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Kimberley Jones


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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.

57 articles in 2004   •   page 1 of 2

La Dolce Vita

Decadence, perhaps inevitably, dates itself: Fellini's much-censored 'La Dolce Vita' no longer shocks in its depiction of upper-class excess and listless living the way it did upon release in 1960, but it's a gorgeous artifact, nonetheless

Screens Review, Dec. 31, 2004

The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou

Bill Murray won't get the elusive Oscar for this one – for all its visual majesty, The Life Aquatic is too slight – but the film is nevertheless a funny, bewildering, and giddy spectacle.

Film Review, Dec. 24, 2004

A Very Long Engagement

The director of Amélie reunites with that film's star, Audrey Tautou, for this World War One love story.

Film Review, Dec. 24, 2004

DVDs: Part 3

Gift guide

Screens Feature, Dec. 17, 2004

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

Thankfully, the dark tone of the beloved childrens books is carried over to the screen, and the terrific performances and production design provide extra lift.

Film Review, Dec. 16, 2004


Kinsey enshrines the scientist at the expense of a more rigorous and more profound scrutiny.

Film Review, Nov. 26, 2004


Cross-pollinate the arthouse film with B-movie backwoods gothic, and you get something like Undertow’s peculiar fusion of high and low culture.

Film Review, Nov. 12, 2004


Jude Law's new Alfie is less tramp and more scamp: the modern metrosexual.

Film Review, Nov. 5, 2004

I Heart Huckabees

An existential comedy, to be sure, but in the end this movie quite happily tips toward being and everythingness.

Film Review, Oct. 8, 2004

She Hate Me

Spike Lee strikes out with his new "joint" about an unemployed whistle-blower who makes a living impregnating sperm-deprived lesbians.

Film Review, Oct. 1, 2004

Bright Young Things

Actor and author Stephen Fry turns director for this colorful group snapshot of monied revelers in 1930s London.

Film Review, Sep. 24, 2004


A terribly tender, good-hearted romantic comedy from across the pond.

Film Review, Sep. 17, 2004

Mean Creek

A kinder, gentler Bully.

Film Review, Sep. 17, 2004

My Mother Likes Women

In this mildly daffy Spanish import, a woman's grown daughters react to the news that their mother has taken a woman lover 20 years younger than she.

Film Review, Sep. 10, 2004

The Cookout

Don't get burned on these leftover stereotypes.

Film Review, Sep. 10, 2004

We Don't Live Here Anymore

What people fight about when they fight about love.

Film Review, Sep. 3, 2004

Bush's Brain

Bush's so-called brain is Karl Rove, whose mastery of dirty tricks deserves clearer scrutiny than it gets in this documentary.

Film Review, Aug. 27, 2004

Lucid Assembly

Richard Kelly on 'Donnie Darko: The Director's Cut'

Screens Feature, Aug. 27, 2004

Grand Theft Parsons

This film version of the legend of Gram Parsons’ missing body lacks soul.

Film Review, Aug. 20, 2004

Intimate Strangers

In this surprisingly romantic tale of confused identity and psychoanalysis, the doctor isn’t in, but the tax attorney is.

Film Review, Aug. 20, 2004

Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Movie

Would that you could activate a "Dark Clown" card on this bewildering anime import.

Film Review, Aug. 19, 2004

The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

All sugar, no spice in this modern-day fairy tale

Film Review, Aug. 13, 2004

Little Black Book

This is what happens when the "don't ask, don't tell" policy fails young lovers.

Film Review, Aug. 6, 2004

A Home at the End of the World

Michael Cunningham's novel is the basis for this story of a love triangle in which everyone's in love with Bobby (played by Colin Farrell).

Film Review, Aug. 6, 2004

Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle

Dopey comedy is good fun.

Film Review, Jul. 30, 2004

The Door in the Floor

Jeff Bridges shines in this new adapatation of a John Irving work.

Film Review, Jul. 23, 2004

The Bourne Supremacy

Matt Damon is a superb action hero but he spends too much time alone in this sequel.

Film Review, Jul. 23, 2004

A Cinderella Story

Hilary Duff's Cinderella tale goes splat like a pumpkin.

Film Review, Jul. 16, 2004


Affectionate biography of Cole Porter's life is packed wall-to-wall with song-and-dance numbers but is short on new insights.

Film Review, Jul. 16, 2004


Spy Kids' Alexa Vega graduates to tween hijinks.

Film Review, Jul. 9, 2004

The English Patient: Collector's Series

Screens Review, Jul. 9, 2004

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

Will Ferrell's Anchorman needs more work behind the scenes.

Film Review, Jul. 8, 2004

The Mother

From the director of Notting Hill comes this story about a middle-aged woman who reignites her sex life with a much younger man.

Film Review, Jul. 2, 2004

Getting to Know You

East Austin Stories celebrates three years of documenting Eastside lives with a free night of movies and music

Screens Feature, Jun. 25, 2004

The Notebook

The love sap flows freely in this movie romance told in retrospect.

Film Review, Jun. 24, 2004

Love Me if You Dare

Love and malice, as only the French can do it.

Film Review, Jun. 11, 2004


Teen satire softly pokes at the hypocrisies of organized religion.

Film Review, Jun. 10, 2004

Raising Helen

Ugg boots, ugh movie. Cuddle-bunny story stars Kate Hudson.

Film Review, May. 28, 2004

I'll Sing for You

A documentary about Mali blues giant Boubacar Traoré.

Film Review, May. 21, 2004

Ripley's Game

Screens Feature, May. 21, 2004

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