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Smith Wins Again
'Chronicle' writer brings home prestigious journalism award
"...in as many years, Austin Chronicle staff writer Jordan Smith is bringing home a Planned Parenthood Federation of America..."

June 11, 2012 News Post by Monica Riese

The Lady in the Van
Dame Maggie Smith is stunning in the role of the titular homeless lady
"...Directed by: Nicholas Hytner. Starring: Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings, Jim Broadbent, Deborah Findlay, Frances de..."

Feb. 12, 2016 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Ladies in Lavender
Even though grande dames Maggie Smith and Judi Dench share the screen in this drama, their immense talents are mostly wasted.
"...Directed by: Charles Dance. Starring: Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Daniel Brühl, Natascha McElhone, Miriam Margolyes..."

June 17, 2005 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Last September
"...Directed by: Deborah Warner. Starring: Michael Gambon, Maggie Smith, Jane Birkin, Lambert Wilson, Keeley Hawes, David Tennant,..."

May 5, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Secret Garden
Neither talking down to children nor pandering to their parents, The Secret Garden functions something like a fairy tale in which the primordial and psychosexual concerns are made palpable and socially acceptable.
"...Holland. Starring: Kate Maberly, Heydon Prowse, Andrew Knott and Maggie Smith. The land mapped out in The Secret Garden..."

Aug. 20, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Tea With the Dames
Share a cuppa with the great British ladies of the screen
"...extended. The four women – Eileen Atkins, Joan Plowright, Maggie Smith, Judi Dench – are familiar to American audiences..."

Dec. 14, 2018 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Quartet
A charming, funny, and sentimental comedy/drama about former opera singers living in a home for retired musicians.
"...Directed by: Dustin Hoffman. Starring: Maggie Smith, Billy Connolly, Michael Gambon, Tom Courtenay, Pauline Collins,..."

Jan. 25, 2013 Movie Review by Louis Black

My Old Lady
Israel Horovitz directs Kevin Kline, Maggie Smith, and Kristin Scott Thomas in this disappointing film adaptation of his play.
"...Directed by: Israel Horovitz. Starring: Kevin Kline, Maggie Smith, Kristin Scott Thomas, Dominique Pinon, Stéphane Freiss, Noémie..."

Sept. 19, 2014 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Keeping Mum
Maggie Smith, Rowan Atkinson, Kristen Scott Thomas, and Patrick Swayze come together for this dark British comedy.
"...Directed by: Niall Johnson. Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Maggie Smith, Kristin Scott Thomas, Patrick Swayze, Tamsin Egerton-Dick and..."

Oct. 13, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Richard Gere joins in the fun at this revived hotel for seniors.
"...Directed by: John Madden. Starring: Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Richard Gere, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel,..."

March 6, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Washington Square
"...Directed by: Agnieszka Holland. Starring: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Maggie Smith, Albert Finney and Ben Chaplin. One reason Henry..."

Nov. 7, 1997 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Celebrate Reproductive Rights While You Can
A Planned Parenthood benefit party and props for Jordan Smith
"...With Chron writer Jordan Smith winning a reporting award from Planned Parenthood and a..."

July 8, 2011 News Post by Cindy Widner

Gosford Park
The servants know all in this Altman mystery set in a British countryside estate in the Thirties.
"...Directed by: Robert Altman. Starring: Maggie Smith, Helen Mirren, Michael Gambon, Bob Balaban, Clive Owen,..."

Jan. 11, 2002 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
A troupe of top-tier British thesps raises this crowd-pleasing pap into something enjoyable,
"...Directed by: John Madden. Starring: Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson, Bill Nighy, Penelope Wilton, Celia Imrie,..."

May 11, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Sister Act Two: Back in the Habit
"...Bill Duke. Starring: Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Najimy, James Coburn, Maggie Smith, Wendy Makkena, Mary Wickes, Barnard Hughes, Michael Jeter,..."

