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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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The Lost City of Z

A futile quest for an extraordinary place

Film Review, Apr. 20, 2017

Your Name

This body-swapping anime is a stunner

Film Review, Apr. 6, 2017


Astronauts discover that a wall won't keep out a new alien life form

Film Review, Mar. 30, 2017

The Boss Baby

Alec Baldwin voices corporate infant

Film Review, Mar. 30, 2017

Beauty and the Beast

A live-action remake of the Disney film

Film Review, Mar. 23, 2017


The cats of Istanbul shine in this affecting doc

Film Review, Mar. 9, 2017

A United Kingdom

A film on love, race, and royalty

Film Review, Mar. 2, 2017

The Great Wall

Matt Damon protects the Chinese from lizards

Film Review, Feb. 23, 2017

The Red Turtle

Poetic beauty abounds in this animated gem

Film Review, Feb. 16, 2017

The LEGO Batman Movie

The Dark Knight returns to Legoland

Film Review, Feb. 9, 2017

The Comedian

De Niro plays an aging insult comic

Film Review, Feb. 2, 2017

xXx: Return of Xander Cage

Vin Diesel returns to kickstart this action series

Film Review, Jan. 26, 2017


Almodóvar tracks the stages of a woman's life

Film Review, Jan. 26, 2017

Monster Trucks

Boy meets monster, adventure ensues

Film Review, Jan. 19, 2017

The Bye Bye Man

A group of teens unleash the bogeyman

Film Review, Jan. 12, 2017

A Monster Calls

A beast helps a boy through tough times

Film Review, Jan. 5, 2017

Steve Davis’ Top 10 Films of 2016

Screens Feature, Dec. 29, 2016

Why Him?

What if your child brought home James Franco as your new son-in-law?

Film Review, Dec. 22, 2016

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

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