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The Cell
"...Christmas: He's far more interested in messing about with the pretty, shiny wrapping than he is with the actual..."

Aug. 18, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Fall
Astonishing and hyperstylized images mark Tarsem's stunning but mournful movie, which is also layered with fairy-tale subtext and thickets of moral and motivational ambiguity.
"...Untaru, Justine Waddell and Julian Bleach. I fear for The Fall's marketing and advertising strategists. Their task – promoting..."

May 30, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Rockin' the Roadshow
Forget Pokémon and Britney Spears, Rosalind digs the Antiques Roadshow and got to meet her heroes in person when the show rolled through town.
"...Disney can drop dead ... Sailor Moon sleeps with the fishes! In our house, a certain PBS TV show..."

Feb. 16, 2001 Features Feature by Barbara Chisholm

I Got the Hook-Up
"...Gretchen Palmer, Tommy “Tiny” Lister, Helen Martin and John Witherspoon. New Orleans' answer to Suge Knight -- minus the..."

June 5, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

What’s the Future of Body Cameras in Austin?
That’s up to the courts for now
"...A trial that may break the city's stalemate over the initial purchase of 500 new..."

Nov. 25, 2016 News Feature by Margaret Nicklas

The New Sobriety
SXSW Interactive Conference photos and panel reviews
"...Ah, the new media boom. Fast money! Business plan? Schmizness plan!..."

March 22, 2002 Screens Feature by Belinda Acosta

The AggreGAYtor: October 16
What happened today in gay? Here's your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
"...and Polari gets rolling, as your AggreGAYtor turns off the cell phone and S's the F U...."

Oct. 15, 2013 Qmmunity Post

The Luv Doc: A Very Uninteresting Robot
What doesn't take two thumbs, both eyes, and the lives of innocents?
"...– and here's why: I can't get her off the phone! Or rather, I can't end a conversation with..."

Oct. 6, 2017 Column by The Luv Doc

The “Collectors Show” at grayDUCK Gallery
Collecting the collectors and showing Austin what they’ve got
"...The “Collectors Show” at grayDUCK Gallery on East Cesar Chavez..."

May 24, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Jason Reitman (Not) Versus the Internet
Men, Women & Children director on the use and abuse of tech
"...websites. Bulletin boards for adulterers. Men, Women & Children, the latest from director Jason Reitman, has every sin the..."

Oct. 17, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The AggreGAYtor: January 24
Your daily dose of LGBTQIA news
"...fantasy, and Leticia Van de Putte keeps shooting for the castles in the sky. Today’s AggreGAYtor hears the secrets..."

Jan. 24, 2013 Qmmunity Post by Brandon Watson

The Byrds' Sweetheart of the Rodeo Turns 50
The landmark album spins at the Moody Theater via two of its makers and their virtuosic friends
"..."The Byrds were ahead of the curve, and they taught..."

Nov. 9, 2018 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

DVDanger: The Return of Artsploitation
Indie label returns with three psychosexual horrors
"...respite from mainstream cinema, or even mainstream indie cinema, there's a whole globe of bizarre and envelope-pushing movies. The..."

June 17, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Real Housewives of Ciudad Juárez
Living double lives in the shadow of the border
"...They don't slouch in high heels on plush sofas. They..."

Oct. 18, 2013 News Feature by Debbie Nathan

The Bloodthirsty Killers of Circle C
Victims take flight! ... Officials shrug! ... Stealthy predators stalk the suburban streets!
"...Bexley Road looks like any other street in Circle C, a gentle curve lined with..."

Dec. 9, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

No Prozac for the Wicked
The Cool Capers of Donald Westlake
"...Like God and the Devil, - - writer Donald E. Westlake has many..."

Dec. 26, 1997 Books Feature by Jesse Sublett

The Common Law
Talking, Texting, and Driving – What's the Law?
"...Talking, Texting, and Driving – What's the Law?..."

Jan. 7, 2011 Column by Luke Ellis

SCOTUS Blocked Shackles in Court. What About Jail Cell Hearings in Austin?
Bail hearings in confinement are common in Travis County
"...Court proceedings with defendants in locked cells are the norm in Russia...."

April 22, 2024 News Post by Maggie Q. Thompson

The War Within
This fiction film, in which the lead character is but one cog in a plot to detonate a series of bombs in New York City, portrays a terrorist’s point of view in a jarringly matter-of-fact manner.
"...and Varun Sriram. "I have no interest in your brotherhood," the wrongfully imprisoned though American-educated Hassan (Akhtar) tells his..."

Oct. 14, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Real “Bernie” Sues Prison System, Is Allowed Air-Conditioned Cell
Man who inspired dark comedy files lawsuit over prison heat
"...Bernhardt Tiede, the mortician whose murder of a wealthy widow served as..."

Sept. 29, 2023 News Post by Brant Bingamon

The Ruins
Four friends on a Mexican vacation discover something evil among the Mayan ruins.
"...Laura Ramsey and Joe Anderson. In his short story "The White People," Welsh author and dark fantasist Arthur Machen..."

April 11, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Hightower Report
Bush's IRS goes after poor folks; and the latest 'creep' of advertising
"...BUSH'S IRS GOES AFTER POOR FOLKS You've gotta love the consistency of the Bushites. When they ram through their..."

Feb. 10, 2006 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Lowdown
Nancy delivers Victory for cell-phone companies; Rick Perry admits he's not up to the job.
"...Nancy Victory. Sounds like the name of a comic book heroine, doesn't it?..."

Feb. 7, 2003 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Signal
The Signal is an audacious horror film that nonetheless veers on occasion into surreal black comedy.
"...Christian and Scott Poythress. An outright horror film that nonetheless veers on occasion into surreal black comedy, The Signal..."

Feb. 22, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

On the Lege
The Cervical Wars Part I: Perry, HPV, and the Politics of Cancer
"...With all the yelping from Republicans this week, you would have thought..."

Feb. 9, 2007 News Column by Amy Smith

DVDanger: Brawl in Cell Block 99
Vince Vaughn and Udo Kier on being the heavy
"...There's an old saying: Big dogs don't need to bark...."

Oct. 15, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Tetsuo: The Iron Man
"...Trying to describe Tetsuo is like trying to describe the aftermath of a plane crash -- one that you've..."

Sept. 11, 1992 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Cell Phone Rudeness
"...But I feel impelled to get something out in the open that has me aggravated, stymied, and baffled. Here's..."

Sept. 23, 2007 Postmarks

Dead Man's Cell Phone
En Route Productions makes Sarah Ruhl's lighthearted meditation on love and death both hilarious and touching
"...when she hears a phone ring. It's coming from the next table over, and the man doesn't answer. The..."

Jan. 13, 2017 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

The Call
Halle Berry plays a 911 phone operator who takes a call in which everything's on the line.
"...Claustrophobes beware of The Call, Brad Anderson’s emotionally rending thriller that transpires almost..."

March 22, 2013 Movie Review by Leah Churner

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