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Steve Davis

Steve Davis has written film reviews for The Austin Chronicle off and on since the early years of its publication. He holds a B.S. degree in Radio-Television-Film from the University of Texas, and a J.D. degree from the University of Texas School of Law.

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A Winter Rose

A star is born (again)

Film Review, Dec. 1, 2016

A Street Cat Named Bob

An addict's life is saved by a feline friend

Film Review, Nov. 17, 2016


A married couple's love changes the nation

Film Review, Nov. 10, 2016

A Man Called Ove

A grumpy old man finds his heart

Film Review, Nov. 3, 2016


There's magic in this Moonlight

Film Review, Nov. 3, 2016

Miss Hokusai

The life of an artist through the eyes of his daughter

Film Review, Oct. 27, 2016

Keeping Up With the Joneses

Silly cul-de-sac action comedy is a knockoff Mr. and Mrs. Smith

Film Review, Oct. 20, 2016

Long Way North

Lovely French-Danish production is an old-fashioned animated movie

Film Review, Oct. 20, 2016


Heist comedy stars Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, and Kristin Wiig

Film Review, Oct. 6, 2016

Beauty and the Beast

Yet another take on the classic fairy tale

Film Review, Oct. 6, 2016

Max Rose

Screen legend Jerry Lewis stars in this drama's title role

Film Review, Sep. 22, 2016


These animated birds never quite achieve liftoff

Film Review, Sep. 22, 2016

The Vessel

Faith-based art film is simple and eloquent

Film Review, Sep. 15, 2016

The Wild Life

An animated spin on Robinson Crusoe

Film Review, Sep. 8, 2016


An AI experiment goes wrong in this forgettable genre exercise

Film Review, Sep. 1, 2016


Stranger-than-fiction doc about an eccentric doctor

Film Review, Sep. 1, 2016

Southside With You

When Barack met Michelle

Film Review, Aug. 25, 2016

Florence Foster Jenkins

Meryl Streep plays the doyenne called “the worst singer in the world”

Film Review, Aug. 11, 2016

Nine Lives

Kevin Spacey gets trapped inside the body of his family's cat

Film Review, Aug. 11, 2016

The Innocents

Polish nuns raped by soldiers during WWII trigger wider moral issues

Film Review, Aug. 4, 2016


An online game of "Truth or Dare" turns dangerous

Film Review, Jul. 28, 2016

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

Edina and Patsy hit the big screen with mixed results

Film Review, Jul. 21, 2016

Captain Fantastic

Viggo Mortensen and family go off the grid

Film Review, Jul. 21, 2016

Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words

Doc doesn't quite capture the spirit of the brilliant iconoclast

Film Review, Jul. 14, 2016

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

Zac Efron and Adam Devine are a bratty fraternity of two

Film Review, Jul. 7, 2016


Todd Solondz sets a pup in a world of humans who are all bark and more bite

Film Review, Jun. 30, 2016


A hairdresser finds his true self in a shabby Havana drag bar

Film Review, Jun. 16, 2016


An eye-popping, jaw-dropping doc about sext-happy ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner

Film Review, Jun. 2, 2016

Dark Horse

True horse saga beguiles with its simplicity and purity of heart

Film Review, May. 26, 2016

The Darkness

Supernatural horror film from the Blumhouse scare factory

Film Review, May. 19, 2016

The Meddler

A terrific vehicle for Susan Sarandon as a meddlesome mom

Film Review, May. 12, 2016

The Family Fang

Jason Bateman directs and co-stars in this dark comedy

Film Review, May. 5, 2016


A refreshingly silly, unabashed mix of humor, violence, and cuteness

Film Review, Apr. 28, 2016

Barbershop: The Next Cut

Cutting hair and cutting up

Film Review, Apr. 21, 2016

The Jungle Book

"Forget about your worries and your strife …"

Film Review, Apr. 14, 2016

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

This unasked-for sequel goes down like an overdose of baklava

Film Review, Mar. 24, 2016

Miracles From Heaven

This Christian-centric film wears its faith on its sleeve

Film Review, Mar. 16, 2016

Hello, My Name Is Doris

Sally Field is spectacular in this gently lovesick and funny dramedy

Film Review, Mar. 16, 2016

Gods of Egypt

We already have a strong contender for the worst film of 2016

Film Review, Mar. 3, 2016

Triple 9

Grimy policier is an electrifying muddle with killer cast

Film Review, Feb. 25, 2016

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