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: Ash Is Purest White
Ash Is Purest White
The emotional cost of a life of crime across two decades in Northern China

Movie Review, March 22, 2019

Revew: The Wedding Guest
The Wedding Guest
A simmering thriller of international abduction and pursuit

Movie Review, March 22, 2019

SXSW Film Review: <i>Sister Aimee</i>
Film Review: Sister Aimee
The true-ish story of the original celebrity hoax

SXSW, March 15, 2019

Revew: Birds of Passage
Birds of Passage
Colombian drama redefines the drug trafficking movie

Movie Review, March 15, 2019

Revew: Apollo 11
Apollo 11
Astounding documentary takes us back to the first crewed mission to the moon

Movie Review, March 15, 2019

SXSW Film Review: <i>Apollo 11</i>
Film Review: Apollo 11
Unseen footage takes us back to the first moon landing

SXSW, March 12, 2019

Writer/Director/Actor Pamela Adlon Embraces <i>Better Things</i> at SXSW
Recap: Pamela Adlon Embraces Better Things
The comedian and show creator talks the strength of scars

SXSW, March 11, 2019

Film Review: <i>The Wall of Mexico</i>
Film Review: The Wall of Mexico
Border tensions from a new perspective

SXSW, March 9, 2019

Revew: The Kid
The Kid
The tale of Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid gets a worthwhile if workmanlike retelling

Movie Review, March 8, 2019

Revew: Greta
Greta
Chloë Grace Moretz and Isabelle Huppert play cat-and-mouse in this glorious potboiler

Movie Review, March 1, 2019

Revew: Everybody Knows
Everybody Knows
Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem charm in this slight tale of lost loves and kidnapping

Movie Review, Feb. 22, 2019

Revew: Never Look Away
Never Look Away
Art history drama set across and after the Third Reich has few lessons to teach

Movie Review, Feb. 22, 2019

Revew: Isn’t It Romantic
Isn’t It Romantic
Another entry in the bizarre "head trauma leads to female empowerment" rom-com genre

Movie Review, Feb. 15, 2019

Revew: 2019 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Animation
2019 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Animation
The Academy's five favorite animated shorts, plus two ringers

Movie Review, Feb. 8, 2019

Revew: Cold War
Cold War
Love and history in the ruins of post-World War II Europe

Movie Review, Jan. 25, 2019

Revew: The Upside
The Upside
Remake of a true story of an unlikely friendship is the flattest version yet

Movie Review, Jan. 18, 2019

Marjorie Baumgarten’s Top 10 Films of 2018
Marjorie Baumgarten’s Top 10 Films of 2018

Screens, Dec. 27, 2018

Revew: At Eternity’s Gate
At Eternity’s Gate
Transcendent examination of van Gogh through his own eyes

Movie Review, Dec. 7, 2018

Revew: Maria by Callas
Maria by Callas
The genius soprano's contentious career in her own words

Movie Review, Nov. 30, 2018

Revew: Widows
Widows
Viola Davis leads an efficient heist that rarely blows the doors off

Movie Review, Nov. 16, 2018

Revew: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
The Coen brothers head West, but it's a bumpy ride

Movie Review, Nov. 16, 2018

Revew: What They Had
What They Had
Authentic Alzheimer's drama steers just clear of soap opera

Movie Review, Nov. 9, 2018

Austin Film Festival Brings Paul Dano's <i>Wildlife</i> to Town
Austin Film Festival Brings Paul Dano's Wildlife to Town
The actor becomes director with literary family drama

Screens, Oct. 25, 2018

Revew: The Happy Prince
The Happy Prince
Tragic Oscar Wilde biopic flies sporadically

Movie Review, Oct. 26, 2018

Revew: Studio 54
Studio 54
The rise, fall, and legacy of NYC's most famous nightclub

Movie Review, Oct. 19, 2018

Revew: Thunder Road
Thunder Road
SXSW award winner is a captivating study of a mess of a man

Movie Review, Oct. 12, 2018

Revew: Monsters and Men
Monsters and Men
Racism drama never matches its powerhouse opening sequence

Movie Review, Oct. 5, 2018

Revew: A Star Is Born
A Star Is Born
Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga headline this remake of a remake of a remake

Movie Review, Oct. 5, 2018

Revew: 22 July
22 July
Horrific Norwegian terrorist attack dissected a little too cleanly to be moving

Movie Review, Oct. 5, 2018

Revew: Smallfoot
Smallfoot
Furry animated antics as yetis find proof: Humans exist!

Movie Review, Sept. 28, 2018

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