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Marjorie Baumgarten

Contributing Writer, Film

TWITTER: @moviemarge

Marjorie Baumgarten is a film critic and senior editor at The Austin Chronicle, where she has worked in many capacities since the paper's founding in 1981. She has been the Chronicle's Film Reviews editor for the last 25 years, and her work has also appeared in Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, and Film Comment.

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The Women’s Balcony

An Orthodox community gets embroiled in gender politics

Film Review, Jul. 20, 2017

The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography

Errol Morris' latest doc profiles Boston photographer

Film Review, Jul. 20, 2017

A Ghost Story

A meditative story of a spirit who lingers on

Film Review, Jul. 13, 2017


A Canadian folk artist falls for a fishmonger

Film Review, Jul. 13, 2017

The House

They say the house always wins, but sometimes ...

Film Review, Jul. 6, 2017

The Little Hours

Foul-mouthed nuns can't save this comedy

Film Review, Jul. 6, 2017

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City

The battle over NYC's urban planning

Film Review, Jun. 29, 2017

All Eyez on Me

Keep ya head up but don't expect too much from this biopic

Film Review, Jun. 22, 2017

47 Meters Down

It's this year's The Shallows (but not as good)

Film Review, Jun. 22, 2017

My Cousin Rachel

Love and murder on the English Highlands

Film Review, Jun. 15, 2017

Last Men in Aleppo

Picking up the pieces of the Syrian Civil War

Film Review, Jun. 8, 2017


An intimate look at a leader's state of mind

Film Review, Jun. 8, 2017

I, Daniel Blake

Ken Loach's latest offers dignity in the face of humiliation

Film Review, Jun. 1, 2017

The Wedding Plan

A rom-com with a twist

Film Review, Jun. 1, 2017

The Commune

Life in a Seventies Danish collective is not all that

Film Review, May. 25, 2017

Double Nickelodeons on the Dime

Plenty of opportunities to catch some classic films

Screens Feature, May. 25, 2017


The rise and fall of the real-life Rocky

Film Review, May. 18, 2017

Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer

The man who would be kingmaker

Film Review, May. 11, 2017

How to Be a Latin Lover

A middle-age lothario learns some life lessons

Film Review, May. 4, 2017


Doc follows WikiLeaks' Julian Assange

Film Review, May. 4, 2017

Born in China

The Disneyfication of nature continues

Film Review, Apr. 27, 2017

Peter O'Toole Archives Land at HRC

Peter O'Toole archives acquired by UT's Harry Ransom Center

Screens Daily, Apr. 22, 2017 11:55 AM

God Knows Where I Am

In early May 2008, a woman’s dead body was discovered in an unoccupied New Hampshire farmhouse by someone peering through the window, intrigued by the...

Film Review, Apr. 20, 2017

The Promise

The Armenian Genocide as seen through a love triangle

Film Review, Apr. 20, 2017

Their Finest

How to make a propaganda film in World War II England

Film Review, Apr. 13, 2017

Tommy's Honour

Lacking biopic on the game of golf

Film Review, Apr. 13, 2017

The Zookeeper's Wife

World War II drama based on the bestselling book

Film Review, Apr. 6, 2017

Going in Style

Three old-timers plan to rob a bank

Film Review, Apr. 6, 2017

Power Rangers

A new generation of teens with superpowers must save the world

Film Review, Mar. 30, 2017

The Last Word

A young writer has to pen a woman's obituary before she dies

Film Review, Mar. 23, 2017

Actor Martinez

A meta-movie about a struggling actor

Film Review, Mar. 23, 2017

Personal Shopper

A ghost story exploring the ineffable

Film Review, Mar. 23, 2017

SXSW Film Review: Walking Out

He ain’t heavy, he’s my father

SXSW Daily, Mar. 16, 2017 4:30 PM


A coming-of-age cannibal tale with teeth

Film Review, Mar. 15, 2017

SXSW Panel: Arthouse Awakening: Indie Distribution Today

What's the future of cinema amid a landscape of streaming services?

SXSW Daily, Mar. 13, 2017 4:31 PM

My Life as a Zucchini

A poignant stop-motion coming-of-age tale

Film Review, Mar. 9, 2017

The Shack

The spiritual journey of a tortured soul

Film Review, Mar. 9, 2017

The Ottoman Lieutenant

Corny romance set during the Armenian Genocide

Film Review, Mar. 9, 2017

Lena Olin Plans Her Demise in A Critically Endangered Species

"That’s a challenge as an actor – and for any woman, to not be pleasing."

Screens Feature, Mar. 9, 2017

Before I Fall

Take a YA novel and a director like Ry Russo-Young with serious indie-film cred, and, if you’re lucky, you might wind up with something like...

Film Review, Mar. 2, 2017

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