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: Happening
Stunning French tale of a woman seeking an abortion is depressingly timely

Movie Review, May 13, 2022

From the Archives: Organizing Outside the System – Deborah Shaffer and <i>The Wobblies</i>
From the Archives: Organizing Outside the System – Deborah Shaffer and The Wobblies
Our 1981 interview with the filmmaker behind the classic doc

Screens, May 3, 2022

Revew: Infinite Storm
Infinite Storm
Survival drama is epic, even if the story feels small

Movie Review, March 25, 2022

SXSW Film Review: <i>Sell/Buy/Date</i>
Film Review: Sell/Buy/Date
Sarah Jones' sex work play becomes a self-analytical film

Screens, March 22, 2022

SXSW Episodic Review: <i>DMZ</i>
Episodic Review: DMZ
New Ava DuVernay series departs from her usual visual style

SXSW, March 17, 2022

SXSW Film Review: <i>I Love My Dad</i>
Film Review: I Love My Dad
SXSW Grand Jury award winner finds humor in an icky setup

SXSW, March 16, 2022

Revew: 2022 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Live Action
2022 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Live Action
Universal insights into unique stories

Movie Review, Feb. 25, 2022

Revew: The Worst Person in the World
The Worst Person in the World
Worst person? No. Best performance of the year? Maybe.

Movie Review, Feb. 18, 2022

Revew: Parallel Mothers
Parallel Mothers
Almodóvar and Cruz's latest pairing unearths Spain's history

Movie Review, Jan. 21, 2022

This Job Will Change Your Life
This Job Will Change Your Life
Former staff reflect on the zigs and zags of life post-Chronicle

Features, Sept. 2, 2021

Revew: Nomadland
Story of America's itinerant population wanders too much

Movie Review, Feb. 19, 2021

Revew: The Reason I Jump
The Reason I Jump
Poetic insight into autism, based on Naoki Higashida memoir

Movie Review, Jan. 8, 2021

Marjorie Baumgarten's Top 10 of 2020
Marjorie Baumgarten's Top 10 of 2020
"An eye toward 2020 hindsight"

Screens, Dec. 17, 2020

Revew: Farewell Amor
Farewell Amor
Immigrant drama follows the emotions after the family reunion

Movie Review, Dec. 11, 2020

Revew: Stardust
Bowie before he became Ziggy in this less-than-glittering docudrama

Movie Review, Nov. 27, 2020

Sound Unseen Review: <i>Stardust</i>
Sound Unseen Review: Stardust
The birth of Bowie the icon retold with more glimmer than glitter

Screens, Nov. 16, 2020

Revew: Damnation
Béla Tarr's turning point drama lovingly and bleakly restored

Movie Review, Nov. 13, 2020

Revew: Let Him Go
Let Him Go
Superman's parents get caught up in a Western noir

Movie Review, Nov. 6, 2020

AFF Review: <i>Farewell Amor</i>
AFF Review: Farewell Amor
Moving drama of an estranged immigrant family looks inwards

Screens, Nov. 3, 2020

AFF Review: <i>Good</i>
AFF Review: Good
Indie drama emphasizes theme over character

Screens, Oct. 27, 2020

Revew: On the Rocks
On the Rocks
Sofia Coppola heads to NYC for a slight but charming anti-rom-com

Movie Review, Oct. 2, 2020

Revew: The Way I See It
The Way I See It
Portrait of presidential photographer Pete Souza has depth but lacks focus

Movie Review, Sept. 18, 2020

Revew: Our Time Machine
Our Time Machine
Stunning documentary about puppetry, art, Alzhiemer's, and a son's love

Movie Review, Sept. 11, 2020

Revew: Desert One
Desert One
Inside Carter’s catastrophic mission to rescue the Iranian hostages

Movie Review, Aug. 21, 2020

Revew: The Last Tree
The Last Tree
British migrant coming-of-age drama empathetically explores what it is to belong

Movie Review, July 17, 2020

Revew: The Truth
The Truth
Binoche and Deneuve clash exquisitely as mère et fille

Movie Review, July 3, 2020

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
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

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