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The Unforeseen
Executive-produced by Robert Redford and Terrence Malick, Dunn's award-winning documentary looks at the history of Barton Springs, Gary Bradley's role in development issues, and the relationship of Austin's environmental activism to the world at large.
"...style of the film’s co-executive producer Terrence Malick) – lies Bradley, who came to Austin from the wilds of..."

March 28, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Vantage Point
Like Rashomon, this Dennis Quaid vehicle replays a single event – the assassination of the U.S. president – from multiple points of view.
"...yon, searching for the truth in a plaza of lies, it's just not enough to make Vantage Point anything..."

Feb. 22, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Persepolis
This remarkable animated film tells a contemporary story about an Iranian girl’s coming-of-age while navigating the usual pitfalls of adolescence and the Islamic revolution of the Eighties.
"...graphic novels, is both specific and universal, and therein lies a large measure of its appeal. Marjane (voiced by..."

Feb. 1, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Holly
Ron Livingston plays a lost soul in Cambodia who rescues a 12-year-old Vietnamese girl, who has been sold as a prostitute by her parents.
"...wrong, and the great tragedy and triumph of Holly lies in Livingston’s brilliant portrayal of a man far too..."

Nov. 30, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

30 Days of Night
This film's high-concept stroke of genius lies not with its vampire clan but with the setting: a tiny Alaskan hamlet where nightfall indeed lasts all month.
"...Niles' graphic novel, the film's high-concept stroke of genius lies not with its vampire clan but with the setting:..."

Oct. 19, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Interview
Steve Buscemi directs and co-stars in this film with Sienna Miller as the pair play out an emotionally charged pas de deux.
"...objects are thrown, sins are committed, liquor is consumed, lies are spoken, trusts are broken. And then … the..."

Sept. 7, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Talk to Me
Cheadle leads a great cast through a musical glance at D.C. in the Sixties and Seventies.
"...at power drama, the joy of Talk to Me lies in the comedy and the wild performances, particularly those..."

Aug. 3, 2007 Movie Review by Toddy Burton

Ten Canoes
Ten Canoes is as much a work of anthropology as it is a narrative, and its true strength lies in its exploration of ancient aboriginal hunting practices, death rituals, and legal traditions.
"...as it is a narrative, and its true strength lies in its exploration of ancient aboriginal hunting practices, death..."

July 27, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Joshua
The privileged nuclear family becomes a hellish dystopia as a result of a 9-year-old child's subtle, nuanced, unspoken manipulations.
"...Woodhouse's newborn, Adrian, later to become the father of lies, flies, and so on in Rosemary's Baby. Texas-born filmmaker..."

July 13, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Bamako
This Malian courtroom drama is like nothing you've ever seen: The people put the institutions of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund on trial.
"...marriage slowly falls apart. The beauty of the film lies in these contrasts. Occasionally, counterarguments are proffered by the..."

June 22, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Knocked Up
Although it’s extremely funny in bursts, Judd Apatow's new comedy flirts once too often with schmaltz before toppling into melodrama in its third act.
"...toppling into melodrama in its third act. The fault lies as much with Apatow’s casting as his writing. Rogen..."

June 1, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Little Children
A modern Emma Bovary and her should-have-been Mr. Right discover that while their suburban American lives may yet have a second act, it could well end up as a tragedy.
"...from being the emotional powerhouse it could have been lies less with the direction (a wry narrator, Will Lyman,..."

Jan. 5, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Battle in Heaven
Hot new Mexican director Carlos Reygadas is back with his second feature which pushes his unflinching imagery into provocative realms.
"...sad, tawdry picture in which all hope for salvation lies with God. (Screens Monday-Thursday only.)..."

April 7, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Freedomland
This Richard Price story about simmering racial tension that boils over during the course of a police investigation is choppy and erratic.
"...problems of racial stereotyping and snap judgments. The problem lies not in the plotting alone. Roth's direction does nothing..."

Feb. 17, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Caché
In this challenging, tension-agitating film a privileged French couple become vulnerable when menaced by an unseen observer who constantly watches them.
"...of a erudite and reasonably well-off Parisian couple, whose lies to each other increase as the pressure on them..."

Feb. 17, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Matador
A curious, postmodern sort of buddy comedy, The Matador is like Death of a Salesman if Willy Loman had been a contract killer.
"...but The Matador is anything but predictable, and therein lies its sublime and fascinating charm...."

Jan. 27, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Saint Ralph
This strange youth dramedy from Canada has a brisk, sunny aplomb.
"...in one week alone. While his critically ill mother lies in a coma, Ralph lives alone in the family..."

Aug. 26, 2005 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Eating Out
Crude comedy of sexual errors falls flat.
"...(Verraros, late of American Idol) explains that the problem lies not with Caleb, per se, but instead with his..."

May 27, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Dallas 362
The actor Scott Caan makes a strong debut as a writer-director in this atmospheric character study in which he also co-stars with Shawn Hatosy, Jeff Goldblum, and Kelly Lynch.
"...and best friend and follow his dream. Caan’s strength lies not in his screenwriting (at least at this point),..."

April 22, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Nobody Knows
Nobody Knows is the rare film that successfully tells its tale of childhood from the children’s point of view, forgoing easy sensationalism and poignancy for naturalism and honesty.
"...The key to the movie lies in the performances of the children, who are all..."

April 8, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Paparazzi
A vicious revenge fantasy produced by Mel Gibson, the Passionate filmmaker who last partnered with that turn-the-other-cheek fellow.
"...of his celebrity buddies. While Bo’s insufferably cute son lies comatose (the result of one of Harper’s stunts, reminiscent..."

Sept. 10, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Vanity Fair
Disappointing screen adaptation lacks the novel's satiric edge.
"...(of Legally Blonde fame) than epic heroine. The problem lies not with the casting: Witherspoon is fine in the..."

Sept. 3, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

We Don't Live Here Anymore
What people fight about when they fight about love.
"...rounds and then some, the blows coming first through lies, then (and far more brutally) through the truth. There’s..."

Sept. 3, 2004 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Thunderbirds
A TV show from the Sixties that starred marionettes gets the live-action treatment … or does it?
"...captivating they are only sporadically. Part of the problem lies in the too-literal translation of show to screen. You’d..."

July 30, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Carandiru
In prison in Brazil is a woeful place to be.
"...dramatically adapted prisons, the real power over day-to-day life lies within the inmates, as a strictly codified hierarchy of..."

July 30, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Scary Movie 3
Third outing is 90% chaff, 10% wit, and pure Children of the Corny.
"...well as you might expect. Part of the problem lies with their choice of films to parody this time..."

Oct. 31, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Dirty Pretty Things
Stephen Frears’ low-key thriller casts its eye toward the furtive lives of London’s illegal immigrants.
"...suspense qualities alone, the real heart of his movie lies in its portrait of characters generally unnoticed by the..."

Aug. 29, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Open Range
"...with unspoken bonds and vaguely mysterious pasts. In Duvall lies the movie’s secret weapon. The actor inhabits this role..."

Aug. 15, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

City of God
City of God, like the Rio de Janeiro housing project for which it’s named, is often grim and dire, but the film is also imbued with hope and transcendence.
"...Sixties to the early Eighties – from the moment families first moved into this newly built housing project on..."

March 14, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Just Married
"...perfect. How could they have become so undone? Therein lies the fun of Just Married, in the cataloging of..."

Jan. 10, 2003 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

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