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SXSW Starts Today! Here's 31 Great Movies Set in Texas—Lone Ranger, Friday Night Lights and More

SXSW 2013 is here, and bands, movie stars and digital entrepreneurs are all flocking to Austin for the annual Texas media fest. We thought we'd celebrate SXSW's week of films, fun and tunes by taking a look back at all the big screen flicks that call the Lone Star state home. It's a crazy list, filled with vampires, cults, cops and Johnny Depp.


`Fruitvale,' `Blood Brother' win Sundance Awards

The dramatic film "Fruitvale" and the documentary "Blood Brother" won over audiences and Sundance Film Festival judges.


China's 'Beijing Blues' wins at Taiwan film fest

China's "Beijing Blues" has won the best film award at Taiwan's Golden Horse Film Festival, an event considered the Chinese-language Oscars. Hong Kong's Johnnie To is taking home the best director's award. "Beijing Blues" portrays the lives of the ordinary urban dwellers through the work of a squad of plainclothes crime-hunters.
At Saturday's ceremony, To won the award for directing "Life Without Principle," a movie about ordinary citizens' struggles in hard economic times.


Toronto notes: 'Argo' delivers

At this year’s Toronto Film Festival — branded acronymously as TIFF — it’s possible to devour a big chunk of the upcoming movie season in the course of eight crazy days and nights. I’m talking about the prestige stuff, the awards bait, the grown-up menu. Jammed and overlapping, the schedule allows a caffeinated venue-hopper to gulp down The Master, Argo, Cloud Atlas, The Place Beyond the Pines, Silver Linings Playbook, Hyde Park on the Hudson, To the Wonder, Great Expectations… and I’m sure I’m missing a jumble of other titles.


Haneke, Loach among Cannes highlights thus far

The first half of the 65th annual Cannes Film Festival has completed a life cycle in films that range from the motivating spark of child birth to the despair of slow death in old age.


At Cannes Covering the Film Festival

65th Cannes Film Festival

You had probably noticed that the site was down for a couple hours on Monday and hadn’t been updated until this morning. I was on my way to the airport for Cannes and, of course, the site had to go down. It’s not my fault though. There server crapped out because of hardware issues, and my site had to be moved to another one. That took about three hours. Well, actually, it only took about half an hour, but I didn’t know the site was down and out until two and half hours later.


American film to take center stage at Cannes

2012 Cannes Film Festival

American movies are taking center stage at the Cannes Film Festival, with a fistful of U.S. films and stars including Brad Pitt and Jessica Chastain in the 2012 line up announced Thursday....


Sundance Films Fall Short of Expectations

The disconnect between expectations going into this year’s Sundance Film Festival and results coming out has been pronounced.


RFK's wife stars in daughter's 'Ethel' at Sundance

Ethel Kennedy prefers coming to the Sundance Film Festival when she's not the star of a movie.


Tracy Morgan of '30 Rock' collapses at Sundance

Tracy Morgan

The publicist for comedian and "30 Rock" cast member Tracy Morgan says the actor wasn't drinking when he collapsed at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah....


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