Posts Tagged ‘2015 AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL’

Austin Film Festival 2015 Review: I SAW THE LIGHT

By Liz Lopez Rating: B Marc Abraham’s biopic of Hank Williams, I Saw the Light, has incredible performances from Tom Hiddleston (as Williams) and Elizabeth Olsen (as his first wife, Audrey), and several of Williams’ timeless songs, including Cold, Cold Heart, Your Cheatin’ Heart and Lovesick Blues among many others. I grew up hearing country […]

Austin Film Festival 2015 Review: LEGEND

By Mark Saldana Rating: 3 (Out of 4 Stars) The opening night film for this year’s Austin Film Festival was a good old fashioned gangster flick based on the true story of the infamous Kray twins.  Reggie and Ronnie Kray (Tom Hardy in both roles) ruled the East End of London, England during the 1960s […]

Austin Film Festival 2015 Review: BROOKLYN

By Liz Lopez Rating: B+ Leaving the comfort of your family home for the first time, for whatever reason – education and work, among many others – is not an easy feat for many who have various adjustments to make. It is one thing to make the move in the city you are born in […]

Austin Film Festival 2015 Review: A SINGLE FRAME

By Mark Saldana Rating: 4 (Out of 4 Stars) During the late 1990s while covering the Kosovo War, acclaimed photojournalist Alexandra Boulat took a powerful and emotional photo of Albanian refugee Sadik Kadrijaj.  The now deceased photographer probably realized how incredible the image was, but neither she nor Sadik probably ever thought that the photo would […]

Austin Film Festival 2015: End Report

By Mark Saldana After eight days of films, conference panels, and parties, the 2015 Austin Film Festival has come to an end.  Every year, filmmakers attend the festival and conference which celebrates and honors the importance of writing in cinema.  The conference portion offers attendees a variety of panels that provide education for those attempting […]