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Austin Film Festival 2018 | Can You Ever Forgive Me?

by Daniel Ramirez on October 27, 2018

Photo by Mary Cybulski. © 2018 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved Call it a tale of two films. On the one hand, there are two comedic actors on screen, tempting one to...


Austin Film Festival 2018 | Everybody Knows

by Daniel Ramirez on October 27, 2018

Photo Courtesy © Memento Films The wisdom goes, “the truth shall set you free,” and rarely is this maxim challenged.  To that end, few films have challenged the age-old saying as much as “Everybody Knows (Todos...


Raising A Very Creative Child | Austin Film Festival Founder, Barbara Morgan

by Daniel Ramirez on October 20, 2018

As any parent can tell you, it's tough to raise a child from birth to fully-grown. Most parents will explain that they're never done steering, counseling, advising and generally guiding their children, well into adulthood....


Movie Monday | Film & Food Fundraising Party coming to the Driskill

by Daniel Ramirez on October 15, 2018

Normally, we know that it’s “Music Monday.” And, no, despite two weekends at Austin City Limits Music Festival, we’re not all ‘music-ed out.’ It’s just that today, we’re a mere nine days away from the...


October Surprises | ACL Fest Weekend 2

by Daniel Ramirez on October 11, 2018

It’s important, when crafting the ultimate playlist, to follow some rules. Nick Hornby’s “High Fidelity” and its subsequent film (and forthcoming series!) get close to a definitive set. “You gotta kick off with a killer,...


Your Austin City Limits Music Festival Cheat Sheet (Weekend One)

by Daniel Ramirez on October 2, 2018

(Photo Credit: Charles Reagan Hackleman) It is almost time. The stages are set up and the park has been sealed. Supplies are purchased and lineup changes made on the fly. Everything is ready for a...


Music Monday (Thursday Edition) | Langhorne Slim at Antone’s

by Daniel Ramirez on July 19, 2018

In Austin and most of Texas (particularly Marfa), you wouldn't think much of him to see him walking on the street. Brimmed hat, well-worn t-shirt and jeans, he might as well be a local. He...


Music Monday | The Honest Truth by Langhorne Slim

by Daniel Ramirez on July 9, 2018

It's almost like he should live in Austin, with that lonesome, quietly defiant sound of his. It's almost like the tunes fit every facet of Austin, from the country soul that haunts places like Donn's...


Music Monday | The Evolution of Sarah Sharp

by Daniel Ramirez on June 11, 2018

Hidden beneath the marquee-lit moniker of "Live Music Capital of the World," there is a powerful undercurrent. With so many talented musicians calling the same place home, it's inevitable that, in addition to the singer/songwriters...