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: 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

Revew: Becoming Leslie
Becoming Leslie
The complicated real life behind Austin's weird icon

Movie Review, Feb. 7, 2020

Revew: The Song of Names
The Song of Names
Holocaust drama about a missing musical prodigy never finds its rhythm

Movie Review, Jan. 17, 2020

Revew: Just Mercy
Just Mercy
True-life story of prison injustice can't escape procedural bonds

Movie Review, Jan. 10, 2020

Marjorie Baumgarten’s Top 10 Films of 2019
Marjorie Baumgarten’s Top 10 Films of 2019

Screens, Dec. 19, 2019

Revew: Bombshell
Finding sympathy in Fox’s #MeToo moment by ignoring everything else about Fox

Movie Review, Dec. 20, 2019

Revew: Queen & Slim
Queen & Slim
Tragic romance with a Black Lives Matter message

Movie Review, Nov. 29, 2019

Revew: Marriage Story
Marriage Story
Driver and Johansson are note perfect as a couple falling apart

Movie Review, Nov. 29, 2019

Revew: The Report
The Report
Recounting of U.S. torture program investigation is dry as Senate testimony

Movie Review, Nov. 15, 2019

Revew: Motherless Brooklyn
Motherless Brooklyn
Edward Norton leads a stylish, meandering trip around a corrupt 1950s NYC

Movie Review, Nov. 1, 2019

Revew: Pain and Glory
Pain and Glory
Almodóvar's latest classic is a self-portrait by a great, aging artist

Movie Review, Oct. 25, 2019

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