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Cartel Land
Vigilante groups on both sides of the border fight the Mexican cartels in this harrowing doc
"...on both the U.S. and Mexican sides of the border, a dangerous endeavor that creates an immediacy and effectively..."

July 10, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Governor Tough Guy Beats His Chest
Perry sends troops to border for more press coverage
"...News/Sean Hannity ‘We Got Guns’ Tour of the Mexican border, with great fanfare Gov. Rick Perry announced Monday he..."

July 22, 2014 News Post by Michael King

The Hightower Report
Here comes the border-industrial complex
"...can militarize with their high-tech, high-cost weaponry: the U.S.-Mexican border...."

Aug. 9, 2013 News Column by Jim Hightower

Catherine Hardwicke Unloads With Miss Bala
Twilight director and UT grad heads across the border for new film
"...burgeoning new wave of mid-budget action dramas with her cross-border drug war drama Miss Bala...."

Jan. 31, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin Filmmaker Greg Kwedar On His Acclaimed Thriller Transpecos
Blood on the border
"...Like many Texans crossing the border with Mexico, Austin native Greg Kwedar's experiences with U.S...."

Sept. 9, 2016 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Rio Grande No Longer?
An overview of the ecological crisis along the Rio Grande
"...A patchwork of agricultural lands, booming border towns, and fast-growing cities line the Lower Rio Grande..."

Oct. 26, 2001 News Feature by Dan Oko

SXSW Film Review: Deadland
Border drama adds supernatural tension to the politics
"...life. That's why he signed up to be a border patrol officer in a rarely-traversed stretch of the US-Mexico..."

March 20, 2023 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Transpecos
Border-patrol officers get in way over their heads
"...devoid of civilization loom over this tale of three border-patrol agents whose regular routine is rapidly unraveled in a..."

Sept. 9, 2016 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

The Last Stand
Arnold Schwarzenegger plunges back into acting in this full-bore action vehicle helmed by the South Korean director Kim Jee-Woon.
"...Owens (Schwarzenegger), who is the sheriff of a small border town in Arizona. Hundreds of miles away in Los..."

Jan. 18, 2013 Movie Review by Louis Black

Tejano
Stone-cold thriller across the Mexican border
"...South Texas, just a few miles from the Mexican border. He frequently takes trips to Matamoros to fill prescriptions..."

Jan. 11, 2019 Movie Review by Danielle White

Sicario: Day of the Soldado Director Finds International Themes to Tex-Mex Thriller
Stefano Sollima goes border to border
"...With all eyes turned to the U.S.-Mexico border, and greater attention than ever paid to how America..."

June 29, 2018 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

“We Build Bridges, Not Walls”
Council Members target companies building border wall
"...engaged in the “design, construction, or maintenance of the border wall.”..."

Feb. 1, 2018 News Post by Michael King

Sea of Shadows
Eco-crime-documentary follow the deadly impact of cartels and animal smugglers
"...it “the aquarium of the planet.” This is a border documentary without the border: the combined efforts of many..."

Aug. 2, 2019 Movie Review by Sam Russek

Point Austin: Suffer the Little Children
Is Southwest Key providing child care at the border, or collaboration?
"...announced in April that has meant a spike in border arrests as well as family separations – seizing minor..."

June 8, 2018 News Column by Michael King

Bill of the Week
House wants to throw some money at border problems
"...131-12, and was referred to the Senate Subcommittee on Border Security on March 25. The bill, which passed after..."

April 3, 2015 News Column by Amy Kamp

The Real Housewives of Ciudad Juárez
Living double lives in the shadow of the border
"...up by immigration officials and booted south of the border. Left behind, Lynn and the children became so depressed..."

Oct. 18, 2013 News Feature by Debbie Nathan

The Girl
David Riker's indie drama stars Abbie Cornish as a Texas woman, who finds maturity while smuggling Mexicans across the border.
"...become a coyote and illegally transport Mexicans across the border as a quick financial solution to her personal problems...."

April 5, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Under the Same Moon
The film's parallel stories of a mother and son seeking each other across geographical divides is never more than one small step away from mawkishness and cliché – but as a sociological study, it’s fascinating.
"...village to seek work as a domestic across the border and hasn’t been back since. Now Carlitos lives with..."

March 21, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Wrong Place, Wrong Time
Kirby Warnock's 'Border Bandits' raids the Alamo with the ugly truth of 1915 Texas.
"...Rio Grande Valley: In 1915, a series of escalating border-area skirmishes between the Texas Rangers and Mexican cattle and..."

Dec. 3, 2004 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Locked Up Time
"...Berlin Wall come crashing down than people cross the border with cameras to record their experiences. One such person..."

July 31, 1992 Movie Review by Kathleen Maher

What We're Listening to This Week
A cross-border collaboration, Good Looks, Adrian Quesada, Skloss, and Letting Up Despite Great Faults
"...MXTX: A Cross-Border Exchange With Graham Reynolds..."

April 8, 2022 Music Column by Chad Swiatecki

Art Caravan for the Children's Act of Creative Resistance
Yocelyn Riojas, Jolt Texas are sending an artful message to the border
"...a new challenge, and this time it’s at the border...."

June 29, 2018 Arts Post by Eilish O'Sullivan

Protest at Francisco Cantú Reading
Activists disrupt The Line Becomes a River BookPeople event
"...“profit[s] from families he’d helped rip apart” as a Border Patrol agent. They intend to shut him up. And..."

Feb. 14, 2018 Arts Post by Brandyce Ingram

Sayles Talk
More on the making of 'Go for Sisters' from John Sayles
"...Sayles told the Chronicle why he returned to the border for his 19th feature film, Go for Sisters. But..."

Dec. 7, 2013 Screens Post by Robert Faires

The Return of Lila Downs
‘La Reyna’ makes another rare stop in Austin – tonight
"...sexy, mezcal-swigging Mexican-American singer dazzled both sides of the border with folkloric stomps original and traditional. Circling back from..."

April 9, 2013 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

8 Murders a Day
The drug-related violence occurring in Juarez, Mexico, is the subject of this impassioned documentary.
"...unstoppable – drug-related violence just south of the U.S. border, and documentary filmmaker Minn's sense of personal outrage is..."

Jan. 13, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Reefer Roundup: 6/17/11
Your drug war news, all in one place
"...War, drugs through the mail, a shoot-out on the border, and the death of a Marine in Tucson...."

June 17, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

Monsters
In this startlingly original indie film, a road trip combines with an alien invasion to remind us of our ageless fear of otherness.
"...NASA probe fell to Earth – at the U.S./Mexico border, to be specific – and unleashed alien matter that..."

Oct. 29, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

More Bullets and More Blathering
More gunfire from Juárez, more rhetoric from Austin
"...from an incident in Juárez has come across the border, striking a building in El Paso. Nobody in El..."

Aug. 23, 2010 News Post by Jordan Smith

Frozen River
In order to make ends meet, two women in upstate New York smuggle illegal aliens across the St. Lawrence River into the U.S. in this unusually thoughtful and expertly acted movie.
"...James Reilly. In upstate New York near the Canadian border, Ray Eddy (Leo) and her family eke out a..."

Sept. 5, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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