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The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Napoleon Solo and and Illya Kuryakin don't transition well to the present
"...employ of the Roman Countess Victoria Vinciguerra (Debicki), who’s hell-bent on proliferating nuclear war for fun and profit. Oh,..."

Aug. 14, 2015 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Tangerine
Indie drama shot with an iPhone provides a riveting take on two transgender BFFs
"...on the pavement provides a percussive soundtrack for her hell-bent fury. As Alexandra (without skipping a beat) quips when..."

July 24, 2015 Movie Review by Steve Davis

After the Flood
It's going to take time and hard work to rebuild what the Memorial Day flood destroyed
"...its banks. Sheared to the bark, they were still bent, this past Saturday, June 20, in the direction of..."

June 26, 2015 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

R100
Drafthouse Films is distributing this Japanese S&M mindwarp. You could do far worse for midnight-date movie fare.
"...sexually. It can even be watched as a (seriously bent) straight comedy. At one point, a gnarly stand-in for..."

Jan. 23, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Hundred-Foot Journey
This Helen Mirren film feasts on wisecracking one-liners, sunny aphorisms, pretty landscapes, and tasty-looking food.
"...Papa Kadam (Puri) is an imp with a spiritual bent and Maison Mumbai’s indefatigable impresario, while his twentysomething son..."

Aug. 8, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

White Denim Television
Hammer of the gods ATX crew quaffs an ‘Austin City Limits’ 40
"...R&B as combustive as the Who. For ACL, their prog-bent clamor hammered no less than Led Zeppelin...."

Aug. 5, 2014 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Boyhood
With Boyhood, filmmaker Richard Linklater paints his masterpiece.
"...life into a thoughtful young adult with an artistic bent, ready to discover his life’s story. Yet Boyhood, by..."

July 18, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Cold in July
A dream lineup is one of many treats in this East Texas neo-noir based on a Joe Lansdale book.
"...with a distaste for violence; Ben, the leathery ex-con, bent on vengeance; and Jim Bob, the vivid peacock who..."

June 6, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Gloria
A middle-aged Chilean woman meets life as it comes.
"...We can admire her resilience and unwillingness to get bent out of shape over a romantic affair gone bad...."

Feb. 7, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

SXSW Band Announcement, Part III
1,500 of some 2,000 showcasing acts now vetted
"...Bent Denim (New Orleans, La.)..."

Jan. 7, 2014 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

All Is Lost
In this near-wordless film, Robert Redford is compulsively watchable as a man trying to save himself from his sinking ship.
"...going to throw in the towel? The film’s existential bent is catching: As Our Man surveys his kingdom in..."

Nov. 8, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Matru ki Bijlee ka Mandola
A greedy businessman aims to convert his village's farms into a modern shopping center in this Bollywood romantic comedy with a political bent.
"...center in this Bollywood romantic comedy with a political bent. His efforts are undone by a stealthy antagonist and..."

Jan. 18, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Shakey Graves
"...silhouette Shakey Graves, his pose comes into relief: legs bent, stance fixed, large-bodied guitar slung high on his rail-thin..."

Jan. 18, 2013 Music Review by Kevin Curtin

Let’s Start at the Very Beginning
Great short stories, great first lines
"...lady and not like the slut you are so bent on becoming; don’t sing benna in Sunday school; you..."

Nov. 27, 2012 Books Post by Kimberley Jones

Mysterious Ways
Novelist Katie Williams offers advice to Short Story Contest hopefuls
"...will do.) Rather, the writer's process tricks are the bent penny, plastic Jesus, and Technicolor troll doll lined up..."

Nov. 26, 2012 Books Post by Katie Williams

Snow White and the Huntsman
Ambitious, brutish, and ruthlessly unromantic, this feminist reworking of the fairy tale has us under its spell.
"...Celtic or Roman Catholic origin? The film's forceful spiritual bent, sincere enough seeming, lands roundabouts the neighborhood of lower-case..."

June 1, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Mirror Mirror
Holding on to the Snow White fairy tale's most tiresome aspects, this iteration has some visual sass but is devoid of wit.
"...as giants on accordion stilts and a black-magic marionette bent on destruction. But mostly there's just a lot of..."

April 6, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Gay Place
Hurray for the Riff Raff, Yacht, the Gossip ... what more could your li'l heart desire?
"...BENT COMPASS PARTY Get bent with some fabulous LGBT musical..."

March 16, 2012 Column by Kate X Messer

Jack and Jill
Two Adam Sandlers for the price of one? And Al Pacino?! It's still not worth it.
"...otherwise might as well be one of Eddie Murphy's gender-bent, fat-suited, flatulent mawkathons...."

Nov. 18, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Middle Men
Middle Men journeys backward in Internet history to 1995 when two coked-up ne'er-do-wells created the first dial-up, porn-on-demand website.
"...star Audrey Dawns (Ramsey), and run-ins with the professionally bent attorney Jerry Haggerty (Caan). The expository narration (from Wilson)..."

Aug. 6, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Judas Priest
"...Sin After Sin ('77), Stained Class ('78), and Hell Bent for Leather ('79). Sony Music's triple-disc remaster sands a..."

June 18, 2010 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

Princess Kaiulani
This costume-drama and historical romance tells the story of Hawaii's last princess.
"...performance here feels overly stiff, until it is necessarily bent under the weight of the crushingly melodramatic third act...."

June 4, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Ghost Writer
Polanski is back in the saddle with his new political mystery thriller, which stars Ewan McGregor and Pierce Brosnan.
"...Ghost. Quick, jejune, and seemingly devoid of any political bent or artistic vanity (his last ghosting job was a..."

Feb. 26, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

IN under & Through
Deeply felt tributes to the late dancer Lucia Rodriguez shaded Ballet East's program
"...section, in which the dancers extended their hands, elbows bent at their sides, and made peacocklike jerks of the..."

Dec. 11, 2009 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

Happy Together
Is there any contemporary American director who can so effortlessly invoke the essence of tragic love and endless loss as easily as Hong Kong's Wong Kar-Wai?
"...we Yanks have come has been through the cracked, heart-bent looking glass of Hal Hartley (and his much-missed, vastly..."

April 10, 2009 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

The Informant
Revolutionary to rat: The uneasy journey of Brandon Darby
"...several years – a manipulator with a hero complex, bent on inflating his own self-importance in the comfortable guise..."

Jan. 23, 2009 News Feature by Diana Welch

Twilight
One is human and the other's vampire: What's a pair of young soulmates to do?
"...abilities. Goths of a purer (or is that im-purer?) bent will likely put a stake in it early on..."

Nov. 28, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Eagle Eye
Too bad it's autumn: With its frenetic car chases; near-erotic fascination with explosions, gadgets, and guns; and disposable storyline, Eagle Eye is the very definition of a summer blockbuster.
"...him; ogling simply isn’t possible in a movie so bent on full-speed-ahead destruction. Within minutes of our meeting him..."

Sept. 26, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

TEXSOM: Stands for Some Smart Texas Sommeliers
This year's Texas Sommelier Conference culminates in a Grand Tasting open to the public
"...will have the opportunity to meet and hear Bartholomew Broad­bent, one of the world's reigning experts on Port and..."

Aug. 15, 2008 Food Feature by Wes Marshall

Watching the Moon
"...Watching the MoonPerception Is Bent (Universal Warning)..."

Aug. 1, 2008 Music Review by Daniel Mee

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