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Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum talk about 21 Jumpstreet

Alex Williams March 21, 2012

Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum don’t seem like a great comedic duo on paper, but together they make “21 Jump Street,” a film that shouldn’t work, a hilarious, surprisingly touching...

SXSW Film — DAY 7

Alex Williams March 17, 2012

"In Our Nature" Directed by Brian Savelson It wouldn’t be SXSW without a movie where rich white people argue, and “In Our Nature” is a thankfully painless example of...

SXSW Film — Day 6

Alex Williams March 16, 2012

"Sleepwalk With Me" Directed by Mike Birbiglia I’m not too familiar with Mike Birbiglia’s work as a standup comedian, but “Sleepwalk With Me,” based on Birbiglia’s...

SXSW Film — Day 3

Alex Williams March 13, 2012

Editor's note: Our tireless movie critic Alex Williams will be taking a break from Tuesday's festivities, but will be back reviewing the best of film at SXSW on Wednesday. “The Do-Deca...

SXSW Interactive — DAY 2

Anjli Mehta March 12, 2012

Panel: Funny or Die: Future of Comedy & Everything Else The minds behind Funny or Die (sans Will Ferrell and Adam McKay) hosted a panel at SXSW Interactive on Sunday to discuss how the site started,...


SXSW Film — Day 2

Alex Williams March 11, 2012

Girls Against Boys Directed by Austin Chick When “Girls Against Boys” opens with a stylish, tantalizing, and intense scene of Lulu (Nicole LaLiberte) seducing and killing a police officer,...

SXSW Interactive — DAY 1

Anjli Mehta March 11, 2012

Panel Recap — Top Chef: How Transmedia is Changing TV Bravo defines “Transmedia” as storytelling across different media platforms. Lisa Hsia, Bravo’s digital media department,...


‘Project-X’ has simple plot, entertaining premise

Alex Williams March 2, 2012

Todd Phillips’ entire career has been a long study in male bonding, usually over alcohol, drugs and general debauchery. Phillips has come a long way since his 2003 comedy “Old School”...


Film committee hosts local film festival

Lindsey Cherner March 1, 2012

Over winter break, freshman radio-television-film sophomore Chris Gilman and his friend Will Kempner, a student at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, wrote, planned and produced their...


Low-budget film comedians talk funny business, piracy

Karin Samelson March 1, 2012

Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim are the eponymous comedy duo behind the new movie “Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie,” which is being released in Austin today following a special Alamo...

While Harrelson shines, ‘Rampart’ stutters

Alex Williams February 27, 2012

“Rampart” director Oren Moverman struck a nerve with his 2009 debut, “The Messenger,” a quiet drama about the costs of war that garnered a lot of attention for Woody Harrelson’s...

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Red carpet fashion duds and delights

Katie Stroh February 27, 2012

Let's face it: the most wonderful time of the year isn’t the holiday season. It’s award season. Is there a more absolutely delightful, frivolous annual pastime than judging the sartorial...

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