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Marjorie Baumgarten

Film Editor

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Marjorie Baumgarten is a film critic and senior editor at The Austin Chronicle, where she has worked in many capacities since the paper's founding in 1981. She has been the Chronicle's Film Reviews editor for the last 25 years, and her work has also appeared in Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, and Film Comment.

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Seeming more like a calculation than a flight of fancy, this adventure tale has both hits and misses

Film Review, May. 21, 2015

5 Flights Up

Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton play a long-married couple who consider moving from their apartment

Film Review, May. 21, 2015

In the Name of My Daughter

The Affaire Le Roux, a famous missing-person case, is the subject of this French drama

Film Review, May. 21, 2015

Violet Crown Recommits to Arlo & Julie

Arlo and Julie collectors' items up for grabs

Screens Daily, May. 14, 2015 5:15 PM


Screens Feature, May. 14, 2015

Beautiful Dreamers

Screens Feature, May. 14, 2015

The D Train

Jack Black stars in this unorthodox comedy about a high school reunion

Film Review, May. 7, 2015

Welcome to Me

Kristen Wiig stars in this odd comedy about a mentally unbalanced woman

Film Review, May. 7, 2015

Clouds of Sils Maria

Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, and Chloë Grace Moretz mix wonderfully in this drama

Film Review, Apr. 30, 2015

Child 44

Tom Hardy leads an international cast in this Soviet-era serial killer thriller

Film Review, Apr. 23, 2015

Films Go Better With Bluebonnets

The Hill Country Film Fest features cinema amid the wildflowers

Screens Feature, Apr. 23, 2015

High Profits: Cannabis as Pot of Gold

High Profits, by Austin’s Bat Bridge Entertainment, debuts

Screens Daily, Apr. 19, 2015 11:15 AM

Children of Giant Speak

Children of Giant tells new stories about the film classic

Screens Daily, Apr. 17, 2015 12:40 PM

True Story

A writer meets the murderer who stole his identity

Film Review, Apr. 16, 2015

Norman Lear to Receive AFF Award

Norman Lear will get AFF Outstanding Television Writer Award

Screens Daily, Apr. 9, 2015 9:05 AM

Woman in Gold

Helen Mirren plays an aging Jew who wants to win back a painting looted from her family by the Nazis

Film Review, Apr. 9, 2015


Being an adolescent girl of color in the working-class suburbs of Paris is no easy job

Film Review, Apr. 9, 2015

Lost River

Ryan Gosling's controversial debut as a writer/director finally arrives

Film Review, Apr. 9, 2015

Danny Collins

Al Pacino is an aging rock & roller who makes an entertaining play for redemption

Film Review, Apr. 2, 2015

Alex Gibney Strikes Again

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief premieres

Screens Daily, Mar. 29, 2015 12:00 PM

Film Flam: Local Screens News

Mr. Kaplan closes Cine Las Americas, Ernie Cline scores big, and more

Screens Daily, Mar. 27, 2015 1:35 PM


Jim Parsons and Rihanna pleasingly voice cartoon characters

Film Review, Mar. 26, 2015

Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

Austin's Zellner brothers make a wry heartbreaker

Film Review, Mar. 26, 2015

Seymour: An Introduction

Ethan Hawke directs this doc about pianist and teacher Seymour Bernstein

Film Review, Mar. 26, 2015

SXSW Film Announces Audience Awards

SXSW Film announces Audience Awards and additional screenings

Screens Daily, Mar. 21, 2015 5:24 PM

SXSW Film Review: Danny Says

Behind-the-scenes rock legend Danny Fields gets his moment

SXSW Daily, Mar. 20, 2015 3:00 PM

SXSW Film Review: Bounce: How the Ball Taught the World to Play

Balls make the world go ’round

SXSW Daily, Mar. 20, 2015 2:06 PM

SXSW Film Review: A Woman Like Me

Steps toward accepting death with creativity and joy

Screens Daily, Mar. 19, 2015 12:45 PM

South by Southwest Film Festival 2015

Reap the film bounty.

Film Review, Mar. 19, 2015

SXSW Film Review: The Boy

Portrait of a Serial Killer as a Young Boy sums it up

Screens Daily, Mar. 18, 2015 4:01 PM

Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

Women's unequal status under Israeli law is vividly conveyed in this award-winning film

Film Review, Mar. 18, 2015

A Conversation With Sally Field

Screens Feature, Mar. 18, 2015

SXSW Film: A Conversation With Sally Field

Session with the delightfully frank and insightful actress

SXSW Daily, Mar. 16, 2015 1:43 PM

Deli Man

This doc about Jewish delis is tasty but fatty

Film Review, Mar. 12, 2015

Drafthouse Announces New Location at Mueller

The chain's sixth Austin location slated for 2016

Screens Daily, Mar. 9, 2015 12:45 PM

From the Vaults: Albert Maysles

Anne S. Lewis interviews Albert Maysles for the Chronicle

Screens Daily, Mar. 7, 2015 4:40 PM

Cine Las Americas Revving Up

Cine Las Americas announces opening film

Screens Daily, Mar. 6, 2015 5:25 PM


Jihad in Mali goes from comic to horrific in the blink of an eye.

Film Review, Mar. 5, 2015

Gazing at the Texas Film Awards Through a Crystal Ball

The Texas Film Awards celebrate the state's best filmmaking

Screens Feature, Mar. 5, 2015

Texas Film Awards Add to Lineup

Presenters, emcee, musical guests, and another honoree added

Screens Daily, Mar. 2, 2015 10:00 AM

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