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Hitchcock/Truffaut
Go behind the groundbreaking book of interviews; a must for cinephiles
"...text grabs from the source book, 10 talking-head subjects, Bob Balaban’s narration, plus subtitles. That’s a supernova of information..."

Feb. 26, 2016 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Greedy
"...this comedic energy in cast members Hartman, Begley, Burns, Bob Balaban, Colleen Camp, and Siobhan Fallon (as the relatives..."

March 11, 1994 Movie Review by Robert Faires

My Boyfriend's Back
"...Directed by: Bob Balaban. Starring: Andrew Lowery, Traci Lind, Bob Dishy, Mary..."

Aug. 13, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Natural Selection
This locally shot black comedy examines the bizarre feedback loop that exists among celebrity psychopaths, the increasingly tabloidized mainstream news media, and, not least, our own bad selves.
"...David Carradine, Michael Bowen, Darren Burrows, Joe Unger and Bob Balaban. If only for his game effort to skewer..."

Feb. 4, 2000 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Thin Ice
Greg Kinnear plays a larcenous insurance agent who steps into a caper that spirals out of control.
"...Billy Crudup, David Harbour, Michelle Arthur, Lea Thompson and Bob Balaban...."

March 2, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Monuments Men
George Clooney's star-studded account of the Allied rescue of the stolen art treasures of WW2 has many great scenes but no center.
"...Murray, Cate Blanchett, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Hugh Bonneville, Bob Balaban and Dimitri Leonidas...."

Feb. 7, 2014 Movie Review by Louis Black

The Mexican
"...Starring: Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, James Gandolfini, J.k. Simmons, Bob Balaban, Sherman Augustus, Michael Cerveris, Richard Coca and David..."

March 2, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Jakob the Liar
"...Directed by: Peter Kassovitz. Starring: Robin Williams, Alan Arkin, Bob Balaban, Mathieu Kassovitz, Nina Siemaszko, Liev Schreiber, Armin Mueller-Stahl,..."

Sept. 24, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Parents
"...Directed by: Bob Balaban. Starring: Randy Quaid, Mary Beth Hurt, Sandy Dennis,..."

Sept. 7, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Gosford Park
The servants know all in this Altman mystery set in a British countryside estate in the Thirties.
"...Robert Altman. Starring: Maggie Smith, Helen Mirren, Michael Gambon, Bob Balaban, Clive Owen, Emily Watson, Kelly MacDonald, Ryan Philippe,..."

Jan. 11, 2002 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

SXSW Film: Isle of Dogs Premiere
"...Bob Balaban..."

March 18, 2018 Photo Gallery

Lady in the Water
The performances are bang-on, and there are moments of great beauty throughout, but Lady in the Water ultimately capsizes under the weight of its own goofy story.
"...Shyamalan. Starring: Paul Giamatti, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeffrey Wright, Bob Balaban, Sarita Choudhary, Cindy Cheung, M. Night Shyamalan, Mary..."

July 21, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Many Projects of Lawrence Wright
From TV to the stage the local writer has been busy
"...play. About seven years ago, I hooked up with Bob Balaban, and he has been helping me shape it..."

April 13, 2018 Arts Feature by Elizabeth Banicki

TV Eye
In an unusual union between an indie-rooted movie network and another cable network specializing in sensational courtroom dramas comes a sustained, multifaceted discussion on one of the most pressing issues of our time: free speech
"..."No Joking" (D: Bob Balaban): Using the career of the late comedian Lenny..."

Dec. 3, 2004 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

Moonrise Kingdom
Wes Anderson is back with another delightful movie about beautiful dreamers and full-time schemers.
"...Norton, Bruce Willis, Frances McDormand, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, Bob Balaban and Tilda Swinton...."

June 8, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

No Reservations
While No Reservations is no Big Night, it's surprisingly winsome in parts, by virtue of Catherine Zeta-Jones' performance, and a romantic fable that lingers on the palette of the mind's eye.
"...Zeta-Jones, Aaron Eckhart, Abigail Breslin, Patricia Clarkson, Jenny Wade, Bob Balaban and Lily Rabe. Aussie director Hicks helmed the..."

