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Far From the Madding Crowd
This Thomas Hardy adaptation is a reflection of our times
"...– and her bemusement, too. She’s got the best lopsided smile in the business, and she uses it well..."

May 8, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Furious 7
Furiouser and furiouser

April 3, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Fifty Shades of Grey
For all the commotion, it's just another wish-fulfillment fairy tale about a naive girl and her Prince Charming – but with tame BDSM.
"...Based on an obscure novel by E L James,..."

Feb. 20, 2015 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Jon Favreau and a bunch of ready collaborators find the heart in this story about a chef who rediscovers what's important when he turns to a food truck.
"...Directed by: Jon Favreau. Starring: Jon Favreau, John Leguizamo,..."

May 23, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return
Animated Dorothy goes back to Oz for further adventures.
"...lesson in that timeless adage? Bring me my ruby slippers, Toto, we’re getting the hell out of here...."

May 16, 2014 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Wrong Cops
French musician-filmmaker-writer-editor Quentin Dupieux (Rubber) returns with more lo-fi absurdism.

Jan. 17, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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.

Dec. 20, 2013 Movie Review by Steve Davis

¡Gaytino! A Universal Experience
Dan Guerrero's one-man show comes to Austin for one night only
"...So where does 1950s East L.A. enter into the..."

Dec. 3, 2013 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

The Snitch Cartel
This Colombian film is based on the true story of Andrés López, a drug trafficker who later worked with the DEA.
"...drama that’s based on an autobiographical book by Andrés López and a hit Colombian TV series. Although stylishly filmed..."

Oct. 25, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

This Is the End
Be mindful when partying at James Franco's house: You could get stuck there for the apocalypse with Seth Rogen and Co.
"...The apocalypse is nigh. It’s a theme that’s showing up with..."

June 14, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Call
Halle Berry plays a 911 phone operator who takes a call in which everything's on the line.
"...emotionally rending thriller that transpires almost entirely on the telephone. Jordan (Berry) is a 911 operator confined to a..."

March 22, 2013 Movie Review by Leah Churner

FF2012: Why 'The Collection' is All About Character
Marcus Dunstan brings the mask back for Fantastic Fest
"...The sequel picks up where the original left off:..."

Sept. 23, 2012 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

End of Watch
This believable L.A. cop drama, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena, is from the writer of Training Day, David Ayer.
"...Directed by: David Ayer. Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña,..."

Sept. 21, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The FP
This potential cult-movie masterpiece is likely the most original dance film you'll see this year.
"...The latest film to be picked up for distribution..."

March 16, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

What sort of brain food sits on the shelves of the women who spin Ear Candy?
"...Valley of the Dolls. Then she picks up and flips through a strange little comic book called Freddy the..."

Nov. 21, 2003 Books Feature by Kate Cantrill

Guilty as Sin

June 11, 1993 Movie Review by Hollis Chacona

Oscar-Winning Screenwriter Revisits Milk With Austin Screening
Dustin Lance Black on the pendulum of progress
"...Dustin Lance Black: I felt like, at the time,..."

May 3, 2019 Screens Post by Beth Sullivan

The Beach Bum
Fear and loathing in Florida with Korine and Matthew McConaughey
"...the production is casting director LaShawnna Stanley, whose ragtag, slapstick team of stars look like they’re having the time..."

March 29, 2019 Movie Review by Dan Gentile

Captain Marvel
Brie Larson confidently lays the next cornerstone of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

March 8, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Miss Bala
Drug cartel action gets an unexpectedly glamorous makeover

Feb. 1, 2019 Movie Review by Danielle White

Dial Code Santa Claus Is This Year's Christmas Surprise
You better watch out for this Pere Noël
"...That's the insane plot of seasonal weirdness Dial Code..."

Dec. 21, 2018 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Cochon555 Engages Local Superstars for Heavenly Pork
The culinary celebration of heritage pig breeds returns to Austin
"...Note: We fairly raved about the goodness of Cochon555..."

May 16, 2018 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Moontower Comedy 2018: Ali Siddiq
The Houston comedian on taking his act back behind bars
"...Ali Siddiq: It was a thing that … People..."

April 19, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Top 10 LGBTQ Victories of 2017
“The things that make us different, those are our superpowers”
"...Following the results of a November 2017 national postal..."

Dec. 28, 2017 Qmmunity Post by Beth Sullivan

DVDanger: Camera Obscura
Writer/director Aaron B. Koontz on the rise of Austin horror

July 28, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Resurrection of Gavin Stone
A former actor finds faith in his hometown
"...device that combines the plight of a non- or lapsed believer finding his mortal options running low and, by..."

Jan. 20, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Café Society
A lesser Woody Allen film, but not without its pleasures
"...assets are the cinematography of Vittorio Storaro (The Conformist, Apocalypse Now), whose warm color palette and emotionally rich compositions..."

July 29, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

DVDanger: Vanish
Bryan Bockbrader takes the sealed-bottle drama on the road

Feb. 21, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Adam Green is Digging Up the Marrow
Indie horror auteur road-trips his new film this week
"...The only thing that everyone knows about the film..."

Feb. 17, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Jake Gyllenhaal gives a terrifically fierce performance as a tenacious and delusional self-actualizer.
"...Directed by: Dan Gilroy. Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo,..."

Oct. 31, 2014 Movie Review by William Goss

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