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Laws of Gravity
"...rules of playwriting/scriptwriting; as inexorable as the laws of gravity. So, early on in this movie when small-time thieves..."

Dec. 11, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Defying Gravity
"...Chilson. The gentle lift you feel in watching Defying Gravity is propelled by the earnestness of its emotions. This..."

Nov. 12, 1999 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Gravity
Sandra Bullock is lost in space – alone with the beauty, terror, and the laws of gravity.
"...rarefied genres of filmmaking – the two-character action-drama – Gravity stands above and apart from everything that’s come before...."

Oct. 4, 2013 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Mondo First Look at Gravity Falls
Exclusive peek from the upcoming Disney show
"...the Mondo Gallery, and the first look at their Gravity Falls print for the upcoming Never Grow Up: A..."

April 25, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Defying Gravity
Wilco burns across America
"...on the best nights. I feel like I’m defying gravity. I just want to float away.”..."

April 22, 2009 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

Center of Gravity
City's influx of new money and new businesses shifts council's political sails
"...of people for whom Austin isn't that good. The gravity of the equity issue, that hollow third leg of..."

May 26, 2000 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Defying Gravity
With Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Ang Lee took one of the most maligned of cinematic genres -- the kung fu film -- and created an epic many critics (this one included) are calling the year's best movie. We spoke with him about the film's grueling shoot, the refinement it makes to the martial arts genre, and more.

Jan. 12, 2001 Screens Feature by Sarah Hepola

The Natural Center of Gravity
Utter Reading Series at the Austin History Center

May 9, 1997 Books Feature by Phil West

Marina Budhos Goes Home Again Gravity, Family, and Country

Sept. 1, 1995 Arts Feature

Roma
Alfonso Cuarón bleakly romanticizes his childhood maid
"...sending Sandra Bullock floating in space for the Oscar-winning Gravity. That’s just a sampling of his CV, but for..."

Dec. 7, 2018 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Random Hearts
"...Warren Adler's bestselling 1984 novel, relying on the emotional gravity of the film's core situation to envelop the audience..."

Oct. 8, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Space Between Us
There is life on Mars
"...to remain on Mars because the planet’s lack of gravity causes his bones and heart to be unable to..."

Feb. 3, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Incarnate
Demon possession thriller
"...unfortunately firing duds. Inception-esque mental chaos ensues, complete with gravity-free demoniacs and gravitas-free filmmaking. Hokey doesn’t begin to cover..."

Dec. 9, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Desierto
A most dangerous game in the desert
"...film gig was penning the breathless outer space epic Gravity for his brother Alfonso, who directed – but here..."

Oct. 14, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Being Evel
Evel Knievel rides again in this retrospective doc
"...the original, iconic template for every lunatic act of gravity-defying bravado-cum-stupidity – had an outsized influence on America’s action-oriented..."

Aug. 21, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Sunshine Superman
BASE-jumping trailblazer Carl Boenish is the subject of this doc tribute
"...by documenting the euphoria of the pure freedom of gravity and inspiring people that anything is possible, a journey..."

June 12, 2015 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Jupiter Ascending
The Wachowskis' space opera starring Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum is a visual dazzler but a narrative splice-and-dice.
"...world-building. The vaguely Shakespeare-meets-Disney storyline, however, along with the gravity-distorting masses of long-winded exposition and the irritating presence of..."

Feb. 6, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Generation Iron
This doc about bodybuilders vying for the Mr. Olympia title is narrated by Mickey Rourke.
"...well, and approaching bodybuilding with a certain knowledge and gravity. Especially riveting are the personal stories and competition between..."

Oct. 4, 2013 Movie Review by Louis Black

Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2013: Animation
A dog in Eden, Maggie Simpson in an Ayn Rand daycare center, and creative guacamole making are some of the ideas conjured in this collection.
"...separate ways by giving them two opposing centers of gravity: They share the same space, but his floor is..."

Feb. 8, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Bad Kids Go to Hell
This Texas-made high school comedy that's based on a comic book mixes elements of The Breakfast Club with Scoobie Doo with uneven results.
"...a greater blight on organized education. Like a massive gravity sinkhole, he deforms every positive thought he encounters before..."

Dec. 7, 2012 Movie Review by Leah Churner

John Carter
Old-school "Gosh, wow!" sense-of-wonder filmmaking is in short supply these days, but now John Carter has arrived to fill the void.
"...Mars (aka Barsoom), where, due to the difference in gravity, he can leap tall buildings in a single bound,..."

March 9, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Our Family Wedding
This is a formulaic wedding comedy about mismatched families, but thanks to several appealing performances, this rote exercise turns out better than most.
"...rubbing off on Whitaker while Whitaker lends some calming gravity to Mencia’s standard schtick. At the heart of the..."

March 12, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Fly Me to the Moon
This animated film is a simple parable of spirited can-do-ism, in which a trio of young houseflies semiaccidentally tags along on the Apollo 11 moon shot.
"...Buzz Aldrin as Apollo 11 slips the reach of gravity (but not, surprisingly, Raid) and shoots moonward. Lurking beneath..."

Aug. 15, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

In the Shadow of the Moon
This documentary is a cheery restorative that recalls hazy memories of America's finest, boldest hour, when we went to the moon, again and again.
"...to let human beings slip the bonds of earthly gravity. Half the time they didn't know what they were..."

Sept. 21, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Spider-Man 3
When cascading through the cityscape, Spider-Man 3 still makes us gasp with delight, but on Earth those gasps come solely in reaction to the cynical dreariness of the script.
"...like second-tier guests at the film’s real party: its gravity-defying heroics. The numerous chases and rescues that bob and..."

May 4, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Astronaut Farmer
This note-perfect film by the Polish brothers almost could be a relic from another age, an inspirational drama about staying true to one’s dreams no matter the social, economic, or emotional cost.
"...pure cheese were it not delivered with such note-perfect gravity by Thornton, who stars as Charlie Farmer. A former..."

Feb. 23, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Beat That My Heart Skipped
A character study of a young man torn between disparate career paths as either an enforcer for his slumlord father or a virtuoso pianist, is underserved by its prosaic realism and adds little to the original.
"...Skipped, as it was with Fingers, is that the gravity of the character’s psychological divide is clear after the..."

Sept. 16, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Chrystal
Billy Bob Thornton plays an Arkansas husband who attempts to redeem himself after critically injuring his wife and killing their son in a car accident four years earlier.
"...isn’t seamless, and its last act reaches for epic gravity on a Shakespearean scale (with Thornton as a sort..."

April 15, 2005 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior
The mass release of this top-notch Thai action film should havee American audiences grinning ear to ear and shore to shore.
"...and what you get is a revelatory lesson in gravity and how to defeat it. What goes up must..."

Feb. 11, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Hero
If Douglas Sirk had made martial arts movies they probably would have looked something like Zhang Yimou's stunning new opus.
"...international success of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: another elegant, gravity-defying, visually magnificent martial arts epic. Yet Hero is not..."

Aug. 27, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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