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Fantastic Fest 2018 Review: OVERLORD

“Overlord” World War II Thriller Mixes Action, Mystery and Horror   By Liz Lopez Rating: B+ “Overlord” premiered at this year’s Fantastic Fest and judging by the audience in the theater I was in, the J.J. Abrams-produced feature film and directed by Julius Avery (“Son of a Gun”) sounded as if it was an overall […]

Austin Film Festival 2018 Review: BOY ERASED

By Mark Saldana Rating: 3.5 (Out of 4 Stars) Before Garrard Conley started his career as an acclaimed writer, he lived a rather simple life in Arkansas with his loving parents.  His parents have a traditional marriage with his mother working as a hairdresser and his father working as a car salesman while also serving […]


By Mark Saldana Rating: 3.5 (Out of 4 Stars) From 1985 until 2002, American journalist Marie Colvin risked her life on a regular basis, working as a foreign affairs and war correspondent for British newspaper, The Sunday Times.  During her tenure at the paper, Colvin would interview Muammar Gaddafi and cover multiple conflicts in the […]

Review and Filmmaker Interviews: TIME TRAP

By Liz Lopez Rating: B+ I had the opportunity to view the feature film “Time Trap” on the big screen prior to the limited theatrical release that starts today in Austin at the Alamo Drafthouse and it is one that I highly encourage viewers to do as well while in theaters. There is no way […]


By Mark Saldana Rating: 2.5 (Out of 4 Stars) “You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch.” Those immortal lyrics will be forever sung every holiday season.  Since 1957, when Dr. Seuss published his story, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, this beloved/reviled sourpuss character would eventually become a Christmas icon.  This fate was sealed when animation filmmakers […]