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West Beirut
"...educations and thwarted childhoods. To come of age in Beirut during the recent war-torn decades of maddeningly convoluted civil..."

March 24, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

John Hamm sweats stylishly in gritty, grim spy thriller.
"...In 1972, Beirut was the Paris of the Middle East, a bohemian..."

April 6, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Twenty Short Films From Beirut
"...20 Short Films From Beirut is a three-week series that focuses on how young..."

April 20, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

From Sixth Street to Beirut
Yassine brothers detained as fed case emerges

March 27, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The Insult
Lebanon's internecine crises as courtroom drama
"...Tony (Karam) is a Lebanese Christian in Beirut, whose balcony drainpipe protrudes illegally into the street. Yasser..."

Feb. 2, 2018 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The denizens of a beauty parlor in Beirut depend on one another for friendship and support in this lovely Lebanese film.
"...Caramel, the familiar narrative hook finds a home in Beirut, Lebanon, and offers a revealing look at the conflicts..."

Feb. 22, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Lebanese drama of the destitute is tough to watch, but tougher to live
"...the audience can handle. Set in the slums of Beirut, it is an eye-opening insight into life at the..."

Feb. 1, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Waltz With Bashir
This Israeli filmmaker creates a dreamy, animated psycho-documentary about his attempt to recall buried memories of his participation in a massacre while serving in the military.
"...children) at the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in Beirut in 1982. At the time, Folman was a raw..."

Feb. 27, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Vortex's revival confronts issues of the body – as object, as weapon, and as prison – head on
"...Beirut The Vortex, through Jan. 26 Running time: 50 min...."

Jan. 18, 2008 Arts Review by Avimaan Syam

SXSW Interviews
They said what?
"...knew that before I left home.'" – Doug Freeman Beirut..."

March 9, 2007 Music Feature

Working Beauty
In spinning a fairy tale of gifts, outsiders, and thorns, Bonnie Cullum's own story gets told
"...know, what the hell? Let's try it.' We opened Beirut and took the proceeds from that opening weekend and..."

March 11, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Bringing Out the Dead
Swiss documentary maker Richard Dindo considers himself a "portraitist or biographer of those who are no longer with us." This week, he brings two films : about revolutionary Che Guevara and writer Jean Genet : to town as part of the Austin Film Society's Texas Documentary Tour.
"...memory of these years is triggered when he visits Beirut in 1982 just after the Lebanese massacre of hundreds..."

Jan. 21, 2000 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

Top 10 Halal Lunches in Austin
Fast, diverse, and deeply satisfying
"...addition to other Uzbek lunch favorites. Shish Tawook at Beirut..."

Dec. 16, 2022 Food Feature by Yasmin Diallo Turk

Thirteen Lives
Ron Howard's breathtaking recounting of the Tham Luang cave rescue
"...the retired SEAL who drowned, and a second SEAL, Beirut Pakbara, who died of an infection acquired in the..."

Aug. 5, 2022 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest Review: Fractured
Workmanlike thriller is a lost opportunity
"...niche as a commercial director-for-hire on unmemorable works like Beirut. If we were better at talking about directors who..."

Sept. 26, 2019 Screens Post by Matthew Monagle

Tony Gilroy to Receive Austin Film Festival Honor
Rogue One, Bourne writer to be awarded
"...Star Wars Story. However, he still saw his long-gestating Beirut (which has been circling development hell since the early..."

May 8, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Attack
When the wife of an assimilated Arab in Israel is identified a suicide bomber, the unwitting husband questions both his marriage and hiss Palestinian identity.
"...the latest film from Lebanese filmmaker Ziad Doueiri (West Beirut). Her spouse is moved by her feelings for him..."

Aug. 2, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Day of Honey: A Memoir of Food, Love, and War
The best books transport us to worlds outside our experience. Unequivocally, this is one of those books.
"...journalist, a "Polish-Greek-Scotch-Irish mutt from working-class Chicago," marries a Beirut native who's the Middle East bureau chief for Newsday?..."

May 27, 2011 Food Feature by MM Pack

"...year. The largely acoustic quintet has been described as Beirut meets Okkervil River: There's the rollicking, rootsy melodies of..."

March 19, 2010 Music Review by Melanie Haupt

2007-2008 B. Iden Payne Award Nominations
The full list of honorees for the Austin Circle of Theatres' annual theatre honors
"...Melissa Vogt-Patterson (Beirut)..."

Oct. 3, 2008 Arts Feature

2008 Payne Awards Nominations
The full list of honorees for the Austin Circle of Theatres' annual theatre honors
"...Melissa Vogt-Patterson (Beirut)..."

Oct. 3, 2008 Arts Feature

National Top 10s
"...1) Beirut, The Flying Club Cup (Ba Da Bing)..."

Jan. 4, 2008 Music Feature

"...Beirut The Flying Club Cup (Ba Da Bing)..."

Oct. 26, 2007 Music Review by Darcie Stevens

SXSW Showcase Reviews

March 16, 2007 Music Review by Darcie Stevens

Our readers talk back.
"...American University of Beirut..."

Aug. 18, 2006 Column

Independent News

Aug. 15, 2006 Postmarks

Lila Says
Based on an eponymous 1996 erotic novel, Lila Says is the story of a French girl and an Arab boy who learns the difference between words and actions.
"...a few years ago with his first feature West Beirut, a coming-of-age film about kids growing up amid the..."

Sept. 9, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Spy Game
"...own -- a lengthy segment having to do with Beirut circa 1984 and a terrorist-funding sheik is particularly well..."

Nov. 23, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Show and Tell
Spring Previews 2000

Feb. 25, 2000 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Light It Up
"...more like the Warsaw Ghetto to me, or maybe Beirut during a particularly chilly fall. At Lincoln, water pools..."

Nov. 12, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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