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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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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

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Tina Fey becomes a war correspondent in her new comedy

Film Review, Mar. 10, 2016

Eddie the Eagle

The inspirational story of Great Britain's Olympics underdog

Film Review, Mar. 3, 2016

A War

Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language film is a complex morality tale

Film Review, Mar. 3, 2016

Busco Novio Para Mi Mujer

Mexican romantic comedy fails to seduce

Film Review, Feb. 25, 2016


Perceptive film about Jesse Owens going to the 1936 Berlin Olympics

Film Review, Feb. 18, 2016

Touched With Fire

Two manic-depressive poets meet in group therapy and fall in love

Film Review, Feb. 18, 2016


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

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