Festivals Archive

DIFF Movie Review: ‘Tejano’

Review by Jacquelin Hipes For a film about dying grandfathers and getting tangled up with Mexican drug cartels, Tejano has its share of humorous moments. Fleeing border patrol and desperate for a way back into the United States, Javi (Patrick Mackie) stares through a ...Read More

DIFF Movie Review: ‘First Reformed’

Review by Jacquelin Hipes A quintessential A24 film, First Reformed follows several weeks in the life of the struggling Reverend Toller (Ethan Hawke). Divorced and coping with the death of his son, he’s solicited by the pregnant Mary (Amanda Seyfried) to help counsel her ...Read More

DIFF Movie Review: ‘The Guilty’

Review by Jacquelin Hipes The Guilty, director Gustav Möller’s first feature film, is many things. It’s a one-room crime thriller; it’s a look at the daily stresses of emergency dispatchers; most of all, it’s a spotlight for the considerable talent of lead actor Jakob ...Read More

‘SXSW’ Movie Preview

Preston Barta // Film Critic Though 2017’s movies are still so fresh with the awards season having just wrapped up, it’s 2018, which means the next crop of award contenders loom on the horizon. And what better way to get a sampling than to ...Read More

‘Women Texas Film Festival’ 2017 Preview

It’s year two for Women Texas Film Festival (WTxFF), and while that in itself is an accomplishment, it’s certainly no surprise. Coming off a well-received inaugural 2016, Founder and Artistic Director Justine Walford’s festival remains the only one in Texas dedicated solely to “women ...Read More