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Inside the Actors Arena
Terry Kiser does it for the kids
"...first youth class at his newly formed studio, the Actors Arena. Evidently, the first round went quite well...."

Sept. 3, 2013 Screens Post by Chase Hoffberger

Actors' Inequity
The Cost of Art IV: The artists onstage in Austin aren't just not paid what they're worth, many aren't paid at all
"...our final performance of Sexual Perversity in Chicago. Three actors stood on our rented Hyde Park Theatre stage, sipping..."

Jan. 23, 2015 Arts Feature by Katherine Catmull

Actors of the World, Unite
"...Actors' Equity Association was founded May 26, 1913, in response..."

June 9, 2000 Arts Feature by Robi Polgar

What the Screen Actors and Writers Strikes Mean for Austin
Hopes of a bumper production year fade as unions fight for a fairer future for their members
"...and film industries, it's been banners held by picketing actors and writers in New York and Los Angeles. But..."

Aug. 11, 2023 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Actors From the London Stage: Just the Essentials
With Actors From the London Stage in residence at UT, you can see five actors reduce theatre to its essential elements: actors, audience, story
"...undergraduate student at the University of Maine, I saw Actors From the London Stage present Shakespeare's The Merchant of..."

Sept. 30, 2005 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Nonunion Actors: Raising It a Notch
"...Equity actor in Austin, there are scores of nonunion actors. Some of the best actors in town, and the..."

June 9, 2000 Arts Feature by Robi Polgar

Actors From the London Stage
Who needs more than five actors to do a Shakespeare play? Not this troupe.
"...in Austin will sweep through town next week. Enter Actors From the London Stage...."

Sept. 23, 2011 Arts Feature by Jillian Owens

Actors From the London Stage
You can imagine five actors performing all of Macbeth, but you need to see it
"...It's one thing to imagine five actors – and only five actors – performing one of..."

Sept. 28, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

DVDanger: When Fine Actors Attack
Mark Strong seeks "Anna", Landau and Palance hit "Without Warning"
"...kind of role that a lot of tough guy actors have tried, as the psychological savior of a damaged..."

Aug. 9, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Chronicle Recommends: Star Wars Actors in Non-Star Wars Films
Celebrate May the Fourth away from a galaxy far, far away
"...look back on our favorite performances by Star Wars actors in lightsaber-free films...."

May 3, 2018 Screens Post by Chronicle Film Staff

A Question of Equity
Is It Time for Austin Actors To Go Union? And Vice Versa?
"...to exchange, final adjustments to make. And for the actors, this is their last shot to find their feet,..."

June 9, 2000 Arts Feature by Robi Polgar

The Role of Mentor
Austin Actors Teach by Example at St. Edward's
"...a way to reach a particular emotional level, two actors working through ways to achieve a desired dramatic effect...."

June 28, 1996 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Beyond the Picket Lines: SAG, WGA, and the Austin Industry
Local film professionals explain how they're navigating the strike
"...due to Covid. Now there's July 14, 2023, when actors union SAG-AFTRA joined the Writers Guild of America on..."

Aug. 19, 2023 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

A Revolution in Acting
The SITI Company's J. Ed Araiza is transforming the way Austin actors view their art
"...school of fish. Invisible eddies and currents push some actors this way, some that. Others clump together, nearly still,..."

April 9, 2004 Arts Feature by Katherine Catmull

Aladdin
Another needless Disney remake buoyed on nostalgia and a handful of charming performances
"...filmmakers have found their Disney prince and princess. Both actors are effortlessly charming, developing updated versions of Aladdin and..."

May 24, 2019 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

This Christmas
The film has the perfect formula for holiday cheer: redemption through sentimentality, salvation through schmaltz.
"...What could possibly explain the presence of two first-rate actors like Lindo and Elba in a movie as bland..."

Nov. 23, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Fracture
This legal thriller pits two brilliant actors against each other in a sustained battle of wills that has enough sizzle to keep us rapt even when the storyline sags.
"...can convey more with one flared nostril than most actors can express with their entire bodies working in overdrive...."

April 20, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Most Valuable Players
Brief profiles of 40 Austin actors who have distinguished themselves through the quality of that acting, the recognition they've garnered for it, and the singular qualities they brings to Austin's theatre community.
"...think about when you think about Austin theatre: the actors. Oh, sure, the scene is more than just them;..."

Sept. 28, 2001 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Gloria
"...the characters are little more than a chance for actors to demonstrate a questionable talent for New Yorkese dialects...."

Jan. 29, 1999 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Amateur
"...making the film's narrative just left of center, casting actors with whom you've worked previously, having them deliver dialogue..."

June 23, 1995 Movie Review by Alison Macor

The Yellow Handkerchief
Based on an 800-word story by Pete Hamill, this small-scale relationship drama stars William Hurt, Kristen Stewart, Maria Bello, and Eddie Redmayne.
"...the Gulf (filmed on location, to good effect). The actors – including Bello as Brett’s mouthy, coast-weathered wife, seen..."

April 2, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Ugly Truth
In this formulaic battle of the sexes, no one will be mistaking Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler for Hepburn and Tracy.
"...attempt to dial down her glamour quotient. Yet the actors are only the most visible aspects of this crassly..."

July 24, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Soloist
Although Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr. are terrific in the leads, this drama plays its tune with a heavy hand.
"...wasted, as is too often the case), but the actors’ performances take on a shambling quality, as though the..."

April 24, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

You Can Count On Me
"...good buzz rests sturdily on the shoulders of the actors. (Both were just awarded top prizes from the New..."

Dec. 22, 2000 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Safe Men
A talentless singing duo become even less-talented safecrackers in this inspired comedy.
"...Do, subUrbia), two of the funniest and hardest-working young actors around, are fabulously cast in this movie that is..."

Aug. 7, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Aviva
Dance your way through this genderfluid examination of relationships
"...one man, one woman, all more dancers than screen actors. That decision launches a simple romance-and-split from a vertiginous..."

June 19, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The Two Popes
Hopkins and Pryce are delicately charming in the true story of a modern schism
"...oh so subtle and droll, between two quite accomplished actors digging into their roles with glorious aplomb. The film..."

Dec. 13, 2019 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Men in Black: International
The MiB stay Earthbound in a sequel saved by its stars
"...Few actors are as good at playing confident idiots as Chris..."

June 14, 2019 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Lincoln
Despite a monumental performance by Daniel Day-Lewis, Spielberg's film has a fussed-over theatricality that's hard to escape.
"...to pass the 13th Amendment to abolish slavery. Some actors break through the built-in amber of an historical epic..."

Nov. 16, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Brooklyn's Finest
Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke, and Don Cheadle star in this clichéd police drama that's capped by an outlandish third act.
"...in the lead roles. Sadly, none of these fine actors are likely to garner nominations come the 2010 Oscars...."

March 5, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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