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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.

247 articles in 2009   •   page 1 of 7

Hard-Boiled at B&N

Lou Berney to give reading from his new book 'Gutshot Straight'

Books Daily, Dec. 29, 2009 5:42 PM

A Decade Under the Influence

The 'Chronicle' movie critics take a look back at what the Aughts wrought

Screens Feature, Dec. 25, 2009

The Young Victoria

The emotions of the teenage Princess Victoria (played by Emily Blunt) are the subject of this well-made palace tale.

Film Review, Dec. 23, 2009

Texas to Officially Adopt QT

2010 Texas Film Hall of Fame inductees to include one glorious bastard

Screens Daily, Dec. 21, 2009 3:36 PM

Who's on Mars

Tenth Doctor David Tennant's long goodbye ramps up this weekend on BBC America

Screens Daily, Dec. 18, 2009 12:24 PM

Up in the Air

The director of Juno and Thank You for Smoking is back with another film that is perfectly in touch with the times.

Film Review, Dec. 18, 2009

AFCA Announces 2009 Awards

The Austin Film Critics Association hands The Hurt Locker top prize

Screens Feature, Dec. 18, 2009

A Christmas Tale

Don't call it a downer: This acid wash of cancer, estrangement, and secreted longing was the surprise feel-good film of last year's winter crop

Screens Review, Dec. 18, 2009

AFCA Announces 2009 Awards

The Austin Film Critics Association hands 'Hurt Locker' top honors

Screens Daily, Dec. 16, 2009 12:59 PM


This drama is inferior in practically every way to Danish director Susanne Bier’s original – but now with more U2!

Film Review, Dec. 11, 2009

Say You, Say We

PostSecret's evolution from secret selves to a community of listeners

Books Feature, Dec. 11, 2009

Oscar's No Slouch

Mayor's Book Club picks Casares' Amigoland

Books Feature, Dec. 11, 2009

Me and Orson Welles

Richard Linklater has crafted a joyful period charmer about that moment before a boy becomes a man and another man becomes a mythological figure.

Film Review, Dec. 10, 2009

Sundance Announces Shorts Program

Texans get the nod

Screens Daily, Dec. 8, 2009 12:41 PM

The State We're In

Yep, it is broke, and Turk Pipkin wants us all to fix it

Screens Feature, Dec. 4, 2009

Nothing but Love

Bryan Poyser's Lovers of Hate to compete at Sundance

Screens Feature, Dec. 4, 2009

How to Paper a Powder Room

New books for when you've got a little time on your hands

Books Feature, Dec. 4, 2009

Bryan Poyser to Do the 'Dance

Local filmmaker will screen his dark comedy 'Lovers of Hate' in Sundance's Narrative Feature Competition

Screens Daily, Dec. 2, 2009 3:28 PM

The Twilight Saga: New Moon

Edward and Bella are back for more thwarted young vampiric love.

Film Review, Nov. 27, 2009

The Balancing Act of Being in Two Places at Once

I'll Come Running director Spencer Parsons on his states of mind

Screens Feature, Nov. 27, 2009

Just Can't Get Enough

DVD year-end box sets

Screens Feature, Nov. 27, 2009

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Wes Anderson's delightful animated film has room for both existentialist dread and a grinning joie de vivre.

Film Review, Nov. 25, 2009

Pimp That Kindle, and Other Gift Ideas for Book Lovers

Gifting books and their accessories

Books Daily, Nov. 24, 2009 1:13 PM

Goodbye to All That

Revisiting Kyle Henry's University Inc. and a film community's cri de coeur

Screens Feature, Nov. 20, 2009

Yours Ever: People and Their Letters & Cassette From My Ex: Stories and Soundtracks of Lost Loves

In praise of dead and dying art forms, Parts I and II

Books Review, Nov. 20, 2009

The Blind Side

John Lee Hancock, director of The Rookie, scores with another sports drama, this time concerning a true football story.

Film Review, Nov. 19, 2009

Feast Your Eyes on This

SXSW Film Conference announces panels with an eye toward the visual arts

Screens Daily, Nov. 17, 2009 3:28 PM

Austin Asian American Film Festival: '9500 Liberty'

A free screening of Eric Byler's immigration doc has been added to the schedule

Screens Daily, Nov. 13, 2009 3:54 PM

'Redefining Beauty' party and signing tonight

Texas poet laureate Karla K. Morton reads tonight at BookWoman

Books Daily, Nov. 13, 2009 3:49 PM

Brief Interviews With Hideous Men

John Krasinski makes his directorial debut with this screen adaptation of David Foster Wallace's stories.

Film Review, Nov. 13, 2009


Tom Hardy delivers a searing performance as Britain's so-called "most violent prisoner."

Film Review, Nov. 13, 2009

AAAFF Highlights

What else is playing at the Austin Asian American Film Festival

Screens Feature, Nov. 13, 2009

Don't Call the Cops on This Mug

Predators shooting – and we mean shooting – in the Eastside

Screens Daily, Nov. 9, 2009 12:50 PM

The Men Who Stare at Goats

Army experiments in the paranormal become a warped platform on which George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Jeff Bridges, and Kevin Spacey run narrative circles.

Film Review, Nov. 6, 2009

New York, I Love You

The central thesis in this ominibus of short films is that New York is not its landmarks or its landscape; New York is its people.

Film Review, Nov. 6, 2009

Fun for the Whole Family

Traversing the Texas Book Festival

Books Feature, Nov. 6, 2009

AFF Announces Audience Award Winners

Festival also sets 2010 dates

Screens Daily, Nov. 5, 2009 11:47 AM

Where Art Meets Craft

Austin Makes a Book, and so can you.

Books Daily, Oct. 30, 2009 3:03 PM

Whatever You Do, Don't Panic

Hear Orson Welles' original War of the Worlds broadcast 71 years (to the minute!) after it first freaked out radio listeners.

Screens Daily, Oct. 30, 2009 12:20 PM


Hilary Swank stars as Amelia Earhart in Mira Nair's big-budget biopic.

Film Review, Oct. 30, 2009

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