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All Nighter
A father searches for his daughter with the help of her ex-boyfriend
"...Directed by: Gavin Wiesen. Starring: Analeigh Tipton, J.K. Simmons, Kristen Schaal, Emile Hirsch, Shannon Woodward, Stephanie Allynne,..."

March 24, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Whiplash
A student's desire to become a better drummer comes at the cost of becoming a supplicant to a monstrous teacher.
"...Directed by: Damien Chazelle. Starring: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Paul Reiser, Austin Stowell and Nate..."

Oct. 31, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Music Never Stopped
After 20 years and a loss of memory, a father and son learn to reconnect over the music of the Grateful Dead and Bob Dylan.
"...Directed by: Jim Kohlberg. Starring: J.K. Simmons, Julia Ormond, Lou Taylor Pucci, Cara Seymour, Mia..."

April 1, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Snowman
Jo Nesbø's crime series hits the big screen
"...Tomas Alfredson. Starring: Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, J.K. Simmons and Val Kilmer...."

Oct. 27, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Dark Skies
Aliens mess with a suburban family's peace of mind in this unsettling, slow-burn thriller.
"...Keri Russell, Josh Hamilton, Dakota Goyo, Kadan Rockett and J.K. Simmons...."

March 1, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Spider-Man
"...Directed by: Sam Raimi. Starring: James Franco, Bruce Campbell, J.K. Simmons, Willem Dafoe, Rosemary Harris, Cliff Robertson, Kirsten Dunst..."

May 10, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Front Runner
Jason Reitman revisits a long-ago time when a sex scandal could ruin a candidate's shot at the presidency
"...Directed by: Jason Reitman. Starring: Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga, J.K. Simmons, Alfred Molina, Sara Paxton, Kevin Pollak, Mamoudou Athie,..."

Nov. 21, 2018 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Terminator: Genisys
The Governator is back
"...Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Jason Clarke, J.K. Simmons, Byung-hun Lee, Matt Smith and Dayo Okeniyi...."

July 3, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Mexican
"...Gore Verbinski. Starring: Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, James Gandolfini, J.k. Simmons, Bob Balaban, Sherman Augustus, Michael Cerveris, Richard Coca..."

March 2, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Ladykillers
The Coen brothers remake a British comedy classic starring Tom Hanks in a flamboyantly love-him-or-hate-him performance.
"...Coen. Starring: Tom Hanks, Irma P. Hall, Marlon Wayans, J.K. Simmons, Tzi Ma, Ryan Hurst and Diane Delano. The..."

March 26, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Year in Movies, and in Moments
What didn’t make my Top 10
"...bona fides on the way to blockbuster parts, and J.K. Simmons, the seasoned character actor making good in a..."

Dec. 31, 2014 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Spider-Man 2
Even superheroes have to do their own laundry in Sam Raimi's truly spectacular vision that combines human pathos and breathtaking action.
"...Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Alfred Molina, Rosemary Harris and J.K. Simmons. His late Uncle Ben’s statement, "With great power..."

July 2, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Austin Film Critics Pick Boyhood
AFCA showers Linklater favorite with four awards
"...Best Actor: Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler)..."

Dec. 19, 2014 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Words
As an examination of the writer's world, this film offers nothing new; as a romance it's not half bad.
"...Olivia Wilde, Zoë Saldana, Ben Barnes, John Hannah and J.K. Simmons...."

Sept. 7, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Burn After Reading
The Coen brothers may be masters of black comedy, but there are times when there’s no point in taking them seriously.
"...John Malkovich, Tilda Swinton, Richard Jenkins, David Rasche and J.K. Simmons. Burn After Reading, the new film from the..."

Sept. 12, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

SXSW Film Announces Features Lineup
Competitive narratives and docs unveiled, plus more
"...Think Twice with Keegan-Michael Key and Community's Gillian Jacobs. Jake Gyllenhaal loses it as a grief-stricken investment banker in..."

