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John Prine is back with ‘The Tree of Forgiveness’

April 17, 2018

John Prine released his self-titled debut album in 1971 and spent the better part of the last 47 years making clever, tightly-written folk music that everyone from Bob Dylan to Roger Waters regard as iconic....

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“You Were Never Really Here” delivers emotional moments like hammers to the face

April 9, 2018

“You Were Never Really Here” is an hour and a half of Joaquin Phoenix beating up strangers with a hammer, but it has more heart than most of the movies released so far this year. Written...

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Despite its cast’s best efforts, ‘Tomb Raider’ deserves to be buried

March 20, 2018

You won’t find much to treasure in this year’s “Tomb Raider.” Originally a series of video games, it was only a matter of time before “Tomb Raider” got rebooted given...

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‘Flint Town’ captures humanity in an inhospitable place

March 9, 2018

How can police heal a community when that community is struggling just to survive? That’s the question at the center of “Flint Town,” Netflix’s newest documentary series. Set...

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Keep Austin Weird: 8 strange events to check out at SXSW this year

March 9, 2018

Weird is a commodity in Austin. With more out-of-towners and corporations moving in everyday, it might feel like the mission to Keep Austin Weird has failed. Never fear: South by Southwest starts next...

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Women in Cinema aims to empower female student filmmakers

February 28, 2018

Boys’ clubs have always been a stubborn problem for the film industry. A glance at the gender composition of UT’s film program and others might suggest this problem has been solved. According...

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Lesser-known alumni influence film, entertainment industries

February 22, 2018

Ask any UT student to name the filmmakers who came out of UT, and you’ll get a pretty dependable list of answers. Wes Anderson, Robert Rodriguez and — of course — Matthew McConaughey...

Pop-Up Magazine coming to Austin, brings stories to life

February 16, 2018

Most magazines collect commonly themed stories for their audience to read. Pop-Up Magazine, on the other hand, is a publication that sings, dances and performs live before disappearing from the face of...

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Risky Business: Can MoviePass ‘Cruise’ to success?

February 7, 2018

An air of cautious optimism hangs around MoviePass. Surpassing a million subscribers in under four months, the service — which offers customers one movie ticket per day for only $9.95 a month...