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SXSW Film Review: Daniel Isn’t Real
Enter the imaginary anti-friend
"...in not only grief, trauma, and loss but also the genesis of an imaginary bestie, Daniel (Patrick Schwarzenegger), a..."

March 14, 2019 SXSW Post by Marc Savlov

The Devil and Daniel Johnston
The literal and figurative institutionalization of Austin music and art legend Daniel Johnston is analyzed from many angles in this perceptive film profile.
"...Directed by: Jeff Feuerzeig. At various points in The Devil and Daniel Johnston, the once and forever Austin..."

May 5, 2006 Movie Review by Raoul Hernandez

Spotlight: Daniel Johnston
1am, Maggie Mae's
"...In Jeff Feuerzeig's new documentary, The Devil and Daniel Johnston, Johnston's sister Margy says Daniel..."

March 18, 2005 Music Feature by Greg Beets

Eyes on Frank Kozik
Former ATX poster icon shouts out some locals
"...Concert posters are yet another casualty of Facebook and social media, but in this..."

Sept. 3, 2013 Music Post by Chase Hoffberger

Even the Rain
Amid citizen unrest in Bolivia, a Spanish film crew attempts to mount a revisionist history of Christopher Columbus.
"...as a vacuum sits squarely at its center. In the opening scenes, director Sebastián (Bernal), a blinkered idealist, and..."

April 15, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

I Live My Broken Dreams
This year's rock docs examine the 'outsider myth' and more among the likes of Daniel Johnston, Townes Van Zandt, and Wild Man Fischer
"..."It seemed to me that there were a lot of people that had a kind..."

March 11, 2005 Screens Feature by Will Robinson Sheff

Lincoln
Despite a monumental performance by Daniel Day-Lewis, Spielberg's film has a fussed-over theatricality that's hard to escape.
"...Directed by: Steven Spielberg. Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Straithairn, Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph..."

Nov. 16, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Continued Story
Daniel Johnston's songs find new life in the rock opera Speeding Motorcycle
"...Long ago in the Eighties, I was in a band called Glass Eye...."

Feb. 22, 2008 Arts Feature by Kathy McCarty

Genius and Jive
My roller-coaster relationship with Daniel Johnston
"...Daniel Johnston's story is now so well-known, at least to..."

May 5, 2006 Screens Feature by Louis Black

Songs of Pain Was Not in Vain
The day a skinny young kid named Daniel Johnston came shuffling to the back door of the 'Chronicle'
"...1985: Deep into writing one Saturday afternoon at the offices of The Austin Chronicle, I heard a strange..."

March 11, 2005 Music Feature by Louis Black

Visions Holy and Damned, Innocent and Experienced
The documentary 'The Devil and Daniel Johnston' – as well as this story – are just the latest attempts to make sense of his life and art
"...I Have to Live These Songs Forever..."

May 5, 2006 Screens Feature by Louis Black

Bandslam
A citywide battle of the bands provides the grist for this endearing youth film that was shot in Central Texas.
"...Donowho, Charlie Saxton, Lisa Kudrow and Tim Jo. From the beginning of time, or at least the roots of..."

Aug. 14, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Now You See Me 2
Now you can't un-see the second installment of Jon M. Chu's magical trilogy
"...M. Chu. Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Daniel Radcliffe, Morgan Freeman, Lizzy Caplan, Dave Franco and Michael..."

June 10, 2016 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Johnny English Reborn
Rowan Atkinson brings his particular brand of physical comedy to this James Bond spy spoof.
"...Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Dominic West, Gillian Anderson, Rosamund Pike, Daniel Kaluuya, Richard Schiff and Pik Sen Lim...."

Oct. 21, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Flaggin' A Ride: the Divine Fits' Official Live Bow
Britt Daniel & Dan Boeckner debut ‘A Thing Called the Divine Fits’
"...some songs you don't know," greeted Spoon frontman Britt Daniel at Divine Fits' first scheduled show Wednesday night at..."

