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Steve Davis' Top 10 List
Screens Story  January 3, 2014, by Steve Davis
"...8. Inside Llewyn Davis Cynical? Yes..."

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Movie Titles for 1997
Screens Story  January 9, 1998
"...Compiled by Marjorie Baumgarten (M.B.) with reviews by Hollis Chacona (H.C.), Steve Davis (S.D.), Robert Faires (R.F.), Marc Savlov (M.S.), Russell Smith (R.S.)..."

"Seeking Surreal" at Davis Gallery
Each of the artworks in this group show finds some place where the fantastic makes contact with the everyday
Arts Review  July 7, 2016, by Sam Anderson-Ramos
"..."Seeking Surreal"Davis Gallery, 837 W. 12th, 512/477-4929 www.davisgalleryaustin.com Through July 30..."

Day One. Road to the Whitehouse: Save Us, Davis!
Gay Place correspondent Dacia Saenz finally has a moment to breathe and blog about her inaugural inauguration experiences.
DAILY The Gay Place  January 22, 2009, by Dacia Saenz
"...At long last, our new (working) bus arrived and Officer Davis, studly, courteous and "from a different department" than ol' crotchety Bernie, guided us off the Death Star and onto our Chariot to Democracy. Larry, Kat and I shouted "same seats" like a gaggle of third graders, and we were off! The whole escapade, lasting about an hour and a half or so, was a true testament of how freakin' dreamy and euphoric everyone was feeling (excluding Officer Bernie)..."

A Most Violent Year
Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain anchor this simmering drama set in the semi-lawless New York City of 1981.
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Film Review  January 23, 2015, by Kimberley Jones
"...The ever-magnetic Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis) plays the self-made Abel Morales, who we glean has risen from a humble delivery driver to marry the boss’ daughter, Anna (Chastain, Brooklyn-tough terrific), and buy out his business, Standard Heating Oil. At the film’s beginning, Abel and Anna – she’s his tricksy CFO – place a down payment on pier-front property that will most certainly take the company from family business to major player..."

The Last Days of Chez Nous
This Australian film from director Armstrong (My Brilliant Career, Mrs. Soffel) presents a microcosmic story of an extended family in the twilight hours before its final dissolution. Beth (Harrow) is...
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Film Review  May 21, 1993, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Armstrong must also be recognized as coaxing great performances from her leading actresses. Harrow is every bit as memorable as Judy Davis was in My Brilliant Career..."

Chain Reaction
Presumably still smarting from the disastrous critical and commercial failure of his ill-conceived, would-be comedy Steal Big, Steal Little, director Andrew Davis predictably hot-footed it back to the action genre...

Film Review  August 2, 1996, by Joey O'Bryan
"...Directed by: Andrew Davis. Starring: Keanu Reeves, Morgan Freeman, Rachel Weisz, Fred Ward, Kevin Dunn, Brian Cox, Joanna Cassidy and Chelcie Ross..."

Under Siege
Take a deep breath, suspend disbelief -- a band of outlaws take over a soon-to-be-retired United State battleship, getting aboard by subterfuge and subduing the whole crew. Soon, while fending...
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Film Review  October 16, 1992, by Louis Black
"...Directed by: Andrew Davis. Starring: Steven Seagal, Tommy Lee Jones and Gary Busey..."

The Dressmaker
Kate Winslet stars in this adaptation of the Australian best-seller
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Film Review  September 30, 2016, by Kimberley Jones
"...Directed by: Jocelyn Moorhouse. Starring: Kate Winslet, Judy Davis, Liam Hemsworth, Hugo Weaving and Sarah Snook...."

SXSW Film Announces 2015 Lineup
Circling the Thunderdome
DAILY Screens  February 3, 2015, by Kimberley Jones
"...Manson Family Vacation Director/Screenwriter: J. Davis The story of two brothers: one who’s devoted to his family, the other who’s obsessed with the Manson Family..."

Stuart Little 2
So I'm a sucker for talking animals. Stuart Little 2, and its enormously popular predecessor, 1999's Stuart Little, fudge a bit in that most of their Chatty Cathies are entirely...
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Film Review  July 19, 2002, by Kimberley Jones
"...Directed by: Rob Minkoff. Starring: Hugh Laurie, Geena Davis and Jonathan Lipnicki..."

The Ref
What with all the holiday tunage on the soundtrack, and the plethora of Yuletide gags scattered throughout the vitriol, something tells me The Ref missed its targeted Christmas release. No...
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Film Review  March 18, 1994, by Marc Savlov
"...Directed by: Ted Demme. Starring: Denis Leary, Judy Davis, Kevin Spacey, Glynis Johns and Raymond J..."

