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Based on a Francine Prose novel, Submission stars Stanley Tucci as a liberal arts professor who becomes dangerously close to a student.
Film Review  March 9, 2018, by Kimberley Jones
"...Not reviewed at press time. Based on a Francine Prose novel, Submission stars Stanley Tucci as a liberal arts professor who becomes dangerously close to a student...."

Dominance & Submission
Music Story  February 16, 2007
"..."Dominance and Submission," Secret Treaties..."

King of Kombat II: Full Results
Upsets and quick, decisive victories defined the MMA promotion's second Austin event.
DAILY Sports  November 5, 2007, by Richard Whittaker
"...In MMA, like any other sport, planning for a bout and preparing for it are two completely different things. Before his encounter with Britton Lufkin at Saturday's King of Kombat cage fight event, local fighter Garret Bennett had talked about how he was a "ground 'n' pound" man at heart. But after trading some hard kicks that sent the sweat flying and made the audience wince, the striking quickly became a series of chain submission moves..."

The Insult
Lebanon's internecine crises as courtroom drama
Film Review  February 2, 2018, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...The Insult, Lebanon’s official submission for the 2017 Best Foreign Language Oscar, has advanced to the final qualifying round of five, where the film is sure to emerge less battered than the two antagonists at the heart of its story. Director Ziad Doueiri has shaped an instructive scenario in which a petty, street-level argument escalates into insults and physical aggression, and then grows into a courtroom drama midway through as the case grips the nation and incites all-out violence..."

Mexican action comedy

Film Review  April 22, 2016, by Josh Kupecki
"...Ostensibly a vehicle for Mexican comedian Omar Chaparro, the new action comedy film Compadres is one of the dopiest, most tone-deaf films I’ve seen in recent memory (and that’s coming from the guy who reviewed Dirty Grandpa). Nearly every scene has a moment at which, either via a plot twist or character beat, you think to yourself, “What the fuck were they thinking?” Director Enrique Begne has made a film that seeks to emulate the style and feel of a slick Hollywood blockbuster, but the end result feels like a drunken medley of stereotypes and tired, overused tropes smashed together, sadistically pummeling the viewer into submission...."

The Club
Chile's Oscar nominee is a dark drama about pedophile priests
Film Review  March 11, 2016, by Marc Savlov
"...Chile’s submission for Best Foreign Language Film in the 2016 Oscars is a grim indictment of the Catholic Church, and, specifically, the church’s sinful strategy of moving known pedophile priests from one diocese to another or, as here, sending them into exile while simultaneously keeping a pontifical eye on them. Director Larraín (Tony Manero) and his director of photography Sergio Armstrong have made a visually striking film about the inherently corruptive nature of organized religious institutions and the strange lengths those institutions will go to obscure the truth...."

Crazed Kiwi film leaves you laughing, gagging, and head-banging
Film Review  October 9, 2015, by Marc Savlov
"...If you see only one movie this year that climaxes with demon-possessed evangelical Christians being beaten into submission by metalheads wielding double-headed black dildos and flailing anal beads, well, obviously, Deathgasm should be it. First-time director and avowed metal maniac Jason Lei Howden sprays his splatstick influences (Peter Jackson’s Bad Taste, Sam Raimi’s first two Evil Dead films, Shaun of the Dead) all over the place, but still manages to leave his own hyperactive signature on the genre..."

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Hasbro brings their boy toys to life with this story about an elite fighting squad.
Film Review  August 14, 2009, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...It’s because G.I. Joe is the kind of movie that bludgeons the viewer into submission with its loud and constant barrage of sound and fury..."

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Full metal racket.
Film Review  June 26, 2009, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Bay’s follow-up to his international smash hit of 2007 ups the ante on big and dumb. His new Transformers movie, the extraterrestrials of which are based on the Hasbro toys that can morph from cars and other prosaic metal objects into awesome fighting machines, aims for impact over sense, clobbering viewers with its sensory overload and bludgeoning us into weary submission..."

