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Noriega Presents Immigration Plan
Democratic Senate challenger breaches the border wall
"...immigration plan focuses on three central planks: Secure the border with manpower and electronics rather than a wall, crack..."

Aug. 6, 2008 News Post by Lee Nichols

Trade
This drama about international sex trafficking is tremendously sincere but also brutal.
"...thugs and enters “the tunnel,” a network of pimps, border coyotes, dirty cops, and Russian gangsters that leads to..."

Sept. 28, 2007 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Fast Food Nation
Richard Linklater and Eric Schlosser's noble and worthy film about meat processing and consumption smacks of good-guy agitprop and fails as a character-driven narrative.
"...Mexican workers who daily ebb and flow across the border to work in one of the four major meat-packing..."

Nov. 17, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

TV Eye
POV's 'Al Otro Lado'
"...been studying the distinct immigration experience of the U.S.-Mexico border, the renewed attention to the "immigrant problem" is both..."

July 28, 2006 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

A Time for Drunken Horses
Iranian masterpiece of Kurdish life.
"...during trips across the no-fly zone at the Iran-Iraq border. Weighed down with tractor tires filled with black-market goods,..."

Nov. 17, 2000 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Train of Life
"...through the jaws of the enemy to the Russian border, some 500 miles away? As in the work of..."

Dec. 24, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
Slow Pulse EP release, Austin Afrobeats Fest, Border Kindness Benefit, and more recommended shows
"...Toward the end of the Obama era, Slow Pulse..."

Sept. 1, 2023 Music Column by Julian Towers

Day Trips: Chamizal National Memorial, El Paso
A peace park on the border where generations of differences were washed under the bridge
"...The Rio Grande represented the international border after the Mexican-American War in 1848. As rivers tend..."

June 19, 2015 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Missing
When his stepdaughter is kidnapped in Mexico, Jack Searle has to cross the border to find her
"...too straightforward a term – of Missing, the new border crime novel by Sam Hawken. A 57-year-old widower in..."

June 12, 2015 Arts Feature by Jesse Sublett

Sleaze, Camp, and Social Justice
AFS presents On the Border: Films of Rogelio Agras& #225;nchez Sr.
"...serious: stories about mistreatment of Mexicans on the Texas border. In Las Braceras (1981; screening March 16), a pair..."

March 11, 2005 Screens Feature by Rachel Proctor May

The Treats of Laredo
Shopping South of the Border Guarantees a Feliz Navidad
"...Ah, the cheap thrill of a Mexican border town, a penny pincher's paradise, a haggler's Shangri-La. Welcome..."

Dec. 15, 2000 Features Feature by Amy Smith

The Flavors of Mexico
Gastronomic Gateways to Cuisine South of the Border
"...unique tourist attraction, drawing hungry foodies south of the border to experience the native fare. These days, tourists are..."

May 29, 1998 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

What We Leave Behind
Iliana Sosa's extraordinary portrait of her grandfather's cross-border life
"...connotations as Julián shares memories of crossing the U.S. border starting in the 1960s through the Bracero Program, of..."

Sept. 9, 2022 Movie Review by Jessi Cape

Oil Painter, Former President George W. Bush Still Bullish on Democracy
SXSW chat touches on immigration, Jan. 6 attack, and MLB’s misstep
"...the country should embrace immigrants, while advocating for more border security...."

March 18, 2021 SXSW Post by Benton Graham

Robert Lorenz Takes Aim at The Marksman
Writer/director on why Liam Neeson is the new Clint Eastwood
"...of his Taken career; and if you hear "Hollywood border cartel movie," you'll envision all the clichés. But director..."

Jan. 14, 2021 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Checking In: Leti Garza Says a Little Prayer
There’s Hope, though perhaps not for country-livin’ connectivity
"...Leti Garza’s affecting new border prayer “La Esperanza” waltzes to a simple piano hook...."

Oct. 14, 2020 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Texas Thriller Coyote Lake Draws Suspense From True Crime
On the shores of the border with filmmaker Sara Selig­man
"...of contradictions. A beautiful 40-mile reservoir on the U.S./Mexico border, it's a wonder built through international cooperation. When it..."

Aug. 2, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

How to Help Detained Migrant Families
Make an impact by contributing to these advocacy groups
"...donations to detention centers being refused by Customs and Border Protection authorities, many are looking for ways to help..."

July 15, 2019 News Post by Katelyn Landry

Carmine Street Guitars
Spend time with the quiet artisans who make the instruments that rock & roll is built upon
"...Ron Mann (Tales of the Rat Fink, Grass), the border between cinema verité and scripted-seeming sections is a porous..."

May 10, 2019 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Lege Lines: Sen. José Menéndez Stands Up for Military Bases, and Against Trump
San Antonio Democrat introduces resolution to protect funds for Texas military being diverted to border wall construction
"...potential resources being diverted for construction of the U.S.-Mexico border wall championed by Trump. Senate Concurrent Resolution 54 would..."

March 22, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Day Trips: Mission, Texas
Border wall to cut off sacred ground
"...several other valley landmarks from the effects of the border wall, at least for now...."

Feb. 22, 2019 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips: Sabal Palm Sanctuary, Brownsville
Sanctuary safeguards rare island of palms behind border wall
"...but discontinued its use by the public after the border wall isolated the preserve. Since 2010, the Gorgas Science..."

Nov. 30, 2018 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

American Animals
Truth, lies, and self-deception in this remarkable true-crime docudrama
"...Blurring the border between documentary and high-stakes crime drama, American Animals offers..."

June 15, 2018 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

2018 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Live Action
Compassion, grace, and humor distinguish the Oscar hopefuls
"...on a bus hijacked by terrorists near the Kenyan/Somali border. In the even more nerve-racking "DeKalb Elementary," inspired by..."

Feb. 9, 2018 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Midwife
Two screen legends deliver in a mildly sappy drama
"...the arch script) is barbed but still manages to border on the sappy at times. The two main reasons..."

Sept. 15, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Great Wall
Matt Damon protects the Chinese from lizards
"...giant barrier constructed for the purpose of fortifying a border to keep out foreigners may be a loaded premise..."

Feb. 24, 2017 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Sicario
Taut, morally ambiguous thriller is set on the U.S./Mexico border
"...cartels and government forces on both sides of the border between the U.S. and Mexico certainly provide plenty of..."

Oct. 2, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Dallas Buyers Club
Matthew McConaughey gives a searing performance in this true-life story set in the early years of the AIDS epidemic.
"...Soon he is smuggling the Mexican drugs across the border and seizes on the idea of a buyers club..."

Nov. 15, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The New Juarez
This partisan film essay attacks both the United States and Mexican governments for the massive violence in Juarez.
"...the situation has somewhat calmed down in the Mexican border town of Juarez. However, filmmaker Charlie Minn is convinced..."

April 19, 2013 Movie Review by Louis Black

Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2011: Live Action
Amaze your friends and colleagues when you know everything about all the nominees in this category.
"...“Na Wewe,” which takes place in 1994 Burundi (a border country of Rwanda) during the civil war between the..."

Feb. 11, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

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