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Marjorie Baumgarten

Film Editor

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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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

I Origins

The director of 2011's Another Earth is back with a another appealing yet fuzzy story about rift between empiricism and spiritualism.

Film Review, Jul. 24, 2014

An Eli Wallach Triple-Header

Three Eli Wallach classics will screen over the next few days

Screens Daily, Jul. 17, 2014 4:15 PM


With Boyhood, filmmaker Richard Linklater paints his masterpiece.

Film Review, Jul. 17, 2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Apes and humans: Why can't everyone just get along?

Film Review, Jul. 10, 2014

'Eggshells' Is an Austin Time Capsule

Tobe Hooper presents 'Eggshells' on Tuesday night with Louis Black

Screens Daily, Jul. 7, 2014 1:05 PM

Points of View

The 27th season of the doc series 'POV' begins tonight on KLRU

Screens Daily, Jun. 23, 2014 5:15 PM

The Rover

Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson are the riveting stars of this bloody but compelling chase movie through the Australian Outback.

Film Review, Jun. 19, 2014

Will You Still Love Me When I'm 64?

Where do old queens go when they don't own a palace?

Screens Feature, Jun. 19, 2014


Concisely but with great depth, this Polish film explores questions of individual and national identity.

Film Review, Jun. 12, 2014

From the Vaults: Dear Pillow

John Pierson interviews filmmakers Bryan Poyser and Jacob Vaughan

Screens Daily, Jun. 10, 2014 10:35 AM

Night Moves

Three radical environmentalists plot to destroy a hydroelectric dam in Kelly Reichardt's thoughtful drama.

Film Review, Jun. 5, 2014

Cold in July

A dream lineup is one of many treats in this East Texas neo-noir based on a Joe Lansdale book.

Film Review, Jun. 5, 2014

Words and Pictures

The story is rather creaky, but who cares when the actors Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche are so sublime together?

Film Review, Jun. 5, 2014

Artist Intensive Unveiled

AFS program fosters creative hookups

Screens Feature, Jun. 5, 2014

Too Sinful for Hollywood

MPAA rejects poster for ‘Sin CIty: A Dame to Kill For’

Screens Daily, Jun. 1, 2014 4:45 PM

A Million Ways to Die in the West

Seth MacFarlane furthers his Hollywood onslaught with this Western spoof in which he's no longer strictly a voice talent but is now playing the onscreen lead.

Film Review, May. 29, 2014

Theatres of War

World War I film series complements Ransom Center exhibit

Screens Feature, May. 29, 2014


Jon Favreau and a bunch of ready collaborators find the heart in this story about a chef who rediscovers what's important when he turns to a food truck.

Film Review, May. 22, 2014


America's favorite screen couple, Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, mosey through another rom-com.

Film Review, May. 22, 2014

The German Doctor

This Argentinian film uses the country’s dark history as a haven for escaped Nazi war criminals as fodder for this atmospheric tale.

Film Review, May. 15, 2014

God's Pocket

Philip Seymour Hoffman, in one of his last performances, heads up a terrific ensemble cast for this offbeat drama adapted from a Pete Dexter novel.

Film Review, May. 15, 2014


These monsters have more audience appeal than their human co-stars – which is good and bad.

Film Review, May. 15, 2014

An Offer You Can't Refuse

Screens Feature, May. 15, 2014

Drive, He Said

A conversation with 'Locke'-smith Steven Knight

Screens Feature, May. 15, 2014

Fed Up

Most everything we've been taught about eating and exercising is wrong, and Katie Couric breaks it down for us.

Film Review, May. 8, 2014

Fading Gigolo

John Turturro directs himself and Woody Allen in this movie that gently cruises but but never drives it home.

Film Review, May. 8, 2014

Film Flam

Paul Stekler named Mentor of the Year, and other film news

Screens Daily, May. 5, 2014 2:35 PM

The Retrieval

Chris Eska's ambitious indie film is set during the waning months of the Civil War and tells a distinctive coming-of-age story.

Film Review, May. 1, 2014

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

More proves to be less for Spidey this time out.

Film Review, May. 1, 2014

Only Lovers Left Alive

In this hypnotic love story, Jim Jarmusch gives us vampires who are bohemian outsiders and not blood-sucking freaks.

Film Review, Apr. 24, 2014

Blue Ruin

Writer, director, and cinematographer Jeremy Saulnier colludes with actor Macon Blair to create an unusual spin on this revenge tale.

Film Review, Apr. 24, 2014

The Other Woman

Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, and Kate Upton play gals who team together to ruin the mutual philanderer in their lives.

Film Review, Apr. 24, 2014

A Legend Lives On

Screens Feature, Apr. 24, 2014

The Cine Lights of Marfa

Screens Feature, Apr. 24, 2014

Film Flam

Comings, goings, skunks, and lemurs

Screens Daily, Apr. 17, 2014 2:35 PM

Breathe In

A comely British exchange student in upstate New York upsets a cozy family dynamic.

Film Review, Apr. 17, 2014


Nic Cage and David Gordon Green are at the top of their games in this Larry Brown story, while young Tye Sheridan is an actor who's already achieved greatness.

Film Review, Apr. 10, 2014

Home-State Advantage

Say hello to Texas Spotlight, a new film series

Screens Daily, Apr. 9, 2014 9:30 AM


Partly allegorical, partly spectacular, and wholly sincere, Darren Aronofsky gives us another memorable movie about a driven individual.

Film Review, Apr. 3, 2014

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