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Redemption Road
This story about a musician who's got the blues because he can't play the blues is a mawkish misfire, but the roadside scenery from Austin to Huntsville, Ala., can't be beat.
"...gonna save your soul" melodrama takes place on the road as a mysterious, Zen-like stranger named Augy (Duncan) gives..."

Aug. 26, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Road to Redemption
"...not already part of Reverend Graham's flock. Ostensibly a road movie, the highway that Vernon's film travels is much..."

Feb. 16, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Mad Max: Fury Road
Glorious action cinema abounds on Fury Road
"...and, dammit if it isn’t listed prominently in Fury Road’s credits. Guess I’ll have to come up with a..."

May 15, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Reservation Road
Crime and Punishment comes to New England in this story about the aftermath of a child's death.
"...Eddie Alderson, Antoni Corone and Gary Kohn. In Reservation Road, George’s adaptation of John Burnham Schwartz’s acclaimed novel, Crime..."

Oct. 26, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Traveling Barbecue Road
Visiting from Germany, Central Texas barbecue has won me over
"...passed were littered with bones. In the end, my road took my straight into meat heaven. I traveled the..."

Oct. 3, 2012 Food Post by Takis Würger

DVDanger: Retro Redemption
Nerd out with The Stream, Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie
"...of such passion that it even has an accompanying making-of/road movie Hearts of Dorkness as he tried to get..."

Sept. 6, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Rose Bowl Redemption for the Horns
McCoy takes the reins
"...of a youthful and inexperienced squad making its first road trip of the young season meant that a productive..."

Sept. 19, 2011 Sports Post by Russ Espinoza

Redemption Song
Dick Rude on 'Let's Rock Again!' and the legacy of Joe Strummer
"...soul. And while hanging out with him on the road, so many people would come up to him and..."

March 3, 2006 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

The Spiritual Vanguard
Eliza Gilkyson
"...Gilkyson's new album released this fall, Redemption Road, shows her at her most original -- taking..."

Nov. 28, 1997 Music Feature by Louisa C. Brinsmade

Danny Collins
Al Pacino is an aging rock & roller who makes an entertaining play for redemption
"...long time, but it’s contained within an utterly predictable redemption movie that only comes alive when Pacino plays one-on-one..."

April 3, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

What Women Want
"...that's the theory espoused by toothsome Mel Gibson's new “rake-on-the-road-to-redemption” vehicle, What Women Want. Gibson's Nick Marshall is a..."

Dec. 22, 2000 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Bad Lieutenant
"...Thorn, Victoria Bastel and Paul Hipp. There is no redemption without, first, debasement; no transcendence without transgression; no forgiveness..."

Feb. 12, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Highway 61
"...not recognize the devil when you meet him, and redemption might not look like much up close, but the..."

Aug. 14, 1992 Movie Review by Kathleen Maher

Better Get Hit in Yo' Soul
When movies go looking for Christmas redemption
"...coaxed it out of him. Like Saul on the road to Damascus, Murray had his come-to-Jesus moment playing disaffected..."

Dec. 16, 2011 Screens Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Crazy Heart
Jeff Bridges scores in this performance as a fading country & western star who has cashed in most of his chips.
"...Bad Blake. It's a performance that's magnificent in its road-weariness, and it's a measure of just how truly great..."

Jan. 8, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Lone Star
Another man in black: Kris Kristofferson
" of the March 7 release of This Old Road on New West (see review, next page), his first..."

Feb. 24, 2006 Music Feature by Andy Langer

Nicole Kidman's grimy noir mistakes grit for intrigue
" Destroyer, a grimy cop drama about revenge and redemption that scratches the underbelly of Southern California with dirty..."

Jan. 11, 2019 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Song
When he rockets to sudden fame, a Christian songwriter is tempted by the perks of fame.
"...formula of a musical artist’s rise, fall, and ultimate redemption is well-suited to the architecture of a faith-based movie...."

Sept. 26, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Due Date
Road comedy hits the sweet spot with Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis.
"...with Downey Jr. for a Planes, Trains & Automobiles-style road trip. Galifianakis plays Ethan Tremblay, the gauche and rotund..."

Nov. 5, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

That Old Time Religion
16 HP's David Eugene Edwards sounds off about his band's holy-roller music
"...Bible-thumpin' preacher man who's taken his message on the road, which would be a perception not far removed from..."

Sept. 29, 2000 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Fatalistic Filmmaking
Alex Karpovsky hits the road to find the comedy behind his anxiety
"..."I was fearful about feeling lonely on the road because I had a romantic relationship that had ended..."

Sept. 28, 2012 Screens Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

The Expendables
Sylvester Stallone helms this clash of the titans of action cinema that coasts on its concept while blowing up lots of stuff.
"...Christmas (Statham), Yin Yang (Li), Gunner Jensen (Lundgren), Toll Road (Couture), Hale Caesar (Crews), and ex-Expendable Tool (Rourke) –..."

Aug. 13, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Sleepwalking might have been a terrific character study of damaged adult siblings, but instead becomes a muddled road trip toward redemption.
"...and soon James and Tara are off on a road trip across the snowy plains of upper Middle America,..."

March 21, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Lioness in Winter
Eliza Gilkyson finds her roar
"...growth. Her output in the Nineties crystallized on 1997's Redemption Road and '99's Misfits. The titles were prophetic, not..."

April 30, 2004 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

SXSW Film Review: Time Trial
Redemption denied in this lyrical tale from the cycling seat
"...A warning: Not all tales of redemption have a happy ending. The comeback kid doesn't always..."

March 14, 2018 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

Everything Old is New Again
The Year in Albums
"...Murphy (Trish Murphy), and Ana Egge (River Under the Road), through the wisdom of wonderfully mature work from ladies..."

Jan. 9, 1998 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Texas Platters
"...get through writing this. Sorry, Delbert. But hasn't this roadhouse blues thing been done, and done, and done until..."

Oct. 10, 1997 Music Review

The Mystic Western Game Jam Looks to the Stars
Local game collective Juegos Rancheros needs you to pick your favorite
"...sun, myriad stars, and endless possibilities of glory, disaster, redemption, and damnation...."

July 5, 2016 Screens Post by Tucker Whatley

DVDanger: Buster's Mal Heart
Rami Malek's newest and strangest, plus more home releases
"..."Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,..."

Sept. 12, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Off the Record
Gary Clark Jr. and the Cactus Cafe go under the lens
"...benefit of sorts for the station that will be broadcast in its entirety the following evening. Moreover, KUT has..."

Aug. 19, 2011 Music Column by Austin Powell

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