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Flight of the Innocent
"...derives income from kidnapping the children of wealthy northern families, but when his father brutally kills two members of..."

Jan. 28, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

A Dangerous Woman
"...a drowning swimmer in a hurricane. The deceit and lies that surround her every day are no match for..."

Dec. 3, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

King of the Hill
A young boy who's separated from his family spends time in a dilapidated hotel in this Depression-era drama. Soderbergh's film is a lyrical piece of well-crafted passion that doesn't shirk the bleak realities of the time
"...home). A far cry from his earlier films sex, lies, and videotape and Kafka, Soderbergh skillfully pulls off what..."

Oct. 8, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe
"...cosmos and catching a glimmer of the wonder that lies in the simple company of other humans. It's a..."

May 21, 1993 Movie Review by Robert Faires

Watch it
"...and Anne, the veterinarian. The strength in this film lies with the performances, which are so ironically credible that..."

May 21, 1993 Movie Review by Pamela Bruce

This Boy's Life
"...Dwight's upright guy who sports some pretentiously amusing mannerisms, lies a borderline psychotic who becomes Toby's arch nemesis. (In,..."

April 30, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

"...that sure doesn't stop them from trying. The problem lies with writer/director Chiaramonte's trite and facile handling of complex..."

April 30, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

A Few Good Men
Melodrama doesn't come more butch than this, and the performances reflect that intensity, although Aaron Sorkin's moral predicaments are given full scrutiny.
"...power Col. Jessep (Nicholson). The heart of this movie lies in its ethical questions: at what point should an..."

Dec. 11, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Laws of Gravity
"...undesirable products. The real beauty of Laws of Gravity lies in its characterizations. These are performances that are close..."

Dec. 11, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

"...from the 1970s. The real strength of the film lies in the scathingly funny performances which make it hum..."

Oct. 2, 1992 Movie Review by Pamela Bruce

"...familial hostilities. When they're not squabbling, they're fabricating fantastic lies and tall tales. The moral seems to be that..."

June 12, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Let Him Have It
"...and buried in the rubble of a toppled house lies 12-year-old Derek Bentley, his skull fractured, his fragile frame..."

April 10, 1992 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Inner Circle
"...seems to me, is where the movie's greatest failing lies. Because its possibilities for observation, speculation and postulation are..."

April 10, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

"...not because they move the story along. Voyeur's success lies in theatre director van Warmerdam's ability to translate absurdism..."

Jan. 24, 1992 Movie Review by Kathleen Maher

"...York where his mother, a woman he's never known, lies dying. Novak, as mom, is sadly underutilized here. She..."

Nov. 8, 1991 Movie Review by Kathleen Maher

The Borrower
"...the cops draw a lead on him. And herein lies the problems -- the subplot featuring Gordon and Chong..."

Oct. 18, 1991 Movie Review by Kathleen Maher

Requiem for Dominic
"...crawling everywhere searching out the truths in all the lies of the Ceausescu regime and its downfall. Requiem for..."

July 26, 1991 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Austin at Large: Reform Follows Dysfunction
José Garza and Delia Garza didn't get elected by accident. The cops' own lies show us why.
"...odor of mendacity. It smells like death. Disgusted with Lies, Liars..."

Aug. 6, 2021 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Point Austin: How to Suppress the Vote
With its latest lies, Texas GOP reminds us: This is all they’ve got
" as gospel of a piece with Trump's persistent lies about 2016 vote totals, migrant criminals, and fantastical numbers..."

Feb. 1, 2019 News Column by Michael King

Judge Sanctions Austin Attorney Omar W. Rosales
Years of “creating strife and perpetuating lies” came back to haunt Rosales
"...nearly $176,000 in penalties for "creat[ing] strife and perpetuat[ing] lies," defaming opposing counsel with "false and abusive statements," submitting..."

Dec. 16, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Best Response to the September 11 Response
Our Lies Dot Com
"...body and is as mysterious as ancient Egypt, Our Lies sponsored a series of hyper-creative guerilla events that sought..."

Sept. 27, 2002 Best of Austin Feature

Opinion: Conspiracy Theorists Are Central to the New Voter Suppression. I Got to Know One of Them Too Well.
Op-ed: Austin City Council Member Greg Casar traces a fringe candidate's vendetta against him to Trump's Big Lie
"...I have personal experience with conspiracy theorists whose lies and misrepresentations are being used to push voter suppression..."

May 21, 2021 Column by Greg Casar

Letters at 3AM: The Patriot Edward Snowden
Edward Snowden is the American equivalent of the man who stood in front of that tank in Tiananmen Square
"...Lies to you and me: Of the many, here's my..."

June 28, 2013 Column by Michael Ventura

Laying It All Out
Novelist Shelby Hearon has made an art of the little white lie.
"...a fun read is the web of secrets and lies that unfold and refold, like skeins of mixed-up yarn...."

Feb. 16, 2001 Books Feature by Robin Bradford

The Armstrong Lie
What's a filmmaker to do with all the footage shot during Lance Armstrong's inspirational bicycling comeback in 2009 but reshape it into a documentary about a sports hero who couldn't stop lying?
"...The documentary goes into great detail about the many lies and cover-ups, as well as Armstrong’s decimation of all..."

Nov. 8, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

After the Frost
Superhero Max Frost takes on the Death Star!
"...Max Frost is talking about "White Lies," a three-minute acoustic footrace thrown over a hip-hop beat..."

Sept. 27, 2013 Music Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Letters at 3AM: Miss Sunshine Takes Another Bow
Those who are both greatly gifted and severely damaged must remain true to their gifts
"...hell, you called me right after: "A lot of lies, that's all it fucking was. When it's my turn,..."

March 22, 2013 Column by Michael Ventura

Letters at 3AM
Americans are paying the price for lies about Iraq told by their leaders.
"...that had been part of its nuclear program." Brazen lies. Unquestioned by most Americans...."

Sept. 5, 2003 Column by Michael Ventura

Meat Puppets Golden Lies (Breaking Records/Atlantic)
Texas Platters
"...Meat PuppetsGolden Lies (Breaking Records/Atlantic) Whatever it is -- comeback, new beginning,..."

Sept. 29, 2000 Music Review by Andy Langer

Movie Night in the Land of the Free
A meeting of the minds at the Crawford showing of 'Fahrenheit 9 / 11'
"...during the opening scenes of the movie and yelling "Lies! It's all lies!" He was quickly reprimanded by the..."

Aug. 6, 2004 News Feature by Lee Nichols

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