Dec. 17, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

In Her Shoes
Even if these Shoes are not perfectly stitched, the fit is nevertheless comfortable and the look is polished.
"...Mark Feuerstein, Candice Azzara, Ken Howard, Norman Lloyd, Brooke Smith, Francine Beers and Richard Burgi. Fans of director Hanson’s..."

Oct. 7, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Dame Maggie Smith won an Oscar for her work here as a flinty, flamboyant Scottish schoolmarm who inspires a dangerous hero worship in her young students.
"...D: Ronald Neame; with Maggie Smith, Gordon Jackson, Robert Stephens, Pamela Franklin, Celia Johnson,..."

March 8, 2002 Screens Review by Kimberley Jones

Show and Tell
Spring Previews 2000
"...D: James Wong; with Devon Sawa, Ali Larter, Derr Smith, Kristen Cloke, Daniel Roebuck, Amanda Detmer...."

Feb. 25, 2000 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Nanny McPhee Returns
Emma Thompson stars as the titular nanny in this family film, which she also wrote.
"...Directed by: Susanna White. Starring: Emma Thompson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Rhys Ifans, Maggie Smith, Oscar Steer, Asa Butterfield,..."

Aug. 20, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Clash of the Titans
A messy assemblage of mythic odds and ends, Clash of the Titans takes a nosedive off Mount Olympus.
"...the major Greek deities – Laurence Olivier as Zeus, Maggie Smith as Thetis, Ursula Andress as Aphrodite – the..."

April 2, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

DVDanger: 'Tower Block'
UK suspense with a thick slice of social realism and bloodshed
"...Only one person goes to help him, Becky (Sheridan Smith), and she gets nothing but a savage kicking for..."

July 8, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
"...Callie Khouri. Starring: Sandra Bullock, Ellen Burstyn, Ashley Judd, Maggie Smith, Fionnula Flanagan, Shirley Knight, Angus MacFadyen and James..."

June 7, 2002 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Tea With Mussolini
"...Ghini, Baird Wallace, Charlie Lucas, Judi Dench, Lily Tomlin, Maggie Smith, Joan Plowright and Cher. Tea With Mussolini sounds..."

May 14, 1999 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Sister Act
"...Directed by: Emile Ardolino. Starring: Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, Harvey Keitel, Mary Wickes, Kathy Nijimy and Bill..."

May 29, 1992 Movie Review by Steve Davis

FF2012: James Moran Climbs The 'Tower Block'
UK writer and Fantastic Fest veteran on genre TV and ghettos
"...a serious coup for his leading lady with Sheridan Smith. She's another escapee from/alumnus from TV, having cut her..."

Sept. 26, 2012 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Gentlewoman and a Scholar
Smith takes home Texas Institute of Letters journalism award
"...specifically, to none other than our very own Jordan Smith...."

April 17, 2012 News Post by Monica Riese

Lettice and Lovage
Different Stages' Lettice and Lovage is a treat for Peter Shaffer's excruciatingly witty script and the easy rapport between the two lead actresses
"...by playwright Peter Shaffer as a vehicle for Dame Maggie Smith (known to Harry Potter fans for her portrayal..."

April 13, 2007 Arts Review by Iris Brooks

Veggie Heaven
A visit to Angel Valley Organic Farm
"...Apples? Yes, indeed: Gala, Crispin, Braeburn, Fuji, and Granny Smith. The trees will blossom in late March for their..."

March 24, 2006 Food Feature by MM Pack

Scanlines
If These Walls Could Talk
"...Hugh Wilson; with Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton, Maggie Smith, Dan Hedaya, Sarah Jessica Parker, Stockard Channing, Bronson..."

April 18, 1997 Screens Feature

By Hook or by Crook
Lost Boys to attend 25th anniversary of Hook at the Long Center
"...Julia Roberts as Tinkerbell, Dustin Hoffman as Captain Hook, Maggie Smith as (Granny) Wendy, and the late, great Robin..."

Nov. 20, 2015 Screens Post by Jessi Cape

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