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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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What Men Want

Because we needed a remake of What Women Want, apparently

Film Review, Feb. 14, 2019

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part

Everything is still pretty awesome as this sequel builds on the first film

Film Review, Feb. 7, 2019

A Dog’s Way Home

They're all good doggo adventures, Brent

Film Review, Jan. 17, 2019


Nicole Kidman's grimy noir mistakes grit for intrigue

Film Review, Jan. 10, 2019

Steve Davis’ Top 10 Films of 2018

Screens Feature, Dec. 27, 2018

Mary Poppins Returns

The perfect nanny returns, the same as last time

Film Review, Dec. 20, 2018

Tea With the Dames

Share a cuppa with the great British ladies of the screen

Film Review, Dec. 13, 2018

Chef Flynn

New York's young culinary genius is an enfant adorable

Film Review, Dec. 6, 2018

Nobody's Fool

Tiffany Haddish can't beat the Tyler Perry equation

Film Review, Nov. 8, 2018

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

True life forgery black comedy rings surprisingly true

Film Review, Nov. 1, 2018

Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable

The great photographer's work reappraised and redeemed

Film Review, Oct. 25, 2018

Free Solo

Staggering mountaineering achievement mixes vertigo with wonder

Film Review, Oct. 11, 2018

The Old Man & the Gun

Robert Redford has rarely shone more than in this true-crime tale

Film Review, Oct. 4, 2018

Little Women

The Louisa May Alcott classic charmlessly updated

Film Review, Sep. 27, 2018

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

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