Pan's Labyrinth
Pan’s Labyrinth catapults Guillermo del Toro to the top ranks of international filmmakers: His dark and fertile imagination appears to have no limit.
Film Review  January 12, 2007, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Starring: Ivana Baquero, Sergi López, Maribel Verdú, Ariadna Gil, Doug Jones, Álex Angulo, Roger Casamajor and César Vea. When fascism is the rule of the land, the only choices for its citizens are submission or covert resistance..."

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Utilizing the comic book series written by Alan Moore and art by Kevin O’Neill as a jumping-off point, Stephen Norrington’s quasi-adaptation is unsurprisingly heavy on the action and light on...
Film Review  July 11, 2003, by Marc Savlov
"...That said, Norrington and screenwriter James Robinson have made an entirely serviceable mess of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, which feels as manic and frothy as the last juddering gasp of a dying man’s lungs. As has become the case with more and more summer blockbusters, the film kick-starts at roughly 100 mph and never bothers to slow down for characterization, and instead sustains a rocketing pace that ultimately batters the viewer into wearied submission..."

Hate (La Haine)
With great passion and intelligence, Kassovitz graphically illustrates the violent disaffection of French immigrant youth.
Film Review  July 19, 1996, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Yet their differences are not with each other. The “hate” of the title exists between the young men and the cops who, with some exceptions, are portrayed as club-wielding thugs determined to beat the rabble into submission..."

The Doctors in Van Boven's Corner
Baylor Scott & White disputes amicus submission in Van Boven hospital litigation
News Story  August 23, 2018, by Michael King
"...Jenkins responded that he couldn't "unring the bell" (i.e., unfile from the court record an already filed brief), nor could he direct an eventual trial judge how to handle the submission, although he did note the previous brief filed more than two years ago by the TMA. AAPS attorney Laurie York noted that "there is no conflict" relationship between the medical organization and Van Boven, and reiterated that the amicus was filed "as a matter of public policy interest."..."

Guillen Defeats Sims in Art of War 2’s No. 1 Stunner (Wh-What, Wh-What, What?)
DAILY Sports  May 13, 2007, by Jeremy Martin
"...The brutality, not to mention the steel cage and between-round performances by scantily clad dancing girls, gave the whole event an underground boxing feel, and everyone got intoxicated on James Bond villain vibes. But, maybe because the concession stands weren’t selling brandy snifters and chomping cigars, the audience soon grew bored with the face punching and submission holds, and began to holler for blood..."

Blue Öyster Cult
Complete catalogs trump career overviews
Music Story  December 14, 2012, by Raoul Hernandez
"...Pity its all-under-one-roof aesthetic didn't survive the fall of major labels. In 1980, as Albert Bouchard's coldcocking compression yell ("onetwotreefawh!") opens Extraterrestrial Live two years later with "Dominance and Submission," Poughkeepsie, N.Y., erupts into a radioactive hell storm of guitars and tectonic rhythms..."

Pick Your Plan for McKalla Place
Precourt vs. the field
News Story  August 9, 2018, by Austin Sanders
"...But some of the developers felt that it was ultimately a futile effort, and that Council had made up their mind to proceed with PSV. On Monday, developers described the submission period as frustrating and perfunctory; in part because of a vague process in which little direction was provided to interested parties..."

Supreme Attention
Four candidates and only two open seats in play in high court race
News Story  February 22, 2008, by Jordan Smith
"...He too aims to restore balance to the GOP hotbed that is the court, but he's aiming his primary guns at altering court procedures, rules, and ethics. Cruz would like to install sound and video recording, not only in the Supreme Court but all Texas courts, as a way to provide "meaningful [public] access to courts"; he would like to change the court's code of conduct to forbid its justices from taking campaign contributions from any lawyers with cases pending before the court; and, he'd like to see the Supreme Court institute a so-called submission docket, where many pretrial issues are taken care of in written form – by the submission of motions and replies the justices read before submitting and order..."

