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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.

118 articles in 2014   •   page 1 of 3

The Year in Movies, and in Moments

What didn’t make my Top 10

Screens Daily, Dec. 31, 2014 10:28 AM

Kimberley Jones' Top 10 List

Screens Feature, Dec. 31, 2014

The Imitation Game

Brilliant World War II codebreaker Alan Turing, whose story is told here, was a pioneering figure in computer science as well as a closeted homosexual.

Film Review, Dec. 23, 2014

Austin Film Critics Name Boyhood Best of Year

AFCA celebrates locally made Linklater film with four awards

Screens Daily, Dec. 17, 2014 8:00 AM


This Annie is of our time, even if we've grown remote from spunky little girls.

Film Review, Dec. 16, 2014


Reese Witherspoon stars as Cheryl Strayed in this autobiographical trek of expiation.

Film Review, Dec. 11, 2014

It's a Wonderful Lie

The breezy, sneaky charms of 1945's Christmas in Connecticut

Screens Daily, Dec. 7, 2014 8:00 AM

Results Is In

Sundance Film Festival to premiere Andrew Bujalski's latest

Screens Daily, Dec. 3, 2014 3:49 PM

From the Vaults: Reheating Old Dishes

The studios serve up a sequel and a spinoff for Thanksgiving audiences

Screens Daily, Nov. 27, 2014 10:02 AM

Penguins of Madagascar

You can hardly lose with animated penguins … and how about that cameo from Werner Herzog?

Film Review, Nov. 26, 2014

Film Independent Spirit Award Nominations Announced

Boyhood, Kumiko earn multiple nods

Screens Daily, Nov. 25, 2014 1:37 PM

#ACreads December Pick: Ethan Frome

Warm up to Edith Wharton’s frostbitten classic

Books Daily, Nov. 20, 2014 11:48 AM

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

Katniss Everdeen goes from Hunger Games victor to emblem of the revolution

Film Review, Nov. 20, 2014

Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas

The former teen heartthrob turned evangelical entrepreneur shows how to put the faith back into Christmas.

Film Review, Nov. 13, 2014

Force Majeure

Blackly funny, yet lightly brutalizing, this Swedish film observes a married couple for whom a passing threat turns into an existential crisis.

Film Review, Nov. 6, 2014


Majesty and mawkishness combine in Christopher Nolan's film about humans' last-ditch attempt to find a habitable planet in another galaxy.

Film Review, Nov. 6, 2014


A student's desire to become a better drummer comes at the cost of becoming a supplicant to a monstrous teacher.

Film Review, Oct. 30, 2014

AFF Announces Award Winners

Narrative feature jury award goes to The Kings Surrender

Screens Daily, Oct. 26, 2014 7:24 PM

Texas Book Festival: 'Station Eleven'

Emily St. Mandel's apocalyptic novel reviewed

Arts Daily, Oct. 24, 2014 12:30 PM


Mad genius TV writer Dan Harmon (Community) embarks on a 20-city tour taping his popular podcast in front of live audiences.

Film Review, Oct. 23, 2014

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

A Hollywood star falls to earth with mad, exhilarating results.

Film Review, Oct. 23, 2014

Screen Play

What to do at the writers' conference

Screens Feature, Oct. 23, 2014

The Best of Me

It's getting hard to tell one Nicholas Sparks adaptation from another amid all the dross.

Film Review, Oct. 16, 2014

Men, Women & Children

We might be able to connect as human beings if we could just disconnect from from our wired lives, says this movie about our modern world.

Film Review, Oct. 16, 2014

The Good Lie

A well-told story about four lost boys and girls of the Sudan in America gets a welcome assist from Hollywood.

Film Review, Oct. 2, 2014

Eugenio del Bosque Departs Cine las Americas

Longtime executive director hangs up his hat

Screens Daily, Oct. 1, 2014 1:01 PM

AFF Snags Jon Stewart’s Rosewater

The Humbling, The Last 5 Years tapped for opening night

Screens Daily, Sep. 30, 2014 12:11 PM

Don Hertzfeldt Takes Homer Simpson to a Terrifying Future

Local animator gets trippy on his trip to The Simpsons’ couch

Screens Daily, Sep. 29, 2014 10:39 AM

The Skeleton Twins

Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig co-star as siblings in this dramatic workout.

Film Review, Sep. 25, 2014

Fantastic Fest Awards Announced

Studio Ghibli’s latest wins audience favor

Screens Daily, Sep. 23, 2014 11:06 AM

Lace Back Up for The Maze Runner

Join our #ACreads book club 7-8pm tonight to talk about book and movie

Screens Daily, Sep. 22, 2014 11:51 AM

Fantastic Fest 2014: Tommy

A gun moll calls the shots in this Swedish crime drama

Screens Daily, Sep. 21, 2014 11:17 AM

Fantastic Fest 2014: My Life Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn

Scenes from a marriage

Screens Daily, Sep. 21, 2014 8:52 AM

Fantastic Fest 2014: Force Majeure

Perversely funny Swedish film asks: Are you man enough?

Screens Daily, Sep. 19, 2014 10:54 PM

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them

Jessica Chastain plays Her and James McAvoy plays Him, and together they're Them in intriguing head-scratcher.

Film Review, Sep. 18, 2014

This Is Where I Leave You

Awfully likeable ensemble comedy.

Film Review, Sep. 18, 2014

Austin Film Festival Announces (Almost) Full Slate

Opening and closing night films still to come

Screens Daily, Sep. 17, 2014 12:00 PM

God Help the Girl

Belle & Sebastian frontman Stuart Murdoch's first film is a charming movie musical in the key of Mod.

Film Review, Sep. 11, 2014

No No: A Dockumentary

Famous for pitching a no-hitter while high on acid, Dock Ellis the man was so much more.

Film Review, Sep. 4, 2014


Arthouse comedy amuses yet disappoints.

Film Review, Sep. 4, 2014

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