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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.

24 articles in 2006


Previewing the 2006 Texas Book Festival

Books Feature, Oct. 27, 2006

The Image Formed

Short Highlights

Screens Feature, Oct. 20, 2006

Kicking and Screaming

So how does it hold up, the arch back-and-forth of these kids treading water in dead-end video-store gigs and oddly affecting affairs with underage girls?

Screens Review, Sep. 8, 2006

The Puffy Chair

In their first feature, former Austinites the Duplass brothers have made a near-perfect relationship-trauma comedy.

Film Review, Jun. 1, 2006


This Aussie coming-of-age film features a mesmerizing performance by stateside newcomer Abbie Cornish as the 16-year-old lead.

Film Review, May. 19, 2006

The Celestine Prophecy

The New Age metaphysics-cum-pulp thriller novel is now a movie.

Film Review, May. 12, 2006

One Last Thing …

A 16-year-old with terminal cancer just wants to have sex before dying in this sweet, if overly earnest feature.

Film Review, May. 5, 2006

In Print

'Screenwriters' Masterclass'

Screens Feature, Apr. 28, 2006

Friends With Money

Forget friends with money – how about friends with husbands, kids, mortgages, and so-called life plans? That’s the short list of differences between the depressed, single stoner, played by Jennifer Aniston, and her circle of female friends.

Film Review, Apr. 21, 2006


Room wears the skin of a psychological thriller, but plays out as something far darker, weirder, and more distancing. The film was invited to Cannes and earned Independent Spirit Award nominations for its Austin artists, Kyle Henry and Cyndi Williams.

Film Review, Apr. 7, 2006

Ice Age: The Meltdown

An exercise in the superfluous, this sequel lacks the original film’s geniality – and all of its pro-environment stumping.

Film Review, Mar. 31, 2006

Tristram Shandy: A Cock & Bull Story

Tristram Shandy’s inspired, breakneck madness provides a good forum for Michael Winterbottom’s chief talent: the illumination of human nature, with all its messes and occasional marvels.

Film Review, Mar. 24, 2006

After the Crash


Screens Feature, Mar. 17, 2006

Live Free or Die

Interviews and reviews

Screens Feature, Mar. 17, 2006

Things That Hang From Trees

Screens Feature, Mar. 17, 2006


In an opening voiceover, a superhuman killing machine warns, “I was born into a world you may not understand.” Boy hidee, she ain’t kidding, and fully 88 minutes later, that world is still pocked with incomprehensibility.

Film Review, Mar. 10, 2006

Buzz Kill

Director Kelly Reichardt's keeping quiet on the darling of Sundance and Rotterdam

Screens Feature, Mar. 10, 2006

Hello Mother, Hello Father

'51 Birch Street'

Screens Feature, Mar. 10, 2006

Ballets Russes

Majestic movie about once celebrated, now long defunct ballet company that changed the face of modern dance.

Film Review, Feb. 17, 2006

The Blue Butterfly

The Hallmark homilies are all there in this family-friendly feature about a cancer-stricken 10-year-old searching for the elusive morpho butterfly, but when the principals arrive in rainforest country, the film shifts gears and begins to breathe.

Film Review, Feb. 10, 2006

Something New

Think Bridget Jones' lovelorn but marriage-obsessed single woman, only make her a neat-freak, not a basket case, and a comely African-American, not a plumpish, pasty Brit in this genre-tweaking romantic comedy.

Film Review, Feb. 3, 2006

Tristan & Isolde

This new version of the timeless love story is a dopey, mopey, all-around bore.

Film Review, Jan. 13, 2006

Glory Road

Even though Glory Road presents a fictionalized account of what many count as the most significant NCAA basketball game ever played, the film remains a predictable sports rouser.

Film Review, Jan. 13, 2006

Nine Lives

Composed of nine occasionally interlocking vignettes that star a dozen or so terrific actresses, Nine Lives presents intimate portraits of women grapplng with life.

Film Review, Jan. 6, 2006

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