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Steve Davis

Steve Davis has written film reviews for The Austin Chronicle off and on since the early years of its publication. He holds a B.S. degree in Radio-Television-Film from the University of Texas, and a J.D. degree from the University of Texas School of Law.

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The Little Stranger

A very British ghost story takes unexpected turns

Film Review, Aug. 30, 2018

40 Years in the Making: The Magic Music Movie

Behind the Music for a band you've never heard of

Film Review, Aug. 23, 2018

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

YA novel adaptation gently lampoons "pray the gay away" thinking

Film Review, Aug. 9, 2018

Eighth Grade

Modern middle school life has never been captured better

Film Review, Jul. 19, 2018

Three Identical Strangers

Deception, research, and an almost unbelievable mystery of triplets divided at birth

Film Review, Jul. 5, 2018


Australian surfer dudes come of age in this literary adaptation.

Film Review, Jun. 14, 2018

The Seagull

Chekhov's tale of Muscovite misery takes unsteady flight.

Film Review, May. 31, 2018

Show Dogs

Unfunny canine buddy-cop comedy is no man's best friend.

Film Review, May. 24, 2018

Chronicle Recommends: War Movies

Movie picks for Memorial Day

Screens Feature, May. 24, 2018

Breaking In

Getting locked out of your house without keys has never been more dangerous

Film Review, May. 17, 2018


Rachel Weisz explores the complexities and joys of choice in Britain's Jewish communities.

Film Review, May. 10, 2018


Sleazy modern exploitation falls off its poorly staked moral high ground.

Film Review, Apr. 26, 2018

I Feel Pretty

Amy Schumer looks for laughs in body image comedy.

Film Review, Apr. 19, 2018

Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero

Charming, old-fashioned true story of one brave pupper.

Film Review, Apr. 12, 2018

God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness

Evangelical film franchise rolls into volume three.

Film Review, Apr. 5, 2018

Leaning Into the Wind: Andy Goldsworthy

The enigmatic British environmental artist in the wild.

Film Review, Mar. 29, 2018


Steven Soderbergh's big-budget iPhone thrill ride.

Film Review, Mar. 22, 2018

Love, Simon

Coming-out story remembers the romance.

Film Review, Mar. 14, 2018


Long-delayed stoner comedy is a little stale.

Film Review, Mar. 14, 2018

A Fantastic Woman

Emancipation in grief in this Chilean Oscar-nominated film.

Film Review, Mar. 1, 2018

Half Magic

Heather Graham turns director in empowerment comedy

Film Review, Feb. 22, 2018

The 15:17 to Paris

Eastwood cast innovative to re-create the Paris train attack.

Film Review, Feb. 15, 2018

2018 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Live Action

Compassion, grace, and humor distinguish the Oscar hopefuls

Film Review, Feb. 8, 2018

Steve Davis’ Top 10 Films of 2017

Screens Feature, Dec. 28, 2017

The Greatest Showman

Don't be fooled by this whitewashed version of the great huckster

Film Review, Dec. 21, 2017

Darkest Hour

Gary Oldman disappears into the role of the beloved English statesman

Film Review, Dec. 14, 2017

Wonder Wheel

Woody Allen's ode to Coney Island

Film Review, Dec. 7, 2017

The Disaster Artist

The making of one of the most inept films ever made

Film Review, Nov. 30, 2017

Hello Again

A sexy musical that spans time falls flat

Film Review, Nov. 9, 2017


The remarkable life of a blind card mechanic

Film Review, Nov. 2, 2017


Harrelson dons prosthetics for this complicated biopic

Film Review, Nov. 2, 2017

Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween

Another installment of Madea's spooky stories

Film Review, Oct. 26, 2017


An effusive doc on the shower scene from Psycho

Film Review, Oct. 26, 2017


Austin vibes meet darker skies

Film Review, Oct. 12, 2017

My Little Pony: The Movie

A rainbow-hued acid trip for 8-year-olds

Film Review, Oct. 5, 2017

Battle of the Sexes

Billie Jean King takes on Bobby Riggs

Film Review, Sep. 28, 2017

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

The bloody spy series returns

Film Review, Sep. 21, 2017

Home Again

a lifestyle comedy with a soupçon of pain

Film Review, Sep. 14, 2017

The Only Living Boy in New York

A New York love triangle state of mind

Film Review, Aug. 31, 2017

Whose Streets?

A you-are-there portrait of the tragedy in Ferguson

Film Review, Aug. 24, 2017

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