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Elysium
In the year 2154, the rabble live on the garbage dump of Earth while the elite live in the perfect Elysium in the sky; Matt Damon is a mad Max who breaks on through.
"...and powerful have created a spoked, orbiting simulacrum of peace on Earth and bad will toward anyone in a..."

Aug. 9, 2013 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

R.I.P.D.
The Rest in Peace Department of undead police officers is joined by a recently slain cop.
"...(Bridges) are dead police partners in the Rest in Peace Department (R.I.P.D.) in present-day Boston, serving out their 100-year..."

July 26, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Reincarnated
In this documentary, Snoop Lion goes to Jamaica to cut a reggae album and reinvent himself – and smoke the ganja, too.
"...reckoning with the violence that dogged his past, the peace and love he professes in the present, and the..."

March 15, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Jack the Giant Slayer
Despite a terrific cast, intelligent direction, and state-of-the-art special effects, this fairy tale's gigantic shoes remain unfilled.
"...king defeated the giants, and for a long time peace reigned. Hidden away on Earth, however, are beans that..."

March 1, 2013 Movie Review by Louis Black

Marley
Stir it Up: Finally, there's an authoritative film biography of Bob Marley.
"...to the musician’s anthemic importance as a voice of peace, freedom, and resistance...."

April 20, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

A Thousand Words
Eddie Murphy plays a truth-challenged literary agent who learns his lesson when a bizarre set of circumstances allow him to utter only 1,000 words before dying.
"...but not unworthy message about the path to inner peace...."

March 16, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

21 Jump Street
Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum go back to high school in this new take on the old TV series.
"...prom. On this second go-round, they get to make peace with the past and finally go to the prom...."

March 16, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Both ridiculous and ridiculously fun, this is over-the-top robotic mayhem.
"...returns us to a world where the Autobots, the peace- and freedom-loving alien robots (the primary-colored good guys), are..."

July 1, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

TV Eye
News of the bin Laden killing stirs up a mix of emotions
"...he called the bin Laden killing "a victory for peace."..."

May 6, 2011 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

Newsgeist: 12/10/10
The spirit of the news
"...Newsgeist stories on the W Austin Hotel, the Nobel Peace Prize, and video game consoles. Read more after the..."

Dec. 10, 2010 News Post by Eric Pickhartz

Lebanon
This brutally real-feeling Israeli film about the war in Lebanon in 1982 received the top prize at the Venice Film Festival in 2009.
"...the mutinous artillery loader Herzel (Cohen); Yigal (Moshonov), the peace-making driver; and gunner Shmulik (Donat), a new conscript who,..."

Sept. 24, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Cry of the Owl
Based on the 1962 Patricia Highsmith novel, this mood-heavy film contemplates what happens to a stalker when the object of his obsession returns the favor.
"...Toronto) and into the country – presumably for the peace and quiet. There, he begins to frequent the front..."

March 19, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The People's Courts
Dems square off in three races
"...Travis County's five justices of the peace oversee, essentially, the "people's courts" – they consider, for..."

Feb. 19, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The Last Station
This nimble movie about Tolstoy's last days stars Christopher Plummer as the author and Helen Mirren as his high-strung wife, Sofya.
"...These are not calm times – more war than peace – with Tolstoy (Plummer) in a no-man’s-land between warring..."

Feb. 12, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Fourth Kind
This pseudo-mockumentary starring Milla Jovovich echoes both The Blair Witch Project and The X-Files.
"...par with Whitley Strieber's grays; they don't come in peace, and they're more interested in torturing our nether regions..."

Nov. 6, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Battle for Terra
An animated tale of a peace-loving race of creatures known as Terrians, who are invaded by alien humans.
"...big boys in this futuristic, CG-animated tale of a peace-loving, pseudo-religious race of tadpole-esque creatures known as the Terrians,..."

May 1, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Jimmy Carter: Man From Plains
Filmmaker Jonathan Demme accompanies Jimmy Carter during the former president's controversial book tour for Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid, and in the process offers a re-evalution of this world leader.
"...and more frequently defended, his most recent title, Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid. Yup, them’s fighting words, quite intentionally; as..."

March 14, 2008 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Step Up 2 the Streets
Romantic sparks fly (again) among students from different backgrounds at the Maryland School of the Arts.
"...a world of struggle, the best way to achieve peace and tolerance is to dance, dance, dance! Step Up..."

Feb. 22, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Milarepa: Magician, Murderer, Saint
This is an old-school heroic drama from Bhutan about an 11th century Tibetan saint whose tale begins with greed and vengeance.
"...can make avalanches and lightning with his hands chooses peace instead. The film is written and directed by a..."

Sept. 21, 2007 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

10 Questions for the Dalai Lama
His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, is truly a spiritual leader for the 21st century.
"...and suggesting “more picnics” as a prescription for world peace. A lama for the 21st century, His Holiness is..."

June 1, 2007 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

American Hardcore
Crammed with grainy, shot-on-the-fly mid-Eighties video footage, recent interviews, and a genuine love for its subject, American Hardcore encapsulates a largely forgotten moment in maximum rock & roll history.
"...a vivid glance back at a pre-Internet, pre-cell phone, post-peace-and-love youth movement that, for a moment, anyway, burned as..."

Nov. 17, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

16 Blocks
Richard Donner still has it. 16 Blocks may be a formulaic good-cops/bad-cops actioner, but it’s rarely stereotypical.
"...and zing, returning to the ever-more-gritty world of duplicitous peace officers and the demons that straddle them. When we..."

March 3, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Occupation: Dreamland
In this amazingly candid documentary, soldiers from the Army's 82nd Airborne Division talk about their lives and their mission in Fallujah, Iraq, in early 2004, just weeks before the full strength of the Sunni insurgency becomes apparent.
"...who’ve been charged with the mission of keeping the peace in Saddam’s old Sunni stronghold. These young soldiers, most..."

Oct. 14, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Photos From the Vigil for Cindy Sheehan
Hundreds of activists met Wednesday night on the Pfluger Bridge to support the "Crawford Peace Mom"
"...dozens of cities across the country held their own peaceful protests against the war, calling for the safe return..."

Aug. 19, 2005 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter ... and Spring
A Buddhist monk, viewed from childhood to old age, becomes a vehicle for exploring the journey of the soul in this cinematically rich Korean film.
"...anger, an aging man’s strenuous quest for clarity and peace, and the renewal of the cycle as an infant..."

May 21, 2004 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Hollywood Homicide
"...at least it has brokered – however briefly – peace between two generations: Mom gets Harrison Ford, daughter gets..."

June 13, 2003 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Naked City
War and peace
"...front of the Capitol building last week to advocate peace in the Middle East. Organized by the Austin chapter..."

Jan. 4, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Behind Enemy Lines
"...(Almeida) that doing so would endanger a fragile Balkan peace. To its credit, Behind Enemy Lines has some truly..."

Nov. 30, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Letters at 3AM
How to be and not to be.
"...who's listening: the scribbler. "Walking the knife edge of peace." That's how such disciplines were described by a Zen..."

Sept. 17, 1999 Column by Michael Ventura

Air Bud: Golden Receiver
"...-- offers Josh a football as a sort of peace offering. Anyone who's even vaguely familiar with the original..."

Aug. 21, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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