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A Triptych Bathed in Blood
AFS Doc Nights enters the Kingdom of Shadows
"...a compassionate nun, and a devoted government agent. In Kingdom of Shadows, these three uniquely educated perspectives and vantage..."

Nov. 6, 2015 Screens Feature by Kahron Spearman

Record Review
East Cameron Folkcore's Kingdom of Fear
"...East Cameron FolkcoreKingdom of Fear (Nine Mile Records)..."

April 3, 2015 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Wonder Park
PG-theme park adventure we're all tall enough to ride
"...One of the oldest fantasy standards is the magical kingdom waiting for the one true and unlikely hero to..."

March 22, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
Everything is still pretty awesome as this sequel builds on the first film
"...original movie, and the other, a bright and sparkly kingdom of girlish whimsy imagined by his younger sibling, Bianca..."

Feb. 8, 2019 Movie Review by Steve Davis

How J.A. Bayona Made a Real Jurassic World
Director explains how his dinos are leaving the park behind
"...CG-heavy blockbuster? J.A. Bayona, director of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, certainly thinks so...."

June 21, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

No Escape
Owen Wilson heads an American family swept up in a Southeast Asian coup
"...now, in perhaps the cruelest twist of all, the Kingdom is about to suffer at least a small amount..."

Aug. 26, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Roar
Drafthouse Films reissues this truly trippy oddity from 1981
"...film Roar plays like a trippy episode of Wild Kingdom gone wrong, a nerve-racking experience fraught with the possibility..."

April 17, 2015 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Heaven Is for Real
Greg Kinnear plays a dad who believes his son's claim to have seen heaven.
"...Midwestern pastor who matter-of-factly claimed he visited the celestial kingdom while his body lay on an operating table with..."

April 25, 2014 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Saving Mr. Banks
Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson star in this story about how Walt Disney convinced the prickly author of Mary Poppins to sell her creation to Hollywood.
"...demons of alcoholism. It’s dark stuff for the Magic Kingdom, but no worries. In a stroke of sneaky genius,..."

Dec. 20, 2013 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Frozen
This animated film mines Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales for material, discards the most brutish bits, and applies a heavy Disney top gloss.
"...magical powers until Elsa accidentally plunges their tiny Nordic kingdom into endless winter. When Elsa self-banishes to a hermetic..."

Nov. 29, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Wadjda
In this first Saudi Arabian film ever directed by a woman, much is revealed about the reality of life for women there via its story of a 10-year-old girl who wants a bicycle.
"...a woman, which is no small feat in a kingdom where cinemas are outlawed (although television and satellite dishes..."

Oct. 18, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt are delightfully matched in this offbeat romantic comedy from the director of Chocolat.
"...stock it with salmon flown in from the United Kingdom – a grand vision and/or colossal folly the British..."

March 30, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Social Network
This retelling of Facebook's first contentious steps is a blisteringly entertaining film formed of a lovely amalgam of David Fincher's direction, Aaron Sorkin's screenplay, and Jesse Eisenberg's spotless performance as Mark Zuckerberg.
"...would be king, not yet fixed on what the kingdom to come will look like. If there were worries..."

Oct. 1, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Tale of Despereaux
Despite this animated film's overabundance of vocal talent and source material that won the Newberry Medal in 2004, The Tale of Despereaux is a multispecies offender.
"...story that bobs among human characters in the human kingdom of Dor, where soup seems to be its inhabitants'..."

Dec. 19, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Strawberry Fields Forever
Future Clouds & Radar float to the magical kingdom of … Peoria?
"...Peoria, released nationally last Tuesday on Harrison's Star Apple Kingdom label, the group widens its scope even further, unraveling..."

Nov. 14, 2008 Music Feature by Austin Powell

Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour
The men don't know, but the little girls understand.
"...has been handed the palace keys to the Magic Kingdom. Disney put her in the hands of primo tour..."

Feb. 8, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Arthur and the Invisibles
Live-action/animation hybrid from Luc Besson features a host of hip vocal talent but little more.
"...by retrieving a fortune in rubies hidden within the kingdom of tiny people living in his yard. He makes..."

Jan. 19, 2007 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Ice Age: The Meltdown
An exercise in the superfluous, this sequel lacks the original film’s geniality – and all of its pro-environment stumping.
"...– is back in action, leading a sort-of animal kingdom exodus to outrun the meltdown before it drowns them..."

March 31, 2006 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Shrek
Animated comic gem.
"...them aimed in the direction of old Walt's Magic Kingdom. Powers' Myers is the titular Shrek, a hulking green..."

May 18, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Dancer in the Dark
Björk goes goes to the death chamber in musical interludes.
"...Von Trier, the man behind Breaking the Waves, The Kingdom, and the neo-realist movement Dogme 95 (which, among other..."

Oct. 6, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Legend of Zipang
"...to uncover the mysteries of Zipang, a magical, otherworldly kingdom that supposedly houses untold amounts of gold, jewels, and..."

Sept. 15, 1995 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

The Princess and the Goblin
"...of the “sun people” and regain control of the kingdom by wedding the princess and inheriting the throne. The..."

June 10, 1994 Movie Review by Alvaro Rodriguez

Cops & Robbersons
"...to cut it in the late-night network TV talk kingdom of Letterman and Leno Land, one would think that..."

April 22, 1994 Movie Review by Pamela Bruce

The British Are Coming! The British Are Coming!
Or, well, they’re at least breathing heavily at Central Market
"...pixels all over town, announcing Central Market’s “Passport: United Kingdom” initiative?..."

Sept. 19, 2018 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

SXSW Music Review: David Gtronic
Nocturnal subaquatic microclimate productions
"...guy plays only unreleased tracks,” laughed one onlooker at Kingdom on Tuesday night...."

March 14, 2018 SXSW Post by Christina Garcia

Prom: It's Gone to the Dogs
From adoptees to royalty, these senior dogs impressed at puppy prom
"...that time moves a little differently in the animal kingdom – where one human year is seven dog years,..."

June 13, 2017 Chronolog Post by Katarina Brown

Chronicle Recommends: Animal Movies
Let these furry friends act their way into your heart
"...our favorite films starring intrepid characters from the animal kingdom...."

Feb. 3, 2017 Screens Post by Chronicle Film Staff

Wes Anderson Brings Isle of Dogs to SXSW
Plus Midnighters bring the gore, and Alita party
"...Ghost Stories (United Kingdom) D: Jeremy Dyson, Andy Nyman An arch skeptic debunker..."

Feb. 7, 2018 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

The Sun Also Rises
Out of tragedy blooms East Cameron Folkcore.
"...at Salvage Vanguard Theater in celebration of new LP Kingdom of Fear...."

April 3, 2015 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Sundance Announces Competition Slate
Austinite Jeff Nichols will compete in Park City
"...Medina, Dunia Matos, Jorge Perugorria, Luis A. Garcia. Tyrannosaur/United Kingdom (Director and screenwriter: Paddy Considine) — For Joseph, a..."

Dec. 1, 2010 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

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