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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.

74 articles in 2003   •   page 1 of 2

Cold Mountain

Swoony kisses and true grit mark this Civil War epic from the director of The English Patient.

Film Review, Dec. 26, 2003

21 Grams

Powerful performances resonate in this devastating and weighty follow-up picture from the director of Amores Perros.

Film Review, Dec. 26, 2003

Mona Lisa Smile

The new Julia Roberts movie applies a retrofitted sense of feminism to the Great Housewife Debate of the Fifties.

Film Review, Dec. 19, 2003

Something's Gotta Give

Sure, the co-stars delight, but the script has more flab than its middle-aged lovers.

Film Review, Dec. 12, 2003

Bad Santa

Billy Bob Thornton plays a thieving, degenerate Santa.

Film Review, Nov. 28, 2003


Halle and Penelope de-glam for this running, screaming, jumping thriller that never allows logic to interfere.

Film Review, Nov. 21, 2003

The Human Stain

Despite some terrific moments, Philip Roth's words fail to stick to the screen.

Film Review, Nov. 14, 2003

Pieces of April

A Thanksgiving from hell with the family and all the neighbors upstairs.

Film Review, Nov. 6, 2003

Lost in Translation

Sofia Coppola spins a unique tale about a yearning, indelible love-affair-that-isn’t between characters played by Bill Murray and this season's It Girl Scarlett Johansson.

Film Review, Sep. 25, 2003

Rivers and Tides

Andy Goldsworthy's art of the ephemeral in nature is granted permanence in this feature documentary.

Film Review, Sep. 19, 2003

Matchstick Men

Neurotic con artist reunites with abandoned daughter in a surprisingly sweet bait-and-switch.

Film Review, Sep. 12, 2003

Long Stories Short

The Cinematexas INternational Short Film Festival

Screens Feature, Sep. 12, 2003

The Secret Lives of Dentists

Alan Rudolph's new movie offers a well-performed portrait of decency that's much less sexy than its title.

Film Review, Sep. 5, 2003

My Boss's Daughter

Ashton Kutcher suffers the price of fame with the release of this previously shelved clunker.

Film Review, Aug. 29, 2003

Not Another Teen Movie

UT grad Catherine Hardwicke and Thirteen

Screens Feature, Aug. 29, 2003

Le Divorce

The Merchant Ivory team say "I do" to romantic comedy.

Film Review, Aug. 22, 2003

Jet Lag

In the film's prologue, an unseen woman speaks of Warhol's famous declaration that everyone gets 15 minutes of fame; she muses that she always thought...

Film Review, Aug. 15, 2003

Mondays in the Sun

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Wednesday, Friday ... it hardly matters which day is which to the layabouts and functional drunks of this multiple Goya Award-winning film....

Film Review, Aug. 15, 2003

I Capture the Castle

"I am never going to fall in love. Life is dangerous enough," declares Cassandra (Garais), the unusually grave narrator of I Capture the Castle, a...

Film Review, Aug. 8, 2003

In Print

The pint-sized media consumer in the family in need of some ungluing from the TV would do well to flip through this new picture book from satirist Brian Gage.

Screens Feature, Aug. 8, 2003


Critics and audiences were already primed to hate the laughably monikered Gigli, a film made immediately infamous for marking the start of Jennifer Lopez and...

Film Review, Aug. 1, 2003

Interview With the Assassin

Despite its initial promise and Raymond J. Barry's worthy performance as the supposed second gunman, Interview With the Assassin never surmounts its clever concept to achieve something transcendental.

Screens Review, Aug. 1, 2003

Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over

If imagination could be harnessed as an energy source, I suspect local filmmaker Robert Rodriguez could power a small nation all on his own, but...

Film Review, Jul. 25, 2003


If you shy away from that sick feeling in the pit of the stomach that comes when watching good people make bad decisions, then best...

Film Review, Jul. 25, 2003


Adapted from the bestselling nonfiction work by Laura Hillenbrand, Seabiscuit dramatizes the story of three men – owner Charles Howard (Bridges), jockey Red Pollard (Maguire),...

Film Review, Jul. 25, 2003

How to Deal

How to Deal’s title suggests a solution, a clean course of action, when in fact the most refreshing thing about this teen dramedy is its...

Film Review, Jul. 18, 2003

Fellini: I'm a Born Liar

After sitting for some 10 hours of taped interview with Canadian filmmaker Damian Pettigrew, Fellini declared the experience "the longest and most detailed conversation ever...

Film Review, Jul. 18, 2003

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Having already played the greatest lover of all time, Don Juan de Marco, Johnny Depp now sets his sights on the second in line: Pepé...

Film Review, Jul. 11, 2003

"I Made a Movie, and They Didn't Want It!"

Shut out by distribution companies, indie filmmakers go DIY when it comes to getting their movie out there.

Screens Feature, Jul. 11, 2003

Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde

There was something rather rousing in the way Legally Blonde, an unassuming comedy made two years ago for $18 million, recouped its costs five times...

Film Review, Jul. 4, 2003

28 Days Later

A zombie picture, with lots of topical updating.

Film Review, Jun. 27, 2003

Alex & Emma

With the recent news that "bling-bling" has made it into the New Oxford Dictionary, I’d like to propose another addition to our lexicon: the Coppola...

Film Review, Jun. 20, 2003

Hollywood Homicide

Good looks can forgive almost anything. Art has proven that point time and again (pretty, dimwitted Christian gets the girl, Cyrano a heavy blow to...

Film Review, Jun. 13, 2003

'Banned Toons' at the Alamo

Kansas City's Chucky Lou AV Club brings a collection of banned Looney Tunes shorts to the Alamo Drafthouse Downtown.

Screens Feature, Jun. 13, 2003

The Man Without a Past

A man, beaten into amnesia, builds a new life in this Oscar-nominted Finnish film.

Film Review, Jun. 6, 2003

Raising Victor Vargas

The camera fixes first on a 16-year-old named Victor (Victor Rasuk), who is flexing his abs and licking his lips. Then, on a teenage girl...

Film Review, Jun. 6, 2003

Adult spelling bee at Fadó

You Know, Not Just for Kids!

Screens Feature, Jun. 6, 2003

Most Likely to Endure

With the exception of the era-specific music, what the kids like in Dazed and Confused is pretty much the same thing kids like now, which goes a long way in explaining why, 10 years later, the video's a staple in college dorms, owned by kids who weren't conceived yet in the Seventies and couldn't buy a ticket to the R-rated movie when it came out in the Nineties.

Screens Feature, May. 30, 2003

Beer Bust!

The lowdown on the Dazed and Confused 10-year reunion party.

Screens Feature, May. 30, 2003

The Film That Launched a Thousand Faces

Screens Feature, May. 30, 2003

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