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Kimberley Jones


TWITTER: @chronkimjones

A graduate of the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas, Kimberley Jones has written about film, books, and pop culture for The Austin Chronicle since 2000. The Association of Alternative Newsmedia awarded her film reviews first place for Arts Criticism in 2013.

59 articles in 2001   •   page 2 of 2

Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles

Thirteen years have passed since the last installment of the Crocodile Dundee series, and one has to wonder: Why now? Why, even, at all? Can't...

Film Review, Apr. 20, 2001

The Widow of Saint-Pierre

On a dreary, wind-ravaged island in 1859, an innocent man is killed by two sailors. Drunk silly, they jab a knife in him to determine...

Film Review, Apr. 6, 2001

Someone Like You

After a bull has mated once with a cow, he'll never go back to her, always choosing a new cow over the old. What if...

Film Review, Mar. 30, 2001


rollercoaster is like an afterschool special from hell, if hell were Canada and that pesky VD didn't get cleared up by the end of the...

Film Review, Mar. 23, 2001

Amores Perros

Screens Feature, Mar. 16, 2001

Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy

Screens Feature, Mar. 16, 2001

The Slow Business of Going The Slow Business of Going

Screens Feature, Mar. 16, 2001

Lontano in Fondo Agli Occhi/An Impure Glance

Screens Feature, Mar. 16, 2001

The Trouble With Lou

Screens Feature, Mar. 16, 2001

Get Over It

Hey, get this! It's another broken hearts & bubblegum teen flick! Based on Shakespeare! Featuring a TRL mainstay! Still reading? Then you probably fall into...

Film Review, Mar. 9, 2001


Glasgow, mid-Seventies. A garbagemen's strike afflicts the city. While boys muck around in the diseased water, a drowning occurs, and 12-year-old James Gillespie's life changes forever. From the first moments of this bleak Scottish export, the misery of these people is deeply felt. Children come of age long before their time as families are broken by poverty, drink, death, and grime. Yet writer/director Ramsay produces poetry in all this devastation. Ratcatcher is an inner-city tragedy that plays its story simply, sorrowfully, and beautifully.

Film Review, Mar. 2, 2001

Fighting Words

David Gordon Green Slams Indie Filmmakers and Snubs Cannes. Who Is This Kid, Anyway?

Screens Feature, Feb. 23, 2001

Before Night Falls

There are times in Before Night Falls when it physically hurts to watch. Yes, the scenes of violence are terrifying to behold, like when a...

Film Review, Feb. 9, 2001

Head Over Heels

A nagging refrain kept popping in my head as I watched Head Over Heels: M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E. This isn't a Disney film; there aren't any pesky...

Film Review, Feb. 2, 2001

Sugar & Spice

I vaguely recall first seeing that little ditty about sugar and spice and everything nice -- maybe embroidered on a pillow, probably in pink --...

Film Review, Jan. 26, 2001

Future-Kill, Roadie

Hoping to capitalize on the success of Tobe Hooper's 1974 surprise horror hit Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Future-Kill reunited that film's stars Neal and Burns and aimed for a similar creepy / kitschy vein. It failed.Meat Loaf quits his day job to become the world's best roadie. Sound weird? It is.

Screens Review, Jan. 26, 2001

The Wedding Planner

As the lovelorn wedding planner Maria (Lopez) puts it, those who can't wed, plan. And those who can't produce smart, sexy material in keeping with...

Film Review, Jan. 25, 2001

Save the Last Dance

A surprisingly ambitious teen film, Save the Last Dance uses the marriage of hip-hop and ballet as the backdrop for its story of first love...

Film Review, Jan. 12, 2001

State and Main

Mamet's story about a big-budget Hollywood production that steamrolls into a little Vermont town is told with a gentle smirk.

Film Review, Jan. 11, 2001

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