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Birds of America
Birds of America
Alex Karpovsky tracks a once-extinct 'Woodpecker'

Screens, March 7, 2008

Big Time, Small Screen
Big Time, Small Screen
Local filmmaker Ya'Ke's 'The Second Coming' screens on HBO

Screens, Feb. 1, 2008

Revew: Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
Taking cues from Ray and Walk the Line, this comedy biopic spans 70 years in the life of its hero, the fictional music legend Dewey Cox.

Movie Review, Dec. 21, 2007

Revew: Darfur Now
Darfur Now
For all the film’s rallying efforts, its meandering structure and absence of a central focal point result in a film about genocide that is, as unbelievable as it sounds, kind of boring.

Movie Review, Dec. 7, 2007

Revew: Enchanted
Romance, dry satire, and musical comedy blend in this new Disney film, which stars a delightful Amy Adams.

Movie Review, Nov. 23, 2007

Revew: Love in the Time of Cholera
Love in the Time of Cholera
Funny when it’s supposed to be serious and awkward when it’s supposed to be romantic, every twist in this Gabriel García Márquez adaptation is a near miss, except for the performance of Javier Bardem.

Movie Review, Nov. 16, 2007

Revew: Fred Claus
Fred Claus
Awash with amazingly talented actors – Vince Vaughn, Paul Giamatti, Miranda Richardson, Rachel Weisz, Kathy Bates, Kevin Spacey, to name a few – Fred Claus is sadly just an early lump of coal under the tree.

Movie Review, Nov. 9, 2007

Revew: Martian Child
Martian Child
Only in Hollywood can a movie about alien children be boring, although the terrific performances of John Cusack and Bobby Coleman help redeem this predictable mush.

Movie Review, Nov. 2, 2007

Revew: Deep Water
Deep Water
The documentary Deep Water tells the white-knuckled true story of the first single-handed around-the-world yacht competition.

Movie Review, Oct. 26, 2007

Revew: Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?
Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?
The creative powerhouse known as Tyler Perry is back in front of and behind the camera with this predictable film about four married couples.

Movie Review, Oct. 19, 2007

Revew: King of California
King of California
Michael Douglas plays a wild-eyed dreamer who sways his daughter and friend into digging clandestinely for treasure underneath a California superstore.

Movie Review, Oct. 12, 2007

Revew: The Final Season
The Final Season
A small-town high school baseball team is put to the test in this emphatically inspirational mess.

Movie Review, Oct. 12, 2007

Revew: Sydney White
Sydney White
Teen popularity traumas are translated here into a loosely updated version of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Movie Review, Sept. 21, 2007

Revew: 12:08 East of Bucharest
12:08 East of Bucharest
Using a conversation about history, three men, and a talk show, this Romanian comedy and Cannes Camera d’Or winner achieves surprising levels of underplayed wit and pathos. AFS@Dobie

Movie Review, Sept. 14, 2007

The Austin Premiere of Short Film Works by William Wegman
The Austin Premiere of Short Film Works by William Wegman
Sept. 6 event at the Design Center benefits EmanciPet

Screens, Aug. 31, 2007

Revew: War
Jet Li and Jason Statham spar and provoke all-out war among the Asian mobs.

Movie Review, Aug. 31, 2007

Revew: Rocket Science
Rocket Science
On the surface, Rocket Science is yet another quirky high school movie, but its story of a stutterer who's enticed into joining the debate team is special in its own way.

Movie Review, Aug. 24, 2007

Revew: Death at a Funeral
Death at a Funeral
Pure farce served straight up and directed by the man who moonlights as the voice of Yoda and Miss Piggy.

Movie Review, Aug. 17, 2007

Revew: Becoming Jane
Becoming Jane
Jane Austen could spot a phony, and, as a result, she would not have been happy with this romanticized account of her early years.

Movie Review, Aug. 10, 2007

For TLC, With a Little TLC
For TLC, With a Little TLC
Is a local production company that recently finished its first documentary too good to be true?

Screens, Aug. 3, 2007

Revew: The Simpsons Movie
The Simpsons Movie
The film delivers familiar hilarity and some treats you’ll never get on the show (nudity and drunkenness) but steers shy of anything bold and new.

Movie Review, Aug. 3, 2007

Revew: Talk to Me
Talk to Me
Cheadle leads a great cast through a musical glance at D.C. in the Sixties and Seventies.

Movie Review, Aug. 3, 2007

Revew: I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
Newest Adam Sandler comedy Chuck & Larry is a movie full of weak moments, contrived to the point of painful, that quickly turns from wild farce to gay-agenda movie.

Movie Review, July 20, 2007

Revew: La Vie en Rose
La Vie en Rose
How do you tell the true story of the nearly mythical popular performer Edith Piaf? In epic proportions, of course.

Movie Review, June 22, 2007

Revew: I'm Reed Fish
I'm Reed Fish
The ultimate indie self-indulgence, this film (with a script by Reed Fish) is weighed down in its own coming-of-age angst.

Movie Review, June 8, 2007

Revew: Gracie
Davis Guggenheim (director of An Inconvenient Truth) tells this more-or-less true story of one New Jersey girl's struggle to play soccer in the male-dominated sports world of the late Seventies.

Movie Review, June 1, 2007

Revew: Once
This delicate Irish import, which stars the frontman of the Frames, is an insightful and endearing reimagining of a familiar genre: the musical.

Movie Review, June 1, 2007

Teaching Themselves
Teaching Themselves
The filmmakers, cast, and crew of 'Chalk' learned valuable lessons with little in the way of a plan or a budget

Screens, May 18, 2007

Revew: The Valet
The Valet
This flat French farce has a couple of likable characters, one or two decent jokes, and a lot of missed opportunities.

Movie Review, May 18, 2007

Revew: The TV Set
The TV Set
David Duchovny and Sigourney Weaver star in this dyspeptic drama about the work of creating television shows.

Movie Review, May 4, 2007

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