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Author Archives: Kurt Gardner

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

Movie Review: Alejandro González Iñárritu’s ‘The Revenant’ with Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio in 'The Revenant." Photo: Twentieth Century Fox.

Mysticism and grueling violence make strange bedfellows in Iñárritu’s well-crafted but ultimately empty wilderness journey. Read More »

Music Review: San Antonio’s Deer Vibes – ‘The Nature of…’ Full-Length Album Debut


The San Antonio indie band's first full-length album is an impressive achievement. Read More »

Theater Review (San Antonio): ‘A Christmas Carol’ at the Playhouse San Antonio

Andrew Thornton as Scrooge in 'A Christmas Carol' at the Playhouse San Antonio

Anthony Ciaravino and Tim Hedgepeth’s new adaptation of the famous novella is theater at its purest, bringing Charles Dickens’ lyrical dialogue to the forefront. Read More »

Theater Review (San Antonio): ‘Peter Pan’ at the Woodlawn Theatre

Chase Taylor, Kate Ragan, Zac Taylor, Carlye Gossen and Joshua Goldberg in 'Peter Pan' at the Woodlawn Theatre

Magic is literally in the air at the Woodlawn this holiday season with its terrific production of the beloved Broadway musical. Read More »

Concert Review: We Were Promised Jetpacks at Paper Tiger (San Antonio, Nov. 24, 2015)


The rockers from Glasgow jetted into San Antonio this past Tuesday to make some serious noise on St. Mary’s Street. Read More »

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 »