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Lawrence of Arabia
This desert epic won seven Academy Awards and features Peter O'Toole in his first starring role, as the adventurer T.E. Lawrence.
" appreciated on the big screen. It's the biography of adventurer T.E. Lawrence, played by O'Toole in his first..."

July 8, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
The saga ends (and ends) back in the Shire where it began.
"...somewhat sadly, but it’s doubtless a relief to king of the Kiwis Peter Jackson that his epic, sprawling, and..."

Dec. 19, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Visions of Light: The Art of Cinematography
" is an extremely engrossing meditation on an aspect of most films that few people consciously think of: that..."

April 30, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
At once a fanboy's wet dream and an engaging, emotionally supercharged epic adventure
"...Brad Dourif, Cate Blanchett and Orlando Bloom. If further proof was needed that New Zealand director Peter Jackson is..."

Dec. 20, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

DVDanger: Box Sets of Blood
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Nightbreed, and more Vincent Price
"...The Texas Chain Saw Massacre that marks the end of an era. "I'm about ready to call a cop,"..."

Oct. 28, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Theatres of War
World War I film series complements Ransom Center exhibit
"...2014 marks the centenary of the beginning of the "war to end all wars":..."

May 30, 2014 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Ray of Light... and Dark
"...I thought the episode was unnecessarily repetitive and sort of convoluted, leaving a lot of is-he-or-isn't-he-a-bad-guy taint on Skinner..."

Nov. 7, 1997 Screens Column by Margaret Moser

Eve of Destruction
Lawrence Wright on 'The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9 / 11'
"...In the days after Sept. 11, 2001, Austin author Lawrence Wright (Remembering Satan, God's Favorite) went to his editor..."

Aug. 11, 2006 Books Feature by Taylor Holland

Twins, Genes, and Destiny: Lawrence Wright Meets Three Identical Strangers
Texas writer on the study behind the shocking new documentary
"...Three Identical Strangers is one of the year's most bizarre and unlikely documentary success stories..."

July 23, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Peter O'Toole Archives Land at HRC
Peter O'Toole archives acquired by UT's Harry Ransom Center
"...The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas has added to its celebrated holdings with the..."

April 22, 2017 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

A young Bedouin boy in 1916 has an adventure in the war-torn desert
"...About as perfect a companion piece to David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia as one could hope for, this first..."

Dec. 4, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

"...In this genre-bending era, it was only a matter of time before someone would fuse the science fiction movie..."

Nov. 4, 1994 Movie Review by Robert Faires

James Cameron's epic and romantic fantasy of the ocean tragedy
"...yet. The costliest film ever made is also one of the best, unlike the second costliest, Kevin Costner's ill-fated..."

Dec. 19, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Silk Road
"...century China uses a fictional story to explain one of the world's archaeological mysteries: the Thousand Buddha Caves near..."

Aug. 7, 1992 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
The slapstick humor remains, as does the slack plotting, in this animated sequel that's nevertheless fun for all.
"...The visual cleverness arises foremost from the central quartet of friends – lion, zebra, hippo, and giraffe – which..."

Nov. 7, 2008 Movie Review by Theresa Everline

One Night With the King
Despite a title that makes it sound like a tell-all about a one-night-stand with Elvis Presley, this movie is actually about the Jewish heroine, Queen Esther.
"...extermination through her marriage to the powerful King Xerxes of Persia (Goss). Originally named Hadassah, the orphaned girl adopts..."

Oct. 20, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Letters at 3AM
Even though 2002 was an exceptional year for American cinema, American art has never been more marginalized, ghettoized, and controlled, than it is today.
"...Our "best-of" lists in the last Chronicle concurred that 2002 was..."

Jan. 10, 2003 Column by Michael Ventura

The Shawshank Redemption
Frank Darabont's debut feature based on the Stephen King novella receives a 10th anniversary reissue. The prison drama features standout performances by Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins.
"...Bellows and James Whitmore. In the wild, rolling hills of central Maine stands the Shawshank maximum security prison, a..."

Sept. 23, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Malcolm X
"...its cover over the last few weeks the faces of either Spike Lee, Malcolm X, Denzel Washington and/or simply..."

Nov. 20, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Snapshots From the Fest
Interviews and winners from the Austin Film Festival
"...Lawrence Kasdan Sometimes it's difficult to pinpoint that pivotal experience,..."

Oct. 19, 2001 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Paramount Gets Ready for Summer
43rd annual celebration of film fun on Austin's grandest screen
"...the best primer to film history you can dream of: the 43rd Paramount Summer Classic Film Series...."

May 15, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Paramount Announces Summer Classic Film Series Lineup
See the whole schedule and get some tickets to escape the heat
" all you indoor-loving film fans, with the announcement of the 2017 Summer Classic Film Series...."

May 16, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Wharton Dancer
The flourishing legacy of the late Lone Star dramatist Horton Foote
"...And he would have done so during one of the most remarkable years of his notable seven-decade career,..."

March 12, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Paramount Theatre Summer Film Classics
"...6/18 7:30Frankenstein 9:20The Bride of Frankenstein..."

June 4, 1999 Screens Feature

SXSW Music Interview: Mastodon
Prog-metal giants go heavier yet
"...Heavy music, heavier subject matter, Emperor of Sand finds Mastodon trudging into the barren desert on..."

March 17, 2017 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Paramount Theatre Summer Film Classics Series
May 24-Sept. 9
"...Admission – tickets are on sale on the day of the show at the Paramount Theatre box office (713..."

May 25, 2007 Screens Feature

The 2006 Paramount Summer Classic Film Series
Schedule: May 24-Sept. 8
"...Admission – tickets are on sale on the day of the show at the Paramount Theatre Box Office (713..."

May 12, 2006 Screens Feature

Instant Classic
Paramount Theatre's Summer 2000 Series
"...Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 4:55 & 9:35pm..."

May 19, 2000 Screens Feature

Anouar Brahem, Charles Lloyd
"...trio melds Brahem's haunting oud virtuosity with impressionistic splashes of French cafe society, as in "Sur le Fleuve" and..."

April 14, 2006 Music Review by David Lynch

The Great Escape
Chain Gangs! Cast Aways! Kung Fu! Chocolate! ... It's Time for the Holiday Film Previews
"...Cleopatra's Second Husband; Dungeons & Dragons; Into the Arms of Strangers; Lawrence of Arabia; Proof of Life; Sound and..."

Nov. 24, 2000 Screens Feature

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