Short Cuts
A new Vietnam Film Series, a Cine Las Americas call for entries, aGLIFF's "Secret Cinema," and a fond farewell to AFS film programmer Salvatore Botti.
Screens Column  November 15, 2002, by Marc Savlov
"...15, 2003. Submission fee is $20 (late submission fee is $40), and films must be submitted on standard NTSC tape..."

Countdown to a Deal
City to work on stadium deal while fielding other development offers
News Story  July 5, 2018, by Austin Sanders
"...Confusion surrounding the process for developers to submit their plans for McKalla persisted Monday, as representatives for PSV and a development partnership interested in the site struggled to understand what the submission process would look like. Introduced by District 7 CM Pool, where McKalla Place is located, agenda Item 60 initially sought to create a "solicitation" process in which developers could submit their own proposals for how to develop the lot which has remained vacant for decades..."

Austin’s Fallout Theater Phoenixes up from The New Movement Ashes
New bosses, different from the old bosses, herald a fresh start
DAILY Arts  May 8, 2018, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...LaGuette: But there is one new thing already – which TNM never did before. Which is: a submission form for shows..."

Playback: Gone Unsane
Unsane bassist just left Austin for Italy, while SXSW eschews Sonicbids to bring their submissions process in-house
Music Column  July 27, 2017, by Kevin Curtin
"...Badges for South by Southwest 2018 hit the market Tuesday, but showcasing artist applications have been ongoing since June 26. Returning musicians have likely noticed a major change in the submission process this year: SXSW has stopped using Sonicbids, the conference's exclusive application platform since 2008...."

Open for Business: The 25th Annual Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest
Now accepting your stories by snail mail or – wait for it – online
Arts Story  January 19, 2017, by Robert Faires
"...As this edition will be the 25th time the Chronicle has solicited your handcrafted tales, we've tried to work out ways to mark that milestone. We'll save most of those for the time when we choose our finalists and winners (late May/early June), but here's one change you might find significant: We'll now accept submissions electronically as well as by snail mail..."

Jay Trachtenberg's Top Reads of 2015
A Brief History of Seven Killings leads a list of works exploring crime and politics abroad and at home
Arts Story  December 31, 2015, by Jay Trachtenberg
"...Two novels from this year were certainly pertinent to current events. Submission (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), by controversial French writer Michel Houellebecq (just published stateside, translated by Lorin Stein), is the timely tale of what happens when the Muslim Brotherhood wins the French election in the near future..."

UFC Fight Night Pounds the Erwin Center
Edgar dominates, but it's a mixed night for Texas fighters
DAILY Sports  November 24, 2014, by Mac McCann
"...Frankie Edgar def. Cub Swanson by Submission (rear-naked choke) at (4:56) of Round Five..."

A Most Wanted Man
This post-9/11 espionage thriller is adapted from John Le Carré’s 2008 novel and stars Philip Seymour Hoffman at the head of a top-notch cast.
Film Review  July 25, 2014, by Kimberley Jones
"...The apparently Herculean effort to sound authentically German leaches some liveliness from the Americans’ performances. But Hoffman – his voice low and slowed to pin that unruly accent into submission – flips a seeming disadvantage on its head: A sudden movement or sardonic aside becomes more precious for its rare break from tight control...."

Film Flam
On marshmallows, V.C.'s in Vegas, and a Weird sad signoff
DAILY Screens  December 4, 2013, by Kimberley Jones
"...Guest judge Richard Linklater will anoint one special film as Judge’s Choice. Deadline for submission is Jan..."

The Snitch Cartel
This Colombian film is based on the true story of Andrés López, a drug trafficker who later worked with the DEA.
Film Review  October 25, 2013, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Colombia’s mid-Nineties drug trade, during which time the country produced 80% of the world’s cocaine, provides the milieu for The Snitch Cartel. The film, which was Colombia’s submission for last year’s foreign-language Oscar race, is a fast-paced action drama that’s based on an autobiographical book by Andrés López and a hit Colombian TV series..."

