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2017 Revel Solstice Festival
Two recent concerts in the summerlong fest played up the informality and intimacy of Revel's approach to classical music
"...So it is with Revel, founded by pianist Carla McElhaney and cellist Joel Becktell,..."

July 14, 2017 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

Review: Revel's Existential Solstice
In a concert evoking winter's cold and darkness, warmth
"...yet we were warmed. Such was the paradox of Revel’s Existential Solstice, the second concert of the classical music..."

Dec. 5, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

The Taming of the Shrew: Indeed a Revel
Reviews of recent and ongoing exhibitions and performances around Austin
" this carnival. The whole production is indeed a revel -- the comic mania, slapstick, innumerable pratfalls, and dubious..."

Sept. 3, 1999 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

Nymphomaniac: Volume 1
Lars von Trier's latest provocation is more meditation than outright flagellation.
"...father confessor to his benighted characters, von Trier may revel in the muck, but Nymphomaniac: Volume 1 is anything..."

March 28, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Human Centipede (First Sequence)
Coprophiliacs looking for a movie that really rings their chimes will be positively tintinnabulating from this arthouse horror number.
"...little bloodletting and gore. Director Six seems to positively revel in his film’s taboo-breaking subject matter in which a..."

May 7, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Oddball tale of a directionless young man who moves in with his sister-in-law, whose husband is in Iraq with his National Guard unit, is quirky but unaffecting.
"...probably aren’t to be trusted. Indifferent to character, they’ll revel in idiosyncrasies; rejecting emotion, they’ll pine for sweetness; unmoved..."

July 25, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Despite the grating, workmanlike direction of Chris Columbus, this boisterous film is a vivacious, wiseacre musical and an inarguable morality lesson: Love is all you need.
"...a Bronx cheer toward death’s ivory grin – will revel in the film’s contagious passions. And why not? What..."

Nov. 25, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

A Tree of Palme
It's the Pinocchio story filtered through the prism of cyberpunk animé.
"...isn’t content to allow this robot-on-a-mission story to simply revel in gorgeous, dreamlike imagery. He’s also crammed it to..."

Feb. 11, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Rivers and Tides
Andy Goldsworthy's art of the ephemeral in nature is granted permanence in this feature documentary.
" roam wherever: to challenge the art, or to revel in it, or maybe to wonder what is going..."

Sept. 19, 2003 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Scary Movie
Keenan Ivory Wayans' broad spoof of the horror/comedy Scream series.
"...from the films it's allegedly satirizing, and performances that revel in “wink, wink, aren't we clever?” sub-sitcom wisecracking that..."

July 7, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Next Friday
"...the only things the film seems to truly, delightfully revel in -- that it just can't seem to get..."

Jan. 21, 2000 Movie Review by Sarah Hepola

The Wind in the Willows
"...of this film which seeks, first and foremost, to revel in the wild, wacky, and veddy British tradition of..."

March 6, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Mortal Kombat: Annihilation
" the same impulses that also compel us to revel in extreme sports and American Gladiators (whose Sabre, aka..."

Nov. 28, 1997 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Selena Quintanilla Pérez, the barrier-crashing Tejano singer who was murdered at the age of 23, is the subject of this biopic that was also the breakout film role for Jennifer Lopez.
" icon of Latino pride seems to contain (even revel in) every grizzled star-is-born cliché known to Hollywood. The..."

March 28, 1997 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Richard III
"...every idea makes such sense -- but he doesn't revel in his own skill, like Olivier; he suits word..."

Feb. 23, 1996 Movie Review by Robert Faires

Manhattan Murder Mystery
"...or Gracie Allen with George Burns, Keaton and Allen revel in each other's presence. Their verbal timing and comic..."

Aug. 20, 1993 Movie Review by Louis Black

"...but at the heart of it, he seems to revel in illuminating just how rotten people as a whole..."

Oct. 2, 1992 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Mainely, Yesterday Sucked... But Not Totally
Maine lost gay marriage for the time being. But there was progress. Honest.
"...major loss, there were at least three things to revel about following yesterday's elections. Click and scroll to see:..."

Nov. 4, 2009 Qmmunity Post by Frank J. Rivera

Revel Solstice Festival
Revel inaugurated its contemporary chamber music festival with three programs offering music for everyone
"...Revel Solstice FestCobra Studios, 902 Gardner #21 June 20-22..."

June 28, 2013 Arts Review by Matthew Irwin

Fast, Cheap, and in Control
Cost-of-living increases are making local artists do more with less
"...the Rude Mechs and Local Opera, Local Artists? Or Revel Unclassified, a series of 22 concerts presented in as..."

Feb. 3, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Secret Things
Violent French erotica about female empowerment is a turbocharged gender bender that's equal parts soft-core porn and overwrought symbolism.
"...Directed by: Jean-Claude Brisseau. Starring: Sabrina Seyvecou, Coralie Revel, Roger Mirmont, Fabrice Deville and Blandine Bury. Sex is..."

April 9, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Crown Thy Good
The mood of Revel's inspired performance didn't fade with the final note
"...This was Revel, after all, the brainchild of cellist Joel Becktell and..."

March 4, 2011 Arts Review by Michael Kellerman

Seen / Soon: Dec. 15
A grand send-off to musical theatre at UT with The Drowsy Chaperone and feeding off the solstice darkness with Carla McElhaney and invoke
"...Age musicals getting spoofed by the show. The students reveled in Drowsy's broad comedic types and accompanying schtick, serving..."

Dec. 15, 2017 Arts Column

Austin Chamber Music Center Performathon
Hundreds of chamber musicians fill Dell Hall with nine full hours of classical sounds
"...Austin Classical Guitar Society Executive Director Matthew Hinsley, the Revel chamber group, Artisan String Quartet, Mother Falcon, et al.)..."

April 29, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

A Guide to Austin Classical Music
The virtuosi who know the score and make beautiful music happen here
"...even hearing the music. That was the purpose of Revel, the "classical band" she founded with cellist Joel Becktell..."

April 26, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Five Arty Things To Do In Austin This Weekend
Arty, yeah. You know: Creativity actually happening in our city.
"...REVEL SOLSTICE FESTIVAL: LAUNCH PARTY Because the classical music lovers..."

June 16, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Edge of Seventeen
Teen dramedy gets the growing pains right
"...gets right how seductive it is to Nadine to revel in being misunderstood, and how much more work it..."

Nov. 18, 2016 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Black Pride Returns
This weekend is the first Austin Black Pride in over 10 years
"...Dubbed Relay Revel, Black Pride is opening up an umbrella for the..."

April 1, 2016 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

Gay Place
Today we celebrate International Transgender Day of Visibility
"...Relay Revel: Black Pride Day Party It's a day fulla pride...."

April 1, 2016 Column by Sarah Marloff

Django Unchained
As entertaining and subversive as Django Unchained is, Tarantino's latest also suffers from a certain slackness.
"...the film to a sudden stop so we can revel in its comedy...."

Dec. 28, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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