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Peking Opera Blues
Deception and betrayal in culture and politics take center stage in this splendid narrative that shifts between farce and violence, suspense and emotionality.
"...zaniness – and who is trying to get her hands on a stash of stolen jewels; and the daughter..."

April 23, 1993 Movie Review by Pamela Bruce

The Match Factory Girl
With not even 70 minutes total running time and, seemingly, not more than two dozen total lines of dialogue, The Match Factory Girl spins a compelling narrative, a devastating cultural portrait, and an object lesson in the less-is-more school of storytelling.
"...home (in an apartment on Factory Lane) she silently hands her paycheck over to her mother and stepfather who..."

April 2, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Mad Dog and Glory
"...out of what might have been, in less competent hands, simply another Hollywood formula movie. When timid Chicago PD..."

March 5, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Wind
"...himself and to put the Cup back into the hands of the Americans, Parker catches up with his former..."

Sept. 18, 1992 Movie Review by Pamela Bruce

Traces of Red
"...six years old the women just couldn't keep their hands off him). This movie is bad right down to..."

Sept. 4, 1992 Movie Review by Kathleen Maher

A Stranger Among Us
"...I won't tell anyone.” My favorite bit of dialogue? Hands down, it's when Eden's informed that the rebbe's family..."

July 24, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Aces: Iron Eagle III
"...his base commander, he takes matters into his own hands -- like any good, old-fashioned, red-white-and-blue hero would do..."

June 19, 1992 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Edward II
"...moment rich with resonance and acute awareness. In Jarman's hands, Marlowe's tale of doomed love, revenge and muder becomes..."

May 1, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Once Upon a Crime
"...through and through. As such, it's in very able hands. Each of the performers is entertaining though each role..."

March 13, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Until the End of the World
Chopped to ribbons by the American distributor upon its initial release, Wenders’ sprawling Odyssean epic is only now seen in its true form, in a positively Homeric 295 minute version.
"...rest of us just have to throw up our hands and cry uncle. The music is great, the images..."

Feb. 28, 1992 Movie Review by Kathleen Maher

Meeting Venus
"...of Wagner's Tannhauser in Paris. Arestrup plays the very handsome, very charismatic conductor brought in from Budapest. He is..."

Jan. 31, 1992 Movie Review by Kathleen Maher

Cape Fear
"...attempt to outwit the Devil.The blood is on our hands, though we've spent the last two hours on the..."

Nov. 22, 1991 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Don Juan, My Love
"...into Don Juan's arms. But once they get their hands in his pants, they all exclaim “You're not Juan!”..."

Nov. 8, 1991 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Pope Must Diet
"...Catholics, is a wonderfully talented comedian. In anyone else's hands, the role of Pope Albinizi could easily have degenerated..."

Sept. 27, 1991 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Bright Angel
"...face, because he usually just stands around with his hands in his pockets. One thing for sure, all of..."

July 26, 1991 Movie Review by Kathleen Maher

Edward Scissorhands
Burton's combination of fantastic and real imagery adds to this story's dreamy but satiric edge. Depp, as the the fragile but irresistibly fabulous title character, is "shear" delight.
"...a boy whose maker dies before attaching his creation's hands. Burton's combination of fantastic and real imagery add to..."

Dec. 21, 1990 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

SXSW Panel Recap: Changing the Chocolate Industry
It's important that we consciously consume chocolate
"...It's pretty depressing when someone hands you a delectable bar of Belgian chocolate and then..."

March 13, 2019 Food Post by Jessi Devenyns

Margaret Moser Tribute: Paddy Moloney
"You felt you were in safe hands with Margaret"
"...Margaret around now. You felt you were in safe hands with Margaret...."

June 30, 2017 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

The Hightower Report: Four Questions for the Former Boss of the Wells Fargo Gang
Some stories of corporate villainy make me throw up my hands in astonishment. But this one makes me literally throw up.
"...stories of corporate villainy make me throw up my hands in astonishment. But this one makes me literally throw..."

Oct. 28, 2016 News Column by Jim Hightower

Sturgill Simpson, Sink or Swim
The Sailor’s tour kickoff searches for its sea legs
"...problem’s a simple one: What to do with one’s hands?..."

May 6, 2016 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Fifth Officer-Involved Shooting of 2016 Reported Friday Night
Subject shot dead after charging at officer with knives
"...speed at the officer with two knives in his hands...."

April 25, 2016 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

Fun Fun Fun Fest: Peaches
Then she brought out the dancing vaginas
"...In the hands of a lesser performer, Peaches’ foul-mouthed gender deconstruction would’ve..."

Nov. 7, 2015 Music Post by Greg Beets

Know When to Hold It
New website initiates a guide to Austin's gender-neutral loos
"...the stall, and there was a woman washing her hands. I noticed she was looking at me… a lot.”..."

Feb. 2, 2015 Qmmunity Post by Blake McCoy

Le Bistrette Bistro Open at ACC
On-campus restaurant serves lunch one day a week during semester
"...American Regional Cuisines class because it provides them with hands-on experience in all aspects of the restaurant business. Hungry..."

Feb. 19, 2013 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Sports Games Stocking Stuffers
A last-minute list for last-minute shoppers
"...– and a few I'd like to get my hands on...."

Dec. 22, 2011 Sports Post by Mark Fagan

Wednesday Rewind
Explosions in the Sky and Bright Light Social Hour
"...something resembling a radio single (the drone missile "Trembling Hands"). Add to that list the band's debut video, an..."

June 22, 2011 Music Post by Austin Powell

DJ BJ's List for Wed. Dec. 1
DJ BJ tracks the hot tracks of the last month of 2010
"...to get our holiday party on… What's hot?? "No Hands" by Waka Flocka is burning up the charts right..."

Dec. 1, 2010 Qmmunity Post by DJ BJ

A Tale of Terror From the Top of the World
reviewing High Crimes
"...were sweaty. I knew I was in good, capable hands, but I couldn't shake my fear. I finally made..."

Aug. 26, 2008 Books Post by Jordan Smith

Fun Times Three
More Fun Fun Fun in the sun
"...Z-Trip, the National, Deerhoof, Dan Deacon, and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, not to mention locals like Mammoth Grinder,..."

Aug. 21, 2008 Music Post by Austin Powell

What Happened to D.J. Augustin on Sunday?
"...reasons for the blowout the Longhorns suffered at the hands of the top-seeded Tigers, one of the biggest was..."

March 31, 2008 Sports Post by Ricky Treon

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