Hypnotic, the supernatural thriller starring Ben Affleck that opened on Friday, is Robert Rodriguez’s twenty-first movie. The lifelong Texan is more prolific than almost any of his ’90s indie-film contemporaries—Quentin Tarantino, whose Reservoir Dogs debuted about a year before Rodriguez’s El Mariachi, has only made ten!—and that’s including a
The Austin filmmaker’s episodes of ‘The Book of Boba Fett’ embody an existential crisis over the future of Star Wars.
Prepare for paparazzi photos of Ben wistfully vaping near Lady Bird Lake.
Plus, Demi Lovato returns to TV, Gary Clark Jr. joins Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis movie, and Matthew McConaughey will flatten himself for some Doritos.
We rank the most memorable protagonists in the Texas director’s film catalog, from ‘El Mariachi’ to ‘Machete.’
Plus, Kacey Musgraves heads to Sesame Street, Jessica Simpson’s life becomes (another) TV show, and the year in McConaughey drawls to a close.
After years of playing ex-cons and bodyguards, the prolific actor became an iconic leading man in Robert Rodriguez’s Machete series.
Plus, Beyoncé announces new visual album, Robert Rodriguez brings Ben Affleck home with him, and the ACL Festival gives in to the inevitable.
Plus, ‘SNL' spoofs ‘Cheer,' Robert Rodriguez’s latest is headed to streaming, and the Austin-based Neon makes a splash at Sundance.
Before starring in ‘Terminator' and working with Robert Rodriguez, the Tejano fulfilled his grandfather’s biggest dream.
Mando Rayo and Jarod Neece connect tacos with community issues in their new show on Robert Rodriguez's El Rey Network.
One of the oldest ideas in the filmmaker’s notebook is based on his real life. And mine.
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.
'Alita: Battle Angel'—and its $200 million budget—offer hope to the local film industry.
The self-styled rebel of the 1990s indie film boom hasn’t had a hit in years. Can ‘Alita’ turn his fortunes around?
Not that it wasn't a busy spring, winter, and fall before that. The guy pretty much works all the time.
It's been a busy year for Robert Rodriguez, and it's not getting any slower with the upcoming release of the next film in the Sin City franchise.
The fictional burger chain from the shared universe of Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino makes its appearance in the From Dusk Till Dawn TV series—and gets a preview here.
The complicated world of film incentives has resulted in an unfortunate lawsuit surrounding the financing of Machete Kills.
Over the past twenty years, from his outpost in Texas, Robert Rodriguez has quietly revolutionized the movie business. What happens when he gets his own TV network?
Not having to deal with Quentin Tarantino's on-screen presence is a more-than-fair trade off for seeing someone other than George Clooney as Seth Gecko.
The fictional ‘Pulp Fiction’ Hawaiian burger joint has taken over the Stallion Grill on Airport Boulevard and there's a whole bunch of film equipment outside.
To help launch his forthcoming cable network, Robert Rodriguez is blowing up his cult classic film into a ten-part television series—but unsurprisingly, original From Dusk Till Dawn star George Clooney isn't reprising his leading role. Here's who the series has cast instead.
Machete Kills, the second installment of Robert Rodriguez's over-the-top action franchise set on the border, opens today. Thankfully, it's not a documentary.
1. Craig’s ListingIt doesn’t take anything away from Craig Watkins’s accomplishments as district attorney of Dallas County—since he won election in 2006, his office has exonerated 33 prisoners, some of whom had been incarcerated for decades—to say that he has been very lucky. A Democrat, he was swept into office
The New Braunfels-based band, which just played with ZZ Top, will release its debut album, Adventus, on November 13.
A match made in heaven and blessed by Hollywood.
The Austin Film Festival will host their 10th annual Film & Food Party on Wednesday, October 17 at The Driskill Hotel from 7-10 p.m. The culinary event kicks off the 19th annual Austin Film Festival, which takes place from October 18-25. The honorary
The DIY filmmaker raises his own bar with the creation of the cable television channel El Rey, which is geared to the English-speaking Latino market.
Robert Rodriguez is our most prolific filmmaker. But is he selling himself short?
Geeks from Austin will destroy American cinema.
To the extent that the fabled Third Coast exists, it’s a bit of a patriarchy: of men and by men, including, most prominently, the indie visionary Rick Linklater and the boyish wonder Robert Rodriguez. But then there’s Avellán, Rodriguez’s ex, who continues to move mountains to make movies happen in
Fifteen minutes of film fame.
Their film festivals are one of the state’s feature presentations.
The name of the gamer.
Sorry, Bob Dole. Austin director Robert Rodriguez’s follow-up to El Mariachi may be violent, but it’s also art.
Austin film-maker Robert Rodriguez has joined the growing list of up-and-coming minority directors.