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The Death of Stalin
Russia's political upheaval rewritten as dark farce.
"...straight from your Malenkov? No problem. A sure grasp of midcentury Soviet history isn’t required to appreciate this latest..."

March 16, 2018 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Graveside at The Death of Stalin
Armando Iannucci on monsters and accents
"...He's referring to General Georgy Zhukov, one of the key players in the Kremlin intrigues that surrounded..."

March 23, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Long and the Short of It
The expansive Cinematexas short film festival
"...+ Disney." It's a shame that so few among the mainstream recognize the man's name, and doubly so when..."

Sept. 14, 2001 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Report From the Toronto International Film Festival
Pass the popcorn (and the awards)
"...The annual Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF): a celebration of..."

Sept. 22, 2017 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Blue Kite
"...Pu Quanxin. Chinese director Tian Zhuangzhuang's early films (On the Hunting Ground, Horse Thief) have been compared to the..."

Sept. 9, 1994 Movie Review by Alison Macor

For the People
Why Shostakovich, as played by the UT Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Kevin Noe, is better than 20 punk rock bands
" town. At least, not by reputation. That's not the case for cities like New York, Chicago, and San..."

Feb. 13, 2004 Music Feature by Graham Reynolds

Marjorie Baumgarten’s Top 10 Films of 2018
"...maid's story becomes an instant classic as a result of impeccable artistry in front of and behind the camera...."

Dec. 28, 2018 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Steve Davis’ Top 10 Films of 2018
"...13-year-old struggles to emerge from her miserable cocoon. Been there! 2) Isle of Dogs..."

Dec. 28, 2018 Screens Feature by Steve Davis

The Years With Carlos Fuentes
Carlos Fuentes says he can not imagine a world without Shakespeare and Cervantes, but it is impossible to imagine a Mexico without Fuentes.
"...Fuentes tend not to exist anymore. His vast body of work not only reflects the historical events and personal..."

Nov. 24, 2000 Books Feature by David Garza

The Year in Books
Freedom, Finkler, and Kids of America
"...and tart, doomy observations about American life. And speaking of: When a colleague and I kicked a conversation around..."

Jan. 7, 2011 Books Feature by Kimberley Jones

Children of the Revolution
"...Sam Neill, F. Murray Abraham, Richard Roxburgh, Rachel Griffiths, Geoffrey Rush and Russell Kiefel. What if Joseph Stalin had..."

May 23, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Mystery: What’s on Kleinfeld’s List?
10 classic solutions to which crimes are worth reading about
"...Kleinfeld? That’s Lenny Kleinfeld, of course: The man who left Chicago for a business..."

Nov. 30, 2016 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Page Two: The Long Scream
The endless Republican nightmare casts its shadow on health care reform
"...Louder and softer closer and nearer..."

Feb. 12, 2010 Column by Louis Black

Learning All the Wrong Lessons
Texas Youth Commission makes sure there will never be another media scandal - by locking the media out.
"...Texas Youth Commission decided it would no longer allow the media to see details of allegations about sexual or..."

May 7, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin Film Critics Release 2018 Awards Nominee Lists
Roster includes new stunt and mo-cap categories
"...The Austin Film Critics Association has just released the list..."

Dec. 28, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Page Two: Die Another Day
On renewal, 'Red Cavalry,' and the joys of creating, despite the hostile storms and vicious seas
"..."A phrase is born into the world good and bad at the same time. The..."

Jan. 4, 2008 Column by Louis Black

SXSW Announces Film Lineup
Edgar Wright's Baby Driver, Ben Wheatley's Free Fire, and more
"...North American first time looks, and 51 feature debuts. The SXSW Film roster has arrived, with big features like..."

Jan. 31, 2017 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin Heads to Sundance
Zellners' latest and Blaze Foley film booked for Utah fest
"...Someone tell the Zellner brothers to pack their winter gear: Alongside Austin..."

Dec. 1, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Bitter Harvest
In 1930s Ukraine, young lovers fight Stalin and forced starvation
"...Ukraine has been much in the news of late. Vladimir Putin’s annexation of Crimea and..."

Feb. 24, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Our Shostakovich Year
On the centenary of Dmitri Shostakovich's birth, Austin arts groups join forces to throw the Russian composer a yearlong party
"...When old Father Time waltzes out the door with 2005, don't be..."

Dec. 30, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Sports and Social Justice With David Zirin
On the Olympics, Mark Cuban’s fondness of Ayn Rand, and Howard Zinn’s love of the Boston Red Sox
"...collects accolades like baseball cards. He was named one of the UTNE Reader's "50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Our..."

March 5, 2010 Sports Post by Timothy Braun

Short, but Not Necessarily Sweet
It's a bit of a stretch to call the short films of Jay Rosenblatt documentaries. Let's call them experimental docs -- or shorts -- and leave it at that. Just prepare to be amazed by the reel of eight short films the genre-bending San Francisco filmmaker is bringing to the Alamo next week.
"...OK, so maybe it's a bit of a stretch to call the short films of Jay..."

Feb. 14, 2003 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

Europa Europa
In this award-winning foreign film, a Jewish boy during World War II adopts various non-Jewish identities in order to save his hide, but his uncircumcised penis becomes a dead giveaway.
"...Directed by: Agnieszka Holland. Starring: Marco Hofschneider, Julie Delpy and Hanns Zischler. Solly's circumcised penis is..."

Dec. 27, 1991 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Hot Movie Previews
Sneaking Into Summer
"...Between mid May and Labor Day, there are only 15 weekends - the weekends that define..."

May 23, 1997 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Show and Tell
Spring Previews 2000
"...The movie distributors compartmentalize the year by season -- summer,..."

Feb. 25, 2000 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Our readers talk back.
"...Crap by Any Other Name --..."

July 25, 2003 Column

Page Two: Drowning in Triviality
Instead of addressing our real problems, partisans fight over manufactured nonsense
"...emotionally overwhelming that all reason is lost, and all the long-known landmarks by which to navigate are gone. Even..."

Sept. 18, 2009 Column by Louis Black

TV Eye
A small-screen return to twitching noses, magic potions, and girls who hold the power; also, a review of TNT’s daring live-action Animal Farm.
"...conflicted, hormone-crazed girl-beast I was at puberty, and not the little girl at the mercy of adults to lead..."

Oct. 8, 1999 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

I'm Sorry, Yogi
"...not, Frank Kozik is legend. If he never draws another red devil bitch with big tits announcing a Godbullies/Hole..."

Sept. 12, 1997 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

If Not Killed, Kennedy Would Have Done Everything Right
"...privileged. He saw – firsthand in some cases – the threats of totalitarianism as practiced by the likes of..."

Aug. 8, 2010 Postmarks

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