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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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Chadwick Boseman’s films: where to watch them, what they meant to Black UT students

Grace Barnes September 1, 2020

Chadwick Boseman, an actor best known for his role as Marvel’s Black Panther, died Friday after a four-year battle with colon cancer. Boseman also played icons such as baseball legend Jackie Robinson,...

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‘Get Duked!’ director talks horror, music video influences

Noah Levine August 31, 2020

After a 2019 premiere at South by Southwest, “Get Duked!” (formerly “Boyz in the Wood”) landed on Amazon Prime on Friday. The wild, genre-defying film follows a group of boys who...

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‘Rising Phoenix’ documentary covers history of Paralympics but stereotypes disabled athletes

Sabrina LeBoeuf August 27, 2020

The Netflix original documentary “Rising Phoenix” makes a superhero narrative out of Paralympians. Intimate backstories and artistic shots highlight the competitors as superhumans in their...

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Procrastination 101: 6 films, TV shows coming to streaming services this fall

Grace Barnes August 26, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to strain the entertainment industry, viewers have been  unable to watch films originally set to release this year. Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi thriller “TENET”...

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Coming-of-age film ‘Chemical Hearts’ explores love with delicacy, stars Lili Reinhart

Noah Levine August 22, 2020

While high school life is often romanticized in modern media, Amazon Studios’ newest film embraces the dark reality that lies between the lockers. “Chemical Hearts,” based on the novel...

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‘Chemical Hearts’ stars Lili Reinhart, Austin Abrams, director Richard Tanne discuss new Amazon Prime film

Noah Levine August 22, 2020

Director and writer Richard Tanne’s “Chemical Hearts” is now available to stream on Amazon Prime. The coming-of-age story, based on the novel “Our Chemical Hearts” by Krystal...

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‘She Dies Tomorrow’ explores unknown with tragic beauty

Noah Levine August 6, 2020

With this new foreboding flick, director Amy Seimetz shines a light on the fragility of life and certainty of death. “She Dies Tomorrow” follows a group of people who encounter a mysterious...

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‘Relic’ cast, director talk horror, female representation

Noah Levine July 10, 2020

The new horror film “Relic” from director Natalie Erika James is now playing at drive-in theaters across the country. The film stars Bella Heathcote and Emily Mortimer as a mother-daughter...

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‘Relic’ portrays familial terror with honesty, grace

Noah Levine July 9, 2020

The suffering of a loved one becomes sinister in this terrifying genre offering.  “Relic” is a chilling horror film from director Natalie Erika James. The twisted tale follows a mother...

‘Miss Juneteenth’ explores Black womanhood, celebrates freedom, Black beauty

Grace Barnes June 23, 2020

Painting a portrait of Black life in contemporary Texas, Channing Godfrey Peoples’ directorial debut “Miss Juneteenth” is a timely celebration of freedom and Black beauty.   On...

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Q&A: ‘Miss Juneteenth’ actress discusses power of Black beauty pageant

Grace Barnes June 23, 2020

June 19, or Juneteenth, marks the day in 1865 when enslaved people in Texas were notified of their freedom, two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation. “Miss Juneteenth,” written...

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Associate professor releases film in response to killing of George Floyd, aims to rewrite narrative of Black experience

Grace Barnes June 20, 2020

At 11 years old, Ya’Ke Smith watched “Boyz n the Hood” for the first time.  Released in 1991, the film follows Tre Styles, a young Black boy sent to live with his father in south...