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: Joy Ride
Joy Ride
Raunchy road trip goes all the way to China for filthy fun

Movie Review, July 7, 2023

Revew: All That Breathes
All That Breathes
The struggle by three men to save the endangered black kite

Movie Review, March 31, 2023

SXSW Film Review: <i>Joy Ride</i>
Film Review: Joy Ride
Groundbreaking comedy doesn't break the raunchy mold

Screens, March 19, 2023

SXSW Film Review: <i>Max Roach: The Drum Also Waltzes</i>
Film Review: Max Roach: The Drum Also Waltzes
The life and impact of the jazz drumming pioneer

Screens, March 13, 2023

Revew: Infinity Pool
Infinity Pool
Body doubles take on a new, sick meaning in this next gen Cronenberg horror

Movie Review, Jan. 27, 2023

Revew: Empire of Light
Empire of Light
The bulb glows dim in Sam Mendes' tribute to picture palaces

Movie Review, Dec. 9, 2022

Revew: The Fabelmans
The Fabelmans
Steven Spielberg presents his own origin story

Movie Review, Nov. 25, 2022

Revew: Bones and All
Bones and All
Chalamet and Russell glisten with blood and love in this cannibal road trip

Movie Review, Nov. 18, 2022

Revew: Holy Spider
Holy Spider
True crime drama is an indictment of theocracy and misogyny

Movie Review, Nov. 11, 2022

Revew: Armageddon Time
Armageddon Time
James Gray's note-perfect depiction of moral failings in Eighties NYC

Movie Review, Nov. 4, 2022

Revew: TÁR
Cate Blanchett proves herself a maestro in this furious and brilliant musical drama

Movie Review, Oct. 21, 2022

Revew: Triangle of Sadness
Triangle of Sadness
Ruben Östlund's newest Cannes' award-winning social satire falls flat

Movie Review, Oct. 14, 2022

Revew: Carmen
Maltese midlife crisis comedy is a pleasant if undemanding jaunt

Movie Review, Sept. 23, 2022

Revew: The Silent Twins
The Silent Twins
True story of siblings gives little insight into their inner lives

Movie Review, Sept. 16, 2022

Revew: I Love My Dad
I Love My Dad
Patton Oswalt embraces the cringe in a comedy of terrible parenting

Movie Review, Aug. 5, 2022

Revew: The French
The French
Astounding record of life on and off court in tennis's glory years

Movie Review, June 17, 2022

Revew: Fanny: The Right to Rock
Fanny: The Right to Rock
Rocking reminder of the pioneering all-woman band

Movie Review, June 10, 2022

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

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