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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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Best Title of the Year So Far …

SXSW Film lights up

Screens Daily, Jan. 15, 2008 1:11 PM

God Praise the Queen

The Brits call it as they see it

Screens Daily, Jan. 12, 2008 1:07 PM

A New Revolution?

Ding dong: The Golden Globes are (more or less) dead.

Screens Daily, Jan. 8, 2008 5:13 PM

The Ending Was Only the Beginning

Harry Knowles and others dissect No Country for Old Men's ending.

Screens Daily, Jan. 8, 2008 4:10 PM

Support the Strike, Local Edition

Local striking screenwriters preview work that otherwise isn't seeing the light of day.

Screens Daily, Jan. 7, 2008 5:08 PM

Kimberley Jones

Screens Feature, Jan. 4, 2008

It Is What It Is

The year in books

Books Feature, Jan. 4, 2008

SXSW Rolls the Dice on Its Opening-Night Film

21 kicks off SXSW Film 2008

Screens Daily, Jan. 2, 2008 3:43 PM

National Treasure: Book of Secrets

Nicolas Cage is again on the prowl in this sequel to the 2004 smash success.

Film Review, Dec. 28, 2007

All in the Family

The Agrasánchez Film Archives

Screens Feature, Dec. 28, 2007

Sneak Peek at SXSW Film 2008

The first announcements from SXSW Film 08 are trickling in

Screens Feature, Dec. 28, 2007

The Last Word

The Harry Ransom Center opens Norman Mailer's archives

Books Feature, Dec. 28, 2007


This indie comedy is funny, smart, cool, and heartfelt, and features breakout showcases for star Ellen Page and screenwriter Diablo Cody.

Film Review, Dec. 21, 2007

Charlie Wilson's War

Despite a script by Aaron Sorkin, direction by Mike Nichols, and star turns by Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, and Philip Seymour Hoffman, this good-natured geopolitical romp falls flat.

Film Review, Dec. 21, 2007


Joe Wright has fashioned an epic piece of moviemaking from Ian McEwan’s novel: Starring Keira Knightley, the film is consumed with the nature of storytelling and the moral responsibility of the storyteller.

Film Review, Dec. 14, 2007

Geek Out!

Gifts for Trekkies, Anglophiles, and arthouse obscurists

Screens Feature, Dec. 14, 2007

The Things He Carried: Tim O'Brien's archives find a home

The Harry Ransom Center announces the acquisition of Vietnam scribe Tim O'Brien's archives

Books Feature, Dec. 14, 2007

Homer for the Holidays

Fox gives away Simpsons Santa hats at just the right price.

Screens Daily, Dec. 12, 2007 9:43 AM

The Golden Compass

The special effects are mostly spectacular in this story of a 12-year-old orphan whose fate is connected to a holy, multiverse war yet to come.

Film Review, Dec. 7, 2007

Romance & Cigarettes

John Turturro directs this oddball musical in which the stars (the eclectic cast of James Gandolfini, Susan Sarandon, Kate Winslet, Steve Buscemi, Mary-Louise Parker, Christopher Walken, Aida Turturro, and Mandy Moore) lip-sync and dance to popular songs.

Film Review, Nov. 30, 2007

Down From the Mountain

More good news from Sundance

Screens Daily, Nov. 29, 2007 9:08 PM

'Tis the Season ...

Austin sees some Sundance lovin'.

Screens Daily, Nov. 29, 2007 3:45 PM

Gallo Humor

His actions and words toe so close to ludicrous, one hopes that Vincent Gallo as we know him – wildly talented, largely objectionable – is all some kind of performance art piece à la Andy Kaufman.

Screens Daily, Nov. 29, 2007 2:04 PM

I'm Not There

This meditation on Bob Dylan is infused with love – not the slavish kind but a true-eyed tribute to the artist who belongs to nobody and everybody at once.

Film Review, Nov. 23, 2007

The Hypocrisy of Disco: A Memoir

Disco doesn't have much to do with anything in Clane Hayward's memoir of her late Seventies, peripatetic preteens, which were spent shuttling between a hippie mom, redneck dad, and anybody else with an open space – but not necessarily an open heart – in which Hayward could crash

Books Review, Nov. 23, 2007

The Capitol Beat on Books

Texas Book Festival Wrap

Books Feature, Nov. 9, 2007

Bambi vs. Godzilla: On the Nature, Purpose, and Practice of the Movie Business

Screens Review, Feb. 23, 2007


Previewing the 2006 Texas Book Festival

Books Feature, Oct. 27, 2006

The Image Formed

Short Highlights

Screens Feature, Oct. 20, 2006

Kicking and Screaming

So how does it hold up, the arch back-and-forth of these kids treading water in dead-end video-store gigs and oddly affecting affairs with underage girls?

Screens Review, Sep. 8, 2006

The Puffy Chair

In their first feature, former Austinites the Duplass brothers have made a near-perfect relationship-trauma comedy.

Film Review, Jun. 2, 2006


This Aussie coming-of-age film features a mesmerizing performance by stateside newcomer Abbie Cornish as the 16-year-old lead.

Film Review, May. 19, 2006

The Celestine Prophecy

The New Age metaphysics-cum-pulp thriller novel is now a movie.

Film Review, May. 12, 2006

One Last Thing …

A 16-year-old with terminal cancer just wants to have sex before dying in this sweet, if overly earnest feature.

Film Review, May. 5, 2006

In Print

'Screenwriters' Masterclass'

Screens Feature, Apr. 28, 2006

Friends With Money

Forget friends with money – how about friends with husbands, kids, mortgages, and so-called life plans? That’s the short list of differences between the depressed, single stoner, played by Jennifer Aniston, and her circle of female friends.

Film Review, Apr. 21, 2006


Room wears the skin of a psychological thriller, but plays out as something far darker, weirder, and more distancing. The film was invited to Cannes and earned Independent Spirit Award nominations for its Austin artists, Kyle Henry and Cyndi Williams.

Film Review, Apr. 7, 2006

Ice Age: The Meltdown

An exercise in the superfluous, this sequel lacks the original film’s geniality – and all of its pro-environment stumping.

Film Review, Mar. 31, 2006

Tristram Shandy: A Cock & Bull Story

Tristram Shandy’s inspired, breakneck madness provides a good forum for Michael Winterbottom’s chief talent: the illumination of human nature, with all its messes and occasional marvels.

Film Review, Mar. 24, 2006

After the Crash


Screens Feature, Mar. 17, 2006

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