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Love & Mercy
Paul Dano anchors an ambitious vision of the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson
"...studio player flat-out tell Brian Wilson in Love & Mercy’s most conventional moment. Chances are good that anyone going..."

June 5, 2015 Movie Review by William Goss

Mercy Black Menaces Netflix
Owen Egerton’s latest for Blumhouse gets special local screenings
"...local polymath Owen Egerton stealthily completed his new film, Mercy Black, under cover of night, but distributor Blumhouse (yes,..."

April 1, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Mercy Streets
"...Roberts. Like Reservoir Dogs by way of Ned Flanders, Mercy Streets is as earnest as Vacation Bible School and..."

Nov. 3, 2000 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Mercy Black
Viral horror faces the reality of childhood crimes
"...has offered a definitive take on the phenomenon. Sadly, Mercy Black is not the film to buck that trend...."

March 29, 2019 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

No Mercy
The case of James Allridge raises familiar questions about the Texas justice system
"...in Allridge's petition to the BPP. "Our request for mercy is premised on the belief that the open-ended ability..."

Aug. 20, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Owen Egerton Gets Physical for Mercy Black
Childhood trauma lingers in this Netflix horror
"...for indie film titans Blumhouse Productions – psychological horror Mercy Black...."

April 5, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Point Austin: The Quality of Mercy
If you're looking for compassion, you've come to the wrong place
"...Testament: "Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy."..."

July 22, 2011 News Column by Michael King

Isn't There a Time for Mercy?
"...I find myself sick that this world has no mercy [“Justice or Vengeance?,” News, Nov. 4]. I am by..."

Nov. 11, 2005 Postmarks

Mercy Is Dead in Texas
"...be dead by the time this is printed) ["No Mercy," News, Aug. 20], I am once again reminded of..."

Aug. 30, 2004 Postmarks

Have Mercy
Board shoots down superintendent's plan
"...we're making this decision two hours later. Lord have mercy."..."

Feb. 26, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Of Mercy and Mississippi
On the Bookshelf
"...novel by Houston writer Kathleen Cambor, The Book of Mercy (Farrar Straus Giroux, $22 hard), centers around the notion..."

July 18, 1997 Books Review

Criminal Justice: Mercy at the Margins
Small changes proposed in state criminal laws

Jan. 9, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Texecutioners Show Some Mercy
In a tough but good-natured final home bout of 2007, the Texecutioners dominate Albuequerque's Munecas Muertas.

Dec. 3, 2007 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

Threet's Girlfriend Asks for Mercy

Nov. 15, 2005 Postmarks

Good Vibrations
Bill Pohlad offers Love & Mercy
"...need mentioning, that it's a wonder that Love & Mercy, which opens nationwide on Friday, June 5, not only..."

June 5, 2015 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

LOLA's La Clemenza di Tito: A Retelling
The quality of mercy is never not strained in this new adaptation of Mozart's late opera
"..."The quality of mercy is not strain'd," argues Portia in The Merchant of..."

March 9, 2018 Arts Review by Robert Faires

A Quiet Place
As monsters lurk, the world survives with a whisper
"...the slightest sound, strikes like lightning, and slaughters without mercy...."

April 6, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The Innocents
Polish nuns raped by soldiers during WWII trigger wider moral issues
"...women and their infants would be left to God’s mercy. Though she’s a Communist sympathizer and avowed nonbeliever, Mathilde..."

Aug. 5, 2016 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Aloha
Cameron Crowe parks this rom-com in Hawaii
"...word “aloha” has multiple meanings: affection, peace, compassion, and mercy, to name a few. Early on, the films of..."

June 5, 2015 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Lost River
Ryan Gosling's controversial debut as a writer/director finally arrives
"...town’s copper belongs to him. When Billy asks for mercy on her adjustable mortgage from the sleazy banker Dave..."

April 10, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Lazarus Effect
Medical students try to bring the dead back to life.
"...either medical jargon, metaphysical nonsense, or futile pleas for mercy. The hope for anything remotely surprising or suspenseful dies..."

March 6, 2015 Movie Review by William Goss

Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen
This biopic tells the life story of Hildegard von Bingen, the 12th-century Benedictine nun, who was a woman of many talents and mystical visions.
"...instructs her self-flagellation-prone sisters and brethren that “God wants mercy, not sacrifice.” Another time, she condemns the “double standard”..."

Dec. 10, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Guzaarish
In this Bollywood film, a paralyzed man petitions the court to allow his mercy killing.
"...one of his stunts, petitions the court for a mercy killing...."

Nov. 19, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

A Smile Like Yours
"...to mindless formula. That's a transgression for which no mercy should be shown...."

Aug. 29, 1997 Movie Review by Russell Smith

The Juror
"...up for life and toss away the key. No mercy. At best, you could say that it's a competent..."

Feb. 9, 1996 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Show
"...is so lame as to deserve such an unceremonious mercy killing. So, we have to wonder why the ACT..."

Nov. 3, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Party Girl
Parker Posey's breakout role came in this NYC coming-of-age indie in which she plays a hipster party animal who tries to settle down as a librarian.
"...of her too-successful "promotions," she throws herself on the mercy of her librarian godmother Judy (Sasha von Scherler, the..."

Aug. 11, 1995 Movie Review by Alison Macor

The Best of the New York Underground
"...about an addict battling hallucinations; and Helen Stickler's Queen Mercy, which visits a peep show. But again, if this..."

July 29, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Freaked
A young Hollywood pitchman (Winter – also the film's co-writer and co-director) finds himself at the mercy of a backwoods mad scientist (Randy Quaid).
"...and reluctant girlfriend Julie (Ward), finds himself at the mercy of a backwoods mad scientist, Elijah C. Skuggs (Quaid),..."

Jan. 28, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Brother's Keeper
This documentary is about the unlikeliest of subjects: an alleged mercy killing between a pair of barely socialized, virtually illiterate, unkempt, unhygienic, slow-witted, never-married bachelors.
"...documentary about the unlikeliest of subjects - an alleged mercy killing amongst the The Ward Boys aren't just a..."

Jan. 29, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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