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On the Rocks
Sofia Coppola heads to NYC for a slight but charming anti-rom-com
"...that provide gateways to deeper emotions: i.e., while Laura lies face-down on her bed, a nearby Roomba busily clanks..."

Oct. 2, 2020 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

We Have an Issue: Honoring RBG
The stakes have raised even higher for the most consequential election in a lifetime
"...get brushed off like crumbs from a beard. Outright lies so wackadoo you think you might actually be losing..."

Sept. 25, 2020 Column by Kimberley Jones

The Way I See It
Portrait of presidential photographer Pete Souza has depth but lacks focus
"...to contradict and humorously rebut the prodigious absurdities and lies that characterize the Trump presidency...."

Sept. 18, 2020 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Alone
Neo-slasher is quietly effective and bloodily harsh
"...from moment one, and that's where Alone's real trick lies. Serial killers have to be able to navigate everyday..."

Sept. 18, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Coup 53
Documentary unpacks America's involvement in the coup that wrecked Iran
"...seeks to untangle a 70 year-long hornet's nest of lies, deceit, Cointelpro, and era-specific documentation surrounding the plotting of..."

Aug. 21, 2020 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

La llorona
Supernatural horror explores the wailing soul of a nation denied justice
"...crowds of protesters that sporadically intrude upon their genteel lies - often explosively, shockingly - and retreat behind the..."

Aug. 14, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The Last Tree
British migrant coming-of-age drama empathetically explores what it is to belong
"...loving foster mom (Black), a white person whose home lies in the British countryside. As the film opens, we..."

July 17, 2020 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Homewrecker
Cringe-inducing and clunky intergenerational black comedy
"...It's hard to say exactly where all the blame lies, but there's something surprisingly ugly at play in the..."

July 10, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

You Should Have Left
You probably shouldn't stay for this middling supernatural mystery
"...of derivative plot points done much better in What Lies Beneath, Reversal of Fortune, In The Mouth of Madness,..."

June 19, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Pro-Choice Groups Strike Back at Malicious Abortion Foe
Leader of small-town ban effort slapped with defamation suit
"...lawsuit, after labeling the pro-choice groups “criminal” and spewing lies about abortion care to – in their eyes –..."

June 11, 2020 News Post by Mary Tuma

This Is Who We Are #5: Salvage Vanguard Theater's Death of a Cat
A daily affirmation of Austin's creativity from the Chronicle archive
"...lives there, even the family's innocent babe. Now Father lies stricken behind the massive door that dwarfs everyone who..."

May 8, 2020 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Brahms: The Boy II
The well-dressed, porcelain, miniature killer is back. Um … how?
"...bewhiskered and musically inclined Brahms, “The only true immortality lies in one’s children.” Oh, Johannes, if only you knew...."

Feb. 28, 2020 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

A Banana Peel, a Diaper, and a Plastic Bag Walk Into Austin's Composting Program
How can a whole city compost, is it working, and can we reach zero waste by 2040?
"...smell, especially when improperly processed, and if the facility lies too close to a residential neighborhood, it could create..."

Feb. 21, 2020 Food Feature by Lina Fisher

The Turning
Henry James' creepy classic resurrected yet again
"...with a trope that was worn out when What Lies Beneath pulled the same trick 20 years ago...."

Jan. 31, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

2020 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Animated
This year's Academy-loved cartoons push the boundaries of the medium
"...of lost moments with her doting dad while he lies in a hospital room. "Dcera" is more a technical..."

Jan. 31, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

South By Starfuck
"...skew my verisimilitude. The “review” of their record Eyein’ Lies [Music, Jan. 3], while not negative, DID NOT SAY..."

Jan. 16, 2020 Postmarks

The Good Liar
Mirren and McKellen cross paths in this retiree con flick
"...the two meet for dinner IRL, these little white lies become a sort of bonding fodder to be laughed..."

Nov. 22, 2019 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

American Dharma
Steve Bannon dissected by the great Errol Morris
"...is missing the entire point. It's not that Bannon lies, or dissembles, or deflects, or indulges in his own..."

Nov. 15, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Sexual Assault Survivor Files Temporary Restraining Order Request Against Travis County D.A.
Filing seeks to stop Moore, Montford from discussing survivor’s rape
"...stating: “In this case, the allegation that there were lies told or that it was a violation of victim..."

Nov. 8, 2019 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Sister Aimee
A slightly true story of America's first megapastor on the run
"...daily news is now populated with conversations about the lies told by our elected officials. Known facts have become..."

Sept. 27, 2019 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Ready or Not
Party games will be the death of Samara Weaving in this raucous black comedy
"...The family is where the comedy and menace lies, and while it's easy to pay deserved praise to..."

Aug. 23, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The Kitchen
1970s mob drama gets a #MeToo overhaul
"...Dale. The balance point of a great mob movie lies in explaining the allure of organized crime while never..."

Aug. 16, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Summer Night
Barhopping slice of life about facing up to adulthood is Linklater-lite
"...while club ticket-taker Corin (Before I Fall and Sacred Lies' Kampouris) pines outside. But then, the club sequence really..."

July 12, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story By Martin Scorsese
Recounting of legendary Dylan tour is best when the details blur themselves
"...Rolling Thunder Revue, even with Dylan's oblique comments about lies and masks, is more like a long con, one..."

June 11, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

UglyDolls
Ugly is as ugly does in this animated toy movie
"...that the path to some winsome waif’s toy box lies on the other side of a portal in the..."

May 10, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Breakthrough
Evangelical tract never raises a pulse
"...safety by a team of first responders, but John lies submerged underwater for 15 minutes before a firefighter retrieves..."

April 12, 2019 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Ash Is Purest White
The emotional cost of a life of crime across two decades in Northern China
"...truly binds this film is the love story that lies at the heart of it. It’s a love battered..."

March 22, 2019 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Mapplethorpe
Matt Smith creates a startling portrait of the master photographer
"...That's where the genius of Mapplethorpe lies, that it gives breathing room and context to connect..."

March 15, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

What Men Want
Because we needed a remake of What Women Want, apparently
"...about what she wants, consequences be damned. And therein lies the lesson...."

Feb. 15, 2019 Movie Review by Steve Davis

A Dog’s Way Home
They're all good doggo adventures, Brent
"...her path, like some canine Candide whose fate temporarily lies in the hands of other events. (Luckily, the boilerplate..."

Jan. 18, 2019 Movie Review by Steve Davis

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