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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.

268 articles in 2010   •   page 1 of 7

Backing 'Black'

The Austin Film Critics Association announces 2010 awards

Screens Feature, Dec. 24, 2010

AFCA Backs 'Black Swan'

Local film critics pick year's best

Screens Daily, Dec. 22, 2010 2:08 PM

Stars in Our Eyes

Mondo Tees unveils Olly Moss' Star Wars prints

Screens Daily, Dec. 19, 2010 7:12 PM

How Do You Know

Who would have guessed that a rom-com from the director of Broadcast News and starring Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, Owen Wilson, and Jack Nicholson would turn out this wan and dull?

Film Review, Dec. 17, 2010

Film Flam

Accolades for Austin filmmakers, more cray-cray at the Texas Film Commission, and we crack the code on SXSW's opening night film

Screens Column, Dec. 17, 2010

SXSW Film Announces Opening Night Film

'Source Code' to kick off fest

Screens Daily, Dec. 16, 2010 2:14 PM

'Tree of Life' Trailer Released

Swooping strings + space cam + a flat-topped megastar

Screens Daily, Dec. 15, 2010 1:29 PM

TX Film Commission Axes 'Machete's Incentives Bid

Pesky provision claims another victim

Screens Daily, Dec. 10, 2010 11:57 AM

Gift Guide: Film Criticism, The Great Movies III, and The New Biographical Dictionary of Film, Fifth Edition

New reads from two titans in film scholarship

Screens Feature, Dec. 10, 2010

Great House

Krauss charts the life cycle of love in alternating chapters, from new love and lost love to lovelessness

Books Review, Dec. 10, 2010

Get Lit

ND at 501 Studios hosts three days of (mostly) free readings

Books Daily, Dec. 9, 2010 3:14 PM

Never Die

Revisiting the Chronicle's 2003 Barry Hannah interview

Books Daily, Dec. 9, 2010 9:30 AM

Black Swan

Darren Aronofsky and Natalie Portman whip things into a baroque frenzy in this crazed hybrid of drama and horror set amid a ballet corps.

Film Review, Dec. 9, 2010

Austin Shorts at Sundance

David Lowery and the Zellner Bros. to do the 'Dance

Screens Daily, Dec. 6, 2010 5:10 PM

AFS Hosts 'True Grit' Sneak Peek

The Coen Brothers' update to screen at Paramount Dec. 15

Screens Daily, Dec. 6, 2010 3:56 PM

Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields

The work of this elusive songwriter and curmudgeonly frontman of the Magnetic Fields is examined in this sympathetic documentary.

Film Review, Dec. 3, 2010

Love & Other Drugs

A pharmaceutical salesman with devastating charm and a woman who has no interest in settling down learn that love is the best drug of all.

Film Review, Dec. 3, 2010

Setting the Table

Oversized books

Books Feature, Dec. 3, 2010

Sundance Announces Competition Slate

Austinite Jeff Nichols will compete in Park City

Screens Daily, Dec. 1, 2010 3:54 PM

Austin's Indie Spirit

Anish Savjani and Bryan Poyser score noms

Screens Daily, Nov. 30, 2010 11:47 AM

The Next Three Days

Russell Crowe plays a man who improbably springs his wife from prison where she's been incarcerated for life.

Film Review, Nov. 26, 2010

Target Markets

The season's DVD box sets hit the spot

Screens Feature, Nov. 26, 2010

Suburban Apocalypse

Spike Jonze's Austin-shot Arcade Fire video released

Screens Daily, Nov. 23, 2010 11:11 AM

Stormy Weather

Fire Beneath the Ice: Films of Iceland

Screens Feature, Nov. 19, 2010

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

This is the finest Potter film yet – darker, funnier, and more epic than everything that has come before.

Film Review, Nov. 18, 2010

Morning Glory

Well-acted and ingratiating, this rom-com starring Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford, and Diane Keaton should still be tarter than it is.

Film Review, Nov. 12, 2010

Tamara Drewe

Stephen Frears directs this romantic romp that combines the bedroom farce and the pastoral and stars Gemma Arterton.

Film Review, Nov. 12, 2010

On the Seventh Day

Judith Shulevitz considers the Sabbath at the Austin Jewish Book Fair

Books Feature, Nov. 12, 2010

BookPeople Celebrates 40 Years

Magic, Mystery, & Condoleeza Rice

Books Daily, Nov. 11, 2010 11:36 AM

Boxing Gym

Famed documentary maker Frederick Wiseman directs his camera on Richard Lord's Austin boxing gym.

Film Review, Nov. 11, 2010

Four Lions

This very black comedy about a group of bumbling jihadists is farce that ain't foolin' from the mind of British satirist Chris Morris.

Film Review, Nov. 5, 2010

Everything's Coming Up Polish

Highlights from the fifth annual Austin Polish Film Festival

Screens Feature, Nov. 5, 2010

SXSW 2010 Alums on the Big Screen and Small

Screening news for Marwencol, Strange Powers, and Lovers of Hate

Screens Feature, Nov. 5, 2010

Something 'Weird' This Way Comes

Amelia Gray's winning experiment in oddity

Books Feature, Nov. 5, 2010


This animated film is vibrant and exceedingly clever, but also a rather slight thing for such mega-sized proportions.

Film Review, Nov. 4, 2010

AFF Announces Audience Winners

Phil Rosenthal doc nabs prize

Screens Daily, Nov. 3, 2010 2:31 PM

Vote for (Harmony and) Me

Bob Byington's latest up for a Gotham Audience Award

Screens Daily, Nov. 3, 2010 2:12 PM

Mourning Hickenlooper and Blount

Two friends of AFF die suddenly

Screens Daily, Oct. 31, 2010 7:40 PM

Happy NaNoWriMo!

What better time to get cracking on that novel?

Books Daily, Oct. 31, 2010 7:15 PM


In this startlingly original indie film, a road trip combines with an alien invasion to remind us of our ageless fear of otherness.

Film Review, Oct. 29, 2010

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