Film Review Archives
This second incarnation of the Mike Judge- and Don Hertzfeldt-produced animation anthology is, if anything, even better than the first.
Mike Judge is back with a brand new collection of short animated films, and it's premiering here in Austin.
Mike Judge and Don Hertzfeldt inaugurate a new annual series of animation collections.
This celebratory documentary skips briskly over the 60-plus-year career of one of jazz's pre-eminent and most original singers.
Anna (1994, 99 min., NR)
A highly personal chronicle of the collapse of the Soviet Union and the maturation of filmmaker Mikhalkov's young daughter Anna, this extraordinary documentary from the Academy Award-winning director of Burnt by the Sun at first strikes ...
Anna and the King might be a perfectly fine film if only it were possible to quiet the nagging inner voice that keeps asking, "Why?" Why remake The King and I without the Rodgers and Hammerstein ...
Joe Wright's bold but empty imagining of Tolstoy's classic is set mostly within the walls of a theatre.
Annabelle (2014, 98 min., R)
The doll from hell is back.
Annapolis (2006, 103 min., PG-13)
Annapolis is a thick but hardly meaty slice of old-school Hollywood hokum.
Through the years, the figure of Anne Frank has become emblematic of the horrors of the Holocaust. It is to this young girl's diaries we turn when we need to put a human face on the ...
Annie (2014, 118 min., PG)
This Annie is of our time, even if we've grown remote from spunky little girls.
Critics tend to get a little suspicious whenever entertainers try to break out of their niche to try something new. “But what I really want to do is [act/direct/write]” can be a cringe-inducing cliché, to be ...
Anomalisa (2015, 90 min., R)
Charlie Kaufman goes inside the minds of puppets
Anonymous (2011, 130 min., PG-13)
Normally a maker of big, explosive movies, Roland Emmerich directs this conspiracy-minded potboiler which questions the veracity of Shakespeare's authorship.
This will forever be known in some circles as the film that sent Larry Clark back to his old heroin habit, and watching the four leads slog through a junkified parody of Midwestern family rituals, it's ...
Shaky science fiction shacks up with a corny redemption tale in this Sundance Film Festival double award-winner.
Yet another genuinely scary case of the suits not quite realizing that sequels aren't necessarily warranted all the time. When I first caught the trailer for Another Stakeout, it didn't click. Surely this couldn't be a ...
Mike Leigh directs this brilliantly acted film about the loneliness experienced by those shut out of the family circle.
You've got to know that something's seriously wrong when you attend a movie on opening weekend and you're the only person in the audience. Especially when it sports Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder in the leads. ...
Childhood's fascination with all things small and squirmy makes this story of a boy who becomes an ant a pleasant, if undernourished, tale.
Ant-Man (2015, 117 min., PG-13)
The Marvel Universe expands to include comedy
True story of the plot to kill the architect of the Nazis' Final Solution
Antibirth (2016, 94 min., NR)
A party girl discovers she's pregnant
Antichrist (2009, 104 min., NR)
Lars von Trier lives to affront again. Chaos, indeed, reigns.
Antitrust (2001, 120 min., PG-13)
Antitrust has it all -- duplicitous schemers, killer sesame seeds, dead code poets societies, laughably bad CGI mansions -- and then some. The trouble is it's not all that sure what to do with it. Styling ...
This is an even-handed portrait of discontented lovers: A love that starts out in a fever winds up with lots of pistol-waving.
Jane resents Antonia's classy, good looks, her impressive job in publishing, her ordered family life and her easy wealth and good fortune. Or so Jane tells her therapist. Antonia envies Jane's free-spiritedness, her willingness to embrace ...
The writing on the wall reads “Welcome to our liberators” as Antonia and her teenage daughter Danielle light from the bus that delivers them to the World-War II-ravaged, Dutch countryside town of Antonia's birth as the ...
In his debut as a film director, Denzel Washington delivers a lean and engaging work that tells the based-on-true-life story of a young Navy seaman's difficult maturation process. It is the type of male “weepie” that ...
Antz (1998, 77 min., PG)
It's about to get a little crowded in the world of computer-generated animation (CGI). This fall sees the release of both this offering from DreamWorks SKG, as well as the Disney/Pixar collaboration A Bug's Life, two ...