Robert Faires is Arts Editor for The Austin Chronicle, where he's been covering the local arts scene for more than 30 years. In 2011, American Theatre Magazine named him to a list of 12 of the nation's most influential theatre critics. He's also been active in local theatre since 1980, having worked on more than 75 theatrical productions across the city as an actor, director, and writer.
20 articles in 1995
This is a reprint of the Austin Chronicle review that ran in March when this film premiered in Austin at the SXSW FIlm Festival. Looking...
Film Review, Oct. 20, 1995
Mean streets. They are what you expect to see in a detective thriller, streets paved with corruption and washed in blood, streets on which a...
Film Review, Oct. 6, 1995
Remember in high school how there was one kid who had a wise-ass comment for everything and no matter how snide it was or how...
Film Review, Sep. 15, 1995
One of master director Luis Buñuel's most wry and elegant films, the tale of the beautiful young bride of a prosperous doctor who spends her...
Film Review, Aug. 31, 1995
“One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought,...
Film Review, Aug. 25, 1995
Re-Imagining the Production Process
Arts Feature, Aug. 11, 1995
Diverse Stories Break Through
Arts Feature, Jul. 7, 1995
Sketches of R. Crumb
Arts Feature, Jun. 30, 1995
Why Children Groove on Stories
Arts Feature, Jun. 23, 1995
Water moving, in ripples, in waves. It is the first image in this film, and from it we can feel that the story we are...
Film Review, Jun. 2, 1995
Austin Women Taking Center Stage
Arts Feature, May. 12, 1995
Who am I? Such a simple question, yet its answer is so elusive. These two films are very different -- one is a brooding tale...
Film Review, May. 5, 1995
The Power of Play Readings
Arts Feature, May. 5, 1995
On Finishing a Dance
Arts Feature, Apr. 28, 1995
In each of our lives, there comes a time when we develop a keen sense of death's presence. Often, it comes in our youth and...
Film Review, Apr. 21, 1995
We've grown so accustomed to the courtroom drama which plays one side as hero and one as villain, it seems sometimes there's no other kind....
Film Review, Mar. 24, 1995
Depardieu stars as a soldier presumed killed in battle who comes home years later to find his wife remarried. The set-up echoes Depardieu's The Return...
Film Review, Mar. 24, 1995
“Family takes care of family,” snarls 75-year-old Rocky Holeczek, Polish immigrant, baker, and crusty patriarch of a Pittsburgh family which has just endured a tragedy...
Film Review, Mar. 10, 1995
As the 19th century gives way to the 20th, a young medical researcher (Owen) finds love and conflict in a London hospital. Though the cast...
Film Review, Mar. 3, 1995
In this country, he's a villain, the monarch whose abuse inspired a revolution, the ruler from whom we fled to found a democracy. But in...
Film Review, Feb. 3, 1995