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Marjorie Baumgarten

Contributing Writer, Film

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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Kevin Hart: What Now?

Comic plays to record crowd in Philadelphia

Film Review, Oct. 20, 2016

La Leyenda del Chupacabras

Dark animated tale may be too frightening for children

Film Review, Oct. 20, 2016

Austin Film Festival Review: Two Trains Runnin'

Freedom Summer and the blues align in this informative doc

Screens Daily, Oct. 19, 2016 4:40 PM

Austin Film Festival Review: Brave New Jersey

Orson Welles' alien-invasion broadcast turns a town upside down

Screens Daily, Oct. 17, 2016 4:55 PM

Austin Film Festival Review: Holding Patterns

A great ensemble supports this tale of twentysomething ennui

Screens Daily, Oct. 16, 2016 7:30 PM

The Accountant

Math, mayhem, and murder abound in this somewhat confusing thriller

Film Review, Oct. 13, 2016

American Honey

Youths hit the road in this rambling epic

Film Review, Oct. 6, 2016

The Birth of a Nation

Controversial slave uprising epic finally hits theatres

Film Review, Oct. 6, 2016

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life

Animation and reality collide in this paean to pubescence

Film Review, Oct. 6, 2016

Terrence Malick Tackles the Universe in His Latest Film

Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience investigates the mystery of the cosmos

Screens Feature, Oct. 6, 2016

Is That a Gun in Your Pocket?

Texas-set comedy riffs on Lysistrata

Film Review, Sep. 29, 2016

Queen of Katwe

This Disney film rises above the usual underdog sports cliches

Film Review, Sep. 29, 2016

Fantastic Fest Review: The Bad Batch

Ana Lily Amirpour gets post-apocalyptic with her second feature

Screens Daily, Sep. 27, 2016 12:00 PM

Fantastic Fest Review: Zoology

A woman grows a tail in this magic-realist parable

Screens Daily, Sep. 26, 2016 12:45 PM

Fantastic Fest Review: Original Copy

An affecting profile of one of the last Indian film poster artists

Screens Daily, Sep. 25, 2016 2:45 PM

The Magnificent Seven

Revisionist remake stars a diverse rainbow coalition

Film Review, Sep. 22, 2016

Fall Film Festival Season Kicks Off With the Toronto International Film Festival

Northern exposure

Screens Feature, Sep. 22, 2016

Author: The JT LeRoy Story

Infamous literary scandal comes to life

Film Review, Sep. 15, 2016

The Hollars

Domestic dramedy has flashes of magic

Film Review, Sep. 15, 2016

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years

Ron Howard tackles the Beatles

Film Review, Sep. 8, 2016

Our Little Sister

Siblings bond in this charming Japanese film

Film Review, Sep. 8, 2016

Game of Aces

World War I thriller gets lost in the desert

Film Review, Sep. 1, 2016

The Light Between Oceans

Gorgeous period melodrama fails to connect

Film Review, Sep. 1, 2016

Don't Breathe

Home-invasion thriller is more methodical than innovative

Film Review, Aug. 25, 2016


High-wire drama about women working on Wall St. is also made by women

Film Review, Aug. 18, 2016


Philip Roth's 2008 novel is hauntingly translated to the screen

Film Review, Aug. 11, 2016

Pete's Dragon

Old Disney musical is remade as a new children's classic

Film Review, Aug. 11, 2016

Hell or High Water

Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, and Ben Foster shine in West Texas crime film

Film Review, Aug. 11, 2016

Don't Think Twice

In this comedy about comedy, Mike Birbiglia nails what's funny and true

Film Review, Aug. 4, 2016

Suicide Squad

Suicide Squad is done in by its own hand

Film Review, Aug. 4, 2016

Café Society

A lesser Woody Allen film, but not without its pleasures

Film Review, Jul. 28, 2016

Jason Bourne

The former CIA op resurfaces in a new era of electronic surveillance

Film Review, Jul. 28, 2016

The Infiltrator

Bryan Cranston takes on a drug cartel in this ho-hum thriller

Film Review, Jul. 14, 2016

The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble

The director of Twenty Feet From Stardom does another music doc

Film Review, Jul. 7, 2016

The Legend of Tarzan

This new take on Tarzan, with its CGI jungle animals, isn't half bad

Film Review, Jun. 30, 2016

Swiss Army Man

This infamous "farting corpse" movie is all gassed up with nowhere to go

Film Review, Jun. 30, 2016


Cannes Palme d'Or winner about Tamil refugees in France

Film Review, Jun. 23, 2016

Free State of Jones

Matthew McConaughey stars in pic about little-known Civil War event

Film Review, Jun. 23, 2016

De Palma

Director Brian De Palma reveals tales and insights from his career

Film Review, Jun. 23, 2016


The latest playful foray from the Greek filmmaking avant-garde

Film Review, Jun. 16, 2016

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