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Zach Theatre's A Christmas Carol
This slick and polished musical adaptation of the Dickens classic serves up holiday cheer in abundance
"...Theatre has woven into and spun from Charles Dickens' classic...."

Dec. 22, 2017 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Dunkirk
A harrowing new World War II classic
"...Zimmer and the result is, well, a bona fide classic. Well done, sir, well done...."

July 21, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Double Nickelodeons on the Dime
Plenty of opportunities to catch some classic films
"..."Essential Cinema," "Doc Nights," "Science on Screen," "Avant Cinema," "Classical Mexican Cinema," and "Recently Restored." "Comedy Italian Style" is..."

May 26, 2017 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Alien: Covenant
More chest-bursting fun in space
"...franchise. Ridley Scott’s 1979 original is a bona fide classic of the horror genre, with James Cameron’s 1986 sequel..."

May 19, 2017 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

The Wall
Two American soldiers face off with an Iraqi sniper
"...enough emotional recoil here to render this a claustrophobic classic...."

May 12, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Frantz
A bitter-sweet romance in the aftermath of WWI
"...color), and a heavy influence of Thirties and Forties Classic Hollywood filming techniques. But its outward simplicity belies the..."

April 7, 2017 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

The Belko Experiment
A gory social experiment gone wrong
"...extremely violent “What if?” answer to Mike Judge’s forever classic Office Space. With all those white shirts, all that..."

March 31, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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

Jan. 27, 2017 Movie Review by Steve Davis

One Piece Film: Gold
Japanese anime insanity
"...Piece myself, but barring befuddlement, this film rocks the classic, convoluted, and insanely colorful world of traditional action-comedy anime...."

Jan. 6, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Demon
This astute Polish ghost movie is an instant genre classic
"...Demon is, hands down, not only an instant genre classic but also an astute and affecting rumination on the..."

Sept. 30, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Southside With You
When Barack met Michelle
"...their tentative relationship. In some ways, this is a classic (but subdued) romantic comedy about the guy who wins..."

Aug. 26, 2016 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Looking at the Big Picture
Paramount Summer Classic Film Series goes large
"...to highlight is why you need to see these classics on the big screen. No matter that the Paramount..."

May 20, 2016 Screens Feature by Josh Kupecki

Zootopia
These animated Disney critters are fun, topical, and inclusive
"...detail-oriented CGI offerings in a while, Zootopia uses the classic tropes of anthropomorphized animals and comic references to pop-culture..."

March 4, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Race
Perceptive film about Jesse Owens going to the 1936 Berlin Olympics
"...Race is every bit a sports movie in the classic sense of a story about defeat and glory, hard..."

Feb. 19, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Point Break
Remake of 1991's action bromance
"...the same title, this remake of the 1991 cult classic directed by Kathryn Bigelow is essentially an extreme-sports showcase..."

Jan. 1, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Dangerous Men
Instant midnight classic marries inspiration with sub-par technique
"...“An instant midnight classic, this film by the Iranian émigré Rad entices with..."

Nov. 13, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

ACL Preview: Jidenna
Full, uncut Q&A with a true G
"...any respectable debate about song of the summer. That’s “Classic Man,” the swanky debut single from Jidenna...."

Oct. 8, 2015 Music Post by Thomas Fawcett

Bloodsucking Bastards
Cubicle horrors: Vampires bloody the workplace
"...for skewering, and while this isn’t anywhere near a classic of the comedy-horror genre, it’s still a well-written work..."

Sept. 4, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Fantastic Four
Marvel not at this Fox flop
"...newest iteration of Stan Lee and Joltin’ Jack Kirby’s classic superheroes plays like some misguided cross between an Eighties..."

Aug. 14, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

When Marnie Was There
Will this ghost story be the final film from animation powerhouse Studio Ghibli?
"...disappointingly, a long way from being a Studio Ghibli classic. The essential plot may be archetypal, but it’s no..."

June 5, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Into the Woods
The Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical, a pastiche of classic fairy tales turned on their heads, gets a thoroughly cinematic workout.
"...Lapine musical Into the Woods is a pastiche of classic fairy tales turned on their heads. In this world..."

Dec. 26, 2014 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Dracula Untold
Prince Vlad fights off the Turks with with a little old-school vampirism.
"...Another addition to Universal Pictures' Classic Monsters arsenal of crap (remember Van Helsing?), director Shore,..."

Oct. 10, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Giver
This movie based on a Newbery Award-winning novel presents teens in a dystopic society that's a manmade invention born of good intentions.
"...Newbery Medal-winning novel The Giver is a modern young-adult classic that’s been celebrated as well as reviled. Required reading..."

Aug. 15, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Old Is the New New
Classic Game Fest
"...900 Barton Springs Rd. $10 (kids under 12, free) www.classicgamefest.com..."

Aug. 15, 2014 Screens Feature by James Renovitch

Persecuted
In this Christian-based thriller with a better-than-average cast, an evangelist is framed for murder by the government.
"...a profoundly conservative, Christian ideological take, guised as a classic Seventies paranoid thriller. Certainly unique, this is another targeted..."

July 25, 2014 Movie Review by Louis Black

The LEGO Movie
Let's face it: We're putty in these things' hands.
"...20 years ago. Smart and savvy, it takes the classic dilemma of every Lego owner – to follow the..."

Feb. 7, 2014 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Carrie
Sin never dies.
"...it’s Stephen King’s source novel, Brian De Palma’s 1976 classic, or Kimberly Peirce’s modern-day update, Carrie remains one master..."

Oct. 25, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Wizard of Oz 3-D
Watch out for the flying monkeys.
"...time. We're surely not in Kansas anymore. This beloved classic has been refashioned in 3-D to be projected on..."

Sept. 27, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

2 Guns
Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg let the bullets fly in this intricate action puzzle.
"...entities found on this money trail is staggering. In classic form, partners Bobby and Stig become solid buddies by..."

Aug. 2, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Filly Brown
A young, Latina hip-hop artist gets a shot at a record contract only if she is willing to compromise her ideals.
"...This is a classic tale of pursuing a dream only to be waylaid..."

April 26, 2013 Movie Review by Louis Black

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