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The Brothers Bloom
Adrien Brody and Mark Ruffalo are cast as the best con men in the world whose current swindle involves an eccentric heiress (Rachel Weisz) in this sophomore effort by the writer/director of Brick.
"...films require an imaginative leap, a willingness to overlook the wirework, so to speak, and just believe. His nervy..."

May 29, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Long Con
After kicking around for months, The Brothers Bloom finally makes its mark
"...Last September, as part of the Alamo Drafthouse's annual Fantastic Fest, writer/director Rian Johnson screened..."

May 22, 2009 Screens Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

The Smothers Brothers
Tom, the elder Smothers Brother, talks about comedy, his heroes, and politics
"...Their act wasn't supposed to last 50 years. According to..."

Oct. 23, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Buck Dharma in the 21st Century!
Epic Q&A with Blue Öyster Cult’s “Reaper”
"...cabal Blue Öyster Cult composed art-rock unlike any of their era peers between the late Sixties and the original..."

Aug. 9, 2017 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

A Plum Job for Bloom
Michael Bloom plucked to head the country's oldest regional theatre
"...Austin's loss is Cleveland's gain. Michael Bloom, the well-respected stage director who's spent the past eight..."

July 16, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Long, Hot Summer
Books to Spend Your Summer With
"...know you're in for a long, hot summer when the weather has hit 100 degrees before the beginning of..."

June 5, 1998 Books Feature

Pokémon 3: The Movie
"...in one! Okay, actually you'd be hard-pressed to find the remnants of one “real” film in this third outing,..."

April 6, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Death of Rock & Roll
Top 10s: Year, Decade, Eternity
"...Like this country's forefathers, it came from England. Though it didn't originate there,..."

Jan. 7, 2000 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

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

Confessin' the Blues
Soul Man W.C. Clark
"..."[Blues music] was (and is) the lament, the comment, often mocking or ironic, of the..."

July 31, 1998 Music Feature by Christopher Hess

The Summer Revival Spirit
Can I Get a Witness?
"...The Paramount Theatre's Summer Film Classics features mostly double bills..."

June 12, 1998 Screens Feature

The Big Cheese
South by Southwest 1997
"...The phrase "shit-hot," cribbed from some international band's bio, comes..."

March 21, 1997 Music Feature

Off the Record
Shit happens: Hosing off and cleaning up after the glorious mess that was the 2009 Austin City Limits Music Festival
"...Charles Attal on Sunday afternoon, forcing a smile near the entrance of Zilker Park...."

Oct. 9, 2009 Music Column by Austin Powell

The Last Shall Be First
New Year's Eve becomes a cultural extravaganza with First Night Austin
"...The last night of 2005 will be the first night..."

Dec. 30, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Linklater/Hawke/Black: The Complete Transcript
"...– Billy Joe Shaver, "There Ain't No God In Mexico"..."

March 11, 2016 Screens Feature

Continental Drift
Scenes from the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival
"...The Toronto International Film Festival is the biggest and most..."

Sept. 19, 2008 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Looper
Crackerjack thrills, time travel, violence, humor, and action: Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis are characters who share the same morally conflicted core.
"...“You stupid little shit.” Who hasn’t thought much the same when contemplating one’s younger self, so full of..."

Sept. 28, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Show and Tell With Rian Johnson
Revisiting the high school noir ‘Brick’ at AFF
"...They didn’t look all that remarkable – just two tiny,..."

Oct. 26, 2013 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Film Flam
Fanning the Fantastic flames of P.T. Anderson's 'The Master'
"...Yesterday the Toronto International Film Festival announced the first wave of..."

July 25, 2012 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Screens Top 10s
"...is somebody to give him a lousy break. With the Coens playing God to his Job, it isn't likely...."

Jan. 1, 2010 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

Exibitionism
The Life of Galileo:body, Motion, Color
"...The Public Domain, through May 2 Running Time: 3 hrs..."

May 1, 1998 Arts Review

AFF Announces Film Lineup
Black Swan! Meek's Cutoff! Blue Valentine!
"...The Austin Film Festival just announced its film lineup mere..."

Sept. 21, 2010 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Sxsw
"...Okay, take a deep breath. Hold it. Exhale. Again. There. Feel better? Look, just calm down. So what if..."

March 14, 1997 Music Feature

R-e-s-p-e-c-t
The State of Austin's Hip-Hop Scene
"..."Jump On It" night at Rosewood Park on the Eastside photograph by Kenny Braun Austin's hip-hop scene just..."

July 4, 1997 Music Feature by Andy Langer

Kingdom of Heaven
Ridley Scott's Crusades epic is a historical spectacle on the order of Gladiator and a dissection of war, as gritty and illuminating as Black Hawk Down, that takes flight when it becomes a canvas for ideas and ideologies in action.
"...Directed by: Ridley Scott. Starring: Orlando Bloom, Eva Green, Jeremy Irons, David Thewlis, Brendan Gleeson, Marton..."

May 6, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

SXSW Band Announcement, Part III
1,500 of some 2,000 showcasing acts now vetted
"...SXSW comes further into focus with a third batch of artists released..."

Jan. 7, 2014 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Lucky
Cranky loner (and beloved character actor) faces mortality
"...his sagging boxer briefs, he starts every day with the same routine: brushing his teeth, slicking back his flyaway..."

Oct. 13, 2017 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Boogeyman
Don't go into the closet.
"...McCole Bartusiak, Tory Mussett, Lucy Lawless and Robyn Malcolm. The kidhood fear of closets and beneath-the-bed beasties comes in..."

Feb. 11, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Ocean's Eleven
"...Casey Affleck and Shaobo Qin. A clever, ingratiating, and altogether inoffensive update of the 1960 Rat Packer of the..."

Dec. 7, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Duck Soup
A sublime, Surrealist comedy from the Marx Brothers, in which Groucho plays the new dictator-for-life of tiny Freedonia who declares war on a whim on neighboring Sylvania.
"...DUCK SOUPD: Leo McCarey; with the Marx Brothers, Margaret Dumont, Louis Calhern, Raquel Torres. War..."

April 19, 2002 Screens Review by Marc Savlov

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