Recess: School's Out
Ah, summer. A time for skipping rocks, sing-alongs with the gang, and thwarting the insidious plots of nefarious villains with plutonium turbines and electron pulse generators. So sayeth Recess: School's...
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Film Review  February 16, 2001, by Marrit Ingman
"...The renegade U.S. Secretary of Education (voiced, incredibly, by James Woods) is out to destroy summer break by misaligning the moon's orbit, and wouldn't you know his headquarters would be the recently vacated 3rd Street School? Detwiler wastes no time in rounding up the gang -- surly, combat-booted Spinelli (Pamela Segall), bespectacled science geek Gretchen (Ashley Johnson), jockish Vince (Rickey D'Shon Collins), corpulent choir nerd Mikey (Jason Davis), and buzz-cut military brat Gus (Courtland Mead)..."

Finding Forrester
To watch Gus Van Sant's new Finding Forrester is a lot like realizing your gifted and talented child isn't a kid genius after all. Maybe it's unfair to hold his...
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Film Review  December 29, 2000, by Kimberley Jones
"...The cinematography has a stately, genteel elegance. The soundtrack (including Miles Davis and Bill Frisell) is note-perfect..."

SXSW Interactive Announces More Featured Speakers
J.J. Abrams, Susan Glasser, Winklevoss twins, Geena Davis top the list
DAILY Screens  February 8, 2016, by James Renovitch
"...Been underwhelmed by the South by Southwest Interactive lineup so far? Well, the organizers just dropped some sexy names to get you back into the fold. The beautiful mind of Susan Glasser, the superhero jawlines of the Winklevoss twins, and altogether empowered screen star Geena Davis are all confirmed...."

Miles Smiles
Buried within Miles Davis’ Complete Columbia Album Collection is the stunning Live in Europe ’67 DVD.
DAILY Music  December 23, 2009, by Austin Powell
"...Miles Davis’ Complete Columbia Records Album Collection has been reduced to a 4GB USB drive that at least one reviewer has mistaken for an old fashioned pencil eraser – a digital companion to a limited edition, 70-disc anthology. Much like the hidden content in Neil Young's Archives Vol..."

House
In this Christian horror film, a mad killer who claims to have slain God, torments two couples seeking shelter.
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Film Review  November 14, 2008, by Marc Savlov
"...Starring: Michael Madsen, Reynaldo Rosales, Heidi Dippold, Julie Ann Emery, Bill Moseley, J.P. Davis, Lew Temple and Leslie Easterbrook..."

Wednesday Picks & Sleepers
Music Story  March 9, 2001
"...Resistor, Trio D-Force, and HairyApesBMX, plus Chicago guests the J. Davis Trio..."

SXSW Film Review: Manson Family Vacation
Clever comedy about that one weirdo every family has
DAILY SXSW  March 19, 2015, by Ashley Moreno
"...In writer/director J. Davis’s directorial debut, Manson Family Vacation, Conrad (Linas Phillips) travels to L.A..."

Harsh Times
A gritty drama about a disappointed military vet and his best pal, who are headed in a downward spiral in South Central Los Angeles.
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Film Review  November 17, 2006, by Josh Rosenblatt
"...likes to imagine it’s become: It’s Training Day without the possibility of redemption or the hope of a hero. Bale plays Jim Davis, a former Army Ranger who drifts back into a life of petty crime and degeneracy after getting rejected for a job with the LAPD..."

Prom Night
A remake of the Eighties horror film in name only, Prom Night is a nearly bloodless slasher film with few surprises.

Film Review  April 18, 2008, by Marc Savlov
"...Directed by: Nelson McCormick. Starring: Brittany Snow, Scott Porter, Jessica Stroup, Dana Davis, Collins Pennie, Johnathon Schaech, Idris Elba and James Ransone..."

Titles That Can't Myth
Books Story  May 27, 1999
"...This volume ends with the post-Civil War era, during which Republican Governor E.J. Davis temporarily replaced the Rangers with the State Police force, whose ranks included a large number of African-Americans, and were greatly resented and hated by white Texans..."

Council: Nights of White Linen
As focus shifts to budget prep, agenda goes high-speed
DAILY News  August 8, 2017, by Michael King
"...E.J. Davis, and William G..."

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
Columns  February 19, 2015, by Mr. Smarty Pants
"...Lubbock optometrist J. Davis Armistead suggested the trademark Faiosa eyeglass frames Buddy Holly was associated with..."

HD 50: Howls and Hugs
More detail on fundraising, final days of campaigning
DAILY News  October 31, 2013, by Christopher Hooks
"...“As to the endorsement of the Texas Association of Realtors, I'm proud to have their support. As I'm sure [state Sen.] Kirk Watson and [state Sen.] Wendy Davis have been in the past too,” Israel said..."

