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Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

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Movies, TV, videos celebrating Latinx Heritage Month that are worth watching year-round

Sabrina LeBoeuf October 14, 2020

The end of Latinx Heritage Month shouldn’t stop audiences from watching Latinx stories.  When Oct. 15 rolls around and the world reverts to its regularly scheduled programming, it’s...

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Fantastic Fest’s ‘Bloodthirsty’ lacks personality, substantial horror elements

Thomas Casler October 5, 2020

“Bloodthirsty” was the festival closer for this year’s Fantastic Fest, but it’s definitely not a showstopper.  “Bloodthirsty” follows indie singer Grey (Lauren...

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Fantastic Fest 2020: Director of ‘The Stylist’ Jill Gervagizian talks horror influences and pre-production

Noah Levine October 5, 2020

After succeeding as a short on the festival circuit in 2015, Jill Gervargizian’s “The Stylist” has been adapted into a feature film. The stylish slasher premiered at 2020’s Celebration...

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Fantastic Fest 2020: The best of ‘Drawn and Quartered’

Sabrina LeBoeuf October 1, 2020

Fantastic Fest brought back its “Drawn and Quartered” animation showcase on Monday after a six-year hiatus, and it was worth the wait. The event featured 10 animated shorts from around the...

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Fantastic Fest 2020: ‘How to Deter a Robber’ deserves to be a holiday classic

Sabrina LeBoeuf October 1, 2020

“How to Deter a Robber” brings a darker twist to a classic Christmas holiday nightmare.  Writer-director Maria Bissell’s first-ever feature film, which premiered at Fantastic...

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Fantastic Fest 2020: ‘The Stylist’ presents gruesome character study

Noah Levine September 28, 2020

Dandruff is the least of these characters’ hair worries.  “The Stylist” is a new horror film from writer-director Jill Gervargizian, based on a 2016 short film of  the same...

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Fantastic Fest 2020: ‘Teddy’ brings visual feast to werewolf genre

Noah Levine September 28, 2020

This werewolf film is a visual feast.  Kicking off Fantastic Fest’s virtual 2020 celebration, “Teddy” brings werewolves back onto the big screen. The French film, written and...

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‘Enola Holmes’ review: Netflix’s crime-solving blockbuster is as feminist as it is fun

Thomas Casler September 25, 2020

Netflix’s newest original film “Enola Holmes” has helped fill the pandemic-sized void among audiences with a whimsical take on the classic Sherlock Holmes narrative. In this new mystery...

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‘Antebellum’ fails to leave mark on horror

Noah Levine September 21, 2020

“Antebellum” is a new horror film from directing duo Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz. The story follows a successful Black businesswoman named Veronica (Janelle Monáe) who suddenly...

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Netflix’s ‘The Devil All the Time’ presents dark, twisted character study

Noah Levine September 18, 2020

Editor’s note: This review discusses religious and gruesome imagery as well as suicide. If you or somebody you know are at risk of self-harm, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24-hour...

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Theaters face economic losses, students weigh the risks of going to see recent films

Thomas Casler September 10, 2020

Following their forced closure in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, movie theaters have struggled to stay afloat. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema reopened two Austin locations in August, but moviegoers are...

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‘Away’ season one aims for the stars, falls flat

Sabrina LeBoeuf September 7, 2020

Houston, we have a problem.  Season one of “Away,” Netflix’s latest original series on space, brings drama, emotion and Hilary Swank to the final frontier. Created by Andrew Hinderaker,...