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The Yellow Birds
Iraq War veteran's novel gets a sadly uninspiring adaptation
"...biggest problem: It carves away so much of the texture and least heroic elements of Powers' novel, such as..."

June 15, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Beach Rats
A moody take on the Jersey Shore
"...isn’t about the story as much as it’s about texture and tone. When not outdoors shooting in the summer..."

Sept. 8, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Kung Fu Panda 3
Now a kung-fu master, the panda is no longer a grasshopper
"...stunning picture, a rhapsody of saturated color and contrasting texture, from the painstaking detail of coarse panda fur to..."

Jan. 29, 2016 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Blackhat
Chris Hemsworth stars in Michael Mann's cyber thriller.
"...Blackhat plays a surprisingly flat and ever-flatter cinema texture against the careful roll-out of an elaborate plot. Not..."

Jan. 16, 2015 Movie Review by Louis Black

The Immigrant
Marion Cotillard and Joaquin Phoenix star in James Gray's latest New York opus, a story about a woman turned out from Ellis Island to fend for herself on the mean streets of New York.
"...co-written by Gray and Ric Minello, has a novelistic texture and pacing, bending the audience to its will, to..."

May 30, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Flame & Citron
In this Danish film, two men track down and kill Nazi collaborators in the waning days of the German occupation.
"...men inexorably sinking into the bloody mire and opaque texture of life (and death) during wartime. Resistance isn't futile,..."

Nov. 13, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Life Before Her Eyes
Although Uma Thurman and Evan Rachel Wood deliver strong performances, this film from the director of House of Sand and Fog is a muddled affront.
"...from a novel by Laura Kasischke, but the film's texture seems to be all Perelman, who follows up House..."

April 25, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Jane Austen Book Club
Though it’s as estrogenic as dong quai, this amiable film about six friends and their book club is thoughtfully rendered with a certain universality of spirit.
"...they carry on when they’re mistaken, and they have texture. Dog breeder Jocelyn (Bello, who’s marvelously earthy here) is..."

Oct. 5, 2007 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Napoleon Dynamite
Indie film about teenage dork celebrates the youthful underdog.
"...detours are ultimately well worth the trip for the texture they provide. Heder sells the character completely, from his..."

June 25, 2004 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Amélie
Why not get happy? Why not celebrate love, and little twists of fate, and a sepia-in-Technicolor portrait of Paris? Amélie's heart is in the right place – squarely on its sleeve. And what better place for it?
"...beautifully, every shot filled to bursting with color and texture, all of which is obsessively put together. Sure, he’s..."

Nov. 16, 2001 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Near Dark
"...that benefits from some wonderful performances, a stunning visual texture, and music by Tangerine Dream. Near Dark established Bigelow..."

June 27, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Golden Bowl
"...of hands, and though it gives the film considerable texture, it also adds weight, and it may make the..."

May 25, 2001 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Cyclo
"...visual, filling every frame with a riot of color, texture, and sound. His lengthy shots of water running down..."

Dec. 13, 1996 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Funny Bones
"...venture into the dangerous beyond. Lovingly recapturing the visual texture of the past while embracing the artistic challenges of..."

May 26, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Anchoress
"...is unsettling. Faces practically glow from the screen, and texture assumes a three-dimensional quality. In one scene, Christine kneels..."

Sept. 23, 1994 Movie Review by Alison Macor

Eat Drink Man Woman
"...topics so apparently upfront and basic, the amount of texture, humor, and subtlety this movie brings to the old..."

Aug. 19, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

RoboCop 3
"...story with director Dekker. But there's no warmth, no texture, no character or plot development; just a few gameboard..."

Nov. 12, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

What (Roy) Moore Could You Want?
The maestro of Control Images unveils his first photo exhibition
"...How does Roy Moore capture the color and texture of Austin, Texas? "It's just," he says, "a matter..."

Jan. 3, 2013 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Central Market Homemade Ice Cream Contest
"...judged on a weighted scale that includes Taste (50%), Texture/Consistency (20%), Color/Blend (15%), and Overall Presentation (recipe name, balance..."

July 18, 1997 Food Feature

After a Fashion
It's a new day! "After a Fashion" moves to the front of the Chronicle and to the front of the velvet ropes, as your Style Avatar takes you on a li'l club tour of Austin style.
"...on that in depth next week). We headed for Texture (505 Neches) for the Liquid Locks 2001 fundraiser, a..."

Sept. 14, 2001 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

OroBianco Italian Creamery Makes Magic With Water Buffalo Milk
Making mozzarella from white gold
"...water buffalo mozzarella, tasting the milk and variations in texture. Texture, he says, is three-quarters of the flavor...."

Dec. 11, 2020 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

Chef D'oeuvre
Austin pastry stars recount the dishes that made their careers
"...thought it'd add a nice contrast of temperature and texture to the dish. The rum-soaked raisins work really well..."

May 6, 2016 Food Feature by Amira Jensen

Better Living Through Chemistry
Science and craft combine at SPUN Ice Cream
"...in ice cream have everything to do with the texture. The longer it takes for an ice cream's base..."

Feb. 26, 2016 Food Feature by Brandon Watson

The Darjeeling Limited
Wes Anderson boards another train of ironic whimsy, although this time the train is quite literal and not just the train of thought in his head.
"...haunting about The Darjeeling Limited: The film has real texture (not unlike their baggage), even though you get the..."

Oct. 12, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

After a Fashion
This week, Stephen goes to a drag ball and gets some Texture in his life.
"...TEXTURE-IZED Last Saturday launched Texture's new Jet Set Lounge event..."

Nov. 22, 2002 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Many Happy Returns
New name, same quality at the Preserve
"...garlic croutons – simple, yet flawless in flavor and texture. We followed with the Travaasa seasonal salad ($9), an..."

Dec. 26, 2014 Food Feature by Claudia Alarcón

Lit-urday: Quantum Ops and Sentient Ink
Meanwhile, deep in the vat-grown heart of a dystopian NYC
"...in this Black Hole Butterfly, and, mostly, there is texture and texture and texture – and all of it..."

June 28, 2014 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

'Face Off' Recap: Quit Bugging Me
The last remaining Austinite joins the creepy-crawly challenge
"...a subtle twist, where the emphasis is on the texture of the creature, not the structure. Top Looks..."

Feb. 26, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Have Pen, Will Travel
A tale of two cities, Italian-style
"...the best risotto I've had, with a light, creamy texture that's totally addictive...."

July 30, 2010 Food Feature by Wes Marshall

A Thumping Raging Explosion of Light and Marvelous Texture
Yellow Tape's latest doesn't thump or rage but whispers something wonderful to you
"...A Thumping Raging Explosion of Light and Marvelous Texture..."

Oct. 10, 2008 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

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