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"...Blur's Damon Albarn is a great many things -- a..."

Feb. 2, 1996 Music Feature

101 Reykjavík
Icelander Kormakur shows a lot of visual flourish and confidence as a first-time director (he also co-stars), but the story's real heart lies in its dark comedy.
" 101 Reykjavik is best at displaying the quotidian blur of life in this frozen north clime. Jokes and..."

Feb. 1, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Penguins of Madagascar
You can hardly lose with animated penguins … and how about that cameo from Werner Herzog?
"...and white and, at first, a bit of a blur? That’d be the penguin leads of this latest feature..."

Nov. 28, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Da Vinci Code
Faithful adaptation of Dan Brown's bestseller treats the novel as if it were a sacred text even though it's basically a Hardy Boys mystery dressed up in provocative attire.
"...novel as if it were a sacred text, the blur between the film and its literary source should come..."

May 26, 2006 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Bicentennial Man
"...Burns (Platt), who enlists him in his goal to blur the lines between man and machine. Bicentennial Man touches..."

Dec. 17, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

"...soundbite until it all becomes a bit of a blur. You walk away from the film feeling as though..."

Oct. 9, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Polish Wedding
"...heritage, Polish Wedding instead comes across as a confused blur that is often saying one thing but meaning another...."

July 31, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Intimate Relations
"...Marjorie until the lines between romance, lust, and madness blur in a violent, violet haze, and old Stanley totters..."

Oct. 10, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Kull the Conqueror
"...action; Kull's battle and fight sequences are a boring blur, and the effects seem to have come straight out..."

Aug. 29, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

"...stumbles with this cinematic adaptation. It's all one big blur: sound, fury, and Martin Sheen devouring scenery as if..."

Aug. 1, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Double Team
"...explosions and laser-based water annihilation system all start to blur together into one impenetrable actionese gloop. Which is great,..."

April 11, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Cup Final
", causing the lines between prisoners and captors to blur...."

June 7, 1996 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

When Too Much Information Is Inevitable
Managing Saturday's Managing the Media Blur panel
"...Hardy, who spoke at Saturday’s panel Managing the Media Blur, there’s nothing and everything to complain about. In fact,..."

March 10, 2008 Screens Post by Belinda Acosta

Complete catalogs trump career overviews
"...BlurBlur 21: The Box (EMI)..."

Dec. 14, 2012 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Our Bodies, Our Selves
An unusual convergence of dramas dealing with women and disabilities prompts a conversation among four actors about what playwrights are trying to say through characters who are disabled, and how actors approach playing a disability.
"...limp, and Hyde Park Theatre is mounting Melanie Marnich's Blur, which features Dot Di Prima, a 17-year-old who is..."

March 22, 2002 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

As produced by Hyde Park Theatre, playwright Melanie Marnich's Blur draws the audience along in a briskly-paced, dynamic ride.
"...Blur: We All Have SomethingHyde Park Theatre,..."

April 5, 2002 Arts Review by M.B. Rice

Record Reviews
Abbey Lincoln
"...3.5 stars -- David Lynch BLUR..."

April 2, 1999 Music Review

Record Reviews

April 25, 1997 Music Review

"...BlurBest of (Virgin) Blur are Brit-pop's resident survivors, holding onto..."

Dec. 8, 2000 Music Review by Christopher Gray

NPR Hosts Damon Albarn SXSW Showcase
The Good, the Bad & the Queen all in one
"...prior to a 1996 Liberty Lunch blow-out for fourth Blur disc The Great Escape. When the UK foursome returned..."

Feb. 18, 2014 Music Post by Chase Hoffberger

Are you ready for the fallout?
"...suit and handling guitar duties for a Graham Coxon-free Blur. Granted, you won't see the charmless men anywhere on..."

March 7, 2003 Music Column by Christopher Gray

The Li'l Green Aggravation Society
Rock & Roll's Cain & Abel: The Kinks' Davies Brothers
"..."...with a little bit of aggression," Dave blurts. Just the same as the Kinks did, when their..."

Nov. 15, 1996 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

Friday Picks & Sleepers
TGIFriday of SXSW, blurb by blurb
"...smoky vocals shared by the onetime trio, last year's Blur the Line demonstrated a uniquely Mid-South noir brand of..."

March 14, 2014 Music Feature

Music Mo'nday July 9
A random quickie is fun sometimes
"..."Strange News From Another Star" Blur..."

July 9, 2012 Qmmunity Post by Rob Cohen

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.
"...Monika Bustamante, Blur..."

May 24, 2002 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Everything Old is New Again
The Year in Albums
"...Ten polls, both it and Spearhead's Chocolate Supa Highway blur the line between R&B and hip-hop just as surely..."

Jan. 9, 1998 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...Separation: The Houston Chronicle reported this week on the blurring line between church and state in Texas’ public schools...."

May 17, 2024 News Feature

An animator starts to lose her mind in this chilling horror
"...its clearly set rules of mental collapse and the blur between fiction and reality. However, unlike many such creative..."

Feb. 23, 2024 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Two postwar German masters: one in front, one behind the camera
"...oddly absent, and his personal life is generally a blur. It's not until the final credits that you'll realize..."

Jan. 12, 2024 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The Marvels
Lower, lesser, slower, baby
"...streaming with WandaVision and Loki, respectively). It's a mirthless blur of callbacks, exposition dumps, and drearily talky emotional beats..."

Nov. 10, 2023 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

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