July 27, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

A Mighty Wind
Christopher Guest and his recurring cast of players give Sixties-era folk music a gentle poke in the ribs.
"...Levy, Michael McKean, Catherine O’Hara, Harry Shearer, Fred Willard, Bob Balaban, Ed Begley Jr. and Parker Posey. Master mockumentarian..."

May 9, 2003 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Ghost World
Brilliant portrait of teen anomie is based on the underground comic book by Daniel Clowes.
"...Birch, Scarlett Johansson, Steve Buscemi, Brad Renfro, Illeana Douglas, Bob Balaban and Teri Garr. Ghost World's Enid (Birch), a..."

Aug. 24, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Amos & Andrew
"...Margaret Colin, Brad Dourif, Dabney Coleman, Giancarlo Esposito and Bob Balaban. Amos & Andrew is a better-than-average comedy that's..."

March 5, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Girl Most Likely
Kristen Wiig plays the darker side of the girl who hasn't fulfilled her potential and Annette Bening co-stars as her Atlantic City mom.
"...Dillon, Christopher Fitzgerald, June Diane Raphael, Natasha Lyonne and Bob Balaban...."

July 19, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Howl
Howl is a must-see for Beat freaks and poetry geeks but might not be an enriching experience for newcomers to the work of Allen Ginsberg.
"...Jeffrey Friedman. Starring: James Franco, David Strathairn, Jon Hamm, Bob Balaban and Alessandro Nivola. Although never anything less than..."

Nov. 12, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

A Whole Lotta Lava Going On
Winter/Spring Movie Sneaks
"...& Wine -- yet another collaborative project from director Bob Rafelson and actor Jack Nicholson...."

Feb. 14, 1997 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Texas Book Festival Lineup Revealed
Attendees include Junot Díaz, Cheryl Strayed, and... Tony Danza?
"...Tale of the Revolution)** Paolo Bacigalupi (The Drowned Cities) Bob Balaban (The Creature From the Seventh Grade)** Rosecrans Baldwin..."

Sept. 12, 2012 Books Post by Kimberley Jones

Survival of the Fittest?
The unlikely story behind the Austin-based black comedy, Natural Selection.
"...Stephen Root, Northern Exposure's Darren Burrows, Waiting for Guffman's Bob Balaban -- who eagerly jump on board the production..."

Feb. 4, 2000 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Dog Days at the Alamo
Special Isle of Dogs screenings for National Dog Day
"...film, but a specially recorded Q&A between Anderson and Bob Balaban, the voice of King, and 10% of all..."

Aug. 9, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

A Good Time to Be Lawrence Wright
With new book God Save Texas, The Looming Tower series on Hulu, and his play Cleo at the Alley, Lawrence Wright is the man of the moment

April 13, 2018 Arts Feature by Elizabeth Banicki

Wes Anderson Brings Isle of Dogs to SXSW
Plus Midnighters bring the gore, and Alita party
"...his dog. Cast: Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton, Bob Balaban, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Kunichi Nomura, Akira Takayama,..."

Feb. 7, 2018 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Unleashes Massive Film List
High-concept horror A Quiet Place to open fest
"...nursing home. Cast: Vera Farmiga, Christopher Plummer, Lewis MacDougall, Bobby Cannavale, Kristen Schaal, Dolly Wells, Yahya Abdul-Mateen, Christopher Lloyd,..."

Jan. 31, 2018 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

Fading Gigolo
John Turturro directs himself and Woody Allen in this movie that gently cruises but but never drives it home.
"...Allen, Vanessa Paradis, Liev Schreiber, Sharon Stone, Sofía Vergara, Bob Balaban and Jill Scott...."

May 9, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

DVD Watch: 'A Monster in Paris'
Shout! Factory releases a smooth new kids' instaclassic
"...stars the vocal talents of Adam Goldberg, Jay Harrington, Bob Balaban, Sean Lennon, Vanessa Paradis, Danny Huston, and Catherine..."

April 16, 2013 Screens Post by Monica Riese

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