Winners Make Our Pulse Quicken
Six soon-to-be sated Gay Place readers win Trojan vibes
DAILY Qmmunity  October 22, 2013, by Sarah Marloff
"...And donate they did! Last week we announced our pleasure package doubleheader contest (that was two vibrators for one submission). Turns out – you like us..."

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
This fourth entry in the Tom Cruise film franchise is the best of the bunch; it's wacky and keen to please.
Film Review  December 16, 2011, by Marc Savlov
"...So why was I transfixed yet unmoved in this imaginatively unmoored and frequently magisterial mission? I suspect it has much to do with some sort of pre-holiday action overkill. Having just been battered into submission by Guy Ritchie's uneven but tantalizing Sherlock Holmes, I'm still in a defensive postural crouch, awaiting the next rain of ultracool badassery with something approaching trepidation..."

Gay Place
Other anarchists want love, too; get in line, pal
Columns  October 28, 2011, by Kate X Messer
"...We are obviously the way gayest of all the collectively run projects in Austin. We're also the gayest of all the anarchist thrift stores in the world"); 3) the submission of "queer ladies," a "hot pink storefront," and a "homemade unicorn hood" as evidence; and 4) anarchists use Facebook..."

Super 8
This throwback to the monster movies of the Seventies evokes the early work of Steven Spielberg.
Film Review  June 10, 2011, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Super 8 is a monster movie that’s a throwback to the kind in which the creature is a misunderstood interloper whose full unveiling is kept under wraps for as long as possible. While Super 8’s core protagonists are a group of late-tweeners/early teenagers, which also fits into the Amblin template, these particular kids are spending their summer vacation making a zombie movie for submission to a film festival..."

More Than Just a Giggle-O
The Ladies Are Funny Festival brings the distaff laffs and more
Arts Story  May 6, 2011, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...AC: And do you cherry-pick the acts, or is it open submission?..."

One Step Closer for Marquardt?
'The Great' one dominates at UFC Fight Night 22
DAILY Sports  September 17, 2010, by Richard Whittaker
"...The steady stream of kicks seemed to be taking its toll, so even the Brit seemed shocked that he gave up his back so easily after a left hook caught him. Miller's rear naked choke won him submission of the night, but if the slugger Pearson works on his defense, a rematch could be a different story. [image-5]..."

Burning Down the Ags: Is It Ever Enough?
Thanksgiving = turkey, then football, then shopping
DAILY Sports  November 28, 2008, by Joe O'Connell
"... Flames leap from the sides of the jumbotron megascreen in the end zone. A fog machine and blaring music announce the arrival of the Horns to the field where they will soon pound into submission the once proud Texas A&M Aggies now touted as the worst team in the Big 12 South..."

Julianne Moore brilliantly leads the strong cast in this sci-fi parable which takes us to the depths of human degradation before letting in the light.
Film Review  October 3, 2008, by Kimberley Jones
"...None of the characters are named; they are listed in the credits, as in the source novel, with identifiers such as the Doctor and the Doctor’s Wife. The latter (played by Moore) is introduced whipping into submission a tiramisu for her distracted husband..."

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
Female camaraderie, nostalgic sentimentality, and emotional catharsis are back in this sequel: The film hits its marks but lacks real depth.
Film Review  August 8, 2008, by Josh Rosenblatt
"...But The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 isn’t interested in depth, and it doesn’t trust what it has; its only interest is in achieving the absolute peak level of female camaraderie, nostalgic sentimentality, and emotional catharsis. So by the time the four girls reunite in Greece, dozens of other plots and subplots have been introduced and disappeared again in a soap-opera whirlwind, most of them merely obstacles set up to be leaped over or pushed aside with narrative ease, and each one squeezing … squeezing … squeezing (like a python) the desired emotional responses from audiences and then whipping them into complete sentimental submission...."

