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Almost Holy
Doc chronicles one pastor's mission to keep Ukrainian kids off the street
"...of Killing and its sequel The Look of Silence, Almost Holy dives deep and dark into the mean streets..."

June 3, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Holy Land
"...Israel portrayed in this movie is anything but a holy land. Instead, the view it offers is one of..."

Aug. 8, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Houses of the Holy: Zeppelin Reissues Conclude
Year-long reissue campaign ranges over the hills and far away
"...soon after, my Zeppelin IV and Houses of the Holy LPs still paid that debt in neglect. By college,..."

Aug. 14, 2015 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Terry Maker's "Holy Fool" is a Divine Manifestation of Art
New show at grayDUCK Gallery rewards your closest attention
"...Q: Who is this Holy Fool showing work at Austin’s excellent grayDUCK Gallery?..."

April 24, 2015 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Page Two: The Heroic and the Holy
Grindhouse squeezes transcendent kicks from a classic form
" this new role. Drenched in the dread, I almost always felt I had no sense of how or..."

April 6, 2007 Column by Louis Black

Wandering Preachers, Holy Fools
What best describes the modern playwright? Itinerant preacher? Holy fool? Several artists with an intimate knowledge of the playwriting life offer their views in this roundtable discussion.
"...a cultural artifact can rise to prominence. So it almost doesn't matter how you define art or explain art,..."

Nov. 19, 1999 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Almost Lights Out at the Ballpark
Emo's turns off KOOP, Wheatsville SKUs skewer BookPeople, Waterloo Records grounds Vampire Bats
"...But it was almost cut short in the top of the seventh inning..."

Aug. 14, 2009 Sports Post by Mike Crissey

Visions Holy and Damned, Innocent and Experienced
The documentary 'The Devil and Daniel Johnston' – as well as this story – are just the latest attempts to make sense of his life and art
"...well playing the festival circuit to mostly excited – almost intoxicated – reviews. It opened theatrically on March 31..."

May 5, 2006 Screens Feature by Louis Black

Holy Smoke!
The Barbecue! Bible
"...own grills, and last year they fired them up almost three billion times...."

June 25, 1999 Food Feature by Mick Vann

Holy Mole
Las Palomas Serves Up the Real Thing
"...Beyond the first courses, the menu becomes almost exclusively Interior Mexican, and this is the area in..."

Feb. 2, 1996 Food Feature

Last Days in the Desert
Ewan McGregor plays both Jesus and the devil in this secular imagining
"...ascetic who has more in common with the imperfect holy men of a Buñuel or Pasolini movie than the..."

May 20, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Devil's Advocate
"...Lawyer Joke, taken to its obvious conclusion… and at almost two-and-a-half hours it's a hell of a running gag...."

Oct. 17, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Conjuring
This supernatural thriller from the director of Saw could be mistaken for The Amityville Exorcist.
"...Before you know it, crucifixes are bared and the holy water is flying as the fiercely Catholic Warrens engage..."

July 19, 2013 Movie Review by Steve Davis

AFS Texas Documentary Tour
The Holy Modal Rounders: Bound to Lose
"...If mention of the Holy Modal Rounders or either of their standard-bearers – guitarist..."

Jan. 12, 2007 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

Chronicle of a Disappearance
"...marginalization and inaction. Some images: The proprietor of the Holyland souvenir shop uses water from the tap to fill..."

Nov. 21, 1997 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Servants of Twilight
"...The Shining). Unfortunately, though, they've also managed to delete almost all of the necessary background stories that kept the..."

June 7, 1991 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Love Is a Battlefield
In 'The Holy Land,' indie auteur Eitan Gorlin Feels at home as an interloper in a world of religion, romance, and war.
"...His new film, The Holy Land, is that rarest of films, a sorrowful black..."

Aug. 8, 2003 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Septic Man
This Canadian horror film wades through a cesspool of human waste and challenges our gag reflexes.
"...Holy merde! The Canadian horror film Septic Man wades through..."

Aug. 15, 2014 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
If you're looking for escape, then the fourth installment in the beloved cliff-hanging archaeological-adventure franchise should fit the bill.
"...template for everything from Bruckheimer to Bay since then, almost as if Spielberg had decreed, "You're gonna need a..."

May 23, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

How to Deal
"...her ideas of love. How to Deal presents an almost absurd number of trials and traumas for its characters..."

July 18, 2003 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Divine Intervention
"...bits of Suleiman’s deeply, righteously subversive film. It feels almost flip to call it a comedy, but Suleiman, who..."

May 9, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

An Almost Holy Picture
Zachary Scott Theatre's Almost Holy Picture might work better with a thousand different words
"...An Almost Holy Picture..."

Aug. 10, 2007 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

The War Within
This fiction film, in which the lead character is but one cog in a plot to detonate a series of bombs in New York City, portrays a terrorist’s point of view in a jarringly matter-of-fact manner.
"...Hassan, once a nonpracticing Muslim but now an anonymous holy warrior who unrolls his prayer mat five times daily..."

Oct. 14, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

In the Cut
Jane Campion's erotic thriller In the Cut dulls its cutting edge.
"...last two films, The Portrait of a Lady and Holy Smoke. Her strategy both works and doesn’t work. In..."

Oct. 31, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

A Home Loan of Our Own
Homeowning may be the American Dream, but seems so far out of reach for so many. Bernadette Noll's story of finding and buying a house offers hope for the hapless.
"...a house I would call home for longer than almost any other...."

Dec. 17, 1999 Features Feature by Bernadette Noll

Very Bad Things
"...Laura staunchly march on toward their appointed destiny in holy matrimony, while all else is reduced to chaos and..."

Nov. 27, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Sacred Shadows – Victoria's Tenebrae Responsories
Ensemble VIII sang this Renaissance music for Holy Week so feelingly, it conjured shadows in a room full of light
"...Director James Morrow were all written by Victoria for Holy Week, specifically for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy..."

March 17, 2017 Arts Review by Robert Faires

'Monty Python's Spamalot'
The debonair leading man sheds his suavity to play the comically clueless King Arthur
"...of the musical version of Monty Python and the Holy Grail six weeks ago, and though his résumé isn't..."

March 6, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Shins' James Mercer: Fond of Y-O-U
The Shins' James Mercer winces upon a star.
"...– the illusion is half the fun – but almost all are interested to hear individual readings on the..."

March 1, 2007 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Moontower 2018 Reviews: A Comic a Day
A schooling in stand-up from Notaro, Haddish, and more
"...did my time rabidly quoting Monty Python and the Holy Grail in middle school, and I watch all of..."

April 24, 2018 Arts Post by Rosalind Faires

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