Feb. 2, 2016 Screens Post by Josh Kupecki

Extract
Mike Judge, the writer/director of Office Space, mines the workplace for more satiric comedy.
"...Starring: Jason Bateman, Mila Kunis, Kristen Wiig, Ben Affleck, J.K. Simmons, Clifton Collins Jr., David Koechner, Dustin Milligan, Beth..."

Sept. 4, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Accountant
Math, mayhem, and murder abound in this somewhat confusing thriller
"...Directed by: Gavin O’Connor. Starring: Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Tambor, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, John Lithgow,..."

Oct. 14, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Meddler
A terrific vehicle for Susan Sarandon as a meddlesome mom
"...Directed by: Lorene Scafaria. Starring: Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne, J.K. Simmons, Jerrod Carmichael, Cecily Strong, Michael McKean, Jason Ritter,..."

May 13, 2016 Movie Review by Steve Davis

New in Town
A strident Renée Zellweger stars in this forgettable fish-out-of-water comedy.
"...Elmer. Starring: Renée Zellweger, Harry Connick Jr., Siobhan Fallon, J.K. Simmons, Mike O'Brien and Frances Conroy. What the hell..."

Jan. 30, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Juno
This indie comedy is funny, smart, cool, and heartfelt, and features breakout showcases for star Ellen Page and screenwriter Diablo Cody.
"...Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, Allison Janney and J.K. Simmons. When 16-year-old Juno (Page) pays for her pregnancy..."

Dec. 21, 2007 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

First Snow
A moody thriller that tries to thumb its nose at fatalism, First Snow features another great performance from Guy Pearce.
"...Mark Fergus. Starring: Guy Pearce, Piper Perabo, William Fichtner, J.K. Simmons, Shea Whigham, Rick Gonzalez and Jackie Burroughs. Fate:..."

April 20, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Six New Shows to Distract Yourself With This Year
Your 2018 TV preview
"...sci-fi premise with espionage trappings has a secret weapon: J.K. Simmons, who doubles up on his acting duties in..."

Jan. 27, 2018 Screens Post by Josh Kupecki

SXSW Film Releases Full Feature Lineup
Slate includes everyone from Wes Anderson to the Zellners
"...their brotherhood. Cast: Jeremy Sisto, David Walton, Joshua Rush, J.K. Simmons, Amy Smart (World Premiere) (SXsports screening)..."

Jan. 30, 2014 Screens Post by Monica Riese

Boyhood Nominated for Six Oscars
Academy singles out Linklater, Adair, Arquette, Hawke
"...or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher J.K. Simmons, Whiplash Actress in a Supporting Role..."

Jan. 15, 2015 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Sundance Review: 'Whiplash'
Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons beat it out in Sundance Opening Film
"...While having a late-night drumming session, he sees Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), a feared but brilliant instructor. Andrew gets a..."

Jan. 27, 2014 Screens Post by Neha Aziz

Jennifer's Body
There are few laughs and even fewer scares in Diablo Cody's followup to her smash hit Juno.
"...by: Karyn Kusama. Starring: Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Johnny Simmons, Adam Brody, J.K. Simmons, Amy Sedaris and Cynthia Stevenson...."

Sept. 18, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

SXSW 09 Film Lineup Announced
What's all the ruckus? Why, it's the SXSW Film lineup!
"...caregiver/Dad get evicted, move into one motel room, argue, joke around, and find a new home. (World Premiere)..."

Feb. 1, 2009 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Film Independent Spirit Award Nominations Announced
Boyhood, Kumiko earn multiple nods
"...Nightcrawler Director: Dan Gilroy, Producers: Jennifer Fox, Tony Gilroy, Jake Gyllenhaal, David Lancaster, Michel Litvak Obvious Child Director: Gillian..."

Nov. 25, 2014 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Gary Hart Biopic The Front Runner to Close Austin Film Festival
New films by Yorgos Lanthimos, Asghar Farhadi added to fest
"...Out by Matt Bai Starring: Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga, J.K. Simmons, Alfred Molina Oscar® nominee Hugh Jackman stars as..."

Sept. 12, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

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