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This two-person character study features lovely performances that are models of restraint in what otherwise might have been a soppy melodrama.
"...Angélica Aragón, Jaime Tirelli, Ali Landry and Ramon Rodriguez. Bella is, indeed, a beautiful film. The bustling, cab-crowded thoroughfares..."

Oct. 26, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Sound Unseen Review: Molto Bella
Musical romance is at least gorgeous on the surface
"...viewers a true escape in his new film Molto Bella. The feature, which screened at the Sound Unseen Film..."

Nov. 17, 2020 Screens Post by Sara Hutchinson

Che Bella
The Austin Film Society's series is called "Che Bella: Italy in the 60s," but the story really begins -- as does all of modern cinema -- in the streets of Rome, in May of 1944. Nick Barbaro looks at Italian neorealism and the movies it inspired.
"...The series is called "Che Bella: Italy in the 60s," but the story really begins..."

Jan. 19, 2001 Screens Feature by Nick Barbaro

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2
The Twilight's over, and the darkness has just begun.
" Part 2 picks up with the formerly human Bella Swan (Stewart) getting her first taste of vampire life,..."

Nov. 23, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Edward and Bella are back for more thwarted young vampiric love.
"...doomy vampire Edward (Pattinson) and his teenage human paramour, Bella (Stewart) – while maintaining a sense of humor about..."

Nov. 27, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
With this new entry, the series officially marks a transition from relatively harmless Victorian-minded trash to something flatly pernicious.
"...Bella Swan (Stewart) has had a rough go of it...."

Nov. 25, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
This new chapter in the series splits the difference between kickstarter Twilight’s stylish camp and follow-up New Moon’s turgid drama, but still does not come up a winner.
"...Rathbone and Elizabeth Reaser. I would’ve pegged high schooler Bella Swan (Stewart) as a Sylvia Plath fan – this..."

July 2, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

A Dog’s Way Home
They're all good doggo adventures, Brent
" will be released in May) – the mixed-breed Bella traverses a circuitous incredible journey of over 400 miles..."

Jan. 18, 2019 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Lost in Yonkers
"...New York. Living with Grandma is her 36-year-old daughter Bella (Ruehl) an emotionally arrested child-woman (who, today might be..."

May 21, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

One is human and the other's vampire: What's a pair of young soulmates to do?
"...(Udo Kier? Frank Langella? Max Shreck!). When broody-but-cool teen Bella Swan (Stewart) moves from living with her shiny, happy..."

Nov. 28, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Family Style
Fatherhood gives Bella director Alejandro Gomez Monteverde new insight
"...He's still nurturing that first child, the film Bella, but he also admits to knowing a lot more..."

Oct. 26, 2007 Screens Feature by Joe O'Connell

Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Kiwi comedy offers a wealth of belly laughs
"...foster home until he arrives at the farm of Bella (Te Wiata) and Hec (Neill). Bella is a sweet-natured..."

July 15, 2016 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Notting Hill
Love blossoms between a London bookstore owner and beautiful movie star. Can this relationship survive the obvious hindrances?
"...But it is William's best friends, Max (McInnery) and Bella (McKee) who steal away with the heart of the..."

May 28, 1999 Movie Review by Hollis Chacona

Here Comes the Boom
Kevin James plays a biology teacher who moonlights as a mixed martial-arts fighter; Salma Hayek is his love interest.
"...Between Scott’s puppy-dog pining for school nurse Bella (Hayek), the evil machinations of the school principal (Germann),..."

Oct. 19, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Horse Thief
Trials & Truths (Bella Union)
"...of the previous decade, yet their sophomore LP and Bella Union debut still offers moments that ring fresh beyond..."

March 17, 2017 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Today is Tèo Gelato Day
Wish local gelato maker buona fortuna in world competition
"...gelato maker Matt Lee of Tèo Gelato, Espresso, and Bella Vita was one of the three people chosen to..."

Aug. 13, 2014 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Anna Bella Eema
In Anna Bella Eema three women sitting behind TV trays spin an incredible tale of a girl who builds a girl out of mud and what happens when she comes to life. And as written by Lisa D'Amour and directed by Katie Pearl, it is glorious, with a beauty and depth almost beyond language.
"...Anna Bella Eema: Here's Mud In Your Eye..."

May 18, 2001 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

After a Fashion
What happens when the camera eye turns on the Style Avatar (a lot of primping and fussing and primadonna-ing, you think?), and whom did he honor with his presence on the Fourth? …
"...just the right look. I suggested we shoot at Bella Home (1221 W. Sixth, 474-1157), since they'd have so..."

July 11, 2003 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Eddie & Bella: A Novel
"...Eddie & BellaA Novel..."

Jan. 26, 2001 Books Review by David Marion Wilkinson

Like Out of a Movie
The legend of Alejandro Gomez Monteverde
"...The University of Texas film grad's feature Bella marks a culmination of that yearning. His first full-length..."

March 9, 2007 Screens Feature by Joe O'Connell

Won't You Come In?
For four years, playwright Lisa D'Amour and director Katie Pearl have forged an uncommon bond with audiences through the welcoming, intimate quality of their theatre work. They've also forged an uncommon bond with each other, a mutually fulfilling creative partnership that will continue for the rest of their lives.
"...month to stage the premiere of D'Amour's play Anna Bella Eema with the help of their old friends at..."

May 11, 2001 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

More Places at the Table
The Austin Critics Table is about to hand out its annual awards for achievement in the arts for the 10th year, and the list of nominees is longer than ever.
"...always, admission is free.David Mark Cohen New Play AwardAnna Bella Eema, Lisa D'Amour..."

May 24, 2002 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Day Trips
There's drupelets a-plenty at the Bella Vista Ranch pick-your-own fruit farm.
"...Bella Vista Ranch outside of Wimberley isn't your ordinary pick-your-own..."

July 13, 2001 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Fantastic Fest Interview: Girl
Writer/director/star Chad Faust heads into the dead heartlands
"...Girl - the story of a nameless young woman (Bella Thorne) who returns to her family home town on..."

Sept. 24, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Wednesday SXSW Showcases
"...Bella Union7:30pm, Elysium..."

March 18, 2016 Music Feature by Abby Johnston

After a Fashion
"...BELLA-ISIMO In actuality, it was only about six hours over..."

Jan. 24, 2003 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Cloud 9 and Rising
Jesus, space rock from Denton: Lift to Experience
"...Twins. Ex-Twins Robin Guthrie and Simon Raymonde, owners of Bella Union Records, a hip British label that's home to..."

May 31, 2002 Music Feature by Michael Chamy

Fast Food Fast Women
"...doe-eyed favorite leading lady, holds the film together as Bella, a benevolent diner waitress sweating the arrival of her..."

Aug. 17, 2001 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

MoM's Kids
A Partial Who's Who at MoMFest 2000
"...for MOMFest, presenting it under the company name Go Bella Works. Doss created a script, incorporating ideas from Barfield's..."

Sept. 29, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

A Pinch of History, A Dash of Memoir
Windows on the World Complete Wine Course
"...Complete Wine Course ahead in the game. --Anthony King Bella Tuscany: The Sweet Life in Italy..."

June 11, 1999 Food Feature

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