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A Roman soldier is sent to track a rumor about the Christ's resurrection
"...are on the upswing, and Risen makes a timely arrival in theatres for the season of Lent. This biblical-epic..."

Feb. 26, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

SXSW Film Adds Midnighters and More
Horror lineup announced, plus shorts and more
"...less down to Earth, the big news is the arrival of the new 4k restoration of Don Coscarelli's surrealist..."

Feb. 9, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Victor Frankenstein
This version of the Frankenstein tale is told from Igor's perspective
"...something of an unconsummated ménage à trois with the arrival of the deeply religious Scotland Yard Inspector Turpin (Scott,..."

Nov. 27, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Waller Creek Comes to Life
Conservancy seeks radical makeover east of Downtown
"...Despite the arrival of sub-freezing temperatures, an estimated 2-3,000 people attended "Light..."

Nov. 13, 2015 News Feature by Robyn Ross

Yakuza Apocalypse
Japan’s nuttiest filmmaker Takashi Miike strikes again
"...lot of other, ever more bizarre set-pieces – the arrival of a frog-headed demon, a duster-enshrouded stranger toting a..."

Oct. 9, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Fantastic Fest Wave 2: The Martian, The Witch, and More
New Ridley Scott flick, plus dozens more added to fest
"...their past sins. Their existence is threatened by the arrival of a man whose own secret may reveal all..."

Aug. 26, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Four
Marvel not at this Fox flop
"...whole thing would have benefited greatly from the unheralded arrival of a “sharknado.”) Luckily, I managed to catch a..."

Aug. 14, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Irrational Man
Joaquin Phoenix plots the perfect crime in Woody Allen's new charmer
"...Abe’s reputation precedes his arrival at Braylin, a small college in Rhode Island. A..."

Aug. 7, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Call Me Lucky
Bobcat Goldthwait directs doc about fellow comic Barry Crimmins
"...Crimmins’ heyday was in the Eighties, prior to the arrival of a vast network of comedy clubs throughout the..."

Aug. 7, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock and Roll
A doc not just for music aficionados, but a transcendent reminder that art matters
"...up. There follows an innovative musical renaissance until 1975’s arrival of the brutal regime of the Khmer Rouge and..."

June 19, 2015 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Social media strikes back in this grisly teen horror
"...the ante apocalyptically, but it took the relatively recent arrival of the Internet to really provide a fertile ether..."

April 24, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Drafthouse Films reissues this truly trippy oddity from 1981
" which Hank’s family members are terrorized upon their arrival at his home are played almost comically. In one..."

April 17, 2015 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Border Violations
What happened to the thousands of unaccompanied children who crossed the U.S. border last year?
"...The U.S. often fails to notify authorities of the arrival of unaccompanied children, leaving them unprepared to meet returning..."

April 3, 2015 News Feature by Dina Samir Shehata

Glorious Renewal
The Contemporary Austin gives new life to the place where it all began, Laguna Gloria
"...It took the arrival of Louis Grachos for Laguna Gloria's potential to be..."

March 27, 2015 Arts Feature by Caitlin Greenwood

What Now for SXSW?
A year after tragedy, the city and the Festival look to a sustainable future
"...assigned with a black tag were considered dead upon arrival. ATCEMS applied those to two who'd been hit by..."

March 13, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

This Oscar nominee for best Foreign Language film exudes existential Russian angst in cinematic form.
"...has embroiled him in an eminent domain lawsuit. The arrival of Dmitri (Vdovichenkov), a Mosow-based attorney and old army..."

Feb. 27, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

We extend a big bear hug to Paddington.
"...and I include myself among their ranks, awaited the arrival of Paddington on the big screen with no little..."

Jan. 16, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Although it's dramatically uneven, this film is a commendable historical drama about Martin Luther King Jr. that sidesteps the common pitfalls of adulatory biopics.
"...who had been organizing in Selma well before King’s arrival is quite illustrative of the fact that strategies and..."

Jan. 9, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Interview
See how a goofy comedy can spark an international incident.
"...the film is its opening third, prior to the arrival in Pyongyang of Dave Skylark (Franco), the fatuous host..."

Jan. 2, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

John Wick
Keanu Reeves and the filmmakers deliver the goods in this well-constructed revenge picture.
"...the passing of his late wife (Moynahan) and the arrival of her last gift, an adorable widdle puppy. It’s..."

Oct. 24, 2014 Movie Review by William Goss

The Maze Runner
Of all the dystopian teen fables, this one based on James Dashner’s popular novel is one of the best.
"...future or embracing the monomythic routine of making Thomas’ arrival a grand design of fate. Once the requisite glossary..."

Sept. 19, 2014 Movie Review by William Goss

The One I Love
Mark Duplass and Elizabeth Moss shine in this rom-com-dram with a twist.
"...setting instantly lifts the couple’s spirits; a joint upon arrival further lightens their mood. There might be hope for..."

Sept. 5, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Venus in Fur
The play’s the thing in Roman Polanski's erotic screen version of the Tony Award-winner.
"...wet hair and runny mascara (Seigner) announces her late arrival at the back of the theatre. At first glance,..."

Sept. 5, 2014 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadows
Austin Music Awards Director Margaret Moser goes out with a bang
"...extended run at the Austin Music Hall. Before their arrival, she eyeballs a corner of the green room to..."

March 14, 2014 Music Feature by Chase Hoffberger

The Wolf of Wall Street
Martin Scorsese's latest take on the American hoodlum is a relentlessly wild ride.
"...Boardwalk Empire), Scorsese’s film chronicles this young stockbroker’s untimely arrival on Wall Street just prior to the bottom falling..."

Dec. 20, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Real Housewives of Ciudad Juárez
Living double lives in the shadow of the border
"...the "murder capital" of the world. Soon after her arrival Emily spotted a corpse on the street, obviously a..."

Oct. 18, 2013 News Feature by Debbie Nathan

Pulling Strings
This bilingual romantic comedy hopes to follow in the footsteps of the U.S. box-office sensation Instructions Not Included.
"...characters. Rachel's situation is made more difficult by the arrival of her bossy mom (Channing), who wants to get..."

Oct. 4, 2013 Movie Review by Louis Black

The Paperboy
This lurid Southern tale by the director of Precious shows that he still knows how to push people's buttons – and gather an all-star cast to sell the goods.
"...since the plot is set into motion by the arrival of Ward Jansen (McConaughey), a Miami Times reporter who..."

Oct. 26, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Piranha 3DD
Barely a step above a second-tier Troma film, this is one catch you'd do well to throw back.
"...wit, Aja's directorial skills, or Greg Nicotero's grotesqueries. The arrival of the killer prehistoric poissons du mort – at..."

June 1, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Sound of My Voice
This festival favorite marks an impressive film debut for its director and star, but its sum total is less satisfying than its parts.
"...bus in order to keep the location secret. Upon arrival, they are stripped of their clothing and dressed in..."

May 4, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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