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The Funeral
"...a good morality yarn like Abel Ferrara. With The Funeral, the notorious director delivers his most straight-ahead movie, having..."

Nov. 22, 1997 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Death at a Funeral
A remake of a 3-year-old British comedy, Death at a Funeral transfers its farce from a predominantly white cast to predominantly black.
"...humor, too, but Frank Oz's 2007 Death at a Funeral was a dud, never finding the right pitch at..."

April 23, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Death at a Funeral
Pure farce served straight up and directed by the man who moonlights as the voice of Yoda and Miss Piggy.
"...dysfunction. Stir well. The result is Death at a Funeral, a comedy that’s refreshing in its courage to embrace..."

Aug. 17, 2007 Movie Review by Toddy Burton

Four Weddings and a Funeral
This romantic comedy is as intoxicated by words, dialogue, and characters as by love.
"...leaves for America. Through three more weddings and a funeral, giving away nothing, Charles and Carrie will run into..."

April 8, 1994 Movie Review by Louis Black

Funeral Procession Will Journey to San Angelo to Bury Slain APD Officer
Padron will be laid to rest in San Angelo Friday
"...state are expected to converge in Austin tomorrow for funeral services for Austin PD Officer Jaime De Luna-Padron, slain..."

April 10, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

SCI, Funeral Board Make Nice
The 'death-care' giant and its state nemesis are now on the same side
"...For most of the last five years, the Texas Funeral Service Commission has been battling with the world's largest..."

Oct. 15, 2004 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Kermit the Therapy Dog Wants to Talk About Your Funeral
This grief counselor wears a collar
"...you so on his harness: "Let's talk about your funeral."..."

Feb. 16, 2018 Features Feature by Katarina Brown

Mommy, Why Is Chris Black Gonna Be Drunk at the Funeral?
Just ask Graham Reynolds at the Dive Bar on Monday
"...and live performance that is his Drunk at the Funeral?..."

Nov. 1, 2012 Chronolog Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Funeral Services for Raúl Salinas (Updated)
Funeral services for Raúl Salinas.
"...Feb. 15, 2008, 6pm – 8pm Wilke Clay Fish Funeral Home2620 South Congress Ave., Austin, Tex. 78704512-442-1446 Memorial Service..."

Feb. 15, 2008 News Post by Belinda Acosta

Can't Even Lay Aside Partisan Politics When Discussing a Funeral Service
"...inside a church, not even at Coretta Scott King's funeral service. Speakers used the opportunity to talk about weapons..."

Feb. 10, 2006 Postmarks

Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral
The original mad black woman faces her mortality, and the end of the series
"...You could fault A Madea Family Funeral for its many other shortcomings. It runs about 30..."

March 8, 2019 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Lady Bird: Funeral Arrangements Confirmed
Austin will have a chance to say farewell to the former first lady and noted advocate for the environment.
"...Johnson family cemetery in Stonewall, the majority of the funeral arrangements for the former first lady will take place..."

July 12, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The Good Music Club: Mr Lewis & the Funeral Five
Live footage and proof of supreme self-confidence
"...circus comes to town, call Mr. Lewis & the Funeral Five. The local sextet's big top beat, song drama,..."

July 5, 2012 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Funeral Biz Online
"...The AMBIS survey of funeral prices is available on the Web at: http://www.funerals.org/famsa/ambis.htm..."

March 26, 1999 News Feature

Prices at Selected Local Funeral Homes
"...Tears$1,150 $325 $ 775 Weed-Corley-Fish $1,090$285$1,660 Wilke-Amey-Clay$850$150 $1,260 Source: Funeral home price lists..."

March 28, 1997 News Feature

Austin's Funeral Homes: Who Handles The Dead?
"...Forest Oaks181215191 Cook-Walden % of total42.6%41.0%39.7% Total at Austin funeral homes2,3872,5342,482 Total Deaths in Austin3,0433,080N/A..."

March 28, 1997 News Feature

APD Officer Remembered Warmly at Funeral
Padron was well-liked for his bright smile, optimism, and 'heart of a servant'

April 20, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Circling the Hearses
State funeral regulators are dancing to the undertakers' tune – and that's bad news for consumers
"...this year. But in the case of the Texas Funeral Service Commission, and their decision to spend $1,000 in..."

Nov. 5, 2004 News Feature by Robert Bryce

A Grave Injustice
Small Houston funeral home operator claims state agency is coming down hard on him while going easy on funeral giant SCI.
"...Bill are both from Houston. Both are in the funeral business, and both are having difficulties with the Texas..."

Jan. 21, 2000 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Final Disposition
The beleaguered Texas Funeral Service Commission once again finds itself mired in controversy
"...has had a more troubled history than the Texas Funeral Service Commission, whose mission is to regulate the industry..."

May 14, 2004 News Feature by Robert Bryce

The Plot Thickens
Funeral Scandal Is a Real Scene Stealer
"...Over the past 18 months, the Texas Funeral Service Commission (TFSC) has seen more bizarre plot changes..."

May 5, 2000 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Get Low
Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek, and Bill Murray all in one odd drama: What more is necessary?
"...What next? Next, actually, is the arrangement of his funeral. Bush, who has lived the past 40 years alone..."

Aug. 13, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Burying the Past
Judge rules that George W. Bush doesn't have to testify in whistleblower lawsuit.
"...It's been a tumultuous week for the Texas Funeral Service Commission. On Monday, Travis County District Court Judge..."

Sept. 3, 1999 News Feature by Robert Bryce

The Undertaker's Daughter by Sara Blaedel
Denmark's Sara Blaedel brings the mystery Stateside with a Danish woman who must deal with both a funeral home she's inherited in Wisconsin and a local murder
"...struggles to keep the creditors at bay at the funeral home her late father left behind...."

July 20, 2018 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

God's Pocket
Philip Seymour Hoffman, in one of his last performances, heads up a terrific ensemble cast for this offbeat drama adapted from a Pete Dexter novel.
"...than writing these days. The film opens at a funeral, and then flashes back to the preceding three days..."

May 16, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

When There's Nothing Left to Burn ...
Cinematexas throws itself a Viking Funeral
"...vital that exists between death and burial. A quality funeral can go a long way toward securing the deceased's..."

Nov. 30, 2007 Screens Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Smell of Camphor, Fragrance of Jasmine
"...to plan a film that will document his own funeral, under the guise of making a documentary for Japanese..."

June 8, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Big Chill
The dashed hopes of idealistic youth and the rationalizations that come with maturity provide rich fodder for a group of old college chums who reassemble for a weekend following the suicide of one of their peers. The Motown soundtrack is a side benefit.
"...together during the late 1960s are reunited at the funeral of one of their former housemates who has inexplicably..."

Nov. 6, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Guantanamera
"...of Candido's hands and in those of a government funeral industry regulator named Adolfo (Cruz, who also starred in..."

Oct. 10, 1997 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Playback: The Indestructible Mr. Lewis
The trials and tribulations of Mr. Lewis & the Funeral 5, plus a UtopiaFest report, and the passing of Seth Gibbs
"...hear. In 2004, they formed Mr. Lewis & the Funeral 5, a smartly dressed unit whose heavy waltzes and..."

Nov. 9, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

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