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The Day of the Beast
De la Iglesia builds this original horror film around a priest who belives the Antichrist will be born on Christmas Day. The director's unique visions blend ultra-violence and satiric touches make this a stunning example of his work screening in this four-part Alamo series.
"...Dark Side (think Jerry Springer with a more astrological bent). Through the course of this endlessly gory Christmas Evil,..."

Feb. 26, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

One of the Great Ones
"...and create unique characters. His stories have a picaresque bent to them that is unique. And like Hammett and..."

Nov. 6, 1998 Books Feature by Jesse Sublett

The Long, Hot Summer
Books to Spend Your Summer With
" as a whole is so generous, is so bent upon giving its readers so much in the way..."

June 5, 1998 Books Feature

Altered States
Daryl and His Other Brother Daryl
"...a position of electoral responsibility. Some changes in Slusher's hell-bent acerbity are a sign that he understands the coalition-building..."

May 15, 1998 News Column by Lee Nichols

The Twilight of the Golds
"...who still haven't come to terms with David's sexual bent. Should Suzanne and Rob bring a child into the..."

Feb. 6, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

An American Werewolf in Paris
"...jeune fille battle a murderous pack of disco-crawling werewolves bent on exterminating the city's entire human population -- American..."

Dec. 26, 1997 Movie Review by Russell Smith

No Prozac for the Wicked
The Cool Capers of Donald Westlake
"...series character named Dortmunder. Like Parker, Dortmunder is a bent twig who thinks big. Unlike Parker, Dortmunder is a..."

Dec. 26, 1997 Books Feature by Jesse Sublett

The Delta
"...clearly has a lot to say, and he seems hell-bent on getting it all into his 85-minute debut feature...."

Nov. 28, 1997 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Alive & Kicking
"...My Sister) from a screenplay by playwright Martin Sherman (Bent), Alive was shot in 1995, before protease inhibitor cocktails..."

Sept. 26, 1997 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Excess Baggage
"...a black leather jacket, mumbles incoherently, and generally seems bent on singlehandedly reviving the dormant 1950s controversy over The..."

Sept. 5, 1997 Movie Review by Russell Smith

The "Devices" Series in the Proportions of Man: Drama in the Digits
"...a pair of specs perched on the middle finger, bent in the form of a nose's bridge. The forefinger..."

Sept. 5, 1997 Arts Review

"...the movies and work diligently on those freebies. Knees bent, elbow steady, full follow-through… wish...."

Aug. 22, 1997 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Nothing to Lose
"...the tables on his attacker and kidnaps him, driving hell-bent for leather clear to Arizona before stopping for a..."

July 18, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Men in Black
Jones and Smith make for an entertaining combo as they play secret agents who monitor extraterrestrials.
"...of Edgar, an upstate bumpkin farmer. The bug is bent on destroying the members of another, slightly more diminutive..."

July 4, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Beautiful Loser
Keith Ferguson: No Apologies, No Regrets
"...a metal rat-tail comb, the one with the end bent into a hook. Then I tried to get to..."

May 9, 1997 Music Feature by Josh Alan Friedman

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...Betts. Now, DAA's leadership has a strong real estate bent, which could be good or worrisome, depending on where..."

Nov. 22, 1996 News Feature

Set It Off
This action-heist drama about four young African-American women from L.A.'s housing projects is as much a story about friendship as a story about crime.
" is she who winds up being the quartet's hell-bent mouthpiece for sisterhood and defiance. Latifah brings an extraordinary..."

Nov. 8, 1996 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

"...likeable Matty Dean, a country boy with a radical bent this side of ACT UP -- is somewhat anachronistic,..."

Sept. 20, 1996 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Film Reviews
"...himself as her knight in shining armor, a savior bent on helping her find a good man and the..."

Jan. 5, 1996 News Feature

Mighty Aphrodite
"...himself as her knight in shining armor, a savior bent on helping her find a good man and the..."

Nov. 10, 1995 Movie Review by Steve Davis

In this film adaptation of Jane Austen's posthumous novel, a young woman faces a suitor that her snooty family made her reject eight years earlier, but who has now come into his own fame and fortune.
"...sorely disappointed -- or inordinately pleased depending on your bent. Entirely devoid of dewy-eyed, luscious-lipped, heaving-chested heroines, Michell's Persuasion..."

Oct. 27, 1995 Movie Review by Hollis Chacona

"...mischievous Stinky, Stretch, and Fatso are the hell raisers, bent on making (mostly harmless) trouble and scaring the daylights..."

June 2, 1995 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

Dazed and Confused
Linklater's 1976-set movie is one of the smartest and funniest coming-of-age films ever.
"...terms. The script is a gem, and given the bent of Slacker's freewheeling narrative progression, Dazed's tight plotting and..."

Sept. 24, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag
" the end of the film, when the feminist bent gives way to the picture of helpless female saved..."

Aug. 28, 1992 Movie Review by Steve Davis

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re listening to
"...of a lo-fi loop, Janie Cowan's slippery upright bass, bent electric guitar, and hotel lobby piano, "Reinventing Cupid" coalesces..."

Feb. 26, 2021 Music Feature by Kahron Spearman

The Dialtones Break the Freeze with “Young Summer”
Experimental outfit donating single sales to Austin Mutual Aid
"...(The Quality or Condition), and a set of circuit bent sci-fi compositions (Silent City). The art installations she conceives..."

Feb. 22, 2021 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Tom Petty, Charli XCX, and Demi Lovato Headline SXSW Film 2021 List
Festival drops complete lineup, with 2020 titles getting their shot
"...characters. Cast List: Anna Hopkins, Julian De Zotti, Lyriq Bent, Alexandra Beaton, Karen LeBlanc, Maurice Dean Wint, Kyra Clavell,..."

Feb. 10, 2021 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

Free Will Astrology
Your weekly horoscope, February 5-11
"...perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they're still beautiful." In the..."

Feb. 5, 2021 Column by Rob Brezsny

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re listening to
"...her precise and trilling lilt stings like Josephine Foster bent through a desert flair. Opener "Words That Say" gallops..."

Feb. 5, 2021 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re listening to
"...twangy guitar solo. The low-voiced track, featuring a trademark bent-to-oblivion guitar solo by Leary, exists extra lovable because it's..."

Jan. 15, 2021 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

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