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The Homesman
Hilary Swank and Tommy Lee Jones point their wagon east while confronting the myths of the Old West.
"...Directed by: Tommy Lee Jones. Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank, Grace Gummer, Miranda..."

Nov. 28, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Setting the Table
New director Ned Rifkin wants to bring more people to the feast that is the Blanton
"...What's a former undersecretary of art for the Smithsonian Institution doing running the Blanton Museum of Art?..."

Oct. 2, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Thin Red Line
Malick's return to filmmakng after a 20-year absence is this WWII story based on James Jones' Guadalcanal novel. The film is a lyrical and introverted study of the curiously destructive relationship between man and nature.
"...Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, Adrien Brody, John Travolta, George Clooney, John Cusack, Woody Harrelson, Tim Blake Nelson, John C...."

Jan. 15, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Page Two: Otto Binder Had a Vision
The great science-fiction and comic book writer already had a name for Trump back in the 1950s – Bizarro
"...Two weeks of book reviews in this column does not mean it is evolving into something..."

Sept. 16, 2016 Column by Louis Black

The Bold One
Action / horror heartthrob John Saxon brings two classics to the Alamo.
"...half-century in Hollywood, Brooklyn-born actor John Saxon, who began his career at the Actors Studio under the legendary Stella..."

Nov. 21, 2003 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

From the Journals of Jean Seberg
"...French New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard supposedly described film history as a history of boys photographing girls. For American..."

June 21, 1996 Movie Review by Alison Macor

The Cinema of Dual Citizens
In the upcoming series Driven into Paradise: European Émigré Directors 1933-1950, the Austin Film Society will be screening (at the Alamo Drafthouse) six classic films reflecting the ethical sensibilities and aesthetic innovations of these exiled masters.
"...Sometime in the late 1930s, the Hollywood dream factory started birthing the..."

April 18, 2003 Screens Feature by Will Robinson Sheff

On the Lege
Instead of businesses, consumers and working stiffs will shoulder much of the property tax cut approved by the Senate.
"...The special legislative session doesn't end until Wednesday, but the..."

July 15, 2005 News Column by Amy Smith

The Four Horsemen of the Deficit
Examining the new House committees on state spending
"...There's nothing like necessity to add focus and so, with..."

Jan. 13, 2010 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The Fall That Was
"...Sneaking into the last weekend of regular season games, I am looking..."

Dec. 28, 2007 Sports Post by Timothy Braun

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
The saga ends (and ends) back in the Shire where it began.
"...by: Peter Jackson. Starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, John Rhys-Davies, Billy Boyd, Liv..."

Dec. 19, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Figure in the Frame
The exhibit Arnold Newman: Masterclass gives us all a lesson in the power of the photographic portrait
"...cease hostilities, sometimes even be besties for once in their mistrustful lives. In the heyday of the great oil..."

March 15, 2013 Arts Feature by Katherine Catmull

Flight of the Phoenix
Sticking closely to the tone of its predecessor, this remake of Robert Aldrich’s 1965 adventure film lacks the tang of the original, and trades the late-vintage Jimmy Stewart for the shirtless Dennis Quaid.
"...Directed by: John Moore. Starring: Dennis Quaid, Giovanni Ribisi, Miranda Otto, Hugh Laurie, Tyrese Gibson,..."

Dec. 17, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

War of the Worlds
Spielberg and the gang at Industrial Light & Magic have knocked the ball not only out of the park but out of Earth orbit as well.
"...Directed by: Steven Spielberg. Starring: Tom Cruise, Justin Chatwin, Dakota Fanning, Tim Robbins and Miranda Otto...."

July 1, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Page Two: Tales of the Pioneers
Hanging with Roller Derby queens and pulp fiction masters
"...This column probably seems unduly Austin-centric and Austin-partisan to some..."

Nov. 27, 2009 Column by Louis Black

'Ritual Abuse,' the San Antonio Four, and Public Hysteria
San Antonio case shows innocent are still behind bars
"...Fran and Dan Keller are some of the last innocent people to leave prison after being caught..."

Dec. 6, 2013 News Feature by Debbie Nathan

Where in the World Is Bunny Lake?
Otto Preminger’s masterful abduction thriller still shocks and intrigues
"...The wrongdoing on display in Bunny Lake Is Missing, Otto..."

July 20, 2018 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

When the Clock Strikes 12
Bill Haley died for rock & roll – in Harlingen
"...In 2007, Pete Best performed Downtown on the outdoor stage of Threadgill's World Headquarters. You of a..."

May 16, 2014 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Downtown Austin Is Getting a Fresh Coat of Museums
"...illustration by Robert Faries..."

Nov. 27, 1998 Arts Feature by Sam Martin

Showing the Way
The 2006 class of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame
"...They are our guides across the cultural landscape. They are..."

June 2, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Sunday Survey, 5/30/10
City manager survives, state budget doesn't
"...Race cars, collapsing state budgets, disappearing solar cells and the city manager hanging on to..."

May 30, 2010 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The Q&A Hole: Superhero Movie Redux
I knew that ol' Lazarus pit would come in handy one of these days …
"...A few weeks ago, the question was: Why Do We Need Anymore Superhero Movies?..."

Feb. 18, 2013 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

July Is Crime Month: The Crime Blotter, Week 4
A curated guide to unlawful activities around town July 23-31
"...Since July is Crime Month at the Chronicle, the ruffians and reprobates..."

July 23, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

The Nine Best Japanese Restaurants in Austin
We pick our favorite spots for sushi, ramen, hibachi, and more
"...There's no need to fly half-way around the world to..."

May 8, 2018 Food Post by The Food Staff

All About the Others
The Austin Film Society's Besides Almodovar: Other Spanish Directors
"...The difficulty most foreign films face in getting an American..."

Dec. 3, 2004 Screens Feature by Will Robinson Sheff

The Chaperone
The fascinating true story of Louise Brooks falls out of focus in this anachronistic fiction
"...by: Michael Engler. Starring: Elizabeth McGovern, Haley Lu Richardson, Blythe Danner, Campbell Scott, Géza Röhrig, Miranda Otto and Robert..."

April 12, 2019 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Earthen Works at the Austin Museum of Art Revolution in Clay
"...The minute I saw the invitation, I was hooked. Revolution..."

Nov. 24, 1995 Arts Feature

SXSW Film: The Whole Enchilada
Red-hot and really long list of all the titles to date
"...We've already teased some of the highlights of the just-announced SXSW Film 2011 lineup –..."

Feb. 2, 2011 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

The Other Stars in the Galaxy
"...by Marjorie Baumgarten, Sarah Hepola, Marcel Meyer, and Jessica Reisman..."

May 21, 1999 Screens Feature

Jessie Otto Hite: With the Blanton built, the director takes her leave
With the Blanton Museum of Art's new galleries open and drawing record crowds and the companion building set to open next year, Jessie Otto Hite has decided to retire as director in 2008
"...From the time she started as an employee of the art..."

June 29, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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