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Chronicle Recommends: Star Wars Actors in Non-Star Wars Films
Celebrate May the Fourth away from a galaxy far, far away
" At some point I developed a “crush” on Sherlock Holmes, that adorable genius. I loved the way his..."

May 3, 2018 Screens Post by Chronicle Film Staff

Doctor Strange
The Doctor is out, far out
"...exactly the right amount of cocky smugness – quite Sherlock-ian in its way – and while his human nemesis..."

Nov. 4, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Holocaust courtroom drama parallels contemporary issues
"...(an icy Scott, best known on these shores as Sherlock’s Moriarty), who realizes the best way to prove the..."

Oct. 14, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Victor Frankenstein
This version of the Frankenstein tale is told from Igor's perspective
"...Yard Inspector Turpin (Scott, best known to audiences as Sherlock’s nemesis Moriarty). All of these gender/sexuality tidbits are self-referencing..."

Nov. 27, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Spectre brings the spectacle, but it lacks a soul
"...(Scott, who you may recall as Moriarty in BBC’s Sherlock), and a controversial initiative for a global intelligence-sharing system..."

Nov. 6, 2015 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

The Imitation Game
Brilliant World War II codebreaker Alan Turing, whose story is told here, was a pioneering figure in computer science as well as a closeted homosexual.
"...Cumberbatch. The actor, probably still best known for playing Sherlock Holmes in the BBC series, has had a meteoric..."

Dec. 26, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Dom Hemingway
Jude Law, all piss-and-vinegar as the titular safe-cracker, can't light the fuse of this dud.
"...the same actor who quips his way through those Sherlock Holmes capers as Dr. Watson. Dom Hemingway is a..."

April 18, 2014 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2014: Live Action
Short films come in nice packages.
"...In UK director Mark Gill’s “The Voorman Problem,” Sherlock and Hobbit star Martin Freeman is a psychiatrist interviewing..."

Feb. 7, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Small Screen, Smashing News
TV headlines: the British edition
"...and fourth seasons ("series," in the British parlance) of Sherlock and Downton Abbey, respectively, will hit the States via..."

Oct. 26, 2013 Screens Post by Monica Riese

The Fifth Estate
It's the story of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks before they became household names.
" in Star Trek Into Darkness and the BBC’s Sherlock and Brühl’s performance in Rush are career-making. This film..."

Oct. 25, 2013 Movie Review by Louis Black

Importing a 'Low Winter Sun'
Lennie James and Mark Strong on being British actors in a US show
"...his international reputation in films like Zero Dark Thirty, Sherlock Holmes, and Kick-Ass. "I'm on a learning curve," he..."

Aug. 11, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Small Screen, Big News
Mark Gatiss, Lewis Black, and beyond
"...the prolific British showrunner behind Doctor Who and BBC's Sherlock, will make his way to another show with a..."

July 19, 2013 Screens Post by Monica Riese

Star Trek Into Darkness
The Star Trek reboot may be overly familiar, but it's still a hell of a lot of fun.
"...won’t divulge here. Cumberbatch is the star of BBC’s Sherlock and an object of intense fascination, with his face..."

May 17, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Rooster Teeth Marks Tenth Birthday With Fireworks
Because everyone deserves a slo-mo "Nooooooo" moment
"...for Rooster Teeth, provided the slo-mo camera work for Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Snow White and the..."

May 1, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Language of a Broken Heart
Actor/writer/co-producer Juddy Talt fashions a tale about a romance writer who's unlucky in love, and filmed it largely in Dallas.
" American audiences as Irene Adler on the BBC’s Sherlock reboot). After Nick’s mopey, obsessive behavior fails to woo..."

March 29, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

TV Review: 'Parade's End'
HBO miniseries is sumptuous and intellectually rigorous
"...Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) stars as Christopher Tietjens, a well-born government statistician with..."

Feb. 26, 2013 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

The British Are Coming! The British Are Coming!
‘Sherlock,’ ‘White Heat’ hit U.S. airwaves
"...then the answer is, of course, No shit. It’s Sherlock. To the uninitiated, that would be Steven Moffat’s modern..."

May 6, 2012 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

The Raven
John Cusack plays Edgar Allan Poe in this historically imaginative but dull and off-putting detective story set in old Baltimore.
"...imaginative makeover in this frankly dull and frequently off-putting Sherlock Holmes-ian take on the final days of Edgar Allan..."

May 4, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
This fourth entry in the Tom Cruise film franchise is the best of the bunch; it's wacky and keen to please.
"...battered into submission by Guy Ritchie's uneven but tantalizing Sherlock Holmes, I'm still in a defensive postural crouch, awaiting..."

Dec. 16, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame
Tsui Hark directs this delightful mystery film that's part spectacular period piece and part Sherlock Holmes.
" a sleuthing mastermind on the order of a Sherlock Holmes or Agatha Christie, and thus the familiar form..."

Sept. 30, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Good food news for smart cookies with a little Southern comfort and help with your New Year's resolution
"...South Austin, a second local outlet of the chain Sherlock's Baker St. Pub & Grill has opened in the..."

Jan. 21, 2011 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Passion Project
Fantastic Fest and its home base the Alamo Drafthouse have only gotten bigger, but its heart – pure and pulpy – stays the same
"...did not fully realize that there wouldn't be a Sherlock Holmes if it weren't for Poe. I was unaware..."

Sept. 24, 2010 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Morgan Freeman stars as Nelson Mandela in this true story of the leader helping to heal a nation through rugby.
"...also one of the screenwriters of the upcoming film Sherlock Holmes). The game in question is rugby, and the..."

Dec. 11, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

St. Patrick's Day Revels
St. Patty's Day isn't all about the booze, but booze is good, too
"...Sherlock's Baker St. Pub (9012 Research, 380-9443,"

March 13, 2009 Food Feature by Wes Marshall

Playwrights @ UT: An Edgar for Dietz, a Wendy for Ramsey
It was a good week for playwrights at UT as a student received a new prize for young women dramatists and a faculty member earned an honor from the Mystery Writers of America
"...from the Mystery Writers of America for his play Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure. Commissioned by the Arizona Theatre..."

May 4, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

News of the new and of the old; plus, a recipe you'll want to hold on to
"...more... The newest English-style public house in town is Sherlock's Baker St. Pub and Grill (9012 Research, 380-9443,"

May 27, 2005 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Let There Be Light
After a $14 million facelift, UT's Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center is letting the light in, literally, through new windows across the front of the structure, and philosophically, through a new mission to give the public more opportunities to see and enjoy its astonishing accumulation of cultural treasures.
"...a draft of A Study in Scarlet, the first Sherlock Holmes adventure, in Arthur Conan Doyle's own hand, and..."

May 16, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Sleepy Hollow
"...every Hammer horror film ever made) for his newfangled, Sherlock Holmesian, rationalist ideas about law and order and the..."

Nov. 19, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Spielberg's Hook breaks the cardinal rule of J.M. Barrie's timeless fantasy – it grows up.
"...need for revenge but so the captain could, like Sherlock Holmes with his Moriarty, finally have a worthy opponent...."

Dec. 13, 1991 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Free Will Astrology
Your weekly horoscope, May 22-28
"...CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): The fictional character Sherlock Holmes (born January 6, and thus a Capricorn) is..."

May 22, 2020 Column by Rob Brezsny

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