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A Five Star Life
What's not to love about a career as a secret inspector of luxury hotels? Turns out, plenty.
"...inspector of five-star hotels. She lives not the good life but the very good life, going around to gorgeous..."

Aug. 29, 2014 Movie Review by Louis Black

The Tree of Life
Terrence Malick's latest film bursts with unbridled ambition and vision, and while it doesn't always reach the heights for which it aims, it soars boldly and fearlessly.
"...Terrence Malick’s hotly awaited new movie, The Tree of Life, bursts with such unbridled ambition, vision, and sense of..."

June 3, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

After Life
"...its viewers. Told in a very matter-of-fact manner, After Life explores a range of experiences. People of different class..."

Aug. 13, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Life Is Beautiful
Life Is Beautiful is the drama every comic probably wishes he had made. In this life-affirming Italian "concentration-camp comedy," Benigni uses the Holocaust as a backdrop for telling a heartfelt story about a father who protects his son from the gas chambers by the use of the only weapons at his command: his quick imagination, outlandish buffoonery, and scrappy determination.
"...Giustino Durano, Sergio Bustric, Marisa Paredes and Horst Buchholz. Life Is Beautiful is the drama every comic probably wishes..."

Nov. 6, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Life Is Sweet
"...David Thewlis. The title of this movie proclaims that life is sweet. It's meant to be taken with a..."

March 13, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Rooster Teeth Goes Big With the Extra Life Fundraiser
Streaming event for children's hospitals goes 24 hours this weekend
"...Teeth mainstay and organizer of the annual RT Extra Life stream-a-thon ponders for a second. “I had a pickled..."

Nov. 10, 2023 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

A Hidden Life
Malick's Nazi-era drama sees the heart and soul overriding the State
" this, Terrence Malick’s finest film since Tree of Life took home the Palme d’Or at Cannes 2011. (A..."

Dec. 20, 2019 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Secret Life of Pets
Hollywood has the cure for those dog-day afternoons of summer
" anticipate on the drive home from The Secret Life of Pets: “Ma, when we flushed Flipper, did he..."

July 8, 2016 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Senate Committee Approves Life-with-Parole Measure
Issue added to special session call this week
"...Sen. Joan Huffman, R-Houston, that would impose a mandatory life sentence, with the possibility of parole, for certain juvenile..."

June 12, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Life of Pi
This time Ang Lee's tiger is not crouching; this animal has its claws out and has only an adolescent boy for companionship – or vice versa.
"...animals portrayed on the screen. Objects are not permanent, life is always changing, meaning is a slippery thing –..."

Nov. 23, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Odd Life of Timothy Green
This family film with magical elements is from the writer/director of Dan in Real Life.
"...The Odd Life of Timothy Green is a fantasy or modern-day fairy..."

Aug. 17, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

A Better Life
An undocumented Mexican worker in Los Angeles who struggles to earn a living and keep his teenage son from joining a gang is the subject of this heartfelt drama.
"...gets another workout with his new film, A Better Life, the story of an undocumented Mexican worker in Los..."

July 8, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Dan in Real Life
What passes for real life in this Steve Carell film is as genially inoffensive and predictable as the average TV sitcom.
"...Blunt and Norbert Leo Butz. If this is "real life," then count me out. It's not that there's anything..."

Oct. 26, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

An Unfinished Life
An Unfinished Life never transcends its simple storyline to charter original ground, but it’s the kind of movie you can’t fault too terribly much, primarily because its heart seems to be in the right place.
"...Manheim. Thoroughly predictable from start to finish, An Unfinished Life rehashes Silas Marner by way of Miramax. In this..."

Sept. 16, 2005 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Proof of Life
"...sparks flying between the two co-stars of Proof of Life, Meg Ryan and Russell Crowe. I suppose we'll have..."

Dec. 8, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

"...Mac, Ned Beatty, Nick Cassavetes, Obba Babatundé, Michael “Bear” Taliferro and Lisa Nicole Carson. This odd mixture of comedy..."

April 16, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

My Life's in Turnaround
"...some direction in their lives. “You need to focus. Life is short,” warns their friend Sarah (Gerstein). Faced with..."

Aug. 29, 1994 Movie Review by Alison Macor

Ninth Life
" Dallas' boho arts community of Deep Ellum, Ninth Life is a stylish and contemporary murder mystery. Sam (Posey)..."

May 31, 1991 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Secret Life of Pets 2
The cute critters return, but breaking the pack up means no one has as much fun
"...a good sequel. 2016's talking creature animation The Secret Life of Pets was a dog's-eye view of life in..."

June 7, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Astronauts discover that a wall won't keep out a new alien life form
"...In the reincarnated horror film Life, the real dread comes from the feeling you’ve seen..."

March 31, 2017 Movie Review by Steve Davis

My Life as a Zucchini
A poignant stop-motion coming-of-age tale
"...My Life as a Zucchini arrives in town with a boost..."

March 10, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Life Itself
The life of Roger Ebert is celebrated in this documentary by the director of Hoop Dreams.
"...This documentary, intimately detailing the last years of Ebert's life, doesn't only inspire and entertain, but really presents a..."

July 11, 2014 Movie Review by Louis Black

The Life & Friends of Tarka Cordell
Celebrating the late UK production scion and songwriter
"...Several weeks ago, Life: Tarka & Friends came out in the UK via..."

June 3, 2014 Music Post by William Harries Graham

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
This story of a milquetoast with a wild imagination stars Ben Stiller and is as pretty as it is busy. Opens 12/25.
"...A mild-mannered Life magazine photography editor capable of astonishing feats of derring-do..."

Dec. 20, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Ultimate Life
This inspirational film based is both a sequel and prequel to The Ultimate Gift, and is based on Jim Stovall's novel.
"...figures when it was released in 2007. The Ultimate Life is both a sequel and a prequel to The..."

Sept. 6, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Unraveling Shakespeare's Life
Dr. James Shapiro tackles the Bard one slice at a time
"...those plays, you can probably concede that writing his life story is a challenge all its own. But Columbia..."

March 23, 2012 Books Post by Robert Faires

Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life
The notorious life of Serge Gainsbourg is whimsically re-created onscreen.
"...The life and times of France's other national treasure, Serge Gainsbourg,..."

Nov. 4, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Nik Wallenda: Life on the Wire
In which we send an aerialist to talk to a stuntman. Whoa.
"...Wallenda – (yes, of those Wallendas) about his daredevil life and about his Stunt Spectacular show at Schlitterbahn…..."

May 19, 2011 Arts Post by Raven Hinojosa

Choosing Life!
Texas lawmakers debate Pro-Life, Pro-Choice, and Pro-Adoption license plates
"...Worth, is asking lawmakers to "equalize" the proposed "Choose Life" license plate law by adding an additional license plate..."

May 6, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

The Secret Life of Bees
Despite the sincere coming-of-age story at the heart of this movie rife with singers-turned-actresses, there's no denying the pleasures found in the film's soulful matriarchy.
"...lurid agonies of a Southern gothic, but The Secret Life of Bees quickly segues into place as a sincere..."

Oct. 17, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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