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Pope Francis: A Man of His Word
The pope, in his own words, through the lens of Wim Wenders
"...call to helm a documentary about its newest sovereign: Pope Francis. Rather than taking a straight biographical approach, the..."

May 18, 2018 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Pope Must Diet
"...the brouhaha surrounding the title of this film, The Pope Must Diet is actually a fairly innocuous piece of..."

Sept. 27, 1991 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Paul Pope's Battling Boy Is a Young God Among Men
And the daughter of a dead hero's no slouch, either.
"...a new work by that rockstar of comics, Paul Pope, especially when the work is simultaneously a celebration of..."

Oct. 30, 2013 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Public Notice: Loving the Pope
Is Frances the plural of Francis?
"...Everyone loves Pope Francis – from Stephen Colbert to John Boehner to..."

Oct. 2, 2015 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Pickens and Pope
Possibilities open up when the Sierra Club can find common ground with a Texas oilman
"...phone call last week by an unlikely ally: Carl Pope, executive director of the Sierra Club. "Boone and the..."

Sept. 26, 2008 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

The Pope of Avant Garde
Remembering William S. Burroughs
"...fans lining up for a brief audience with the pope of avant garde. Each one had a little something..."

Aug. 15, 1997 Books Feature

The Two Popes
Hopkins and Pryce are delicately charming in the true story of a modern schism
"...interesting aspects of Fernando Meirelles’ new film The Two Popes, these peeks into overly regimented and often extravagant ceremonies..."

Dec. 13, 2019 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

The Crow: City of Angels
"...Directed by: Tim Pope. Starring: Vincent Perez, Mia Kirshner and Iggy Pop. More..."

Sept. 6, 1996 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Hightower Report
Merry Christmas, right-wingers, the Red Pope, and Jesus
"...and in particular, at a key messenger of Christianity: Pope Francis! They've decided that the Pope is a "Marxist,"..."

Dec. 25, 2015 News Column by Jim Hightower

UT Department of Theatre & Dance
The University of Illinois' Brant Pope is hired to lead UT's theatre/dance school
"...Theatre & Dance has a new chair: Dr. Brant Pope, head of the University of Illinois' Department of Theatre,..."

May 28, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Almost Famous
Three years after leaving Austin for Hollywood, comics Chip Pope and Howard Kremer still aren't celebs, but with pilots for HBO and Comedy Central and a willingness to schmooze, they've come agonizingly close.
"...Later, America doesn't know that Howard Kremer and Chip Pope exist. The two former Austin comics, however, have been..."

July 20, 2001 Arts Feature by J. C. Shakespeare

Blue Like Jazz
Based on the bestseller by Donald Miller, this is the story of a Texas-raised Southern Baptist who finds maturity on the liberal campus of Reed College in Portland, Ore.
"...lesbian rants, a guy who always dresses in a pope costume (Welborn). Miller warms to Penny, a Christian student..."

April 13, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Postscripts
Post-Pope Modernists
"...Todd eventually realized that anything of note after Alexander Pope's death was not to be found at the HRC..."

April 9, 1999 Books Column

A Field in England
The most enticingly original film to come out of the UK this year is told in crisp, trippy, black and white.
"...Wheatley. Starring: Julian Barratt, Peter Ferdinando, Richard Glover, Ryan Pope, Reece Shearsmith and Michael Smiley...."

Feb. 7, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The AggreGAYtor: December 18
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
"...The U.N. gets schooled, the Pope gets hailed, and Sochi gets boring, as your AggreGAYtor..."

Dec. 18, 2013 Qmmunity Post

Scandalous: The True Story of the National Enquirer
The shocking history of America's sleaziest tabloid
"...tabloid shrewdly evolved under the longstanding editorship of Generoso Pope Jr. (who reputedly used mob money to purchase the..."

Nov. 15, 2019 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Motherless Brooklyn
Edward Norton leads a stylish, meandering trip around a corrupt 1950s NYC
"...the actors and the thoughtful cinematography of veteran Dick Pope always ensure that there’s something engaging to watch onscreen...."

Nov. 1, 2019 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Novitiate
An original take on a crisis of faith
"...less upsetting schism within the Catholic Church. In 1965, Pope John XXIII and the Vatican Council met and created..."

Nov. 17, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The AggreGAYtor: January 26
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
"...Pope Francis rocks out with his mitre out, Texas rolls..."

Jan. 26, 2015 Qmmunity Post by David Estlund

The AggreGAYtor: October 20
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
"...Pope Francis gets checked, Rome's mayor takes Francis' almost-word to..."

Oct. 20, 2014 Qmmunity Post by David Estlund

The AggreGAYtor: January 6
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
"...surprise, Annise Parker gets a happy city staff, and Pope Frances takes another step forward, as your AggreGAYtor dosey..."

Jan. 6, 2014 Qmmunity Post

The AggreGAYtor: October 18
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
"...New Pope allegedly says something nice, Peaches owns queer, and trans..."

Oct. 18, 2013 Qmmunity Post

The AggreGAYtor: September 23
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
"...NOM gets off the marriage train, Pope Francis gets up with people, and San Francisco gets..."

Sept. 23, 2013 Qmmunity Post

The AggreGAYtor: July 30
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
"...Pope Frances and Pat Robertson make ambivalent progress, Louisiana and..."

July 30, 2013 Qmmunity Post

There Be Dragons
Roland Joffé wrote and directed this drama set during the Spanish Civil War in which one of the protagonists is Opus Dei founder Josemaría Escrivá.
"...Derek Jacobi and Rusty Lemorande. With the beatification of Pope John Paul II last week, the timing could not..."

May 6, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Animal Kingdom
An Australian family that commits crimes together avoids time together in this brutal look at the human survival instinct.
"...for uncomfortably long amounts of time. Her sons are Pope (Mendelsohn), a gunman off his meds and the oldest;..."

Aug. 27, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Illusionist
Surprisingly, this atmospheric movie starring some of the greatest actors of our time is a dull and enervating bore.
"...nature. The tricks are flawlessly filmed by cinematographer Dick Pope (Mike Leigh's frequent DP) and overseen by technical consultant..."

Aug. 25, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Lower City
The toastiest summer on record is but an intermittently flickering 40-watt bulb compared to this positively incendiary sexual firestorm.
"...overwhelming, titillating performance could make a eunuch bang the Pope on a Sunday. At mass. It's that hot. And..."

Aug. 18, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Jennifer Bell
Jennifer Bell, who is neither Italian nor Catholic, is one of four artists invited to show her paintings in a memorial exhibit for Pope John Paul II in southeastern Italy
"...di Papa Giovanni Paulo Il Grande" ("In Memory of Pope John Paul II"), opening Dec. 18 in the southeastern..."

Dec. 16, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Dogma
Kevin Smith manages to makes a film that both pokes fun at the Catholic Church and upholds the faith.
"...Bud Cort. With God as his co-pilot and the Pope as his press agent, Kevin Smith has come knocking..."

Nov. 12, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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