Josh Rosenblatt

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New In Fiction
The Taker and Other Stories
The dominant tone here is one of doom and existential catastrophe

Books, Jan. 16, 2009

Revew: Defiance
Defiance
In this true story, Daniel Craig and Liev Schreiber play two Jewish brothers who escape into the forest to elude capture by the Nazis and wind up birthing a small village of escapees.

Movie Review, Jan. 16, 2009

The Obsessive
The Obsessive
AFS Essential Cinema presents the early films of Brian De Palma

Screens, Jan. 9, 2009

Revew: The Wrestler
The Wrestler
In the latest film from Darren Aronofsky, Mickey Rourke rips his tattered name from the dustbin of history with his portrayal of an aging professional wrestler.

Movie Review, Jan. 9, 2009

Footnotes to 2008
Footnotes to 2008
Five further thoughts on the year in film

Screens, Dec. 30, 2008

Auld Lang Syne at the Cinema
Auld Lang Syne at the Cinema
How Hollywood has created a holiday of unreasonable expectations and why we should probably stop buying in (but never will)

Screens, Dec. 26, 2008

Revew: Bedtime Stories
Bedtime Stories
Adam Sandler has finally found his audience: 3-year-olds. Maybe he should stop making movies already and just rent himself out for kids’ parties.

Movie Review, Dec. 26, 2008

Revew: Seven Pounds
Seven Pounds
Will Smith stars in this dramatic film about a man who whose melancholia compels him to devise a unique plan to redeem what remains of his life.

Movie Review, Dec. 19, 2008

Dig Deeper: The Austin Underground Film Festival
Dig Deeper: The Austin Underground Film Festival
The third annual Austin Underground Film Festival

Screens, Dec. 19, 2008

Revew: Dark Streets
Dark Streets
A collection of blues originals by the likes of Aaron Neville, B.B. King, and Etta James lightens this otherwise dreary exercise in modern film noir.

Movie Review, Dec. 12, 2008

Playing Through
Playing Through
Four reasons to jump on the Austin Toros bandwagon

Columns, Dec. 5, 2008

Revew: Lake City
Lake City
A heavy-handed melodrama that features a young, brooding antihero and Sissy Spacek as his emotionally paralyzed mom.

Movie Review, Dec. 5, 2008

Slipped Discs
Deadwood: The Complete Series
In this Very Deadwood Christmas, stop only to drink eggnog every time a character says "cocksucker" or gets stabbed in the chest

Screens, Dec. 5, 2008

Out of the Dustbin, Onto the Web
Out of the Dustbin, Onto the Web
TAMI launches a new film-preservation initiative

Screens, Nov. 28, 2008

Revew: The Dukes
The Dukes
Character actor Robert Davi directs and co-stars with Chazz Palmintieri in this movie about a former doo-wop group that tries to recapture its glory days.

Movie Review, Nov. 28, 2008

Revew: Fuel
Fuel
Fuel is a two-hour infomercial for biodiesel and the virtues of other alternative energy sources that won the Audience Award for a documentary at Sundance.

Movie Review, Nov. 21, 2008

Revew: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Vera Farmiga is a knockout in this otherwise predictable and emotionally manipulative story about the horror of the German concentration camps.

Movie Review, Nov. 21, 2008

A Less Wild Side to Argentina
A Less Wild Side to Argentina
AFS Essential Cinema: More Than Buenos Aires: Film Renaissance in Argentina

Screens, Nov. 21, 2008

Revew: Soul Men
Soul Men
Samuel Jackson and Bernie Mac play a couple of washed-up and forgotten R&B backup singers, who are on an improbable road back to fame.

Movie Review, Nov. 7, 2008

At Home at the Easel, If Nowhere Else
At Home at the Easel, If Nowhere Else
A new documentary captures Austin's homeless population finding purpose in art

Screens, Nov. 7, 2008

Revew: Role Models
Role Models
In this comedy, two cranky men, played by Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott, are forced by court order to take part in a child-mentoring program.

Movie Review, Nov. 7, 2008

Revew: What Just Happened
What Just Happened
Robert De Niro stars in this Barry Levinson comedy as a Hollywood movie producer beset with problems ranging from two ex-wives and unhinged actors and directors to perpetual worry.

Movie Review, Oct. 31, 2008

Revew: Happy-Go-Lucky
Happy-Go-Lucky
British director Mike Leigh's latest is an uncharacteristic story about an indomitably joyful woman – a lovely state of being, perhaps, but not necessarily of dramatic interest.

Movie Review, Oct. 31, 2008

Lost World, Found Footage
Lost World, Found Footage
The radical art of Bruce Conner

Screens, Oct. 31, 2008

Revew: RocknRolla
RocknRolla
Director Guy Ritchie once more delivers a kinetic and consequence-free tribute to the criminal lifestyle.

Movie Review, Oct. 31, 2008

I'll Come Running

Screens, Oct. 24, 2008

Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman

Screens, Oct. 24, 2008

Revew: The Order of Myths
The Order of Myths
This smart and subtle documentary looks at the ingrained traditions of racial segregation that still remain in the dual Mardi Gras celebrations in Mobile, Ala.

Movie Review, Oct. 24, 2008

Miss Banks
Miss Banks

Screens, Oct. 20, 2008

Obscenity vs. Inanity
Obscenity vs. Inanity

Screens, Oct. 18, 2008

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