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Marjorie Baumgarten

Contributing Writer, Film

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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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Dina

This intimate documentary is billed as a “real-life romantic comedy.” Dina Buno and Scott Levin are a couple about to be married whom the filmmakers...

Film Review, Oct. 19, 2017

Human Flow

Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei directs an epic overview of the global refugee crisis.

Film Review, Oct. 19, 2017

Only the Brave

Visceral dramatization of the heroic work of the Granite Mountain Hotshots

Film Review, Oct. 19, 2017

Stream Analysis

Dispatches from the couch

Screens Feature, Oct. 19, 2017

Faces Places

Celebrating faces in the crowd

Film Review, Oct. 12, 2017

The Florida Project

Life in the happiest place on Earth

Film Review, Oct. 12, 2017

Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

Where does the food go?

Film Review, Oct. 12, 2017

Victoria & Abdul

An unlikely friendship develops in this period piece

Film Review, Oct. 5, 2017

Dolores

A stirring portrait of a social-justice pioneer

Film Review, Oct. 5, 2017

Year by the Sea

A woman reclaims her life

Film Review, Oct. 5, 2017

The Aftermath of the Big Headline: Stronger

David Gordon Green talks about the unlucky bystander to history

Screens Daily, Oct. 3, 2017 1:45 PM

Fantastic Fest Review: “World of Tomorrow: Episode Two – The Burden of Other People’s Thoughts”

Don Hertzfeldt's signature stick figures are plump with ideas

Screens Daily, Sep. 30, 2017 4:20 PM

Gook

An unlikely friendship develops in 1992 Los Angeles

Film Review, Sep. 28, 2017

Fantastic Fest Review: Cold Hell

Austrian thriller features kickass heroine

Screens Daily, Sep. 25, 2017 3:40 PM

California Typewriter

An ode to the analog

Film Review, Sep. 21, 2017

American Assassin

The bestselling series hits the screen

Film Review, Sep. 21, 2017

Report From the Toronto International Film Festival

Pass the popcorn (and the awards)

Screens Feature, Sep. 21, 2017

Beach Rats

A moody take on the Jersey Shore

Film Review, Sep. 7, 2017

Crown Heights

Another reminder of racial inequality in the American prison system

Film Review, Sep. 7, 2017

Leap!

An orphan has ballet-dancing dreams

Film Review, Aug. 31, 2017

All Saints

Planting seeds to save a church

Film Review, Aug. 31, 2017

Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry

A look into the world of the farmer and activist

Film Review, Aug. 31, 2017

Columbus

A gorgeous and resonant tale of two loners

Film Review, Aug. 24, 2017

Patti Cake$

A hip-hop star is born in New Jersey

Film Review, Aug. 24, 2017

Austin Film Festival Teases Lineup

AFF releases first titles scheduled for 2017 fest

Screens Daily, Aug. 22, 2017 10:16 AM

Good Time

A crime caper goes horribly movie

Film Review, Aug. 17, 2017

The Hitman’s Bodyguard

I will always love you

Film Review, Aug. 17, 2017

Capital City Black Film Festival Canceled

Fest cites loss of key sponsorship

Screens Daily, Aug. 15, 2017 11:50 AM

Step

Inspiring doc on Baltimore teenagers

Film Review, Aug. 10, 2017

Wind River

Crime and punishment on a Wyoming reservation

Film Review, Aug. 10, 2017

Detroit

The 1967 riots are brought to life in this docudrama

Film Review, Aug. 3, 2017

Fun Mom Dinner

A girl's night out on the town gets hazy

Film Review, Aug. 3, 2017

How to Enjoy a Month in Paris

Eight-part film series, Summer in Paris, screens in August

Screens Daily, Aug. 2, 2017 4:10 PM

Atomic Blonde

Spies duke it out in Cold War-era Berlin

Film Review, Jul. 27, 2017

Endless Poetry

Portrait of an artist as a young man

Film Review, Jul. 27, 2017

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

Maudie

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

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