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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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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

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

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

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


This English-language debut from acclaimed South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho is a riveting sci-fi action film entirely set on a speeding train.

Film Review, Jun. 26, 2014

Obvious Child

Jenny Slate stars as a standup comic in this indie film about abortion that comes snuggled in the broad strokes of a quirky comedy.

Film Review, Jun. 19, 2014

Film Flam

‘No No’ nabs distribution, Google Glass gets the boot, & more film news

Screens Daily, Jun. 12, 2014 1:10 PM

How to Train Your Dragon 2

You'll want a dragon of your own after seeing this animated sequel that surpasses the original.

Film Review, Jun. 12, 2014

We Are the Best!

Lukas Moodysson gives us a captivating portrait of 13-year-old proto-punk girls in 1982 Sweden.

Film Review, Jun. 12, 2014

How We Watch – and Who's Watching Us

Writer Kyle Killen and TV critics talk ratings and recap culture

Screens Daily, Jun. 7, 2014 3:03 PM

Film Flam

AMC develops 'The Son,' 'Sin City 2' covers up, Cinema East drops lineup

Screens Daily, Jun. 6, 2014 10:11 AM

No Badge? No Sweat.

Enjoy X Games Austin in your underwear with this TV viewing guide

Sports Daily, Jun. 5, 2014 2:30 PM

The Fault in Our Stars

The film does justice to the popular novel in this judicious teen tearjerker.

Film Review, Jun. 5, 2014

Righteous Cause / Cool Swag

Summer Indie Movie Challenge

Screens Feature, Jun. 5, 2014

AFF Lauds Matthew Weiner

‘Mad Men’ creator to receive Outstanding Television Writer Award

Screens Daily, Jun. 3, 2014 1:25 PM

The Immigrant

Marion Cotillard and Joaquin Phoenix star in James Gray's latest New York opus, a story about a woman turned out from Ellis Island to fend for herself on the mean streets of New York.

Film Review, May. 29, 2014


Inspired by a 1779 painting of two real-life cousins – one black, one white – Belle gives a fictionalized account of their lives.

Film Review, May. 22, 2014

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Diverting but rarely riveting, this latest offering from the Marvel Universe kicks the can down the road some more.

Film Review, May. 22, 2014

Summer Fun: Some Like It Hot Cold & Dreary

Counterprogramming Gidget: 11 icy, downer movies

Screens Daily, May. 19, 2014 9:30 AM


In this bravura movie, Tom Hardy plays a man who tries to mend the unraveling threads of his life while behind the wheel of a car for 85 minutes.

Film Review, May. 15, 2014

Million Dollar Arm

Jon Hamm stars in this story of a sports agent who hits on the idea of turning Indian cricket bowlers into talented baseball stars.

Film Review, May. 15, 2014

Me and Orson Welles

Screens Feature, May. 15, 2014

Forever Fest Snags 'Fault in Our Stars'

Sneak preview plus Q&A with John Green simulcast nationally

Screens Daily, May. 14, 2014 12:30 PM


Lively performances from Seth Rogen and others brighten an otherwise perfunctory revenge comedy.

Film Review, May. 8, 2014

Film Flam

Hollywood endings

Screens Daily, May. 7, 2014 4:00 PM

Finding Vivian Maier

After buying a storage locker full of unknown photos, the filmmaker becomes the de facto executor of the unheralded photographer of the title.

Film Review, May. 1, 2014

The Pen May Be Mightier Than the Sword, but Sometimes It Makes You Want to Slit Your Wrists

The Austin Film Society's latest series zooms in on creative block

Screens Feature, May. 1, 2014

The Railway Man

Colin Firth stars with Nicole Kidman in this memoir about a WWII POW in Burma who, in the present day, still suffers repercussions.

Film Review, Apr. 24, 2014

HBO Gets in Bed With Amazon Prime

Hey, no more stealing your parents' HBO GO password!

Screens Daily, Apr. 23, 2014 9:20 AM


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

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