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The Apparition
A supernatural presence is released during a college experiment.
"...Dreamlike, in the sense that it lulls you to near somnolence during..."

Aug. 31, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Apparition
French religious drama places miracles under the microscope
"...evidence coexist? That's an age-old question, and one that The Apparition, the latest from French director Giannoli, broaches without..."

Sept. 14, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The History Book on the Shelf Is Always Repeating Itself
'Mad Men' hits reset with midseason finale "Waterloo"
"...The first half of the last season of Mad Men..."

May 27, 2014 Screens Post by Rod Machen

The Ghosts of Dickens' Past
"...Families, a U.S. company that shoots straight-to-video family films. The story is a fictionalized account of the process Charles..."

Feb. 19, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Station
"...Starring: Sergio Rubini, Margherita Buy and Ennio Fantastichini. In the language of movies, there's nothing so desolate as a..."

May 8, 1992 Movie Review by Kathleen Maher

The Square
A satchel full of ill-gotten cash looms over the characters like the iconic root of all evil in this fantastic Australian suspenser.
"...Hanna Mangan-Lawrence. This vicious little Australian suspenser debuted at the SXSW Film Festival ’09 and then failed to materialize..."

April 16, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Conjuring 2
Semi-retired ghost hunters make a comeback in the second installment of James Wan's spooky series
"...Based on the “real-life” Enfield Poltergeist that rattled Britain’s nerves from 1977..."

June 10, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Unborn
A young woman is possessed by the spirit of her twin brother who never made it to term in this film directed by esteemed horror writer David S. Goyer.
"...Jane Alexander, Atticus Shaffer, James Remar and Carla Gugino. There's a sequence early on in The Unborn in which..."

Jan. 16, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
This fourth Potter film is qualitatively different from the first three: It doesn’t linger on the gothic curlicues of the source material, and it emphasizes the emotional development of its characters with dramatic interplay rather than expressionistic, atmospheric gloom.
"...Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith and Timothy Spall. Don’t fear the trembling of the skeptics: Newell has not ruined the..."

Nov. 18, 2005 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

The Thief
"...Chukhrai. Starring: Vladimir Mashkov, Eketerina Rednikova and Misha Philipchuk. The theme explored in the Oscar-nominated Russian film The Thief..."

Aug. 28, 1998 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Long Fringe at the Blue Theater
"...Miscarried Lullaby (Starlex Theatre Company) A 32-year old gay man is haunted by..."

Jan. 9, 2004 Arts Feature

The Hightower Report
Pouting Political Funders; and Nutty for Health Care
"...strongest supporters are getting angry at his policies, and they are beginning to speak out about their frustrations...."

Jan. 1, 2010 News Column by Jim Hightower

University Co-op Presents the 2005 David Mark Cohen New Works Festival
"...are being performed in a variety of spaces around the Winship Drama Building, 23rd and San Jacinto, some of..."

April 8, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Black Dog
"...does some “dirty driving” in this routine trucker tale. There hasn't been a good truck-driving movie on the horizon..."

May 8, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Fantastic Fest 2014: V/H/S Viral
Third time the charm for found footage anthology franchise?
"...The V/H/S found footage horror series has almost passed beyond..."

Sept. 20, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Day Trips: Oblate Missions, San Antonio
Can't make it to France or Mexico City? A pair of religious shrines make one holy site in the Alamo City.
"...Our Lady of Guadalupe "Tepeyac de San Antonio" at the Oblate Missions in northwest San Antonio combine replicas of..."

Aug. 26, 2016 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Gusev
Breaking String's Gusev is a remarkable, feverish journey through the human condition
"...In the new play Gusev from Breaking String Theater Company, a..."

Aug. 21, 2015 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Joan Jonas
The layers, the layers, the layers of things
"...The artist Joan Jonas doesn't fit neatly into any particular..."

May 4, 2012 Arts Feature by Andrew Long

Fantastic Fest Adds Terry Gilliam And Metallica
Final round of films includes surprise big names
"...day for genre festival fans: First Housecore Horror released their initial film lineup, now Fantastic Fest has unleashed its..."

Sept. 5, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

G.I. Jesus
Jesus Feliciano is a Mexican national who joins the Marines to gain U.S. citizenship and returns home from Iraq with a nasty case of post-traumatic stress disorder.
"...blasphemous awaited me. My mind danced with visions of the Prince of Peace learning how to fire a semiautomatic..."

March 23, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Darna Zaroori Hai
Unusual Bollywood film is an anthology horror film with segments directed by seven different directors.
"...Kapoor, Rajpal Yadav, Makrand Deshpande and Bipasha Basu. Unlike the various Asian film industries, India's all-singing, all-dancing Bollywood isn't..."

May 12, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Candyman
Based on a short story by Clive Barker, this tale about an urban legend come to life is set in Chicago's infamous Cabrini-Green.
"...Todd, Xander Berkeley, Kasi Lemmons and Vanessa Williams. Despite the fact that this is based on a very solid..."

Oct. 23, 1992 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Queen and Country
John Boorman's follow-up to Hope and Glory observes the same boy who's now a young man
"...Starring: Callum Turner, Caleb Landry Jones, Pat Shortt, David Thewlis, Richard E. Grant, Vanessa Kirby, Tamsin Egerton and Brian..."

April 3, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

A Price Above Rubies
"...and Kathleen Chalfant. Not since Melanie Griffith strode among them in A Stranger Among Us a few years ago..."

April 3, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Cold Fever
"...Stevens, Gisli Halldorsson, Laura Hughes and Seijun Suzuki. What's the difference between the volcanic islands of Iceland and Japan?..."

July 26, 1996 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Hard-Boiled at B&N
Lou Berney to give reading from his new book 'Gutshot Straight'
"...All most Hollywood scribes had to show for the 2007 writers’ strike was a strike beard, but Lou..."

Dec. 29, 2009 Books Post by Kimberley Jones

Monk Parker’s Sad Clown
“Gaudy Frame” video contemplates imaginary romance
"...Monk Parker’s music exudes from some otherworldly plain, an elastic space of chiaroscuro sadness where brief..."

Sept. 28, 2017 Music Post by Doug Freeman

Heartland Theatre Collective’s Little Bird
The vulnerability of small things is at the heart of Nicole Oglesby’s drama of girls and ghosts in East Texas bayou country
"...The girl cups the baby bird in her hands, anxious..."

June 15, 2018 Arts Review by Robert Faires

We Play Chekhov: Two Short Stories on Stage
Breaking String's two-course meal of Chekhov tales proves both meaty and effervescent
"...Rollins Theatre at the Long Center, 701 Riverside, 512/474-5664 www.breakingstring.com Through..."

Aug. 22, 2014 Arts Review by Stacy Alexander Smith

City Theatre Company
A pro-Catholic organization threatens City's staging of a biblical comedy – sort of
"...a fabulous story? Back in early May, Austin's City Theatre Company began receiving postcards and e-mails protesting its upcoming..."

June 11, 2010 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

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