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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.

155 articles in 2013   •   page 1 of 4

Pledge Your Allegiance

Austin Film Society lets two iconic filmmakers square off in its new series

Screens Feature, Dec. 27, 2013

Inside Llewyn Davis

The latest from the Coen Brothers nails the Sixties folk-music scene, and delivers another of their memorably flawed heroes.

Film Review, Dec. 19, 2013

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

This story of a milquetoast with a wild imagination stars Ben Stiller and is as pretty as it is busy. Opens 12/25.

Film Review, Dec. 19, 2013

A House DVD'd

Criterion and Rooster Teeth give you something worth wishing for

Screens Feature, Dec. 19, 2013

Get Booked

Big names and newcomers delight in this collection of recent releases

Arts Feature, Dec. 19, 2013

Breezy Reads

Stuff your stockings and top your toilets with these just-for-fun picks

Arts Feature, Dec. 5, 2013

Yes Yes: Sundance Announces 2014 Class

Austinites a-plenty in Competition and NEXT slates

Screens Daily, Dec. 4, 2013 3:43 PM

Film Flam

On marshmallows, V.C.'s in Vegas, and a Weird sad signoff

Screens Daily, Dec. 4, 2013 1:01 PM

T.R. Fehrenbach Dead at 88

Historian celebrated for 'Lone Star: A History of Texas and the Texans'

Books Daily, Dec. 2, 2013 2:55 PM


This animated film mines Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales for material, discards the most brutish bits, and applies a heavy Disney top gloss.

Film Review, Nov. 27, 2013


Woody is a man of few words who might not be all there, but Bruce Dern is all there and that's more than good enough for us.

Film Review, Nov. 27, 2013

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Second verse, much the same as the first: The Games may have changed but Katniss Everdeen is still our favorite pawn.

Film Review, Nov. 21, 2013

Pluck of the Irish

AFS Essential Cinema hand-picks four nights of rare Irish filmmaking

Screens Feature, Nov. 21, 2013

The Best Man Holiday

Fourteen years after the first film, this sequel finds our likable characters experiencing the pitfalls and promise of middle age.

Film Review, Nov. 15, 2013

'Who' Knows?

'Doctor Who' fans can start pre-gaming the 50th anniversary special with Geeks Who Drink trivia night

Screens Feature, Nov. 14, 2013

Thor: The Dark World

The Marvel cinematic universe opens its gates once again, and The Dark World does not disappoint.

Film Review, Nov. 7, 2013

All Is Lost

In this near-wordless film, Robert Redford is compulsively watchable as a man trying to save himself from his sinking ship.

Film Review, Nov. 7, 2013

Blue Is the Warmest Color

This three-hour-long French film has been much hyped for its graphic sexual content, but it's the less explicit stuff that makes it worth a watch.

Film Review, Nov. 1, 2013

About Time

Love Actually maestro wants to make you cry with this romantic dramedy.

Film Review, Oct. 31, 2013

Show and Tell With Rian Johnson

Revisiting the high school noir ‘Brick’ at AFF

Screens Daily, Oct. 26, 2013 9:30 AM

I'm in Love With a Church Girl

The title says it all.

Film Review, Oct. 25, 2013

Romeo & Juliet

Till death do us part …

Film Review, Oct. 18, 2013

DVD Watch: 'The Stranger'

Orson Welles directs and stars in noir about a Nazi hiding in plain sight

Screens Daily, Oct. 15, 2013 3:45 PM

Runner Runner

A Princeton student and online gambler gets entangled with the operation's devious mastermind in Costa Rica.

Film Review, Oct. 11, 2013

After Tiller

After the assassination of Dr. George Tiller, what's life like for the 4 remaining doctors who perform late-term abortions in this country?

Film Review, Oct. 11, 2013

The Patience Stone

An Afghan woman finds her true voice while speaking her true thoughts about their marriage to her comatose husband.

Film Review, Oct. 3, 2013


In Ron Howard's Formula One racing pic, the drama trails the action.

Film Review, Sep. 27, 2013

Enough Said

James Gandolfini and Julia Louis-Dreyfus co-star in this delicate, uncommon picture of middle-aged new love.

Film Review, Sep. 27, 2013

Ecstatic Highs, Then Bluer Than Blue Can Be

Last shots to see Michel Gondry’s ‘Mood Indigo,’ still no U.S. distro

Screens Daily, Sep. 23, 2013 4:50 PM

‘The Congress’ Future Imperfect

FF2013 screens Ari Folman’s dystopic followup to ‘Waltz From Bashir’

Screens Daily, Sep. 23, 2013 2:04 PM

The Guerrilla 'Escape'

'Escape From Tomorrow' crew talks Disney-dodging at Fantastic Fest

Screens Daily, Sep. 20, 2013 6:01 PM

Thanks for Sharing

This story about sex addicts is top-heavy with healing bromides and romantic-comedy beats.

Film Review, Sep. 20, 2013

DVD Watch: ‘Augustine’

Female hysteria, or just hot and bothered in Victorian times?

Screens Daily, Sep. 17, 2013 10:00 AM

‘The Newsroom’ Made Me Wish Chivalry Was Still Dead

HBO show ends season 2 with a ride on the mansplain train

Screens Daily, Sep. 16, 2013 10:25 AM

Drinking Buddies

Mumblecore pro Joe Swanberg successfully ups his game by using professional actors in this observational drama.

Film Review, Sep. 13, 2013

Errol Morris' Badassedness To Be Made Official

Legendary documentarian will be fêted at Fantastic Fest 2013

Screens Daily, Sep. 9, 2013 1:34 PM

3 Reasons You Should Know John Merriman’s Name

And only one of them is because it’s easier to spell than 'Galifianakis'

Screens Daily, Sep. 6, 2013 12:00 PM


Keri Russell plays a woman who vacations in a Jane Austen fantasy camp, but the film is lacking in sense and sensibility.

Film Review, Sep. 6, 2013

The Grandmaster

Visual master Wong Kar-Wai tells the story of the legendary martial-arts practitioner and teacher Ip Man.

Film Review, Aug. 30, 2013

Redacted, Then Redressed

AFS Essential Cinema spotlights once-banned films

Screens Feature, Aug. 29, 2013

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