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Marjorie Baumgarten

Contributing Writer, Film

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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 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

Kin

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

Puzzle

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

Whitney

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

SuperFly

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

Adrift

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

Anything

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

Overboard

Unexpected remake of the Eighties' most questionable rom-com

Film Review, May. 10, 2018

Kings

Interracial tensions boil over in 1990s L.A.

Film Review, May. 3, 2018

The Rider

Powerful docudrama of life on the range.

Film Review, Apr. 26, 2018

Finding Your Feet

Upper class British rom-com plays for laughs.

Film Review, Apr. 19, 2018

Sweet Country

The modern Western goes to Northern Australia.

Film Review, Apr. 12, 2018

Back to Burgundy

French drama tries to find life lessons in the vineyard.

Film Review, Apr. 5, 2018

Flower

Sardonic coming-of-age comedy never really matures.

Film Review, Mar. 22, 2018

The Strangers: Prey at Night

Home invasion classic becomes a franchise.

Film Review, Mar. 14, 2018

Death Wish

Bruce Willis picks up where Charles Bronson left off.

Film Review, Mar. 8, 2018

The Party

Sally Potter's dinner party theatre is a delicious dish.

Film Review, Mar. 1, 2018

24 Frames

Iranian master filmmaker plays with the almost-moving image.

Film Review, Feb. 22, 2018

The Insult

Lebanon's internecine crises as courtroom drama

Film Review, Feb. 1, 2018

BPM (Beats Per Minute)

France's AIDS community battles big pharma in the 1990s

Film Review, Jan. 25, 2018

The Post

Hanks, Spielberg, and Streep unite for the Washington Post's version of the Pentagon Papers

Film Review, Jan. 11, 2018

The Other Side of Hope

Searching for a better tomorrow in Aki Kaurismäki's droll tale of immigrants and restaurants

Film Review, Jan. 4, 2018

Marjorie Baumgarten’s Top 10 Films of 2017

Screens Feature, Dec. 28, 2017

Downsizing

Alexander Payne creates a small word with big ambitions

Film Review, Dec. 21, 2017

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