movies

Director John Sayles on the Making of ‘Lone Star’

January 18, 2024 | By Matt Zoller Seitz

John Sayles is one of the great American independent filmmakers. His epic 1996 drama Lone Star, which received a new release from The Criterion Collection this month, is one of his masterpieces.

Texas Film Workers Discuss the Industry’s Future

August 7, 2023 | By Thom Denton

When Will Mederski moved to Austin from Ohio in 2015, he was enjoying the climate and culture, working mostly as a freelance photographer, and spending his days off munching breakfast tacos and hanging out at Barton Springs.

Fort Worth Filmmaker Chyna Robinson Shines a Light on Domestic Abuse

September 23, 2021 | By Clayton Maxwell

Filmmaker Chyna Robinson is on a roll. Her debut feature film, No Ordinary Love, was released in June and is circling the globe on streaming platforms, including Amazon Prime and Apple TV.

Galveston-Born Director King Vidor Was a Filmmaking Pioneer

March 25, 2021 | By Michael Corcoran

The Texas-Size Grandeur of Ben Masters’ Wildlife Documentaries

March 25, 2021 | By Melissa Gaskill

Ben Masters makes films celebrating the wilderness of Texas, propelled by riveting scenes of adventure and cinematic grandeur.

A Piece of Lonesome Dove Lore is on Display at the Wittliff Collections

November 26, 2020 | By Clayton Maxwell

Behold the town of Lonesome Dove in its idea phase, before it became the set for the eponymous 1989 miniseries based on the book by Larry McMurtry.

The Power of Richard Linklater’s Nostalgia

August 27, 2020 | By Michael J. Mooney

12 Classic Texas Films to Ease Your Wanderlust

April 14, 2020 | By H. Drew Blackburn

If the bottoms of your feet have been itching, that could be your wanderlust calling.
Though it’s tempting to scratch that itch by hitting the road, that’s not a good option right now.

Alamo Drafthouse’s Live Comedy Show Roasts the Stars of the Silver Screen

May 22, 2019 | By Joey Held

Created nearly two decades ago with inspiration from the popular TV comedy
series Mystery Science Theater 3000—the original name was Mister Sinus Theater 300—Master Pancake offers an interactive experience at Alamo Drafthouse theaters in Dallas, Katy, San Antonio, and Lubbock, but primarily in Austin.

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