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Marjorie Baumgarten

Contributing Writer, Film

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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Adam Driver embodies the poetry of the quotidian

Film Review, Jan. 26, 2017


A shady cop searches for his kidnapped son

Film Review, Jan. 19, 2017


Another twisted (and twisty) offering from M. Night Shyamalan

Film Review, Jan. 19, 2017

Dont Look Back Turns 50

AFS screens D.A. Pennebaker’s early Bob Dylan doc at the Paramount

Screens Daily, Jan. 17, 2017 12:40 PM

Mad Men Archive Lands at HRC

Matthew Weiner show archive parks its fedora at Harry Ransom Center

Screens Daily, Jan. 12, 2017 2:30 PM

The Autopsy of Jane Doe

Strange things are afoot in the morgue

Film Review, Jan. 12, 2017

Patriots Day

The hunt for the Boston Marathon bombers

Film Review, Jan. 12, 2017

Terrence Malick Film to Open SXSW

Ryan Gosling pic about the music industry filmed at ACL, Fun Fun Fun

Screens Daily, Jan. 5, 2017 1:01 PM


Two missionaries in feudal Japan are tested

Film Review, Jan. 5, 2017

Hidden Figures

True story of NASA's black women mathematicians

Film Review, Jan. 5, 2017

Marjorie Baumgarten’s Top 10 Films of 2016

Screens Feature, Dec. 29, 2016

Austin Film Critics Association Award Winners

The AFCA laud acclaimed drama and local filmmaker Keith Maitland

Screens Feature, Dec. 29, 2016


Riveting yet perplexing, this psychological thriller is a stunner

Film Review, Dec. 22, 2016


Animated film about a koala who stages a singing competition

Film Review, Dec. 22, 2016

Collateral Beauty

Will Smith mopes around in this preposterous drama

Film Review, Dec. 15, 2016

Gift Guide 2016: Holiday Grab Bag

by Gavin Edwards

Screens Feature, Dec. 15, 2016

Split Screen: Reanimated

John Pierson's Split Screen begins streaming on FilmStruck

Screens Daily, Dec. 9, 2016 6:00 PM

The Bounce Back

Charming film pits two love gurus against each other

Film Review, Dec. 8, 2016

Office Christmas Party

Workplace comedy lacks the laughs

Film Review, Dec. 8, 2016

Austin Filmmakers Announced for Sundance

Several local filmmakers chosen to compete at Sundance 2017

Screens Daily, Dec. 1, 2016 12:40 PM

Man Down

A soldier struggles with PTSD

Film Review, Dec. 1, 2016


A boy discovers the secrets of his small town

Film Review, Dec. 1, 2016

Manchester by the Sea

Casey Affleck shines in this heartfelt drama

Film Review, Dec. 1, 2016

Almost Christmas

Home for the holidays (again)

Film Review, Nov. 17, 2016

Bleed for This

A boxer returns to the ring in this conventional drama

Film Review, Nov. 17, 2016

Getting to the Truth of Teen Life in The Edge of Seventeen

Producer James L. Brooks and director Kelly Fremon Craig talk about their acclaimed teen dramedy

Screens Feature, Nov. 17, 2016


Rebecca Hall dazzles in this story of Christine Chubbock

Film Review, Nov. 10, 2016

The Best Little Arthouse in Texas

The Austin Film Society expands and asks you to help

Screens Daily, Nov. 4, 2016 10:00 AM

Hacksaw Ridge

A pacifist goes to war in Mel Gibson's brutal film

Film Review, Nov. 3, 2016

I'm Not Ashamed

The story of the first casualty in the Columbine school shooting

Film Review, Oct. 27, 2016

Certain Women

Wonderful performances imbue this subtle drama

Film Review, Oct. 27, 2016

El Jeremías

A boy genius searches for his destiny

Film Review, Oct. 27, 2016

Austin Film Festival Review: Youth in Oregon

Family dramedy suffers from unnecessary subplots

Screens Daily, Oct. 22, 2016 2:15 PM

La Leyenda del Chupacabras

Dark animated tale may be too frightening for children

Film Review, Oct. 20, 2016

Kevin Hart: What Now?

Comic plays to record crowd in Philadelphia

Film Review, Oct. 20, 2016

Austin Film Festival Review: Two Trains Runnin'

Freedom Summer and the blues align in this informative doc

Screens Daily, Oct. 19, 2016 4:40 PM

Austin Film Festival Review: Brave New Jersey

Orson Welles' alien-invasion broadcast turns a town upside down

Screens Daily, Oct. 17, 2016 4:55 PM

Austin Film Festival Review: Holding Patterns

A great ensemble supports this tale of twentysomething ennui

Screens Daily, Oct. 16, 2016 7:30 PM

The Accountant

Math, mayhem, and murder abound in this somewhat confusing thriller

Film Review, Oct. 13, 2016

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life

Animation and reality collide in this paean to pubescence

Film Review, Oct. 6, 2016

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