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The Legend of La Llorona
The weeping woman has reason to cry in this flat supernatural horror
"...Mexican folktale told by generations of parents to scare the bejesus out of their niños with the reputed aim..."

Jan. 7, 2022 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Opportunity to Reimagine Public Safety Is Here Right Now. Will Austin Take It?
“We want everything that can be done outside of the police, to be done outside of the police.”
"...At their April 20 work session, the members of the Austin..."

April 30, 2021 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

The King
America's soul explored on a road trip in Elvis Presley's car
"...Directed by: Eugene Jarecki. Why would the documentarian who has explored the American penal system as..."

July 20, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Point Austin: Congratulations on the Struggle
The Supreme Court decision rests upon political agitation
"...The relationship between grassroots activism and political progress is seldom..."

July 1, 2016 News Column by Michael King

The Walk
Philippe Petit dreamed it and Robert Zemeckis brings it to life
"...cityscape that no longer exists is dazzling, as is the vertiginous cinematography of Dariusz Wolski, yet The Walk never..."

Oct. 2, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

So Special: The Race to Replace Mark Strama [UPDATED]
House District 50 campaign features a disparate slate
" Google Fiber project – has triggered one of the most unpredictable shows in Texas politics, an off-year special..."

Sept. 6, 2013 News Feature by Christopher Hooks

The Revisionaries
When it comes to choosing public-school textbooks, what happens in Texas is of national concern – and this documentary captures these culture wars in full bloom.
"...As goes Texas, so goes the nation – at least that’s true in the matter..."

Oct. 26, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Debt
Helen Mirren stars in this film that's part espionage thriller and part moral meditation, though the emphasis leans more toward the former than the latter.
"...The Debt, at its core, is a stirring espionage thriller..."

Sept. 2, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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

Page Three: Hell in a Handbasket
or, the Worst of Austin
A week in the life of local government
"...Well, the shit is certainly hitting the fan this week. From..."

Aug. 27, 2010 Column by Nick Barbaro

Shouting Across the Void
Jeff Tweedy in mono
"...George Strait kicked down the brand new doors of the Cedar Park Center last..."

Oct. 1, 2009 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Page Two: Prayer for the Common Man
In the religious right's new democracy, principles prescribed by man have no value in the war between heaven and hell
"...There is a new prayer to God above, howling up..."

Jan. 20, 2006 Column by Louis Black

Around the World in 80 Days
Jackie Chan finally emerges as plausible English-language star in this international romp that's as light as a hot-air balloon.
"...Ewan Bremner and Karen Mok. To say that Around the World in 80 Days is so much better than..."

June 18, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Day After Tomorrow
A new Ice Age cometh
"...As if it didn’t have enough to worry about these days, director Roland Emmerich, who previously blew the Big..."

May 28, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Triplets of Belleville
Move over Disney and Pixar: Sylvain Chomet’s Oscar-nominated animated feature is the kind of work that could only be authored by a singular individual.
"...animated feature (which has been nominated for Oscars in the categories of Best Animated Feature and Best Song) is..."

Feb. 13, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Liberty Heights
"...for a fourth time to his beloved 1950s Baltimore, the setting of Diner, Avalon, and Tin Men, this time..."

Dec. 24, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Babe: Pig in the City
"...Wright, Adam Goldberg and Roscoe Lee Browne. It befits the director of Mad Max and The Road Warrior that..."

Nov. 27, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Son of the Circus
Twistin' in the Wind
"...through a mental check-list of everything he's done since the April release of his 14th album, Twistin' in the..."

Oct. 2, 1998 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Where's the Fire?
Live Music Venues vs. the Fire Marshal
"...panic in Austin than yelling "Fire!" in a crowded theatre: Try yelling "Fire Marshal!" in a crowded live music..."

May 30, 1997 Music Feature by Ken Lieck

The Horseman on the Roof
The film captures the heroic exploits of an Italian resistance soldier who falls in love with a French noblewoman during the French cholera plague of the early 19th century.
"...Juliette Binoche, Pierre Arditi, Francois Cluzet and Paul Freeman. The Horseman on the Roof combines a love story of..."

May 31, 1996 Movie Review by Alison Macor

New on the Menu
Tasty new eats in the central city for hungry ACL fans
" Austin’s dynamic restaurant scene happen at break-neck speed these days. We’ve seen a couple of dozen new eateries..."

Oct. 12, 2012 Food Feature

Bob Ray vs. Adam Reposa: The Saga Continues
Lawyer Reposa none too happy with filmmaker Ray
"...Remember the "wacky" commercial that Austin filmmaker Bob Ray shot for..."

June 22, 2012 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Baseball State Championships Are Under Way – Here's the Schedule
"...The 2007 University Interscholastic League state high school baseball playoffs..."

June 6, 2007 Sports Post by Mark Fagan

The AggreGAYtor: June 21
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
"...does that thing she does, as your AggreGAYtor cuts the bread line...."

June 20, 2013 Qmmunity Post

The AggreGAYtor: March 26
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
"...south, Texas does real talk, and James Inhofe jumps the shark, as your AggreGAYtor stops listening to rock music...."

March 26, 2015 Qmmunity Post by David Estlund

The AggreGAYtor: December 10
What happened today in gay? Here's your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
"...Georgia tows the line, Putin reels in Russian media, and Porno Pete..."

Dec. 10, 2013 Qmmunity Post

Austin Waaaaaay Back in the Day (Photos)
Austin chronicled
"...When I first moved here, the old-school Austin test was based on how many shows..."

June 14, 2012 Chronolog Post by Shelley Hiam

The AggreGAYtor: May 19
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
"...One SCOTUS justice keeps us guessing, Utah leads the way to reconciliation, and quacks do damage, as your..."

May 19, 2015 Qmmunity Post by David Estlund

The AggreGAYtor: March 3
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
"...Deen steps in it again, as your AggreGAYtor considers the lavender menace of the field...."

March 3, 2014 Qmmunity Post by David Estlund

The Stress-Free Thanksgiving 2004
Let the hotels, restaurants, and markets take care of it
"...Note: These listings are from 2004. For updated information, check out..."

Nov. 19, 2004 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

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