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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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The Tale of Princess Kaguya

Stunningly beautiful, Studio Ghibli's latest animated film is a real work of art.

Film Review, Oct. 30, 2014

Austin Film Festival: Thursday TBAs Divulged

Festival announces three encore screenings for Thursday

Screens Daily, Oct. 29, 2014 4:20 PM

Austin Film Festival: Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero

Maz Jobrani strikes a rich vein of comedy

Screens Daily, Oct. 26, 2014 12:30 PM

Dear White People

This idea-packed comedy pokes holes in the notion of a post-racial America.

Film Review, Oct. 23, 2014

For Your Consideration

What to see at the 21st annual Austin Film Festival

Screens Feature, Oct. 23, 2014

SXSW Film Announces First Keynote and Oodles of Panels

Dropping names and other juicy tidbits

Screens Daily, Oct. 21, 2014 2:00 PM

Trailblazer Reaches End of Road

Texas filmmaker L.M. Kit Carson has passed away

Screens Daily, Oct. 21, 2014 12:16 PM

Crosstown Traffic

John Ridley and André Benjamin on 'Jimi: All Is by My Side’

Screens Daily, Oct. 20, 2014 4:15 PM

The Book of Life

Dia de los Muertos provides a colorful and vivid background for this animated film.

Film Review, Oct. 16, 2014

St. Vincent

Bill Murray plays a hard-hearted grouch who warms to his new neighbors – Melissa McCarthy and her young son.

Film Review, Oct. 16, 2014

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

This pleasant throwback to the live-action Disney films of yore provides brisk fun for all.

Film Review, Oct. 9, 2014

The Judge

This drama starring Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall sounds better on paper than it is in practice.

Film Review, Oct. 9, 2014

Hector and the Search for Happiness

Simon Pegg stars as a shrink trying to heal himself.

Film Review, Oct. 2, 2014

Jimi: All Is by My Side

John Ridley's take on Jimi Hendrix veers away the standard biopic.

Film Review, Oct. 2, 2014


Mia Wasikowska and Adam Driver star in this story about Robyn Davidson's solitary trek across the Australian desert.

Film Review, Oct. 2, 2014

The Song

When he rockets to sudden fame, a Christian songwriter is tempted by the perks of fame.

Film Review, Sep. 25, 2014

Fantastic Fest 2014: The Babadook

Tyro helmer Jennifer Kent conjures disturbing spook story

Screens Daily, Sep. 21, 2014 2:05 PM

Fantastic Fest 2014: Jacky in the Kingdom of Women

The burka’s on the other sex in this gender-reversal fantasy

Screens Daily, Sep. 20, 2014 12:15 PM

Film Flam: No Rest for the Weary

Festivals, nominations, and a casting call

Screens Daily, Sep. 19, 2014 8:00 AM

TIFF Files: Wrapping Things Up

Toronto in the rearview

Screens Feature, Sep. 18, 2014

Land Ho!

This buddy comedy travels all the way to Reykjavik – but does it actually go anywhere?

Film Review, Sep. 11, 2014

TIFF Files: Fest Dibs, Good for Squibs?

Fest competition for bragging rights benefits journalists

Screens Daily, Sep. 10, 2014 10:45 AM

TIFF Files: Off to the Races

Reports from the Toronto International Film Festival

Screens Daily, Sep. 6, 2014 7:30 AM

The One I Love

Mark Duplass and Elizabeth Moss shine in this rom-com-dram with a twist.

Film Review, Sep. 4, 2014

It's aGLIFF Time Again

The 27th annual fest of LGBTQ films begins

Arts Feature, Sep. 4, 2014

AFS Grants Announced

$115,000 awarded to filmmakers

Screens Daily, Sep. 2, 2014 2:15 PM

The November Man

Pierce Brosnan stars in this spy thriller that's decently made, but lacks the sizzle of a 007 or Jason Bourne.

Film Review, Aug. 28, 2014

Make a Joyful Noise

‘Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton’ is revelatory

Screens Daily, Aug. 27, 2014 9:50 AM

This Time It’s Personal

Michael Barker endows Ed Lowry Student Film Program at AFS

Screens Daily, Aug. 26, 2014 11:50 AM

Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Forget it, Jake; it's Sin City.

Film Review, Aug. 21, 2014

Back in Business

The Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar reopens

Screens Feature, Aug. 21, 2014

aGLIFF Announces Full Lineup

Festival to unspool at the reopened Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar

Screens Daily, Aug. 15, 2014 9:00 AM

The Expendables 3

As action stars of yesteryear and tomorrow pop in and out, they demonstrate what expendable really means.

Film Review, Aug. 14, 2014

The Giver

This movie based on a Newbery Award-winning novel presents teens in a dystopic society that's a manmade invention born of good intentions.

Film Review, Aug. 14, 2014

Anything for John

The making of John Cassavetes' 'Love Streams,' as witnessed by Michael Ventura

Screens Feature, Aug. 14, 2014

Dames, Turtles, and More

The dog days of summer meet the heat of Austin film news

Screens Daily, Aug. 8, 2014 10:45 AM

A Filmmaker Remembered

A memorial to the German filmmaker Harun Farocki screens tonight

Screens Daily, Aug. 6, 2014 5:05 PM

Jump on 'The Band Wagon'

George Morris recommends that you see 'The Band Wagon'

Screens Daily, Aug. 1, 2014 5:10 PM

Code Black

Shot by a filmmaker/physician over the years of his residency, this doc about ER medicine is immersive and eye-opening.

Film Review, Jul. 31, 2014

Alphabet Soup: aGLIFF, IFP, and Other Announcements

Announcements from aGLIFF, Austin represents at the IFP, and more

Screens Daily, Jul. 25, 2014 3:45 PM

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