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The Big Lebowski
A case of mistaken identity embroils the supremely go-with-the-flow character of the Dude (Bridges) in an intersecting mix of kidnapping, pornography, German nihilists, sultry women, gumshoes, missing money, and missing toes.
"...Buscemi, John Turturro, David Huddleston and Philip Seymour Hoffman. The Coen Brothers -- Joel and Ethan -- go for..."

March 6, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Austin Terror Fest Drops the Big One
Third year comer triples down at Empire & Barracuda June 7-9
"...Like The Big Lebowski, Austin music abides – especially its festivals,..."

Jan. 23, 2019 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

The Ultimate Lebowski Experience
"...is so much more than a parking-lot screening of the wonderful Big Lebowski. In addition to the outdoor screening..."

July 23, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Ladykillers
The Coen brothers remake a British comedy classic starring Tom Hanks in a flamboyantly love-him-or-hate-him performance.
"...J.K. Simmons, Tzi Ma, Ryan Hurst and Diane Delano. The Coen brothers’ newest is an odd amalgam of tics..."

March 26, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

July Is Crime Month: The Crime Blotter, Week 1
A curated guide to unlawful activities around town July 4-8
"...Since July Is Crime Month at the Chronicle, the ruffians and reprobates at this rag want..."

July 4, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Where Does Art Fit Into The Goodnight?
It's a matter of what can be done with available space
"...at his boss who's just set his drink on the polished granite bar without first setting down a cocktail..."

June 3, 2013 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Grand
There's some truly hilarious material (though not nearly enough) in this partially improvised movie about characters competing in a Las Vegas championship poker tournament.
"...Barry Corbin, Shannon Elizabeth, Jason Alexander and Hank Azaria. There's a lot of truly hilarious material in The Grand,..."

April 4, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Alamo South Pulls Out All the Stops For Closing Bash
Cramming everything you love about the Drafthouse into one night
"...and foreign fare, merci beaucoup? Can't get enough of them genre kicks? Whatever you are, whatever you love, the..."

Dec. 19, 2012 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

The Hero
Sam Elliott plays a cowboy actor dying of cancer
"...The voice is unmistakable. Deep and rumbling, it starts in..."

June 23, 2017 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Blood Simple: The Director's Cut
"...Dan Hedaya, Frances Mcdormand and John Getz. Back in the early Eighties when, film-wise at least, Texas was best..."

July 14, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

July Is Crime Month: Raymond Chandler’s 'The Long Goodbye'
Sleuthing for a childhood relic
"...Sometime during the Seventies, a decade that took me from 5 to..."

July 11, 2014 Books Post by Raoul Hernandez

The Great Escape
Chain Gangs! Cast Aways! Kung Fu! Chocolate! ... It's Time for the Holiday Film Previews
"...O Brother, Where Art Thou?D: Joel Coen; with John Turturro, George..."

Nov. 24, 2000 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

From the Vaults: John Goodman's Very Good Year
John Goodman adds zest to Flight, Argo, and Trouble With the Curve
"...2012 has been a very good year for the actor John Goodman. In three films that have debuted..."

Nov. 3, 2012 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

You Coulda Walked Around the World
The LBJ of Lone Star songwriters lays siege to the Cactus Cafe
"...Every time Townes Van Zandt played the Cactus Cafe in the late 1990s, my roommate went...."

Aug. 20, 2010 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

George H. W. 'The Dude' Bush
Do the foreign policy debacles of Bush 43 rehabilitate the career of Bush 41?
"..."Sometimes there's a man, I won't say a hero, because what's..."

April 4, 2008 News Post by Matt Martinez

The Paramount Summer Classic Film Series, Song to Song
As heard in the movies
"...For our Summer Fun issue, we’ve created themed playlists to go with each story. Find more playlists..."

May 19, 2017 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

Nicolas Cage Talks The Trust
The actor on working with Elijah Wood and Jerry Lewis, and "finding the jazz"
"...One of the more intriguing features coming to SXSW this year is..."

March 11, 2016 Screens Feature by Kahron Spearman

Page Two: The Art of Surprise
S.R. Bindler's Surfer, Dude continually pulls off the unexpected
"...The Austin Film Society is hosting a special premiere screening..."

Aug. 29, 2008 Column by Louis Black

Everybody Has a Secret Life in the Movies
Authors Michael McGriff and J.M. Tyree eloquently show us how.
"...Michael McGriff and J.M. Tyree's Our Secret Life in the Movies, the new book from Austin publishing house A..."

Oct. 23, 2014 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Off the Record
Charlie Sexton and Stephen Bruton hang with the Dude, and Haunting Oboe Music's calender year
"...The Big Lebowski..."

Sept. 19, 2008 Music Column by Austin Powell

The Spice Is Right With These Indian Tacos
A mix of cultures in a Tex-Mex shell
"...several talented Indian chefs merging spices and ingredients from the East and West, Austin's way of life – handheld..."

May 4, 2018 Food Feature by Veronica Meewes

NFL Preview
"...Playing the psychic game is rather difficult, just ask the singing..."

Sept. 3, 2007 Sports Post by Timothy Braun

Reeling in '98
The Austin Chronicle Top Nine Films of 1998
"...1. The Sweet Hereafter (39) 2. Hands on a Hard Body..."

Jan. 8, 1999 Screens Feature

Point Austin: We Won!
Celebrating 'the fierce urgency of now'
"...Your revolution is over, Mr. Lebowski. Condolences. The bums lost...."

Nov. 7, 2008 News Column by Michael King

Intolerable Cruelty
The Coen brothers tackle a comedy of manners and come out winners.
"...Directed by: Joel Coen. Starring: George Clooney, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Geoffrey Rush, Cedric the Entertainer, Edward Herrmann, Billy..."

Oct. 10, 2003 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

2013 Politics Gift Guide Part II
Ideas for the armchair pundit
"...Coloring Outside the Lines..."

Dec. 13, 2013 News Feature

Lit-urday: Inherent Vice
Pynchon's mystery soaks in the Sixties and SoCal surf culture
"...book – let's call it Lit-urday. Maybe you're in the mood for a flashback – to the sunny days..."

Nov. 22, 2014 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Mr. Deeds
"...One needn't be a fan of Frank Capra -- the widely revered director who won his second Oscar for..."

June 28, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Molly's Game
Aaron Sorkin's directorial debut plays a high stakes game with Jessica Chastain
"...I cannot count the times I have gotten into a discussion (read: argument)..."

Dec. 22, 2017 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Seventh Son
Fantasy film about an apprentice Spook battling Julianne Moore's evil witch.
"...pseudo-medieval CGI style to burn, but precious little in the way of anything new to add to this sort..."

Feb. 13, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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