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Safety Forum Gets a Little Drinky
The ‘expert’ response to every safety problem: Don’t drive drunk
"...to be a misnomer. The focus was mainly on drunk driving – anyone who’d come in hopes of a..."

Aug. 7, 2014 News Post by Amy Kamp

Proof of Nothing
When you were busted for public intoxication, were you drunk? Or did you just piss off a cop?
"...arrested for public intoxication, Jan. 18, she was not drunk...."

June 24, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Acting Tipsy
Local thespians reveal how they tackle the challenge of playing drunk onstage
"...actual hooch when the characters do. "I've always found drunk rehearsals to be very effective, as an actor and..."

July 5, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Fantastic Four
Marvel not at this Fox flop
"...appears to be another dimension. Short version: They get drunk and decide they’ll be the inhabitants of Planet Zero...."

Aug. 14, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Last Call for DWIs at AFD?
Fire chief cracks down on drunk driving firefighters
"...The surprise surrounding the recent indefinite suspension of alleged drunk-driving firefighter Mark Madison wasn't the revelation that some department..."

Aug. 1, 2014 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

The Master
Philip S. Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix act out the internal (and eternal) war between the analytical and implusive that is the principal inquiry of P.T. Anderson's film.
"...even more unhinged during peacetime, a drifter and a drunk with rage coursing in his veins. It’s a toss-up..."

Sept. 21, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Swing Vote
Kevin Costner’s new comedy may be timely, but that doesn’t make it funny or worthwhile.
"...a tie vote. Costner plays Bud Johnson, an affable drunk who is kept afloat mostly by the attentive ministrations..."

Aug. 1, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Anger Management
"...who were turned off by Sandler’s more dramatic foray Punch-Drunk Love will probably welcome this return to greater inanity...."

April 11, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

28 Days
"...Seriously believing she hasn't done anything wrong, the perpetually drunk party girl/writer opts for rehab, but she begins having..."

April 14, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Ten of Austin's Top Sommeliers
A guide to somm-built wine lists in town
"...As we wind down our Drink, Drank, Drunk issue and as Somm winds down its run at..."

July 9, 2013 Food Post by Margaret Shugart

UPDATE: Website Alleges Lehmberg Involved in Hit-and-Run
No evidence Lehmberg involved in wreck the night she was popped for DWI
"...FM 620 the night Rosemary Lehmberg was arrested for drunk driving. According to his conversation with 911, Lehmberg's was..."

June 12, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Teen Spirit
Pop fable never feels like a smash hit
"...by greedy goblins and bad decisions, with a broken-down drunk ex-opera singer (Buric) as her spirit guide (actually, the..."

April 19, 2019 Movie Review by Danielle White

Giant Little Ones
Teen sexuality as a spectrum in this tender drama of growing up and coming out
"...cliche out of a yaoi manga when they get drunk and hook up at a birthday party. But this..."

March 22, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The Iron Orchard
Texas wildcatter literary classic is a sometimes too-faithful adaptation
"...the right plot of land into a million-dollar investment. Drunk on his newfound power, McNeely soon turns on those..."

March 1, 2019 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Small Town Crime
John Hawkes hits the bottle and the case as a modern day detective on the trail for redemption
"...town from whose force he was bounced after a drunken stop goes horribly wrong. But his inner cop comes..."

Jan. 19, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The Girl on the Train
Another girl gone in this tedious adaptation
"...night that Rachel is seen trolling her old neighborhood, drunk as a skunk (she wakes bloodied and bewildered, all..."

Oct. 7, 2016 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

I Saw the Light
The sad but mercurial life of Hank Williams is put to screen
"...It thus becomes a very repetitive story: Get sloppy drunk, get to the next gig and perform beautifully (if..."

April 1, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Dirty Grandpa
Robert De Niro and Zac Efron go on a raunchy road trip
"...and that's about it. Dirty Grandpa is like that drunk guy at a party who corners you, shooting an..."

Jan. 29, 2016 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Obvious Child
Jenny Slate stars as a standup comic in this indie film about abortion that comes snuggled in the broad strokes of a quirky comedy.
"...meet her, Donna gets dumped. She gets sad and sloppy-drunk, then sleeps with a stranger. She gets pregnant. She..."

June 20, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Attorney Appointed to Consider Whether Lehmberg Will Face Criminal Charges
Felony conviction would lead oust D.A.
"...for her behavior in the wake of her April drunk driving arrest...."

June 28, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

The Bling Ring
Sofia Coppola relates this true-life crime story about Hollywood teens who boosted things from celebrities' homes so they could walk a mile in their Louboutons.
"...motives and yearnings and why they, like us, are drunk on the scent of celebrity perfume, and why we..."

June 21, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

21 & Over
Some clever moments rescue this fall-down-drunk comedy from its baser instincts.
"...many drinks, and soon enough, Jeff Chang is a stumble-drunk dodging cops, an angry cheerleader, and an entire Latina..."

March 8, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Lawless
Abundantly violent yet decidedly listless, there’s very little kick to this moonshining picture from director John Hillcoat and musician/screenwriter Nick Cave.
"...his signature cardigan; Howard is their enforcer and a drunk whose screen time is paltry in comparison with his..."

Aug. 31, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

You Drink, You Drive, You Spill!
Bob Ray's PSAs for Drunk Drivers of Texas
"...some 13 Public Service Announcements for a group called Drunk Drivers of Texas. [Insert wacky spit-take visual here.]..."

July 30, 2012 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Bill W.
Bill Wilson, the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, is the subject of this admiring yet enlightening documentary.
"...will leave viewers feeling woozy if not a bit drunk themselves. Historical documents, newsreels, and photos blend with re-enactments...."

July 27, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Snow White and the Huntsman
Ambitious, brutish, and ruthlessly unromantic, this feminist reworking of the fairy tale has us under its spell.
"...Comics' Thor, wields a mighty axe here as a drunk and grieving townie bullied into hunting Snow White. Nostrils..."

June 1, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Jack and Jill
Two Adam Sandlers for the price of one? And Al Pacino?! It's still not worth it.
"...once upon a time took a courageous chance on Punch-Drunk Love or was as consistently hilarious as he was..."

Nov. 18, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Redemption Road
This story about a musician who's got the blues because he can't play the blues is a mawkish misfire, but the roadside scenery from Austin to Huntsville, Ala., can't be beat.
"...the spotlight and an unimpressed crowd. Jefferson's a sweaty drunk, crippled by debt and his stage fright, passing out..."

Aug. 26, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Celebrate Reproductive Rights While You Can
A Planned Parenthood benefit party and props for Jordan Smith
"...With Chron writer Jordan Smith winning a reporting award..."

July 8, 2011 News Post by Cindy Widner

Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen
Bone-pulverizing kickassery trumps plot in this Donnie Yen martial-arts film directed by Andrew Lau.
"...lovestruck, farcical before shutting down completely in favor of punch-drunk loveliness. Legend of the Fist opens with breathtaking style..."

April 29, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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