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God Knows Where I Am
"...In early May 2008, a woman’s dead body was discovered in an unoccupied New Hampshire farmhouse by..."

April 21, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Autopsy of Jane Doe
Strange things are afoot in the morgue
"...– a big, gory, spooky fight. What’s more, the body’s pristine outer surface belies the wreckage within. The only..."

Jan. 13, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Phantom Boy
Hand-drawn animation is the hallmark of this animated French film
"...at least a cop, and so when his floaty ghost-body happens across Alex (Baer/Padalecki), an actual NYPD cop who..."

July 29, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

2016 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Documentaries – Program A
Let the voting begin
"...David Darg’s “Body Team 12” follows Garmai Sumo as she, along with..."

Feb. 5, 2016 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Lit-urday: Second Life
Follow Paul Griner's troubled heroine into the meaty afterlife
"...hero who has to recover one – her bestie's body, actually – after it's vanished...."

Feb. 7, 2015 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Loft
Five married men share a penthouse loft in which an unidentified woman turns up dead.
"...An Agatha Christie whodunit doused in Axe Body Spray, Erik Van Looy’s The Loft marks the English-language..."

Feb. 6, 2015 Movie Review by William Goss

Get Sexy for a Good Cause
Local vampire wants you to love yourself the way you are
"...Daley Catherine has felt ashamed of her body since she was a teenager. Naturally thin, Catherine always..."

Aug. 29, 2014 Arts Post by Amy Kamp

The Host
Andrew Niccol writes and directs this romantic, science-fiction thriller that's based on a novel by Stephenie Meyer.
"...to the neighborhood, were it not for that whole body-snatching business. When a Soul occupies a human body, the..."

April 5, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Amour
Death is part of love’s bargain, a fact filmmaker Michael Haneke lays bare.
"...Love may endure, even though the body is destined to decay. This story about the end-of-life..."

Jan. 25, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
Alison Klayman's doc is as much a rallying cry for freedom of expression as it is a portrait in progress of an artist whose career is ongoing.
"...conceptual art and his willingness to put his burly body on the line. Ai is China’s most celebrated contemporary..."

Aug. 10, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

First Position
This lovely documentary follows six international ballet hopefuls, ages 10 to 17, as they compete for the Youth America Grand Prix.
"...– and grade – their technique, musicality, personality, and body shape. The stakes are shockingly high: First prizes come..."

May 25, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Luv Doc: Stop Talking About Your Workout. Forever.
A great body doesn’t make you interesting, it just makes your dullness slightly more tolerable.
"...but you’ve already lost a Goodyear RoadHandler's worth of body weight. Great job! To answer your question, however, the..."

April 13, 2012 Column by The Luv Doc

Tomboy
In this French film a 10-year-old girl moves into a new neighborhood and pretends to be a boy because, well, it seems like boys just have more fun.
"...and the mysteries of desire grab hold of the body and try to govern its actions. In other words,..."

Dec. 9, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Please Give
The pleasure of Nicole Holofcener's film – which stars Catherine Keener, Oliver Platt, Rebecca Hall, and Amanda Peet – lies in the honesty of its conversations rather than its plot.
"...women, their interior lives, and their complicated feelings about body image. Yet this Manhattan-set movie also captures a sense..."

June 11, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Exploding Girl
Zoe Kazan stars in this perfectly paced movie about a 20-year-old home from college for the week.
"...of a young woman troubled by both mind and body. Kazan appears in every scene of The Exploding Girl’s..."

May 14, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

'Canción del Cuerpo'
Five dancers from UT cross cultures to partner with five dancers from Colombia
"...from El Colegio del Cuerpo (the College of the Body) in Cartagena, Colombia, in a work jointly choreographed by..."

March 5, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Gamer
Gerard Butler stars in this futuristic thriller set in a multiplayer online gaming universe.
"...24 hours after watching Gamer's nonstop fireballs and fragmented body parts, all that comes to mind is the late..."

Sept. 11, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Chaddick Dance Theater
After a stellar career in San Francisco, a choreographer follows her heart to Austin
"...century with your heart in one place and your body in another. So it was for Cheryl Chaddick, whose..."

Oct. 3, 2008 Arts Feature by Hannah Kenah

Rambo
In his fourth cinematic outing, Rambo's tasked with saving Christian missionaries in Burma.
"...acts and righteous reckoning with equal degrees of flying body parts and arterial sprays. In this wholly unnecessary fourth..."

Feb. 1, 2008 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem
Apocalyptic monster mash makes big crash.
"...predator (of the dreadlocked variety that tormented Jesse “the Body” Ventura back in the Eighties), who’s hunting down the..."

Dec. 28, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Water
This film which examines the second-class status of women in traditional Hindu society is beautiful yet sad, a tale drenched in centuries of stagnant, holy water.
"...widow in traditional Hindu society: She can burn her body along with her husband’s on his funeral pyre, she..."

May 12, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Deep End
"...16-year-old son, Beau (Tucker). Margaret doesn't know how the body of Beau's older, reckless boyfriend ended up dead, but..."

Aug. 24, 2001 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Memento
Christopher Nolan's breakthrough movie is a film noir thriller with a gimmick.
"...have important pieces of information tattooed all over his body, a strange sight which instantly provides a sense of..."

March 30, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Down to Earth
"...Rains) and then sent back to Earth in the body of callous millionaire Bruce Farnsworth plays often on AMC..."

Feb. 16, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Gadjo Dilo
"...lover. (The image of Hartner rubbing her hair and body with wildflowers as she stands in steaming bath water..."

Oct. 2, 1998 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Nobody Loves Me
"...gay black man who is decorously covered in elaborate body paint and whose strange chant exerts power over the..."

April 5, 1996 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Connor Clegg Impeached at Texas State
A student government showdown in San Marcos
"...Texas State’s student government voted to impeach Student Body President Connor Clegg on Monday night, bringing to end..."

April 17, 2018 News Post by Austin Sanders

DVDanger: Dead Ringers
Re-examining Cronenberg's overlooked masterpiece now on Blu-ray
"..."There's nothing the matter with the instrument. It's the body."..."

Nov. 30, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

"Sum You Some Me" at Butridge Gallery
This show pairing artwork by Felice House and Dana Younger feels dedicated and warm, a committed homage to the body
"...me this way. The show is a collection of body parts rendered in sculpture, painting, and charcoal. A massive..."

Sept. 9, 2016 Arts Review by Sam Anderson-Ramos

DVDanger: Contracted: Phase 2
Even zombies need love
"...– or both – leave the set in a body bag, sometimes it's hard to create a "what happens..."

Jan. 12, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

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