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Queen & Slim
Tragic romance with a Black Lives Matter message
"...surely evoke memories of Joseph H. Lewis’ low-budget noir classic Gun Crazy. (Credit should be given to cinematographer Tat..."

Nov. 29, 2019 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Hold the Dark
Humanity's animal instincts exposed in the Alaskan wilderness
"...are moments of paranoia that feel lifted directly from classic folk-horror films. Saulnier and Blair use the Alaskan setting..."

Sept. 28, 2018 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Lu Over the Wall
Japanese mermaid tale with a big heart and a groovy beat.
"...high in anime circles for his ongoing adaptation of classic manga Devilman) brings back classic hand-drawn motion with an..."

May 11, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The Rock! The ape! The lizard! The ... flying wolf?
"...Johnson, in an all-action revamp of the endlessly beloved classic arcade game, in which the player gets to be..."

April 13, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Mary and the Witch's Flower
Studio Ghibli alums stick to the formula for magical tale.
"...Broomstick by romance-writer-turned-fantasy-author Mary Stewart, Mary begins with a classic post-World War II literary set-up: Young Mary Smith (originally..."

Feb. 16, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

A Dark Song
Black magic goes awry in this taut thriller
" stone and scale to that of Robert Wise’s classic The Haunting – for a period of six months,..."

May 26, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Beauty and the Beast
A live-action remake of the Disney film
"...of certain elements of the Disneyfied adaptation of the classic story, which now features a gay supporting character and..."

March 24, 2017 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of High Noon
Glenn Frankel’s new book on the classic film explores a very timely history
"...The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic (Bloomsbury, 400 pp., $28) isn't talking about the era..."

March 3, 2017 Screens Feature by Joe O'Connell

Good Gossip Never Gets Old
Star-studier Anne Helen Petersen on old-school scandal
"...informal – in a new-ish series called Scandals of Classic Hollywood at the Hairpin...."

June 15, 2011 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Jane Eyre
The foggy moors are palpable, the passions less so, but this new adaptation of Charlotte Brontë's oft-told story is a handsome addition to the canon.
"...she shares with Edward Rochester, her employer and a classic Byronic hero, serve as bellwethers that beckon modern storytellers..."

March 25, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Black Snake Moan
Like a steady 12-bar blues progression, Black Snake Moan lays down a groove and works the chords over and over 'til they're all spent.
"...wife just left him for his brother – a classic blues riff in itself. So he takes her in..."

March 2, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

In Aspen, an Austin-Flavored Celebration of the Chef
A weekend at the 'Food & Wine' Classic
"...the opening day of the 2005 Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, an event during which we would see..."

July 15, 2005 Food Feature by Wes Marshall

Again Kidman goes for another nose-centric role, yet Nora Ephron's very meta remake of the old TV show still misfires.
"...(Kidman) is cast in a TV remake of the classic Sixties show starring Elizabeth Montgomery. Playing her TV husband,..."

June 24, 2005 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Dawn of the Dead
It's hard to keep a good zombie down.
"...outcome of the previous presidential election. Tampering with a classic is rarely, if ever, a wise idea, and when..."

March 26, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Butterfly Effect
Ashton Kutcher lays to waste a promising script involving time travel and unforeseeable consequences.
"...sci-fi extreme is a ripping good premise for a classic time-travel film. Unfortunately, that film is likely to be..."

Jan. 23, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

"...The odd juxtaposition of heavily marketable soundtrack snippets and classic film themes throughout the film makes for strange sonic..."

Aug. 9, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

" to be an ongoing work, pairing animation and classical music to create something called a “concert film.” Despite..."

June 23, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

American Pie
"...hath Porky's wrought? This new, faster version of the semi-classic teen sex farce is a howler, bawdy yet constrained..."

July 16, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Great Expectations
"...have to say this radical makeover of Dickens' “beloved classic” (beloved by whom, I've always wondered) is much to..."

Jan. 30, 1998 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Dracula: Dead and Loving it
"...purports to offer a merciless parody of Bram Stoker's classic novel, while also taking time to lash out at..."

Dec. 22, 1995 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

Manhattan Murder Mystery
" funnier than most stand-ups) is seamless. They play classic long-married New Yorkers who accidently meet a just-retired couple..."

Aug. 20, 1993 Movie Review by Louis Black

Rising Sun
" Michael Crichton's xenophobic Rising Sun, decided to go classicly hard-boiled as a way of defusing the novel. In..."

Aug. 6, 1993 Movie Review by Louis Black

In the Line of Fire
"...role in the 1963 assassination of JFK, is a classic creation. The script gets inside the little-explored personalities of..."

July 9, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Paramount Lights Up With Summer Classics Series
Your favorite way to get out of the heat is back
"...It's not summer in Austin without the Paramount's Summer Classic Film Series, a three month celebration of movies. From..."

May 16, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Mavericks, Schemers, and Beautiful Dreamers
This year's Paramount Summer Classic Film Series has a lot of character(s)
"...thong. No, we're talking about the 2015 Paramount Summer Classic Film Series. This year marks its 40th anniversary, and..."

May 15, 2015 Screens Feature by Josh Kupecki

School for Scandal
In Scandals of Classic Hollywood, UT grad Anne Helen Petersen analyzes the machinery of celebrity gossip
"...Helen Petersen outlines in her debut book, Scandals of Classic Hollywood, may seem tame by comparison, they are useful..."

Oct. 24, 2014 Screens Feature by Melanie Haupt

DVDanger: 'Halloween'/'Prince of Darkness'/'Eyes Without a Face'
Three throwback horrors for your Halloween pleasure
"...there's nothing more comforting than sitting down with a classic scary movie. And they don't come much more classic..."

Oct. 29, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Paging Dr. Mario
Game Over Videogames' Classic Game Fest
" the passion that the staff has for the classics. The man behind the passion is owner David Kaelin..."

June 26, 2009 Screens Feature by James Renovitch

It Happened One Night
"...Frank Capra. Starring: Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert. This classic romantic comedy is the first movie ever to sweep..."

Jan. 13, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Hal Needham's BMX action flick restored
"...better would be to revisit the far superior 1983 classic BMX Bandits, directed by “anything goes” filmmaker Brian Trenchard-Smith,..."

Sept. 25, 2020 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

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