Hates the 'Chronicle'
Postmarks  September 17, 2007


Making Out With Marianne Faithfull
Through the fog with Marianne.
DAILY Music  May 31, 2007, by Raoul Hernandez
"...Save for the Beatles and Stones, the Fillmore birthed the big bang of Sixties emancipation. All of it, from Jimi Hendrix to Miles Davis..."

KVRX Local Live Vol. 6: Unlimited Bandwidth
Texas Platters
Music Review  July 26, 2002, by Michael Chamy
"...From the jarring opener by Grupo Fantasma, through breezy cuts by the Sea and Cake, Chris Black, Seela, and Shearwater, a mellow tropicalia/loungy feel gives way to some serious skronk, courtesy of the Free Radicals and Uz Jsme Doma, and then finally to the wild rhythmic waves of Rhythm of Black Lines, J. Davis Trio, and Flipside..."

More Flava Than Juicy Fruit
Wednesday Night SXSW Picks & Sleepers
Music Story  March 10, 2000
"...Especially this one, because joining the regulars is a cast of thousands, including live acts MC Overlord, Lynx Squad, and Chicago's j. davis trio, thick-dreaded Austin MC Trey God, Wax Werks scientist Dr..."

The Wrong Cause
Books Story  September 18, 1998
"...All too often, people are still willing to accept the idea that this organization, created by the oft-unfairly maligned Reconstruction Governor Edmund J. Davis, was uniformly corrupt, and that its sole function was to oppress and intimidate white Texans..."

The People's Court
Justice of the Peace Races Not So Peaceful
News Story  February 20, 1998, by Lee Simmons
"...And three Republicans have seen fit to try to knock Democratic incumbent J.P. Scott Davis off his Pct..."

Film Reviews
Recommended
News Story  January 5, 1996
"...FOUR ROOMSD: Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino; with Tim Roth, Antonio Banderas, Jennifer Beals, Paul Calderon, Sammi Davis, Valeria Golino, Madonna, Ione Skye, Lili Taylor, Marisa Tomei, Alicia Witt, Tarantino. (R, 115 min.) What must have seemed like a positively brilliant idea at the time Ð a quartet of short films by four of American cinemaÕs most promising young directors Ð fails to live up to its premise and, instead, results in a wildly uneven, temperamental, and ultimately disappointing mish-mash of cameos, in-jokes, and stories that fail to engage. ItÕs New YearÕs Eve, and perennial Tarantino favorite Roth is the new bellhop at the Hotel Mon Signor, a dilapidated Hollywood hangout thatÕs the site of Four RoomsÕ four stories..."

A Whole Lotta Lava Going On
Winter/Spring Movie Sneaks
Screens Story  February 14, 1997, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...ABSOLUTE POWER D: Clint Eastwood; with Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Scott Glenn, Judy Davis...."

SXSW Film Announces Features Lineup
Competitive narratives and docs unveiled, plus more
DAILY Screens  February 2, 2016, by Josh Kupecki
"...Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America Director: Matt Ornstein Daryl Davis has an unusual hobby. As a musician he has played with legends like Chuck Berry and Little Richard, but in his spare time he likes to meet and befriend members of the Ku Klux Klan..."

Dem Results: Few Surprises
Several Democratic incumbents easily secured victory Tuesday night
News Story  June 1, 2012
"..."This last cycle of elections has been really disappointing," he said. "What is it going to take to get more people to pay attention to these races? I don't know the answer, but I really want to try to figure out the reasons people aren't engaging and what, if anything, can we do about that." – A.S. Travis County Commissioner, Precinct 1: Ron Davis..."

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
News Story  October 17, 2003, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...Prospective candidates are being sought to fill an interim seat on the Austin Community College board of trustees to replace Beverly Watts Davis, who resigned Sept. 15..."

SXSW Film Adds Midnighters and More
Horror lineup announced, plus shorts and more
DAILY Screens  February 9, 2016, by Richard Whittaker
"...”Trolley” Directors: Cole Forson, Cameron Bossalini, Dirk Czarnecki, Jason Davis, Arhum Khan, Garrett Stoler Hey, you ever heard of one of them thought experiments?..."

Everything Changed
Abra Moore returns, younger and wiser, unafraid
Music Story  July 30, 2004, by Melanie Haupt
"...Arista Austin had gone belly-up, and the singer was absorbed by Arista New York. Clive Davis left Arista to found J Records and insisted on bringing Moore with him...."

ACL Interview: Dynamites feat. Charles Walker
Nashville Northern soul combo’s epic journey
DAILY Music  October 11, 2013, by Greg Beets
"...Following a stint with onetime James Brown bandleader J.C. Davis, he formed Little Charles & the Sidewinders..."

