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Kimberley Jones


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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.

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Start Engines, Open Wallets

A little birdy told us where and where you can get your golden ticket to SXSW Film

Screens Daily, Feb. 8, 2008 3:06 PM

Strange Wilderness

When a popular wildlife TV show starts slipping in the ratings, the clueless hosts go off to the Andes in search of Bigfoot and big ratings. Big mistake.

Film Review, Feb. 8, 2008

At the Altar of the Archival

Austin Cinematheque and the essentialness of the shared moviewatching experience.

Screens Daily, Feb. 7, 2008 1:10 PM

Meet the Spartans

The working title says it all: Not Another Scary Epic Teen Date Movie.

Film Review, Feb. 1, 2008


Ira Glass to go multiplex?

Screens Daily, Jan. 29, 2008 12:37 PM

A Good Day for Channing Tatum Fans

Channing Tatum steps up, screens twice at SXSW

Screens Daily, Jan. 29, 2008 11:46 AM

How's Your News?

Utah shines kindly on Austinites

Screens Daily, Jan. 27, 2008 6:09 PM

How She Move

She move something fierce in this low-budget Canadian crowd-pleaser about stepping.

Film Review, Jan. 25, 2008

Rock Out, Lady Writers

Women writers score big at the Oscars... or at least bigger than usual.

Screens Daily, Jan. 22, 2008 10:25 AM

Blue Plate Special: The $10,000 Edition

Ten grand gets not just dinner, but dinner conversation

Screens Daily, Jan. 18, 2008 3:38 PM

27 Dresses

We predict a happy union between 27 Dresses and cable TV, forever rerunning with commercial breaks tailor-made for laundry-loading and sandwich-making.

Film Review, Jan. 18, 2008

'Honeydripper' Drops on Austin

This week marks two occasions to catch John Sayles' latest close lens on the American experience

Screens Feature, Jan. 18, 2008

Cormac McCarthy to Settle Down 'The Road'

Texas State acquires the papers of Texas' most famously reclusive writer

Books Feature, Jan. 18, 2008

In Your Face

He's 23 years old and founded Facebook. What have you done lately?

Screens Daily, Jan. 17, 2008 10:44 AM

Best Title of the Year So Far …

SXSW Film lights up

Screens Daily, Jan. 15, 2008 1:11 PM

God Praise the Queen

The Brits call it as they see it

Screens Daily, Jan. 12, 2008 1:07 PM

A New Revolution?

Ding dong: The Golden Globes are (more or less) dead.

Screens Daily, Jan. 8, 2008 5:13 PM

The Ending Was Only the Beginning

Harry Knowles and others dissect No Country for Old Men's ending.

Screens Daily, Jan. 8, 2008 4:10 PM

Support the Strike, Local Edition

Local striking screenwriters preview work that otherwise isn't seeing the light of day.

Screens Daily, Jan. 7, 2008 5:08 PM

Kimberley Jones

Screens Feature, Jan. 4, 2008

It Is What It Is

The year in books

Books Feature, Jan. 4, 2008

SXSW Rolls the Dice on Its Opening-Night Film

21 kicks off SXSW Film 2008

Screens Daily, Jan. 2, 2008 3:43 PM

National Treasure: Book of Secrets

Nicolas Cage is again on the prowl in this sequel to the 2004 smash success.

Film Review, Dec. 28, 2007

All in the Family

The Agrasánchez Film Archives

Screens Feature, Dec. 28, 2007

Sneak Peek at SXSW Film 2008

The first announcements from SXSW Film 08 are trickling in

Screens Feature, Dec. 28, 2007

The Last Word

The Harry Ransom Center opens Norman Mailer's archives

Books Feature, Dec. 28, 2007


This indie comedy is funny, smart, cool, and heartfelt, and features breakout showcases for star Ellen Page and screenwriter Diablo Cody.

Film Review, Dec. 21, 2007

Charlie Wilson's War

Despite a script by Aaron Sorkin, direction by Mike Nichols, and star turns by Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, and Philip Seymour Hoffman, this good-natured geopolitical romp falls flat.

Film Review, Dec. 21, 2007


Joe Wright has fashioned an epic piece of moviemaking from Ian McEwan’s novel: Starring Keira Knightley, the film is consumed with the nature of storytelling and the moral responsibility of the storyteller.

Film Review, Dec. 14, 2007

Geek Out!

Gifts for Trekkies, Anglophiles, and arthouse obscurists

Screens Feature, Dec. 14, 2007

The Things He Carried: Tim O'Brien's archives find a home

The Harry Ransom Center announces the acquisition of Vietnam scribe Tim O'Brien's archives

Books Feature, Dec. 14, 2007

Homer for the Holidays

Fox gives away Simpsons Santa hats at just the right price.

Screens Daily, Dec. 12, 2007 9:43 AM

The Golden Compass

The special effects are mostly spectacular in this story of a 12-year-old orphan whose fate is connected to a holy, multiverse war yet to come.

Film Review, Dec. 7, 2007

Romance & Cigarettes

John Turturro directs this oddball musical in which the stars (the eclectic cast of James Gandolfini, Susan Sarandon, Kate Winslet, Steve Buscemi, Mary-Louise Parker, Christopher Walken, Aida Turturro, and Mandy Moore) lip-sync and dance to popular songs.

Film Review, Nov. 30, 2007

Down From the Mountain

More good news from Sundance

Screens Daily, Nov. 29, 2007 9:08 PM

'Tis the Season ...

Austin sees some Sundance lovin'.

Screens Daily, Nov. 29, 2007 3:45 PM

Gallo Humor

His actions and words toe so close to ludicrous, one hopes that Vincent Gallo as we know him – wildly talented, largely objectionable – is all some kind of performance art piece à la Andy Kaufman.

Screens Daily, Nov. 29, 2007 2:04 PM

I'm Not There

This meditation on Bob Dylan is infused with love – not the slavish kind but a true-eyed tribute to the artist who belongs to nobody and everybody at once.

Film Review, Nov. 23, 2007

The Hypocrisy of Disco: A Memoir

Disco doesn't have much to do with anything in Clane Hayward's memoir of her late Seventies, peripatetic preteens, which were spent shuttling between a hippie mom, redneck dad, and anybody else with an open space – but not necessarily an open heart – in which Hayward could crash

Books Review, Nov. 23, 2007

The Capitol Beat on Books

Texas Book Festival Wrap

Books Feature, Nov. 9, 2007

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