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Sprawling, meaning-laden spectacle from the director of Boogie Nights.
"...can only be described as relentless. Make no mistake, Magnolia is unlike any other film released this past year,..."

Jan. 7, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Magnolia Cafe West Closes for Good
Lake Austin Boulevard eatery is shuttered, shuttered, gone
"...Full disclosure: I worked as a waiter at the Magnolia Cafe on Lake Austin Boulevard for 12 years. This..."

April 20, 2020 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Start Your Week With Magnolia Mondays
Violet Crown season highlights the indie powerhouse
"...Starting tonight, Violet Crown Cinema has launched Magnolia Mondays, a series celebrating the best films released by..."

Jan. 14, 2019 Screens Post by Britt Hayes

Magnolia Becomes 'Drinking Buddies,' Magnet Gets 'Milo'
SXSW acquisitions continue with ensemble drama and horror comedy
"...ensemble drama Drinking Buddies has just been acquired by Magnolia Pictures. He's not the only one to be celebrating,..."

March 19, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Day Trips: Magnolia Market, Waco
In four short seasons, home improvement show becomes biggest tourist attraction in town
"...Magnolia Market at the Silos is the shrine to Waco..."

May 12, 2017 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Start Your Week With Magnolia Mondays
Violet Crown season highlights the indie powerhouse

Jan. 18, 2019 Screens Feature by Britt Hayes

Steel Magnolia

Aug. 20, 1999 Books Feature by Clay Smith

Rubber is a movie about a sentient, telekinetic, and homicidal tire on a rampage.
"...filled with no reason. Fans of Paul Thomas Anderson's Magnolia may sense a kinship here, but that (truly great)..."

April 1, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Tumble 22 Brings the Chickens and the Heat to Lake Austin Boulevard
Former Magnolia Cafe waiter noms his way through meat and memories
"...They’re tumbling chickens, now, in the place where I..."

Nov. 9, 2020 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

There Will Be Blood
This powerful character study and origin story is rooted in American soil.
"...director of such culture-rattling films as Boogie Nights and Magnolia, here tones down his signature visual and narrative flamboyance..."

Jan. 18, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Look Both Ways
This indie ensemble film from Australia examines big issues such as life and death but it's really at its best when probing smaller interactions.
" plays like Australia’s answer to ensemble pieces like Magnolia and Short Cuts. Beyond that, it’s director Watt’s answers..."

June 30, 2006 Movie Review by Brian Clark

Punch-Drunk Love
Sandler plays a socially inept, outwardly calm warehouse worker who harbors a maelstrom of rage.
"...utilized in new and thoroughly unique ways. This isn't Magnolia or Boogie Nights (for starters it's only 95 minutes..."

Oct. 18, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

China Moon
"...(who comes across as more of a teary-eyed, fragile magnolia blossom than a scheming, hard-core femme fatale) when there..."

March 11, 1994 Movie Review by Pamela Bruce

Twenty Bucks
" that inspires endless Java-fueled late-night debates at the Magnolia Cafe and like places, and as far as I'm..."

Feb. 4, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

DVDanger: Identity Crisis
The Double, Filth, and Moebius melt minds
" my place." With those opening words, The Double (Magnolia) sums up that moment of pure existential fear that..."

Aug. 30, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

"...MAGNOLIAD: Paul Thomas Anderson; with Jason Robards, Philip Seymour Hoffman,..."

Aug. 4, 2000 Screens Review by Sarah Hepola

Day Trips: Pegasus Sign, Dallas
Pegasus flies high in the Dallas sky
"...Dallas since it landed on the roof of the Magnolia Building in 1934...."

Jan. 13, 2023 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Magnolia Cafe South
"...Magnolia Cafe South 1920 S. Congress, 445-0000..."

Oct. 20, 2000 Food Review by Barbara Chisholm

Day Trips & Beyond: Welcome to Joanna and Chip Gaines' Waco
Perky Fixer Upper hosts are the town's new star attraction
"...recently explored the Gaines’ Waco – their highly popular Magnolia Market and a few of the homes that have..."

July 4, 2017 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Free as a Bird
Andrew Kenny, leader of the American Analog Set, watches his phoenix rising in the Wooden Birds
" writing songs, finally emerging two years ago with Magnolia, the Wooden Birds' debut for Seattle indie label Barsuk...."

Aug. 12, 2011 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Tenant Wanted on South Congress
"...In Magnolia Cafe's early days on South Congress, the only source..."

June 21, 2002 News Feature by Amy Smith

Licorice Pizza
PTA's San Fernando Valley memories are blurrily sentimental
" deserving of love? It's an explicit theme in Magnolia and Punch Drunk Love, but barely submerged beneath the..."

Dec. 24, 2021 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal astound in this perfect state of the union story
"...Killer of Sheep, or Friday and South Central, or Magnolia's journey through L.A.'s aspirational neighborhoods, they become cinematic landmarks...."

July 27, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Gay Place
Boy, and Bern, and Cho, oh my. (Sorry, no Takai.)
"...DR. SKETCHY'S: CHOLA MAGNOLIA Draw like a boss with one of the most..."

Oct. 18, 2013 Column by Kate X Messer

Eat to the Beat
Gotta break eggs to make a musician omelet
" how to make a grade-A omelet, specifically the Magnolia Omelette, my favorite order at Austin's legendary 24-hour diner..."

June 14, 2013 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Brand on the Run
Synergy is the name of the game at Drafthouse Films, the distribution arm of the Alamo empire
"...newly formed Drafthouse Films would be co-releasing it with Magnolia Pictures. So, was it a well-considered evolution and expansion..."

Aug. 31, 2012 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Big in Japan, but What About Austin?
Magnolia Pictures and the Alamo Drafthouse hope to build an audience for a Japanese oddity here in the heart of Texas
" test run here in Austin – courtesy of Magnolia Pictures and the Alamo Drafthouse – before expanding to..."

April 25, 2008 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

SXSW Picks & Sleepers
"...panache that continues to this day. – Marc SavlovTHE MAGNOLIAS1am, Karma Lounge While history relegates the Magnolias as also-rans..."

March 17, 2006 Music Feature

Second Helpings: Always -- or Almost Always -- Open
Consider these always-open or almost-always-open places the enablers in your life of depravity and self-abuse.
" tacos are a particularly hearty find for the budget-minded.Magnolia Cafe2304 Lake Austin Blvd., 478-8945..."

March 14, 2003 Food Feature

Short Cuts
It's a moviehouse melee as a rumored three more suitors enter into the Great Hills 8 bidding war.
" Landmark (owners of the local Dobie Theatre), Dallas-based Magnolia Theatres, and "community entertainment venue" Madstone Theaters/Films/ Digital Distribution..."

April 12, 2002 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

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