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Marrit Ingman

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Wonder Stories


Books Feature, Jul. 25, 2008

King Corn

The film’s light hand, appealing style, and simple exposition make it an eminently watchable inquiry into the politics of food, public health, and the reasons why corn has become an ingredient in virtually everything we eat.

Film Review, Nov. 9, 2007

Flower Children

Previewing the 2007 Texas Book Festival, Nov. 3-4

Books Feature, Nov. 2, 2007

Mo Willems

Books Feature, Nov. 2, 2007

Hannah Takes the Stairs

The naturalistic indie talker unhurriedly follows a young woman through her days and nights – Nerf-ball games at work, waiting for the bus, and a series of relationships fueled by “chronic dissatisfaction.”

Film Review, Oct. 26, 2007

For the Bible Tells Me So

Various men and women of the cloth provide a systematic dismantling of the idea that the Bible condemns homosexuality.

Film Review, Oct. 19, 2007

The Jane Austen Book Club

Though it’s as estrogenic as dong quai, this amiable film about six friends and their book club is thoughtfully rendered with a certain universality of spirit.

Film Review, Oct. 5, 2007


This drama about international sex trafficking is tremendously sincere but also brutal.

Film Review, Sep. 28, 2007

Milarepa: Magician, Murderer, Saint

This is an old-school heroic drama from Bhutan about an 11th century Tibetan saint whose tale begins with greed and vengeance.

Film Review, Sep. 21, 2007

The Devil Came on Horseback

Retired Marine Capt. Brian Steidle tells the real, unedited story of Darfur in this documentary examining the powerlessness of one individual faced with a tragedy of inhuman degree.

Film Review, Sep. 14, 2007

The Advance's Retreat

Is this the end for Cinematexas?

Screens Feature, Sep. 14, 2007

Cinemakids Survives

Screens Feature, Sep. 14, 2007

This Is England

Set in Thatcherite England, this semi-autobiographical story tells of a descent from mischievous schoolboy to junior skinhead.

Film Review, Sep. 7, 2007

In Space

Image and essence

Screens Feature, Sep. 7, 2007


It contains some freshman mistakes, but this microindie has such dramatic momentum, such a need to tell its story, that it's well worth a look.

Film Review, Aug. 31, 2007

Mr. Bean's Holiday

The comic Mr. Bean provides a so-so late-summer diversion, unlikely to reignite Beanmania – or repeat the previous film’s boffo box office.

Film Review, Aug. 24, 2007

Rain, Broken Glass, and a Dead Body in the Dumpster

Fourteen hours of Elizabeth Reeder's A Very Bad Day

Screens Feature, Aug. 17, 2007

Gypsy Caravan

Billed as the “Gypsy Caravan,” five bands travel across America making music from across the Romani diaspora.

Film Review, Aug. 10, 2007


A mad scientist's experiments provide a beagle with superpowers and the ability to speak in this children's comedy based on an old cartoon.

Film Review, Aug. 10, 2007

Triad Election

When the time comes for an aging gangster godfather in Hong Kong to step down, a bloody battle for control ensues in this vivid story about thug life.

Film Review, Aug. 3, 2007


The sci-fi reunion of Danny Boyle and Cillian Murphy (28 Days Later) is never less than beautiful but has a profoundly implausible plot turn that cheapens the sentiment.

Film Review, Jul. 27, 2007

Eagle vs Shark

Like Napoleon Dynamite, Eagle vs Shark is a little wisp of a movie, a lightweight feature loaded with montage and hung on the multidimensional performance of Loren Horsley as Lily.

Film Review, Jul. 20, 2007

You Kill Me

Cuddlier and more charming, this alcoholic-hit-man comedy isn’t your typical John Dahl noir, but it is offbeat, lovably deadpan, and just tart enough.

Film Review, Jul. 13, 2007

Not Enough Cooks

Janeane Garofalo discusses Ratatouille, stirs up trouble

Screens Feature, Jun. 29, 2007

Chewing the Rat

With Patton Oswalt

Screens Feature, Jun. 29, 2007

A Mighty Heart

Based on the true events surrounding journalist Danny Pearl’s kidnapping and murder in Pakistan, this drama by Michael Winterbottom and starring Angelina Jolie is more aloof than melodramatic.

Film Review, Jun. 22, 2007

Paris, Je T'Aime

Eighteen short films by an international who’s-who of filmmakers make up this omnibus celebrating the joys and sorrows of love and Paris, organized by neighborhood.

Film Review, Jun. 21, 2007

Crazy Love

Documentary portrait of a mutually obsessive, interdependent, tabloid-fodder marriage going on 30 years.

Film Review, Jun. 15, 2007

Surf's Up

This animated avian surf epic is most alive when its radio-friendly pop hits accompany beautiful CGI waves.

Film Review, Jun. 8, 2007


Deeply immersive, thought-provoking, and quite often funny, Offside depicts the resourcefulness women in Iran must rely on in order to enter a stadium to watch, no less play, soccer.

Film Review, Jun. 7, 2007

10 Questions for the Dalai Lama

His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, is truly a spiritual leader for the 21st century.

Film Review, Jun. 1, 2007

Beyond 'The Electric Company'

Can a bunch of toddlers watching television save the world?

Screens Feature, May. 25, 2007

Delta Farce

In this multination offender, Larry the Cable Guy and two friends are Army reservists who are shipped off to Iraq but mistakenly wind up in Mexico – and can't tell the difference.

Film Review, May. 18, 2007


Made by teachers for teachers, this local indie offers no easy answers to its statistic that 50% of teachers quit within their first three years on the job.

Film Review, May. 18, 2007

Boots and Suits, Scheming and Dreaming

The Wilson Brothers on The Wendell Baker Story

Screens Feature, May. 18, 2007


Screens Review, May. 18, 2007


Despite a storyline that involves an unplanned pregnancy, various affairs, spousal abuse, maternal ambivalence, and food-service employment, Waitress is an optimistic comedy about getting past your mistakes and making the best of life.

Film Review, May. 11, 2007

If You Attend One Unconference This Summer ...

PodCamp San Antonio, May 19

Screens Feature, May. 11, 2007


Nicolas Cage plays a man who can see into the future – a talent the FBI wants to put to use capturing terrorists.

Film Review, May. 4, 2007

Black Book

Although in many ways a characteristically perverse Paul Verhoeven spectacle, this Dutch World War II resistance story is more morally shaded as well as handsomely mounted and suspenseful.

Film Review, Apr. 27, 2007

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