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ACL Review: La Femme
French electro rhythms and vintage acid rock
"...“Today, La Femme give you some pleasure,” declared singer Marlon Magnée..."

Oct. 7, 2017 Music Post by Isabella Castro-Cota

'La Femme Bohème'
Puccini's Bohemians get an all-gal makeover
"...The artistic free spirits of La Bohème have been bucking social conventions since they first..."

June 20, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

La Femme Nikita
"...Directed by: Luc Besson. Starring: Anne Parillaud, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Tcheky Karyo and Jeanne Moreau. Besson makes..."

May 10, 1991 Movie Review by Kathleen Maher

Austin's Own Top Femme!
Local Lisa makes good. Good femme cake.
"...this evening and find one of our own Austin lasses, Lisa G., as this week's Femme Tart of the..."

Dec. 5, 2007 Qmmunity Post by Kate X Messer

Local Opera Local Artists' La Clemenza di Tito: A Retelling
The company’s take on Mozart’s last opera asks hard questions about forgiveness in a messy world
"...sound like a theoretical question from a freshman ethics class has taken up lots of space in the real..."

March 2, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Bad Education
Almodóvar delivers the finest movie of his career: a film noir melodrama that maybe should be called film sanguine.
"...to these distinctive traits Almodóvar here contributes his most elaborate and fully developed script, making Bad Education his most..."

Feb. 4, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The 2014-15 Austin Critics Table Awards
Top honors to Salvage Vanguard's Thr3e Zisters, LOLA Austin's Femme Bohème, and Texas State's Kiss Me, Kate
"...honors for notable artistic achievements, but close behind were LOLA Austin's La Femme Bohème and Texas State University Department..."

June 5, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Hitman
Like the video game that inspired this film, Hitman is a brain-dead pleasure bomb.
"...violent take on the assassination game via longtime editor Nicolas De Toth (Live Free or Die Hard). However, who..."

Nov. 23, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Wing Chun
"...Chun, a real-life historical figure who created the film's titular kung fu style. The picture's thin plot involves Wing..."

July 1, 1994 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

The Summer House
"...is she that it's impossible to imagine anyone else playing the part of Lili, the half-English, half-Egyptian visitor who..."

Jan. 7, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

2017 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Live Action
Why not form an opinion instead of guessing what will win?
"...live-action short films category, as well; social justice themes play better than slapstick with the selection committee. (Not so..."

Feb. 10, 2017 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

District 13: Ultimatum
This French import is a nervy, comic action sequel that weds the sport of parkour with detective work.
"...canny streak of ripped-from-Le Monde social commentary. Due in large part to its cultural relevance, this is also one..."

March 5, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Lights in the Dusk
How does one say “cherchez la femme” in Finnish?
"...Starring: Janne Hyytiäinen, Maria Järvenhelmi, Maria Heiskanen and Ilkka Koivula. Although Finnish filmmaker Kaurismäki says Lights in the Dusk..."

Aug. 17, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Unfaithful
"...Per Sullivan, Margaret Colin, Kate Burton, Olivier Martinez, Diane Lane and Richard Gere. Throughout his career, film director Adrian..."

May 10, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Monkey's Mask
"...Directed by: Samantha Lang. Starring: Susie Porter, Kelly McGillis, Marton Csokas and Abbie..."

Oct. 12, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Shattered Image
"...Directed by: Raul Ruiz. Starring: Anne Parillaud, William Baldwin and Bulle Ogier. Not reviewed at press..."

Dec. 11, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Black Cat
"...unofficial Hong Kong re-make of Luc Besson's arthouse smash La Femme Nikita, and while (surprise!) it lacks the subtlety..."

Sept. 29, 1995 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

Tank Girl
A movie that combines Busby Berkeley chorus lines with killer mutant kangaroos and the wildest female action hero this side of La Femme Nikita.
"...Directed by: Rachel Talalay. Starring: Lori Petty, Ice-T, Malcolm McDowell, Naomi Watts, Brian..."

March 31, 1995 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Nostradamus
"...of the famed physician and prognositicator Nostradamus. His adherents claim his predictions included the JFK assassination, both world wars,..."

Dec. 2, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Professional
Enigmatic hitman becomes unlikely caretaker of and mentor to the girl next door. The film features wonderful performances and lots of visual panache.
"...Danny Aiello. For his American debut, French director Besson (La Femme Nikita, The Big Blue) gives us what at..."

Nov. 18, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Atlantis
"...perhaps best known for his direction of Subway and La Femme Nikita, the source for the American remake called..."

July 29, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Point of No Return
"...Vanishing), John Badham's American take on Luc Besson's 1991 La Femme Nikita not only manages to maintain the stylistic..."

March 26, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Innocent Blood
"...Directed by: John Landis. Starring: Anne Parillaud, Anthony LaPaglia, Robert Loggia and Don..."

Oct. 2, 1992 Movie Review by Kathleen Maher

Warrior Witches in Hell
"...Stout Most dramatic TV shows depict cops, doctors, and lawyers -- professions on the gritty interface between working citizens..."

Feb. 5, 1999 Column by Michael Ventura

Everything Is Exemplary
The 2014-15 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...of house band the Invincible Czars; members of the A'lante Flamenco Dance Ensemble (including Critics Table member Claire Spera)..."

June 3, 2015 Arts Post by Robert Faires

La Femme
"...La FemmePsycho Tropical Berlin (Born Bad)..."

March 14, 2014 Music Review by Abby Johnston

Gay Place: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GLENN!
Spank Glenn Eaddy one time for us!
"...Glenn Eaddy has a birthday and turns his own hullaballoo into a party to amass a Santa-sack of toys..."

Sept. 7, 2012 Column by Kate X Messer

Gemini
Noir murder mystery for the selfie generation.
"...Directed by: Aaron Katz. Starring: Lola Kirke, Zoë Kravitz, John Cho, Greta Lee, Ricki Lake,..."

April 6, 2018 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Into the "Not Done"
The Dances of Jean Fogel Zee
"...feel I'm touching on cultural and social difficulties that plague me as a creative individual" -- and she doesn't..."

Oct. 27, 1995 Arts Feature

Art Par Excellence
The nominees for the 2014-15 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...have agreed on the most outstanding work in dance, classical music, visual art, and theatre in the past year..."

May 20, 2015 Arts Post

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