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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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Starry Night

The Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards

Screens Feature, Mar. 14, 2003

Old School

A trio of depressed thirtysomethings decide to start their own fraternity.

Film Review, Feb. 21, 2003

Morvern Callar

Not enough people know about Samantha Morton, but then why would they? Rolling Stone doesn’t put her on the cover; E!’s Rank has never enumerated...

Film Review, Feb. 21, 2003

Daredevil

As rendered on film, Bruce Wayne and Vicki Vale left me cold. Peter Parker and Mary Jane played like a squeaky adolescent pop song. But...

Film Review, Feb. 14, 2003

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

Hudson’s Andie Anderson, an NYC writer with "serious" aspirations working at a fluffy women’s magazine called Composure, is known as the "How to" girl, due...

Film Review, Feb. 14, 2003

¡Ay, Almodóvar!

You can't begin to explain the bewildering, gorgeous operatics of Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar's universe, where chance meets destiny and words take a way backseat to the communicative powers of hot, howling sex.

Screens Feature, Feb. 7, 2003

Food of Love

Adapted from David Leavitt’s novel The Page Turner, Food of Love dips its toes – albeit ever so gently – into the affair between a...

Film Review, Jan. 31, 2003

Talk to Her

Gone, with one major exception, are the delicious hysterics of Almodóvar's earlier works; Talk to Her is a mostly restrained, though by no means unemotional, work about two men in love with comatose women.

Film Review, Jan. 31, 2003

Kangaroo Jack

While on a panel at the 2002 Austin Film Festival, Kangaroo Jack co-writer Scott Rosenberg recounted with glee how he pitched the idea of Jack...

Film Review, Jan. 17, 2003

Just Married

Newlyweds Tom (Kutcher) and Sara (Murphy) disembark a plane in L.A., home from their honeymoon in Europe. Tom elbows his new wife into a steaming...

Film Review, Jan. 10, 2003

Minority Rights v. Majority Rule

Texas documentary tour presents 'Larry v. Lockney'

Screens Feature, Jan. 10, 2003

'The Magic of Flight'

Go ahead and wiggle your wings at the incoming IMAX movie, The Magic of Flight. We know you want to.

Screens Feature, Jan. 10, 2003

Tully

In a season packed to the gills with big, splashy seasonal offerings, it's easy for the little movies to slip through the cracks. This one...

Film Review, Jan. 3, 2003

25th Hour

As Woody Allen slides perilously close to irrelevance, Spike Lee has emerged as the quintessential New York filmmaker, using the microcosm of New York to...

Film Review, Jan. 3, 2003

Chicago

This film adaptation doesn't so much recall the glory days of movie musicals as give it a new, era-specific reason to wake up and shake its tail feather.

Film Review, Jan. 2, 2003

Two Weeks Notice

If there were an Olympic sport for screwball comedy, I could think of no two finer representatives for their homelands than Two Weeks Notice's headliners....

Film Review, Dec. 20, 2002

Being Charlie Kaufman

Will the real Charlie Kaufman please stand up?

Screens Feature, Dec. 20, 2002

Trigger-happy

Game geek paradise, but only for one more weekend.

Screens Feature, Dec. 20, 2002

Butt-numb-a-thon 4

The lineup.

Screens Feature, Dec. 20, 2002

Drumline

Would that marching band had been regarded as half as cool when I was tromping around my high school football field with a clarinet and...

Film Review, Dec. 13, 2002

My So-Called Life (Complete Series)

Screens Feature, Dec. 13, 2002

Felicity: The Complete First Season

Screens Feature, Dec. 13, 2002

And May All Your Christmases Include Extravagant Song & Dance Numbers

Screens Feature, Dec. 13, 2002

Bright Lights, Little City

It's maybe silly to fix a personality on a place, but something happens when you hook a left onto Austin Ave. and drive into Georgetown's historic district. Everything slows down, just a little bit, and then there's that marquee, neon and spangly, lighting up downtown. Welcome to the Palace.

Screens Feature, Dec. 6, 2002

Pillow Talk (1959)

Doris Day, the Sixties' most popular professional virgin, croons over the opening credits that "there must be a pillow-talkin' boy for me." Boy, was there ever, and his name was Rock Hudson.

Screens Review, Nov. 29, 2002

Sex With Strangers

Like several of this documentary's subjects -- two young women vacillating between dedication and doubt regarding their swinging lifestyle -- Sex With Strangers is conflicted...

Film Review, Nov. 22, 2002

'Heaven' Sent

Writer / director Todd Haynes resurrects the gloriously overwrought weepies of the Fifties in Far From Heaven.

Screens Feature, Nov. 22, 2002

Open Screen Night

A cheap way to influence masses

Screens Feature, Nov. 22, 2002

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

It seems like an awful waste of print, but in case you're one of the few uninitiated: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is...

Film Review, Nov. 15, 2002

Bloody Sunday

Save for the anthemic U2 protest song that plays over the closing credits, there is no music in Bloody Sunday, no orchestral score with strings...

Film Review, Nov. 8, 2002

jackass the movie

Here's the deal: They don't call it jackass for nothing. jackass the movie is, as the title would suggest, the feature-length rendering of jackass the...

Film Review, Nov. 1, 2002

French Free-for-All

The latest Austin Film Society free series surveys French cinema in the Nineties.

Screens Feature, Nov. 1, 2002

The Truth About Charlie

The Truth About Charlie, Jonathan Demme's remake of Stanley Donen's Charade, is a lovely, ragged thing. The plot, more or less, stands the same: Regina...

Film Review, Oct. 25, 2002

The Last Kiss

The Italian film which was adapted for the American remake starring Zach Braff.

Film Review, Oct. 18, 2002

R.S.V.P.

Screens Feature, Oct. 18, 2002

Lessons learned

Screens Feature, Oct. 18, 2002

Brown Sugar

Brown Sugar's opening credits play out to the Roots' “Act Too (Love of My Life),” with its thrumming, soulful chorus of “Hip-hop, you the love...

Film Review, Oct. 11, 2002

Nobody's Perfect: Writings From 'The New Yorker'

Screens Feature, Oct. 11, 2002

I Am Trying to Break Your Heart

The title is taken from a song on Wilco's latest album, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, but it might as well be a boldfaced memo from record...

Film Review, Oct. 4, 2002

Moonlight Mile

Middle-aged commercial real estate agent Benjamin Floss (Hoffman) asks his attorney why his daughter was caught in the crossfire of an anonymous domestic dispute in...

Film Review, Oct. 4, 2002

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