Austin Sipes

Austin Sipes


Freelance Assistant Director working mainly in culinary TV. Coordinator of the Telluride Film Festival Student Symposium since 2001.

Favorite films

  • Dead Poets Society
  • Blade Runner
  • Persona
  • Big Night

Recent activity

  • Rain Man


  • Belfast


  • Last Night in Soho


  • West Side Story


Recent reviews


Popular reviews

  • Manhunter



    An art film masquerading as a serial killer procedural. In many ways a better movie than Heat.

  • The Godfather: Part III

    The Godfather: Part III


    Coda edition:

    Starts out feeling like a soap opera whose main characters are a set of non-descript accent lamps placed around set. Once you see them, you'll know what I'm talking about. Characters pop in and out of scene like they would in a soap, and they're all shot in medium to wide shots that give it a very generic, almost made-for-tv feel. Once we get into the meat of the plot it gets better. Andy Garcia's journey from neo-Sonny…