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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.

82 articles in 2015   •   page 1 of 3

Kimberley Jones' Top 10 Films of 2015

Screens Feature, Dec. 31, 2015

Page Three: Open Season

There's no way to process 2015 without worrying how much worse it's going to get once Texas' open carry law goes into effect

Column, Dec. 31, 2015

Top 10 Most Read Stories of 2015

Sex sells, and so does stupidity and guns

News Daily, Dec. 30, 2015 7:35 AM

The Big Short

The financial meltdown of 2008 is treated with terrific comic spin

Film Review, Dec. 23, 2015


Tina Fey and Amy Poehler wistfully party like there's no tomorrow

Film Review, Dec. 17, 2015


Bloody screen adaptation shows what Shakespeare only tells

Film Review, Dec. 10, 2015

Gift Guide 2015: Fiction by Austin Authors

Rabb's second YA novel features more than one love story, and they're all worth telling

Arts Feature, Dec. 10, 2015


Tom Hardy pulls double duty playing both the criminal Kray twins

Film Review, Nov. 25, 2015

The Night Before

Three guys look for fun on a Christmas Eve that turns into one crazy night

Film Review, Nov. 19, 2015


Blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo is essayed by Bryan Cranston

Film Review, Nov. 19, 2015

My All American

Longhorn legend Freddie Steinmark gets his due in this sports drama

Film Review, Nov. 12, 2015


Baristas compete for fame and glory, and the camera catches it all

Film Review, Nov. 5, 2015

Miss You Already

Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette co-star as best friends facing crises

Film Review, Nov. 5, 2015


Bradley Cooper is a "bad boy" chef; Sienna Miller and others are garnish

Film Review, Oct. 29, 2015

VIDEO: Decker Fright Night

Middle school decks the halls with Halloween scares

Screens Daily, Oct. 26, 2015 12:35 PM

Big Stone Gap

An Appalachian "spinster" learns the truth about her past

Film Review, Oct. 15, 2015

Steve Jobs

Everyone works at the top of their game to deliver this timely biopic

Film Review, Oct. 15, 2015

Texas Book Festival 2015: The Clasp

The sly debut novel by essayist Sloane Crosley reviewed

Arts Daily, Oct. 13, 2015 11:00 AM


Peter Pan origin story goes off the plank

Film Review, Oct. 8, 2015

Peace Officer

Award-winning doc about police tactics could not be more timely

Film Review, Oct. 8, 2015

Lilith Fund to Honor the Chronicle's Mary Tuma and Sen. Sylvia Garcia

Reproductive Equity Awards take place Wednesday

News Daily, Oct. 5, 2015 7:30 AM

Sleeping With Other People

Raunchy but sweet rom-com stars Alison Brie and Jason Sudeikis

Film Review, Oct. 1, 2015

The Intern

Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro star in savvy but irksome film

Film Review, Sep. 24, 2015

Pawn Sacrifice

Fictionalized tale of famed chess bout between Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky

Film Review, Sep. 24, 2015

Black Mass

Johnny Depp plays the notorious South Boston crime boss Whitey Bulger

Film Review, Sep. 17, 2015

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

YA dystopia franchise continues in this sub-par sequel

Film Review, Sep. 17, 2015

Learning to Drive

Patricia Clarkson and Ben Kingsley drive a tale of unlikely friendship

Film Review, Sep. 3, 2015

Mistress America

Greta Gerwig borrows from Holly Golightly in Noah Baumbach's new comedy

Film Review, Aug. 27, 2015

War Room

Christian melodrama likens prayer to war against the devil

Film Review, Aug. 27, 2015

Digging for Fire

Joe Swanberg's latest adds some flourish to his usual marital themes

Film Review, Aug. 27, 2015

People Places Things

Indie relationship comedy starring Jemaine Clement is slight but sweet

Film Review, Aug. 20, 2015

Ricki and the Flash

Meryl Streep, Jonathan Demme, Diablo Cody combine talents, but where's the magic?

Film Review, Aug. 6, 2015

Jimmy's Hall

Ken Loach film is based on an episode in the life of Jimmy Gralton

Film Review, Jul. 30, 2015


Separated at birth, reunited online

Film Review, Jul. 30, 2015

Gemma Bovery

Flaubert's heroine gets a modern spin, courtesy of Posy Simmonds’ comic strip

Film Review, Jul. 16, 2015


Amy Schumer adds an X chromosome to Judd Apatow's usual raunchfest

Film Review, Jul. 16, 2015


The Minions have moved from background work to starring in their own animated movie

Film Review, Jul. 9, 2015

Magic Mike XXL

The boys are back in town

Film Review, Jul. 2, 2015

Testament of Youth

The luminous Alicia Vikander stars as a woman coming of age amid World War I

Film Review, Jul. 2, 2015

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

This indie hit is sweet and funny

Film Review, Jun. 25, 2015

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