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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.

97 articles in 2002   •   page 1 of 3

Two Weeks Notice

If there were an Olympic sport for screwball comedy, I could think of no two finer representatives for their homelands than Two Weeks Notice's headliners....

Film Review, Dec. 20, 2002

Being Charlie Kaufman

Will the real Charlie Kaufman please stand up?

Screens Feature, Dec. 20, 2002


Game geek paradise, but only for one more weekend.

Screens Feature, Dec. 20, 2002

Butt-numb-a-thon 4

The lineup.

Screens Feature, Dec. 20, 2002


Would that marching band had been regarded as half as cool when I was tromping around my high school football field with a clarinet and...

Film Review, Dec. 13, 2002

My So-Called Life (Complete Series)

DVD boxed sets, no assembly required

Screens Feature, Dec. 13, 2002

Felicity: The Complete First Season

Screens Feature, Dec. 13, 2002

And May All Your Christmases Include Extravagant Song & Dance Numbers

Screens Feature, Dec. 13, 2002

Bright Lights, Little City

It's maybe silly to fix a personality on a place, but something happens when you hook a left onto Austin Ave. and drive into Georgetown's historic district. Everything slows down, just a little bit, and then there's that marquee, neon and spangly, lighting up downtown. Welcome to the Palace.

Screens Feature, Dec. 6, 2002

Pillow Talk (1959)

Doris Day, the Sixties' most popular professional virgin, croons over the opening credits that "there must be a pillow-talkin' boy for me." Boy, was there ever, and his name was Rock Hudson.

Screens Review, Nov. 29, 2002

'Heaven' Sent

Writer / director Todd Haynes resurrects the gloriously overwrought weepies of the Fifties in Far From Heaven.

Screens Feature, Nov. 22, 2002

Open Screen Night

A cheap way to influence masses

Screens Feature, Nov. 22, 2002

Sex With Strangers

Like several of this documentary's subjects -- two young women vacillating between dedication and doubt regarding their swinging lifestyle -- Sex With Strangers is conflicted...

Film Review, Nov. 21, 2002

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

The second year at the Hogwarts is better than the first, but still a bit sophomoric.

Film Review, Nov. 14, 2002

Bloody Sunday

Save for the anthemic U2 protest song that plays over the closing credits, there is no music in Bloody Sunday, no orchestral score with strings...

Film Review, Nov. 8, 2002

jackass the movie

Here's the deal: They don't call it jackass for nothing. jackass the movie is, as the title would suggest, the feature-length rendering of jackass the...

Film Review, Nov. 1, 2002

French Free-for-All

The latest Austin Film Society free series surveys French cinema in the Nineties.

Screens Feature, Nov. 1, 2002

The Truth About Charlie

The Truth About Charlie, Jonathan Demme's remake of Stanley Donen's Charade, is a lovely, ragged thing. The plot, more or less, stands the same: Regina...

Film Review, Oct. 25, 2002

The Last Kiss

The Italian film which was adapted for the American remake starring Zach Braff.

Film Review, Oct. 18, 2002


Austin Film Festival 2002 reviews

Screens Feature, Oct. 18, 2002

Lessons learned

Lessons learned

Screens Feature, Oct. 18, 2002

Brown Sugar

Brown Sugar's opening credits play out to the Roots' “Act Too (Love of My Life),” with its thrumming, soulful chorus of “Hip-hop, you the love...

Film Review, Oct. 11, 2002

Pauline & Paulettes

A last conversation with Kael, the last decade with her successor, and a few words from online armchair critics

Screens Feature, Oct. 11, 2002

Moonlight Mile

Middle-aged commercial real estate agent Benjamin Floss (Hoffman) asks his attorney why his daughter was caught in the crossfire of an anonymous domestic dispute in...

Film Review, Oct. 4, 2002

I Am Trying to Break Your Heart

The title is taken from a song on Wilco's latest album, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, but it might as well be a boldfaced memo from record...

Film Review, Oct. 4, 2002

The Partly Cloudy Patriot

Sarah Vowell

Books Feature, Oct. 4, 2002

Sweet Home Alabama

Sweet Home Alabama hooks itself on the idea of geographical ambivalence -- ironic then, that the film was mostly shot in stand-in (Sweet Home) Georgia....

Film Review, Sep. 27, 2002


Not as disastrous as the promotional campaign or early buzz would suggest, but still ill-advised from most every angle, Trapped is a messily plotted, spottily...

Film Review, Sep. 27, 2002

Igby Goes Down

Black comedy about youthful unraveling while on lam from boarding school.

Film Review, Sep. 20, 2002

The Banger Sisters

Its heart, at least, is in the right place. In an industry that promotes an offensively short shelf life for its female practitioners, The Banger...

Film Review, Sep. 20, 2002

It's a Screenplay!

Austin screenwriting contest Movie Midwifing helps scripts with their first baby steps.

Screens Feature, Sep. 20, 2002

Stealing Harvard

Stealing Harvard is about a good man feebly attempting a life of crime. Life imitating art: The result is a corps of good actors stuck...

Film Review, Sep. 13, 2002

Cinematexas 2002 International Short Film Festival

The ins and outs of the Cinematexas 2002 International Short Film Festival

Screens Feature, Sep. 13, 2002


Swimming opens and closes with one summer spent at Myrtle Beach, a summer bookended by what comes before and after in the life of Frankie...

Film Review, Sep. 6, 2002


This dual love story spanning two centuries, taken from A.S. Byatt's Booker Prize-winning novel, is handled with typical LaBute pessimism.

Film Review, Aug. 30, 2002

Coming of Age

Recommended at aGLIFF 2002

Screens Feature, Aug. 23, 2002

Breaking Out

"I wanted to write a prison movie, and it felt like the Retail Rodeo was the perfect place to set it," says screenwriter and actor Mike White of his new film, The Good Girl.

Screens Feature, Aug. 23, 2002

Blue Crush

Same sport (surfing), same locale (Hawaii), same gender and attire (girls in bikinis). That's about as close to Gidget as Blue Crush ever gets. In...

Film Review, Aug. 16, 2002

The Cockettes

Maybe it's the old-timey, silent film title cards, or the vaudeville piano tinkering on the score, but The Cockettes produces a yearning wistfulness for another...

Film Review, Aug. 9, 2002

'Spy Kids 2' Premiere

This one's for the kiddies ...

Screens Feature, Aug. 9, 2002

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