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Kimberley Jones

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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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The marriage of two Turks who meet while in a German psychiatric hospital grows from a relationship of convenience into a genuine love affair.

Film Review, May. 20, 2005

Dear Frankie

An ad hoc dad turns out to be far better than the real thing in this sentimental Scottish yarn.

Film Review, Apr. 15, 2005

Melinda and Melinda

Woody Allen literally imagines a scenario as both a comedy and a tragedy, but we can't understand why half of this movie isn't at least amusing.

Film Review, Apr. 1, 2005

Ice Princess

This refreshingly femme-centric tale advocates on behalf of physics, feminism, and athleticism.

Film Review, Mar. 25, 2005

Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic

Screens Feature, Mar. 25, 2005

Gunner Palace

Uday Hussein's former pleasure palace is now home to an American artillery regiment, whose members we get to know from their poolside antics to their far more sobering responsibilities of patrolling Baghdad.

Film Review, Mar. 18, 2005

Kissing On the Mouth

Screens Feature, Mar. 18, 2005


Screens Feature, Mar. 18, 2005


There are no great animation advance in Robots, but neither is it a return to The Ice Age.

Film Review, Mar. 11, 2005

The Sea Inside

Moving chronicle of the real-life 30-year battle waged by paraplegic Ramón Sampedro (played by Javier Bardem) to end his life.

Film Review, Feb. 25, 2005

The Assassination of Richard Nixon

First-time director Niels Mueller tells "the mad story of a true man" in this tragic portrait of Sam Bicke, who tried to fly an airplane into the White House in 1974.

Film Review, Jan. 21, 2005

In Good Company

In Good Company is a sincere but serviceable-at-best dramedy from Paul Weitz, one-half of the fraternal team that has already brought us two studies about the human male: American Pie and About a Boy.

Film Review, Jan. 14, 2005

House of Flying Daggers

The swooning visuals, the expert choreography, the teasing love story, and the puzzle-piece plot all combine to provide this martial arts movie with the spirit of a star-cross'd swashbuckler.

Film Review, Jan. 14, 2005

La Dolce Vita

Decadence, perhaps inevitably, dates itself: Fellini's much-censored 'La Dolce Vita' no longer shocks in its depiction of upper-class excess and listless living the way it did upon release in 1960, but it's a gorgeous artifact, nonetheless

Screens Review, Dec. 31, 2004

A Very Long Engagement

The director of Amélie reunites with that film's star, Audrey Tautou, for this World War One love story.

Film Review, Dec. 24, 2004

The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou

Bill Murray won't get the elusive Oscar for this one – for all its visual majesty, The Life Aquatic is too slight – but the film is nevertheless a funny, bewildering, and giddy spectacle.

Film Review, Dec. 24, 2004


Screens Feature, Dec. 17, 2004

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

Thankfully, the dark tone of the beloved childrens books is carried over to the screen, and the terrific performances and production design provide extra lift.

Film Review, Dec. 16, 2004


Kinsey enshrines the scientist at the expense of a more rigorous and more profound scrutiny.

Film Review, Nov. 26, 2004


Cross-pollinate the arthouse film with B-movie backwoods gothic, and you get something like Undertow’s peculiar fusion of high and low culture.

Film Review, Nov. 12, 2004


Jude Law's new Alfie is less tramp and more scamp: the modern metrosexual.

Film Review, Nov. 5, 2004

I Heart Huckabees

An existential comedy, to be sure, but in the end this movie quite happily tips toward being and everythingness.

Film Review, Oct. 8, 2004

She Hate Me

Spike Lee strikes out with his new "joint" about an unemployed whistle-blower who makes a living impregnating sperm-deprived lesbians.

Film Review, Oct. 1, 2004

Bright Young Things

Actor and author Stephen Fry turns director for this colorful group snapshot of monied revelers in 1930s London.

Film Review, Sep. 24, 2004


A terribly tender, good-hearted romantic comedy from across the pond.

Film Review, Sep. 17, 2004

Mean Creek

A kinder, gentler Bully.

Film Review, Sep. 17, 2004

The Cookout

Don't get burned on these leftover stereotypes.

Film Review, Sep. 10, 2004

My Mother Likes Women

In this mildly daffy Spanish import, a woman's grown daughters react to the news that their mother has taken a woman lover 20 years younger than she.

Film Review, Sep. 10, 2004

We Don't Live Here Anymore

What people fight about when they fight about love.

Film Review, Sep. 3, 2004

Bush's Brain

Bush's so-called brain is Karl Rove, whose mastery of dirty tricks deserves clearer scrutiny than it gets in this documentary.

Film Review, Aug. 27, 2004

Lucid Assembly

Richard Kelly on 'Donnie Darko: The Director's Cut'

Screens Feature, Aug. 27, 2004

Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie

Would that you could activate a "Dark Clown" card on this bewildering anime import.

Film Review, Aug. 20, 2004

Grand Theft Parsons

This film version of the legend of Gram Parsons’ missing body lacks soul.

Film Review, Aug. 20, 2004

Intimate Strangers

In this surprisingly romantic tale of confused identity and psychoanalysis, the doctor isn’t in, but the tax attorney is.

Film Review, Aug. 20, 2004

The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

All sugar, no spice in this modern-day fairy tale

Film Review, Aug. 13, 2004

A Home at the End of the World

Michael Cunningham's novel is the basis for this story of a love triangle in which everyone's in love with Bobby (played by Colin Farrell).

Film Review, Aug. 6, 2004

Little Black Book

This is what happens when the "don't ask, don't tell" policy fails young lovers.

Film Review, Aug. 6, 2004

Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle

Dopey comedy is good fun.

Film Review, Jul. 30, 2004

The Door in the Floor

Jeff Bridges shines in this new adapatation of a John Irving work.

Film Review, Jul. 23, 2004

The Bourne Supremacy

Matt Damon is a superb action hero but he spends too much time alone in this sequel.

Film Review, Jul. 23, 2004

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