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All content by Noah Levine
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‘Good Boys’ delivers outrageous, bittersweet comedy that highlights impact of childhood relationships

Noah Levine March 12, 2019

From the team that brought you “Superbad” comes a film that is super good (boys). “Good Boys” is a coming-of-age comedy directed by Gene Stupnitsky (“The Office”)...


SXSW’s third installment of their ‘Shorts Program’ is full of laughs and pure emotion

Noah Levine March 11, 2019

SXSW has selected its top short films out of a pool of over 5,000 entries. These are some of the best narrative shorts within “Shorts Program 3.” Milton “Milton,” directed...

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‘I’m Just F*cking with You’ is a mediocre installment in Blumhouse’s ‘Into the Dark’

Noah Levine March 11, 2019

Only Blumhouse Television could make April Fools scary. “I’m Just F*cking with You” is the seventh installment in Blumhouse’s “Into the Dark” Hulu series. This entry...

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“Extra Ordinary” fails to reach its full potential but offers some spooky laughs along the way

Noah Levine March 11, 2019

Who ya gonna call? Rose the driving instructor apparently. “Extra Ordinary,” directed by Mike Ahern and Enda Loughman, follows a driving instructor named Rose who is uncomfortable using...

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‘J.R. ‘Bob’ Dobbs and the Church of the SubGenius’ is a fascinating deep dive into an eclectic cult

Noah Levine March 11, 2019

This is a documentary, believe it or not. “J.R. ‘Bob’ Dobbs and the Church of the SubGenius” is a wonderfully strange documentary that follows the cultivation of a strange cult...

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The SXSW 2019 “Midnight Shorts” are as weird as ever

Noah Levine March 10, 2019

Each year, SXSW selects some of the weirdest shorts filmmakers have to offer and screens them as part of their “Midnight Shorts” lineup. Here is a taste of what they have to offer: Deep...

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‘Darlin’ is effective, morbid directorial debut for Pollyanna McIntosh

Noah Levine March 10, 2019

It’s amazing the lengths to which an animalistic woman will go to save someone she loves. “Darlin’” is Pollyanna McIntosh’s directorial debut and third time playing the...


Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement’s “What We Do In The Shadows” is worth the five-year wait

Noah Levine and Brooke Sjoberg March 9, 2019

The latest installment of “What We Do In The Shadows” is an FX series, whose pilot premiered at SXSW. The premiering pilot is based on the film of the same name, released in 2014. The mockumentary...

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Jordan Peele further cements himself as a master of horror with ‘Us’

Noah Levine and Brooke Sjoberg March 9, 2019

“I Got 5 on It” is also a song about how many times people will want to see this movie. Academy Award-winning director Jordan Peele’s second film “Us” is a psychological...


Bleed for the Throne brings the world of Game of Thrones to Austin

Noah Levine March 8, 2019

The Great War is coming. In collaboration with the Red Cross and South by Southwest, HBO’s Game of Thrones continues its #ForTheThrone campaign with an immersive blood drive. The drive is open...

Horror invades SXSW 2019

Noah Levine March 8, 2019

SXSW 2019 is continuing the trend by shining a spotlight on films that feature evil doppelgängers, reanimated cats and even a sex demon, whatever that is.  Here is some of the best horror...

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Black horror films are on the rise

Noah Levine February 26, 2019

For decades, the horror genre has faced backlash for racial insensitivity and stereotyping black characters in its films. Only recently has there been an increase in black-led horror content featuring...

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Film reviews have varying effects on moviegoers

Noah Levine February 19, 2019

Moviegoers often take into account reviews before seeing a film, but for some it may not have that big of an effect. Critics have served as gatekeepers of the movie industry for decades. Gone are the...


The forbidden fruit of the film industry: inside Rotten Tomatoes

Noah Levine February 14, 2019

Move over critics, a fruit has more power than individualized opinions. As of late, two simple words have had an enormous effect on the film industry — “rotten” and “fresh.”...

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‘The Prodigy’ will have you running from daycare

Noah Levine February 7, 2019

If you think the terrible twos are bad, beware the homicidal eights. “The Prodigy” is a new horror film from "The Pact" director Nicholas McCarthy that brings every parent’s...


The eyes of the Academy are not upon these 5 films, unfortunately

Noah Levine February 4, 2019

The 91st Academy Awards Ceremony is broadcasting on Feb. 24 and several of the year’s most incredible creators in film are up for the award of a prestigious Oscar trophy. As opposed to recounting...


Showtime invites students to Shrek X Shrekwest

Noah Levine December 3, 2018

Shrek fans are about to be head ogre heels when Dec. 4 rolls around. As students are swamped with finals, Campus Events + Entertainment Showtime provides an escape to happily ever after. “Shrek...

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‘Creed II’ is powerful addition to ‘Rocky’ series

Noah Levine November 27, 2018

Sequels don’t suck after all. “Creed II” is the sequel to 2015’s well-received “Creed.” This follow-up film takes Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan), the son of iconic...


Hollywood’s latest reboot trend reflects different business model

Noah Levine November 20, 2018

Yes, this has definitely been done before. Recently, Hollywood has witnessed an onslaught of reboots, remakes, sequels and franchise revivals. Within the last couple of months, we’ve seen reboots...

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Film school alumni Mark Dennis, Ben Foster discuss latest feature film ‘Time Trap’

Noah Levine November 14, 2018

Only radio-television-film alumni could successfully warp time and space. Radio-television-film alumni have brought their time-twisting fantasies to life in a brand new feature film. Mark Dennis...


Robert Englund reprises the role of Freddy on The Goldbergs, prompting hopes for new Nightmare

Noah Levine October 31, 2018

1, 2 Freddy’s … on “The Goldbergs?” Actor Robert Englund reprised the iconic role of Freddy Krueger from “A Nightmare on Elm Street” on a recent Halloween-themed...

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‘Goosebumps 2’ brings thrills, chills and a bare-bones plot

Noah Levine October 16, 2018

Only in the world of Goosebumps could gummy bears be scary.  “Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween” is the follow-up to 2015’s “Goosebumps” starring Jack Black. While...

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‘The Body’ brings well-executed bloodshed to All Hallows’ Eve

Noah Levine October 10, 2018

Halloween night is the perfect time to cover up a murder. Into the Dark, a brand new horror series from genre king Blumhouse Productions released its first episode on Hulu, with a new short film added...


House of Torment amplifies the fear in its 2018 season

Noah Levine October 3, 2018

What better way to start the spookiest season of the year than with a chainsaw-wielding clown? The House of Torment is Austin’s premier haunted attraction during the Halloween season, featuring...


Festival revokes award after gun-toting laurel receives complaint from semi-finalist

Noah Levine October 1, 2018

Every film student looks forward to the day a festival recognizes their work. For UT radio-television-film alumnus Scott Cobb, this dream became a reality, and then quickly became a nightmare. In June...

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HBO series “Sharp Objects” delivers a refreshing take on the murder mystery genre

Noah Levine September 5, 2018

Amy Adams + a sharp object + murder = Fantastic television. Step into the twisted town of Wind Gap and uncover its dark secrets with HBO’s series “Sharp Objects.”   “Sharp...

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