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Writer, critic and marketing expert whose passion for odd culture knows no bounds.

Movie Review: ‘Tom at the Farm’ Is a Haunting, Homoerotic Hitchcock Homage

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Xavier Dolan's psychosexual thriller from 2013 finally receives a U.S. release, and it was worth the wait. Read More »

Theater Review (San Antonio): ‘West Side Story’ at the Woodlawn Theatre

'West Side Story' at the Woodlawn Theatre, San Antonio, Texas.

San Antonio's Woodlawn Theatre offers a revival of a Broadway stalwart that's visually exciting and musically satisfying. Read More »

San Antonio Film Festival Wrap-Up: An Interview with the ‘Moments of Clarity’ Team

Moments of Clarity team

Co-writer and star Kristin Wallace, director Stev Elam and producer David J. Phillips talk about the production of their new indie comedy, 'Moments of Clarity.' Read More »

San Antonio Film Festival Movie Reviews: Short Films (Part Two)

'Tobacco Burn'

Of the dozens of shorts screened at this year's San Antonio Film Festival, some really stood out in terms of execution, creative vision, and dramatic heft. Read More »

San Antonio Film Festival Movie Review: ‘The Doo Dah Man’ Directed by Claude Green

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Shot mostly in Austin, 'The Doo Dah Man' centers on a silver-tongued prison escapee and and a young man trying to escape his unhappy home who form an unlikely alliance on the byways of Texas. Read More »

San Antonio Film Festival Movie Reviews: Short Films (Part One)

Mother's Day

Up-and-coming filmmakers from all over the world get a chance to shine in the short film category at the San Antonio Film Festival. Read More »

Movie Review: Antoine Fuqua’s ‘Southpaw’ Starring Jake Gyllenhaal

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Another startling physical transformation from star Jake Gyllenhaal is not enough to save this risibly clichéd slugfest. Read More »

Previewing San Antonio Film Festival 2015: Director David Zucker, Actor Sean Young, Stuntman Corey Eubanks and More

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Writer/director David Zucker, actor Sean Young and stuntman Corey Eubanks are scheduled to appear at the 21st edition of the ever-expanding San Antonio, Texas Film Festival. Read More »

Theater Review (San Antonio): ‘Water By the Spoonful’ by Quiara Alegría Hudes at the Cellar Theater

Gypsy Pantoja in “Water by the Spoonful"

The 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner comes to San Antonio's Cellar Theater in a well-mounted production. Read More »

Theater Review (San Antonio): Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s ‘Mary Poppins’ at the Woodlawn Theatre

Mary Poppins Woodlawn Theatre

The Deco District's flagship theater takes on a Broadway behemoth, and the result is practically perfect in every way. Read More »