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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.

300 articles in 2012   •   page 1 of 8

Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away

In this 3-D spectacle, the wan drama takes a back seat to the Cirque's acrobatics.

Film Review, Dec. 28, 2012

Les Misérables

This extravagant adaptation of the monster-hit musical is a little pitchy, but it's still a potent piece of cinema.

Film Review, Dec. 28, 2012

Film Flam

Party with Kitsch and Kristofferson, 'Man From Orlando,' and more

Screens Daily, Dec. 27, 2012 10:15 AM

Movie Studios Play Santa With Three Christmas Day Openings

New reviews of 'Django Unchained,' 'Les Mis,' and 'Parental Guidance'

Screens Daily, Dec. 25, 2012 12:31 PM

This Is 40

Growing old gracefully is not an option in Judd Apatow's world.

Film Review, Dec. 20, 2012

Alamo South Pulls Out All the Stops For Closing Bash

Cramming everything you love about the Drafthouse into one night

Screens Daily, Dec. 19, 2012 12:04 PM

Local Critics Pick ‘Zero Dark Thirty’

Austin Film Critics Association names P.T. Anderson Best Director

Screens Daily, Dec. 18, 2012 11:00 AM

Parents Still Don’t Understand in ‘In Our Nature’

Filmmakers Brian Savelson and Anish Savjani at weekend screenings

Screens Daily, Dec. 13, 2012 11:04 AM

How to Enjoy Movies Without the Eyestrain

More gifts for film fans

Screens Feature, Dec. 13, 2012

Short Story Contest Deadline Reminder

Postmark deadline for our annual fiction contest is Monday, Dec. 10

Books Daily, Dec. 9, 2012 7:26 PM

Book It to Humanities Texas and Meet Local Writers

Sarah Bird, Jan Reid among authors at Saturday’s book fair

Books Daily, Dec. 7, 2012 5:29 PM

TV Review: ‘Restless’

A junior British agent enters WWII's spy games

Screens Daily, Dec. 7, 2012 12:31 PM

A Royal Affair

Palace intrigue, bodice-ripping, and revolutionary thought: If only this costume drama about Danish monarchs behaving badly delivered on its promise.

Film Review, Dec. 7, 2012

Sundance Taps Texas Filmmakers for 2013 Fest

Richard Linklater, David Gordon Green, Andrew Bujalski, and more head to Park City to show off new films

Screens Feature, Dec. 6, 2012

Extras Sought for Tom Hanks-Produced 'Parkland'

Film shoots locally in January with Billy Bob Thornton & Paul Giamatti

Screens Daily, Dec. 5, 2012 12:12 PM

AFS Hosts ‘Oslo, August 31st,’ One of the Year’s Must-Sees

Joachim Trier’s second film is beautiful and brutal

Screens Daily, Dec. 4, 2012 11:20 AM

'Before Midnight' To Debut at Sundance

Linklater's latest joins other Austin films flying west for winter

Screens Daily, Dec. 3, 2012 3:26 PM

Film Flam

Alamo books Brooklyn, a hug circle for Matthew McConaughey, and more

Screens Daily, Dec. 3, 2012 1:33 PM

Dig This: Jesse Sublett's Continuing e-Book Adventures

Local author debuts new and 'enhanced' noir novella

Books Daily, Nov. 30, 2012 4:15 PM

Anna Karenina

Joe Wright's bold but empty imagining of Tolstoy's classic is set mostly within the walls of a theatre.

Film Review, Nov. 29, 2012

Coffee Table Iconoclasts

Oversized books and outsized personalities

Books Feature, Nov. 29, 2012

Sundance, Class of 2013

Andrew Bujalski, Yen Tan, David Lowery to debut new work

Screens Daily, Nov. 28, 2012 4:55 PM

Nominees for Independent Spirit Awards Announced

Matthew McConaughey's golden run continues

Screens Daily, Nov. 27, 2012 3:30 PM

TV Review: 'The Hour'

New season of BBC America Fifties drama debuts tomorrow

Screens Daily, Nov. 27, 2012 11:35 AM

Let’s Start at the Very Beginning

Great short stories, great first lines

Books Daily, Nov. 27, 2012 9:00 AM

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2

The Twilight's over, and the darkness has just begun.

Film Review, Nov. 23, 2012

Other Notable Film Books

New collections from critics David Thomson and David Denby, Richard Burton's candid journaling, and more

Screens Feature, Nov. 22, 2012

DVD/VOD Watch: ‘The Invisible Made Visible’

‘This American Life’ live show now available for download and on DVD

Screens Daily, Nov. 20, 2012 11:05 AM

Fall's a Good Time To Fall for Preston Sturges

The Alamo Ritz kicks off a mini-retrospective tonight

Screens Daily, Nov. 19, 2012 10:00 AM

The Sun Sets on the 'Twilight' Saga

The Chronicle reviews Breaking Dawn Part Two

Screens Daily, Nov. 18, 2012 9:40 AM

Silver Linings Playbook

David O. Russell finds finds another family in distress; Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence kept it consistently fun.

Film Review, Nov. 16, 2012


Despite a monumental performance by Daniel Day-Lewis, Spielberg's film has a fussed-over theatricality that's hard to escape.

Film Review, Nov. 15, 2012

Fran Lebowitz in Town Tonight

Social commentator to speak with Frank Rich at Bass Concert Hall

Books Daily, Nov. 14, 2012 9:25 AM

Elegy To a Family Made of Football Fans

'America's Parking Lot' screening benefits Capital Area Food Bank

Screens Daily, Nov. 12, 2012 10:50 AM

Simon and the Oaks

This Swedish import is a family saga that's shaped by the looming Nazi invasion, forbidden love, and unsound decisions.

Film Review, Nov. 9, 2012

And Behind Door Number 2 …

SXSW Interactive taps space whiz Elon Musk for second keynote address

Screens Daily, Nov. 8, 2012 2:45 PM


Daniel Craig's glum third go-’round as 007 is enhanced by fun turns by all the supporting players, as well as the film's exciting camerawork.

Film Review, Nov. 8, 2012

Film Flam

Arts in Context, Fran Lebowitz, flying kites, and cats gone wild

Screens Daily, Nov. 7, 2012 11:55 AM

Alamo Drafthouse Is Not Interested in Your Tardy Slip

Austin theatres will enforce no late-seating policy in 2013

Screens Daily, Nov. 7, 2012 9:30 AM

ATX Television Festival Launches Pitch Competition

Clock's ticking: You've got 90 seconds to sell a TV show

Screens Daily, Nov. 2, 2012 4:56 PM

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