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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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God Knows Where I Am

In early May 2008, a woman’s dead body was discovered in an unoccupied New Hampshire farmhouse by someone peering through the window, intrigued by the...

Film Review, Apr. 20, 2017

The Promise

The Armenian Genocide as seen through a love triangle

Film Review, Apr. 20, 2017

Their Finest

How to make a propaganda film in World War II England

Film Review, Apr. 13, 2017

Tommy's Honour

Lacking biopic on the game of golf

Film Review, Apr. 13, 2017

The Zookeeper's Wife

World War II drama based on the bestselling book

Film Review, Apr. 6, 2017

Going in Style

Three old-timers plan to rob a bank

Film Review, Apr. 6, 2017

Power Rangers

A new generation of teens with superpowers must save the world

Film Review, Mar. 30, 2017

The Last Word

A young writer has to pen a woman's obituary before she dies

Film Review, Mar. 23, 2017

Actor Martinez

A meta-movie about a struggling actor

Film Review, Mar. 23, 2017

Personal Shopper

A ghost story exploring the ineffable

Film Review, Mar. 23, 2017

SXSW Film Review: Walking Out

He ain’t heavy, he’s my father

SXSW Daily, Mar. 16, 2017 4:30 PM

Raw

A coming-of-age cannibal tale with teeth

Film Review, Mar. 15, 2017

SXSW Panel: Arthouse Awakening: Indie Distribution Today

What's the future of cinema amid a landscape of streaming services?

SXSW Daily, Mar. 13, 2017 4:31 PM

My Life as a Zucchini

A poignant stop-motion coming-of-age tale

Film Review, Mar. 9, 2017

The Shack

The spiritual journey of a tortured soul

Film Review, Mar. 9, 2017

The Ottoman Lieutenant

Corny romance set during the Armenian Genocide

Film Review, Mar. 9, 2017

Lena Olin Plans Her Demise in A Critically Endangered Species

"That’s a challenge as an actor – and for any woman, to not be pleasing."

Screens Feature, Mar. 9, 2017

Before I Fall

Take a YA novel and a director like Ry Russo-Young with serious indie-film cred, and, if you’re lucky, you might wind up with something like...

Film Review, Mar. 2, 2017

Table 19

Table 19 plays like a concept in search of a movie. Granted, the concept is pretty good – a batch of six strangers bond at...

Film Review, Mar. 2, 2017

Rock Dog

It's a dog … that rocks!

Film Review, Feb. 23, 2017

Get Out

A stellar racially charged horror comedy

Film Review, Feb. 23, 2017

A Cure for Wellness

Gothic mystery is hard to swallow

Film Review, Feb. 16, 2017

Fist Fight

A comedy that revels in low-hanging fruit

Film Review, Feb. 16, 2017

Sembene! and Black Girl: Viewing the "Father" of African Filmmaking

A doc and a feature introduce the films of Ousmane Sembène

Screens Daily, Feb. 11, 2017 5:15 PM

2017 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Documentaries – Programs A & B

Misery and suffering know no national borders, but refugees from those conditions know all too well their demarcations. That is the message that comes through...

Film Review, Feb. 9, 2017

2017 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Documentaries – Program B

Be the most knowledgeable voter at your Oscar party

Film Review, Feb. 9, 2017

2017 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Documentaries – Program A

Let the voting begin

Film Review, Feb. 9, 2017

John Wick: Chapter 2

The body count increases exponentially in this new installment

Film Review, Feb. 9, 2017

I Am Michael

James Franco plays a gay activist who finds God

Film Review, Feb. 2, 2017

I Am Not Your Negro

A stunning doc on the civil rights era

Film Review, Feb. 2, 2017

The Space Between Us

There is life on Mars

Film Review, Feb. 2, 2017

Shirley MacLaine and Sarah Green to Enter Texas Film Hall of Fame

Texas Film Awards announces more honorees

Screens Daily, Feb. 1, 2017 1:01 PM

Austinites Win Big at Sundance

Filmmakers Macon Blair and Ramona Diaz score prizes at festival

Screens Daily, Jan. 30, 2017 1:15 PM

Gold

Not much glitters in this uneven film

Film Review, Jan. 26, 2017

Paterson

Adam Driver embodies the poetry of the quotidian

Film Review, Jan. 26, 2017

Sleepless

A shady cop searches for his kidnapped son

Film Review, Jan. 19, 2017

Split

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

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