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A German girl at the end of World War II leads her four siblings to safety while also confronting a world more complex than her Nazi upbringing equipped her for.
"...In Lore, Australian writer/director Cate Shortland plumbs deeper into the fascination..."

March 8, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Laying Down the Lore
Aaron Mahnke takes smash hit folklore podcast to Amazon
"...Folklore. Fairytales. Tall tales. That thing that happened to a..."

Oct. 15, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
The engineering secrets of a Hollywood great
"...cineastes don't know it, it’s already part of engineering lore, her pivotal role in laying the first infrastructure for..."

Dec. 22, 2017 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Lost River
Ryan Gosling's controversial debut as a writer/director finally arrives
"...a submerged, underwater city plays into the film’s ominous lore...."

April 10, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Thor: The Dark World
The Marvel cinematic universe opens its gates once again, and The Dark World does not disappoint.
"...How’s your appetite for lore? And what about your stance on alternative spellings? They’re..."

Nov. 8, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Beautiful Creatures
She's a witch, he's a mortal, and they both read Charles Bukowski: Some teens will never make it to heaven.
"...Yet, for all its magical nonsense and overstuffed lore, Beautiful Creatures is also a simple story about kids..."

Feb. 15, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Trouble With the Curve

Despite its love of baseball lore, this film, starring Clint Easstwood and Amy Adams, is really a melodrama about the reconciliation of a father and daughter.

"...Directed by: Robert Lorenz. Starring: Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake, John Goodman,..."

Sept. 21, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Wayward trolls threaten human life in this delightfully bizarre Norwegian film.
"...when they encounter ultraviolet light. Also, they reek. Troll lore old and new (they can live to be 1,200..."

June 17, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Robin Hood
Ridley Scott’s revisionist rendering of the Robin Hood tale is full of well-staged battle sequences and is something of an origins story.
"...the Robin Hood legend, they also create some new lore of their own. It’s as though their Robin (Crowe)..."

May 14, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Leap Year
From the director of Shopgirl comes this despairing and barely mediocre rom-com starring Amy Adams.
"...on the titular date (according to some arcane leprechaunic lore, it's doable in Dublin). This film is unquestionably the..."

Jan. 8, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

There Will Be Blood
This powerful character study and origin story is rooted in American soil.
"...films like Giant and Citizen Kane in our popular lore as stories about how we came to be the..."

Jan. 18, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Grindhouse, which was filmed in Austin, raises the bar for movie showmanship and the theatregoing experience.
"...immersion into movie geekdom, in which the packaging, marketing, lore, and accumulative experience are as much a part of..."

April 6, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas
"...corker, but amazingly, even with a wealth of Sinbad lore to choose from, it’s not. The film plods inexcusably,..."

July 4, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Matrix
A blend of pop psychology, cyberpunk lore, and stunning visuals.
"...Cobbled together out of bits of pop psychology, cyberpunk lore, and what feels like those old late-night bull sessions..."

April 2, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Shakespeare in Love
It's flighty, improbable stuff, meant not to be a historical restorative but a modern romantic tribute to the scribe whose words have launched a million sonnets.
"...comedy that is equally nourished with truisms of historic lore and modern sensibility. In much the same way that..."

Dec. 25, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Thief
"...Vladimir Mashkov, Eketerina Rednikova and Misha Philipchuk. The theme explored in the Oscar-nominated Russian film The Thief is a..."

Aug. 28, 1998 Movie Review by Steve Davis

" a fancy-pants rube, all greasy hair and badly tailored suits, eager to crush everything in his path but..."

Sept. 5, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Only in America
" employs a mountainfull of touchstones of modern Texas lore and suburban society life as it goes about the..."

July 25, 1997 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Last Man Standing
"...latest picture, Hill has instead drawn inspiration from Eastern lore, namely Akira Kurosawa's 1961 samurai classic Yojimbo, which has,..."

Sept. 27, 1996 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

Dead Man
Jarmusch's elegiac, black-and-white meditation is a dream in the form of a Western about the enterprise of America.
"...caught in a quagmire of metaphysical constructs and Western lore. It's not a bad movie by any stretch of..."

May 24, 1996 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Brady Bunch Movie
" becomes a Trivial Pursuit exercise in Brady Bunch lore. The cast has a good time, with some of..."

Feb. 24, 1995 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III
" justifies the attraction. They are legend; they are lore; they are turtles; hear them roar. We won't dwell..."

March 26, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

"Piecing It Together" Gives Credit to Austin's First Graffiti Artists
The Mexican American Cultural Center exhibition captures the lore and legends of the local graffiti scene early on
"...and disappeared rapidly. Its ephemeral nature lends itself to lore and checkered oral histories, which are explored in "Piecing..."

Jan. 24, 2020 Arts Feature by Rachel Koper

Monster Hunter
The beast-slaying game gets the Paul W.S. Anderson treatment
"...paces himself in this introduction to the world of Lore, and its never-ending supply of nasty beasties, by starting..."

Dec. 18, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

National Top 10s
Eight critics, 80 lines by genre
"...4) Dawnbringer, Night of the Hammer (Profound Lore)..."

Jan. 2, 2015 Music Feature

Altar Music: ANovel
" Christin Lore Weber..."

April 14, 2000 Books Review by Robert Bell

SXSW Adds Jason Isbell, Michael Dell and More to Speaker List
Tech scene and politics get speaker slots, plus WTF is Web3?
"...futurists will Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx co-owner Marc Lore will be discussing his grand plan to build a..."

Jan. 18, 2022 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

The Legend of La Llorona
The weeping woman has reason to cry in this flat supernatural horror
"...better live up to this fabled piece of Mexican lore. This umpteenth time is not a charm...."

Jan. 7, 2022 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Licorice Pizza
PTA's San Fernando Valley memories are blurrily sentimental
"...from a mixture of reminiscences from friends and Hollywood lore, sets his characters up with a brighter horizon. After..."

Dec. 24, 2021 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Ghostbusters: Afterlife
The next generation of spook-scarers makes this resurrection fun
"...biggest film. It comes from being immersed in the lore, of thinking about the nature of ghosts in this..."

Nov. 19, 2021 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

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