Strange Wilderness
When a popular wildlife TV show starts slipping in the ratings, the clueless hosts go off to the Andes in search of Bigfoot and big ratings. Big mistake.
Film Review  February 8, 2008, by Kimberley Jones
"...There is, of course, a lot of other nonsense to wade through – shark attacks, ruthless pygmies, and a turkey that mounts, face-first, on Zahn's johnson, then freezes up. (At first, the gag is revolting, but kudos to all parties involved for stretching it out so long, so excruciatingly, that it finally browbeats you into submission, then laughter.) Running throughout is footage from the nature show: Coupling a Seventies-era, public television aesthetic with Peter's earnest-sounding, nonsensical voiceover narration ("monkeys make up more than 80 percent of the world's monkey population"), it's the most consistently funny motif in the film..."

It's All In the Scales
Local MMAers James "Duece" King Jr and Sherif Ghaly at the far extremes of welterweight this weekend.
DAILY Sports  November 2, 2007, by Richard Whittaker
"...knows that. With eight year as a submission wrestler, Duece’s track record is a lot longer than the 6-4 MMA career he carries into this event..."

The End of Words: An Evening With Eugène Ionesco
Coda Theater Project's staging of three one-acts by Eugène Ionesco suffers from its attempts to inject emotion and motivation into absurdist texts, but the plays themselves are still eminently entertaining
Arts Review  October 27, 2006, by Barry Pineo
"...Most important, he made them outrageously funny and, thus, eminently entertaining. In Jack, or the Submission, the first of the three Ionesco one-act plays being presented by Coda Theater Project, Jack's family is ready to disown him if he does not conform to their wishes..."

All Dressed in White
Each of the seven video / multimedia works in Women & Their Work's "All Dressed in White" grapples with what the institution of marriage means or should mean in the life of a contemporary woman
Arts Review  August 18, 2006, by Robert Faires
"...While curator Diane Zander Mason includes just seven works, her exhibit provides surprising breadth in considering matrimony across lines of age, race, culture, creed, and sexual orientation. We drop into a cross-cultural firestorm about the decline in marriage among African-Americans (sparked by The Washington Post feature "Marriage Is for White People"), take in competing views of marriage from a young boy and a young girl, witness a lesbian's obsession with wedding her partner of 25 years, listen to fundamentalist Christian wives defend the principle of submission to their husbands, see a 30-year-old Anglo newlywed wrestle with the prospect of motherhood, and hear a Peruvian wife and mother describe the end of her marriage after 20 years...."

Nacho Libre
This sophomore outing from the director of Napoleon Dynamite is full of cheesy goodness, courtesy of Jack Black, but a little goes a long way.
Film Review  June 16, 2006, by Marc Savlov
"...Lit from above like some Renaissance angel as envisioned by Guillermo del Toro, her heavenly radiance empowers Nacho to create his own thrift-store version of a wrestling outfit and take to the ring in hopes of funding a better breakfast for the brethren. Pummeled into submission, he's not a very good fighter, but after a chance meeting with the feral, vocally secular Los Olvidadan Esqueleto (the skeletal Jiménez, who is simply the best thing this film has going for it), the two join forces to – more or less – save the day..."

This Italian film presents a modern parable about a Palestinian family, whose home in the West Bank is abruptly taken over by Israeli soldiers.
Film Review  March 10, 2006, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Private is shot with a hand-held DV camera that gives most of the action that jittery vérité feel, although filming certain sections in pitch blackness is a choice that only enhances confusion instead of reality. Despite being an Italian production, the characters speak in Arabic, Hebrew, and English (ironically, the common language) – an anomaly that prevented the film from being eligible as Italy's 2005 Oscar submission for consideration as the Best Foreign Language film..."

