As any experienced movie buff can tell you, it's never a good idea to shoot a horror film on a location that's said to be haunted. But director Raymond Yip has appreciably better luck than his…
Despite its obvious sincerity of purpose, and the cachet of its having been filmed on locations where the real-life drama actually unfolded, "Papa: Hemingway in Cuba" is disappointingly plodding and…
The latest in a thriving subgenre of documentaries dedicated to the proposition that Austin is the live music capital of the world, if not the entire galaxy.
Documentarians Brenda Greene Mitchell and Sam Wainwright Douglas share their unbridled affection for a decades-old Texas dance hall in "Honky Tonk Heaven: Legend of the Broken Spoke." This storied…
Having their documentary accepted — and then quickly disinvited — by the Tribeca Film Festival doubtless was a barely disguised blessing for the makers of "Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to…
You don't have to dig too deep beneath its fan-pleasing veneer of nostalgic celebration to discern an intriguingly serious subtext in "The Bandit."
Arriving in the middle of an election season when debates over U.S. immigration policy have devolved into sloganeering and shouting matches, "From Nowhere" feels all the more urgent and relevant as…
A slick and streamlined documentary about the ambitious Houston mavericks who challenged the supremacy of then-dominant IBM in the 1980s with their revolutionary concept for a portable computer.
For those of you who have ever envisioned Seth Rogen reconstituted as an anthropomorphic processed meat product — and you know who you are — "Sausage Party" may be savored as, if not a dream come…
An effortlessly engaging dramedy that somehow manages to sustain an air of buoyant sweetness even while repeatedly referencing erotic fantasies and sexual anxieties.
The SXSW film festival kicks off on Friday with a strong lineup that once again proves the Austin gathering as a formidable player for big and small movies. As if assembled from the ingredients of…