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The Three Stooges
"...Zenith television. Still a good five years before the arrival of cable TV, our set was a three-channel wonder,..."

April 13, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Raid: Redemption
This Indonesian film truly has a nonstop glut of martial-arts action, so don't worry about the minimalist story and characters.
"...one-set location with an ingenious aplomb that announces the arrival of a striking new talent. So why, despite all..."

March 30, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The New Streaming Music Industry & Are Cloud Music Services the Same Old Song and Dance?
"...at South by Southwest has obsessed on the imminent arrival of the cloud, streaming services that deliver a boundless..."

March 2, 2012 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Albert Nobbs
This melancholy picture is distinguished by Glenn Close's vanishing act in the titular role.
"...indeed, interior – loss is only underscored by the arrival of a painter, Hubert Page (McTeer), a jovial personage..."

Jan. 27, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Joyful Noise
Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton duke it out in the homespun world of gospel-music competition.
"...contemporary repertoire. It’s a rivalry that’s exacerbated by the arrival of G.G.’s grandson Randy (Jordan). G.G. has an instant..."

Jan. 13, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Hedgehog
Eleven-year-old Paloma moves from girlish self-destruction to engagement with the world without ever leaving the confines of her French apartment building.
"...any ideas about a romance of her own. The arrival of the handsome and erudite Monsieur Ozu (the name..."

Oct. 7, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

City Hall Hustle: Race to the Finish Line
F1 strangers bearing gifts offer council a 'risk-free' deal
"...was the takeaway from council's careening conversation over F1's arrival in Austin, and more specifically, the terms under which..."

June 10, 2011 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Everything Must Go
Will Ferrell stars in this offbeat drama that's based on a Raymond Carver short story.
"...new anti-life: a new neighbor pregnant and awaiting the arrival of an absent significant other (Hall) and an old..."

May 13, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

In a Better World
This Danish import by Susanne Bier deservedly won this year's Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.
"...starved for friendship – problems that vanish with the arrival of Christian (Nielsen), a new Swedish boy in his..."

April 29, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Way Back
In this film set in 1940 and directed by Peter Weir, seven multinational prisoners in a Siberian labor camp escape and walk 4,000 miles to safety in India.
"...right off the bat when he tells new gulag arrival Janusz (Sturgess) that "kindness will get you killed here,"..."

Jan. 28, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Urban at the Westin
Despite a few kinks left to iron out, Urban is a worthwhile dining destination
"...dining at a hotel restaurant in the Domain. Saucedo's arrival sealed the deal. I'm happy to report that the..."

Dec. 10, 2010 Food Review by Claudia Alarcón

Welcome to the Rileys
Though the story is preposterous, terrific performances by James Gandolfini, Kristen Stewart, and Melissa Leo save the day.
"...Ridley) telegraphs every emotion way in advance of its arrival and the screenplay by Ken Hixon drags out every..."

Nov. 12, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

A Prophet
This riveting French film is the best prison/crime saga to come along in quite a while.
"...César sees everything but expresses little. Shortly after his arrival, Malik is tasked by César with the murder of..."

March 19, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Sundance Announces Shorts Program
Texans get the nod
"...one part of a interracial relationship copes with the arrival of her family while trapped in a rat-infested apartment...."

Dec. 8, 2009 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

More Than a Game
Before joining the NBA, LeBron James was a high school star who climbed the heights with a core of teammates, all of whom are documented here.
"...coach who recruited them left not long after their arrival, the senior Joyce dropped his amateur status to become..."

Oct. 23, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Paris
Paris, from the French director of When the Cat's Away, follows a half-dozen-plus Parisians and their interconnectedness.
"...And in far smaller subplots, another man awaits the arrival of his brother from Cameroon, while a party girl..."

Oct. 9, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

We Live in Public
The Internet-based social experiments of Josh Harris, the original dot-com visionary kid, are profiled in this cautionary documentary.
"...cams. Everything everyone did for the month preceding the arrival of the new millennium (once you signed up, you..."

Oct. 9, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

A Perfect Getaway
This is a smartly paced and ultimately pure exploitation head trip that's a lot of fun if you can get past its third-act meltdown.
"...Twohy was churning out pseudo-exploitation fare, such as The Arrival ("You'll believe Charlie Sheen is a radio astronomer!"), while..."

Aug. 7, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Trading Post Wine Bar & Grill
Head to the Trading Post for high-end comfort food in an unfussy atmosphere
"...cases, all the tables were full. At the later arrival time, about 8:30pm, we waited only seconds before being..."

May 1, 2009 Food Review by Wes Marshall

Australia
Baz Luhrmann teams with fellow Aussies Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman for this romantic action-adventure epic.
"...immune to the tight-pantsed Jackman, Australia's eye-candy designate.) Upon arrival at Faraway Downs, Lady Ashley discovers her husband has..."

Nov. 28, 2008 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Le Beaujolais Nouveau Est Arrivé!
Austin's French restaurants celebrate the annual arrival of the young French wines.
"...the news: Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé!" The annual arrival of the new wines is always an occasion for..."

Nov. 19, 2008 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

The Lucky Ones
Tim Robbins effectively heads an engaging threesome of Iraq war vets as they travel across America on a road to personal growth.
"...ends abruptly when his wife tells him upon his arrival that she wants a divorce, his son informs him..."

Sept. 26, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Milarepa: Magician, Murderer, Saint
This is an old-school heroic drama from Bhutan about an 11th century Tibetan saint whose tale begins with greed and vengeance.
"...movie’s arc is missing, but the credits promise its arrival in 2009 as Milarepa Part II: Path to Liberation...."

Sept. 21, 2007 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Self-Medicated
It contains some freshman mistakes, but this microindie has such dramatic momentum, such a need to tell its story, that it's well worth a look.
"...fade-outs, dialogue scenes too heavily soundtracked, and the third-act arrival of the now-stereotypical magical black man, in the form..."

Aug. 31, 2007 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Goya's Ghosts
Neither a biopic of the artist nor a historical epic, Goya's Ghosts is a timeless study of the human potential for barbarism and hypocrisy.
"...interrupt the narrative flow with a momentous death or arrival of the military. Yet for all its flaws, Goya's..."

Aug. 10, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Yes, it's true: Harry Potter manages his first kiss, in between all manner of expository storytelling, and never was a young man's wand more ever-ready.
"...J.K. Rowling wiz-kids novels lies not with the imminent arrival of He Who Must Not Be Named (and that..."

July 13, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Blood and Chocolate
Lycanthropy and young love: not as yummy as it sounds but nowhere near as godawful as Van Helsing, a small mercy but very much appreciated.
"...order, Vivian begins to fall for this new, nonbloodthirsty arrival, and thus the stage is set for a love..."

Feb. 2, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Happily N'Ever After
The animated Happily N'Ever After isn't just cynically humorless, it's shoddy-looking to boot.
"...The Princess Bride). The point is, up until the arrival of Jay Ward's "Fractured Fairy Tales" in the Sixties,..."

Jan. 12, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
This mockumentary provides some of the most fearless acts of transgressive comedy in years.
"...west with marriage on its mind. In between Borat's arrival in New York City and the end of his..."

Nov. 3, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Jackass: Number Two
Strange as it may be to say, Jackass: Number Two is just the kind of vicarious excitement for which the movies were invented.
"...Dave England. If you had thoughts of celebrating the arrival of autumn by attaching a leech to your eyeball..."

Sept. 22, 2006 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

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