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Kimberley Jones

Managing Editor

TWITTER: @chronkimjones

A graduate of the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas, Kimberley Jones has written about film, books, and pop culture for The Austin Chronicle since 2000. The Association of Alternative Newsmedia awarded her film reviews first place for Arts Criticism in 2013.

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Wally Phister, the Oscar-winning Inception lenser, takes the directing reins for this sci-fi puzzler that stars Johnny Depp.

Film Review, Apr. 17, 2014

ATX Television Fest Lines Up FX Premieres

UPDATED: 'Roswell' reunion added; ‘Fargo,’ ‘The Strain’ to close fest

Screens Daily, Apr. 15, 2014 4:38 PM

Cine Las Americas Announces Full Lineup

Exec. dir. Eugenio del Bosque Gómez walks us through the CLAIFF17 slate

Screens Daily, Apr. 10, 2014 2:36 PM

Draft Day

Baseball season arrives with Kevin Costner playing a football GM. Blasphemy!

Film Review, Apr. 10, 2014

Sundance, 78723

Sundance Institute & AFS partner for #ArtistServices Austin Workshop

Screens Daily, Apr. 9, 2014 10:55 AM

What Would Werner Do?

New to home viewing: A feast of Herzog, ‘Zero Charisma’

Screens Daily, Apr. 8, 2014 10:30 AM

Cine Las Americas Announces Opening and Closing Night Films

Full lineup still to come

Screens Daily, Apr. 7, 2014 4:57 PM

Le Week-End

A long-married couple amusingly dance toward the kind of despair borne from overfamiliarity.

Film Review, Apr. 3, 2014

Game of Thrones

Screens Feature, Apr. 3, 2014


Beguiling and maddening in its approach, this odd doc looks at the relatively recent invention of the teenager.

Film Review, Mar. 27, 2014


Yet another dystopic YA book series gets translated to film – and one that resembles thebestseller: engrossing yet flimsy.

Film Review, Mar. 20, 2014

'No No: A Dockumentary'

Screens Feature, Mar. 15, 2014

'The Dog'

Screens Feature, Mar. 14, 2014


Screens Feature, Mar. 14, 2014

SXSW Film Review: 'No No: A Dockumentary'

Riveting doc drops acid, racial tension, and an MLB All-Star

SXSW Daily, Mar. 12, 2014 9:25 AM

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Wes Anderson's film is a marvelous spectacle: spry, sly, and rich with microdetailed production design and tickling tributes to cinematic forebearers.

Film Review, Mar. 12, 2014

Veronica Mars

Although this isn't a reinvention of the wheel, the beloved TV show gets a spirited spin in this feature.

Film Review, Mar. 12, 2014

'Double Play: James Benning and Richard Linklater'

Screens Feature, Mar. 12, 2014

SXSW Film Review: 'The Dog'

Doc explores the true story behind 'Dog Day Afternoon'

Screens Daily, Mar. 10, 2014 5:53 PM

SXSW Film Review: 'Double Play: James Benning and Richard Linklater'

Two cinematic masters of the medium swap notes

SXSW Daily, Mar. 9, 2014 9:12 PM

SXSW Film Review: 'Harmontown'

'Community' creator lets it all hang out

SXSW Daily, Mar. 9, 2014 12:01 AM

SXSW Film Review: 'Veronica Mars'

Cult TV show transitions to film with all its charms intact

SXSW Daily, Mar. 8, 2014 11:02 PM

Mr. Peabody & Sherman

The genius dog and his adopted human son return for these animated adventures in time travel.

Film Review, Mar. 6, 2014

Greener Pastures

David Gordon Green reflects on a full career before his induction into the Texas Film Hall of Fame

Screens Feature, Feb. 27, 2014

In Secret

Émile Zola’s Thérèse Raquin gets another film adaptation, this time in English.

Film Review, Feb. 20, 2014

About Last Night

Sexual perversity is released with gleeful abandon in this second film outing for Mamet's 40-year-old play.

Film Review, Feb. 13, 2014

Food Issue Extra Helpings: Sandwiched Together

Notes from the 'Chronicle' lunch line

Food Daily, Feb. 12, 2014 10:00 AM

That Awkward Moment

Former High School Musical heartthrob Zac Efron stars in this dude-centric romantic comedy.

Film Review, Feb. 6, 2014

Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2014: Documentaries, Program A

Three remarkable stories of people's reaction to oppression.

Film Review, Feb. 6, 2014

The Past

Another masterstroke from Asghar Farhadi, The Past begins as a domestic drama and stealthily evolves into a kind of thriller.

Film Review, Jan. 30, 2014

One-on-One With 'Person to Person'

Dustin Defa talks about his Sundance short

Screens Daily, Jan. 24, 2014 4:29 PM

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

In something of a prequel, this is Jack Ryan's origin story – before Tom Clancy got his hooks in him.

Film Review, Jan. 23, 2014

The Nut Job

Everyone's a rat, more or less, in this animated film.

Film Review, Jan. 16, 2014


In the near future, Theodore upgrades his operating system and subsequently falls in love; Spike Jonze conceives the romance, Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlet Johansson sell it.

Film Review, Jan. 9, 2014

Top 10 Most-Read Film Reviews of 2013

Hey, 'After Earth' lands on a list that isn't worst-of-year

Screens Daily, Jan. 4, 2014 10:25 AM

Kimberley Jones' Top 10

Screens Feature, Jan. 3, 2014

Three Cheers for Reading

Our favorite books of 2013

Books Feature, Jan. 3, 2014

Pledge Your Allegiance

Austin Film Society lets two iconic filmmakers square off in its new series

Screens Feature, Dec. 27, 2013

Inside Llewyn Davis

The latest from the Coen Brothers nails the Sixties folk-music scene, and delivers another of their memorably flawed heroes.

Film Review, Dec. 19, 2013

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

This story of a milquetoast with a wild imagination stars Ben Stiller and is as pretty as it is busy. Opens 12/25.

Film Review, Dec. 19, 2013

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