Plus, Tom Morello’s SXSW magic, a cancer researcher celebrated, and hand-painted jean jackets.
One of the oldest ideas in the filmmaker’s notebook is based on his real life. And mine.
“Who Let the Dogs Out?” Apparently Austin’s Reagan High School Is to Thank (or Blame) for the Baha Men Hit
A SXSW premiere documentary explores the song’s strangely complex origin story and comes to a surprising conclusion.
Decades after his breakthough film, 'El Mariachi,' he challenged himself to return to his microbudget roots. Now he wants to teach you how to do the same.
The actor (and Elkhart native) and the director discuss physicality, small-town masculinity, and how a lobotomy is a metaphor for going to the movies.
The film, directed by Longview native John Lee Hancock, focuses on the legend of Texas’s most famous bank robbers—and our collective fascination with them.
Few actors start their careers as Lupita Nyong’o did. Her very first feature film role, in Steve McQueen’s Twelve Years a Slave, earned her an Academy Award. From there, as one of the most sought-after young stars in Hollywood, she managed her decisions very carefully. She focused on voice acting—a recurring role
Director Riley Stearns, a Pflugerville native, talks about pairing silliness with a violent vision of what it means to be a man.
’Raise Hell,’ which screens at SXSW, introduces the legendary Texas political commentator and humorist to the internet generation.
These young filmmakers tackle diversity, gun violence, and stories of young love—all in less than five minutes.
The micro-budget feature launched a number of A-list careers.
'Alita: Battle Angel'—and its $200 million budget—offer hope to the local film industry.
McConnahaugh? McConaughay? McConohay? All right, all right, all right.
“Two men, both alpha males, from vastly different cultures, are about to collide. . . HARD.”
Plus, the crime in Vidor that inspired an Oscar-winning film and the TV show bringing us back to middle school.
You Will Soon Have the Opportunity to Hear Matthew McConaughey Attempt a British Accent for a Whole Movie
The actor has teamed up with British director Guy Ritchie on a movie that should be amusing—intentionally or otherwise.
The Austin-based production studio is known for creating cult classics. Will it finally go mainstream?
On the latest National Podcast of Texas, the South Texas-raised stand-up comic talks about Mexican-American representation in Hollywood, the border situation, and writing jokes for Clint Eastwood.
Texas Monthly Recommends: Brandon Maxwell of ‘Project Runway’ Delights in Texas Glamour With a Fabulous Spring/Summer Line Video
Plus, garage rock from Texas City, Tejano rock n’ roll from San Antonio, and surviving a fictional rapture in small-town Texas.
The self-styled rebel of the 1990s indie film boom hasn’t had a hit in years. Can ‘Alita’ turn his fortunes around?
A decade ago, she broke box office records with ‘Twilight.’ Now the McAllen-raised director is breaking gender barriers in Hollywood.
Filmmaker Huay-Bing Law explores how Tongan immigrants revitalized the local high school football team in Euless.
Journalist Aaron Latham donated his daily journals he kept on the set of 'Urban Cowboy,' among other papers, to UT's Harry Ransom Center.
‘The Good Place’ Actor William Jackson Harper on Playing Chidi, the Dallas Civil Rights Movement, and Ted Danson
And no, he has has no idea what will happen in season four, either.
In this 2011 documentary, filmmaker Annie Silverstein chronicles the scene at Sefcik Dance Hall in Seaton, one of the last small-town Texas dance halls remaining.
In this documentary, filmmaker Joel Fendelman captures the auctioneer, attendees, and atmosphere at a small-town cattle auction in Gonzales.
Best-selling author and Rice University professor Justin Cronin, who wrote 'The Passage' trilogy, on taking his work from the page to the screen.
Mac Coleman always knew he wanted to be a professional bronc rider. This documentary film by TJ Martinez profiles the Texan as he pursues his dream—after losing his eyesight.
Bart, Homer, Lisa, Marge, and Grampa Simpson made the trip on Sunday night.
The funniest Texan alive was the first recipient of the Golden Globe's lifetime achievement award in television—and its namesake going forward.
A power ranking of Texas's Hollywood exports.
The adaptation of the 2012 bestseller looks like quirky fun.
The documentary, premiering on PBS December 17, looks to the elderly minister's hometown of Grand Saline to uncover why he set himself alight.
Step into the city's social scene with Chris Cates and Jose Gutierrez, the influencers behind 'When Where What Austin.'
Netflix’s ‘Dumplin” Looks Like a Good Ol’ North Texas Story of Beauty Pageants, Rebellion, and Drag Queens
Dolly Parton, teen self-confidence, and a young adult novel—what’s not to like?
The film isn't just a buddy comedy about a road trip—and it simply misses the mark.
Director Jason Reitman brought his Gary Hart biopic to the Paramount Theater just in advance of election day.
Director Hannah Fidell offers a contemporary coming-of-age road movie in her third feature.
Last week, reports indicated that Richard Linklater would be writing, directing, and producing a biography of the late Texas comedian.
Spoiler: The answer is yes.
Yes, the Academics Who Devoted an Entire Journal Issue to Wes Anderson Just Might Know What They’re Talking About
It’s time to get intra-intra-diegetic.
Heading into the twenty-fifth anniversary of the film, we heard that straight from Richard Linklater himself.
Great-Grandma Avenged Her Mini Horse by Shooting the Gator She Thinks Ate It. This Story Deserves the Hollywood Treatment.
And here's how we'll make it. Get the agents for Sissy Spacek, Debra Winger, and Margo Martindale on the horn!
The oddsmakers seem to think so.
Austin filmmaker Steve Mims shows why (in some decidedly non-political ways) Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke aren't so different after all.
It may be September, but the summer heat is far from over. Find some respite at the movies, from 'White Boy Rick' to 'A Star Is Born.'
Nearly thirty years after he died in relative obscurity, songwriter Blaze Foley is on the verge of newfound fame thanks to an Ethan Hawke–directed biopic. In a series of dispatches from her time on set, Sybil Rosen, widely known as Foley's muse, ponders the widening divide between the man and
Houston-born 'Queer Eye' designer Bobby Berk is changing hearts and minds one neutral color palette at a time.
We talked to Austin-based director Andrew Bujalski about his latest film, 'Support the Girls,' starring Regina Hall.
The adaptation of the novel by Kevin Kwan, who was born in Singapore and raised in Houston, is well worth watching.