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Marjorie Baumgarten

Contributing Writer, Film

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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 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

Chuck

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

Risk

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

Raw

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

Table 19

Table 19 plays like a concept in search of a movie. Granted, the concept is pretty good – a batch of six strangers bond at...

Film Review, Mar. 2, 2017

Get Out

A stellar racially charged horror comedy

Film Review, Feb. 23, 2017

Rock Dog

It's a dog … that rocks!

Film Review, Feb. 23, 2017

A Cure for Wellness

Gothic mystery is hard to swallow

Film Review, Feb. 16, 2017

Fist Fight

A comedy that revels in low-hanging fruit

Film Review, Feb. 16, 2017

Sembene! and Black Girl: Viewing the "Father" of African Filmmaking

A doc and a feature introduce the films of Ousmane Sembène

Screens Daily, Feb. 11, 2017 5:15 PM

2017 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Documentaries – Programs A & B

Misery and suffering know no national borders, but refugees from those conditions know all too well their demarcations. That is the message that comes through...

Film Review, Feb. 9, 2017

2017 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Documentaries – Program B

Be the most knowledgeable voter at your Oscar party

Film Review, Feb. 9, 2017

2017 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Documentaries – Program A

Let the voting begin

Film Review, Feb. 9, 2017

John Wick: Chapter 2

The body count increases exponentially in this new installment

Film Review, Feb. 9, 2017

I Am Michael

James Franco plays a gay activist who finds God

Film Review, Feb. 2, 2017

I Am Not Your Negro

A stunning doc on the civil rights era

Film Review, Feb. 2, 2017

The Space Between Us

There is life on Mars

Film Review, Feb. 2, 2017

Shirley MacLaine and Sarah Green to Enter Texas Film Hall of Fame

Texas Film Awards announces more honorees

Screens Daily, Feb. 1, 2017 1:01 PM

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