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The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan


Future of film industry remains uncertain following COVID-19

Avery Wohleb and Grace Barnes May 9, 2020

Editor’s note: This story is part of The Daily Texan’s coverage of how coronavirus concerns are affecting UT-Austin. Read the rest of our coverage here. Before the COVID-19 pandemic took...


The fate of summer 2020’s film slate

Noah Levine May 9, 2020

Hot Film Fan Summer will never be the same.  When COVID-19 forced movie theaters to shut down worldwide, studios quickly adjusted theatrical release dates for upcoming films. The Daily Texan has...

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Ryan Murphy’s ‘Hollywood’ shines with strong narrative despite hiding harsher reality

Noah Levine May 5, 2020

Ryan Murphy’s “Hollywood” seeks to reinterpret the harsh reality of 1940s Dreamland.  Part of a multipicture deal, “Hollywood” is a Ryan Murphy-Netflix collaboration....

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Netflix’s ‘The Half of It’ tackles issues of sexuality, racism in newest coming of age film

Ariana Arredondo May 4, 2020

Netflix’s “The Half of It” tackles what it looks like to question your sexuality, racism and sausage tacos, without falling back on stereotypes. Ellie Chu (Leah Lewis) is a senior...


Upcoming films, shows starring your favorite ‘Star Wars’ actors

Noah Levine May 4, 2020

As the final entry in “Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga” came to a close last winter with “The Rise of Skywalker,” the franchise’s greatest stars are seeking out new opportunities...

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‘Extraction’ is full of action, lacks depth in storytelling

Avery Wohleb April 27, 2020

“Extraction” packs all of its anticipated action and then some, because Netflix clearly has the money for it. Directed by Sam Hargrave, “Extraction” is a Netflix original film...

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UT alum talks newest short film on HBO, advice during quarantine

Noah Levine April 20, 2020

UT alumnus Eman Esfandi is usually in front of the camera, but after taking a spin in the director’s chair, his work is now streaming on HBO.  Eman Esfandi directed a short film called “Pepito”...

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4 shows to watch on new streaming app Quibi

Noah Levine April 8, 2020

Editor’s Note: This story mentions suicide. If you or somebody you know are at resk of self-harm, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24-hour support at 1-800-273-8255. As attention...

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From the Forty Acres to the big screen: UT alumni movies to watch in quarantine

Noah Levine March 31, 2020

Looking for more movies to add to your ever-expanding watch list? The Texan has compiled a list of films featuring UT alumni that are available to stream from the comfort of your home. “Time Trap”...


Adam Barton’s ‘The Boy Who Sold The World’ stands as sobering reminder for young entrepreneurs

Brooke Sjoberg March 30, 2020

Chronicling the rise of Australian technology entrepreneur Ben Pasternak, director Adam Barton’s “The Boy Who Sold The World” is a sobering look at how the tech industry is raising young people....

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Alumnus Paul Merryman talks ‘Outpost’ production, SXSW cancellation

Brooke Sjoberg March 26, 2020

Paul Merryman, UT radio-television-film alumnus and producer, was set to premiere his debut feature-length project, “The Outpost,” at South by Southwest this year. With the festival’s cancellation,...


‘Blow the Man Down’ deep dives into thrilling small-town mystery

Noah Levine March 21, 2020

Gone Fishing … forever. “Blow The Man Down” is a new Amazon original film, written and directed by Danielle Krudy and Bridget Savage Cole. The unsettling thriller follows two sisters as they...