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Bloodsucking Bastards
Cubicle horrors: Vampires bloody the workplace
"...Directed by: Brian James O’Connell. Starring: Fran Kranz, Pedro Pascal, Joey Kern, Joel Murray, Emma Fitzpatrick, Yvette Yates,..."

Sept. 4, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

SXSW Comedy: Doug Loves Movies
More high times talking cinema with Benson and friends
"...Benson said the Downtown government buildings made a “great backdrop for all the anti-government movies they’re showing” at SXSW...."

March 22, 2015 SXSW Post by Ashley Moreno

The LEGO Movie
Let's face it: We're putty in these things' hands.
"...Directed by: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller...."

Feb. 7, 2014 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Dead Man Down
Noomi Rapace, the original Lisbeth Salander, reunites with her The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo director for this NYC gangland thriller starring Colin Farrell.
"...Directed by: Niels Arden Oplev. Starring: Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace, Terrence Howard, Dominic Cooper,..."

March 15, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Brooklyn Castle
"...The chess geeks at most schools might occupy the bottom rung of the social ladder, but at..."

Nov. 2, 2012 Movie Review by Nora Ankrum

Joe Lynch Is Bringing Sexy Back With Suitable Flesh
Fantastic Fest veteran gets carnal and cosmic in this H.P. Lovecraft adaptation
"...Joe Lynch seems to love adding the pressure of expectation to his movies. The filmmaker made his..."

Sept. 22, 2023 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Eight Austin Chefs Are Competing In the American Lamb Jam
Will any of our culinary warriors rise triumphant from the fray?
"...Finally – good riddance, pandemic! – the fine folks of the American Lamb Board..."

May 3, 2023 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio
A thrilling and touching version of the children's classic from the master fabulist
"...It’s not surprising Guillermo del Toro (Cronos, Pan’s Labyrinth, The Shape of..."

Nov. 18, 2022 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Green Book
Jim Crow road trip may be simplistic, but it's heartfelt
"...Directed by: Peter Farrelly. Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini, Sebastian..."

Nov. 21, 2018 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Operation Finale
Nazi hunting history may be accurate, but lacks tension or gravity
"...Precious few things give me more visceral, cinematic satisfaction than..."

Aug. 31, 2018 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Seagull
Chekhov's tale of Muscovite misery takes unsteady flight.
"...At one point in Russian playwright Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, fatalistically romantic..."

June 1, 2018 Movie Review by Steve Davis

24 Frames
Iranian master filmmaker plays with the almost-moving image.
"...The final film by Iran’s master filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami (Taste of Cherry, Certified Copy) is..."

Feb. 23, 2018 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

An effusive doc on the shower scene from Psycho
"...Directed by: Alexandre O. Philippe...."

Oct. 27, 2017 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Mr. Roosevelt
A comedian returns to Austin to care for her sick cat and confront her past
"...Noël Wells, Nick Thune, Britt Lower, Doug Benson, Daniella Pineda and Andre Hyland...."

Oct. 27, 2017 Movie Review by Danielle White

A harrowing new World War II classic
"...Directed by: Christopher Nolan. Starring: Fionn Whitehead, Damien Bonnard, Aneurin Barnard, Mark..."

July 21, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Little Hours
Foul-mouthed nuns can't save this comedy
"...Directed by: Jeff Baena. Starring: Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza, Dave Franco, Kate Micucci, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon,..."

July 7, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City
The battle over NYC's urban planning
"...Urban planning becomes not just a subject for policy wonks but..."

June 30, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Deepwater Horizon
Mark Wahlberg stars in this throwback to Seventies disaster films
"...Directed by: Peter Berg. Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Gina Rodriguez, Douglas..."

Sept. 30, 2016 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Queen of Katwe
This Disney film rises above the usual underdog sports cliches
"...Directed by: Mira Nair. Starring: David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong’o, Madina Nalwanga, Martin Kabanza, Taryn “Kay” Kyaze and..."

Sept. 30, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Pawn Sacrifice
Fictionalized tale of famed chess bout between Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky
"...Directed by: Edward Zwick. Starring: Tobey Maguire, Liev Schreiber, Peter Sarsgaard, Lily Rabe, Michael Stuhlbarg, Robin Weigert and Evelyne..."

Sept. 25, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Sinister 2
Round 2 for this supernatural horror franchise
"...Is it just me or is Bughuul the perfect name for the next Norwegian black metal band? Yes,..."

Aug. 28, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Gift
Joel Edgerton moves to the director's chair for this white-knuckle suspenser
"...Rebecca Hall, Joel Edgerton, Nash Edgerton, David Denman, Busy Philipps, Allison Tolman, Katie Aselton, Susan May Pratt and Tim..."

Aug. 7, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Minions have moved from background work to starring in their own animated movie
"...Directed by: Kyle Balda and Pierre Coffin...."

July 10, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Maps to the Stars
David Cronenberg's film, with a script by Bruce Wagner, is a darkly humorous moral fable aimed at Hollywood.
"...Cronenberg. Starring: Julianne Moore, John Cusack, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson, Evan Bird, Olivia Williams and Sarah Gadon...."

Feb. 27, 2015 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Seventh Son
Fantasy film about an apprentice Spook battling Julianne Moore's evil witch.
"...Potentially a delirious double bill if viewed alongside Moore’s Oscar-nominated..."

Feb. 13, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

A student's desire to become a better drummer comes at the cost of becoming a supplicant to a monstrous teacher.
"...Damien Chazelle. Starring: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Paul Reiser, Austin Stowell and Nate Lang...."

Oct. 31, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Tim's Vermeer
Vermeer must have painted by using a camera obscura and Tim Jenison spends four years proving the method in this fascinating documentary by Penn & Teller.
"...Directed by Teller and narrated (on- and off-camera) by Penn Jillette, the film follows Tim Jenison, the San Antonio-based..."

March 21, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Thor: The Dark World
The Marvel cinematic universe opens its gates once again, and The Dark World does not disappoint.
"...Directed by: Alan Taylor. Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Christopher Eccleston, Idris Elba, Kat..."

Nov. 8, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

12 Years a Slave
Brutal yet elegant, Steve McQueen's latest is a beautifully rendered punch to the gut about the most shameful chapter in American history.
"...Directed by: Steve McQueen. Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong’o, Benedict Cumberbatch, Adepero Oduye, Sarah Paulson, Paul Dano,..."

Nov. 1, 2013 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Sin never dies.
"...Directed by: Kimberly Peirce. Starring: Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Judy Greer, Alex..."

Oct. 25, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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