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Penguins
Chilly nature documentary has a cuddly heart that's perfect for young animal lovers
"...Directed by: Alastair Fothergill and Jeff Wilson...."

April 19, 2019 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Kevin Hart: What Now?
Comic plays to record crowd in Philadelphia
"...Directed by: Leslie Small and Tim Story. Starring: Kevin Hart,..."

Oct. 21, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Father Figures
On a road to nowhere with Ed Helms and Owen Wilson
"...Directed by: Lawrence Sher. Starring: Terry Bradshaw, Glenn Close, Ed..."

Dec. 29, 2017 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Vacation
Rude and crude; make other vacation plans
"...Directed by: John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein. Starring:..."

July 31, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Jeff, Who Lives at Home
The Duplass brothers return with this finely observed slice of life starring Jason Segel, Ed Helms, and Susan Sarandon.
"...Directed by: Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass. Starring: Jason Segel,..."

March 16, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

I Do ... Until I Don't
Marriage (comedies) ain't easy
"...Directed by: Lake Bell. Starring: Lake Bell, Ed Helms, Mary..."

Sept. 1, 2017 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Tag
Ridiculous true story of childhood retained makes for ridiculous fun
"...Directed by: Jeff Tomsic. Starring: Ed Helms, Jake Johnson, Hannibal..."

June 15, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The Hangover: Part II
The action moves from Vegas to Thailand – but someone forgot to send along a new script.
"...Directed by: Todd Phillips. Starring: Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed..."

May 27, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Cedar Rapids
A wonderful cast turns Cedar Rapids into a semisweet charmer that fluxes between edgy comedy and palpable pathos.
"...Directed by: Miguel Arteta. Starring: Ed Helms, John C. Reilly,..."

Feb. 18, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Hangover
The Hangover is deliciously darker than Todd Phillips' previous comedies, Old School and Road Trip, but it isn't as thick with malice or drenched in the "bromance" creed of the present.
"...Directed by: Todd Phillips. Starring: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach..."

June 5, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

He's Not in Wisconsin Anymore
Director Miguel Arteta on his bumpkin-in-the-big-city comedy Cedar Rapids
"...For Tim Lippe, what happens in Cedar Rapids one convention weekend doesn't stay in Cedar Rapids...."

Feb. 18, 2011 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Hangover: Part III
The hard-R comedy trilogy concludes with more mortal peril and questionable taste.
"...Directed by: Todd Phillips. Starring: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach..."

May 24, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Do-Deca-Pentathlon
Two estranged brothers revive their childhood competitions, much to the alarm of their families in this Duplass brothers' microbudget throwback.
"...Directed by: Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass. Starring: Mark Kelly,..."

July 6, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

AFF Teases 10 Titles
Duplass Bros.' latest comedy gets regional premiere
"...The Austin Film Festival just announced its first ten titles for the 2011 program, with..."

Aug. 23, 2011 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard
Jeremy Piven stars in this swift-moving, cynical, equal-opportunity offender about a team of used-car liquidators.
"...Directed by: Neal Brennan. Starring: Jeremy Piven, Ving Rhames, James..."

Aug. 14, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Chappaquiddick
The car crash that changed America.
"...Directed by: John Curran. Starring: Jason Clarke, Kate Mara, Ed..."

April 13, 2018 Movie Review by Danielle White

Austin Writer Explores the Contradictions of Ted Kennedy in Chappaquiddick
Telling the tale of the shattering of Camelot
"...There are few political enigmas more shrouded in speculation than that surrounding a car crash on..."

April 6, 2018 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Top 10 Festival Films of 2017 You Haven't Seen Yet
From zombie musicals to political scandals, a bumper year
"...Screened at: Fantastic Fest..."

Jan. 1, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Love the Coopers
A comedy gathering as dreary as your own family get-togethers
"...Directed by: Jessie Nelson. Starring: Diane Keaton, John Goodman, Olivia..."

Nov. 13, 2015 Movie Review by Steve Davis

We're the Millers
This Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis comedy shows some sweetly crude family values.
"...Directed by: Rawson Marshall Thurber. Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis,..."

Aug. 2, 2013 Movie Review by Steve Davis

A Movie-able Feast
Exploring Toronto's cinematic menu
"...always the conundrum at the Toronto International Film Festival. Hundreds of films from around the world, made by veterans..."

Sept. 23, 2011 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

AFF Announces 2011 Lineup
Regional premieres of Shame, The Descendants
"...Martha Marcy May Marlene, and Pariah. They join previously announced films like the Duplass Brothers' Jeff Who Lives at..."

Sept. 20, 2011 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Meet Dave
Eddie Murphy reteams with his Norbit director for this new extraterrestrial comedy in which miniature aliens operate a spaceship that has a human form.
"...Directed by: Brian Robbins. Starring: Eddie Murphy, Elizabeth Banks, Gabrielle..."

July 18, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

SXSW Film Conference and Festival '98 Further Reflections
"...Included here are more reviews of films screened during the..."

March 27, 1998 Screens Feature

Otaku* Overload!!!
After Monster Island Studios sank, Austin's acting community and Houston animé giant A.D. Vision unleashed talent bent on vengeance and redemption (*otaku = animé geek)
"...Some of my earliest memories are of woefully dubbed English emanating from the mismoving mouths of Japanese people...."

Dec. 2, 2005 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Show and Tell
Spring Previews 2000
"...of mood or movie. Summer is light and carefree, aimed at all the kids out of school with time..."

Feb. 25, 2000 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Summer Sneaks
Apocalypse Whenever: Movies in the Season of Armageddon
"...The clawed toe of Godzilla has finally set down - officially..."

May 22, 1998 Screens Feature

Postmarks
Our Areas Are Sensitive
"...Dear Editor:..."

Nov. 29, 1996 Column

The Kingdom of Heaven
Psychedelic pioneer Powell St. John, on the Right Track Now
"...like the beginning of a new age. There's one called "Roller Coaster" that sends shivers through the audience of..."

Dec. 22, 2006 Music Feature by Bill Bentley

Autumn Tale
What Movies Look Like This Fall
"...corridors of power at 20th Century Fox. "We haven't pillaged Mark Twain lately!" "So true. How about Martin Lawrence..."

Sept. 21, 2001 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

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