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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Voices from the Fringe: Writer/Performer Ross John Gosla by Kurt Gardner

The 2017 Fringe award-winner returns with a topical new show.

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Sunday, June 9, 2019

Voices from the Fringe: Writer/Director Thomas Wortham by Kurt Gardner

The Fringe first-timer discusses his new show about the late, great video store culture.

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Sunday, June 2, 2019

Voices from the Fringe: Singer/Performer Victoria Gordon by Kurt Gardner

The artist and L.A. native makes her Fringe debut this year.

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Voices from the Fringe: Kat Primeau of Improv Troupe Robot Teammate by Kurt Gardner

The veteran troupe returns to the Fringe with a brand new musical comedy.

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Voices from the Fringe: Lucy Gillespie, Writer of ‘Son of a Bitch’ by Kurt Gardner

Another piece making its world premiere at the Fringe is Son of a Bitch, the story of the controversial political strategist Lee Atwater. It was written by Lucy Gillespie, playwright of last…

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Monday, May 27, 2019

Film Review: Lin Shaye in ‘Room for Rent’ by Kurt Gardner

The familiar character actor has a field day playing a psycho landlady.

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Saturday, May 25, 2019

Voices from the Fringe: Erik Blair, Writer/Director of ‘Internal’ by Kurt Gardner

Making its world premiere at this year’s Hollywood Fringe is Internal, a new piece from They Played Productions, creators of last year’s God: the Apologies Tour and 2016’s horror music…

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Upgrade your company and make it greater with Virtual Data Room by Kurt Gardner

  At this time, more than enoughmany|numerous} offices and partnerships turn to if you are a user of this method? Let’s check. Best Data Room is an app that supplies protected and soli…

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Friday, April 19, 2019

‘Thelma & Louise’ Documentary Makes Its L.A. Premiere Friday by Kurt Gardner

Jennifer Townsend’s insightful documentary, Catching Sight of Thelma & Louise. is making its Los Angeles theatrical debut this week at Laemmle’s Music Hall starting

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

SXSW World Premiere Review: “Any One of Us” by Kurt Gardner

Any One of Us, a new documentary that provides an unflinching look at traumatic spinal cord injuries (SCIs), is certainly one of the most powerful and

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Sunday, March 24, 2019

SXSW World Premiere Review: “The Peanut Butter Falcon” by Kurt Gardner

  In The Peanut Butter Falcon, newcomer Zack Gottsagen stars as a 22-year-old with Down syndrome who lives in a retirement home — the only place

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Friday, March 22, 2019

SXSW World Premiere Review: “The Art of Self-Defense” by Kurt Gardner

In The Art of Self-Defense, Riley Stearns’ new dark comedy, Jesse Eisenberg is cast in what can best be described as a quintessentially Eisenbergian role as

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

SXSW Exclusive Interview: The Creator and Cast of ‘Ms. White Light’  by Kurt Gardner

Making its world premiere at SXSW this year is writer/director Paul Shoulberg’s delicately moving comedy-drama, Ms. White Light. Roberta Colindrez stars as Lex, a repressed

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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Voices from the Hollywood Fringe 2018: Lola Kelly and Sterling Powers of ‘The Witnessing’ by Kurt Gardner

Making its world premiere at the 2018 Hollywood Fringe is The Witnessing, an immersive, multi-sensory theatrical experience that explores a shocking paranormal experience. As described

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Voices from the 2018 Hollywood Fringe: Daniel Donahue, Co-Star of ‘Coke and Mirrors’ Comedy Magic Show by Kurt Gardner

Co-stars Eric Segal and Daniel Donhue. Daniel Donohue and Eric Siegel, the stars of last year’s hilarious The New Bad Boys of Magic, are staggering

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Voices from the 2018 Hollywood Fringe: David Lucarelli, Writer of ‘Dr. Zomba’s Ghost Show of Terror’ by Kurt Gardner

The writer talks about the ghost shows of yore, their relevance in today’s society and its manifestation at the Fringe. Making its world premiere at

