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Modern War Film

American Sniper delivers stirring tribute to Texas hero Chris Kyle

By Alex Bentley

Last we heard from director Clint Eastwood, he was fumbling his way through the adaptation of the jukebox musical Jersey Boys. So naturally he would quickly follow that up with American Sniper, a m ...


Fairy Tale Cinema

Disney's Into the Woods sings with live-theater charm

By Alex Bentley

Translating a stage musical into a movie has never been an easy job. The difficulties most often lie in replicating theater’s intimacy, as even the most grandiose of productions are inherentl ...


Holiday Movie Time

The Hobbit comes to lackluster end with Battle of the Five Armies

By Alex Bentley

Director Peter Jackson captured the imagination of millions of people with The Lord of the Rings trilogy by making films that were equal parts brain, brawn and emotion. When he finally decided to m ...


Links We Love

Bill Nye explains evolution with emojis and more links we love right now

By Jonathan Rienstra

Editor's note: There's so much that's beautiful, funny, smart and informative on the Internet. Problem is, there's also a bunch of garbage. Here's the best of the web right now: ...


Comedic Genius on Display

Chris Rock gets personal in Top Five: The best film of his career

By Alex Bentley

Great serious comedies — an oxymoronic term, perhaps — are in short supply. Most comedies either try to appeal to the lowest common denominator or aim high and fall short of their goals ...


Journey of a Lifetime

Reese Witherspoon doesn't shy away from the ugly in Wild performance

By Alex Bentley

Focusing on one character for a feature-length film can be tricky. His or her story has to be compelling enough to warrant such an in-depth look at the person’s life, but not so singular that ...


Lone Star Grammy Noms

Texas artists score big in 2015 Grammy Award nominations

By Teresa Gubbins

Texas was well-represented in the latest round of nominations for the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences 57th annual Grammy Awards. Beyonce, Miranda Lambert and Lecrae topped the lis ...


Opera for All

Austin Opera debuts new name, new show and new art installation at the Long Center

By Sofia Sokolove

On a recent Saturday night along the south shore of Lady Bird Lake near Riverside Drive, an eclectic crowd shuffled together toward two very different live music experiences. A bearded skateboarder ...


Links We Love

Shake It Off aerobics, Rick Ross praises pears and more links we love right now

By Claire St. Amant

Editor's note: There's so much that's beautiful, funny, smart and informative on the Internet. Problem is, there's also a bunch of garbage. Here's the best of the web right now. ...


One-Man Tour de Force

Jake Gyllenhaal is at his creepy best in Nightcrawler

By Alex Bentley

With both of his parents, not to mention his sister, involved in filmmaking, Jake Gyllenhaal has every reason to live off his name and make easy, unremarkable movies. Instead, except for a couple o ...


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