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From the Vaults: Amy Adams Rules Local Screens
This week's 'It Girl' Amy Adams first enchanted us in 'Junebug'
"...Amy Adams co-stars in two new films opening on Austin..."

Sept. 21, 2012 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

Amy Adams Coming to ATX Television Fest
Plus NatGeo and Shondaland confirmed for small screen celebration
"...(Gone Girl). Now the star/executive producer, five-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams, has booked her ticket and will be flying..."

April 18, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Chasing Amy
"...Directed by: Kevin Smith. Starring: Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, Jason Lee, Dwight Ewell and Jason Mewes. This third..."

April 18, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Trouble With the Curve

Despite its love of baseball lore, this film, starring Clint Easstwood and Amy Adams, is really a melodrama about the reconciliation of a father and daughter.

"...Directed by: Robert Lorenz. Starring: Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake, John Goodman, Matthew Lillard, Robert Patrick..."

Sept. 21, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Big Eyes
Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz play the Keane couple, the artists behind the craze of those ubiquitous portraits of wide-eyed waifs.
"...Directed by: Tim Burton. Starring: Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Krysten Ritter, Danny Huston, Jason Schwartzman,..."

Dec. 26, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Fantastic Fest Snags Arrival
The Handmaiden, Sadako vs. Kayako in wave two
"...highly touted Arrival, the new science fiction thriller starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner, directed by Denis Villeneuve (Sicario)...."

Aug. 25, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
Frances McDormand's Miss Pettigrew is an unemployed nanny who bluffs her way into a job as the "social secretary" for the brain-dead, proto-fashionista, Yank-on-holiday starlet Delysia Lafosse, played by Amy Adams.
"...Directed by: Bharat Nalluri. Starring: Frances McDormand, Amy Adams, Shirley Henderson, Lee Pace, Mark Strong and Ciarán..."

March 7, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Enchanted
Romance, dry satire, and musical comedy blend in this new Disney film, which stars a delightful Amy Adams.
"...Directed by: Kevin Lima. Starring: Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, Susan Sarandon, Timothy Spall,..."

Nov. 23, 2007 Movie Review by Toddy Burton

Leap Year
From the director of Shopgirl comes this despairing and barely mediocre rom-com starring Amy Adams.
"...Directed by: Anand Tucker. Starring: Amy Adams, Matthew Goode, Adam Scott, John Lithgow, Noel O'Donovan..."

Jan. 8, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Julie & Julia
Meryl Streep is irresistible as Julia Child as is Nora Ephron's direction, but Amy Adams' Julie Powell is a dud – a mousy, grouchy irritant.
"...Directed by: Nora Ephron. Starring: Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Stanley Tucci, Chris Messina, Linda Emond, Helen Carey,..."

Aug. 7, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Sunshine Cleaning
Two sisters try to remedy the financial and emotional paralysis of their lives by starting a company that specializes in crime-scene cleanups.
"...Directed by: Christine Jeffs. Starring: Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Alan Arkin, Jason Spevack, Steve Zahn,..."

March 27, 2009 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Arrival
Introspective sci-fi drama packs a punch.
"...Directed by: Denis Villeneuve. Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mark O’Brien..."

Nov. 11, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

American Hustle
It's all about the hair, the performances, and the grift and graft in this unpredictable new offering from David O. Russell.
"...Directed by: David O. Russell. Starring: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Jennifer Lawrence, Louis C.K.,..."

Dec. 20, 2013 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Fighter
Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Melissa Leo, and Amy Adams combine forces with director David O. Russell to make one of 2010's most exciting movies.
"...O. Russell. Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Melissa Leo, Amy Adams, Jack McGee and Mickey O’Keefe. Virtually flawless performances..."

Dec. 17, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Nocturnal Animals
A dark meditation on regret and revenge
"...Directed by: Tom Ford. Starring: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Isla Fisher,..."

Nov. 18, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Muppets
This Muppet reboot is an absolute delight and puts an end to the great Muppet diaspora.
"...Directed by: James Bobin. Starring: Amy Adams, Jason Segel, Chris Cooper, Rashida Jones, Zach Galifianakis,..."

Nov. 25, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
In this comedy sequel, the CG action moves to Washington, D.C., as the Smithsonian's exhibits are put into storage during a renovation.
"...Directed by: Shawn Levy. Starring: Ben Stiller, Amy Adams, Owen Wilson, Hank Azaria, Robin Williams, Christopher Guest,..."

May 29, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Junebug
With this film built on a host of remarkably nuanced Southern characters, first-time filmmaker Phil Morrison announces himself with assurance and uniqueness of vision.
"...Directed by: Phil Morrison. Starring: Amy Adams, Embeth Davidtz, Ben McKenzie, Alessandro Nivola, Frank Hoyt..."

Sept. 2, 2005 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

ATX Television Festival Red Carpet at Paramount Theatre 2018
"...“Sharp Objects” author Gillian Flynn and Amy Adams..."

June 8, 2018 Photo Gallery

Vice
Unsubtle Dick Cheney bio-pic is the political bludgeon we deserve
"...Directed by: Adam McKay. Starring: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell, Jesse Plemons, Alison Pill,..."

Dec. 21, 2018 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Her
In the near future, Theodore upgrades his operating system and subsequently falls in love; Spike Jonze conceives the romance, Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlet Johansson sell it.
"...Directed by: Spike Jonze. Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Olivia Wilde and Chris Pratt...."

Jan. 10, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

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.
"...Directed by: Zack Snyder. Starring: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Russell Crowe,..."

June 14, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Master
Philip S. Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix act out the internal (and eternal) war between the analytical and implusive that is the principal inquiry of P.T. Anderson's film.
"...Paul Thomas Anderson. Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Laura Dern, Jesse Plemons, Ambyr Childers, Rami Malek..."

Sept. 21, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
Smith turns his stoner Greek chorus into leading men on a mission.
"...chorus in Smith's previous films Clerks, Mallrats, and Chasing Amy, this final outing places the inept, scatological-humor-inclined pair at..."

Aug. 24, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Fist Fight
A comedy that revels in low-hanging fruit
"...talent show, and his very pregnant wife (Swisher, an Amy Adams doppelgänger), who looks like she was ready to..."

Feb. 17, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Marjorie Baumgarten's Top 10 List
"...Sandra Bullock (Gravity), Amy Adams (American Hustle), Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle), Julie Delpy..."

Jan. 3, 2014 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Kimberley Jones' Top 10 List
"...Amy Adams (American Hustle, Her), Adèle Exarchopoulos (Blue Is the..."

Jan. 3, 2014 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

Doubt
Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Amy Adams star in the film version of John Patrick Shanley's Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning play.
"...John Patrick Shanley. Starring: Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Viola Davis and Joseph Foster II. Playwright Shanley..."

Dec. 26, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
Will Ferrell runs comic circles around NASCAR.
"...Gary Cole, Jane Lynch, Michael Clarke Duncan, Leslie Bibb, Amy Adams and Molly Shannon. Silly, inconsistent, and completely frivolous,..."

Aug. 4, 2006 Movie Review by Toddy Burton

Poltergeist
They're here … again. But why?
"...Rosemarie DeWitt, Kennedi Clements, Kyle Catlett, Saxon Sharbino, Jane Adams, Jared Harris, Nicholas Braun and Susan Heyward...."

May 29, 2015 Movie Review by William Goss

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