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The Big Lebowski
A case of mistaken identity embroils the supremely go-with-the-flow character of the Dude (Bridges) in an intersecting mix of kidnapping, pornography, German nihilists, sultry women, gumshoes, missing money, and missing toes.
"...Joel and Ethan -- go for broke in The Big Lebowski, and we the viewers are the winners. With..."

March 6, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Ultimate Lebowski Experience
"...much more than a parking-lot screening of the wonderful Big Lebowski. In addition to the outdoor screening of the..."

July 23, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Austin Terror Fest Drops the Big One
Third year comer triples down at Empire & Barracuda June 7-9
"...Like The Big Lebowski, Austin music abides – especially its festivals, as..."

Jan. 23, 2019 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

The Ladykillers
The Coen brothers remake a British comedy classic starring Tom Hanks in a flamboyantly love-him-or-hate-him performance.
"...characters find themselves, as it did in, say, The Big Lebowski or Raising Arizona, but instead is thrust at..."

March 26, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

NFL Preview
"...snagged some luck and made a push to the Big Show. But, here is how I think the conference..."

Sept. 3, 2007 Sports Post by Timothy Braun

Reeling in '98
The Austin Chronicle Top Nine Films of 1998
"...Love (22) 5. A Simple Plan (19) 6. The Big Lebowski (17) 7. The Opposite of Sex (14) 8...."

Jan. 8, 1999 Screens Feature

Point Austin: We Won!
Celebrating 'the fierce urgency of now'
"...Your revolution is over, Mr. Lebowski. Condolences. The bums lost...."

Nov. 7, 2008 News Column by Michael King

Intolerable Cruelty
The Coen brothers tackle a comedy of manners and come out winners.
"...– consider this a companion piece to 1998’s The Big Lebowski. There’s even a standout oddball, comparable to John..."

Oct. 10, 2003 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

July Is Crime Month: The Crime Blotter, Week 1
A curated guide to unlawful activities around town July 4-8
"...Fargo and The Big Lebowski Mayhem and murder as only the Coen Brothers..."

July 4, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

2013 Politics Gift Guide Part II
Ideas for the armchair pundit
"...not one of the season's greetings on the The Big Leb­owski holiday cards, but it's close: When Santa invades..."

Dec. 13, 2013 News Feature

Where Does Art Fit Into The Goodnight?
It's a matter of what can be done with available space
"...also got John Goodman and Jeff Bridges from The Big Lebowski. I think the Lebowski looks really good."..."

June 3, 2013 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Page Two
"...chunks of it, watching Joel and Ethan Coen's The Big Lebowski, in honor of the premiere of their recut..."

Oct. 9, 1998 Column by Louis Black

Lit-urday: Inherent Vice
Pynchon's mystery soaks in the Sixties and SoCal surf culture
"...about? Well, speaking of movies … you like The Big Lebowski? Not in the way that's evidenced by the..."

Nov. 22, 2014 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Grand
There's some truly hilarious material (though not nearly enough) in this partially improvised movie about characters competing in a Las Vegas championship poker tournament.
" the "German." (Not since the Nihilists in The Big Lebowski has a movie German been quite this unsettling.)..."

April 4, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Mr. Deeds
"...are IQ-deficient. It doesn't stop there. Conversely, all the big-city folks are conniving sharks and dishonest con artists. Mr...."

June 28, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Playback – SXSW 2016: FOMO
Fear of Missing Out at SXSW Music 2016? Best pack it in now.
"...Face it, you already missed SXSW's all-time biggest headliner: United States President Barack Obama. Leader of the..."

March 18, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Alamo South Pulls Out All the Stops For Closing Bash
Cramming everything you love about the Drafthouse into one night
"...(Big) Kids Club: THREE STOOGES Party!!! All right, you lame-brained..."

Dec. 19, 2012 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Molly's Game
Aaron Sorkin's directorial debut plays a high stakes game with Jessica Chastain
"...quick, with references ranging from The Crucible to The Big Lebowski...."

Dec. 22, 2017 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

The Hero
Sam Elliott plays a cowboy actor dying of cancer
"...effect in the role of the Stranger in The Big Lebowski.) After a biopsy reveals the presence of virtually..."

June 23, 2017 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Seventh Son
Fantasy film about an apprentice Spook battling Julianne Moore's evil witch.
" imagine that her I’m-having-a-blast-playing-this-character quotient peaked with The Big Lebowski. (How could it not?) Barnes, on the other..."

Feb. 13, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Everybody Has a Secret Life in the Movies
Authors Michael McGriff and J.M. Tyree eloquently show us how.
"...This is a response to Michael McGriff and J.M...."

Oct. 23, 2014 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Inside 'Inside Llewyn Davis'
A contrarian view
"...Raising Arizona (1987), Miller's Crossing (1990), Fargo (1996), The Big Lebowski (1998), and O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)..."

Dec. 27, 2013 Screens Post by Louis Black

Tron: Legacy
After touting this reboot for the past year, Disney has finally unleashed this immersive spectacle about man and machine.
"...passing resemblance, in both couture and manner, to The Big Lebowski's Dude. Sheen's thoroughly impressive channeling of a mixture..."

Dec. 17, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Crazy Heart
Jeff Bridges scores in this performance as a fading country & western star who has cashed in most of his chips.
"...exactingly different ways – The Fabulous Baker Boys, The Big Lebowski, and The Fisher King snipe, shuffle, and gallop..."

Jan. 8, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Off the Record
Charlie Sexton and Stephen Bruton hang with the Dude, and Haunting Oboe Music's calender year
"...The Big Lebowski..."

Sept. 19, 2008 Music Column by Austin Powell

Weirdsville accomplishes something that is rare for Canadian-made comedies: It's actually funny.
"...Weirdsville calls to mind other stoner capers like The Big Lebowski, Pulp Fiction, and Trainspotting in which one goofy..."

Oct. 5, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Blood Simple: The Director's Cut
"...(Coen brothers: Miller's Crossing, Barton Fink, Fargo, and The Big Lebowski; cinematographer Barry Sonnenfeld: directed Men in Black and..."

July 14, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Blood Simple
"...(Coen brothers: Miller's Crossing, Barton Fink, Fargo, and The Big Lebowski; cinematographer Barry Sonnenfeld: directed Men in Black and..."

July 12, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Nine Best Video Releases of 1998
"...7. The Big Lebowski..."

Jan. 8, 1999 Screens Feature

Paramount Announces Summer Classic Film Series Lineup
See the whole schedule and get some tickets to escape the heat
"...of Casablanca, and that's just the first of three big birthday screenings that weekend, with Titanic hitting the big..."

May 16, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

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