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About Austin Lugar

Austin is currently a student studying telecommunications at Ball State University. He is the co-editor of the book Mystery Muses, which won the Anthony and Macavity award in 2007. His latest book is called Organizing Crime, which is a guide of over 300 active mystery series. He is the star of the “Film Snob” webseries, which is a silly satire about the more pretentious film fans. He also writes reviews for MovieSet.com and has given speeches about various directors.
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Which Docs Will Get the Nod?

Guest contributor Austin Lugar takes a look at the 15 documentaries shortlisted for an Oscar nomination, and which five will most likely fill out the roster. Continue reading

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At the Mountains of Movie Madness — Week 13

The final consummation of Austin Lugar’s epic movie challenge! Continue reading

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At the Mountains of Movie Madness — Week Twelve

Alan Rickman’s American accent, an anticipated sequel, Filipino unrest, radio hijinks and more Jeff Goldblum make up this random set of films that leads towards the final week. Continue reading

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Samsara

This gorgeous look at the wheel of life from all corners of the planet is the movie that you absolutely must see in theaters this year. Continue reading

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At the Mountains of Movie Madness: Week Eleven

Austin travels to Asia for a Taiwanese kung-fu movie, Chinese romantic comedy and a Filipino drama. This article will get so many hits!!! Continue reading

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At the Mountains of Movie Madness: Week Ten

Austin hits two of the lowest lows and finds a few nice surprises that involve a fake Sherlock Holmes, criminal gardeners and a French monster. Continue reading

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At the Mountains of Movie Madness: Week Nine

The rule of thumb this week is if it doesn’t involve dancing, it’s not a good movie. I know, I thought “Thankskilling” would be a winner, too! Continue reading

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The Pirates! Band of Misfits

This silly comedy ended up being one of the best underseen movies of the year. Continue reading

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Farewell My Queen

The royal period-piece movie continues to feel fresh with an intriguing tale of a handmaiden on the verge of the French Revolution. Continue reading

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Bernie

Jack Black is brilliant as the nicest guy in town who murdered a little old lady. Of course, this is a true story. Continue reading

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