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40 Days and 40 Nights
" about a guy who gives up sex for Lent and goes near batty in the process might not..."

March 1, 2002 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Bounce Back
Charming film pits two love gurus against each other
"...A quicker overall pace and trimmed dialogue might have lent the film more sparkle and zest, but it still..."

Dec. 9, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Last Vegas
Did the Social Security set finally get their The Hangover?
"...On the whole, however, Last Vegas is mindless fluff lent some extra weight by these acting powerhouses...."

Nov. 1, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

This English-language movie is set in a provincial French village in 1959 and deals with the pressing question of whether the seductive and mysterious powers of chocolate can soothe the priggish tendencies of the local townsfolk – and during Lent, no less.
"...priggish tendencies of the local townsfolk -- and during Lent, no less. Hallström, the director of My Life as..."

Dec. 22, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Blood Simple: The Director's Cut
"...but also reinvigorated the classic film noir style and lent a credible face to the burgeoning independent film movement...."

July 14, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

I Shot Andy Warhol
"...remarkably psychology-free portraits of two cultural rebels whose contributions lent brilliance to the Sixties. The film leaves the notoriety..."

June 14, 1996 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

I, the Worst of All
Based on the book The Traps of Faith by Octavio Paz, this Argentinean film takes place in 17th century “New Spain” (Mexico) as Juana Ines de la Cruz enters a nunnery to pursue her intellectual aims.
"...transgresses the proprieties of the time. Sanda, who has lent her bold yet understated sexual fire to many a..."

Feb. 3, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Border Radio
Though it was mostly noted for its cult performers and scenester ambience, the film's Criterion edition positions it firmly amid the commercial groundswell of independent cinema
" now, when?" When Voss and UCLA classmates Dean Lent and Allison Anders started making Border Radio in 1983,..."

Jan. 26, 2007 Screens Review by Marrit Ingman

Campaigners, Firefighters Help Residents With Burst Pipes
Austin needs water, still
"...traction on social media, volunteers beyond the two unions lent resources as well: "We had a retired Texas search..."

March 19, 2021 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Bowie before he became Ziggy in this less-than-glittering docudrama
"...the airport and the very few media outlets that lent him an ear. Additionally, Bowie did not have a..."

Nov. 27, 2020 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Magnificent Seven
Revisionist remake stars a diverse rainbow coalition
"...Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Coburn, and Robert Vaughn lent the film a desert-dry aura of unruffled cool. Fuqua’s..."

Sept. 23, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

A Roman soldier is sent to track a rumor about the Christ's resurrection
"...a timely arrival in theatres for the season of Lent. This biblical-epic wannabe will entertain its intended Christian demographic..."

Feb. 26, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Funding Balance
Some Austin politicos think qualified candidates of average means are deterred from running due to low contribution limits
"...put big bucks into their own war chests. Thomas lent his effort $100,000 and didn't even make it to..."

Dec. 11, 2015 News Feature by Jack Craver

The Road to 10-1: More to Come
One in, one out, and we’re waiting on $$$
"...race – and according to his filings, he’s also lent his campaign a whopping $194,000 over the last several..."

July 15, 2014 News Post by Michael King

Can the Earth Be Saved?
Walter Cronkite and the creation of Earth Day
"...the CBS Evening News – inspired by Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, the philosophy of René Dubos, and those amazing..."

April 20, 2012 News Feature by Douglas Brinkley

District 13: Ultimatum
This French import is a nervy, comic action sequel that weds the sport of parkour with detective work.
"...meant to be. Besson, who over the years has lent his action-adventure writing skills to all manner of middling..."

March 5, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Comfort and Joy
Loreena McKennitt and her spirit animals
"...didn’t want to do the overtly well-known carols like ‘Silent Night,’ and I tried to find pieces that had..."

Dec. 8, 2008 Music Post by Margaret Moser

Smart People
Smart people, dumb choices: It's true for both the characters and the filmmakers in this acerbic comedy that stars Dennis Quaid, Sarah Jessica Parker, Thomas Haden Church, and Ellen Page.
"...he still grieves for the person who must have lent some humanity to this family and that "know-it-all" Vanessa..."

April 11, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Letters at 3AM
Right now, and for at least the next three years of this administration, the United States of America is not being governed. Hurricane Katrina demonstrated, and Iraq every day confirms, that the powers-that-be are dysfunctional. We are on our own.
" $1.l trillion. American investors, as a group, have lent not one penny of that." Almost all that money..."

Nov. 11, 2005 Column by Michael Ventura

Into Thin Air
The already under way adventures of Austinites at the Dances Sun and Slam, and what they might mean for the local scene
"...and skew the curve. Austin's reputation for nurturing emerging talent has long been borne out in something like a..."

Jan. 21, 2005 Screens Feature by Spencer Parsons

Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler, Already!
Cultivating a Mardi Gras tradition in River City
" blowout fete that is the culmination of the pre-Lent party season. Pre-Lent festivities vary in the different predominately..."

Feb. 20, 2004 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Minouli Steals a Kiss
First Place
"...give me three cheeses in winter and three after Lent. She's like a daughter to me.' I said, 'Who..."

Jan. 31, 2003 Books Feature by Wynn Parks

Blood Simple
"...but also reinvigorated the classic film noir style and lent a credible face to the burgeoning independent film movement...."

July 12, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Naked City
capital metro fires don dcheatham and longhorn railway co.; patrick beach and gregory kallenberg leave the statesman, city faces lead-based paint problem.
"...could say Capital Metro gave up Don Cheatham for Lent, but that wouldn't be accurate. The transit authority is..."

March 10, 2000 News Feature by Amy Smith

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
"...musical saw, but with an electronic sheen that has lent a spooky, sexual vibe to many a soundtrack and..."

June 25, 1999 Music Feature

Truth or Consequences, N.M.
"...interesting figure is played by Gallo, who has recently lent his brooding style and distinctive visage to films like..."

May 30, 1997 Movie Review by Russell Smith

The Brothers McMullen
"...(lapsed, practicing, and in-between) will appreciate the asides about Lent, the Ten Commandments, and the problem of pre-marital sex..."

Aug. 25, 1995 Movie Review by Alison Macor

Denny Freeman, the Graceful Guitarist Who Made Everyone Sound Better, Has Died
Masterful player had a foundational presence on Austin music
"...slowly coming back then,” crediting Freeman and another magnificently talented and deeply rooted support musician, Bill Campbell, as helping..."

April 25, 2021 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Day Trips: The Power Plant Texas Grill, Seguin
Comfort food in a comforting place
" named for a former Seguin mayor who also lent his name to the dam that impounds Lake Marble..."

April 16, 2021 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

SXSW Music Review: Genre Tripping with British Music Embassy & ATC Live
GOA Express, Anna B Savage, Katy J. Pearson, and Nayana Iz
"...Frontman James Douglas Clark’s stilted, off-kilter vocal yelps lent the slower numbers a Car Seat Headrest touch, tapping..."

March 19, 2021 Music Post by Doug Freeman

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