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Flight of the Red Balloon
Taiwanese master Hou Hsiao-hsien directs this contemporary homage to the classic international short, "The Red Balloon."
"...only the faintest recollection of Albert Lamorisse’s "The Red Balloon" – just my own sense-memory sniff of children sweating..."

June 27, 2008 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The White Balloon
"...infrastructure, it's probably a good thing that The White Balloon keeps the story simple. In fact, it might even..."

April 12, 1996 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Black Balloon
This prize-winning Australian film is a moving, youth-oriented work, featuring lovely performances by Toni Collette and Gemma Ward.
"...There are a few minor missteps in The Black Balloon (which has won just about every award under the..."

April 10, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Water Balloon Tech: Burst or Bust?
New stretches in water balloon technology hit the market but not the mark
"...escape the heat, for that matter. The entire water balloon industry was founded upon this principle...."

May 15, 2015 Features Feature by Kate X Messer

Astounding true story of an airborne Cold War escape
"...and paranoia seem particularly poignant in these times. So Balloon - Michael Herbig's recreation of one of the most..."

March 27, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Snapshot: Balloon Art Power Couple Stacy “Pineapple” Wheeler and Nate “The Great” Culpepper
It’s not just about twisting balloons into dog shapes, you know
"...When most people think of balloon artists, they imagine entertainers at children's birthday parties bending..."

March 9, 2018 Arts Column by David Brendan Hall

How To Make A Balloon Animal
Learn how to make a puppy with the people from TWISTED: A Balloonamentary.
" everyone’s innovating. For the makers of TWISTED: A Balloonamentary, they’re hoping you can’t see a balloon without thinking..."

March 11, 2007 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

Hey, Austin: It's Bloody Balloon Battle 2012!
Get your dextrous splatter on, deep in the heart of Texas
"...particular mission involves fake blood – approximately 5,000 handsized balloons' worth of it...."

Nov. 2, 2012 Chronolog Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

It's a Rocket, It's a Hot Air Balloon, It's a ... Decorated Show Cake?
Cake decorators and sugar artists from around the country converge on Austin to compete and learn
"...and decorated renditions of spaceships, airplanes, butterflies, birds, and balloons. The Austin show is one of the largest and..."

Feb. 22, 2013 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure
They look something like Teletubbies but, presumably, without the hallucinogenic charm.

Aug. 31, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Now for Something Uplifting
Ballooning with Austin Aeronauts
"...dream-like energy that's roused when you're lifted by a balloon...."

Jan. 2, 2014 Sports Post by Jesse Mandell-McClinton

Day Trips
Up, up and away, my beautiful balloon!
"...The Albuquerque Interna­tional Balloon Fiesta should be on everyone's life list. To see..."

Oct. 4, 2013 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Spike & Mike's 1992 Festival of Animation
"...discard him. Ken Lidster, also from the U.K. offers “Balloon,” which at 12 minutes is the longest bit in..."

Aug. 21, 1992 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Aeronauts
Ballooning adventure never drops its baffling meet-cute ballast
"...James Glaisher and aeronaut Henry Coxwell got into a balloon, unmoored the ties, and drifted 35,000 feet into the..."

Dec. 6, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Snapshot: Balloons Over Horseshoe Bay Resort
Annual hot air balloon festival is an uplifting tradition
"...been around, in, crewed for, or flown in a balloon," says Martin Philpott, a 30-year hot air balloon pilot..."

April 6, 2018 Arts Column by David Brendan Hall

Pixar tops itself with its new animated film that offers so much more than its promotional promise of a fantastical movie about a house that flies on balloon power.
"...a fantastical movie about a house that flies on balloon power, doesn’t help spread the sense of the film’s..."

May 29, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Trip to Spain
Exquisite food with a side of comedy and pathos
"...last-reel freeze frame, the male ego pops like a balloon, and I wanted to pre-book for the next Trip..."

Sept. 1, 2017 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie
Edina and Patsy hit the big screen with mixed results
"...slight narrative seeps out like a slowly deflating party balloon, draining the film of the potential for more rowdy..."

July 22, 2016 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Deeply immersive, thought-provoking, and quite often funny, Offside depicts the resourcefulness women in Iran must rely on in order to enter a stadium to watch, no less play, soccer.
"...actual soccer game. Co-writer and director Panahi (The White Balloon) strikes a perfect balance between farce and absurdist satire,..."

June 8, 2007 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

In Good Company
In Good Company is a sincere but serviceable-at-best dramedy from Paul Weitz, one-half of the fraternal team that has already brought us two studies about the human male: American Pie and About a Boy.
"...acts like the last pinprick to a fatally leaking balloon. Grace and Johannson’s courtship has all the heat of..."

Jan. 14, 2005 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Spike & Mike's Sick & Twisted Festival of Animation 2004
The boys are back for their annual ’toon fest, highlighting the best of the rude and lewd.
" Shane Acker’s "The Hangnail" and Don Hertzfeldt’s "Billy’s Balloon," remind us of the cruel world we live in..."

Jan. 30, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Circle
"...disturbing but well-crafted film by Jafar Panahi (The White Balloon). That women are oppressed under the Mullahs is hardly..."

June 8, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Spike & Mike's Sick & Twisted Festival of Animation 2000
"'re halfway there. Also notable is Don Hertzfeldt's Billy's Balloon, which pits cute and crude stick-figure kids against squiggly..."

Jan. 28, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Everybody's Fine
"...a caravan of horses, destroyed by an ominous black balloon that descends and steals his children. Is it time..."

June 28, 1991 Movie Review by Kathleen Maher

Enduring Love
This creepy tale of a stalker and the object of his affection is adapted from an Ian McEwan novel.
"...diverted by the distant sight of a runaway hot-air balloon with a young boy trapped in the gondola. The..."

Nov. 19, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

2008 B. Iden Payne Awards
A strong sense of community at possibly the funniest Payne Awards ceremony ever
" Tongue and Groove Theatre's production of The Red Balloon, which was voted Outstanding Production of a Play for..."

Oct. 31, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

2007-2008 B. Iden Payne Award Nominations
The full list of honorees for the Austin Circle of Theatres' annual theatre honors
"...The Red Balloon (Tongue and Groove Theatre)..."

Oct. 3, 2008 Arts Feature

2008 Payne Awards Nominations
The full list of honorees for the Austin Circle of Theatres' annual theatre honors
"...The Red Balloon (Tongue and Groove Theatre)..."

Oct. 3, 2008 Arts Feature

The Red Balloon
Tongue and Groove Theatre's new show leaves you feeling like something dark and heavy has been lifted up and carried far, far away
"...The Red Balloon..."

July 18, 2008 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

The Red Balloon
This revival of the 2008 hit is utterly original and transcendently human
"...The Red Balloon..."

May 28, 2010 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

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