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SXSW Film Review: Fits and Starts
Wyatt Cenac is a born movie star (just don't tell him that)
"...but neurotic writer (Wyatt Cenac) tries to find himself and escape the shadow of his successful writer wife (Greta..."

March 11, 2017 SXSW Post by Kahron Spearman

A City in Fits and Starts
AFS Documentary Tour: Austin Time Tours
" I did, with a mixture of riveted fascination and private, self-reproving embarrassment: How is it possible to have..."

June 8, 2007 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

Dumb and Dumber To
They're ba-ack!!!
"...Directed by: Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly. Starring: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Kathleen Turner,..."

Nov. 21, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Voyager One
SXSW Records
", spacecraft reference should suffice. It's space rock, alright, and yes, the My Bloody Valentine reference is apt, although..."

March 14, 2003 Music Review by Michael Chamy

Kino Eye
Texas platters
"...Kino EyeInternal Architecture Seems as though every new Austin band is some permutation of 1983 post-punk. Kino Eye is..."

April 23, 2004 Music Review by Michael Chamy

Life Before 'Mean Girls' and YOLO
Austin Film Society presents 'Teenage'
"...that adolescence – the tumult that comes after childhood and before adulthood – wasn't fully acknowledged until after World..."

Aug. 16, 2013 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

For God and Country
"...As such, the irrepressible Kathy McCarty, Glass Eye co-founder and until recently local musician, who released her own album..."

Aug. 20, 1999 Music Feature by Kathy McCarty

Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Pitt and Jolie, who are reduced to set dressing in their own star vehicle, nevertheless pack a lot of bang for the buck.
"...Doug Liman. Starring: Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Adam Brody and Kerry Washington. Whenever Mr. & Mrs. Smith’s plotting starts..."

June 17, 2005 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

8 1/2
Mastroianni plays a film director who's just had a huge hit but is struggling to find an idea for his next project. Between fits and starts, he goes back through his life and confronts all his demons. And what a cavalcade of demons!
"...Federico Fellini. Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aimée, Claudia Cardinale, Sandra Milo and Barbara Steele. In this, Fellini's first film..."

Feb. 15, 2001 Movie Review by Nick Barbaro

Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain
The comedian's stand-up act is captured live in this new concert film.
"...Directed by: Leslie Small and Tim Story...."

July 12, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

"...Faris, James Duval, Nichole Hiltz, Kevin Gage, Marle Kennedy, Chandler Hecht and Will Estes. "I like weird," announces Adam..."

Feb. 7, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Japanese horror franchise reboot falls flat
"...Roe, Johnny Galecki, Vincent D'Onofrio, Aimee Teegarden, Bonnie Morgan and Laura Wiggins...."

Feb. 10, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Viper Club
Susan Sarandon and the murky world of paying kidnappers
"...Directed by: Maryam Keshavarz. Starring: Susan Sarandon, Matt Bomer, Lola Kirke, Julian Morris, Sheila Vand, Adepero..."

Nov. 2, 2018 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

My Brother Is an Only Child
This Italian film is a coming-of-age story about a young man who – like the era he was born into – has no idea how to come of age, except by fits and starts.
"...Popolizio, Alba Rohrwacher, Luca Zingaretti, Anna Bonaiuto, Diane Fleri and Vittorio Emanuele Propizio. When we first meet Accio Benassi..."

May 16, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Heather Graham is an L.A. transplant whose dreams of a music career become soiled by her relationship with her junkie boyfriend, played by Jeremy Sisto.
"...Jake Busey, Michael A. Goorjian, Linda Hamilton, Mark Sheppard and Jessica Stroup. Broken is the indie-film version of the..."

Oct. 12, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

With Boyhood, filmmaker Richard Linklater paints his masterpiece.
"...Richard Linklater. Starring: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke and Lorelei Linklater...."

July 18, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Dark Horse
Optimistic youth continue to curdle in this latest Todd Solondz outing, even though the film's tone is less shrill and insistent.
"...Selma Blair, Christopher Walken, Mia Farrow, Justin Bartha, Aasif Mandvi and Donna Murphy...."

July 27, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Two Lovers
Joaquin Phoenix (in what he claims is his last film role) stars as a nebbishy New Yorker caught between two very different women.
"...Shaw, Isabella Rossellini, Moni Moshonov, John Ortiz, Bob Ari and Elias Koteas. Director Gray knows New York City like..."

Feb. 27, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Can't-Miss Austin Bands at SXSW
Songsmiths join forces in Band and Petty land
"..."There were a lot of fits and starts," admits Williams of cutting the LP. "With..."

March 8, 2019 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

TXRG: Barbarella Speaks
Hustlers, Hell Marys blow season wide open
"...have put a trash can by the door to Playland Skate Center on Sunday night. And on that trash..."

April 7, 2009 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

All Over Creation: Nativity
A new musical by the 'Urinetown' team is born on the 40 Acres, and the chorus line craves bra-a-ains
"...I didn't expect this year's births to include singing and dancing zombies...."

Dec. 13, 2013 Arts Column by Robert Faires

12 Can't-Miss Austin Bands at SXSW
Hip-hop, roots rock, pop, shoegaze, and more to keep your ears ringing
"...staff has a dozen acts looking to impress out-of-towners and locals alike...."

March 7, 2019 Music Post by The Music Staff

SXSW Announces Film Lineup
Edgar Wright's Baby Driver, Ben Wheatley's Free Fire, and more
"...85 world premieres. 11 North American first time looks, and 51 feature debuts. The SXSW Film roster has arrived,..."

Jan. 31, 2017 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

Che Bella
The Austin Film Society's series is called "Che Bella: Italy in the 60s," but the story really begins -- as does all of modern cinema -- in the streets of Rome, in May of 1944. Nick Barbaro looks at Italian neorealism and the movies it inspired.
"...There, even as Allied troops raced toward the city, and Nazi occupiers tightened their martial-law grip in preparation for..."

Jan. 19, 2001 Screens Feature by Nick Barbaro

'Secuestro Express'
Jonathan Jakubowicz and Elizabeth Avellán on 'Secuestro Express'
"...Austin, News Editor Michael King interviewed writer-director Jonathan Jakubowicz and his collaborator, producer Elizabeth Avellán, about the background of..."

Oct. 28, 2005 Screens Feature by Michael King

Public Notice: Start Your Engines
Council gearing up for land use discussions?
"...also the first meeting for Council's two new members, and for a newly emboldened Mayor Steve Adler after his..."

Jan. 25, 2019 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Epiphanies for the Blind
Who's Teaching Who at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired?
"...always good for a carnival-like parade of odd couples and unexplainables, the bizarre sights that cause my occasionally visiting..."

Feb. 23, 1996 Music Feature by Mindy LaBernz

Get ’Em While They're Hot
Acquisitions left and right in the Austin film scene
"...Poyser's The Bounceback premiered at South by Southwest 2013, and the Air Sex romantic comedy with the heart of..."

Jan. 14, 2014 Screens Post by Monica Riese

Record review
"...hum it. They infuse vocal harmonies, lots of "la's," and let the music do the talking on 12 dynamic..."

June 17, 2005 Music Review by Matt Dentler

Knick Knack Paddy Whack: A Novel
"...making a self-conscious observation about his own novel's style and structure. The basic plot scenario of Knick Knack Paddy..."

March 31, 2000 Books Review by Bob Pomeroy

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