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Bernie is retelling of the story of a murder in 1996 in Carthage, TX. The film flips back and forth between a narrative storyline and faux documentary style interviews with Carthage residents about Bernie and the crime. I was impressed by how well the director meshed the two forms together to create what feels like […]

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Whip It

I took my youngest daughter to see Whip It this past week. We live in the Austin area and have even been to some of the Texas Rollergirls flat track roller derby games. (Their games are held at the skating rink where my daughter has had her birthday parties for years and where we regularly […]

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Alamo Village & Inglorious Basterds

One of the joys of living in Austin has been the opportunity to experience the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema for years. We first visited Alamo Village not too long after it opened when the original downtown location and it were the only Alamo Drafthouse cinemas to be found. Recent years have seen a lot of growth […]

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Julie & Julia

My wife, my daughter, and I watched Julie & Julia today. We all enjoyed it immensely. For those who don’t know, the movie interleaves scenes from Julia Child’s life as she learns to cook in Paris and embarks on the effort that would become Mastering the Art of French Cooking with scenes from the life […]

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