Posts Tagged ‘Austin Film Festival’

Austin Film Festival 2017 Review: CHAPPAQUIDDICK

Austin Film Festival’s Closing Night Film “Chappaquiddick” Arrives in Theaters Now   By Liz Lopez Rating; B+ Before anyone decides to avoid viewing the new feature film, “Chappaquiddick,” please stop and reconsider. There might be varied reasons individuals may choose to dismiss it; because it is about politics, or it is just another story about […]

Austin Film Festival 2017 Review: CHAPPAQUIDDICK

By Mark Saldana Rating: 3 (Out of 4 Stars) On July 18, 1969,   Mary Jo Kopechne, a member of the Boiler Room Girls staff who worked on Senator Ted Kennedy’s campaign, died by drowning just off of Chappaquiddick Island.  The Senator had hosted a party for some of his friends, colleagues and campaign staff on the […]

Austin Film Festival 2017 Review: DARKEST HOUR

By Liz Lopez Rating: B+ Despite remarks made by others about multiple Winston Churchill or Dunkirk related films that have been released, this year director Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk” and Joe Wright’s “Darkest Hour” relates a part of history with a different story and each has value. I viewed the highly successful “Dunkirk” twice in the […]

AFF 2013 Review: CHILD OF GOD

By Mark Saldana  Rating: 3.5 (Out of 4 Stars) James Franco’s adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s third novel is appropriately as raw, primitive and coarse as its feral title character.  Franco, who co-wrote the screenplay with Vince Jolivette, never filters or dilutes the sometimes sickening and often disturbing subject matter. This faithfulness to McCarthy’s novel makes […]

AFF 2013 Actress Spotlight: Cassidy Schlitz

By Mark Saldana Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Cassidy Schlitz caught the acting bug at a young age. Flash forward to the present after an extensive acting education and Cassidy is now pursuing her life -long dream and performing in movies.  Currently based in L.A. the vibrant young actress scored a role in the […]