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

Theater Review (San Antonio): ‘Pinocchio,’ Created by Teatro Del Drago

Pinoochio AtticRep

The centuries-old traveling show is brought to life in a charming production at San Antonio's AtticRep. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘The Hallow,’ Irish Horror Directed by Corin Hardy

The Hallow

Hardy's feature debut is short on plot development but long on style and creepy atmosphere. Read More »

Theater Review (San Antonio): ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ at the Woodlawn Theatre

Rocky Horrow Show Woodlawn

The Deco District theater’s annual production stars 'RuPaul’s Drag Race' contestant Ginger Minj as a punked-out Frank-n-Furter. Read More »

Theater Review (San Antonio): Green Day’s ‘American Idiot’ at the Woodlawn Theatre

Cast members from Green Day's 'American Idiot.' Photo courtesy Woodlawn Theatre.

Green Day's award-winning punk rock musical shakes the stage in a great-looking and -sounding production at the Deco District's historic venue. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘The Green Inferno’ – Eli Roth’s Tribute to 1970s-80s Italian Cannibal Horrors


Eli Roth, the father of torture porn, makes a tribute to the Italian cannibal vomitorium films from the '70s and '80s for those with a taste for the extreme. Read More »

Alamo City Film Festival Review: Selected Shorts


The inaugural Alamo City Film Festival brings a notable selection of international short films to San Antonio. Read More »

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


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 »