Brother Bear
A young Inuit hunter learns lessons when he is turned into a bear.
Film Review  October 31, 2003, by Marrit Ingman
"...Proving that the sidekicks are always more fun, the movie picks up when Kenai pairs with a wisenheimer cub (Suarez) and two kooky moose (Moranis and Thomas, doing their McKenzie brothers bit, right down to a joke about malted hops). But can Kenai make it to a certain mountain where the spirits swirl around like liquid plasma to the rhythmic chanting of a chorus of merry children? Will there be a cute "bonding" montage with sunshine and dandelion fluff? Will the songs by Phil Collins beat the audience into polite submission? Does a bear void in the woods? The plusses: It’s hard to fault a kids movie for trying to hook boys and teach a perfectly lovely lesson about brotherhood and caring as male virtues..."

Short Cuts
The Austin film community activates its turbo boosters.
Screens Column  September 5, 2003, by Marc Savlov
"...Works shot in any format will be accepted for screening. The early submission postmark deadline is Nov..."

The Rude Mechs take Lipstick Traces to Europe, Austin Civic Wind Ensemble finds a new conductor, Mexic-Arte makes art for the bus station, and the city is looking for artists to mark up South Congress.
Arts Column  July 11, 2003, by Robert Faires
"...Congress. Deadline for submission is Aug..."

The Red and the White
Jancso's formal stunner, although concerned with a specific time in Hungarian history, is also a universal story about war, the human patterns of power and submission, and the arbitrary laws...
Film Review  July 1, 2002, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Starring: Jacint Junasz, Andras Kozak, Tibor Molnar and Jozsef Madaras. Jancso's formal stunner, although concerned with a specific time in Hungarian history, is also a universal story about war, the human patterns of power and submission, and the arbitrary laws of the universe..."

TV Eye
"Down There" gets its proper due on HBO.
Screens Column  February 8, 2002, by Belinda Acosta
"...Children between the ages of 5-14 are invited to write stories (prose or poetry) based on some aspect of their family. The submission deadline is March 1..."

Other Significant Anniversaries
Features Story  December 7, 2001, by Anne Harris and Cathy Vaughan
"...We are specifically looking for great gift-giving options. The first five folks who send in a correct submission will receive a free Austin Chronicle 20th Anniversary Limited Edition T-shirt!..."

Short Cuts
SXSW entry rules
Screens Column  October 19, 2001, by Marc Savlov
"...Still Time to Learn Final Cut Pro Dept.: The Austin Film Festival is wrapping up another successful run as I write this (how successful you ask? The line at the Driskill Bar was three deep the other evening -- that's how successful) which can only mean one thing: South By Southwest Film Festival and Conference 2002 (March 8-16) has begun accepting entries from the legions of filmmakers that got Canon XL2s this past Christmas, as well as those working in the primordial ooze of what we like to call "film stock." If you've got a labor of love you want the world to take a cotton to, here's the rules, bucko: Submissions must be on standard-speed NTSC VHS, accompanied by a synopsis of 50 words or less, a director's bio, cast and crew list, a list of previous and planned screenings, a processing fee of $20 for shorts/$30 for features, and an application (downloadable from, by e-mailing, or by dreaded spore-mail at SXSW Film, PO Box 4999 , Austin, TX 78765). Got that? Good..."

Big Love
Charles Mee's Big Love swirls almost madly from brainy discourse to visceral activity to contemplative imagery and back again, like a manic dance or, well, life, and the Rude Mechanicals, who are always up for a good dance, take Mee's play and tear up the floor with it.
Arts Review  September 14, 2001, by Robert Faires
"...Big Love prods us in that direction by engaging us on as many levels as it can. Playwright Charles Mee stuffs the play with intellectual debates -- not only regarding the pros and cons of Lydia's actions, but about the rights of women, a person's responsibility to shelter refugees, the inherent aggression of men and society's encouragement of same, the beauty of submission, the necessity for justice before anything else, and more -- laying out extreme political positions in rational and seductive monologues that provocatively engage our minds in the manner of a George Bernard Shaw comedy..."

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