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"...Greene does acknowledge the gifted generation of writers that followed Katherine Anne Porter and..."

Jan. 1, 1999 Books Feature by Dick Holland

Babylon
Four decades later, this gritty and earnest recounting of black British life keeps all its power
"...of story"), but it's a chronicle of being young, gifted, and black in London in 1980. Blue's consciousness is..."

April 5, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

A Bread Factory, Part Two
Part two of Patrick Wang's esoteric examination of art in Upstate New York
"...seemed to do so successfully), but now Wang has gifted us with wonderful sequences of people on social media..."

Dec. 28, 2018 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Tea With the Dames
Share a cuppa with the great British ladies of the screen
"...to boot. (As a testament to their enduring popularity, gifted mimic Tracey Ullman recently lampooned both Dench’s status as..."

Dec. 14, 2018 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Little Women
The Louisa May Alcott classic charmlessly updated
"...vibe that taps the source material. Rest assured, when gifted filmmaker Greta Gerwig – who showed us that she..."

Sept. 28, 2018 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Rider
Powerful docudrama of life on the range.
"...from any further head injuries. A cowboy and a gifted horse trainer, Brady has grown up in South Dakota..."

April 27, 2018 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

I Feel Pretty
Amy Schumer looks for laughs in body image comedy.
"...So why can’t this gifted (and frequently polarizing) comedian better translate her talents to..."

April 20, 2018 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Numbers Don't Lie, Film Rebates Work
Which films and TV shows quit Austin over lack of rebates?
"...next biennium, then Fox's new X-Men spin-off show The Gifted, which shot its pilot in Dallas, could move out..."

May 25, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Dressmaker
Kate Winslet stars in this adaptation of the Australian best-seller
"...heart when she’s stripped to the bone and finally gifted with the chance to do some mothering again. And..."

Sept. 30, 2016 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Kiwi comedy offers a wealth of belly laughs
"...a quick return, but in the hands of ridiculously gifted New Zealand writer/director Taika Waititi (What We Do in..."

July 15, 2016 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Page Two: After the Flood
When everything is gone, there is love, and the memory of love
"...over 30 years standing, has always run with the gifted and talented. Who were also often the obsessed, burning..."

July 8, 2016 Column by Louis Black

Finding Dory
If only Dory had ruby slippers, she could click her heels and be home
"...and never finds the way back home. Finding Nemo gifted her a new makeshift family in the form of..."

June 17, 2016 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Gina Chavez Tour Diary: Aventura en Venezuela
Third installment stretches from Rancho Texas to the Andes
"...Venezuela gifted us a few travel memories, too. At night, on..."

April 15, 2016 Music Post by Gina Chavez

The Luv Doc: Kid Crazy
Any man over the age of 50 who wants to have children isn't playing with a full deck
"...they are going to need someone to birth their gifted progeny, too. Avoid them like the plague they are...."

March 4, 2016 Column by The Luv Doc

The Lady in the Van
Dame Maggie Smith is stunning in the role of the titular homeless lady
"...about this interloper’s mysterious past – she was a gifted pianist and a former nun who’s fluent in French,..."

Feb. 12, 2016 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Night Before
Three guys look for fun on a Christmas Eve that turns into one crazy night
"...one-crazy-night template; a trio of likable leads, bolstered by gifted supporting actors; a director who’s shown skill combining comedy..."

Nov. 20, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Steve Jobs
Everyone works at the top of their game to deliver this timely biopic
"...Jobs’ brusque management style. (“You can be decent and gifted at the same time,” Woz snaps at him. “It’s..."

Oct. 16, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Coming Home
Zhang Yimou's latest is a family drama set against the winds of history
"...Huiwen) alone. Unlike her parents, Dan Dan is a gifted ballet dancer in the People’s Republic of Pirouetting with..."

Oct. 2, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Wednesday Picks & Sleepers
First night SXSW Music recommendations and hints
"...The Mastersons 11pm, Holy Mountain One of Austin's many gifted couples, Eleanor Whitmore and Chris Masterson released their sophomore..."

March 20, 2015 Music Feature

Peter and the Starcatcher
Zach Theatre's Peter and the Starcatcher brings storytelling magic to the tale of how Peter Pan came to be
"...of this very type, using a talented ensemble of gifted storytellers to illustrate a prequel to J.M. Barrie's beloved..."

Feb. 13, 2015 Arts Review by Elissa Russell

The Boxtrolls
The third time isn't the charm for this animated film from the studio that gave us the magical Coraline and ParaNorman.
"...last boxtroll, after which the lugubrious villain shall be gifted with a coveted white hat. (Don’t ask.)..."

Sept. 26, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Draft Day
Baseball season arrives with Kevin Costner playing a football GM. Blasphemy!
"...parted, and another god – a comedy god who gifted the people with Meatballs and Ghostbusters and even, yeah,..."

April 11, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Ready and Abel
Drafthouse Films unleashes Abel Ferrara's 'Ms. 45' on Austin and NYC
"...the movie aspect of it. And she's obviously a gifted, gifted actress. It was a perfect marriage of the..."

Dec. 13, 2013 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Monsters University
This sequel is a prequel about the school days of the future Monsters, Inc. employees, Sulley and Mike.
"...Pity the kid tagged early as gifted and talented; anything less than exceptional is labeled a..."

June 21, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Tapping Into the Kombucha Craze
Local brewers get creative with the ancient tradition of fermenting tea
"...a toddler; rather, these fragments are immune-boosting flavor bombs gifted by the mother SCOBY...."

April 5, 2013 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

Letters at 3AM: Miss Sunshine Takes Another Bow
Those who are both greatly gifted and severely damaged must remain true to their gifts
"...to you about "people like us" – meaning: greatly gifted and severely damaged. People with the loony bin on..."

March 22, 2013 Column by Michael Ventura

Arbitrage
Richard Gere stars in this thriller as a duplicitous hedge-fund manager who, nevertheless, has all the right moves.
"...the film clearly announces that there’s now a third gifted Jarecki brother (in addition to Eugene and Andrew) to..."

Sept. 14, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Letters at 3AM: The Return of Our Angel
Marilyn Monroe has returned to us recently in various guises
"...Karen and Megan Hilty as Ivy. Ivy is sexy, gifted, desperate, and scared. Karen is somewhat more gifted, and..."

March 9, 2012 Column by Michael Ventura

Lisa D'Amour
Where in the world is Detroit?
"...penned by onetime Austin playwright Lisa D'Amour. This prodigiously gifted dramatist spent just a handful of years here in..."

Dec. 30, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Page Two: In the Moment
New novel finds John Sayles at the peak of his powers
"...1950s through the mid-Sixties that saw a generation of gifted cinematic talents come into their own. Many of them..."

July 22, 2011 Column by Louis Black

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