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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Revew: The Call of the Wild
The Call of the Wild
Buck the dog makes another trip to the Yukon, this time with CGI assistance

Movie Review, Feb. 21, 2020

Revew: Downhill
Tepid Hollywood remake of marriage dramedy Force Majeure never leaves the training slope

Movie Review, Feb. 14, 2020

Revew: The Gentlemen
The Gentlemen
Guy Ritchie insists on ruining our fond memories of Snatch

Movie Review, Jan. 24, 2020

Revew: Like a Boss
Like a Boss
Unpleasant workplace comedy didn't get the memo about jokes

Movie Review, Jan. 10, 2020

Steve Davis’ Top 10 Films of 2019
Steve Davis’ Top 10 Films of 2019

Screens, Dec. 19, 2019

Revew: Richard Jewell
Richard Jewell
Eastwood's latest assault on the establishment mangles its own history

Movie Review, Dec. 13, 2019

Revew: Knives Out
Knives Out
Cunning if slight murder mystery revives the whodunit

Movie Review, Nov. 29, 2019

Revew: Ford v Ferrari
Ford v Ferrari
Enduring male bonding cuts through racetrack noise and paddock politics

Movie Review, Nov. 15, 2019

Revew: Scandalous: The True Story of the National Enquirer
Scandalous: The True Story of the National Enquirer
The shocking history of America's sleaziest tabloid

Movie Review, Nov. 15, 2019

Revew: Playing With Fire
Playing With Fire
There's no spark in this joke-free firefighters-versus-kids flop

Movie Review, Nov. 8, 2019

Revew: Harriet
Overdue biopic of the fearless anti-slavery hero loses sight of reality

Movie Review, Nov. 1, 2019

Austin Film Festival Review: <i>Scandalous</i>
Review: Scandalous
The true story behind The National Enquirer's smear machine

Screens, Oct. 29, 2019

Revew: Where's My Roy Cohn?
Where's My Roy Cohn?
The man who taught Trump to be a monster

Movie Review, Oct. 11, 2019

Revew: Anthropocene: The Human Epoch
Anthropocene: The Human Epoch
Humanity's scarring of Earth mapped out in graphic, terrifying detail

Movie Review, Oct. 4, 2019

Revew: Abominable
A lot of fuzz and cuteness, but not much else to this yeti jaunt

Movie Review, Sept. 27, 2019

Revew: Judy
Renée Zellweger is a star reborn in this Judy Garland biopic

Movie Review, Sept. 27, 2019

Revew: Official Secrets
Official Secrets
True story of a whistleblower who saw the lies behind the Iraq War

Movie Review, Sept. 6, 2019

Revew: Blinded by the Light
Blinded by the Light
Semi-true story of how the Boss shook the world of a boy from Luton

Movie Review, Aug. 16, 2019

Revew: Coyote Lake
Coyote Lake
Still waters run deep in this innovative border crime drama

Movie Review, Aug. 2, 2019

Revew: Sword of Trust
Sword of Trust
Marc Maron like you've never seen him in this oddball Southern road trip to the truth

Movie Review, Aug. 2, 2019

Revew: Wild Rose
Wild Rose
Jessie Buckley roars in this outlaw country tale (only the country is Scotland)

Movie Review, July 12, 2019

Revew: Yesterday
Imagine a world without the Beatles ... then imagine a better film

Movie Review, June 28, 2019

Revew: Pavarotti
Ron Howard's documentary shows the great tenor in all his humanity

Movie Review, June 21, 2019

Revew: Shaft
Three Shafts are definitely worse than one in this failed revival of the blaxploitation classic

Movie Review, June 14, 2019

Revew: Too Late to Die Young
Too Late to Die Young
The pains of adolescence laid sweetly bare in this Chilean period piece

Movie Review, June 7, 2019

Revew: Rocketman
A biopic of Elton John be as spectacular and catty as the man himself

Movie Review, June 7, 2019

Revew: Walking on Water
Walking on Water
Portrait of renowned environmental artist Christo is more of a thumbnail sketch

Movie Review, May 24, 2019

Revew: Trial by Fire
Trial by Fire
Cameron Todd Willingham story deserves a better retelling that trusts the evidence

Movie Review, May 17, 2019

Revew: Rafiki
Kenyan LGBTQ drama is a miracle solely for existing, yet also a vibrant, colorful romance

Movie Review, May 3, 2019

Revew: Satan & Adam
Satan & Adam
The personal and musical impact of a Harlem friendship

Movie Review, April 26, 2019

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