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A sophisticated date movie about male midlife malcontents and the women who love them, from the director of Election.
"...Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen and Sandra Oh. Sideways is a smart and delightful romantic comedy, yet in..."

Nov. 5, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Texas Baseball Flashes Sideways
Surprising similarities between 'Lost' and UT baseball
"...what the producers of Lost described as a flash sideways, a story format was used to show alternate lives..."

June 8, 2010 Sports Post by Will Eidam

Austin Film Festival: The Sideways Light
Home with the family, both living and passed
"...In the Texas supernatural drama The Sideways Light, the threat of life beyond the veil seems..."

Oct. 28, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Over Under Sideways Down
The resurrection of DJ Jonathan Toubin
"...the maximum rock & soul-themed Shakin' All Over Under Sideways Down, was packing 'em in each week at Home..."

July 27, 2012 Music Feature by Greg Beets

Beside the Point: Solid Waste: Willie Rhodes Slides Sideways
City announces SWS 'reorganization' – Rhodes to head 'Code Compliance'
"...immediately, longtime SWS Director Willie Rhodes has been kicked sideways – "Mr. William E. Rhodes will remain as the..."

June 5, 2009 News Column by Michael King

Few 'Sideways' Glances
The critical consensus at 'The Austin Chronicle' deems 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' the best movie of the year

Jan. 7, 2005 Screens Feature

Woody is a man of few words who might not be all there, but Bruce Dern is all there and that's more than good enough for us.
"...humorist whose films include The Descendants, About Schmidt, and Sideways, Alexander Payne makes observational comedies from an arch remove...."

Nov. 29, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Blue Is the Warmest Color
This three-hour-long French film has been much hyped for its graphic sexual content, but it's the less explicit stuff that makes it worth a watch.
"...Color has its wobbles, but Exarchopoulos will knock you sideways...."

Nov. 1, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Side Effects
Jagged turns and sinuous style are the mark of Steven Soderbergh's taut drama, which stars the very well-cast Rooney Mara and Jude Law.
" seek personal solutions in pills, the narrative veers sideways into the investigation of a murder. You never really..."

Feb. 8, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Descendants
George Clooney teams up with Sideways filmmaker Alexander Payne for this funny but tender story that's a little too smug for its own good.
"...what we're shown by director and co-writer Alexander Payne (Sideways, About Schmidt) don't always square: The girls seem more..."

Nov. 25, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Death and the Maiden
"...Polanski's version of a cinematic roller coaster: up, down, sideways, it leaves your heart pounding and your palms clammy..."

Feb. 3, 1995 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

I Like It Like That
"...the part) is compelling as their beleaguered son, all sideways glances and quiet, sure movement. This is one of..."

Oct. 21, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

"...endlessly name-drops 18th-century poetic and literary figures. As a sideways glance at the plight of London in the Nineties,..."

Oct. 21, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Mission: Impossible – Fallout
Tom Cruise risks life and limb in one of the best missions yet
"...a watchdog, and to make sure things don’t go sideways. Well, they do: They go sideways in Paris, they..."

July 27, 2018 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Louis Sachar: Top of His Class
"...inspired stalwart affection among readers aged seven to 12. Sideways Stories From Wayside School, The Boy Who Lost His..."

Feb. 26, 1999 Books Feature by Barbara Strickland

Wine of the Week
Try France
"...The film Sideways profiled an over-the-top love affair with the Pinot Noir..."

July 13, 2007 Food Column by Wes Marshall

They Might Be Angels
For Blue Lapis Light, dance artists Laura Cannon and Nicole Whiteside become heavenly creatures
" choreographer Sally Jacques, Whiteside and Cannon have raced sideways across the faces of buildings, launched themselves off ledges..."

Oct. 5, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Applause! Applause!
Austin Critics Table nominations, 2004-2005
"...Blown Sideways Through Life, Zachary Scott Theatre Center..."

May 27, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Liz and the Blue Bird
High school anime is a bittersweet symphony
"...such as during some of the rehearsals, while the sideways glimpses of the fairy tale (increasingly a metaphor for..."

Nov. 2, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The Cured
The zombie apocalypse is over. So now what?
"...of addiction, forgiveness, refugee integration, AIDS, and even a sideways comment on American immigration policy. It may owe much..."

March 9, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Alexander Payne creates a small word with big ambitions
"...expansive storyline here than in such previous projects as Sideways, Election, About Schmidt, and Citizen Ruth. Instead of character-driven..."

Dec. 22, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Transformers: The Last Knight
Stick meet dead horse
" is indistinguishable from magic,” which may be a sideways reference to cinema itself, although I doubt it, but..."

June 23, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

In a Valley of Violence
Ti West takes a break from horror with this Ethan Hawke Western
"...wander off into the Andalusian sunset, heavy-leaded and sagging sideways off their stallion into dust while an Ennio Morricone..."

Oct. 21, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Luv Doc: She's a Hitter
Maybe you need to watch your goddamned sassy mouth
"...your dukes up, your chin down, and your hips sideways. Take it from someone who knows, you take a..."

Feb. 5, 2016 Column by The Luv Doc

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
YA dystopia franchise continues in this sub-par sequel
"...terrific, pure-action set-piece set in a skyscraper that’s toppled sideways; you’ll get woozy from the M.C. Escher angles...."

Sept. 18, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Drowning in Mystery on The Midnight Swim
The water calls to director Sarah Adina Smith
"...Festival veteran with another supernaturally tinged family drama, The Sideways Light) – through a tale of mystery and loss...."

July 6, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Drafthouse Films reissues this truly trippy oddity from 1981
"...see their distressed faces, which are usually downcast or sideways as they fend off the clumsy (or is it..."

April 17, 2015 Movie Review by Steve Davis

For Your Consideration
What to see at the 21st annual Austin Film Festival
"...The Sideways Light. Writer/director Jennifer Harlow's film stars Lindsay Burdge (who..."

Oct. 24, 2014 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Austin Film Festival Announces Conference Slate
Panelists include Jenji Kohan, Rian Johnson, and more
"...Darkness) • Norman Steinberg (Blazing Saddles) • Jim Taylor (Sideways) • Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars) • Beau Willimon (House..."

Sept. 3, 2013 Screens Post by Monica Riese

Before Midnight
This third European outing with Celine and Jesse is a grand accomplishment.
"...reads so very much into every spoken line and sideways glance. Love may not always be enough when slammed..."

May 24, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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