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A Road Trip to The Unknown Country With Director Morrisa Maltz
How a long commute became a drive into America's heart
"...The driving force of Morrisa Maltz's hybrid docu-drama The Unknown Country is a road trip: And it's a journey..."

Aug. 5, 2023 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Film Review: The Unknown Country
Reality proves more compelling in this mixt of journalism and fiction
"...Tana’s story serves as the vehicle through which The Unknown Country glimpses different parts of the country, with a..."

March 14, 2022 SXSW Post by Dina Barrish

Unknown Territory
Writer-director John Sayles on why he returned to the border for his latest film, 'Go for Sisters'
"...without it being hot and sleazy as the worst parts of Tijuana can be. But they have that thrill..."

Dec. 6, 2013 Screens Feature by Robert Faires

SXSW: Anthony Bourdain
“I’ll go back to brunch, motherfucker. I don’t care.”
"...Bourdain to a big laugh. The host of CNN’s Parts Unknown and unqualified rock star elucidated with an honest-to-goodness..."

March 14, 2016 SXSW Post by Kahron Spearman

Committed
"...vows very seriously. When her husband (Wilson) disappears for parts unknown nearly two years into their marriage, Joline takes..."

June 2, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Mom and Dad
Nic Cage goes crazy/crazier in this kid-killing black comedy
"...and father in the world, fall victim to an unknown ailment that causes them to want to kill their..."

Jan. 26, 2018 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Safe House
This hectic, deftly edited, and unexpectedly bracing thriller stars Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds.
"...Weston and Frost are on the run from persons unknown...."

Feb. 10, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

King Kong
Jackson's remake is a corker of an action/monster movie: part RKO serial; part square-jawed, manly romp; and part classic journey into the unknown that recalls and references Heart of Darkness.
"...godhead is more than the sum of its gargantuan parts (big budget, bigger stars, biggest simian ever); it’s also..."

Dec. 16, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

A Life Less Ordinary
"...boss' daughter Celine (Diaz) hostage and lighting off to parts unknown. Celine hates her father to begin with, so..."

Oct. 24, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

An American Haunting
A satanic-possession thriller set in 1817 stars Donald Sutherland and Sissy Spacek – to little avail.
"...the same time. His perpetually furrowed countenance is equal parts Elisha Cook Jr. (particularly in William Castle's House on..."

May 12, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Y Tu Mamá También
Boys, filled with testoterone and joints, will be boys.
"...to the mythical beach; Luisa is consumed with an unknown personal tragedy, the boys are consumed with getting in..."

April 5, 2002 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Stendahl Syndrome
"...giallos -- literally, “yellow films,” rife with suspense and unknown assailants with dubious motives -- in that the supernatural..."

Oct. 22, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Cannibal! the Musical
"...and the acting chops of a cast of mostly unknown locals. In fact, if you took the gore out,..."

Aug. 28, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain
The life, passions, and shattering death of the traveler
"...Hong Kong episode of his CNN series, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, DP’d by the brilliant Christopher Doyle and directed..."

July 16, 2021 Movie Review by Jenny Nulf

Secondhand Lions
In this unique family film that's also an ode to heroic movies gone by, a boy is sent for the summer to live with his two eccentric uncles in Texas.
"...two cantankerous Texas uncles while she flits off to parts unknown. The end result, while sometimes feeling a tad..."

Sept. 19, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Girls Town
"...are on the verge of leaving high school for parts unknown. Although the script (co-written by McKay, Denise Casano,..."

Sept. 13, 1996 Movie Review by Alison Macor

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...because 98% of the people, who spoke from all parts of Texas, spoke out against the redistricting map. They..."

Aug. 8, 2003 Column

How Heartless Bastards Frontwoman Erika Wennerstrom Arrived at Her Solo Debut
Songwriting at the edge of her comfort zone on Sweet Unknown
"...the moment and being more present. It's the Sweet Unknown and who knows what's next? [inset-1-right]..."

April 6, 2018 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Austin's Airport Art Program Makes Every Flight a Trip to the Gallery
Got some time at AUS? There's many distractions in plane sight.
"...what some of the people who live in these parts choose to express about their lives, their physical environment,..."

Sept. 2, 2022 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Live Music Worth Seeing This Weekend
Joey Bada$$, Clint Black, Oliver Rajamani, and more!
"...Country, blues, and Velcro shoes: That’s the vocation of..."

April 26, 2018 Music Post by The Music Staff

Bonus Tracks
"...He's come to Texas from NYC via parts unknown with a swagger in his voice and an..."

Oct. 10, 1997 Music Feature

Plethora of Riches: How Richard Samuel Turned an Art Gallery Into a Community Center
RichesArt launches annual Black History Month exhibit with new philanthropic initiative
"...care in depicting Waffle House since Anthony Bourdain’s impassioned Parts Unknown monologue...."

Feb. 9, 2024 Arts Feature by Carys Anderson

Day Trips & Beyond: June Events Roundup
Pho on the coast, statuesque women in Dallas; June is time to hit the road
"...In a segment of Parts Unknown aired in October 2016, Anthony Bourdain raved about..."

June 3, 2021 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

AFS Doc Days Gets Cool With Miles Davis
Three day celebration of true tales returns for second year
"...a different kind of countryside, Jesse Sweet (Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown) examines the clash between communities in the Hudson..."

April 26, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

19 Post-Punks to Bounce Around To
"...14, Dirty Dog Bar, 8pm Featured in Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown, Hong Kong crew David Boring assemble shades of..."

March 15, 2019 Music Feature by Rachel Rascoe

Ring in the New Year With a Binge Watch
12 streaming shows to get you to midnight and beyond
"...his example. Seasons 7-11 of his award-winning travel show Parts Unknown are streaming on Netflix. The Indignities of Puberty:..."

Dec. 27, 2018 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Austin Beer for the World Cup
Let your favorite local brew determine who you’ll bet on to win
"...with which to paint faces and wave flags from parts unknown, why not let your favorite of these 32..."

June 13, 2018 Food Post by Eric Puga

SXSW Panel Recap: Influencing Food Culture & Policy Through Film & TV
Celebrity chefs discuss sustainability and Bourdain’s anthropology
"...(which has created lauded culinary series like Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, Mind of a Chef, and Wasted! The Story..."

March 13, 2018 Food Post by Veronica Meewes

Gorillaz
"...night, Damon Albarn's 19-year-old cartoon supergroup transported me to parts unknown...."

Oct. 13, 2017 Music Feature

ACL Review: Gorillaz
Damon Albarn’s cartoon supergroup transcends
"...night, Damon Albarn’s 19-year-old cartoon supergroup transported me to parts unknown...."

Oct. 9, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

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