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I, the Worst of All
Based on the book The Traps of Faith by Octavio Paz, this Argentinean film takes place in 17th century “New Spain” (Mexico) as Juana Ines de la Cruz enters a nunnery to pursue her intellectual aims.
"...Luisa Bemberg. Starring: Assumpta Serna and Dominique Sanda. “Get thee to a nunnery.” Such might have been the thinking..."

Feb. 3, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Page Two: It Is the Worst of Times, It Is the Worst of Times
It is the age of little wisdom, it is the age of foolishness
"...We are living in strange times, the most exaggerated and distorted of my life. Much of..."

Feb. 24, 2017 Column by Louis Black

Page Three: Hell in a Handbasket
or, the Worst of Austin
A week in the life of local government
"...Well, the shit is certainly hitting the fan this week. From..."

Aug. 27, 2010 Column by Nick Barbaro

Chronicle Recommends: The Worst of the Oscars
From badly timed to just plain bad: When the Academy got it wrong
"...It’s Oscar season again, and while the Academy Awards are always a source for grumbling, this..."

Feb. 24, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Best of Me
It's getting hard to tell one Nicholas Sparks adaptation from another amid all the dross.
"...Directed by: Michael Hoffman. Starring: James Marsden, Michelle Monaghan, Luke Bracey, Liana Liberato,..."

Oct. 17, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Queen of Versailles
How does 90,000 square feet sound?
"...The Queen of Versailles presents a fascinating case study of..."

Aug. 3, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers
"...Mariah O'Brien, Keith Bogart, Devin Gardner and Kim Darby. The less said about this sixth entry in the Halloween..."

Oct. 6, 1995 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Bridges of Madison County
"...Clint Eastwood was grandly given credit for single-handedly reviving the moribund genre of the film Western. Such hyperbole may..."

June 2, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Legend of Hercules
Kellan Lutz muscles his way into classical mythology.
"...The end of this film was truly shocking. Not the..."

Jan. 17, 2014 Movie Review by Louis Black

The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle
"...by: Des Mcanuff. Starring: John Goodman, Whoopi Goldberg, Janeane Garofalo, Piper Perabo, Kenan Thompson, Kel Mitchell, Randy Quaid, Robert..."

June 30, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald‎
Fewer beasts, but a much better story, make this sequel magical
"...Directed by: David Yates. Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Jude Law,..."

Nov. 16, 2018 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Adventures of Pluto Nash
"...have been shuffled more times than a tired deck of cards and was not screened for critics anywhere in..."

Aug. 23, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Savlov's Top Ten Redux Part Two: The Bane of Michael Medved
Savlov's Top Ten extras
"...I know it's been a week since part one of my Top Ten Redux, but I've been gnawing on..."

Jan. 7, 2009 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Protocols of the Elders of Chisum
State rep joins the tin foil hat brigade
"...Bizarre news, courtesy of the Texas Freedom Network: Apparently GOP Rep. Warren Chisum..."

Feb. 16, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

The Q&A Hole: What’s the Worst Thing About Austin, Texas?
With Jen Cash, Sam Eidson, Shannon McCormick, Matt Oztalay, and more.
"...Yes, we did say, at the start of the question, besides the traffic...."

Oct. 11, 2016 Chronolog Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Luv Doc: The Definition of a Double Standard
There's no difference other than the equipment
"...About two months ago, I found out my girlfriend of more than two years had been secretly spending time..."

March 8, 2019 Column by The Luv Doc

Texas Book Festival 2015:
The Train to Crystal City
Jan Jarboe Russell's saga of World War II internment in Texas reviewed
"...Although most readers may be familiar with the World War II internment camps in California for Japanese..."

Oct. 15, 2015 Arts Post by Michael King

The Best of the International Tournee of Animation
"...Directed by: Various. Collecting together in one film the “best” of 25 years of..."

Aug. 20, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Fate of the Furious
The car thieves are back to save the world
"...Gray. Starring: Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Charlize Theron, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Kurt Russell, Nathalie Emmanuel,..."

April 14, 2017 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Pepe’s the Least of It
IndyAustin accuses mayor, wife of conflicts profiting off office
"...Widely disgraced by their use of an anti-Semitic meme (Pepe the Frog) to..."

Nov. 2, 2018 News Feature by Michael King

The Miseducation of Cameron Post
YA novel adaptation gently lampoons "pray the gay away" thinking
"...Desiree Akhavan. Starring: Chloë Grace Moretz, Jennifer Ehle, John Gallagher Jr., Sasha Lane, Forrest Goodluck, Owen Campbell, Emily Skeggs,..."

Aug. 10, 2018 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Before The L Word Returns, Ilene Chaiken Looks Back
SXSW panel recap: "When Life Becomes Art"
"...The L Word creator Ilene Chaiken joined showrunners Sarah Shapiro,..."

March 12, 2019 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

UT Football: The Best and the Worst
Emerging Horns transition out of a season of gross extremes
"...In typical Texas football fashion, the Longhorns turned Baylor's salvageable season from Sugar..."

Dec. 8, 2015 Sports Post by Kahron Spearman

Fantastic Fest Review: The Cured
Grief, guilt, and terrorism explored in Irish zombie drama
"...Ask Frankenstein. Ask the Wolfman. There is no more tragic moment in a..."

Sept. 25, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins
The Trainspotting author rips into American culture in his latest novel
"...For the 22 years that the U.S. has been aware of..."

Sept. 4, 2015 Arts Review by Tim Stegall

FF2012: Why 'The Collection' is All About Character
Marcus Dunstan brings the mask back for Fantastic Fest
"...Horror fans loved 2009 slasher pic The Collector, but it didn't set the box office ablaze...."

Sept. 23, 2012 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The City of Angels, Air-Kissing Austin
Dispatch from the Los Angeles Film Festival
"...Don't know how many of you know this, but the Los Angeles Film Festival..."

June 27, 2008 Screens Feature by Kyle Henry

SXSW Film Q&A: John Lee Hancock on The Highwaymen
Texas director retells the Bonnie and Clyde story from the cops’ view
"...see Bonnie and Clyde as devil-may-care heroes careening through the South and making chumps of John Q. Law. It’s..."

March 9, 2019 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

DVDanger: The Sheik
The world broke his back. He made it humble.
"...In professional wrestling, there are faces – the good guys –..."

March 1, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Making the Most of EAST
Ten tips to help you keep your head in the crush of the East Austin Studio Tour
"...Though it's revealed year after year during the East Austin Studio Tour, the number of artists in..."

Nov. 20, 2015 Arts Feature by Caitlin Greenwood

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