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Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

NR   121 min.  

Longing and loss explored in this stunning, tender anthology

New Reviews


NR   163 min.

Tamil-language family-centric action drama


R   99 min.  

Del Toro-endorsed creature feature is stylish but empty

El Planeta

NR   80 min.  

Spanish tale of mother-daughter grifters is an intriguing debut

The Harder They Fall

R   130 min.  

Jonathan Majors is a true star in this pretty but by-the-numbers Western

Last Night in Soho

R   116 min.  

Edgar Wright travels through time into London's sleazy history

A Mouthful of Air

R   105 min.

Postpartum depression colors a kids books writer’s life

My Hero Academia: World Heroes' Mission

PG-13   104 min.  

Latest anime outing for the heroes-in-training is loud but not much fun

Ron's Gone Wrong

PG   107 min.  

Number Five, er, Ron is alive in this animated tech fable for kids


NR   89 min.

Crime drama set among Chinese migrants

The Spine of Night

NR   94 min.  

Epic Rotoscoped animation updates Ralph Bakshi’s dark fantasies

First-Run Movies

The Addams Family 2

PG   93 min.  

A spirit-crushing vacation for everyone's favorite ghouls

Becoming Cousteau

PG-13   93 min.  

The life and regrets of the man who made us fall in love with the ocean

Bergman Island

R   112 min.  

The eternal story: filmmakers making films about filmmakers making films


PG-13   155 min.  

The science-fiction epic gets the screen treatment its scale demands

The French Dispatch

R   108 min.  

Wes Anderson's candy-colored tribute to The New Yorker

Halloween Kills

R   105 min.  

The Shape is back from the dead again

Hard Luck Love Song

R   104 min.  

Austin-made romantic noir is “Just Like Old Times”

Karen Dalton: In My Own Time

NR   85 min.  

A fleeting glimpse at the tragic life of the Greenwich Village singer


R   106 min.  

Icelandic oddity finds unexpected heart in a strange fable of parenthood

The Last Duel

R   152 min.  

Ridley Scott reinvents the historical drama through the lens of stardom


PG-13   110 min.  

Devastating portrait of four parents in the aftermath of a school shooting

Most Eligible Batchelor

NR   170 min.

Telugu rom-com about finding laughs and loves

No Time to Die

PG-13   163 min.  

Daniel Craig's last Bond adventure is a misfire


PG-13   108 min.  

Beach vacation, anyone?

A Quiet Place Part II

PG-13   97 min.  

Creature feature is like great DLC rather than a sequel

The Rescue

PG   114 min.  

Bravery in darkness in this Thai cave rescue documentary


PG   93 min.

The Scooby Gang is back (for the first time)

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

PG-13   132 min.  

Marvel's master of kung fu makes a convoluted cosmic splash

The Velvet Underground

R   121 min.  

The originators of alt music get the artistic biography they deserve

Venom: Let There Be Carnage

PG-13   90 min.  

Come for the dodgy CGI fighting, stay for the ... rom-com?

Special Screenings
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    Special Screenings

    Austin Film Festival & Writers Conference

    AFF presents enlightening panel conversations and discussions on the art, craft, and business of screenwriting with some of the industry’s biggest names. The panelist roster features luminaries such as Peter Craig (The Batman), Javier Grillo-Marxuach (Lost), Meg LeFauve (Inside Out), Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy), Glen Mazzara (The Walking Dead), and many, many more. AFF is also honored to welcome Scott Frank, writer/director of The Queen’s Gambit, as a Bill Wittliff Award for Screenwriting recipient.
    Oct. 21-28 
    Downtown Austin
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    Special Screenings

    Sound Unseen Film & Music Festival

    The Minneapolis event brings three films to Austin, and presents a great many online for virtual badge holders.
    In person Oct. 27-29; virtually Nov. 10-17 
    Virtual and at AFS Cinema

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