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Voices from the 2018 Hollywood Fringe: Lucy Gillespie, Writer of ‘Keeping Up with the Prozorovs’ by Kurt Gardner

Making its world premiere at the 2018 Hollywood Fringe Fest is playwright Lucy Gillespie’s comedy Keeping Up With the Prozorovs — a mashup of Chekhov’s

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Friday, April 13, 2018

SXSW 2018 Film Interview: Human Rights Filmmaker Jason Outenreath by Kurt Gardner

Making its world premiere at this year’s SXSW was the feature-length documentary They Live Here, Now, conceived and directed by human rights filmmaker Jason Outenreath. Shot

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

SXSW 2018 Film Interview: Talking VR with Telexist’s Sam Gezari by Kurt Gardner

  Among the more intriguing offerings at this year’s SXSW was the Virtual Cinema space at the JW Marriott. There, attendees had the opportunity to experience

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

SXSW 2018 World Premiere: The Darkly Comic “Brothers’ Nest” by Kurt Gardner

Two bickering brothers plot the perfect murder in this dark crime thriller from Australia. The new Australian film Brothers’ Nest is a cleverly constructed, bleakly humorous

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Sunday, March 25, 2018

SXSW 2018 Film Interview: Kai Nordberg and Kaarle Aho, Producers of ‘Heavy Trip’ by Kurt Gardner

The producers of ‘Heavy Trip’ talk about the making of first Finnish comedy to premiere at SXSW. Touted as the first Finnish comedy ever to premiere

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

SXSW World Premiere: ‘Field Guide to Evil’ by Kurt Gardner

The new anthology thriller, Field Guide to Evil, is comprised of eight chilling tales from acclaimed international directors, with each story drawn from their countries

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Sunday, March 18, 2018

SXSW Film Review: Bart Layton’s Sensational ’American Animals’ by Kurt Gardner

The documentary filmmaker’s first narrative feature is an exciting true crime caper. Based on an audaciously true story, American Animals is both terrifically entertaining and superbly

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

“Boundaries” debuts at SXSW by Kurt Gardner

Boundaries, the new comedy from writer/director Shana Feste (Country Strong) is a familiar family road trip story buoyed by a terrific cast and lots of offbeat

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Call for Entries for the 2018 San Antonio Film Festival by Kurt Gardner

The 24th annual San Antonio Film Festival (SAFILM) is scheduled to  take place Aug. 1-5, 2018, at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. A haven

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Public Theater of San Antonio – new season, new name by Kurt Gardner

On Sunday, Jan. 7, the Playhouse San Antonio unveiled its new season, as well as its new name — the Public Theater of San Antonio.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

“Paradise City” rocks out in San Antonio by Kurt Gardner

After 30 years, rock dreams come true for San Antonio musicians. This past October, a 30-year-old dream was finally realized at the Josephine Theatre with the

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

HFF hit show “Turbulence!” heads for NYC by Kurt Gardner

Robot Teammate is heading for the Big Apple! The Los Angeles-based comedy improv troupe is crossing the country in October to make its New York debut

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Friday, August 11, 2017

San Antonio Film Festival Review: ‘Catching Sight of Thelma & Louise’ by Kurt Gardner

This is certainly a unique premise for a documentary. Director/producer Jennifer Townsend was not in the film business at all when she first encountered the

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Monday, August 7, 2017

San Antonio Film Festival Review: Brian Kohne’s Maui-set ‘Kuleana’ by Kurt Gardner

  Kuleana, written and directed by Brian Kohne, is unquestionably the work of a filmmaker who deeply loves the culture and people of  Hawaii. And anyone

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Monday, July 17, 2017

“War for the Planet of the Apes” — Clichéd Snorefest by Kurt Gardner

WARNING: SPOILERS WITHIN FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO – MERCIFULLY – HAVEN’T SEEN THIS MOVIE YET. Yes, I know I’ll probably be in the minority

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