn Bousman talks designing traps, ‘Leprechaun’ hopes, puppets

Noah Levine May 14, 2021

The newest installment in the iconic horror series “Saw” has arrived with “Spiral: From the Book of Saw.” The new film follows Detective “Zeke” Banks (Chris Rock) as he scrambles to track down...

Q&A: Filmmakers talk creating authentic transgender short film ‘Frankie’

Q&A: Filmmakers talk creating authentic transgender short film ‘Frankie’

Thomas Casler May 6, 2021
The Daily Texan spoke to the filmmakers of short film "Frankie" about making the film and the future of transgender and nonbinary people in the entertainment industry. 
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‘The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness’ presents chilling narrative through journalist lens

Noah Levine May 5, 2021

“The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness” is a brand new Netflix docuseries chronicling the infamous Son of Sam killings that occurred in New York City during the 1970s. Throughout the four-episode...

Toni Collette, Anna Kendrick struggle to survive in harrowing space thriller ‘Stowaway’

Toni Collette, Anna Kendrick struggle to survive in harrowing space thriller ‘Stowaway’

Thomas Casler April 25, 2021
While space thriller “Stowaway” doesn’t reinvent the wheel, the film uses its setting to its advantage to create a story of survival and morality.
‘Mortal Kombat’ film entertains with excessive action but struggles narratively

‘Mortal Kombat’ film entertains with excessive action but struggles narratively

Noah Levine April 25, 2021
While the new “Mortal Kombat” film, based on the popular video games series, features effective action sequences and character moments, the overall narrative and presentation leaves much more to be desired.
Production crew of Apple TV+ series ‘Servant’ talks working with M. Night Shyamalan, collaboration

Production crew of Apple TV+ series ‘Servant’ talks working with M. Night Shyamalan, collaboration

Noah Levine April 11, 2021

The Apple TV+ series is back for more thrilling chills. “Servant” is an Apple TV+ original series currently in its second season on the streaming service. The suspenseful show, led by showrunner...

‘Concrete Cowboy’ explores father-son relationship, Philadelphia’s cowboy culture

‘Concrete Cowboy’ explores father-son relationship, Philadelphia’s cowboy culture

Grace Barnes April 4, 2021

“Concrete Cowboy” earnestly explores Philadelphia’s Black cowboy subculture and the relationship between an estranged father and son. Although its coming-of-age narrative is predictable, strong performances...

‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ stars Julian Dennison, Brian Tyree Henry talk acting with monsters, character inspirations, returning to theaters

‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ stars Julian Dennison, Brian Tyree Henry talk acting with monsters, character inspirations, returning to theaters

Noah Levine March 31, 2021

The time has come for iconic monsters Godzilla and King Kong to face off yet again on the big screen. Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Godzilla vs. Kong” is in theaters and available to stream on HBO Max...

Making their marks: Four UT women filmmakers who are impacting the film industry

Making their marks: Four UT women filmmakers who are impacting the film industry

Thomas Casler March 30, 2021

From the steps of the UT tower to Hollywood film studios, the UT radio-television-program boasts an impressive roster of alumni that have gone on to excel in the film industry.  With Women’s History...

Q&A: Director Tomer Shushan talks Oscar-nominated short film “White Eye”

Q&A: Director Tomer Shushan talks Oscar-nominated short film “White Eye”

Thomas Casler March 26, 2021

Director Tomer Shushan centers the narrative around immigrants living in Israel in his Oscar-nominated short film “White Eye.” The film, which is nominated for an Academy Award this year for Best...

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UT student filmmakers weigh the risks of continuing productions during pandemic

Thomas Casler March 24, 2021

After only spending one and a half semesters on campus Max Goldstein’s academic career in film came to a halt last year when the world closed down due to COVID-19.   “I feel robbed of my...