Film Reviews
Recommended
News Story  October 6, 1995
"...STEAL BIG, STEAL LITTLED: Andrew Davis; with Andy Garcia, Alan Arkin, Rachel Ticotin, Joe Pantoliano, Ally Walker, Holland Taylor. The tightly structured narrative of Andrew Davis' last film The Fugitive is definitely absent from Steal Big, Steal Little, his latest effort starring Andy Garcia as identical twins. Elements of screwball comedy and even a hint of Stanley Kramer's It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World crop up from time to time, but the film needs more of a focus for it to succeed..."

Passing the Baton
City looks to future in wake of Texas Relays Controversy
News Story  May 27, 2005, by Jordan Smith
"...According to real estate agent and party promoter Byron Davis, the days of the organized afterparties on East Sixth Street during the annual Texas Relays are over...."

Endorsements
Travis Co. Democrats:
News Story  February 27, 1998, by the Editorial Board
"...Ron Davis..."

Summer Sneaks
Apocalypse Whenever: Movies in the Season of Armageddon
Screens Story  May 22, 1998
"...D: Andrew Davis; with Michael Douglas, Gwyneth Paltrow, Viggo Mortensen, David Suchet, Sarita Choudhury...."

Naked City
Off the Desk:
News Story  April 17, 1998
"...Ron Davis was far and away the happiest person at Palmer Auditorium Tuesday night as he reveled in the thrill of a long-awaited election victory. The Eastside activist who had lost two high-profile elections in the past four years easily won the Democratic runoff for Pct..."

Mayor's Race Contribution & Expenditure Reports
News Story  April 25, 1997
"...Other Notable Contributions: Insurance executive David Morgan, $5,000; investor Steven Dallas, $5,000; Bob Gregory, Texas Disposal Systems, $2,500; car dealer Nyle Maxwell, $2,000; Gary Farmer of Title Insurance, $2,000; Dick and Sharon Davis of Bonds & Insurance Services, Omaha, Nebraska, $1,500; restaurant investor Ronnie Roark, $2,000; Robert Riviere, investment banker, $2,000; car dealers Charles and Doug Maund, $2,000; energy executive Ben Campbell, $1,000; car dealer Curt Johnson, $1,000; Kenny Dryden of Title Insurance, $1,000; auto repair king John Nash, $1,000; car dealer Curt Johnson, $1,000; restaurant investor Lampros Moumouris, $1,000; restaurant investor Athanases Stamatopoulos, $1,000; restaurant investor Jamil Boukarim, $1,000; restaurant investor William Hardee, $1,000; banker David Hartman, $1,000; auto dealer Bill Cromwell, $500; Laura Beuerlein of Title Insurance, $500; car dealer Bill McMorris, $500; consultant Vaughn Brock, $500; Hotel PAC, $500; builder Patrick Flynn, Jr., $500; real estate investor William Burrow, Jr. $250; point of light Willie Kocurek, $100; homemaker Ann Pieratt, $250; Eastside Rev..."

Further Reflections
Screens Story  March 25, 1999
"...The Q&A session after the EDtv premiere with the cast and director (l-r): Vivika Davis, Director Ron Howard, Martin Landau, Sally Kirkland, Clint Howard, Elizabeth Hurley, Matthew McConaughey, and Ellen DeGeneres. photograph by Mark Gates HELLHOUNDS ON MY TRAIL..."

The Tools of the Trade
Southwest Texas State's Jazz Program
Music Story  June 13, 1997, by Christopher Hess
"...J.W. Davis, saxophone player and SWT Class of '95, had both the background and the tools before enrolling in school for graduate studies (having spent time in Europe playing with guitarist Franklin Douglas), yet he wanted to expand them both..."

The Fire at AFD
Fire Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr leads a department flaming with labor, race, and gender politics
News Story  October 16, 2009, by Wells Dunbar
"...She named Lt. Richard Davis to lead Professional Services and Lt..."

Endorsements
Our endorsements for the March 9 Republican and Democratic primaries
News Story  February 27, 2004
"...Challenger Laredoan Henry Cuellar has lately had his finger too much in the GOP wind, perhaps prefiguring a dubious trend.Travis Co. Commissioner, Precinct 1: Ron Davis After considerable research and interviewing the four candidates, then taking a couple of days to consider the top two – incumbent Davis and leading opponent Celia Israel – we concluded that Davis fully deserves to be returned to his post..."

Endorsements
Our endorsements for the March 9 Republican and Democratic primaries
News Story  February 20, 2004
"...Challenger Laredoan Henry Cuellar has lately had his finger too much in the GOP wind, perhaps prefiguring a dubious trend.Travis Co. Commissioner, Precinct 1: Ron Davis After considerable research and interviewing the four candidates, then taking a couple of days to consider the top two – incumbent Davis and leading opponent Celia Israel – we concluded that Davis fully deserves to be returned to his post..."

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