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Joe Gould's Secret
"...of Gould and all his contradictions is an absolute marvel to watch; it's difficult to take your eyes off..."

April 28, 2000 Movie Review

My Best Fiend
"...The film is a landmark chunk of cinema, a marvel and a nightmare all in one, rife with compelling,..."

March 17, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Man on the Moon
"...the art of imitation. Carrey's performance is a technical marvel, yet it dazzles without edifying. Carrey's co-stars fare less..."

Dec. 24, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human
"...physicality and blindingly white dentifrice are certainly something to marvel at, if not enjoy. Far better is Astin (The..."

Oct. 15, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Simon Sez
"...effect is a whacked-out blend of Sixties-vintage Bond, old Marvel comics, and latter-day Jackie Chan, only with far less..."

Oct. 1, 1999 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Twin Falls Idaho
" may sound. Instead, Twin Falls, Idaho is a marvel of subdued, genuine filmmaking...."

Sept. 3, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

"...spastic, paranoiac Nixon, the White House scenes are a marvel of jowly comedy, though that only works when they're..."

Aug. 6, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

"...Witherspoon and Tobey Maguire. Pleasantville is indeed a technical marvel to behold, rich with sophisticated computer technology that deftly..."

Oct. 30, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Tokyo Fist
"...else you've seen, Tokyo Fist is an impure pop marvel: sleazoid cinema for the thinking degenerate...."

April 10, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Mr. Nice Guy
"...maze lined with bright blue doors), it's still a marvel to watch him do his thing. I won't waste..."

March 27, 1998 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Temptress Moon
" a Chinese period piece, Temptress Moon is a marvel to behold. All three leads, Gong, Cheung, and Lin..."

July 4, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

"...few -- are funny, trenchant and more inclined to marvel at the absurdity of it all than to bite..."

Nov. 22, 1996 Movie Review by Russell Smith

"...gimmicky to knock you on your ass; you may marvel at some of the narrative turns, but you won't..."

Oct. 27, 1995 Movie Review by Steve Davis

In his second film, Kevin Smith's jilted heroes assuage their sorrows at the mall.
"...a comic book-inspired credit sequence, the guest appearance of Marvel Comics genius Stan Lee, and the film's overall superhero..."

Oct. 20, 1995 Movie Review by Alison Macor

Mamma Roma
In this early Pasolini film marked by the director's sumptuous neo-realism, Magnani plays a middle-aged prostitute who retires from the trade to become a full-time mother to her 16-year-old son.
"...of Vivaldi at bay. Magnani's Mamma Ro' is a marvel to behold; although on-set tensions were reportedly hot between..."

June 23, 1995 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Don Juan Demarco
"...the day in his later years, Brando is a marvel. At first, his bulky frame and sagging jowls belie..."

April 14, 1995 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Legend of Fong Sai-Yuk II
"...atop a pyramid of ladders and tables is a marvel of barely visible wiring). It also looks at though..."

Feb. 11, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Class Act
"...Reid, Christopher “play” Martin and Meshach Taylor. Those perpetual teenagers/rappers/comedians/Marvel comic book stars Kid 'N Play (House Party I..."

June 12, 1992 Movie Review by Pamela Bruce

Fantastic Fest 2015: Remake, Remix, Rip-Off
Rewriting the cinematic history of a nation
"...more for the Turkish post-war movie machine than just marvel at the weirdness...."

Sept. 26, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Red, White and Forever
Comic writer Mark Waid explains the appeal of Captain America
"...every superhero, from Superman to his current run on Marvel's Daredevil. But it is his mid-90s runs on Captain..."

July 29, 2011 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

DVDanger: 'Wolverine Origin'
No, not the terrible movie. The groundbreaking comic, animated.
"...of all mutants. They're born that way. That's why Marvel Comics called the mega-selling X-Men the children of the..."

July 20, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Crossing the Lines
Women Comic Strippers
"...the world of the "major" comic book publishers (like Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, and Archie), 35,000 is a selling..."

May 12, 1995 Books Feature by Kate X Messer

A Grouse With the Mouse
How Disney made a lesser duck out of Howard
"...irascible, beloved character and a delightfully "adult" addition to Marvel Comics' traditional superhero fare. An everyman (or everyduck) trapped..."

May 10, 2002 Screens Feature by Ken Lieck

Comics Worth Spending Money on
Three Chronicle writers recommend 14 current comics, from standard superhero fare to funny-animal satire to slice-of-life drama.
"...Marvel Comics, $2.25..."

May 3, 2002 Books Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Mondo Presents Marvelous Munchkins
Exclusive: Mike Mitchell assembles the most adorable Avengers ever
"...the opening of his latest show, Mike Mitchell x Marvel x Mondo, with the local gallery's go-to profile portrait..."

April 23, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Third Coast Invasion! Austin At San Diego Comic-Con
Mondo, 'Darksiders,' and 'Ultimate Spider-Man' at SDCC
"...up early on Thursday for Breaking into Comics the Marvel Way. That's the start of a busy weekend for..."

July 10, 2012 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Tangled Web of David Marquez
Local artist takes over 'Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man'
"...Then a one-off penciling job on issue 24 of Marvel's Secret Warriors lead to a remarkable challenge: Fantastic Four..."

April 4, 2012 Books Post by Richard Whittaker

Page Two: Home Fires
Revisiting the smoking ban and the return of Otto Binder
"...he became part of the creative team behind Captain Marvel and family. He loved working at Fawcett, which proved..."

Jan. 15, 2010 Column by Louis Black

Black Panther Comic Writer Evan Narcisse on Heroes and Afro-Futurism
From Austin to Wakanda
"...Marvel's Black Panther follows the story of T'Challa, the king..."

Feb. 16, 2018 Screens Feature by Moisés Chiullán

Making Mjolnir Out of a WiiMote
Local game developers Red Fly talk 'Thor'
"...Sega with tying the movie in with the classic Marvel Comics tale of Asgardian deities...."

May 11, 2011 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

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