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Savannah J Salazar
Savannah J Salazar
The Academy Awards has lack of female directors representation
February 13, 2019
This year’s Academy Awards nominees included no females in the Best Director category. It’s nothing new. Since the first Academy Awards in 1929, only five women have been nominated for Best Director and 13 female-directed films have been nominated for Best Picture.
UT alumna Catherine Hardwicke talks ‘Miss Bala,’ representation in media
February 6, 2019
Since 2003, Hardwicke has written and directed major female-led films such as “Thirteen” and the 2008 pop culture juggernaut “Twilight.” Her latest action film, “Miss Bala,” continues her insistence of female representation by focusing on Gloria (Gina Rodriguez) who unexpectedly finds herself swept away by a cartel group, the Estrellas.
UT alumna Pamela Ribon talks about writing on ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’
December 7, 2018
“Ralph Breaks the Internet” is Disney Animations’ latest hit. The Daily Texan spoke with one of the writers behind the ambitious sequel — UT alumna Pamela Ribon.
UT alumna,‘Ralph Break the Internet’ screenwriter Pamela Ribon talks writing, new era of princess
December 5, 2018
‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ is Disney Animations’ latest hit. The Daily Texan spoke with one of the writers behind the ambitious sequel — UT alumna Pamela Ribon.
‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ is vibrant, high-energy ride across cyberspace
November 14, 2018
The creators of “Wreck-It Ralph” were ambitious with their move from the small atmosphere of Litwak’s arcade to the vast world of the internet, but it paid off.
‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ is dazzling, decadent Christmas treat
November 5, 2018
Disney’s “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” is a soon to be holiday favorite.
Local comedy show celebrates 'Día de los Muertos' through improv
November 2, 2018
Día de los Muertos is a time for celebrating loved ones through food, altars, music and now improv.
‘Hunter Killer’ actor Zane Holtz stops by UT ROTC training
October 30, 2018
Recently, actor and Austinite Zane Holtz led his team toward enemy lines, meticulously crawling through the trees and mud on the fields of Camp Mabry. But it’s not a movie he’s in — it’s UT ROTC training.
Q&A: Director Amanda Kramer talks ‘Ladyworld’ and the female psyche
October 9, 2018
Amanda Kramer’s debut feature film “Ladyworld” explores female hysteria and friendships in a refreshing and unsettling way. The Daily Texan sat down with Kramer after the world premiere at Fantastic Fest to talk more about “Ladyworld.”
Five of the best, weirdest, under-the-radar films from Fantastic Fest
October 2, 2018
This year’s Fantastic Fest had such an amazing movie lineup, it was hard to narrow down.
Fantastic Fest Review: ‘Suspiria’ is beautifully terrifying piece of work
September 27, 2018
Luca Guadagnino’s reimagining of “Suspiria” is a beautifully done, audacious nightmare.
Jonah Hill discusses his writing, casting processes for ‘Mid90s’
September 25, 2018
Before its US premiere at Fantastic Fest, The Daily Texan spoke with Jonah Hill about his directorial debut “Mid90s.”
Fantastic Fest Review: ‘Halloween’ is scary good blend of nostalgia, freshness
September 24, 2018
Michael’s silence and his fellow patients’ groans and howls create a dreadful feeling that can make the hair on the back of your neck stand up. Just like that, the sheer terror of Michael is back.
‘Insatiable’ fat narrative receives backlash
September 18, 2018
The media industry’s unfaltering need to show fat-shaming narratives doesn’t help young viewers feel good about themselves.
‘The Predator’ knows how to have fun amidst absolute chaos
September 16, 2018
“The Predator” proves itself as an entertaining popcorn flick that will make you laugh.
Netflix’s latest rom-com is not much of a winner
September 12, 2018
Netflix has had its hits and misses with rom-coms, and with Noah Centineo and Shannon Purser onboard, “Sierra Burgess is a Loser” had a lot of online hype. Despite the excited anticipation, the movie is a disappointing miss.
Beat the heat with four signature Austin swimming spots
August 7, 2018
Summer break may be almost over, but the Texas heat is going to be here for a hot minute. Here’s a quick list of swimming spots to keep cool during the warm fall.
'Christopher Robin’ is a delight for the kid in all of us
August 3, 2018
From the very start, “Christopher Robin,” sets itself apart from past stories of Winnie the Pooh and his pals by taking a more subdued, “Hook-like” approach to remind jaded adults what childlike wonder feels like.
Contrast Film Festival highlights Austin’s queer creative scene
July 26, 2018
Focused on pushing genre-defying art and queer- and female-led filmmaking, the first-ever Contrast Film Festival premiered in Austin this past weekend.
The dark, light sides of internet fan culture
July 20, 2018
There’s been a disturbance in a fandom in a galaxy not so far, far away.
VR Cine Chicas Cohort premieres its first documentary using virtual reality
July 16, 2018
When you think of summer camp, you may envision playing games, doing arts and crafts or going for a swim, but one group has been doing something a bit more virtual.