When Words Won't Do

When Words Won't Do

So what is there to say about A QUIET PLACE?  It feels somehow wrong to use words to describe a film that is so devoid of them itself.  

Jupiter and the Echoes of the Infinite

Jupiter and the Echoes of the Infinite

This week is the 50th anniversary of the release of Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, and you can celebrate by synchronizing the last 23 minutes of the film (Jupiter and Beyond the Infinite) with your copy of Pink Floyd’s Meddle.

OWA Recommends: Now Streaming in April 2018

OWA Recommends: Now Streaming in April 2018

Happy spring, everyone! Springtime in Texas means bluebonnets, rain, and of course our beloved seasonal allergies. As pollen takes over our city, you might be looking for something to keep you entertained during your moments of indoor respite. Enter: this month’s recommendations!  Our favorite streaming services have a great lineup for April - no foolin’! Check it out below and let us know which you watched.

OWA Profile: Tessa Morrison

OWA Profile: Tessa Morrison

I'm a social butterfly who loves raving about the fest and connecting people to something they wouldn't otherwise be aware of. It's not about who knew of it first...it's about sharing the experience.

Self-ANNIHILATION in Alex Garland's Latest

Self-ANNIHILATION in Alex Garland's Latest

If you take nothing else away from the review, hear this: ANNIHILATION is exactly what you'd expect of a new Alex Garland film: ambitious, introspective, kinda navel-gazey, haunting. That's a good thing.

Restoration of Memories: What Factors Make Up the Driving Forces of Our Identity?

Restoration of Memories: What Factors Make Up the Driving Forces of Our Identity?

Backing up our memories seems like a logical concept to reflect on, considering that they are often unreliable and erroneous; the mind often having a mind of it’s own. We are able to remember obscure and minute occurrences, while forgetting the majority of events that happen throughout our everyday lives. This being said, memories also play a huge role in the make up of our skillset, language, and overall development. We are inspired by our experiences and continue to shape and reshape our attributed personalities from what we are exposed to overtime. If it is these memories that solely make up who we are, then how far does this fluidity go when taking into account other’s perception of ourselves?

THE BLACK HOLE: How Did I Not See This Film As A Kid?

THE BLACK HOLE: How Did I Not See This Film As A Kid?

THE BLACK HOLE was directed by Gary Nelson, who will be in attendance on Sunday, December 10 at 5:35pm for a special retro screening and to accept Other Worlds Austin’s 2017 Defender of the Universe Award.

The End of the World Through Rose Colored Glasses: Teasing the Animated Feature COCOLORS

The End of the World Through Rose Colored Glasses:  Teasing the Animated Feature COCOLORS

In a world where everyone is encased in dehumanizing, space-like suits, the helmets of which create a mirrored barrier between faces, COCOLORS searches for alternative avenues of expression.

A Fractured View Of Rural Horror

A Fractured View Of Rural Horror

Some people really enjoy the idea of having a home out in the middle of nowhere. The isolation, away from the hustle of modern urbanity, the quiet. Those are aspects which are so unappealing to me that it’s hard to even try to imagine why someone could potentially appreciate it. Not to mention the fact that being alone in a house in the middle of nowhere is incredibly creepy.

A Bitcoin is a Flat Circle

A Bitcoin is a Flat Circle

Time travel stories allow us to imagine a way around the linear progression of time. The ability to choose differently is something so appealing yet so impossible, that we go over and over those possibilities in our fiction.  Who wouldn’t want to invest in that stock, or skip those last few beers, or go to those piano lessons, or tell that person how you felt? 

Next Door Nightmares: The Best and Worst Neighbors of Horror.

Next Door Nightmares: The Best and Worst Neighbors of Horror.

It’s never easy moving into a new apartment. Besides the hours of unpacking and settling in, there’s always the question of your neighbors. Will they be nice? Will they play music until four in the morning? Will they be sociopathic killers? Unfortunately, when the protagonist of Gnaw, Jennifer, moves into a new home, she finds that her new neighbors include both the best, and worst, of what you can experience.

The Cult of Personality: The Dramatization of Charles Manson

The Cult of Personality: The Dramatization of Charles Manson

My father became quite unnerved by a woman who was extremely friendly and gave me candy at the gift shop. The realization that we were in a town that was populated by over two dozen Tony-Alamo-owned businesses that were staffed by Tony Alamo's followers made Dad uneasy. In what seemed an irrational fear and overreaction to me at the time, Dad was concerned that my younger sister and I would be kidnapped and brainwashed -- we hightailed it out of Alma, putting as much distance between the town as we could that afternoon.

Stranger Predictions For Stranger Things Season 2

Stranger Predictions For Stranger Things Season 2

This series is like four movies rolled into one: An adult mystery/cop procedural, a teen coming of age story, then a teen horror, and a summer kids film. Even so, here are some fun fan theories, some of my own, and a stinker.  

Stream Past OWA Movies Online

In need of some movie ideas for the upcoming weekend? Here is a list of some of our past screened films that are available for free streaming online through Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime.

The Invitation Deadly Dinners: An Interview With Juan Antonio Gonzalez-Jimenez

The Invitation Deadly Dinners: An Interview With Juan Antonio Gonzalez-Jimenez

Last night, the shocking news broke of the tragedies that befell affluent sections of the Los Angeles area. News has been spreading that this was not an isolated incident and that the same type of event has happened throughout the country.  Details are still scarce, but it appears that individuals associated with a controversial program known as “The Invitation” held dinner parties where the attendees were comprised of their close friends and people special to them.

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