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Elle
Riveting yet perplexing, this psychological thriller is a stunner
"...our surrogate). Once the masked attacker departs, the victim, Michèle Leblanc (Huppert), picks herself up, matter-of-factly sweeps up the..."

Dec. 23, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Rover
Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson are the riveting stars of this bloody but compelling chase movie through the Australian Outback.
"...Directed by: David Michôd. Starring: Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson, Scoot McNairy, Tawanda Manyimo,..."

June 20, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Call of the Wild
David Michôd on the unlikely roots of his Aussie crime drama, Animal Kingdom
"...British director Ben Wheatley's remarkable genre masterpiece Down Terrace, Michôd's Animal Kingdom focuses its steely, unblinking gaze on a..."

Aug. 27, 2010 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

All's Faire in Love
Christina Ricci stars in this strained romantic comedy set in the world of renaissance festivals.
"...Filmed in and around Flint, Mich. (at an actual renaissance fair, the better to save..."

Oct. 28, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Men Who Stare at Goats
Army experiments in the paranormal become a warped platform on which George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Jeff Bridges, and Kevin Spacey run narrative circles.
"...Wilton (McGregor) leaves his podunk paper in Ann Arbor, Mich., seeking the wilder climes of Iraq, circa the second..."

Nov. 6, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Agronomist
Jonathan Demme's riveting documentary about slain Haitian populist and radio personality Jean Dominique.
"...The lanky, toothy, loquacious Dominique, along with his wife Michéle Montas, sought to use the populist medium of radio..."

June 4, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

SXSW Music Interview: Tunde Olaniran
Flint, Mich., artist writes anthems for outcasts
"...The Flint, Mich., artist who spent stretches of his youth living in..."

March 16, 2018 Music Feature by Thomas Fawcett

Page Two
We celebrate the opening of Jonathan Demme's complex and moving The Agronomist and cherish the sensibilities of horror-film art director Robert Burns, who passed away this week
"...1968. Under the leadership of Dominique – joined by Michèle Montas after they married – the station evolved from..."

June 4, 2004 Column by Louis Black

SXSW Band Announcement, Part III
1,500 of some 2,000 showcasing acts now vetted
"...Black Milk (Detroit, Mich.)..."

Jan. 7, 2014 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Beside the Point
Just like your college-ball hopefuls, several city manager picks won't go the distance
"...page is easier said than done. – Wells Dunbar Michael Brown The Entertainer• City manager, city of Savannah, Ga.,..."

Jan. 11, 2008 News Column by Wells Dunbar

City Manager Finalists Named: All Outsiders (Updated)
Jelynne Burley, Marc Ott named
"...served the following positions: City Administrator for Rochester Hills, Mich., City Manager for Kalamazoo, Mich, Deputy City Manager for..."

Jan. 10, 2008 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Your City Manager Semifinalists (Updated)
"...available. Drum roll please: Your five external candidates are Michael Brown, Wayne Cauthen, Rick Cole, JeLynne Burley, and Marc..."

Jan. 3, 2008 News Post by Wells Dunbar

SXSW Music: Second Band List of 2016
Tommy Stinson, Thee Oh Sees, Mercury Rev, and 212 more
"...The Accidentals (Traverse City, Mich.)..."

Nov. 17, 2015 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Steve Davis’ Top 10 Films of 2016
"...High Water), Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic), Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool), Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals)..."

Dec. 30, 2016 Screens Feature by Steve Davis

SXSW List No. 6
Ghostland struts, Suzanne Vega strums, Pat Benatar speaks
"...Amplified Heat, sophisticated pop vocalist Walker Lukens, songwriter supreme Michael Fracasso, and vibey native Suzanna Choffel, already enjoy regional..."

Feb. 5, 2016 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

SXSW Unveils Third Artist List
Bedouine, Priests, Mystery Lights, Kokoko!, and 297 more
"...Another Michael (Philadelphia, Pa.)..."

Jan. 9, 2019 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Fahrenheit 11/9
Michael Moore takes on the Trump years
"...Directed by: Michael Moore...."

Sept. 21, 2018 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

William Dear Says Freedom, R.I.P.
Biker tale 'The Northville Cemetery Massacre' revs at Weird Wednesday
"...of any Haight-Ashbury movement. We were filmmakers in Detroit, Mich., and we just wanted to make a movie."..."

July 30, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Guy Pearce Gets Chatty
Aussie actor discusses 'The Rover' at AFS screening
"...about The Rover, Pearce's second collaboration with director David Michôd (the first was 2009's Animal Kingdom). As Pearce related..."

June 25, 2014 Screens Post by Neha Aziz

Flow of Energy
Beili Liu makes an art of channeling the forces within objects and us
"...installation for the 2010 ArtPrize competition in Grand Rapids, Mich., and her piece Lure/Wave, Grand Rapids won third place..."

March 11, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Semi-Pro
If basketball must be mocked, it deserves to be mocked well, and unfortunately, Will Ferrell's Semi-Pro isn’t up to the challenge.
"...announcer, and starting power forward for the woeful Flint, Mich., Tropics. The year is 1976, a time when Afros..."

Feb. 29, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

A Browner Shade of Black
Blazing trails of Chicano soul
"...Angeles, Phoenix, Albuquerque, and as far north as Saginaw, Mich...."

Dec. 28, 2007 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Gypsy Caravan
Billed as the “Gypsy Caravan,” five bands travel across America making music from across the Romani diaspora.
"...in the pond outside a coliseum in Ann Arbor, Mich. Backstage the groups have their differences, but over the..."

Aug. 10, 2007 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Summer Storm
German film is a trite tale of youthful angst and closeted sexual confusion about what really happens at those wild and crazy rowing camps that keep all of Bavaria abuzz.
"...burst into a rousing rendition of either "Du Hast Mich" or perhaps Einstürzende Neubauten's "Halber Mensch," but, sadly, it..."

April 14, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer
Executed serial killer Aileen Wuornos leaves little doubt as to her sanity in this second Nick Broomfield documentary on the subject.
"...The filmmakers also journey to her home in Troy, Mich., to speak with family members and her one friend..."

Feb. 6, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

G.G. Allin (Arrest Report), Cavity Club, February 18, 1992
"...the band. I identified the subject as follows: James Michael Harper-White/Male-07/24/71. Harper stated he ws [sic] in the crowd..."

Jan. 26, 2001 Music Review

The Exorcist: The Version You've Never Seen
"...March 17 in only three cities: Austin, Ann Arbor, Mich., and Athens, Georgia...."

March 15, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

BossBabesATX Founder Unleashes Singular Voice on New EP
Jane Claire and Butcher Bear collab on Sour Grapefruit EP
"...Grapefruit – featuring music by Reaganometry (Reagan VanMatre), Kinder (Mich D. White), and Out of Place (Maurice Barrett), plus..."

Feb. 20, 2019 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Filigree Theatre's When We Were Young and Unafraid
Sarah Treem's drama revisits a time not that long ago when American women were controlled
"...Anne's face and life, they are joined by Hannah (Mich­elle Mary Schaefer), a drifter searching for a fabled feminist..."

Feb. 15, 2019 Arts Review by Laura Jones

Luv Doc: A Very Simple Formula
Your right to smell like ass extends right up to where someone else's nose begins
"...I have only been married to my husband for..."

Feb. 8, 2019 Column by The Luv Doc

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