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Black Widow
What happened in Budapest no longer stays in Budapest as Marvel learns spycraft
" in-joke between Natasha Romanoff and Clint Barton, aka Black Widow and Hawkeye, one that has always hinted to..."

July 9, 2021 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

My Black Widow
She does, you know, whatever a spider can
"...Latin name, the name that scientists use, for a black widow spider. My own Latrodectus mactans is named Erzsébet...."

Feb. 14, 2020 Features Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Levitation Review: Om, True Widow, Dallas Acid
Urban doom, drone, enchantment
"...bill built on a pair of Texans, Dallas’ True Widow, and Austin’s Dallas Acid. Meet Levitation’s Urban Edition, the..."

April 29, 2018 Music Post by Christina Garcia

It's Gonna Get Pitch Black at Other Worlds
David Twohy named this year's Defender of the Universe
"...J. Levi. Wrath of Khan mastermind Nicholas Meyer. The Black Hole explorer Gary Nelson. SF icon Sybil Danning. All..."

Nov. 17, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Killer Lineup
Black Widow Cinema brings a much-needed dose of "lady vengeance" to Austin
"...of a series still holding out for wider attendance. Black Widow Cinema, a longstanding free screening event founded and..."

July 8, 2016 Screens Feature by Sean L. Malin

The Merry Widows
Black Widow Burlesque turns two tonight
"...There comes a time when every widow must cast off the black weeds of mourning: Tonight..."

April 8, 2011 Arts Post by Richard Whittaker

Avengers: Age of Ultron
Moviegoers Assemble!
"...Thor (Hemsworth), anachronistic super-soldier Captain America (Evans), ever-nimble assassin Black Widow (Johansson), rage-prone Hulk (Ruffalo), and ace archer Hawkeye..."

May 1, 2015 Movie Review by William Goss

Captain America: The Winter Soldier
One of the better offerings from Marvel’s growing multimedia omniverse, this film gives fans plenty to chew on.
"...weakling-turned-supersoldier with the red-white-and-blue heart returns, alongside Marvel stalwarts Black Widow (Johansson), Jackson’s Nick Fury, and newcomer Falcon (Mackie)..."

April 4, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Marvel's The Avengers
Excelsior! This Marvel adventure knocks it out of the universe.
"...given to the assassins played by Johansson and Renner, Black Widow and Hawkeye, and Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury..."

May 4, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Gay Place
Love Jones brings queer black romance to the stage
"...The love stories of black queer men are rarely told. On Saturday, for one..."

Feb. 2, 2018 Column by Sarah Marloff

All That Heaven Allows
"...critic for The Austin Chronicle. Jane Wyman plays a widow in a small New England town who needs her..."

July 22, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Inspector Sun
Fun-filled animated comedy brings back whodunnits for kids
" solve the inevitable in-flight murder is the titular black widow (Greer) who, even more inevitably, is in the..."

Oct. 27, 2023 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The Chronicle Guide to the Marvel Cinematic Universe
As the Guardians of the Galaxy gather once more, every MCU film reviewed
"...The first appearance of superspy Natasha Romanoff, aka the Black Widow, and the themes of super heroic responsibility that..."

May 5, 2023 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, and Matthew McConaughey star in Richard Linklater's latest film – an East Texas true-crime story with a comic touch.
"...Directed by: Richard Linklater. Starring: Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, Matthew McConaughey, Brady Coleman, Richard Robichaux, Rick..."

April 27, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Lemon Tree
This moving Israeli film tells the fraught story of a Palestinian widow whose lemon grove is threatened when the country's defense minister moves next door.
"...frustrating story of Salma Zidane (Abbass), a 45-year-old Palestinian widow whose only joy in life is tending to the..."

June 5, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Shut In
Naomi Watts stars in ho-hum thriller
"...Directed by: Farren Blackburn. Starring: Naomi Watts, Charlie Heaton, Jacob Tremblay and Oliver..."

Nov. 18, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Ben Stiller and Drew Barrymore play a young couple is driven batty by a geriatric neighbor from hell.
"...brownstone is just a so-so retread of DeVito’s peculiar black comedy Throw Momma From the Train. Not that anyone..."

Oct. 3, 2003 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Bride of the Wind
"...Director Beresford, noted for his prestige period dramas (1991's Black Robe), pulls off another neat visual trick: Star Wynter..."

Aug. 10, 2001 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Avengers: Infinity War
Earth's mightiest heroes face their greatest, most nuanced threat
"...the twisted fragments as Captain America (Evans) and the Black Widow (Johannson) took to a secret, nomadic life. Yet..."

April 27, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Captain America: Civil War
It's a Marvel Universe, and we all just live in it
" out), promising new recruits like Chadwick Boseman’s steely Black Panther and Tom Holland’s eager-to-please teen Spider-Man are introduced..."

May 6, 2016 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Drivin' the Devil Away
Miss Lavelle White
" of the Continental Club, emerging in a soft, black, calfskin shroud that's equal parts lingerie and choir robe...."

Feb. 7, 1997 Music Feature by Christopher Gray

The Return of Ted Lasso, the Rescheduled Tokyo Olympics, and 44 Other TV Somethings to Consume in July
Also: a Gossip Girl reboot, dueling Love Islands
"...quarantined at a Las Vegas resort and the real-world Black Lives Matter movement informing frank conversations on the show..."

July 1, 2021 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Standing by Stanley
It's a mad, mad, mad, mad interview with actor Karen Sharpe Kramer, the widow of the iconoclastic director.
"...for film pioneer Stanley Kramer. We're told it's a widow's role to carry the torch, and Kramer has made..."

Nov. 21, 2003 Screens Feature by Courtney Fitzgerald

Townes Van Zandt
Texas Platter
"...had a distinctive way with words. "I got a black widow spider for a mama lord, I got a..."

April 11, 2003 Music Review by Jim Caligiuri

Far From Heaven
"...heroine. For Sirk it was Jane Wyman, playing a widow who falls for the young, free-thinking gardener (Rock Hudson)..."

Nov. 21, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Place Vendome
"...merchants, gem cutters, the De Beers diamond cartel, international black marketeers, old lovers, new lovers, suicides, drunks, and family..."

March 2, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Orphan: First Kill
The cuckoo's nest classic gets a gruesome and surprising prequel
" element of classic Reagan-era feminine rivalry flicks like Black Widow and Single White Female when her "mother" starts..."

Aug. 19, 2022 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Avengers: Endgame
The end is the beginning is the end as Marvel's Infinity Saga reaches a satisfying, tearful end
"...Endgame's heart is quickly found. The surviving Avengers – Black Widow (Johannson), Thor (Hemsworth), Iron Man (Downey Jr.), Hulk..."

April 26, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Housecore Horror to Open the 'The Profane Exhibit'
Festival to debut extreme horror anthology
"...stronger. Ridiculous? Ask the Praying Mantis, the scorpion, the black widow. A cult of women, under the banner of..."

May 16, 2013 Screens Post

Iron Man 2
Despite a high tech sheen and an excellent but overstuffed cast, this sequel feels more like a setup for the upcoming Avengers movie than its own picture.
"...hand for some seriously excellent catsuited butt-kicking is Johansson's Black Widow, agent of SHIELD, the covert government agency run..."

May 7, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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