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Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie
This cult comedy duo from TV demonstrate with this feature-length film that more, quite frequently, equals less.
"...Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, John C. Reilly, Will Ferrell, William Atherton, Robert Loggia, Twink Caplan, Will Forte, Zach Galifianakis and..."

March 2, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
Nicolas Cage rides again.
"...The directorial duo, Neveldine and Taylor, have yet to match..."

Feb. 24, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Who Needs a Dragon Tattoo?
Taylor Stevens continues the renaissance of ass-kicking heroines in The Innocent
" live," we mean that we impose narratives on the daily disarray of life in order to make some..."

Jan. 13, 2012 Arts Feature by Sarah Smith

All's Faire in Love
Christina Ricci stars in this strained romantic comedy set in the world of renaissance festivals.
" Scott Marshall. Starring: Christina Ricci, Owen Benjamin, Ann-Margret, Matthew Lillard, Cedric the Entertainer, Chris Wylde, Louise Griffiths and..."

Oct. 28, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Errol Morris finds a real character for his documentary subject this time – scandal magnet Joyce McKinney, who allegedly abducted and raped a Mormon missionary.
"...decades of highly acclaimed documentary-making, Oscar winner Errol Morris (The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons From the Life of..."

Aug. 5, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

A Town Called Panic
This whimsical, Belgian import is an animated stop-motion fantasy that uses childhood toys as characters who find themselves in all manner of goofy yet compelling adventures.
" to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there. This whimsical, thoroughly Belgian import imagines a primary-colored world..."

Jan. 22, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Stretching Performance Barriers
Angela Kariotis returns to Austin to premiere her one-woman show, Streeetch Marks.
"..."Before becoming a mother I had no concept of little children or how..."

Nov. 19, 2009 Arts Post by Frank J. Rivera

This bracingly good Norwegian film is many things at once: portraits of mental illness, obsessive love, the uneasy transition from punk rock youth to “upstanding” adulthood, and fraternal competitiveness.
"...Erik (Klouman-Høiner), best friends and struggling writers – as they deposit in tandem their fresh manuscripts into a mailbox...."

June 27, 2008 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Adam & Steve
It’s an honest, refreshing comedy about love – gay, straight, or both – and is a date movie for all occasions and persuasions.
" with a lovely supporting cast, considerable insight into the trouble thirtysomethings have staying together, and absolutely no coming-out..."

April 7, 2006 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Ben Stiller and Drew Barrymore play a young couple is driven batty by a geriatric neighbor from hell.
"...DeVito. Starring: Ben Stiller, Drew Barrymore, Eileen Essel, Justin Theroux, Harvey Fierstein and Robert Wisdom. It wasn’t screened for..."

Oct. 3, 2003 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Iceman Cometh
"...Cometh (perhaps better known under its more appropriate handle, The Time Warriors) is probably Hong Kong cult director Clarence..."

Aug. 30, 1996 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
"...great title, you can sell just about anything. For the so-called "King of the Nudies,"; Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!..."

June 9, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Tank Girl
A movie that combines Busby Berkeley chorus lines with killer mutant kangaroos and the wildest female action hero this side of La Femme Nikita.
"...glorious, spastic mess. Jamie Hewlett and Alan Martin's neo-underground cult comic book Tank Girl comes to life looking, amazingly,..."

March 31, 1995 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Butterfly and Sword
"...Leung Chi Wah. A berserk action melodrama with all the stops pulled out, Butterfly and Sword is an adrenaline-charged..."

Nov. 4, 1994 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

"...Sarah Neville, Brent Neale and Gosia Dobrowoiska. Set in the mysterious European village of Tolzbad during the 19th century,..."

Oct. 15, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Faster Than Sound: Unearthing Daniel Johnston’s If
Producer Brian Beattie has an unreleased Daniel Johnston album ready, but can’t make amends with the late cult singer’s management
"...In January 2018, Chronicle writer Kevin Curtin spoke with cult legend Daniel Johnston ahead of Austin's inaugural Hi, How..."

Oct. 25, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Boy Erased
Joel Edgerton goes to gay conversion therapy's heart of darkness
"...Our culture wars have spawned any number of slyly subversive takes..."

Nov. 9, 2018 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Point Break
Remake of 1991's action bromance
"...Although using the same title, this remake of the 1991 cult classic..."

Jan. 1, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

DVD Extra: Revenge Double Feature
Kurando Mitsutake on bringing Japanese action to the U.S.
"...Revenge. As a Japanese filmmaker working in the U.S., Kurando Mitsutake knew this was a universal story..."

May 29, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Moonspell Q&A
Portuguese metallurgists never bathe in the same water twice
"...and power chords for more than two decades now. The quintet, playing the Dirty Dog Bar on Saturday with..."

April 23, 2015 Music Post by Michael Toland

Call Girl of Cthulhu Comes Knocking
Director Chris LaMartina on puns and Lovecraft
"...In the history of indie horror-comedy, the name Call Girl of..."

April 16, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The doll from hell is back.
"...had a hand in since helming 2007’s Dead Silence, the Saw franchise excepted – will figure out what’s going..."

Oct. 10, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

DVDanger: 'Holliston' / 'Knights of Badassdom'
A double bill of Joe Lynch genre comedies
"...Most cult films become cult films. But once in a while..."

April 12, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

West of Memphis
Eighteen years of wrongful imprisonment and four documentaries still don't put to rest the trials of the West Memphis Three.
"...Baldwin, and Jessie Lloyd Misskelley Jr. – and charged them with capital murder based on the theory that Echols,..."

March 15, 2013 Movie Review by Leah Churner

Red Dawn
This remake's inspiration comes more from Call of Duty and other first-person-shooter games, rather than the 1984 original.
"...(at least from an artistic point of view, although there’s an arguable economic upside to trading in previously established..."

Nov. 23, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Sound of My Voice
This festival favorite marks an impressive film debut for its director and star, but its sum total is less satisfying than its parts.
"...Marling. (Marling also starred in and co-wrote last summer’s Another Earth, which premiered along with Sound of My Voice..."

May 4, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

'The Source'
'The Source'
"...The SourceDocumentary Feature Competition D: Jodi Wille, Maria Demopoulos..."

March 16, 2012 Screens Feature by Nora Ankrum

Darkness With a Twist of Dime-Store Novel
White Whale Games brings the pulp-fiction aesthetic into the Aughties
"...A nefarious, unknowable force travels the universe, washing away the history of the worlds it..."

Dec. 9, 2011 Screens Feature by Ashley Moreno

This British film is a bracingly deadpan coming-of-age story that proudly wears its Wes Anderson influences on its sleeve.
"...Lily McCann. Adapted from Joe Dunthorne's novel and presented theatrically by Ben Stiller, Submarine might seem an unlikely feature..."

June 17, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay
Everyone's favorite stoner pals are back; this time running from the law after being mistaken for terrorists.
"...Bart, Neil Patrick Harris, Danneel Harris and Eric Winter. The main problem with controversial gross-out comedies is that it..."

May 2, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

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