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Appalachian hoodoo horror flips the switch on hillbilly cinema
"...menaces are almost always white. Gloriously gonzo Appalachian creeper Spell makes one big change – having both the urban..."

Oct. 30, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

How Do You Spell Trouble?
The Soska sisters on breaking the rules in the alphabet horror anthology ABCs of Death 2

Sept. 19, 2014 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Election Day Today Could Spell Perry Troubles
Primary run-offs become GOP testing ground for governor and allies

July 31, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

RaquasoXXX Cast a Spell on Red 7
La Lotteria whole lotta fun
"...Don't tease the wizard. Do you believe in spells?..."

Aug. 19, 2010 Music Post by Mark Fagan

Can You Spell Cactus Without KUT?
Texas Union spells out possible new direction for Cactus Cafe

April 7, 2010 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Conservative Press Conference Could Spell Rift
There's a new PAC in town, and it may have harsh words for Perry and McCain.

Feb. 16, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Can You Spell I-N-E-B-R-I-A-T-E-D?
"...and participate in the sixth annual Austin Chronicle/Fadó All-Adult Spelling Bee...."

Oct. 22, 2007 Sports Post by Sofia Resnick

Y Kant Tori Spell?
Tori Amos on this week's word.
"...night, and, of course, she had to change the spelling of the word to what sounded like M-I-L-X (Mother..."

May 8, 2007 Music Post by Audra Schroeder

Early birds fly right: Voting trends spell trouble for Mitchell

May 16, 1997 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

This Annie is of our time, even if we've grown remote from spunky little girls.
" the polls by taking in Annie for a spell. Annie, that lovable imp, casts a spell of her..."

Dec. 19, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Sister Act Two: Back in the Habit
"...Ralph, Lauren Hill and Ron Johnson. How do you spell crass? When it is so patently obvious that there..."

Dec. 17, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Life of Pi
This time Ang Lee's tiger is not crouching; this animal has its claws out and has only an adolescent boy for companionship – or vice versa.
"...and ready ourselves to submit to the film’s enchanting spell...."

Nov. 23, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Colombian child-soldier drama is a bleak look into the cruelty of innocents
"...immersive movie, but Monos casts its own wholly unique spell. Its relentless pacing, remarkable acting and camerawork, and intentionally..."

Sept. 27, 2019 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Time goes backward in this riff on Big (or maybe it just feels that way)
"...magic tricks in her office, the youngster casts a spell (curse?) on Jordan, causing her to wake up in..."

April 12, 2019 Movie Review by Danielle White

"Tammie Rubin: Everything You Ever" at Women & Their Work
This sculptural labyrinth of values casts an epiphytic spell
"...display of modern, gallery-spiking artifacts meant to cast a spell of contemplation on visitors – a protean sort of..."

Jan. 4, 2019 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

Two lives intertwine across time in the latest from Todd Haynes
" composer Carter Burwell all add to the distinctive spell cast by the movie. A diorama of the city..."

Nov. 3, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Supreme Court judge biopic has bite
" the NAACP to Bridgeport, Conn., to defend Joseph Spell (Brown), a black chauffeur accused of raping and attempting..."

Oct. 13, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Faces Places
Celebrating faces in the crowd
" that it ultimately ends, and subsequently breaks the spell...."

Oct. 13, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Richard Linklater: dream is destiny
Doc on local filmmaker is a thoughtful portrait
"...points out, there’s no real mystery to Linklater’s indie spell: “It’s just hard work.” Added to that is a..."

Aug. 26, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet
Animated film is based on Gibran's iconic book of prose poems
"...exaggerated physical comedy is jarring enough to break any spell the poems may have cast. If you are a..."

Aug. 28, 2015 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Hasbro's soothsaying board is the MacGuffin in this teen horror film.
"...ago) in Debbie’s spooky old attic. Before you can spell “good-bye,” the teens have opened themselves up to the..."

Oct. 31, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Magic in the Moonlight
Though he's been on a roll with his last few films, Woody Allen breaks his streak with this threadbare offering.
" American family has seemingly been put under the spell of a gold-digging mystic named Sophie (Stone), and their..."

Aug. 8, 2014 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

How to Train Your Dragon 2
You'll want a dragon of your own after seeing this animated sequel that surpasses the original.
" was a startlement and a seduction. Sequels usually spell the blues, or the blahs, but this one defies..."

June 13, 2014 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.
"...– that subtly reveal character and conflict. He doesn’t spell it out, and he doesn’t need to – not..."

Nov. 1, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Despite a monumental performance by Daniel Day-Lewis, Spielberg's film has a fussed-over theatricality that's hard to escape.
"...always connect with the meaning. No worries, Spielberg’s gonna spell it out for you anyway...."

Nov. 16, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Oliver Stone’s movie is volatile, nasty, hypnotic, gory, and nearly irrestible – at least when the young 'uns aren't onscreen.
"...her vacuous and omnisciently impossible voiceover narration, and the spell is broken. Then it’s just another day at Laguna..."

July 6, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Dolphin Tale
This true story of the world's first dolphin with a prosthetic tail provides solid family entertainment.
"...He goes to the facility and comes under the spell of its managerial family and the rehabilitation work done..."

Sept. 23, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Beauty and the Beast is refashioned here for the contemporary teen set and stars I Am Number Four's Alex Pettyfer and Vanessa Hudgens.
"...the pancake and kohl combo), who casts a yearlong spell on Kyle which causes him, ironically, to resemble nothing..."

March 4, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Please Give
The pleasure of Nicole Holofcener's film – which stars Catherine Keener, Oliver Platt, Rebecca Hall, and Amanda Peet – lies in the honesty of its conversations rather than its plot.
"...lovely about Please Give is its very reluctance to spell out exactly what the characters have learned and its..."

June 11, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Smart People
Smart people, dumb choices: It's true for both the characters and the filmmakers in this acerbic comedy that stars Dennis Quaid, Sarah Jessica Parker, Thomas Haden Church, and Ellen Page.
"...comic drama, a guy who would be able to spell "dysfunctional" with ease but never recognize the word as..."

April 11, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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