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47 Meters Down: Uncaged
New sharks, who dis?
"...are chased by blind cave sharks who inhabit a submerged Mayan city that can only be reached through sheer-sided..."

Aug. 23, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Goodnight Mommy
Nine-year-old twins suspect that someone is impersonating their mother
" into it, Goodnight Mommy roils with a barely submerged intensity that eventually boils over into sheer terror. Twins..."

Sept. 11, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Lost River
Ryan Gosling's controversial debut as a writer/director finally arrives
"...scream queen Steele). Additionally, some buildings burn, and a submerged, underwater city plays into the film’s ominous lore...."

April 10, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Up the Yangtze
Canadian documentary effectively personalizes the effect of the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River and the 2 million it displaced.
"...the hut, a metaphorical sinking ship that will be submerged in water by film’s end in a sorrowful time-lapse..."

Sept. 19, 2008 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Into the Blue
There's a crisp little thriller anchored in this movie about pretty people wearing skimpy swimwear in a beautiful locale.
"...turquoise waters is, of course, a fortune in cocaine submerged by a plane crash – and quite possibly the..."

Sept. 30, 2005 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Damned in the USA
"...Andres Serrano (whose “Piss Christ” photograph of a crucifix submerged in urine single-handedly started the whole debate regarding government..."

Jan. 15, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Split Second
" 2008, and London is has become a partially submerged hellhole thanks to unchecked global warming. Police zip about..."

May 8, 1992 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

John Wick: Chapter 4
Can the killer franchise give its dog-loving hero the ending he deserves?
"...simply whacky, such as martial arts mainstay Scott Adkins submerged under a fat suit and a questionable German accent...."

March 24, 2023 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

"...apartment in Paris where she hopes to become anonymously submerged in the city's bustle and crowds. Her halting attempts..."

March 18, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Going With the Flow
The next life of Waller Creek
"...into an entirely different ecosystem: the partly subterranean, partly submerged life of Waller Creek...."

Jan. 11, 2013 News Feature by Ari Phillips

Saturday Picks & Sleepers
One last night of band blurbs!
"...10pm, Submerged Last year's sophomore effort from Ezra Furman, Inside the..."

March 20, 2009 Music Feature

SXSW Film Review: John Wick: Chapter 4
Baba Yaga is back in his loudest, craziest adventure yet
"...simply whacky, such as martial arts mainstay Scott Adkins submerged under a fat suit and a questionable German accent...."

March 13, 2023 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

Best Vibrators in 2023 - Lipstick Vibes, “Worn During Sex” Toys & More
The best tools to get you off this year
"...The Clutch is also 100% waterproof and can be submerged in 3 feet of water, for up to 30..."

Feb. 10, 2023 Events Post

It's a great view in this vertigo-inducing survival thriller
"...hide its leads' faces behind masks or shoot everything submerged in oceanic gloom. There's that big sky wildness in..."

Aug. 12, 2022 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Licorice Pizza
PTA's San Fernando Valley memories are blurrily sentimental
"...theme in Magnolia and Punch Drunk Love, but barely submerged beneath the surface of There Will Be Blood and..."

Dec. 24, 2021 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Breaking Surface
Underwater survival thriller scales down the disaster movie but not the tension
"...precarious rock, or the pocket of air in a submerged tunnel, pays off exactly how you expect. There isn't..."

Jan. 8, 2021 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind
The Canadian musician's legacy re-enforced, not reconsidered
"...enough that they’re there for the taking but also submerged in his preferred uptempos – emerges. “Back in the..."

July 31, 2020 Movie Review by Raoul Hernandez

Incredible documentary is a song of the power of water
"...Kops sequence of locals in Greenland trying to rescue submerged cars that drunkards drove onto the thick winter ice..."

Sept. 6, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Evangelical tract never raises a pulse
" a team of first responders, but John lies submerged underwater for 15 minutes before a firefighter retrieves his..."

April 12, 2019 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Ant-Man and the Wasp
Marvel's crime caper comedy sequel gets bigger, smaller, but still fun
"...been that kind to Lang. He’s out of super-hyper-max submerged prison the Raft, but he’s under house arrest, he’s..."

July 6, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Alex Garland's SF mystery is weird for weirdness' sake.
"...its mix of heartland guitar, spooky AF strings, and submerged-sounding synths. But those whale-song-like synths recall in fits Arrival’s..."

March 2, 2018 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Tim Burton directs this film adaptation of the creepy kids' favorite
"...squadrons of Nazi bombers overtaking the night sky; a submerged ocean liner repurposed by the peculiars. But as anyone..."

Sept. 30, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Face Off Recap: Boys, Girls and the Drowned Man
Catch up on Austin's Matt Valentine on the SyFy show
"...get a full body design that has to be submerged in water: We've been seeing that teased in the..."

Jan. 25, 2012 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

George A. Romero's Survival of the Dead
Romero revivifies even more zombies with this new picture, but now the filmmaker depicts humankind as hardly worth saving.
"...Plum Island, passing directly over the outstretched talons of submerged dead. What they find there is worse than anything..."

May 28, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

SXSW Showcases
All the SXSW showcases that fit
"...8pm, Submerged..."

March 19, 2010 Music Feature

Friday Picks & Sleepers
TGIF! Friday night insight to SXSW 09.
"...10pm, Submerged This pedigreed Hawaiian trio – comprising sisters Connie Cruz..."

March 20, 2009 Music Feature

Academy Award-Nominated Animated Shorts 2009
The Academy gets animated.
"...solitary man building a house of cubes from the submerged underwater remnants of his old house and life. Of..."

Feb. 13, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Road to Perdition
"...distant as Sullivan. The feelings are all there, just submerged; it means the audience must plumb a little deeper...."

July 12, 2002 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Thing in the Lake
"...if it was there to begin with -- stays submerged in that inky lake. Other playwrights may toy with..."

Feb. 5, 1999 Arts Feature by Sarah Hepola

John Carpenter's Vampires
"...and Lee are eminently forgettable here, despite Carpenter's deeply submerged subplot involving a living-dead love triangle and some obscure..."

Oct. 30, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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