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Daniel Baldwin’s San Antonio Mission: TV, Film and Sobrietynew

“My sobriety is nobody’s business,” he told the Current during an August 25 meeting at the Bauhaus Media Group studios, where he’s in post-production of the film he’s directing, Wisdom. The movie was shot in San Antonio, except for a scene in Malibu, California (“I’ll sell it as Corpus,” he laughs). He gave me the exact day of his sobriety (which I won’t share) but, after telling me “there’s a lot of lies that were written about me,” insists he won’t talk about it. Yet, little by little, he opened up and told us about how inspiring the Wisdom journey has been for him and, hopefully, others.
San Antonio Current  |  Enrique Lopetegui  |  07-30-2013  |  Profiles & Interviews

Pussy Riot Won the Warnew

The Sex Pistols have nothing on Pussy Riot. While Johnny Rotten and co. changed the course of music with only one album and two years of live performances, all the Russian feminist art collective/punk band needed to make an impact was 40 seconds (and no album).
San Antonio Current  |  Enrique Lopetegui  |  06-05-2013  |  Movies

A Guide to SXSW Film 2013new

Even if you don't have $650 to buy a film badge (which would allow you to enjoy nine days of movies and five days of panels and Q & A sessions), you can still take advantage of this year's screenings and premieres at Austin's South by Southwest.
San Antonio Current  |  Enrique Lopetegui  |  03-06-2013  |  Movies

Roman Polanski doc a winner at Jewish Film Festnew

On September 26, 2009, Polish filmmaker Roman Polanski took a plane to Switzerland, where he was going to receive an award from the Zurich Film Festival.
San Antonio Current  |  Enrique Lopetegui  |  02-07-2013  |  Profiles & Interviews

'Pretty Vacant': the Sex Pistols and Esteban Jordan meet in a SA film classicnew

It's hard to hold a DVD of Pretty Vacant, the short film by Jim Mendiola — it burns your hands
San Antonio Current  |  Enrique Lopetegui  |  01-30-2013  |  Reviews

The original (and best) 'Halloween' returnsnew

Thirty-four years after its release, John Carpenter's original Halloween remains the best in the Michael Myers series.
San Antonio Current  |  Enrique Lopetegui  |  10-26-2012  |  Reviews

'V/H/S', the scariest film only a few have seennew

V/H/S opened on October 5 in only 16 theaters nationwide, earning a pale $36,402 so far. As of this writing, there’s no information on whether the movie will even open in San Antonio theaters.
San Antonio Current  |  Enrique Lopetegui  |  10-17-2012  |  Reviews

Frank Langella delivers another Oscar-worthy performance in 'Robot & Frank'new

Idea for a movie: a former cat burglar showing early signs of Alzheimer's gets help in the form of a robot as a present from his son, so the man teaches the robot how to steal. A comedy, right? And probably a bad one. Unless, of course, the writing and the actors are first class.
San Antonio Current  |  Enrique Lopetegui  |  08-30-2012  |  Reviews

An extremely up-close encounter with Neil Youngnew

Neil Young Journeys completes director Jonathan Demme's trilogy of concert films centered on Neil Young. While 2006's Neil Young: Heart of Gold featured Young in Nashville returning from a bout with an aneurysm, and 2009's Neil Young Trunk Show featured concert footage in Pennsylvania during the Chrome Dreams II tour, Journeys, a solo performance by Young, is the most personal yet experimental of the three.
San Antonio Current  |  Enrique Lopetegui  |  08-10-2012  |  Reviews

Feature film beckons comic duonew

You might have seen them at December's 48-Hour Film Experience or at the recent Neighborhood Film Project 3.0: Bert López ("Officer Prieto," a skin-color reference) and Leonard Peña ("Officer Stern," named for his by-the-book behavior) are the funniest characters in San Antonio film.
San Antonio Current  |  Enrique Lopetegui  |  05-11-2012  |  Movies

'Damsels in Distress' has its heart (and ear) in the right placenew

Fourteen years after his last film, The Last Days of Disco, writer-director Whit Stillman reclaims his status as perennial contender to the Tarantino of the Upper Classes title. Sure, Damsels in Distress has no violence and very little sex...
San Antonio Current  |  Enrique Lopetegui  |  05-11-2012  |  Reviews

'Casa de Mi Padre': In defense of Will Ferrell's silliest (and craziest) movie yetnew

Casa de mi Padre, Will Ferrell's first Spanish-language movie, opened Friday to lackluster reviews, and I wonder: what were those riotous laughs at South by Southwest's premiere on March 13?
San Antonio Current  |  Enrique Lopetegui  |  03-26-2012  |  Movies

Girl in a Coma's documentary 'Jammin'' shows their early yearsnew

Since 2006's Jammin', a TV documentary of the early years of Girl in a Coma, the band's circumstances have changed a bit.
San Antonio Current  |  Enrique Lopetegui  |  02-27-2012  |  Reviews

Critic' Pick: 'The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore'new

It is a shame that the short film category at the Oscars is so underrated. Some of the best films frequently come from this group, and this year is no different.
San Antonio Current  |  Enrique Lopetegui  |  02-16-2012  |  Reviews

What San Antonio Auteurs Have in Store for 2012new

These filmmakers are busy people. Some do music videos, some do shorts, and some do commercials.
San Antonio Current  |  Enrique Lopetegui  |  02-01-2012  |  Movies

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