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‘Pain Hustlers’ presents surface-level, boring look at opioid crisis

Isabella Zeff, General Life&Arts Reporter October 29, 2023

In “Pain Hustlers,” Hollywood’s latest in a slew of stories about the opioid epidemic, director David Yates (“Harry Potter,” “Fantastic Beasts”) and writer Wells Tower try to bring a new...

‘Five Nights At Freddy’s’: 8 years of waiting made this pizza stale, alright when reheated

‘Five Nights At Freddy’s’: 8 years of waiting made this pizza stale, alright when reheated

Ryan Ranc and Tommy Wilson October 26, 2023

This review contains spoilers. After eight years, the long-awaited “Five Nights at Freddy’s” movie based on the games of the same name from developer Scott Cawthon officially comes to theaters...

Martin Scorsese’s ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ depicts a disturbing picture of evil acting in plain sight, using the Osage tribe’s story

Martin Scorsese’s ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ depicts a disturbing picture of evil acting in plain sight, using the Osage tribe’s story

Ryan Ranc, Senior Film Columnist October 24, 2023

This review contains spoilers.  Content Warning: “Killers of the Flower Moon’s” intense imagery and retelling of real-world events may be triggering for some audiences. Martin Scorsese’s...

Fun mystery movies to watch this October

Fun mystery movies to watch this October

Atahan Koksoy, General Life&Arts Reporter October 24, 2023

As Halloween approaches, it might be time to watch some spooky mysteries to celebrate. The Daily Texan compiled a list of four movie recommendations to bring in the eerie season.     The Outfit This...

Four UT Faculty/Alumni featured in Austin Film Festival

Four UT Faculty/Alumni featured in Austin Film Festival

Laura Baker, General Life&Arts Reporter October 24, 2023

Every year, the Austin Film Festival boasts a collection of screenings, speakers and round table events that come together in a classic celebration of storytelling. As the festival amps up for its 30th...

Leo Bopp (right) answers questions and leads a chant during the 20th annual Cinema Touching Film Festival, held by the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities, at the Rollins Theater at the Long Center in Austin, Texas on Oct. 19, 2023. Leo Bopp was the star of Deaf Capo, one of the short films shown at the event, which noted how he engages audiences with American Sign Language at Austin FC games.

Film festival offers further inclusion off campus for students with disabilities

Flora Farr, General Life&Arts Reporter October 22, 2023

A happy community gathered at the Long Center this weekend united by the 20th annual Cinema Touching Disability Film Festival. The dark theater provided an open floor for accessibility purposes and the...

Moody College of Communication Public Relations graduate Abby Nelson begins to perform her unreleased song title, Eternity starts in Chicago at Andrews Residence Hall on Oct. 16, 2023.

Moody graduate tackles music industry with personal, original music

Charlotte Karner, General Life&Arts Reporter October 22, 2023

Growing up around music, Moody public relations graduate Abby Nelson knew from a young age that songwriting would be her passion. While at UT, Nelson, who graduated in spring 2023, said she found inspiration...

Honoring Hispanic horror

Honoring Hispanic horror

Andrea Arias-Zarate, Texan en Español Reporter October 18, 2023

In Hispanic horror, you see sides of cinema that aren’t so much on the jumpscare side but rather focus on eerie, spine-chilling storytelling. It often mixes culture and folklore to convey a type of message....

Books to read fast before their movie 2023 adaptations premiere

Books to read fast before their movie 2023 adaptations premiere

Flora Farr, General Life&Arts Reporter October 17, 2023

The age-old debate over whether movie adaptations come out better than their source books always proves a controversial but exciting part of the movie-going experience. The Daily Texan compiled a list...

MLB Playoffs are in full swing: five movies to celebrate postseason

MLB Playoffs are in full swing: five movies to celebrate postseason

Isabella Capuchino, General Life&Arts Reporter October 17, 2023

Across a six-month span, 30 teams play 162 games, all with the ambition of qualifying for October baseball. With postseason in the air, tensions reign high as fans stay glued to their televisions to catch...

A library collection of Roald Dahl childrens books, including the collection of stories titled The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More, the inspiration for the Wes Anderson Netflix series.

Wes Anderson releases four short films adapted from Roald Dahl novels

Aiden Maliskas, General Life&Arts Reporter October 13, 2023

Inspired by Roald Dahls’ “The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More” Wes Anderson imagines the stories in his signature style, bringing to life some of the few Dahl writings intended for an...

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Director Nahnatchka Khan breaks down her comedy-slasher movie entitled ‘Totally Killer’

Ryan Ranc, Senior Film Columnist October 13, 2023

The Daily Texan took the opportunity to sit down with Nahnatchka Khan, director of the time traveling comedy-slasher “Totally Killer.” She discussed her work on the film, the process of melding comedy...

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