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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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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

Sunset Song

A woman comes of age in this rugged Scottish saga set in the early 1900s

Film Review, Jun. 2, 2016

Alice Through the Looking Glass

Although it has visual panache, this new story is lifeless

Film Review, May. 26, 2016

The Idol

The true story Mohammad Assaf, the Palestinian winner of Arab Idol

Film Review, May. 26, 2016

A Bigger Splash

Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, and others meet and mix in the sun

Film Review, May. 19, 2016

Last Days in the Desert

Ewan McGregor plays both Jesus and the devil in this secular imagining

Film Review, May. 19, 2016

Looking at the Big Picture

Paramount Summer Classic Film Series goes large

Screens Feature, May. 19, 2016

The Man Who Knew Infinity

Mathematics prodigy Srinivasa Ramanujan is the subject of this biopic

Film Review, May. 5, 2016

Sing Street

The director of Once and Begin Again helms another joyful music film

Film Review, Apr. 28, 2016

Mother's Day

The movie is a moneymaking contrivance, just like the holiday itself

Film Review, Apr. 28, 2016

Elvis & Nixon

Now we can do more than wonder about the day these two men met

Film Review, Apr. 21, 2016

A Hologram for the King

Tom Hanks stars in this seriocomic take on Dave Eggers’ 2012 novel

Film Review, Apr. 21, 2016

Miles Ahead

Don Cheadle stars in and directs this unusual Miles Davis biopic

Film Review, Apr. 14, 2016

The Boss

This Melissa McCarthy comedy is funny, but should be even funnier

Film Review, Apr. 7, 2016


Jake Gyllenhaal stars in dramedy as a man rebuilding his life

Film Review, Apr. 7, 2016

Embrace of the Serpent

Scientists and an Amazonian shaman interact in this unique film

Film Review, Mar. 31, 2016

I Saw the Light

The sad but mercurial life of Hank Williams is put to screen

Film Review, Mar. 31, 2016


Well-executed horror nightmare features sick torment of a deaf woman

Film Review, Mar. 24, 2016

Too Late

Experimental neo-noir is held together by the magnificent John Hawkes

Film Review, Mar. 24, 2016

SXSW Film Review: The Master Cleanse

The perils of purification

Screens Daily, Mar. 19, 2016 5:30 PM

South by Southwest Film Festival 2016

Partake. Enjoy. And tips for townies.

Film Review, Mar. 16, 2016

The Bronze

Melissa Rauch stars as a foul-mouthed former Olympics champ

Film Review, Mar. 16, 2016

Knight of Cups

Terrence Malick's Knight of Cups is a vessel half-empty

Film Review, Mar. 16, 2016

Midnight Special

Is a boy with special gifts a savior or a weapon – or neither?

Film Review, Mar. 16, 2016

SXSW Film Review: Miss Stevens

Lily Rabe shines in Julia Hart's directorial debut

Screens Daily, Mar. 12, 2016 8:30 PM

SXSW Film Review: Cameraperson

Doc cinematographer reflects on work and reality

Screens Daily, Mar. 11, 2016 10:45 PM

The Other Side of the Door

The portal between the living and dead is once again breached

Film Review, Mar. 10, 2016

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