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Love & Mercy
Paul Dano anchors an ambitious vision of the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson
"...Having done little more than snoozy direct-to-Redbox action fare for the past few years, it’s refreshing to see..."

June 5, 2015 Movie Review by William Goss

Fifty Shades of Grey
For all the commotion, it's just another wish-fulfillment fairy tale about a naive girl and her Prince Charming – but with tame BDSM.
"...Dornan, as Grey, on the other hand, does not fare as well. As written, his character is icy and..."

Feb. 20, 2015 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Drafthouse Films is distributing this Japanese S&M mindwarp. You could do far worse for midnight-date movie fare.
"...culture itself. Heady stuff, indeed, but perfect midnight-date movie fare if you’re, uh, in the mood...."

Jan. 23, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Republic of Sandwich
We pledge allegiance
"...the kitchen is producing marvels of sandwichery and other fare...."

Jan. 16, 2015 Food Feature by Rachel Feit

Although it's dramatically uneven, this film is a commendable historical drama about Martin Luther King Jr. that sidesteps the common pitfalls of adulatory biopics.
"...of the rest of the film’s dialogue does not fare as well. Almost every character speaks with an oratorical..."

Jan. 9, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Before I Go to Sleep
Nicole Kidman stars as a woman who has amnesia and fights to uncover a big mystery from her past.
"...especially given that much of the audience for such fare are savvy genre veterans, way too sharp to fall..."

Nov. 7, 2014 Movie Review by Louis Black

Take Me to the River
Memphis and Stax Records music artists from an earlier era mentor a younger generation in this ambient documentary.
"...up to snuff.) Others making appearances in the film fare much better. The wow pairing of the precocious preteen..."

Sept. 26, 2014 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Kevin Smith and his actors are fully invested in the sheer madness of this story.
" be taking the piss out of modern exploitation fare like the Human Centipede films, with Howard expounding at..."

Sept. 19, 2014 Movie Review by William Goss

Dolphin Tale 2
Wholesome family franchise doesn't rock the boat.
"...being anachronistic, and considering the dearth of truly family-friendly fare in the marketplace, it arrives just in time to..."

Sept. 12, 2014 Movie Review by William Goss

Think Like a Man Too
Whatever happens in Vegas will happen in just about every movie set in Vegas.
"...African-American audiences would happily turn out for any Madea-free fare with half a brain, even when the film took..."

June 20, 2014 Movie Review by William Goss

Palo Alto
Gia Coppola, the latest voice heard from in that ridiculously talented filmmaking family, makes an auspicious directing debut with this teen drama based on stories from a collection by James Franco.
"...purpose, lost in the haze of adolescence; the adults fare even worse, predatory or clueless...."

May 30, 2014 Movie Review by Steve Davis

This week's buzz words – baked goods, beer, and brunch
" this spring. Now that I've sampled the expanded fare from the walk-up window at Rockstar Bagels (1900 Rosewood),..."

May 30, 2014 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

X-Men: Days of Future Past
Diverting but rarely riveting, this latest offering from the Marvel Universe kicks the can down the road some more.
"...So how does Days of Future Past fare? It has its moments, though nothing here approaches the..."

May 23, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Jon Favreau and a bunch of ready collaborators find the heart in this story about a chef who rediscovers what's important when he turns to a food truck.
"...Elf and Made, rather than Favreau’s more recent effects-driven fare like Iron Man, Zathura: A Space Adventure, and Cowboys..."

May 23, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Brick Mansions
In one of his last roles, Paul Walker stars in this American remake of Luc Besson's actioner District B13.
"...for his surfer-boy good looks than anything – doesn’t fare much better. What’s worse, there’s no odd-couple chemistry between..."

May 2, 2014 Movie Review by Steve Davis

A dark force lurks in the looking glass in this paranormal outing that's a notch above, but barely.
"...arrive in theatres fully formed but are essentially hollow fare for horror fans. It boasts more story, less distracting..."

April 11, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

More than A-OK
"...see how a business specializing in cream puffs will fare in Austin...."

March 28, 2014 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

The Brunch Bunch
Heavenly hash, Bloody Mary bars, and eggs six ways to Sunday
"...burgers, the Cherrywood kitchen turns out excellent, affordable brunch fare with both Southern and Tex-Mex influences. We're partial to..."

March 14, 2014 Food Feature

A gladiator slave must rescue his secret love before Vesuvius erupts.
"...what used to be referred to as mid-to-low-budget exploitation fare. Sure, he may have helmed the gear-grindingly lame retread..."

Feb. 28, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2014: Live Action
Short films come in nice packages.
"...ready for a wedding. It may be the lightest fare on this year’s live-action shorts menu, but it’s also..."

Feb. 7, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Inside Llewyn Davis
The latest from the Coen Brothers nails the Sixties folk-music scene, and delivers another of their memorably flawed heroes.
"...actors, from the charming geegaw “Please Mr. Kennedy” to “Fare Thee Well,” a lament you’re certain to go home..."

Dec. 20, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

This animated film mines Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales for material, discards the most brutish bits, and applies a heavy Disney top gloss.
" the film a cut above your average princess fare...."

Nov. 29, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Rock, Then Nosh
ACL aftershow eats
"...succulent meat or falafel and abundant tangy cucumber tzatziki sauce. Lighter fare includes hummus with pita triangles and a Turk salad. 450..."

Oct. 4, 2013 Food Feature

This techno-thriller starring Liam Hemsworth, Harrison Ford, and Gary Oldman arrives inert.
"...(Oldman) and the deceptively paternal Jock Goddard (Ford) – fare no better. (Yes, that’s his name: Jock.) Their long-standing..."

Aug. 23, 2013 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Civics 101
"...CAPITAL METRO FARE STUDY PUBLIC MEETING Cap Met is reviewing their fare..."

May 3, 2013 News Column

Tom Cruise stars in this science-fiction outing that favors style over substance.
"...or exceptional. Nevertheless, given the state of current science-fiction fare, the film does hold its own...."

April 19, 2013 Movie Review by Louis Black

Fresh Off the Tempeh Truck
A roundup of Austin's best food trailers for plant-based dining
"...very few are devoted solely to vegetarian and vegan fare. Perhaps even more than brick-and-mortar restaurants, Austin's food trucks..."

March 8, 2013 Food Feature by Melanie Haupt

Correction on Pedicab Fares
" true about all pedicab rides is that the fare is negotiated before departure so that passengers always know..."

Nov. 15, 2012 Postmarks

Killer Joe
Matthew McConaughey's Killer Joe is sociopathy incarnate; William Friedkin adds visual punch to the venality within Tracy Letts' screenplay.
"...Killer Joe would have made for some fine grindhouse fare back in the day. It throbs with echoes everything..."

Aug. 3, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Snow White and the Huntsman
Ambitious, brutish, and ruthlessly unromantic, this feminist reworking of the fairy tale has us under its spell.
"...for a miniseries but lamentably shoehorned into summer blockbuster fare, Snow White and the Huntsman, in its most illuminated..."

June 1, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

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