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Untamed Heart
"...movies happen to good people? The answer is Untamed Heart. You get the feeling that everyone involved in this..."

Feb. 19, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Playing by Heart
"...a Southern California geography, the characters in Playing by Heart are denizens of a discombobulated City of Angels. But..."

Jan. 22, 1999 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Deep in the Heart (Of Texas)
"...to know: This movie is truly one from the heart. A valentine to the idea that everyone in Texas..."

May 8, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

American Heart
"...petty thieves, and teens who sell themselves to strangers. Heart wallows in the world of longtime small-timers and, like..."

Aug. 13, 1993 Movie Review by Robert Faires

Paper Heart
Ultra-introverted mumblenerd comedian Charlene Yi shines in this faux documentary that problematically blurs the line between staged, improvised, and "real" events.
"...Charlyne Yi, Michael Cera and Jake M. Johnson. Paper Heart has riven critics right down its achy-breaky middle, and..."

Aug. 21, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Autumn Heart
"...movie's strengths (i.e., the actors and the story's genuine heart), it lines the territory with thick layers of schmaltz...."

Dec. 8, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Heart and Souls
"...Elisabeth Shue, Tom Sizemore, David Paymer and Alfre Woodard. Heart and Souls is a pleasant enough little ensemble piece..."

Aug. 13, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story
An Austin woman confronts Internet cruelty with compassion
"...A Brave Heart documents Lizzie’s story from the beginning. Through home movies..."

Sept. 25, 2015 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Bulletproof Heart
"...with something to live for. The performances in Bulletproof Heart are, every one of them, exceptional. LaPaglia proves himself..."

Aug. 4, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Deep in the Heart
The life story of Richard Wallrath, a former alcoholic who now funds scholarships for 4-H and FFA students, is told in this inspirational biopic.
"...the kegs at the Anheuser-Busch brewery. Deep in the Heart is a bit different, however. The film’s focus remains..."

Feb. 17, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Neil Young: Heart of Gold
Jonathan Demme dreams us back to the golden age of performance films, in which Neil Young unfolds his latest album Prairie Wind in concert at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.
"...1998’s Storefront Hitchcock disarms as well. With Neil Young: Heart of Gold, the Oscar-intimate rock & roll enthusiast not..."

March 17, 2006 Movie Review by Raoul Hernandez

America's Heart & Soul
Inspirational documentary is about Americans with true grit working in a land where seldom is heard a discouraging word.
"...although the people and situations are all real, America’s Heart & Soul feels entirely unlike a documentary – and..."

July 9, 2004 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

In the Heart of the Sea
Ron Howard sets sails with that famous Nantucket whale story
"...In the Heart of the Sea certainly surpasses Warner Bros.’ 1956 take..."

Dec. 11, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Young@Heart
Even though this documentary about a choral group of lovable octogenarians whose perform songs by Sonic Youth and the Talking Heads sounds gimmicky, it is really about something to which we can all relate: our own mortality.
"...sex, incontinence, and the driving skills of the elderly, Young@Heart eschews the clichés about old people for something that..."

April 18, 2008 Movie Review by Steve Davis

I Heart Huckabees
An existential comedy, to be sure, but in the end this movie quite happily tips toward being and everythingness.
"...of himself and his place in the universe. I Heart Huckabees is a weightier picture, but it’s also, alas,..."

Oct. 8, 2004 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Heart of Me
"...Newberry. Sibling rivalry takes an adulterous turn in The Heart of Me, a compactly made British film about two..."

July 25, 2003 Movie Review by Steve Davis

A Heavy 'Heart'
HBO adaptation makes the case for rage
"...Ryan Murphy’s film version of Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart. The play had always been a personal manifesto, molding..."

May 23, 2014 Screens Post by Brandon Watson

Crazy Heart
Jeff Bridges scores in this performance as a fading country & western star who has cashed in most of his chips.
"...Bingham and Colin Farrell. You'd never guess that Crazy Heart is the work of a first-time filmmaker, but it..."

Jan. 8, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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.
"...Zaccaï and Linh Dan Pham. The Beat That My Heart Skipped, in an uncommon switch, is a French adaptation..."

Sept. 16, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Where the Heart is
"...manipulation. Based on Billie Letts' bestselling novel, Where the Heart Is rockets the schmaltz to levels even George Bailey..."

April 28, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Music of the Heart
"...dead teens and Freddie Krueger. Instead, Music of the Heart spins the true-life tale of New Yorker Roberta Guaspari..."

Oct. 29, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Grace of My Heart
"...Philadelphia who, at the beginning of Grace of My Heart, wins a singing contest that launches her transformative career..."

Oct. 4, 1996 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Map of the Human Heart
"...narrative scope and its cinematography, Map of the Human Heart is an epic love story between two half-breeds: Avik,..."

May 14, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

A Flame in My Heart
"...L'amour fou. Made in 1987, A Flame in My Heart is a true collaboration between director Tanner (Jonah Who..."

Aug. 30, 1991 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Language of a Broken Heart
Actor/writer/co-producer Juddy Talt fashions a tale about a romance writer who's unlucky in love, and filmed it largely in Dallas.
"...Lovelorns have been communicating their hearts’ particular aches since probably the first caveman started scrawling..."

March 29, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Oscars Shows Love for 'Open Heart'
Local producer gets Academy nod for Rwanda short doc
"...cheers for Austin-based producer Cori Shepherd Stern, whose Open Heart made the cut of the final eight hopefuls for..."

Jan. 10, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

From the Vaults: One From the Heart
This underrated Coppola flop is my favorite film from the Summer of 1982
"...that momentous summer: Francis Ford Coppola's One From the Heart. Released in August and unfolding over the course of..."

May 18, 2012 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

Om Is Where the Heart Is
Austin Film Society presents 'One Track Heart'
"...known as Jeffrey Kagel. In the documentary One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das, named after his debut..."

Sept. 6, 2013 Screens Feature by Monica Riese

Pieces of My Heart
Pamela Des Barres dishes in Austin
"...experience. Des Barres’ Take Another Little Piece of My Heart: A Groupie Grows Up (Chicago Review, $14.95) has also..."

Oct. 13, 2008 Music Post by Margaret Moser

Heart & Soul Luncheon Raises Funds for Nonprofit Inclusive Austin Preschool
Special guest A&E star Megan Bomgaars helps the cause
"...the Fairmont Hotel will be hosting the 12th annual Heart & Soul luncheon benefiting the Rise School of Austin,..."

Feb. 5, 2019 Food Post by Emily Beyda

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