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Marjorie Baumgarten

Contributing Writer, Film

TWITTER: @moviemarge

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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The Upside

Remake of a true story of an unlikely friendship is the flattest version yet

Film Review, Jan. 17, 2019

Marjorie Baumgarten’s Top 10 Films of 2018

Screens Feature, Dec. 27, 2018

At Eternity’s Gate

Transcendent examination of van Gogh through his own eyes

Film Review, Dec. 6, 2018

Maria by Callas

The genius soprano's contentious career in her own words

Film Review, Nov. 29, 2018

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

The Coen brothers head West, but it's a bumpy ride

Film Review, Nov. 15, 2018


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

Film Review, Nov. 15, 2018

What They Had

Authentic Alzheimer's drama steers just clear of soap opera

Film Review, Nov. 8, 2018

The Happy Prince

Tragic Oscar Wilde biopic flies sporadically

Film Review, Oct. 25, 2018

Austin Film Festival Brings Paul Dano's Wildlife to Town

The actor becomes director with literary family drama

Screens Feature, Oct. 25, 2018

Studio 54

The rise, fall, and legacy of NYC's most famous nightclub

Film Review, Oct. 18, 2018

Thunder Road

SXSW award winner is a captivating study of a mess of a man

Film Review, Oct. 11, 2018

Monsters and Men

Racism drama never matches its powerhouse opening sequence

Film Review, Oct. 4, 2018

A Star Is Born

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga headline this remake of a remake of a remake

Film Review, Oct. 4, 2018

22 July

Horrific Norwegian terrorist attack dissected a little too cleanly to be moving

Film Review, Oct. 4, 2018


Furry animated antics as yetis find proof: Humans exist!

Film Review, Sep. 27, 2018

The Song of Sway Lake

Period family drama is evocative, if sometimes lacking in clarity

Film Review, Sep. 20, 2018

Fahrenheit 11/9

Michael Moore takes on the Trump years

Film Review, Sep. 20, 2018

The Future Was in Toronto

Toronto International Film Festival showcased the fall's big films

Screens Feature, Sep. 20, 2018

White Boy Rick

A true-life tale of coke, corruption, and betrayal

Film Review, Sep. 13, 2018


Gritty sci-fi road trip has teen appeal

Film Review, Aug. 30, 2018

Memoir of War

WWII literary adaptation lacks the novel's spark and insight

Film Review, Aug. 30, 2018


The pretty pieces don't all fit in this jigsaw-solving drama

Film Review, Aug. 23, 2018

Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda

The great composer, somewhat explained

Film Review, Aug. 16, 2018

Never Goin' Back

Augustine Frizell ingeniously revamps the stoner buddy comedy

Film Review, Aug. 9, 2018

Dark Money

Campaign finance reform as true-life political thriller

Film Review, Aug. 2, 2018

Where in the World Is Bunny Lake?

Otto Preminger’s masterful abduction thriller still shocks and intrigues

Screens Feature, Jul. 19, 2018

Leave No Trace

Into the woods in this moving family drama

Film Review, Jul. 12, 2018


Another glimpse behind the curtain at the late musical legend

Film Review, Jul. 5, 2018

Sicario: Day of the Soldado

Cross-border thriller gets a bloodier, morally grayer sequel

Film Review, Jun. 28, 2018


NYC blaxploitation classic gets an ATL reboot.

Film Review, Jun. 21, 2018

Mary Shelley

Biopic of Frankenstein's creator lacks spark.

Film Review, Jun. 21, 2018

Summer 1993

Town mouse turns country mouse in this bitter-sweet reminiscence of Spanish childhood.

Film Review, Jun. 14, 2018

Hotel Artemis

A bleak but stylish future, where only criminals can afford healthcare

Film Review, Jun. 7, 2018


True-life survival adventure stays afloat because of Shailene Woodley

Film Review, May. 31, 2018

Mrs. Hyde

Isabelle Huppert glows (literally) in this SF-comedy makeover of the psycho-horror classic.

Film Review, May. 24, 2018

Chronicle Recommends: War Movies

Movie picks for Memorial Day

Screens Feature, May. 24, 2018


True love overcomes convention in this stylish, earnest romance.

Film Review, May. 17, 2018

Pope Francis: A Man of His Word

The pope, in his own words, through the lens of Wim Wenders

Film Review, May. 17, 2018


Unexpected remake of the Eighties' most questionable rom-com

Film Review, May. 10, 2018


Interracial tensions boil over in 1990s L.A.

Film Review, May. 3, 2018

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