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More Than John Hughes — The Spectacular Now

One of the hits of this year’s Sundance Film Fest was The Spectacular Now, a small coming-of-age flick directed by James Ponsoldt. However, after seeing it at SXSW, I have to say it’s almost insulting to label such a sharp, perceptive film as a “coming-of-age flick.”

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If it’s October, it’s SplatterFest!

The days are shorter, the mornings are crisper and Halloween is right around the corner. That can mean only one thing: It’s time once again for SplatterFest, Houston’s premier horror film fest. Now in its third year, SplatterFest is the brainchild of filmmakers Kerry Beyer and Kelly Byrns. But this year, Byrns and Beyer have [...]

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Devi Snively’s Thinking Girl’s Slasher Flick

Filmmaker Devi Snively has been out of the limelight lately, but that doesn’t mean she hasn’t been busy. Although it’s been about a year since Snively’s most recent effort, the striking horror noir short Last Seen on Dolores Street, the writer/director has been anything but static. Truth be told, Snively is never still; the woman [...]

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