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Kicked in the Head
"...Directed by: Matthew Harrison. Starring: Kevin Corrigan, Linda Fiorentino, Michael Rapaport, James..."

Sept. 26, 1997 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Brothers of the Head
An astonishing twinning of wild imagination and drop-dead realism, Brothers of the Head is simply the most poignant and exciting mockumentary about (conjoined) sibling rivalry, revelry, and reversal of fortunes ever made.
"...An astonishing twinning of wild imagination and drop-dead realism, Brothers of the Head is simply the most poignant and..."

Sept. 8, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Tracking Down Grief With The Head Hunter
Filmmaker Jordan Downey on a monster movie with a fractured heart
"...is its bastard spawn that will consume you. That's the message of The Head Hunter, the dark and emotionally..."

April 10, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Bullet to the Head
Sylvester Stallone is back – the action is loud and pulpy, the quips are ever-ready, and the cycle is unbroken.
"...most successful works have been entries in one of the three franchises he created: Rocky, Rambo, and The Expendables...."

Feb. 1, 2013 Movie Review by Louis Black

The Year in Sports, as Pitched to the Head of a Hollywood Studio
"...hard to make it as screenwriters. Every one of them has taken a crack at writing about those golden..."

May 14, 2007 Sports Post by John Hunt

Article Hit Nail on the Head
"...Dear Editor, This article hit the nail on the head ["Who Fired Tony Fabelo?," News,..."

April 30, 2004 Postmarks

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
"...look factory-made, mechanically repeating cast, storyline, or F/X from the last big blockbuster. They touch us skin-deep, ask nothing..."

Oct. 22, 1999 Screens Feature by Kathleen Murphy

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia is a profound existential adventure, twistedly comic and openly bitter, brought to life by those two maniacs: Peckinpah and Oates. An ugly, vicious film about not very glamorous people engaged in ugly, vicious activities, it’s more black comedy than anything. – Louis Black
"...and Emilio Fernandez. A moment of silence now for the late, great Warren Oates. Too little appreciated, he left..."

Dec. 2, 1999 Movie Review by Louis Black

Once Again Ventura Hits the Nail on the Head
"...[“Letters @ 3am,” May 26]: Once again, Ventura hit the nail squarely on the head. Time and time again,..."

May 31, 2006 Postmarks

Talking About Addiction Until the Head Begins to Bleed a Bit
It comes down to Bukowski – and Bukowski doesn't come out well
"...Fight – that I was having some trouble finding the fight in me...."

Oct. 13, 2008 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Give Us Your Best Roundhouse Kick to the Head
Deets on local auditions for the new reality show The Next Dragon
"...be a “celebrity judge” this weekend at auditions for The Next Dragon, a new reality show seeking the next..."

Jan. 27, 2010 Screens Post by Belinda Acosta

Suttle as a Kick in the Head
Formula One development deal well worth more scrutiny
"...your chickens, Austinites, because Richard Suttle is loose in the henhouse again. Everyone's favorite developers' attorney is at City..."

Nov. 19, 2010 Feature by Nick Barbaro

Chubbing Republicans Over the Head
"...how long House members spent discussing each bill on the Local and Consent Calendar over the weekend. These bills..."

May 29, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Abstinence Makes the Head Grow Softer
A new report finds that federally funded abstinence-only educations contains "false, misleading, or distorted information about reproductive health."
"...While the amount of federal money earmarked for abstinence-only sex education..."

Dec. 17, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The Borrower
"...Starring: Rae Dawn Chong, Don Gordon and Antonio Fargas. The best thing to be said about The Borrower, is..."

Oct. 18, 1991 Movie Review by Kathleen Maher

The Search for One-Eye Jimmy
"...80-minute feature, One-Eye Jimmy haphazardly follows a day in the life of several Noo Yawk small-timers as they search..."

Sept. 6, 1996 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Counterfeiters
Winner of this year's Oscar for Best Foreign Film, this brisk Austrian film uncovers the moral choices faced by WWII concentration-camp victims selected to work on the Nazi effort to create bogus currency.
"...Zirner, Veit Stübner and Sebastian Urzendowsky. What we call the moral compass often fails to operate under conditions described..."

April 11, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Imposter
This documentary about a bizarre case of identity theft is a puzzle of lies, duplicity, and suppositions.
"...stranger than fiction, and sometimes vice versa. But when the elements of a mystery become so impossibly obscured by..."

Aug. 17, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Beneath the Darkness
This thriller starring Dennis Quaid was filmed in Smithville and Bastrop.
"...Devon Werkheiser and Brett Cullen. Despite its release during the dreaded post-holiday theatrical dumping grounds of January and February,..."

Jan. 6, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Both ridiculous and ridiculously fun, this is over-the-top robotic mayhem.
"...isn't known for his subtlety, and Transformers: Dark of the Moon has about as much of it as a..."

July 1, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Secret of Kells
This animated Irish stunner is visually complex and colorful and was a contender this year for the best animated film Oscar.
"...best animated film Oscar. This Irish stunner was surely the most visually complex, colorful, and eye-dazzling of the bunch,..."

May 7, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Foot Fist Way
Faux documentary about a strip-mall kung-fu sensei without the sense to come in out of the pain has moments of laugh-out-loud greatness but also much dopiness.
"...Spencer Moreno and Carlos Lopez IV. My tolerance for the mockumentary form of comedy has curdled somewhat in the..."

June 6, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
The Assassination of Jesse James may be the world’s first epic of misguided hero worship.
"...and Nick Cave. At two hours and 40 minutes, The Assassination of Jesse James may be the world’s first..."

Sept. 21, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
All sugar, no spice in this modern-day fairy tale
"...Starring: Anne Hathaway, Julie Andrews, Hector Elizondo, John Rhys-Davies, Heather Matarazzo and Chris Pine. Little girls may be made..."

Aug. 13, 2004 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

View From the Top
"...a small-town girl who dreams of a life in the sky, servicing first-class passengers on route to Paris or..."

March 28, 2003 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Walking Dead
"...Vonte Sweet, Roger Floyd and Bernie Mac. Hyped as the “first film to accurately portray the plight of African-American..."

March 3, 1995 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Legend of Fong Sai-Yuk II
"...This is a sequel that is occasionally superior to the original. Jet Li returns as Chinese folk hero Fong..."

Feb. 11, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Remains of the Day
"...Lonsdale. Like most Merchant/Ivory/Jhabvala projects of late, Remains of the Day is a heady mix of upper-class English sensibilities..."

Nov. 12, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Wind Rises (English dubbed)
The swan song of master animator Hayao Miyazaki appeals to the head and heart.
"...When Hayao Miyazaki announced, in 2013, that The Wind Rises would be his final film, fans of..."

Feb. 28, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Guru
"...Directed by: Daisy von Scherler Mayer. Starring: Heather Graham, Marisa Tomei, Jimi Mistry, Michael McKean, Dash Mihok,..."

Feb. 14, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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