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Village of the Damned
"...choice of material seems to have foiled him every step of the way. The original film, set in the..."

April 28, 1995 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Nobody's Fool
Tiffany Haddish can't beat the Tyler Perry equation
"...Current “it girl” Tiffany Haddish blows through nearly half of Tyler Perry’s Nobody’s Fool with the fierce gust..."

Nov. 9, 2018 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Sin Nombre
Winner of dual awards for directing and cinematography at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, this immigrant drama is suffused with gritty realism, poetic imagery, and melodramatic hokiness.
"...aboard the train to plunder the impoverished travelers, Casper steps in to protect Sayra when she is about to..."

April 17, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Legally Blonde
"...loaded with some hearty laughs, simply takes jokes one step too far, like someone needling an elbow to your..."

July 13, 2001 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Opposite of Sex
"...her Louisiana home after the death of her abusive stepfather and promptly arrives on the palatial doorstep of her..."

July 3, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Imagine a world without the Beatles ... then imagine a better film
"...John, Paul, George and Ringo released it over a half-century ago...."

June 28, 2019 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Boy Next Door
Jennifer Lopez stars in this brazenly dumb MILF thriller.
"...peek one evening at the naked hottie neighbor (Guzman) half her age, a young man named Noah who’s obsessively..."

Jan. 23, 2015 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Moonrise Kingdom
Wes Anderson is back with another delightful movie about beautiful dreamers and full-time schemers.
"...with his 75-Year Plan (Bottle Rocket); Max Fischer, the half-cocked Renaissance man-child (Rushmore); broken, fixated Francis, forcing a spiritual..."

June 8, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Fame: Some stories live forever. It's more or less the same story as before, just a different generation.
"...teen dance films from Center Stage to all things Step and Stomp. For me, for a movie to bomb,..."

Oct. 2, 2009 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.
"...he learns his brother won’t be ponying up his half of the funeral costs. But that’s just the beginning...."

Aug. 17, 2007 Movie Review by Toddy Burton

The Way Back
Affleck gets courtside in a tale of basketball redemption
"...his son. When his alma mater asks him to step back onto the court as the new head coach,..."

March 13, 2020 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Avengers: Infinity War
Earth's mightiest heroes face their greatest, most nuanced threat
"...with Death incarnate, and offered her the lives of half the beings in the universe as a sign of..."

April 27, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Go for It!
A young woman in Chicago learns to overcome her fears and become a hip-hop dancer in this inspirational dance movie.
"...of the traditional markings of the dance-competition genre (the Step Up and Stomp movies): the self-taught dancer with a..."

May 20, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Meet Dave
Eddie Murphy reteams with his Norbit director for this new extraterrestrial comedy in which miniature aliens operate a spaceship that has a human form.
"...another space alien movie. Indeed, Meet Dave is a step up, but that's only in relation to Pluto Nash...."

July 18, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Southland Tales
Six years after Donnie Darko, filmmaker Richard Kelly returns with this incomprehensible, self-indulgent mess of post-apocalyptic anxiety, political paranoia, and pop-culture references.
"...of post-apocalyptic anxiety and political paranoia, a confusion of half-baked social critiques, pop-culture references, sci-fi whimsicalities, and anti-corporate satire..."

Nov. 16, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Spanish comedy about same-sex marriages and mothers-in-law.
"...the downfall of an institution, to others, a necessary step toward equal rights. To Spanish director Pereira, it’s occasion..."

Oct. 13, 2006 Movie Review by Toddy Burton

"...resonant. These people are so hesitant about the next step that they've quashed the flame entirely. Rarely before has..."

Nov. 17, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Saving Private Ryan
"...– that finishing the mission brings them all one step closer to home and hearth. Rounding out Miller's squad..."

July 24, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Blues Brothers 2000
"...that's about all there is to it, but then half the fun, as always, is getting there. Foul-tempered nun-from-hell..."

Feb. 6, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Bonus Tracks
"...This quickie five-song tape comes from one-half of the Gals Panic explosion a few months back...."

Nov. 29, 1996 Music Feature

This Week's Waste of Time
Two browser games for the price of one ... free.
"...vacation, so I'm going to make this quick. One Step Back is a puzzle game that pits you against..."

Aug. 19, 2010 Screens Post by James Renovitch

SXSW Music: Friday, March 16, 2018
"...Lng/SHT at Half Step..."

March 17, 2018 Photo Gallery

Food-o-File: Friday Lagniappe
A little extra Austin food news
"...event series with a Swig & Swine party at Half Step (75 ½ Rainey) held during South by Southwest...."

March 20, 2015 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

The Year in Food
The 2014 tastes we just couldn't stop thinking about
"...1) DESIGNER ICE CUBES Not content with artisanal liquors, Half Step, Drink.Well, No Va, and others are getting ice..."

Jan. 2, 2015 Food Feature by Rachel Feit

Vandals on camera, plus Dai Due nears opening day
"...and new dishes on the menu... Kudos to Austin's Half Step (75½ Rainey) for being nominated in the Best..."

June 6, 2014 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Saturday Picks and Sleepers
Saturday night SXSW blurbs
"...9pm, Half Step I'm fairly confident in saying PapaNegro is the..."

March 14, 2014 Music Feature

100 Proof
Speed Rack Texas showcases the fastest, fiercest women bartenders around
"...Employees Only, Chris Bostick of incoming Rainey Street club Half Step, mixologist Dale DeGroff, and Houston bar owner/former Speed..."

Jan. 10, 2014 Food Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Undefeated Texans Still Have Room for Improvement
Running game struggling compared to last season
"...Texans run game continues to look like an ugly step daughter compared to its glamour-model sister of last season...."

Oct. 6, 2012 Sports Post by Barrett Walton

No Place Like Home
The new Garden Terrace development takes a small but serious step toward housing Austin's homeless.
", and not nice people") that was a tenuous step up from the street. "The boarding house was just..."

Jan. 9, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

"About Thirteen Hundred People, About One Hundred Rocks, and Thirty More People"
A low-key socialism is at play in Russell Etchen's solo exhibition at Test Tube Gallery
"...of the drawings is equally democratic, rising just a half-step above the stick figure. It's something that'd be easily..."

Sept. 26, 2014 Arts Review by Seth Orion Schwaiger

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