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The Shape of Water
An unconventional love story from one of the best fabulists
"...keeping the amphibian alive for further study, Elisa tentatively bonds with this literal fish out of water. Assisted by..."

Dec. 8, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

A Dark Song
Black magic goes awry in this taut thriller
"...fare. It’s a movie about loss and love, the bond between mother and son, and the unholy price of..."

May 26, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Snatched
A mother/daughter vacation from hell
"...as they flee would-be kidnappers and reboot their filial bond along the way. Refreshingly, this is no vanity project..."

May 12, 2017 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Table 19
"...is pretty good – a batch of six strangers bond at a wedding when they are seated at the..."

March 3, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

xXx: Return of Xander Cage
Vin Diesel returns to kickstart this action series
"...Xander Cage is the millennial generation’s answer to James Bond. Trading in 007’s classic tuxedo and dry martini for..."

Jan. 27, 2017 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Virtues of Gossip
Can theatre gossip bond the people who share it?
"...of atoms that have shared valence electrons, it will bond you. That's just chemistry. That's science. So if nothing..."

Jan. 6, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Land
Teen skaters get caught up in the drug world
"...almost entirely – and realistically – on the brotherly bond among these four foul-mouthed dreamers. Lendeborg Jr. pulls off..."

Sept. 16, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Innocents
Polish nuns raped by soldiers during WWII trigger wider moral issues
"...Communist sympathizer and avowed nonbeliever, Mathilde forms an emotional bond with many of the abbey’s traumatized residents, particularly the..."

Aug. 5, 2016 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Kiwi comedy offers a wealth of belly laughs
"...increasingly unhinged Child Protective Services officer (House). The two bond in the wilderness, narrowly avoiding a massive manhunt to..."

July 15, 2016 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Wiener-Dog
Todd Solondz sets a pup in a world of humans who are all bark and more bite
"...relationship between man and beast, refusing to sentimentalize the bond between the enigmatic sausage hound invariably named something like..."

July 1, 2016 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Sleeping With Other People
Raunchy but sweet rom-com stars Alison Brie and Jason Sudeikis
"...a sanctioned kind of flirtation – but as their bond deepens, the word turns into a valentine...."

Oct. 2, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Twinsters
Separated at birth, reunited online
"...they hold hands. To witness the deepening of their bond – it’s as bated-breath joyous to behold as a..."

July 31, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Testament of Youth
The luminous Alicia Vikander stars as a woman coming of age amid World War I
"...like Vera, is just one of the ways they bond, and catch each other’s breath...."

July 3, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Spy
The Paul Feig/Melissa McCarthy comedy onslaught continues with a Bond parody
"...in its path with this femme-centric parody of James Bond and Mission: Impossible-like hijinks. McCarthy gets top billing this..."

June 5, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Let's Go Phone Poll Supports Prop 1
Initial mid-September survey yields 52% support
"...to support Proposition 1, the Austin rail and road bond - released the initial result of a phone poll..."

Sept. 26, 2014 News Post by Michael King

Words and Pictures
The story is rather creaky, but who cares when the actors Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche are so sublime together?
"...words and pictures, Jack and Dina form a tentative bond, which is then tested in the harsh light of..."

June 6, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Other Woman
Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, and Kate Upton play gals who team together to ruin the mutual philanderer in their lives.
"...apartment during which the two women become inebriated and bond. They follow Mark out to the Hamptons, where they..."

April 25, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

That Awkward Moment
Former High School Musical heartthrob Zac Efron stars in this dude-centric romantic comedy.
"...a wonder they all stay friends, even with their bond forged back in college. The viewer, not beholden to..."

Feb. 7, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Grandmaster
Visual master Wong Kar-Wai tells the story of the legendary martial-arts practitioner and teacher Ip Man.
"...magnetic pas de deux that will spark a chaste bond that carries them through a decade marked by war,..."

Aug. 30, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The AggreGAYtor: November 9
Your daily dose of LGBTQIA news
"...Johnson snarks on Tammy Baldwin, and Daniel Craig insists Bond is all about Pussy Galore. Our asylums are full..."

Nov. 9, 2012 Qmmunity Post by Brandon Watson

The Sessions
A sex therapist helps a man living in an iron lung experience human intimacy; John Hawkes and Helen Hunt keep things from becoming prurient.
"...and over the course of their sessions, an emotional bond grows – despite her best efforts to keep the..."

Nov. 9, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Wuthering Heights
Andrea Arnold (Fish Tank) wrests Wuthering Heights from the heaving bosom of Romantics majors and gives it a good shake – even if she doesn't know when to stop.
"...presented in two parts. The first establishes the childhood bond between Catherine Earnshaw (Beer) and her adopted brother, the..."

Oct. 19, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Hello I Must Be Going
The marvelous Melanie Lynskey, for once, gets the starring role in this movie about a woman who gets blindsided by divorce.
"...for his part, is quietly protective, but the two bond mostly in silence while watching Marx Brothers’ movies on..."

Sept. 28, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Wild Horse, Wild Ride
In this documentary, nine horse trainers have 100 days to transform their mustangs from wild creatures to trusting companions before competing in the Extreme Mustang Makeover.
"...thing exceptionally well, and that is convey the emotional bond between trainer and horse. Many of the trainers, who..."

Sept. 14, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Expendables 2
This who's who of action stars even features Schwarzenegger in his movie comeback.
"...bad guy (aptly, if unsubtly, named Vilain), a brutish Bond-esque baddy intent on flooding the black market with plutonium...."

Aug. 24, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

One for the Money
Heigl plays bounty hunter Stephanie Plum in this adaptation of the first book in Janet Evanovich's bestselling crime series.
"...becomes a bounty hunter, collaring bail-jumpers for her cousin's bond shop, despite knowing zilch about the business (how to..."

Feb. 3, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Man on a Mission: Richard Garriott's Road to the Stars
This film is a behind-the-scenes document of Richard Garriott's quest to be the first second-generation astronaut in space and the actual journey.
"...aside for a more boilerplate message of the father/son bond. (Curiously, the film includes a clip from The Colbert..."

Jan. 20, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Real Steel
Mix Rocky with The Transformers and you'll wind up with something like Real Steel.
"...to anyone but Charlie that he and his son bond before the summer is through. The film’s predictability is..."

Oct. 7, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Cars 2
This Pixar sequel pops on the screen, but the story line is stuck in neutral.
"...(McCaine), a debonair spy in the mold of James Bond (were he actually an Aston Martin and not a..."

June 24, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Bridesmaids
The "wedding industrial complex" is under siege in this funny new comedy written by Kristen Wiig.
"...marrying raunch, romantic comedy, and the tested but ever-true bond between women...."

May 13, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

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