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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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A student's desire to become a better drummer comes at the cost of becoming a supplicant to a monstrous teacher.

Film Review, Oct. 30, 2014

AFF Announces Award Winners

Narrative feature jury award goes to The Kings Surrender

Screens Daily, Oct. 26, 2014 7:24 PM

Texas Book Festival: 'Station Eleven'

Emily St. Mandel's apocalyptic novel reviewed

Books Daily, Oct. 24, 2014 12:30 PM


Mad genius TV writer Dan Harmon (Community) embarks on a 20-city tour taping his popular podcast in front of live audiences.

Film Review, Oct. 23, 2014

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

A Hollywood star falls to earth with mad, exhilarating results.

Film Review, Oct. 23, 2014

Screen Play

What to do at the writers' conference

Screens Feature, Oct. 23, 2014

The Best of Me

It's getting hard to tell one Nicholas Sparks adaptation from another amid all the dross.

Film Review, Oct. 16, 2014

Men, Women & Children

We might be able to connect as human beings if we could just disconnect from from our wired lives, says this movie about our modern world.

Film Review, Oct. 16, 2014

The Good Lie

A well-told story about four lost boys and girls of the Sudan in America gets a welcome assist from Hollywood.

Film Review, Oct. 2, 2014

Eugenio del Bosque Departs Cine las Americas

Longtime executive director hangs up his hat

Screens Daily, Oct. 1, 2014 1:01 PM

AFF Snags Jon Stewart’s Rosewater

The Humbling, The Last 5 Years tapped for opening night

Screens Daily, Sep. 30, 2014 12:11 PM

Don Hertzfeldt Takes Homer Simpson to a Terrifying Future

Local animator gets trippy on his trip to The Simpsons’ couch

Screens Daily, Sep. 29, 2014 10:39 AM

The Skeleton Twins

Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig co-star as siblings in this dramatic workout.

Film Review, Sep. 25, 2014

Fantastic Fest Awards Announced

Studio Ghibli’s latest wins audience favor

Screens Daily, Sep. 23, 2014 11:06 AM

Lace Back Up for The Maze Runner

Join our #ACreads book club 7-8pm tonight to talk about book and movie

Screens Daily, Sep. 22, 2014 11:51 AM

Fantastic Fest 2014: Tommy

A gun moll calls the shots in this Swedish crime drama

Screens Daily, Sep. 21, 2014 11:17 AM

Fantastic Fest 2014: My Life Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn

Scenes from a marriage

Screens Daily, Sep. 21, 2014 8:52 AM

Fantastic Fest 2014: Force Majeure

Perversely funny Swedish film asks: Are you man enough?

Screens Daily, Sep. 19, 2014 10:54 PM

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them

Jessica Chastain plays Her and James McAvoy plays Him, and together they're Them in intriguing head-scratcher.

Film Review, Sep. 18, 2014

This Is Where I Leave You

Awfully likeable ensemble comedy.

Film Review, Sep. 18, 2014

Austin Film Festival Announces (Almost) Full Slate

Opening and closing night films still to come

Screens Daily, Sep. 17, 2014 12:00 PM

God Help the Girl

Belle & Sebastian frontman Stuart Murdoch's first film is a charming movie musical in the key of Mod.

Film Review, Sep. 11, 2014

No No: A Dockumentary

Famous for pitching a no-hitter while high on acid, Dock Ellis the man was so much more.

Film Review, Sep. 4, 2014


Arthouse comedy amuses yet disappoints.

Film Review, Sep. 4, 2014

The Congress

This live-action/animated hybrid starring Robin Wright is total stoner bait.

Film Review, Aug. 28, 2014

What If

In this romantic comedy, men and women sort out the differences between love and friendship.

Film Review, Aug. 21, 2014

When the Game Stands Tall

It's all teamwork to the impediment of characterization in this sports drama based the 151-game winning streak of high school football coach Bob Ladouceur.

Film Review, Aug. 21, 2014

Mood Indigo

Michel Gondry's latest presents us with an elaborate yet handmade artifice that's thoroughly charming until its color drains away.

Film Review, Aug. 14, 2014

Step Up: All In

The dance competition continues – but this time in Vegas.

Film Review, Aug. 14, 2014

The Hundred-Foot Journey

This Helen Mirren film feasts on wisecracking one-liners, sunny aphorisms, pretty landscapes, and tasty-looking food.

Film Review, Aug. 7, 2014

Cutting Hitch Down to Size

Inside Mondo's new collectibles line

Screens Feature, Aug. 7, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy

These lesser-known, misfit, comic-book characters are a grand addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Film Review, Jul. 31, 2014

Subverting the Code

New AFS series showcases Barbara Stanwyck at her most sly and seductive

Screens Feature, Jul. 31, 2014

Wish I Was Here

Zach Braff explores life in one's late 30s: troubles with unruly kids, ailing parents, and creative aspirations complicated by financial realities.

Film Review, Jul. 24, 2014

A Most Wanted Man

This post-9/11 espionage thriller is adapted from John Le Carré’s 2008 novel and stars Philip Seymour Hoffman at the head of a top-notch cast.

Film Review, Jul. 24, 2014

Film Flam

Mondo plants its flag in Toyland, and 'Manglehorn' heads to Toronto

Screens Daily, Jul. 22, 2014 1:57 PM

Filmmaker Magazine Lauds Annie Silverstein

Fresh off her Cannes win, Silverstein is named one to watch

Screens Daily, Jul. 17, 2014 9:00 PM


Melissa McCarthy burns through a lot of goodwill in this limp, confused comedy cowritten with her husband, Ben Falcone.

Film Review, Jul. 3, 2014

RIP Paul Mazursky

His films included 'Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice,' 'An Unmarried Woman'

Screens Daily, Jul. 1, 2014 3:14 PM

Film Flam

Production news, plus early brushes with 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

Screens Daily, Jun. 27, 2014 1:19 PM

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