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Panetti Sane Enough For Execution
At least for now, inmate cleared for death
"...to death row for a 1992 double murder, is sane enough to be executed. Whether that means Panetti is..."

Aug. 22, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Is Druery Sane Enough to Die?
Brazos County judge apparently thinks so
"...competency hearing to determine if Marcus Druery is indeed sane enough to die...."

July 24, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

Panetti Sane Enough to Die
U.S. District Court rules (again) on the mentally ill Texas inmate
"...insisted on representing himself at trial." Yet Panetti is sane enough to be executed, Sparks ruled. His "delusions do..."

April 4, 2008 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Legal Battle Over When Prisoner Is Sane Enough for Execution Bounces Back Here
Supremes punt case of death row inmate Scott Panetti to federal district court in Austin
"...Sparks is tasked with deciding whether Panetti is indeed sane enough to be executed. According to the state, Panetti..."

Feb. 15, 2008 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Scott Panetti: Sane Enough to Execute?
Supremes' June 28 ruling in case of Texas death row inmate Scott Panetti concludes that law requires condemned inmates have some 'rational understanding' of why they're being executed in order to satisfy Eighth Amendment's ban on cruel and unusual punishment
"...left open a single, significant question: Is Scott Panetti sane enough to die?..."

July 13, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Cheapo Kept Me Sane
"...and going to buy the music that keeps me sane. I work in a kitchen, and music is all..."

Nov. 20, 2012 Postmarks

Would a Sane Person Want To Be President?
"...talking about). Can this be the ambition of a sane person? I tend to think not. But sure, I'm..."

Aug. 23, 2011 Postmarks

Panetti Sane Enough to Die
But schizophrenic's execution stayed pending further appeals

Oct. 8, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Is Scott Panetti Sane Enough to Die?
Courtroom debate over schizophrenic Texas death row inmate

Sept. 17, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Requiem for a Sane Man
Exalting comic maverick Bill Hicks on the 10th anniversary of his passing

March 12, 2004 Arts Feature by Steve Birmingham

Rampage
"...goal is to prove that the defendant is legally sane and therefore, responsible for his crimes. If found sane,..."

Nov. 27, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Countdown to Zero
This documentary offers a blunt assessment of our fate as a result of nuclear weapons – whether through an act of aggression, accident, or madness.
"...insight into the ongoing nuclear threat to keep a sane person awake and afraid for weeks. As part of..."

July 30, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Austin @ Large: The Job Description
Why sane people don't run for City Council
"...let me be clear here: I'm not saying that sane people never run for City Council. Clearly they do,..."

Dec. 3, 2004 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Tarnation
Sometimes people grow up sane despite the best efforts of society to drive them mad. So it is for Jonathan Caouette, who with this film assembles his life into his art.
"...Directed by: Jonathan Caouette. Sometimes people grow up sane despite the best efforts of society to drive them..."

Oct. 22, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Death of a Nation
Dinesh D'Souza, at it again, in another propaganda exercise
"...stuff if you’re drinking the Kool-Aid, but to a sane person, it seems like a fantasy...."

Aug. 3, 2018 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Foxtrot
Israeli drama brings offbeat levity to anti-war narrative.
"...errant camels through the checkpoint, and trying to stay sane in a life of boredom in the middle of..."

April 6, 2018 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
The next installment of this franchise that no one asked for
"...this fifth and – if the cinema seas be sane – final entry into Disney’s Pirates series, which has..."

May 26, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Lost City of Z
A futile quest for an extraordinary place
"...The burden of dreams can drive a sane man mad, but in the meandering historical drama The..."

April 21, 2017 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Point Austin: Vote Your Brain
In a crazy political year, the choices for sane voters should be obvious
"...punitive that it amounts to theocratic oppression. Yet seemingly sane people will continue to insist there is "no difference"..."

Sept. 30, 2016 News Column by Michael King

The Look of Silence
Getting personal with Indonesia's bloody past in follow-up to The Act of Killing
"...meaning in this harrowing and important documentary. The only sane answer is “worse.”..."

Aug. 14, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Homesman
Hilary Swank and Tommy Lee Jones point their wagon east while confronting the myths of the Old West.
"...people trying to get through their days alive and sane...."

Nov. 28, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Towelhead
Alan Ball's film is guaranteed to discomfit and dismay with its dangerous plunge into an adolescent girl's discovery of sexuality and self-identity.
"...how difficult it is to grow up female and sane in this world...."

Sept. 26, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Bangkok Dangerous
The Pang brothers' remake of their own film is all cock and no bang.
"...wig is as much of a handicap as any sane scenarist should allow – it's like something out of..."

Sept. 12, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Confessions of a Superhero
What does Superman do when he's not posing for snapshots with tourists in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre? This documentary about Hollywood's ultimate poseurs tells all. SXSW Film Presents
"...somehow managing the truly superhuman feat of keeping relatively sane in the midst of all this unreality, that Confessions..."

Nov. 2, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Whole
This documentary explores the hidden world of amputee fetishism.
"...curiosity and shows how these limb-loathers are "normal" and "sane" in all other respects. Their perfect ordinariness, in fact,..."

Oct. 3, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Jurassic Park III
"...just enough hokum to get a group of otherwise sane individuals onto an island teeming with dinosaurs and then..."

July 20, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Battlefield Earth
"...aghast at this tremendously incompetent miscue from these otherwise sane actors, and rightfully so. A sci-fi Heaven's Gate, Battlefield..."

May 19, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Simpatico
"...Finney are the farthest from the action, yet their sane, measured responses to the anguished garment-rending going on all..."

March 4, 2000 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Separation, La
"...tale of emotional meltdown and bitter acrimony among otherwise sane adults should hit home with anyone who's ever been..."

Jan. 15, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Thin Red Line
Malick's return to filmmakng after a 20-year absence is this WWII story based on James Jones' Guadalcanal novel. The film is a lyrical and introverted study of the curiously destructive relationship between man and nature.
"...expression of fear and trepidation on the faces of sane men who are staring into the maw of insanity...."

Jan. 15, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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