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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In this 3-D spectacle, the wan drama takes a back seat to the Cirque's acrobatics.
Film Review, Dec. 28, 2012
This extravagant adaptation of the monster-hit musical is a little pitchy, but it's still a potent piece of cinema.
Film Review, Dec. 28, 2012
Party with Kitsch and Kristofferson, 'Man From Orlando,' and more
Screens Daily, Dec. 27, 2012 10:15 AM
New reviews of 'Django Unchained,' 'Les Mis,' and 'Parental Guidance'
Screens Daily, Dec. 25, 2012 12:31 PM
Growing old gracefully is not an option in Judd Apatow's world.
Film Review, Dec. 21, 2012
Cramming everything you love about the Drafthouse into one night
Screens Daily, Dec. 19, 2012 12:04 PM
Austin Film Critics Association names P.T. Anderson Best Director
Screens Daily, Dec. 18, 2012 11:00 AM
Filmmakers Brian Savelson and Anish Savjani at weekend screenings
Screens Daily, Dec. 13, 2012 11:04 AM
More gifts for film fans
Screens Feature, Dec. 13, 2012
Postmark deadline for our annual fiction contest is Monday, Dec. 10
Books Daily, Dec. 9, 2012 7:26 PM
Sarah Bird, Jan Reid among authors at Saturday’s book fair
Books Daily, Dec. 7, 2012 5:29 PM
A junior British agent enters WWII's spy games
Screens Daily, Dec. 7, 2012 12:31 PM
Palace intrigue, bodice-ripping, and revolutionary thought: If only this costume drama about Danish monarchs behaving badly delivered on its promise.
Film Review, Dec. 7, 2012
Richard Linklater, David Gordon Green, Andrew Bujalski, and more head to Park City to show off new films
Screens Feature, Dec. 6, 2012
Film shoots locally in January with Billy Bob Thornton & Paul Giamatti
Screens Daily, Dec. 5, 2012 12:12 PM
Joachim Trier’s second film is beautiful and brutal
Screens Daily, Dec. 4, 2012 11:20 AM
Linklater's latest joins other Austin films flying west for winter
Screens Daily, Dec. 3, 2012 3:26 PM
Alamo books Brooklyn, a hug circle for Matthew McConaughey, and more
Screens Daily, Dec. 3, 2012 1:33 PM
Local author debuts new and 'enhanced' noir novella
Books Daily, Nov. 30, 2012 4:15 PM
Joe Wright's bold but empty imagining of Tolstoy's classic is set mostly within the walls of a theatre.
Film Review, Nov. 29, 2012
Oversized books and outsized personalities
Books Feature, Nov. 29, 2012
Andrew Bujalski, Yen Tan, David Lowery to debut new work
Screens Daily, Nov. 28, 2012 4:55 PM
Matthew McConaughey's golden run continues
Screens Daily, Nov. 27, 2012 3:30 PM
New season of BBC America Fifties drama debuts tomorrow
Screens Daily, Nov. 27, 2012 11:35 AM
Great short stories, great first lines
Books Daily, Nov. 27, 2012 9:00 AM
The Twilight's over, and the darkness has just begun.
Film Review, Nov. 23, 2012
New collections from critics David Thomson and David Denby, Richard Burton's candid journaling, and more
Screens Feature, Nov. 22, 2012
‘This American Life’ live show now available for download and on DVD
Screens Daily, Nov. 20, 2012 11:05 AM
The Alamo Ritz kicks off a mini-retrospective tonight
Screens Daily, Nov. 19, 2012 10:00 AM
The Chronicle reviews Breaking Dawn Part Two
Screens Daily, Nov. 18, 2012 9:40 AM
David O. Russell finds finds another family in distress; Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence kept it consistently fun.
Film Review, Nov. 16, 2012
Despite a monumental performance by Daniel Day-Lewis, Spielberg's film has a fussed-over theatricality that's hard to escape.
Film Review, Nov. 15, 2012
Social commentator to speak with Frank Rich at Bass Concert Hall
Books Daily, Nov. 14, 2012 9:25 AM
'America's Parking Lot' screening benefits Capital Area Food Bank
Screens Daily, Nov. 12, 2012 10:50 AM
This Swedish import is a family saga that's shaped by the looming Nazi invasion, forbidden love, and unsound decisions.
Film Review, Nov. 9, 2012
SXSW Interactive taps space whiz Elon Musk for second keynote address
Screens Daily, Nov. 8, 2012 2:45 PM
Daniel Craig's glum third go-’round as 007 is enhanced by fun turns by all the supporting players, as well as the film's exciting camerawork.
Film Review, Nov. 8, 2012
Arts in Context, Fran Lebowitz, flying kites, and cats gone wild
Screens Daily, Nov. 7, 2012 11:55 AM
Austin theatres will enforce no late-seating policy in 2013
Screens Daily, Nov. 7, 2012 9:30 AM
Clock's ticking: You've got 90 seconds to sell a TV show
Screens Daily, Nov. 2, 2012 4:56 PM