It is fitting that in a historic year for area filmmakers, the greatest movie coming out of Austin is from the godfather of the local film scene.
More than a half-dozen Austin filmmakers premiered movies at the Sundance Film Festival in January. The city’s most artful and enigmatic filmmaker, Terrence Malick, delivered another work of stunning visual beauty in “To the Wonder.” David Gordon Green won the Silver Bear for direction at the Berlin Film Festival for his strange and wonderful comedy “Prince Avalanche,” which comes out later this year. And Jeff Nichols released the excellent “Mud,” probably the most critically acclaimed movie of the year. Until now.
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