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Revew: After Earth
After Earth
Often gorgeous, sometimes fascinating, this Smith-family outing is ultimately unwieldy and unsurprising.

Movie Review, May 31, 2013

Revew: Epic
Epic
This imaginative 3-D animated fantasy takes place in a forest world.

Movie Review, May 24, 2013

Revew: The Iceman
The Iceman
Michael Shannon stars as a contract killer with a double life.

Movie Review, May 17, 2013

A Taste of CineMarfa 2013
A Taste of CineMarfa 2013
Archival programs and current works blend in West Texas fest

Screens, May 10, 2013

Revew: Arthur Newman
Arthur Newman
Colin Firth and Emily Blunt star in this road picture about two people who try to escape their identities but fall in love and learn to accept their responsibilities.

Movie Review, May 10, 2013

Revew: Iron Man 3
Iron Man 3
It's more of the same, but the same is pretty good.

Movie Review, May 3, 2013

Revew: Filly Brown
Filly Brown
A young, Latina hip-hop artist gets a shot at a record contract only if she is willing to compromise her ideals.

Movie Review, April 26, 2013

Revew: Home Run
Home Run
A pro ballplayer with a substance-abuse problem goes back home for rehab, and finds Christian redemption by coaching a Little League team.

Movie Review, April 26, 2013

Revew: Pain & Gain
Pain & Gain
One of the dirty secrets of modern American filmmaking is what a skilled director Michael Bay really is.

Movie Review, April 26, 2013

Revew: The New Juarez
The New Juarez
This partisan film essay attacks both the United States and Mexican governments for the massive violence in Juarez.

Movie Review, April 19, 2013

Revew: Oblivion
Oblivion
Tom Cruise stars in this science-fiction outing that favors style over substance.

Movie Review, April 19, 2013

Revew: 42
42
Jackie Robinson's story is told as a socially conscious moral tale about the malevolence of segregation.

Movie Review, April 12, 2013

Revew: G.I. Joe: Retaliation
G.I. Joe: Retaliation
This overflowing action stew is loaded to the brim with half-formed ideas, action stereotypes, and hints of characters.

Movie Review, April 5, 2013

Revew: Emperor
Emperor
Tommy Lee Jones is Gen. Douglas MacArthur and Matthew Fox his adviser in this historical drama set in postwar Japan in which the general must decide the fate of the Japanese emperor.

Movie Review, March 8, 2013

Revew: Jack the Giant Slayer
Jack the Giant Slayer
Despite a terrific cast, intelligent direction, and state-of-the-art special effects, this fairy tale's gigantic shoes remain unfilled.

Movie Review, March 1, 2013

'Far Marfa' Captures the Romance of West Texas Outpost
'Far Marfa' Captures the Romance of West Texas Outpost
Stateside Independent hosts film's Austin premiere tonight

Screens, Feb. 25, 2013

Revew: Escape From Planet Earth
Escape From Planet Earth
In this 3-D animated movie, a famous astronaut from another planet becomes trapped on Earth – aka the Dark Planet. Interplanetary shenanigans ensue.

Movie Review, Feb. 22, 2013

Revew: Snitch
Snitch
A socially conscious action adventure that stars Dwayne Johnson, Snitch is an indictment of our federal minimum-punishment guidelines for drug offenses.

Movie Review, Feb. 22, 2013

Revew: A Good Day to Die Hard
A Good Day to Die Hard
Bruce Willis' John McClane is like Wile E. Coyote – always in the wrong place when things blow up but always persevering.

Movie Review, Feb. 15, 2013

Revew: Identity Thief
Identity Thief
Melissa McCarthy is a comic storm system to Jason Bateman's straight man in this latest variation on the road trip from hell.

Movie Review, Feb. 8, 2013

Revew: Bullet to the Head
Bullet to the Head
Sylvester Stallone is back – the action is loud and pulpy, the quips are ever-ready, and the cycle is unbroken.

Movie Review, Feb. 1, 2013

Revew: Quartet
Quartet
A charming, funny, and sentimental comedy/drama about former opera singers living in a home for retired musicians.

Movie Review, Jan. 25, 2013

Revew: The Last Stand
The Last Stand
Arnold Schwarzenegger plunges back into acting in this full-bore action vehicle helmed by the South Korean director Kim Jee-Woon.

Movie Review, Jan. 18, 2013

Revew: Mama
Mama
Jessica Chastain stars in this spook tale that's rife with unsettling atmosphere.

Movie Review, Jan. 18, 2013

Revew: Gangster Squad
Gangster Squad
Despite uneven filmmaking and questionable facts, an extraordinary cast brings this story about mobster Mickey Cohen's attempted takeover of L.A. and the handful of honest cops who thwarted him.

Movie Review, Jan. 11, 2013

Revew: Allegiance
Allegiance
Bow Wow plays a National Guard soldier who goes AWOL in the early Nineties in this unfoused drama

Movie Review, Jan. 4, 2013

Auld Lost Cine
Auld Lost Cine
Here's a sobering stat: Nearly 90% of studio films are lost or destroyed

Screens, Dec. 31, 2012

Revew: Jack Reacher
Jack Reacher
Tom Cruise stars as the title character of Lee Child's novels in this thriller directed by the writer of Valkyrie and The Usual Suspects.

Movie Review, Dec. 28, 2012

Revew: The Guilt Trip
The Guilt Trip
Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen are a mother and son on a road trip but the humor's mostly on autopilot.

Movie Review, Dec. 21, 2012

Revew: The Other Son
The Other Son
Palestinian and Israeli baby boys are accidentally switched at birth, and that discovery in adulthood creates many repercussions.

Movie Review, Dec. 14, 2012

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