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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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Animated film about a koala who stages a singing competition

Film Review, Dec. 22, 2016

Collateral Beauty

Will Smith mopes around in this preposterous drama

Film Review, Dec. 15, 2016

Gift Guide 2016: Holiday Grab Bag

by Gavin Edwards

Screens Feature, Dec. 15, 2016

Split Screen: Reanimated

John Pierson's Split Screen begins streaming on FilmStruck

Screens Daily, Dec. 9, 2016 6:00 PM

The Bounce Back

Charming film pits two love gurus against each other

Film Review, Dec. 8, 2016

Office Christmas Party

Workplace comedy lacks the laughs

Film Review, Dec. 8, 2016

Austin Filmmakers Announced for Sundance

Several local filmmakers chosen to compete at Sundance 2017

Screens Daily, Dec. 1, 2016 12:40 PM

Man Down

A soldier struggles with PTSD

Film Review, Dec. 1, 2016


A boy discovers the secrets of his small town

Film Review, Dec. 1, 2016

Manchester by the Sea

Casey Affleck shines in this heartfelt drama

Film Review, Dec. 1, 2016

Almost Christmas

Home for the holidays (again)

Film Review, Nov. 17, 2016

Bleed for This

A boxer returns to the ring in this conventional drama

Film Review, Nov. 17, 2016

Getting to the Truth of Teen Life in The Edge of Seventeen

Producer James L. Brooks and director Kelly Fremon Craig talk about their acclaimed teen dramedy

Screens Feature, Nov. 17, 2016


Rebecca Hall dazzles in this story of Christine Chubbock

Film Review, Nov. 10, 2016

The Best Little Arthouse in Texas

The Austin Film Society expands and asks you to help

Screens Daily, Nov. 4, 2016 10:00 AM

Hacksaw Ridge

A pacifist goes to war in Mel Gibson's brutal film

Film Review, Nov. 3, 2016

I'm Not Ashamed

The story of the first casualty in the Columbine school shooting

Film Review, Oct. 27, 2016

Certain Women

Wonderful performances imbue this subtle drama

Film Review, Oct. 27, 2016

El Jeremías

A boy genius searches for his destiny

Film Review, Oct. 27, 2016

Austin Film Festival Review: Youth in Oregon

Family dramedy suffers from unnecessary subplots

Screens Daily, Oct. 22, 2016 2:15 PM

La Leyenda del Chupacabras

Dark animated tale may be too frightening for children

Film Review, Oct. 20, 2016

Kevin Hart: What Now?

Comic plays to record crowd in Philadelphia

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

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life

Animation and reality collide in this paean to pubescence

Film Review, Oct. 6, 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

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

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