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The Fisher King

Seems like the rule in Hollywood is that if you're searching for the Holy Grail, director Terry Gilliam is the man to call. The Fisher...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review

Dazed and Confused

Linklater's 1976-set movie is one of the smartest and funniest coming-of-age films ever.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review

The Vanishing

A few years ago there was this haunting Dutch movie about a woman who vanishes from a crowded highway rest stop, her tormented boyfriend who...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review

White Heat

Talk about your baby boys – Cagney takes the cake here as a psychopathic gangster with a seriously perverse mother complex. A gangster classic....

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review


One of the great silent classics, Metropolis is a futuristic fantasy about the mechanization of society. The new print of this true cinema classic restores...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review

Near Dark

Near Dark is the third film directed by Kathryn Bigelow, although the first one to gain wide attention. It's a smart, creepy, violent, funny, and...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review

Star 80

The brief life and sordid death of Playboy Playmate and budding screen actress Dorothy Stratten at the hand of her unbalanced husband is the subject of this infamous incident and much-storied film.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review


It’s the movie that put Transylvania on the map and the role to which Bela Lugosi became forever linked.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review

Hoop Dreams

Groundbreaking documentary follows five years in the lives of two promising high school basketball players from Chicago.

Marc Savlov, Review

The Little Rascals

Kids will be kids. And that's the refreshing news about the Nineties version of Hollywood's original Brat Pack; the kids are basically the same as...

Robert Faires, Review

The Castle of Cagliostro

Hayao Miyazaki made his debut as a director of animated films with this story of the greatest gentleman thief of all time: Lupin III.

Marc Savlov, Review

The Age of Innocence

Edith Wharton's portrait of 19th century New York society as rendered by Martin Scorsese.

Marc Savlov, Review


Bresson’s last film is a contemporary story (adapted from a Tolstoy novella) about capitalism and modernity. Many critics regard it as the very best film...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review

Mad Max

The reissue of this strange apocalyptic revenge movie is presented for the first time with the original Australian dialogue. (The initial American release replaced the...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review

Claire's Knee

"Love and Morality: The Films of Eric Rohmer" is an eight-film survey of films by the cerebral French master. The fifth entry in Rohmer's Moral...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Indiana Jones, a dashing Saturday matinee idol for the modern age, is one of Spielberg and Ford's best creations.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review


Hitchcock’s first American film remains one of his creepiest. This Daphne du Maurier story relates the plight of a new bride who lives in the...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review

Dr. No

The sweet scent of over-the-top Bond antics isn't evident in this tentative opening to the series. Connery takes a fairly normal bloke with a cool...


Midnight Cowboy

Fueled by two riveting character studies and its exposure of New York City's seamy underbelly, this multi-Oscar-winner screams “contemporary” and “eternal” at once.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review

World's Best Commercials: Cannes 'ninety-Two

Like them or not, television commercials are a permanent fixture on the broadcasting landscape. They relentlessly pitch everything from cars to beer, toothpaste, deodorant, and...

Pamela Bruce, Review

Wayne’s World 2

'Tis sequel time once more, that time of year when moviegoers are plagued with a seemingly endless spate of less-than-original Hollywood offerings (read: Sister Act...

Marc Savlov, Review

Journey Into Amazing Caves

This film follows expedition leaders Dr. Hazel Barton and Nancy Aulenback as they tunnel through Greenland's ice caves, explore the aquatic chambers beneath the jungles of the Yucatan, and rappel the limestone caverns of the Grand Canyon.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review

Weekend at Bernie's II

Andrew McCarthy must die. But then we'd probably be seeing Weekend at Andy's, and the whole pathetic mess would continue on and on, like some...

Marc Savlov, Review

Where the Day Takes You

A labor of love, Where the Day Takes You literally takes to the streets in depicting the lives of homeless teenagers in Hollywood. There's no...

Steve Davis, Review


Nabokov’s satire is sensationally cast, with Winters and Sellers delivering some of their best work ever. The details of the storyline about a professor’s love...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review

La Collectionneuse

"Love and Morality: The Films of Eric Rohmer" is an eight-film survey of films by the cerebral French master. In La Collectionneuse, a self-deluding art...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review

She Done Him Wrong

Young Cary Grant is invited by bawdy Mae West to come visit her sometime in this classic West work. In this, her best film, West...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review

A Hard Day's Night

This is the kind of timeless artifact that, decades after its making, still hits the senses like a burst of fresh air. Where a pop star like Elvis churned out silly movies with phony plots, props, and pretense, the Beatles launched into movies playing hyperbolic versions of themselves and their lives of newfound celebrity.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review


Eastwood's multiple award-winning Western.

Louis Black, Review

A Woman's Tale

Written specifically for lead Sheila Florance, this new film from Paul Cox (Vincent, Golden Braid) is a semi-autobiographical account of the last days in the...

Marc Savlov, Review


Footballer Steve Gleason, diagnosed with ALS, is this doc's subject

Josh Kupecki, Review

All the President’s Men

The Texas Union Council presents a semester-long series co-sponsored each week by a different TUC committee; this week’s program is co-sponsored by the Student Interests...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review

"Space Station 3-D"

Given the amount of cinematic science fiction in the last quarter-century, modern moviegoers may feel they've seen it all where space travel is concerned. But...

Robert Faires, Review

Where the Rivers Flow North

The basic story is a familiar one: people fighting to protect their land and their established way of life from the encroachments of “progress” and...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review


Spielberg's Hook breaks the cardinal rule of J.M. Barrie's timeless fantasy – it grows up.

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review


An all-star cast (including Elton John, Eric Clapton, TIna Turner, and more) delivers this wild film treatment of the Who's rock opera....

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review

Warlock: The Armageddon

Young Druids in Love. Anthony Hickox, who seems to be making quite a name for himself in the bad sequels department (his Hellraiser III seriously...

Marc Savlov, Review

Malcolm X

Quick. Name at least one major magazine or publication that has not featured on its cover over the last few weeks the faces of either...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review

Beauty and the Beast

Cocteau works his visual magic on the age-old story of a girl and her beast. La Belle et la Bête is the French artistic master's...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review

My Night at Maud's

"Love and Morality: The Films of Eric Rohmer" is an eight-film survey of films from the modern era of feminist filmmaking. It kicks off with...

Marjorie Baumgarten, Review

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