Reviews

 
The Diary of a Teenage Girl The Diary of a Teenage Girl
by Cody Villafana

“Its nonchalant attitude makes for a slow driving narrative that lacks any real substance.”

 Grade: C
Mistress America Mistress America
by Kiko Martinez

“Noah Baumbach has written unlikeable characters before that go down a whole lot smoother.”

 Grade: C
American Ultra American Ultra
by Cody Villafana

“A disaster. Sleepwalks for 90 minutes, throwing in obligatory plot contrivances just for the hell of it.”

 Grade: D
Hitman: Agent 47 Hitman: Agent 47
by Jerrod Kingery

“A second try at crafting a cinematic adventure from a pixelated bucket of generic crap.”

 Grade: D
The End of the Tour The End of the Tour
by Kiko Martinez

“The dynamic between Segel and Eisenberg as the two push and pull is thought-provoking.”

 Grade: B
Straight Outta Compton Straight Outta Compton
by Jerrod Kingery

“History is written by the winners, and the story we’re left with is a really great one.”

 Grade: B+
Fantastic Four Fantastic Four
by Cody Villafana

“An incredibly frustrating experience. Literally nothing about the film works.”

 Grade: C
The Gift The Gift
by Jerrod Kingery

“With some more time to polish his resume, director Edgerton could become the Australian Ben Affleck.”

 Grade: B
Vacation Vacation
by Jerrod Kingery

“Some funny stuff. Throw in sharp cameos and you’ve got a road trip comedy more enjoyable than most.”

 Grade: B
Infinitely Polar Bear Infinitely Polar Bear
by Kiko Martinez

“A charming and heartfelt albeit shamelessly sweet drama. A fantastic performance by Mark Ruffalo.”

 Grade: B
Paper Towns Paper Towns
by Cody Villafana

“A mammoth waste of time…Unrealistic, annoying and emotionally hollow.”

 Grade: C-
Pixels Pixels
by Jerrod Kingery

“A boring excuse for a summer movie. Thinks talking about Donkey Kong is entertainment in and of itself.”

 Grade: D
Aloft Aloft
by Kiko Martinez

“A frustratingly constructed screenplay. Never reaches the emotional high notes it’s trying to hit.”

 Grade: C-
Trainwreck Trainwreck
by Cody Villafana

“Entertaining, but forgettable. Feels like a little bit of a letdown given Judd Apatow’s pedigree.”

 Grade: B-
Ant Man Ant Man
by Jerrod Kingery

“Fun and funny at times, but the lumpiness of the rewrites, clashes of tone rob the film.”

 Grade: C+
Mr. Holmes Mr. Holmes
by Kiko Martinez

“A sophisticated, sensitive and well-written drama featuring the brilliant detective at his most vulnerable.”

 Grade: B-
Self/less Self/less
by Jerrod Kingery

“Shows its cards too early and follows too predictable a path. Store-brand Jason Bourne action.”

 Grade: D+
Amy Amy
by Cody Villafana

“Director Kapadia’s style is nothing short of brilliant as he is able to weave together an engaging narrative.”

 Grade: B
Terminator Genisys Terminator Genisys
by Jerrod Kingery

“Ramped up to ridiculous heights. It’s all so poorly plotted out that literally none of it is engaging.”

 Grade: D
The Overnight The Overnight
by Cody Villafana

“Relies far too heavily on catching the viewer off guard by way of shock value.”

 Grade: C+
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Interviews

 
James Ponsoldt – The End of the Tour James Ponsoldt – The End of the Tour
by Kiko Martinez

“He was the type of writer that made you feel smarter as you were reading him.”

Sir Ian McKellen – Mr. Holmes Sir Ian McKellen – Mr. Holmes
by Kiko Martinez

“Acting is a great job because you don’t have to retire.”

Diablo Cody – Ricki and the Flash Diablo Cody – Ricki and the Flash
by Kiko Martinez

“I couldn’t help but think, ‘You know, Meryl Streep would be perfect for this.'”

Joel Edgerton – The Gift Joel Edgerton – The Gift
by Kiko Martinez

“It seems to me that the thriller genre really just has to stay ahead of the audience.”

Chingo Bling – comedian Chingo Bling – comedian
by Kiko Martinez

“A comedian’s job is to make friends with everyone in the room and bring everyone in together.”

Heitor Pereira – Minions Heitor Pereira – Minions
by Kiko Martinez

“I sit at my computer with my guitar and my piano and write music as if it was my wife and kids listening.”

James Gay-Rees – Amy James Gay-Rees – Amy
by Kiko Martinez

“I think why she connected to people and why this movie works is because she wasn’t a manufactured pop star.”

David Thorpe – Do I Sound Gay? David Thorpe – Do I Sound Gay?
by Kiko Martinez

“I think ‘queer’ used to be a very hurtful insult, but now it has value.”

Lorne Balfe – Terminator Genisys Lorne Balfe – Terminator Genisys
by Kiko Martinez

“It’s our job to translate what the director has been thinking and dreaming of.”

Patrick Brice – The Overnight & Creep Patrick Brice – The Overnight & Creep
by Kiko Martinez

“If you want to make something that feels new, you have to put yourself out there.”

Blake Anderson – Dope Blake Anderson – Dope
by Kiko Martinez

“I feel like I’m getting my Barack Obama on tackling race issues over here. USA all the way! Get along, damn it!”

Dermot Mulroney & Stephanie Scott – Insidious: Chapter 3 Dermot Mulroney & Stephanie Scott – Insidious: Chapter 3
by Kiko Martinez

“It’s not a bad idea for a horror movie.”

Juliano Ribeiro Salgado – The Salt of the Earth Juliano Ribeiro Salgado – The Salt of the Earth
by Kiko Martinez

“He’s not illustrating a fact. He’s photographing a relationship.”

Oscar Isaac – Ex Machina Oscar Isaac – Ex Machina
by Kiko Martinez

“We create these things and quickly give our power over to them for the sake of convenience or comfort.”

Tommy Wiseau – The Room Tommy Wiseau – The Room
by Jerrod Kingery

“I’m speak up here. Some of the stuff, people don’t understand me.”

Daniella Alonso – Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 Daniella Alonso – Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
by Kiko Martinez

“The last thing I wanted to do was get on the Segway and break my leg.”

Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy & Bill Corbett – RiffTrax Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy & Bill Corbett – RiffTrax
by Jerrod Kingery

“People realize they were in a real stinkburger.”

Gilbert Gottfried – comedian Gilbert Gottfried – comedian
by Kiko Martinez

“Now when think about saying something, I think twice and say it anyway.”

Liv Corfixen & Nicolas Winding Refn – My Life Directed… Liv Corfixen & Nicolas Winding Refn – My Life Directed…
by Kiko Martinez

“What more could you ask for in cinema?”

Adrian Martinez – Focus Adrian Martinez – Focus
by Kiko Martinez

“You always have to keep proving yourself. You’re just proving yourself to more important people.”

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2014 Austin Film Festival Coverage 2014 Austin Film Festival Coverage

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Lakers fan, comedian George Lopez says he appreciates the Spurs Lakers fan, comedian George Lopez says he appreciates the Spurs

He might be a lifelong Los Angeles Lakers fan, but comedian George Lopez can appreciate a team that has made it to the NBA playoffs 17 straight times. “I wouldn’t bet against [the Spurs] this year,” Lopez, 53, told me during a phone interview this past week to promote his upcoming stand-up comedy performances at the Majestic Theater Oct. 24-26. Despite... [Read more]

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