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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

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Here is some new content to watch over winter break

Noah Levine December 2, 2020

The year 2020 has certainly been a weird one for the movie industry. As studios move away from theatrical distribution, many are looking toward various streaming platforms to debut their next big hit....

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‘Kindred’ is ‘Rosemary’s Baby,’ for babies

Thomas Casler November 9, 2020

The creators of “Kindred” treat their audience like they are a bunch of idiots by presenting a meandering and lazy horror film.  “Kindred” is a horror movie about a pregnant...

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‘Mortal’ takes grounded approach to superhero-esque origin story

Noah Levine November 5, 2020

In the spirit of Amazon’s “The Boys” and James Gunn’s “Brightburn,” “Mortal” is here to make you rethink your superhero fantasies.  “Mortal”...

Stardust review courtesy of Salon PicturesWEB

Austin Film Festival: ‘Stardust’ peers into David Bowie’s inner psyche

Sabrina LeBoeuf November 2, 2020

Who really is David Bowie? “Stardust,” the latest biopic on the English entertainer, poses the question as the musician travels the road to stardom and defines himself as an artist. Streaming...

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Top 10 best horror movies, TV shows to keep you up this Halloween

Grace Robertson October 30, 2020

If 2020 hasn’t scared you enough, The Daily Texan has selected the 10 best horror movies and TV shows to keep you up this weekend.  They are arranged by subgenres: drama, comedy and psychological...

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Austin Film Festival: ‘Farewell Amor’ explores the intimacy of an immigrant family’s reunion

Sabrina LeBoeuf October 27, 2020

“Farewell Amor,” a vulnerable film by Ekwa Msangi featured in the Austin Film Festival, sheds light on the hardships that accompany long-awaited hellos between a father, mother and daughter. After...

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Hulu’s ‘Bad Hair’ talks societal standards for Black women’s hair

Sabrina LeBoeuf October 26, 2020

Getting tangled up in someone else's hair proves to have deadly repercussions in Justin Simien’s “Bad Hair.” The Hulu original film follows Anna Bludso (Elle Lorraine), an executive...

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Austin Film Festival: ‘Murder Bury Win’ offers bros, blood, board games

Sabrina LeBoeuf October 26, 2020

In the world of board game movies, “Murder Bury Win” makes “Jumanji” look like child’s play. The perils of escaping a jungle and the animals within it are nothing compared...

Rebecca review courtesy of Netflix

Netflix does its best to adapt Hitchcock film with ‘Rebecca’

Thomas Casler October 23, 2020

Netflix’s steamy mystery film “Rebecca” modernizes a Hitchcock classic.  When newlywed Mrs. de Winter (Lily James) arrives at her aristocratic husband’s (Armie Hammer) estate,...

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Volume 2 of Netflix’s ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ reboot offers mixed bag of mystery

Noah Levine October 21, 2020

Just in time for the spookiest day of the year, Netflix has dropped Volume 2 of their “Unsolved Mysteries” reboot. This installment features another six chilling cold cases ranging from the...

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‘A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting’ delivers half-baked family thrills

Noah Levine October 19, 2020

Maybe babysitters should just stick to babysitting.  “A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting” is a film adaptation of the young adult novel series of the same name. Author Joe...

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‘Totally Under Control’ depicts vivid timeline of the US handled COVID-19

Anissa Reyes October 16, 2020

During the past five months, three directors secretly created the documentary “Totally Under Control” to “uncover the truth” about COVID-19 in the United States.  The film...