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Dear White People
This idea-packed comedy pokes holes in the notion of a post-racial America.
"...Writer/director Justin Simien shatters all illusions of a post-racial America with this idea-packed comedy that pokes face value in..."

Oct. 24, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Kill the Messenger
Jeremy Renner stars in this crusading-journalist story that recounts the downfall of real-life San Jose Mercury News reporter Gary Webb.
"...the U.S.-backed Nicaraguan Contras smuggle tons of cocaine into America during the Reagan era. At the time, the Iran-Contra..."

Oct. 10, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Liberator
South American revolutionary Simón Bolívar is the subject of this vast epic.
"...way through this vast epic about the great South American revolutionary Simón Bolívar. His loves, family, comrades, and friends..."

Oct. 3, 2014 Movie Review by Louis Black

Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt?
Audiences shrug back.
"...This postulates an America deliberately destroyed by a socialist agenda legislated by consciously..."

Sept. 19, 2014 Movie Review by Louis Black

Code Black
Shot by a filmmaker/physician over the years of his residency, this doc about ER medicine is immersive and eye-opening.
"...a relatively young field, but its role in the American health care system – as the first line of..."

Aug. 1, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Life Itself
The life of Roger Ebert is celebrated in this documentary by the director of Hoop Dreams.
"...best known, most widely followed popular film critic in America, there Ebert sat in Meyer's carefully crafted shrine to..."

July 11, 2014 Movie Review by Louis Black

The Luv Doc: A Terror
America has got to stop treating parenthood as some inalienable right, like assault weapon ownership or hydraulic fracturing
"...just for muling drugs and water balloon fights. Amirite? America has got to stop treating parenthood as some inalienable..."

July 11, 2014 Column by The Luv Doc

Finding Vivian Maier
After buying a storage locker full of unknown photos, the filmmaker becomes the de facto executor of the unheralded photographer of the title.
"...the photographs. Her curious and unsentimental images of mid-century America are deeply striking – most especially her pictures of..."

May 2, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

South of the Border, and Much Further South
New films from Mexico and Chile dazzle at Cine Las Americas
"...For the past 17 years, Cine Las Americas has brought the latest films from Latin America (plus..."

April 28, 2014 Screens Post by Michael Agresta

LBJ Library to Host Civil Rights Summit, April 8-10
Carter and Clinton to Deliver Keynotes
"...look forward at the civil rights issues still facing America and the world.”..."

Feb. 16, 2014 News Post by Michael King

Out of the Furnace
The writer/director of Crazy Heart returns with an all-star cast for his sophomore effort, which takes place amid the rusted-out lives of America's steel belt.
"...belched smoke into the skies of the towns throughout America’s Rust Belt, leaving a permanent fog of gray soot..."

Dec. 13, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Pater Familias
In Ted Cruz's case, the tree doesn't fall far from the apple
"...his mom and apple pie bonafides. In Tea Party America, they are eating it up...."

Nov. 5, 2013 News Post by Brandon Watson

After Tiller
After the assassination of Dr. George Tiller, what's life like for the 4 remaining doctors who perform late-term abortions in this country?
"...a handful of physicians to provide late-term abortions in America; this documentary profiles the remaining four doctors, all Tiller..."

Oct. 11, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Peter Hook: Life in a Northern Town
Joy Division/New Order bassist resurrects two classic LPs
"...lines of Joy Division and New Order, playing in America has always been a case of “very more-ish.” He..."

Sept. 17, 2013 Music Post by Richard Whittaker

Man of Steel
This new Superman flies without a lot of emotional baggage, which is mostly a good thing though the character could stand a bit more dramatic heft.
"...an earnest call to civic duty, a paean to America told in close-ups of the flag flapping majestically and..."

June 14, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Purge
Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey star in this suspenseful horror film that's set in the near future and poses dark possibilities and even darker lighting.
"...In this horror-thriller set in the year 2022, America has become a nation "reborn.” The economy is healthy..."

June 7, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

TV Review: 'Orphan Black'
BBC America's Supernatural Saturday a marketing fumble, but a DVR must
"...BBC America has thrown considerable marketing muscle behind Supernatural Saturday, its..."

March 29, 2013 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Atlas Shrugged: Part II
Atlas isn't the only one to shrug off this tiresome load of Ayn Rand – but with poor production values.
"...screen: The film takes place in a dystopian future America instead of the mid-20th century of Rand’s book. In..."

Oct. 19, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Won't Back Down
Two mad-as-hell mamas take back their public school from the bureaucrats and unions that seemingly enforce the status quo.
"...nearly everyone agrees that the public education system in America is broken and failing to meet the needs of..."

Sept. 28, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Searching for Sugar Man
Rodriguez, a Seventies-era singer/songwriter who flopped in America, became a superstar in South Africa, unbeknownst to him. This documentary uncovers the legend.
"...self-immolation onstage.) Rodriguez was a bust in his native America. A Detroit street poet in cool-cat shades, whose music..."

Aug. 17, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Campaign
A wan political comedy guaranteed to offend no one.
"...than at the present moment in history. If ever America needed Hollywood to crank out a comedic antidote to..."

Aug. 10, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Meh might be a better name for this dullish retread.
"...rapidly expanding Marvel Universe deflects critical analysis like Captain America's shield deflects Nazi bullets. Nevertheless, the recent – still..."

July 6, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Who knew our beloved president also worked the graveyard shift? This capable rewrite of American history delivers its splatter with a straight face.
"...you may have and let this inspired reworking of American history wash over you in all its gory, blood-red,..."

June 22, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

First Position
This lovely documentary follows six international ballet hopefuls, ages 10 to 17, as they compete for the Youth America Grand Prix.
"...the most important competition of their lives: the Youth America Grand Prix. Later, the shoes will come off, and..."

May 25, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Marvel's The Avengers
Excelsior! This Marvel adventure knocks it out of the universe.
"...by the recently defrosted World War II supersoldier Captain America. Evans gives Cap a decidedly winning streak of white-bread,..."

May 4, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

'Crash Course' Hits the Mark
'Top Gear' star Richard Hammond strikes out on his own
"...If you watch BBC America, you'll know Richard Hammond. He's the short one from..."

April 16, 2012 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Bully
The documentary Bully is devastatingly effective when it comes to putting faces on harassed children and giving them a voice.
"...Filmed in pockets of Middle America – Iowa, Oklahoma, Georgia – during the 2009-10 school..."

April 13, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Hunger Games
Katniss Everdeen wins the Hunger Wars and our hearts.
"...has rocketed to the front lines of the great American culture wars, it's a stunning indication of exactly how..."

March 23, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Lot of the Working-Class NFL Fan
'America's Parking Lot'
"...Austin filmmaker Jonny Mars documents that painful shift in America's Parking Lot, chronicling the ups and (mainly) downs of..."

March 16, 2012 Screens Feature by Mark Fagan

Deep in the Heart
The life story of Richard Wallrath, a former alcoholic who now funds scholarships for 4-H and FFA students, is told in this inspirational biopic.
"...benefactor of scholarships for 4-H and Future Farmers of America students, is told in this inspirational biopic. The number..."

Feb. 17, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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