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Mickey and the Bear
Life on the front line of the opioid crisis
"...Hank and Mickey’s lives are caught in the constrictive clutch of bad, black fate. Hank’s a hulking, broken Iraq..."

Dec. 6, 2019 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Last Exorcism: Part II
In this sequel, the devil follows the same girl from the backwoods to New Orleans; sadly this follow-up has none of the smarts of its predecessor.
"...is not ready to release Nell from his lustful clutch. He makes his presence known sometimes through the static..."

March 8, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
The third book of Stieg Larsson's addictive Swedish trilogy is now onscreen.
"...zeitgeist with the posthumous publication of Stieg Larsson's phenomenal clutch of paranoiac Svenska-noir novels. The Girl Who Kicked the..."

Nov. 19, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Australia
Baz Luhrmann teams with fellow Aussies Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman for this romantic action-adventure epic.
"...cliffside cattle stampede that ends in a gorgeous, three-person clutch that collapses to the ground, telegraphing the makeshift family..."

Nov. 28, 2008 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Darna Zaroori Hai
Unusual Bollywood film is an anthology horror film with segments directed by seven different directors.
"...wanna!"). Sadly, the rest is all downhill, with a clutch of stand-alone shorts so utterly devoid of even a..."

May 12, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

On the Ropes
"...co-directors of On the Ropes focus on a small clutch of boxers on their way up, or, at the..."

Oct. 8, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Fly Away Home
In this lovely film, a grieving, 13-year-old girl discovers orphaned geese eggs that she teaches to fly.
"...grieving, Amy is lost there until she discovers a clutch of orphaned eggs in the nearby woods. Carefully transporting..."

Sept. 13, 1996 Movie Review by Hollis Chacona

Greedy
"...exploit all that guffaw-getting talent. It leaves the cartoony clutch of cousins twisting in the wind (though Hartman still..."

March 11, 1994 Movie Review by Robert Faires

Barefoot Gen
"...At times, it doesn't manage to rise above the Clutch Cargo category of graphic presentation: characters move stiffly --..."

Feb. 12, 1993 Movie Review by Pamela Bruce

Owls, Hooters & the Devil: Graveyard Part II
Graveyard Part II
"...at 8:45pm, then Neil Fallon and his henchmen double Clutch 10pm-midnight. Howl at the moon...."

Oct. 3, 2008 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Mastodon’s Last Stand
Metal mainstays barely escape sonic tar pits
"...Once upon a time, Clutch singer Neil Fallon scowled and barely moved. Now he..."

Oct. 29, 2015 Music Post by Michael Toland

Coach's Corner
"...three runs in as many losses to San Diego. Clutch hits, no matter who was up, were non-existent, and..."

Oct. 9, 1998 Column by Andy "Coach" Cotton

Belladonna of Sadness
This transgressive animated film from 1973 Japan has been recently restored. Blending gorgeous, watercolor-infused Japanese landscapes with Western influences like Art Nouveau and Expressionism, the film tells the sexually outré and hallucinogenic story of two lovers in a feudal village.
"...head. I would caution those with a tendency to clutch their pearls at the sight of impropriety that, even..."

May 13, 2016 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Jimmy's Hall
Ken Loach film is based on an episode in the life of Jimmy Gralton
"...the meaning two people can cram into a two-minute clutch – the profound arousal, say, in shared breath. But..."

July 31, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Good Eye: Tribeza Fashion Show
"...Hackwith jumpsuit (Olive); clutch from Beehive; Miu Miu pumps (MOSS).Back to column...."

Oct. 2, 2014 Photo Gallery

Elysium
In the year 2154, the rabble live on the garbage dump of Earth while the elite live in the perfect Elysium in the sky; Matt Damon is a mad Max who breaks on through.
"...Earth) is simply too riddled with obvious cliches to clutch at the heartstrings in the manner of District 9...."

Aug. 9, 2013 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Playback: Blood in the Water
Headliners avalanche SXSW a week out from the music fest
"...are blasting off on tour with mystical blues rockers Clutch for 34 dates, followed by another rumored tour –..."

March 8, 2013 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Letters at 3AM: The Mob, 9/11, and Your Garbage
Don't look too closely at your garbage collection
"...– you can't pick up his garbage 'cause your clutch is fucked."..."

Oct. 21, 2011 Column by Michael Ventura

Letters at 3AM
It's a dangerous world, and some nights the most cruelly dangerous people may be you
"...pedal, ease off, hit the break gently, press the clutch, there, we're in first, there, we're in second, lots..."

Dec. 19, 2008 Column by Michael Ventura

Graveyard: Ungrateful Are We the Dead
Graveyard
"...down to North Carolina where we hook up with Clutch and the Sword and we open up for those..."

Sept. 9, 2008 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Brideshead Revisited
It's a film, not a miniseries, but this rendition's attention to the steep divides of class and religion in prewar England remains as sharply etched as ever.
"...banishing Charles while further snaring him in Brideshead’s airless clutch, one realizes how layered the script by BBC stalwart..."

Aug. 1, 2008 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Playing Through
The Cowboys' faithful are blindly optimistic entering the playoffs
"...a pretty average December. But the guy is completely clutch."..."

Jan. 11, 2008 Column by Thomas Hackett

Local Critters Struggle Through Wet Weather
Austin, Hill Country's animals getting hammered by rains, other harsh conditions
"...kind of weather, even if you lost your first clutch, you've got a good chance to have a second..."

July 13, 2007 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Hoboken Hollow
This Texas-made slasher film draws on the early Eighties Ellebracht slave-ranch case in Kerr County for its story, but like the real thing, it's a bloody mess.
"...recall him as the fat kid who made a clutch shot or two in Teen Wolf's climactic basketball game),..."

Feb. 2, 2007 Movie Review by Shawn Badgley

The Science of Sleep
Michel Gondry's film is messy, confusing, painful, and ultimately, thanks in no small measure to the unfettered talents of Gael García Bernal and Charlotte Gainsbourg, utterly rewarding.
"...so unnaturally natural that they draw you in and clutch you, struggling, to their flipping, flopping hearts. It's unlikely..."

Sept. 22, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Greatest Game Ever Played
The improbable but true triumph of 19-year-old amateur American golfer Francis Ouimet at the 1913 U.S. Open is given the David and Goliath treatment.
"...embody Vardon’s class-related inner demons and appear, phantomlike, at clutch moments. The Greatest Game never thrills on an emotional..."

Sept. 30, 2005 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Longest Yard
Sandler and Rock keep the ball in play for this old prison football gem, although they fail to score any new points.
"...that is an appropriately bulky supporting cast, including a clutch of familiar faces in the form of both guards..."

May 27, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Assault on Precinct 13
This new version of John Carpenter's classic is superfluous in the extreme, and while it’s not technically a bad movie, per se, viewers unfamiliar with the film’s lineage will likely write it off as yet another midwinter also-ran, the sort of action film that never quite takes off and instead focuses on random gun battles and cheesy dialogue.
"...rookie policeman (Austin Stoker) who finds himself and a clutch of prisoners and cops having the worst night of..."

Jan. 21, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Butterfly Effect
Ashton Kutcher lays to waste a promising script involving time travel and unforeseeable consequences.
"...he can use them, with the aid of a clutch of childhood journals, to return to the past and,..."

Jan. 23, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
"...serious problems. Full Throttle? Dude, you burned out the clutch...."

June 27, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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