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Marjorie Baumgarten

Contributing Writer, Film

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TWITTER: @moviemarge

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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Get Out

A stellar racially charged horror comedy

Film Review, Feb. 23, 2017

Rock Dog

It's a dog … that rocks!

Film Review, Feb. 23, 2017

A Cure for Wellness

Gothic mystery is hard to swallow

Film Review, Feb. 16, 2017

Fist Fight

A comedy that revels in low-hanging fruit

Film Review, Feb. 16, 2017

Sembene! and Black Girl: Viewing the "Father" of African Filmmaking

A doc and a feature introduce the films of Ousmane Sembène

Screens Daily, Feb. 11, 2017 5:15 PM

2017 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Documentaries – Program B

Be the most knowledgeable voter at your Oscar party

Film Review, Feb. 9, 2017

2017 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Documentaries – Program A

Let the voting begin

Film Review, Feb. 9, 2017

John Wick: Chapter 2

The body count increases exponentially in this new installment

Film Review, Feb. 9, 2017

I Am Michael

James Franco plays a gay activist who finds God

Film Review, Feb. 2, 2017

I Am Not Your Negro

A stunning doc on the civil rights era

Film Review, Feb. 2, 2017

The Space Between Us

There is life on Mars

Film Review, Feb. 2, 2017

Shirley MacLaine and Sarah Green to Enter Texas Film Hall of Fame

Texas Film Awards announces more honorees

Screens Daily, Feb. 1, 2017 1:01 PM

Austinites Win Big at Sundance

Filmmakers Macon Blair and Ramona Diaz score prizes at festival

Screens Daily, Jan. 30, 2017 1:15 PM

Gold

Not much glitters in this uneven film

Film Review, Jan. 26, 2017

Paterson

Adam Driver embodies the poetry of the quotidian

Film Review, Jan. 26, 2017

Sleepless

A shady cop searches for his kidnapped son

Film Review, Jan. 19, 2017

Split

Another twisted (and twisty) offering from M. Night Shyamalan

Film Review, Jan. 19, 2017

Dont Look Back Turns 50

AFS screens D.A. Pennebaker’s early Bob Dylan doc at the Paramount

Screens Daily, Jan. 17, 2017 12:40 PM

Mad Men Archive Lands at HRC

Matthew Weiner show archive parks its fedora at Harry Ransom Center

Screens Daily, Jan. 12, 2017 2:30 PM

The Autopsy of Jane Doe

Strange things are afoot in the morgue

Film Review, Jan. 12, 2017

Patriots Day

The hunt for the Boston Marathon bombers

Film Review, Jan. 12, 2017

Terrence Malick Film to Open SXSW

Ryan Gosling pic about the music industry filmed at ACL, Fun Fun Fun

Screens Daily, Jan. 5, 2017 1:01 PM

Silence

Two missionaries in feudal Japan are tested

Film Review, Jan. 5, 2017

Hidden Figures

True story of NASA's black women mathematicians

Film Review, Jan. 5, 2017

Marjorie Baumgarten’s Top 10 Films of 2016

Screens Feature, Dec. 29, 2016

Austin Film Critics Association Award Winners

The AFCA laud acclaimed drama and local filmmaker Keith Maitland

Screens Feature, Dec. 29, 2016

Elle

Riveting yet perplexing, this psychological thriller is a stunner

Film Review, Dec. 22, 2016

Sing

Animated film about a koala who stages a singing competition

Film Review, Dec. 22, 2016

Collateral Beauty

Will Smith mopes around in this preposterous drama

Film Review, Dec. 15, 2016

Gift Guide 2016: Holiday Grab Bag

by Gavin Edwards

Screens Feature, Dec. 15, 2016

Split Screen: Reanimated

John Pierson's Split Screen begins streaming on FilmStruck

Screens Daily, Dec. 9, 2016 6:00 PM

The Bounce Back

Charming film pits two love gurus against each other

Film Review, Dec. 8, 2016

Office Christmas Party

Workplace comedy lacks the laughs

Film Review, Dec. 8, 2016

Austin Filmmakers Announced for Sundance

Several local filmmakers chosen to compete at Sundance 2017

Screens Daily, Dec. 1, 2016 12:40 PM

Man Down

A soldier struggles with PTSD

Film Review, Dec. 1, 2016

Évolution

A boy discovers the secrets of his small town

Film Review, Dec. 1, 2016

Manchester by the Sea

Casey Affleck shines in this heartfelt drama

Film Review, Dec. 1, 2016

Bleed for This

A boxer returns to the ring in this conventional drama

Film Review, Nov. 17, 2016

Almost Christmas

Home for the holidays (again)

Film Review, Nov. 17, 2016

Getting to the Truth of Teen Life in The Edge of Seventeen

Producer James L. Brooks and director Kelly Fremon Craig talk about their acclaimed teen dramedy

Screens Feature, Nov. 17, 2016

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