Marjorie Baumgarten

Contributing Writer, Film

Marjorie Baumgarten is a film critic and contributing writer at The Austin Chronicle, where she has worked in many capacities since the paper's founding in 1981. She served as the Chronicle's Film Reviews editor for 25 years.

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Revew: Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band
Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band
All the steps before that last waltz

Movie Review, March 6, 2020

Revew: Greed
Greed
Winterbottom and Coogan reunite to lampoon billionaires but the one-percenters won't flinch

Movie Review, March 6, 2020

Revew: Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Passion inflamed in this study of women repressed and resurgent

Movie Review, Feb. 21, 2020

Revew: The Assistant
The Assistant
The film industry’s quiet complicity in #MeToo crimes placed in stark context

Movie Review, Feb. 14, 2020

Revew: Becoming Leslie
Becoming Leslie
The complicated real life behind Austin's weird icon

Movie Review, Feb. 7, 2020

Revew: The Song of Names
The Song of Names
Holocaust drama about a missing musical prodigy never finds its rhythm

Movie Review, Jan. 17, 2020

Revew: Just Mercy
Just Mercy
True-life story of prison injustice can't escape procedural bonds

Movie Review, Jan. 10, 2020

Marjorie Baumgarten’s Top 10 Films of 2019
Marjorie Baumgarten’s Top 10 Films of 2019

Screens, Dec. 19, 2019

Revew: Bombshell
Bombshell
Finding sympathy in Fox’s #MeToo moment by ignoring everything else about Fox

Movie Review, Dec. 20, 2019

Revew: Marriage Story
Marriage Story
Driver and Johansson are note perfect as a couple falling apart

Movie Review, Nov. 29, 2019

Revew: Queen & Slim
Queen & Slim
Tragic romance with a Black Lives Matter message

Movie Review, Nov. 29, 2019

Revew: The Report
The Report
Recounting of U.S. torture program investigation is dry as Senate testimony

Movie Review, Nov. 15, 2019

Revew: Motherless Brooklyn
Motherless Brooklyn
Edward Norton leads a stylish, meandering trip around a corrupt 1950s NYC

Movie Review, Nov. 1, 2019

Revew: Pain and Glory
Pain and Glory
Almodóvar's latest classic is a self-portrait by a great, aging artist

Movie Review, Oct. 25, 2019

Revew: Zombieland: Double Tap
Zombieland: Double Tap
Zomcom sequel doesn't have the splattering charm of the original

Movie Review, Oct. 18, 2019

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>In the Tall Grass</i>
Review: In the Tall Grass
Stephen King/Joe Hill story finds terror in the tiniest blades

Screens, Sept. 28, 2019

Fantastic Fest Review: <i>In The Shadow of The Moon</i>
Review: In The Shadow of The Moon
Time travel detective drama exceeds its made-for-streaming limits

Screens, Sept. 28, 2019

Revew: Sister Aimee
Sister Aimee
A slightly true story of America's first megapastor on the run

Movie Review, Sept. 27, 2019

Revew: American Dreamer
American Dreamer
Jim Gaffigan shows a flair for darkness, but this rideshare thriller stays in neutral

Movie Review, Sept. 20, 2019

Revew: Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice
Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice
Life story of a music legend never reaches those blissful high notes

Movie Review, Sept. 13, 2019

Revew: Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool
Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool
The life and pain of the jazz great in his own words and music

Movie Review, Sept. 13, 2019

Revew: Where’d You Go, Bernadette
Where’d You Go, Bernadette
Cate Blanchett steals away with what’s left of her dreams in Linklater’s coming-of-middle-age comedy

Movie Review, Aug. 16, 2019

Revew: David Crosby: Remember My Name
David Crosby: Remember My Name
The most hated man in folk rock on his career in bridge-burning

Movie Review, Aug. 16, 2019

Revew: The Peanut Butter Falcon
The Peanut Butter Falcon
This modern Huck Finn may not innovate, but you can't deny its heart

Movie Review, Aug. 9, 2019

Revew: Pasolini
Pasolini
Minds meet as Abel Ferrara explores the final hours of the Italian maverick

Movie Review, Aug. 9, 2019

Revew: The Mountain
The Mountain
Tye Sheridan and Jeff Goldblum in an engrossing experiment in form

Movie Review, Aug. 2, 2019

Revew: Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love
Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love
Biography of Leonard Cohen's muse can't stop focusing on the artist

Movie Review, July 19, 2019

Revew: The Spy Behind Home Plate
The Spy Behind Home Plate
Fascinating documentary about spy/baseball player Moe Berg never cracks his code

Movie Review, July 19, 2019

Revew: Echo in the Canyon
Echo in the Canyon
History of the Laurel Canyon folk-rock scene gets lost in its own winding paths

Movie Review, June 21, 2019

Revew: The Last Black Man in San Francisco
The Last Black Man in San Francisco
A gentle, poetic look at gentrification that shimmers with the winds of history

Movie Review, June 14, 2019

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