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This crackling good David Mamet movie starring Val Kilmer is one if the writer-director's best efforts.
"...Luke, William H. Macy, Ed O’Neill and Tia Texada. Spartan is a crackling good David Mamet movie, one of..."

March 12, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Collateral Beauty
Will Smith mopes around in this preposterous drama
"...(Oh, the futility of effort!) At night in his spartan apartment, he pens hate letters to Death, Time, and..."

Dec. 16, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Nic Cage and David Gordon Green are at the top of their games in this Larry Brown story, while young Tye Sheridan is an actor who's already achieved greatness.
"...more accurate term than Southern Gothic to describe the spartan tragedy that lies at the heart of this narrative...."

April 11, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Nymphomaniac: Volume 1
Lars von Trier's latest provocation is more meditation than outright flagellation.
"...exquisitely awful alleyway. He takes her back to his spartan apartment and fixes her some tea as she recounts..."

March 28, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Lights in the Dusk
How does one say “cherchez la femme” in Finnish?
"...are still the subjects of their own stories. Kaurismäki's spartan storytelling provides just enough detail to get us hooked..."

Aug. 17, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Red Planet
"...(Moss) is dispatched to find out why. It's a spartan, meat-and-potatoes adventure tale built upon a framework of no-frills..."

Nov. 17, 2000 Movie Review by Russell Smith

" sit down, choosing instead to dance around the spartan room like some incarcerated Tasmanian Devil. She's as needy..."

Aug. 18, 1995 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

"...the order he has imposed on the world. The Spartan style of screenwriter David Hare (Plenty) is particularly well-suited..."

Jan. 29, 1993 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Spartan Pizza
Spartan Pizza does the Greek gods proud with its pies
"...Spartan Pizza8504 S. Congress #3, 484-0798 Tuesday-Thursday, 6-10pm; Friday-Saturday, 6pm-12mid..."

Sept. 24, 2010 Food Review by Mick Vann

Spike Lee has his finger on our gun-crazy moment in history
"...civil war. Lysistrata is the girlfriend of rapper and Spartan gang leader Chi-Raq (Cannon, revealing a hard edge we’ve..."

Dec. 4, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Food-o-File: Friday Lagniappe
A little extra Austin food news
"...• Spartan Pizza's eagerly awaited first brick and mortar outlet is..."

Feb. 27, 2015 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Eat Your Heart Out
Corazon development is a foodie paradise
"...Spartan Pizza1007 E. Sixth, 512/484-0798 Mon.-Thu., 11am-10pm; Fri.-Sat., 11am-3am; Sun.,..."

May 1, 2015 Food Feature

Gluten-free at Mr. Gatti's, a smorgasbord of food fundraisers, and pastries fit for royalty
"...participating locations... Speaking of pizza, the friendly folks of Spartan Pizza (1104 E. Sixth at Waller) announced the relocation..."

April 22, 2011 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Sun-bleached Adriatic noir is a scorching game of power and deceit
"...expression to fill in any stray holes within the spartan premise. Filipović is downright revelatory in the way she..."

July 15, 2022 Movie Review by Trace Sauveur

First Reformed
Paul Schrader and Ethan Hawke burn in the divine for this meditation on faith.
"...of his marriage. Alone at night in the ethereally spartan church, he drinks, confesses his sins and doubts to..."

May 25, 2018 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Eastside Eateries Cure Summertime Blues
Tuesdays just got better
"...(1914 E. Sixth), Tamale House East (1707 E. Sixth), Spartan Pizza (1007 E. Sixth), Gelateria Gemelli (1009 E. Sixth),..."

July 13, 2015 Food Post by Serena Yeh

Food Events
"...Spartan Grand Opening Trailer goes brick-and-mortar with 10% discount on..."

April 24, 2015 Food Column

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Apes and humans: Why can't everyone just get along?
"...dam, with the hope of restoring electricity to the spartan human colonies back in San Francisco. A gun goes..."

July 11, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

National media outlets love them some Austin
"...Channel's Eat St. shooting at Micklethwait Craft Meats and Spartan Pizza trailers, we had the production company from the..."

Nov. 1, 2013 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

UT Basketball on a Major Roll
Defeat Spartans and Tarheels in the same week
" assessment multiplies in value upon sizing up the Spartans’ early-season competition: all four State losses have come against..."

Dec. 24, 2010 Sports Post by Russ Espinoza

No Impact Man
Colin Beavan, aka No Impact Man, and his cooperative family are the subjects of this documentary about their yearlong project in environmental sustainability.
"...turned off their electricity, which made for a fairly spartan home environment. What makes this documentary work is that..."

Oct. 30, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Mothers of Reinvention
White Denim's Fits of maximum R&B
"...Block's underwear hangs from a clothesline outside his 1950s Spartan trailer in Driftwood. Firewood and a yellow bathtub gather..."

Oct. 23, 2009 Music Feature by Austin Powell

Off the Record
Spoon stays home for a sold-out three-night stand at Stubb's, while Little Joe Washington hits the hard streets of H-Town, and White Denim finally gets proper Exposion
"...Full Time Hobby. "We moved from a 27-foot 1940s Spartan into a 44- to 45-foot 1950s Spartan trailer that's..."

July 17, 2009 Music Column by Austin Powell

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
The fourth Potter emphasizes the emotional over the gothic
"...stuff – Harry enters the Weasley family’s tiny and spartan-seeming tent at the World Cup campground and discovers inside..."

Nov. 18, 2005 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Cinderella Man
Ron Howard and Russell Crowe have once again combined their efforts to create a big Hollywood biopic that exudes the strong whiff of Oscar bait.
"...comfort at the beginning of the film to a spartan, unheated basement apartment where the health of their three..."

June 3, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

"...specifically, the art of the comic book. From his spartan, by-appointment-only gallery, and moving about with the aid of..."

Nov. 24, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Ninth Annual Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest
"...with success. I am Head of Covert Operations for Spartan Condoms ("Spartan: The Condom With Grit"). I am also..."

Sept. 29, 2000 Features Feature by Clay Smith

SXSW Record Reviews
"...pop song. Not so much self-consciously lo-fi as purposefully Spartan, Communication Breaks also sounds like an update of the..."

March 20, 1998 Music Review

Eric's World
The Many Fanastic Colors of
"...bedroom on the right is Anne's, Johnson's girlfriend. It's Spartan, save for several dresses draped on the made bed...."

Sept. 27, 1996 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Demolition Man
Stallone and Snipes blow things up real good.
"...hope is to unfreeze his 20th century nemesis, John Spartan (Stallone). As with the great comic books of the..."

Oct. 15, 1993 Movie Review by Louis Black

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