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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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This sassy superhero movie is not your child’s comic-book origin tale

Film Review, Feb. 11, 2016

Fifty Shades of Black

Marlon Wayons takes on another spoof

Film Review, Feb. 4, 2016

Jane Got a Gun

Natalie Portman stars in and produced this Western

Film Review, Feb. 4, 2016

Mountain Men

Estranged brothers exchange truths while stuck in the woods

Film Review, Jan. 28, 2016

Norm of the North

Animated bear protects his Arctic home

Film Review, Jan. 21, 2016

Ride Along 2

Ice Cube and Kevin Hart partner again as mismatched cops

Film Review, Jan. 14, 2016

The Revenant

Iñárritu’s Western loses the forest for the trees, but oh, what trees

Film Review, Jan. 7, 2016

Point Break

Remake of 1991's action bromance

Film Review, Dec. 31, 2015

Chron to the Max

2015 serves up a tasty film crop

Screens Feature, Dec. 31, 2015

Marjorie Baumgarten's Top 10 Films of 2015

Screens Feature, Dec. 31, 2015


Everything about this Fifties lesbian romance is sublime

Film Review, Dec. 23, 2015

Daddy's Home

Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg vie for the love of their shared family

Film Review, Dec. 23, 2015

The Danish Girl

Biopic about the first person to undergo sexual reassignment surgery

Film Review, Dec. 17, 2015

Don Verdean

Fourth comedy feature from the pair who made Napoleon Dynamite

Film Review, Dec. 10, 2015


Spike Lee has his finger on our gun-crazy moment in history

Film Review, Dec. 3, 2015

The Good Dinosaur

Sweet and charming, Pixar's dino pic should please everyone

Film Review, Nov. 25, 2015


Stallone's Rocky trains Apollo Creed's son in worthy franchise reboot

Film Review, Nov. 25, 2015


This terrific newspaper movie gets all the elements right

Film Review, Nov. 19, 2015

By the Sea

Angelina and Brad topline this modern-day arthouse relic by Jolie Pitt

Film Review, Nov. 19, 2015

Secret in Their Eyes

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Julia Roberts, and Nicole Kidman in a twisty drama

Film Review, Nov. 19, 2015

Dangerous Men

Instant midnight classic marries inspiration with sub-par technique

Film Review, Nov. 12, 2015

The 33

Antonio Banderas stars in this story about the trapped Chilean miners

Film Review, Nov. 12, 2015

All Things Must Pass

Spirited doc traces the rise and fall of Tower Records

Film Review, Nov. 5, 2015


Carey Mulligan gets her Norma Rae on in this historical drama

Film Review, Nov. 5, 2015


Emma Donoghue's screen adaptation of her bestseller is a knockout

Film Review, Nov. 5, 2015


Drama about how Dan Rather and his producer Mary Mapes got fired from CBS

Film Review, Oct. 29, 2015


All-in-one-shot Victoria is a real marvel

Film Review, Oct. 29, 2015

Beasts of No Nation

Idris Elba co-stars in this Netflix drama about child soldiers in Africa

Film Review, Oct. 15, 2015


Julianne Moore and Ellen Page are adrift in this gay-rights drama

Film Review, Oct. 15, 2015


Comic Mexican caper draws weight from its historical slant

Film Review, Oct. 8, 2015

He Named Me Malala

Doc about the famous champion of girls' eduction, Malala Yousafzai

Film Review, Oct. 8, 2015

Addicted to Fresno

Natasha Lyonne and Judy Greer co-star as sisters in off-color comedy

Film Review, Oct. 1, 2015


Taut, morally ambiguous thriller is set on the U.S./Mexico border

Film Review, Oct. 1, 2015

The Walk

Philippe Petit dreamed it and Robert Zemeckis brings it to life

Film Review, Oct. 1, 2015

Fantastic Fest 2015: Anomalisa

Charlie Kaufman measures the weight of human consciousness

Screens Daily, Sep. 28, 2015 8:45 PM

Fantastic Fest 2015: The Wave

Norwegian disaster film is gripping and naturalistic

Screens Daily, Sep. 25, 2015 10:15 PM


A Midwestern boy comes out amid the backdrop of the Stonewall Riots

Film Review, Sep. 24, 2015

Feeling an Elephant

The Toronto International Film Festival's inexhaustible breadth

Screens Feature, Sep. 24, 2015


Lily Tomlin leads a dynamic cast down roads less traveled

Film Review, Sep. 10, 2015

90 Minutes in Heaven

Faith-based film taken from bestseller is directed by Michael Polish

Film Review, Sep. 10, 2015

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