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Enough Said
James Gandolfini and Julia Louis-Dreyfus co-star in this delicate, uncommon picture of middle-aged new love.
"...deft portrait artist and consistently independent-minded filmmaker, Nicole Holofcener (Lovely & Amazing, Friends With Money) is the last person..."

Sept. 27, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Lake Bell Is 'In a World' of Her Own
Sound studios, trailer voiceovers and high-speed rivalries
"...As an actress, Lake Bell is a rarity. She loves re-recording her own lines. "I love cave industries, where..."

Aug. 22, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Spectacular Now
An outstanding cast and eloquent storytelling shape this delicate film that becomes a dark study of a budding, young alcoholic.
"...This is not a love story. Screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber prefaced..."

Aug. 16, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Blancanieves
A period piece about two generations of matadors is fused with the Snow White fairy tale in this black-and-white Spanish charmer.
"...Blancanieves never lags, per se, it’s just awfully in love with itself: with its gorgeous black and white chiaroscuros..."

May 3, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Django Unchained
As entertaining and subversive as Django Unchained is, Tarantino's latest also suffers from a certain slackness.
"...more unrelated movies. Yet, Django Unchained is also a love story, a revenge picture, and an action comedy. Leave..."

Dec. 28, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Old Soul
Bill Maddox died violently under bizarre circumstances – and left a legacy of music, love, and friendship
"...difficult and short-lived marriages, Maddox had also found the love of his life, a petite and striking brunette beauty..."

March 18, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Bedpost Wears Lipstick
Erotic reading series at Austin's only ladies bar
"...I love love love and celebrate this pink-tinged Valentine's holiday for..."

Feb. 16, 2011 Qmmunity Post by Julie Gillis

Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2011: Live Action
Amaze your friends and colleagues when you know everything about all the nominees in this category.
"...terrifying absurdities of war. The final nominee, “God of Love,” swings the pendulum wide to the absurdities of love...."

Feb. 11, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

'Mo Music: New Music Tuesday
Belle + Sebastian Write About Love, The Gossip write about Men in Love
"...musical snuggie, return with their new album Write About Love. The twee as hell surely have a collective boner..."

Oct. 12, 2010 Qmmunity Post by Rob Cohen

Jack Goes Boating
Philip Seymour Hoffman directs and stars in this drama about a nebbishy middle-aged man with minimal social skills.
"...(and, inexplicably but winningly, reggae), and few prospects for love in a very chilly cityscape. Jack works as a..."

Oct. 1, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

I Hate Luv Storys
In this Bollywood film, an assistant to India's biggest romantic filmmaker is scornful of love, but then the cynic meets a female production designer who lives for love.
"...assistant to India's biggest romantic filmmaker is scornful of love, but then the cynic meets a female production designer..."

July 2, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Just Wright
Queen Latifah co-stars with Common in this rote romantic comedy in which the only surprise element is the success of the New Jersey Nets.
"...a 35-year-old physical therapist who has been unlucky in love. She’s the kind of woman guys want to pal..."

May 14, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

I Walked With a Zombie
Will Sheff tackles True Love track by track
"...with things that Roky likes a lot, and Roky loves the Stones...."

April 16, 2010 Music Feature by Austin Powell

Join the Chrontourage!
The Chrontourage wants you!
"...Do you love Austin? Do you love experiencing all of the fun..."

Jan. 20, 2010 Chron Events Post by Logan Youree

Austin Film Festival: 'Happy Ending'
AFF Film Review
"...That heart poses a very serious question, though: To love or not to love?..."

Oct. 25, 2009 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Lord, Save Us From Your Followers
Dan Merchant seeks to uncover why the gospel of love is dividing America.
"...platform. He wants to know why the gospel of love is dividing America. Merchant sees a collision of faith..."

Oct. 2, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Paper Heart
Ultra-introverted mumblenerd comedian Charlene Yi shines in this faux documentary that problematically blurs the line between staged, improvised, and "real" events.
"...country interviewing various couples about their thoughts on true love and whether or not it really exists. Yi and..."

Aug. 21, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
So a mammoth, a sloth, and a saber-toothed tiger walk into a Mesozoic Age ….
"...Ice Age: The Meltdown, are young woolly mammoths in love Manny (Romano) and Ellie (Latifah) and their extended, multispecies..."

July 10, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Thwack!
Dead Pyrates and Sonic Boomers
"...basslines that boom your heart back to 1973. We love ringing, stinging guitar that makes your eyes roll back..."

June 8, 2009 Music Post by Margaret Moser

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
Matthew McConaughey stars as an oily womanizer who does an about-face in this purported romantic comedy.
"...via teleconference as he's already undressing his next lay. Love, he argues, is nothing more than "magical comfort food..."

May 1, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Fired Up
This new teen sex comedy is both sexist and prudish.
"...on any of your posters or billboards): “If you loved Wedding Crashers, then you’ll absolutely, positively kind of like..."

Feb. 20, 2009 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Friday the 13th
The latest coming of Our Man in the Hockey Mask was filmed in Austin.
"...tune of the Cramps' "The Most Exalted Potentate of Love": "Here comes the madman you've been dreaming of; he's..."

Feb. 13, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

AC Film Top Tens: Hearts on Fire
The Chron's film critics preemptively go on the defensive
"...of some art snob, but believe you me, I love a big, expensive, studio to-do – the epics, the..."

Dec. 29, 2008 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Repo! The Genetic Opera
This cyber-gothic opera set in an unsavory world of the near-future stars Sarah Brightman, Paul Sorvino, and Paris Hilton, among others.
"...sure – is a hugely ambitious affair, chock-full of love and death, hideously disfigured trickery, and foolhardy fathers who..."

Nov. 7, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Body of Lies
Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe star in Ridley Scott's new film about the different types of CIA operatives fighting the global war on terrorism.
"...is expendable – that is until Ferris develops a love connection with a woman (Farahani) in Jordan. This love..."

Oct. 10, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Duchess
Keira Knightley stars as the titular Duchess, a legendary wit and arbiter of taste, but the film is a curiously inert: a whole lot of pomp and incircumstance.
"...Kill Himself), The Duchess begins with the good-on-paper, bad-in-bed love match between Georgiana and the Duke of Devonshire (Fiennes),..."

Oct. 10, 2008 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Fireproof
God helps a firefighter, played by Kirk Cameron, to repair his marriage.
"...Caleb Holt (Cameron), a firefighter who has lost the love connection with his wife. As soon as he walks..."

Oct. 3, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

The Man Who Hath No Music in Himself
"...the other night when some actor was soliloquizing on love or murder or truth or beauty or footwear, and..."

Aug. 20, 2008 Screens Post by Josh Rosenblatt

Married Life
This film's wonderful, amoral resignation makes Married Life so deliciously different from other period-set crime stories, and its terrific cast keeps thing percolating.
"...Webber. Corruption, immorality, decadence, secrecy, loyalty, selfishness, selflessness, murder, love, sex, and indigestion are all swirling around one another..."

March 28, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
Taking cues from Ray and Walk the Line, this comedy biopic spans 70 years in the life of its hero, the fictional music legend Dewey Cox.
"...story follows a rise-fall-and-rise-again structure as Dewey meets the love of his life (Fischer), develops multiple drug addictions, loses..."

Dec. 21, 2007 Movie Review by Toddy Burton

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