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The Dark Knight
The visuals soar and Heath Ledger's Joker is magnificent, although this Batman movie is grim and chilly, as if made for our age of anxiety.
"...Directed by: Christopher Nolan. Starring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Aaron Eckhart,..."

July 18, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Transcendence
Wally Phister, the Oscar-winning Inception lenser, takes the directing reins for this sci-fi puzzler that stars Johnny Depp.
"...this futuristic thriller from first-time director Wally Pfister, Christopher Nolan’s longtime cinematographer who won an Oscar for his work..."

April 18, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Ready Player One
Video gaming and Eighties culture get the Spielberg treatment
"...bravery to Spielberg even broaching this subject. He's Mister Oscar Winner these days, and so a super-geeky novel, jam-packed..."

March 30, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The Cured
The zombie apocalypse is over. So now what?
"...Sam Keeley, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Paula Malcomson, Peter Campion and Oscar Nolan...."

March 9, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest Review: The Cured
Grief, guilt, and terrorism explored in Irish zombie drama
"...Page). She stuck around to raise her son Cillian (Oscar Nolan) after his father was devoured. She's glad of..."

Sept. 25, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Gay Place
The week is alive with the sound of Brand New Key, BLXPLTN, Fea, Julie Nolan, GayCL, Cap City Men's Chorus, and more
"...An Ideal Husband Agape Actors Co-op presents Oscar Wilde's wild comedy of prim and propers. Oct. 2-11,..."

Oct. 3, 2014 Column by Kate X Messer

Richard Whittaker’s Top 10 Films of 2017
"...a pure classic: In the year of Brexit, Christopher Nolan got a major studio to finance a picture about..."

Dec. 29, 2017 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Chronicle Critics on Oscars' Best Picture Nominees
Revisit the nominees and get prepared for the pomp this weekend
"...So, if you haven’t filled out your Oscar pool picks yet, here’s a handy run-through from our..."

March 2, 2018 Chron Events Post by Josh Kupecki

House at the End of the Street
This scary-house movie starring Jennifer Lawrence is a strictly middling nonshocker.
"...Lawrence, Max Thieriot, Elisabeth Shue, Gil Bellows, Eva Link, Nolan Gerard Funk and Allie MacDonald...."

Sept. 28, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Pet Sematary Remake to Close SXSW Film
Midnighters, Festival Favorites, plus shorts all announced
"...threat. Cast: Mary Nepi, Gabrielle Elyse, Austin Fryberger, JJ Nolan, Nick Gomez, Ashley Argota, Amy Arburn, Amy Landecker, Rich..."

Feb. 6, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Spike Lee, Rian Johnson, and Chelsea Manning for SXSW
Plus major tech names, Westworld panel, and more added
"...• Tony- and four-time Oscar nominee Ethan Hawke..."

Jan. 30, 2018 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Adds Melinda Gates
Philanthropist joins keynote speaker list, plus more names
"...Director Olivier Assayas (Demonlover, Personal Shopper) and Austin's own Oscar-winner director Richard Linklater..."

Jan. 8, 2018 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

Gay Place: Way Beyond Funday
Just like every other day in the Austin week Sunday is way more than Bloody Marys and brunch
"...full list of characters for a production of this Oscar Wilde play happening this fall. Mon., Tue., & Fri.,..."

July 18, 2014 Column by Kate X Messer

Playback: They Only Came To Kick Some Ass
Both Jack Black the actor and Jack Black the rocker rule Austin
"...Black complained was the uncredited titular inspiration for Christopher Nolan's latest Batman installment, The Dark Knight Rises. The duo,..."

July 27, 2012 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

New Year, Old Films
Mid-20th-century must-sees: Part I
"...and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, it won six Oscars, including Best Picture, and was adapted for Broadway as..."

Dec. 30, 2005 Screens Feature by Louis Black

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