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Zero Days
Chilling cyber warfare doc explores the Stuxnet virus
"...good reason. The meticulous documentarian behind the Oscar-winning, Bush/Cheney “extraordinary rendition” exposé Taxi to the Dark Side and last..."

July 22, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

A League of Ordinary Gentlemen
This documentary about Americans' love of bowling traces our fascination through the sport's glory decades and eventual decline to its recent revival.
" some key ideas for his documentary: The glory days were a time in which more Americans bowled than..."

Sept. 30, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

20,000 Days on Earth
This documentary (for which Nick Cave receives a script credit), gets inside the artist's notoriously fussy creative process.
"...perpetually overcast Brighton, England, Cave goes about a supposedly ordinary day as various figures from his life pop in..."

Oct. 3, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Silent Days and Nights
Discovering Live Cinema... Again
" festivals: Le Giornate del Cinema Muto. During nine days in the middle of October, this festival celebrates silent..."

Jan. 3, 1997 Screens Feature

No Ordinary Folk
Producer Fred Miller remembers the making of this antiwar documentary, which focuses on the music of folk legends Peter, Paul & Mary.
"...We started that night in San Antonio -- two days after we'd first met. We filmed a PP&M concert..."

Dec. 3, 1999 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

From Bethlehem to Austin
A journalist moves from the violence of Palestine to the safety of Austin, and finds herself dazed by the difference.
"...longer feeling like an animal inside a cage. Most days, I felt utterly dazed. I would spend hours sitting..."

Oct. 19, 2001 News Feature by Muna Hamzeh

The Number 23
Joel Schumacher and Jim Carrey combine their dubious talents to create an even more dubious movie in which a man becomes obsessed with the number 23.
"...unwatchable. Witness The Number 23, a tale about an ordinary guy named Walter Sparrow who stumbles upon an extraordinary..."

March 2, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Mortality has never seemed more pressing or vibrant than in this tale of small-town aging
"...way out of winter – and she spends her days dropping off casseroles, visiting her sick cousin in the..."

April 12, 2019 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Ordinary Days
This chamber musical about two male-female duos in NYC is a refreshingly modern study of intimacy
"...and centering on two male-female duos whose lives intersect, Ordinary Days is a study of intimacy...."

April 4, 2014 Arts Review by Stacy Alexander Evans

Flame & Citron
In this Danish film, two men track down and kill Nazi collaborators in the waning days of the German occupation.
"...partisan resistance (in this case the titular pair of ordinary Danes who track down and kill Nazi collaborators in..."

Nov. 13, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Disenchanted
"...Jacquot's talent here is his ability to make the ordinary, minute-to-minute drudgery of existence seem somehow palatable, even noble...."

Dec. 4, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

In the Company of Men
" so amoral, so despicable, so capricious, and so ordinary that we can't help but recognize its human dimension...."

Sept. 5, 1997 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Sudden Manhattan
" on the same street corner in as many days. The fact that the killer also sees Donna rattles..."

Aug. 29, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Wild Wheels, Over the Hedge
"...of Car Art -- which were the Magic Bus days of the Sixties when psychedelia swirled across converted school..."

Feb. 19, 1993 Movie Review by Pamela Bruce

Tatie Danielle
"...Laurence Février. What is it with the French these days? Such dark little films they're sending us… Like the..."

July 12, 1991 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Despicable Me
Steve Carell provides the voice of the supervillain Gru in this animated movie in which he plots to capture the moon.
" and keeping up their suburban homes just like ordinary mortals. Gru drives his ecological nightmare of a vehicle..."

July 9, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Mrs. Henderson Presents
This staid British music-hall drama seems calculated to earn Judi Dench lots of award notices. Mission accomplished.
"...know what to make of Stephen Frears’ career these days. He goes from movies as piercing as Dirty Pretty..."

Feb. 3, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Top 10 Reasons (+3) I Stayed in Love With Theatre in 2014
Valentines to theatre and comedic craft played a large part in making 2014 a memorable year in theatre
"...Tartuffe (Mary Moody Northen Theatre), Sarah Marie Curry in Ordinary Days (Penfold Theatre), Amy Downing in Silence! The Musical..."

Jan. 2, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Table Banquet
The nominees for the 2013-2014 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Sarah Marie Curry, Reefer Madness/Ordinary Days..."

May 8, 2014 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Page Two: The Path Back to Believing
It only takes a moment for the ordinary to transform
"...comic book – mushroom clouded inside your head. The ordinary transformed, swiftly moving from black and white into color,..."

Jan. 6, 2017 Column by Louis Black

Point Austin: Giving Thanks
In a dark time, among us walk ordinary heroes
"...his home in Chicago on Oct. 31, a few days before he might have celebrated the election of Barack..."

Nov. 28, 2008 News Column by Michael King

Going for Broke
Fruit Salad Days
"...manufacture jobs Watermelon's old manufacturing outfit would take two days to complete...."

June 18, 1999 Music Feature by Andy Langer

Joey Waldon: In Memoriam
Popular stand-up comic and cartoonist has died at age 57
"...or more Austin – than Joey Waldon's. During his days as a Velveeta Room regular and local cartoonist, Waldon..."

May 22, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

On The Banality of Evil…
In the Rainbow Lounge incident, unlike so many, there are clear winners and losers. The winners get to walk away.
"...was reported to be a "routine" inspection. A few days since police chief Jeff Halstead told folks he was..."

July 2, 2009 Qmmunity Post by Andy Campbell

An Interview With HausBar Farm's Resident Goose
Gustavo the Goose talks to us about his crowdfunded children's book
"...enough to let you know that this is no ordinary goose. Gustavo and co-author/stage mother Dorsey Barger present life..."

Sept. 26, 2018 Food Post by Emily Beyda

Day Trips & Beyond: Amon Carter Art Museum
This Fort Worth museum is one of the coolest in Texas
"...Art’s air-conditioned bliss during Fort Worth’s scorching, late summer days. The Amon Carter is still one of the coolest..."

Nov. 20, 2015 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Adler Campaign Cries Foul
Labor-funded oppo calls hitting Austin voters
"...Over the last couple of days, local voters have been receiving calls originating from the..."

Oct. 24, 2014 News Post by Michael King

’Twas the Night Before Sundance
I'm coming for you, Robert Redford!
"...What seemed like an ordinary Tuesday afternoon turned into something unbelievable. While sipping on..."

Jan. 15, 2014 Screens Post by Neha Aziz

A Progressive Pilgrim’s Progress
Robert Jensen's new memoir is an extended meditation on his tentative return to the Presbyterian church of his youth.
"...Fargo, North Dakota, First Presbyterian Church. Since those halcyon days – when he says he was simply “bored, nearly..."

June 10, 2009 Books Post by Michael King

Midnight Madness
Fantastic Fest and SXSW partner up for midnight movies
"...(Canada) Director: Bruce McDonald. Writer: Tony Burgess A seemingly ordinary day’s work at the radio station for Grant Mazzy..."

Feb. 17, 2009 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

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