Aug. 2, 2012 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
Thankfully, the dark tone of the beloved childrens books is carried over to the screen, and the terrific performances and production design provide extra lift.
"...Kara Hoffman, Shelby Hoffman, Timothy Spall, Billy Connolly, Cedric the Entertainer, Luis Guzmán, Jennifer Coolidge, Jane Adams, Craig Ferguson..."

Dec. 17, 2004 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Rick
Directed by Gus Van Sant's longtime editor and written by Lemony Snicket author Daniel Handler, Rick is a harsh but compelling tale that loosely mixes tragedy and comedy.
"...Agnes Bruckner, Aaron Stanford, Sandra Oh and Dylan Baker. The feature filmmaking debut of Gus Van Sant’s longtime editor..."

Oct. 15, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Ghost World
Brilliant portrait of teen anomie is based on the underground comic book by Daniel Clowes.
"...doesn't want out of life -- which is not the same thing as saying that she's an alienated teen..."

Aug. 24, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Rebels With a Cause
Compelling documentary about the Sixties" Students for a Democratic Society includes commentary from such leaders as Tom Hayden and Austin's Alice Embree and Jeff Shero Nightbyrd.
"...Directed by: Helen Garvy. “It isn't the rebels that cause the troubles of the world, it's..."

March 2, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Greasy Strangler
It's lewd, crude, and full of grease
"...The idea of the cult classic has historically been linked..."

Oct. 7, 2016 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Choctaw Wildfire, Daniel Eyes & the Vibes
"..."Hang in there, folks. It's a new year," offered Charlie Pierce as..."

Jan. 8, 2016 Music Review by Doug Freeman

sxswm: Wednesday Rewind
Daniel Johnston at 'The Austin Chronicle Music Anthology' party
"...Daniel Johnston’s appearance at The Austin Chronicle Music Anthology release..."

March 16, 2011 Music Post by Austin Powell

The Femme's Still Fatale, but She's Plastic, Too
Daniel Erickson on his all-mannequin noir, Eve's Necklace
"...Mannequins. It's their eyes that get to you first, and then linger,..."

Feb. 26, 2010 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Psychopaths
More murder and mayhem from Mickey Keating
"...Mickey Keating. Starring: Ashley Bell, Larry Fessenden and Jeff Daniel Phillips...."

Dec. 1, 2017 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Gone
Is Jill really the victim of a serial abductor or is she just very troubled?
"...Starring: Amanda Seyfried, Jennifer Carpenter, Wes Bentley, Michael Paré, Daniel Sunjata, Sebastian Stan, Nick Searcy, Danny Belrose and Emily..."

March 2, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

One for the Money
Heigl plays bounty hunter Stephanie Plum in this adaptation of the first book in Janet Evanovich's bestselling crime series.
"...Directed by: Julie Anne Robinson. Starring: Katherine Heigl, Jason O'Mara, John Leguizamo, Daniel Sunjata, Sherri Shepherd,..."

Feb. 3, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Paranoid Park
Gus Van Sant's new film about young male skateboarders is breathtaking, heartbreaking, tragic, gorgeous, and psychically true all at the same time.
"...Directed by: Gus Van Sant. Starring: Gabe Nevins, Daniel Liu, Taylor Momsen, Jake Miller, Lauren McKinney, Scott Green..."

March 21, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Man Push Cart
A small gem of a film about a small man doing small things in a very, very, very large world.
"...by: Ramin Bahrani. Starring: Ahmad Razvi, Leticia Dolera, Charles Daniel Sandoval, Ali Reza and Farooq Mohammad. Remember the music..."

Jan. 5, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The War Within
This fiction film, in which the lead character is but one cog in a plot to detonate a series of bombs in New York City, portrays a terrorist’s point of view in a jarringly matter-of-fact manner.
"...Ayad Akhtar, Firdous Bamji, Nandana Sen, Sarita Choudhury, Charles Daniel Sandoval, Ajay Naidu, John Ventimiglia and Varun Sriram. "I..."

Oct. 14, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Grey Zone
"...Natasha Lyonne, Mira Sorvino, Allan Corduner, David Chandler and Daniel Benzali. Bleak and often hard to watch, this well-meaning..."

Nov. 15, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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