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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.

290 articles in 2008   •   page 1 of 8

AC Film Top Tens: Hearts on Fire

The Chron's film critics preemptively go on the defensive

Screens Daily, Dec. 29, 2008 1:11 AM

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

F. Scott Fitzgerald's slender, unsentimental curio has been stretched by David Fincher into a nearly three-hour-long motion picture about a man (played by Brad Pitt) who ages in reverse.

Film Review, Dec. 26, 2008

A Very Good Way for You to Spend Your Monday Night

Yes Man can wait another day. Go see A Christmas Tale.

Screens Daily, Dec. 22, 2008 3:51 PM

A Christmas Tale

Catherine Deneuve stars as the matriarch of this family, whose holiday gathering is like some marvelous do-si-do in which the characters partake in endless swirls of accusations, confessions, and glimpses of grace.

Film Review, Dec. 18, 2008

Austin Film Critics Association Announces Year-End Awards

The Austin Film Critics Association loves it some bat

Screens Daily, Dec. 16, 2008 2:43 PM

How's Your News, SXSW?

SXSW Film gets Academy-approved and an opening night film

Screens Daily, Dec. 16, 2008 12:56 PM

She Doesn't Look a Day Over 232

Jane Austen turns 233

Arts Daily, Dec. 16, 2008 12:24 PM

A Girl Cut in Two

French master Claude Chabrol's latest film is the tale of the downfall of a cheery, open-faced weathergirl in Lyons who falls in love with two different men.

Film Review, Dec. 12, 2008

Cultural Studies

Gifting books without boundaries

Books Feature, Dec. 12, 2008

H.W. Brands at Scholz Garten

Local biographer dishes on FDR

Books Daily, Dec. 6, 2008 11:44 AM


Gus Van Sant's deeply heartfelt Milk, which features a magnificent performance by Sean Penn as the crusading gay activist, is a finely wrought yet fairly standard biopic.

Film Review, Dec. 5, 2008

Sports Night: The Complete Series: 10th Anniversary Edition

Screens Feature, Dec. 5, 2008

Alfred Hitchcock Premiere Collection

Screens Feature, Dec. 5, 2008


Baz Luhrmann teams with fellow Aussies Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman for this romantic action-adventure epic.

Film Review, Nov. 28, 2008

Go Ahead – Judge a Book by Its Cover

Coffeetable books

Books Feature, Nov. 28, 2008

Brendan Short, ZZ Packer put on readings

The Michener Center plays host to two upcoming readings

Books Daily, Nov. 24, 2008 2:46 PM

Voting "No" on Cinemark's CEO

A boycott of Cinemark theatres is in motion after the disclosure of CEO Alan Stock's contribution to "Yes on Prop. 8" campaign

Screens Daily, Nov. 19, 2008 12:51 PM

Are You There, World?

Watching Charlie Kaufman try to work it all out

Screens Feature, Nov. 14, 2008

New York Stories: Landmark Writing from Four Decades of 'New York Magazine'

Wherever there's a zeitgeist, New York magazine will be there

Books Review, Nov. 14, 2008

See, Poetry Does Pay

UT prof and poet A. Van Jordan wins national fellowship

Books Daily, Nov. 12, 2008 12:59 PM

The Other End of the Line

In this cross-cultural romantic comedy, a telephone operator in India travels to San Francisco to meet the man she falls for over the phone.

Film Review, Nov. 7, 2008

Christopher Buckley on Being Christopher Buckley

Christopher Buckley talks books, Barack, and more at the Texas Book Festival

Books Daily, Nov. 3, 2008 3:55 PM

Rachel Getting Married

Anne Hathaway tears up the screen in Jonathan Demme's new film about a self-absorbed woman who wreaks family havoc while out of rehab to attend her sister's wedding.

Film Review, Oct. 31, 2008

Keeping It Weirder Still

Austin shatters world record for 'Thriller' dance

Screens Feature, Oct. 31, 2008

Hallowed Ground

Previewing the Texas Book Festival

Books Feature, Oct. 31, 2008

Something Silver This Way Comes

Previewing the Austin Jewish Book Fair

Books Feature, Oct. 31, 2008

AFF Announces Audience Award Winners

AFF Audience Awards

Screens Daily, Oct. 30, 2008 3:37 PM

Cutthroat Counterprogramming

Saturday night's the right night to like books in Austin town

Books Daily, Oct. 30, 2008 3:19 PM

Something to Sink Your Teeth Into

Twilight, Catherine Hardwicke coming to the IMAX

Screens Daily, Oct. 29, 2008 5:05 PM

SXSW Teases Its '09 Lineup

Todd Haynes to appear at SXSW Film '09

Screens Daily, Oct. 27, 2008 1:25 PM

Now Open for Business

17th annual Short Story Contest deadline is Dec. 15

Books Feature, Oct. 24, 2008

Radio Stars Who Are Fit to Print

Radio players in print

Books Daily, Oct. 23, 2008 8:03 PM

All the Ladies in the House

Kirsten Smith and Shauna Cross whip up some good old-fashioned girl power

Screens Daily, Oct. 18, 2008 6:32 PM

Over and Out

Giving Film Fight III the big kiss-off

Screens Daily, Oct. 17, 2008 3:22 PM

At Home in the World of One's Woes, And It's a Wide, Wide World

The nitty-gritty of what speaks to us and why

Screens Daily, Oct. 17, 2008 4:15 AM

Call + Response

Documentary pairs celebrities with musicians to inform viewers about the issues of child slavery and human trafficking in the U.S. and around the world.

Film Review, Oct. 17, 2008

A 'Topsy-Turvy' Take on Life

How we live our lives and how we live our movies

Screens Daily, Oct. 16, 2008 11:42 AM

Bartlett for America, Now and Forever

TV is a writers' medium

Screens Daily, Oct. 15, 2008 11:08 PM

Bad Kim

Screens Daily, Oct. 15, 2008 7:58 PM

Nope, Charlie's Still on Top

Could any other screenwriter plausibly be called the best of the 21st century (well, so far)?

Screens Daily, Oct. 15, 2008 10:56 AM

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