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Low Down
John Hawkes plays junkie jazz musician Joe Albany in this film based on his daughter's memoirs.
"...time we meet him at the beginning of Low Down, it’s 1974 and jazz has fallen out of favor...."

Nov. 14, 2014 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Igby Goes Down
Black comedy about youthful unraveling while on lam from boarding school.
"...Bill Pullman and Rory Culkin. Igby doesn't just go down -- he goes way, way down, in one of..."

Sept. 20, 2002 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

47 Meters Down: Uncaged
New sharks, who dis?
"...A moment, please, to appreciate that 47 Meters Down: Uncaged contains a landmark in shark attack cinema (which..."

Aug. 23, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

47 Meters Down
It's this year's The Shallows (but not as good)
" this summer season’s requisite shark movie 47 Meters Down, in which little more is asked of her than..."

June 23, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Won't Back Down
Two mad-as-hell mamas take back their public school from the bureaucrats and unions that seemingly enforce the status quo.
"...become a multifocused national priority. And if Won’t Back Down can help spur that discussion I wish the inspirational..."

Sept. 28, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Never Back Down
Never Back Down is like The Karate Kid meets Fight Club by way of Abercrombie & Fitch.
"...Leslie Hope. The mixed martial arts flick Never Back Down borrows from other movies almost shamelessly – it's The..."

March 21, 2008 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Bringing Down the House
" in Steve Martin: He is funnier in Bringing Down the House than he has been in any movie..."

March 7, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Lie Down With Dogs
" the gay Everyboy in Wally White's semi-autobiographical Lie Down With Dogs don't evoke much of an empathetic response:..."

Aug. 18, 1995 Movie Review by Steve Davis

A Low Down Dirty Shame
"...and director than this film offers. Unfortunately, A Low Down Dirty Shame has none of Wayans' parodic humor, familiar..."

Dec. 2, 1994 Movie Review by Alison Macor

Austin Film Festival Review: Down With the King
Freddie Gibbs finds a new flow as a rapper in the country
"...logline of "rapper goes to live with farmers," if Down With the King had been pitched to a major..."

Oct. 23, 2021 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

A Slipping-Down Life
Lili Taylor and Guy Pearce star in this adaptation of an Anne Tyler story that was filmed in Austin several summers ago.
"...premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 1999. A "slipping-down life" was beginning to sound like the fate of..."

May 28, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Down to Earth
"...Theater. As setups go, it's not too bad, but Down to Earth -- as inoffensive a racial comedy as..."

Feb. 16, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Down to You
"...of the teen comedy. While advance trailers have made Down to You out to be another in the fashionable..."

Jan. 28, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Down in the Delta
"...nary a cap is busted in anyone's ass during Down in the Delta, it's still every bit as tired..."

Dec. 25, 1998 Movie Review by Russell Smith

I Went Down
" ignite, it's easy to see why I Went Down has earned the distinction of being the highest grossing..."

July 3, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Black Hawk Down
"...of a nightmare from which you can't wake. Bogged down in a slo-mo hell of bad vibes and worse..."

Jan. 18, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Down From the Mountain
"...showcasing some truly transcendent moments of effortless musicianship and down-home soul. Yet it's also thinner than you might expect..."

Aug. 24, 2001 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Man Down
A soldier struggles with PTSD
"...young son, that the Drummer men agree that “man down” would be their secret code words to signify “I..."

Dec. 2, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

BREAKING: U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Anti-Abortion Law HB 2
In a 5-3 ruling, SCOTUS says HB 2 creates an undue burden for women
"...for reproductive rights, the U.S. Supreme Court has struck down two key parts of Texas’ draconian omnibus law, House..."

June 27, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

ACL Live Shot (Second Weekend): Thao & the Get Down Stay Down
Feminist folk-punk Thao Nguyen calls the shots
"...From start to finish, Thao & the Get Down Stay Down’s Friday afternoon ACL Fest performance was a..."

Oct. 12, 2013 Music Post by Melanie Haupt

White House Down
Roland Emmerich blows up the White House real good, so who cares if it doesn't all compute when you have Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx (as an Obama-ish prez) battling to become last men standing?
"...the White House. Following Olympus Has Fallen, White House Down is the second movie this year that has as..."

June 28, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Dead Man Down
Noomi Rapace, the original Lisbeth Salander, reunites with her The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo director for this NYC gangland thriller starring Colin Farrell.
"...drown out, the narrative – had helmed Dead Man Down instead? The Danish director Niels Arden Oplev, who filmed..."

March 15, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Goin’ Down Rockin’: The Best of 2012, Vol. 2
This year wasn’t such a wash after all
"...moving along. That changed last week when I sat down to make the second of my semi-annual review mixes..."

Jan. 2, 2013 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

Up and Down
Director Jan Hrebejk’s stylishly interwoven tales of modern-day Prague add up to a melancholy, comedic riff on what it means to be European these days.
"...a social worker helping the baby’s true parents track down their missing tot. She’s also the (far younger) mistress..."

May 6, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl
"...among other things, Chinese youth were relocated (or “sent down”) from the cities and towns to the most remote..."

Aug. 6, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain
"...The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain, a gentle comedy based on a true..."

May 12, 1995 Movie Review by Hollis Chacona

Down on the Farm
A wild night at the annual Red, White & Blue Ball
"...back roads tested my GPS system until I turned down a dirt lane and heard the music welcoming revelers..."

July 1, 2013 Music Post by Doug Freeman

Thumbs Up to 'Horns Down'
"...a Cornhuskers fan in the stands do the "Horns down" sign for the television camera. Oh how the mighty..."

Oct. 23, 2006 Sports Post by Joe O'Connell

'Crumble (Lay Me Down, Justin Timberlake)'
Ghostly celebs and a killer apartment make a holiday show for the rest of us
"...appear as characters in Sheila Callaghan's Crumble (Lay Me Down, Justin Timberlake), a play that takes place at Christmas..."

Nov. 26, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

ASL Powerhouse Gets Shut Down
The Austin Chronicle defeats BookPeople 9-5 and clinch a spot in the Alternative Softball League playoffs
"...our offense struggled, with three batters up and three down. Bottom of the third, Doug Freeman placed the ball..."

Aug. 21, 2008 Sports Post by Kristine Tofte

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