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I Saw the Light
The sad but mercurial life of Hank Williams is put to screen
"...The question heading in to I Saw the Light, the..."

April 1, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Maps to the Stars
David Cronenberg's film, with a script by Bruce Wagner, is a darkly humorous moral fable aimed at Hollywood.
"...attempt to squash it, it’s hard to pin down the recent cinema of David Cronenberg. Once the master of..."

Feb. 27, 2015 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
Academy Award-winning documentarian Alex Gibney puts the famed journalist, icon, and myth Hunter S. Thompson before his lens and comes away with a telling portrait of the man and his era.
" Alex Gibney. It would hardly be surprising if the most brazen and incisive words ever spoken by Hunter..."

July 4, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Barnyard: The Original Party Animals
Yet another computer-animated film about talking animals offers a fine message for the kids, but little originality.
"...A slew of computer-animated films about talking animals hit theatres this year, and like clockwork, every one featured a..."

Aug. 4, 2006 Movie Review by Brian Clark

The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou
Bill Murray won't get the elusive Oscar for this one – for all its visual majesty, The Life Aquatic is too slight – but the film is nevertheless a funny, bewildering, and giddy spectacle.
"...ardent fans – and I count myself one of them – might scratch their heads at his latest picture,..."

Dec. 24, 2004 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

I Capture the Castle
" love. Life is dangerous enough," declares Cassandra (Garais), the unusually grave narrator of I Capture the Castle, a..."

Aug. 8, 2003 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

All There in the Music
Mandy Mercier puts down her fiddle to talk about her eventful life.
"...evening in early April, Mandy Mercier sets up on the makeshift stage at the Waterloo Ice House on 38th..."

May 11, 2001 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

She's the One
"...Cameron Diaz, Mike Mcglone and John Mahoney. Bruce Springsteen mused lyrically about the opposite sex in his song “She's..."

Aug. 30, 1996 Movie Review by Alison Macor

Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story
" could hardly be termed a stroke of luck, the timing of this Bruce Lee film bio could hardly..."

May 7, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Webberville Conundrum
Austin's plans for an eastern landfill hit a little obstacle – the people who live there
"...Back in the early Eighties, Dave and Joann Gunlock bought themselves a..."

June 6, 2008 News Feature by Lee Nichols

The LCRA Moves to Turn on the Tap
Future of Hill Country waits on Authority's decisions on water plan
"...– Invocation at the Sept. 14 LCRA board meeting..."

Dec. 3, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
The second year at the Hogwarts is better than the first, but still a bit sophomoric.
"...waste of print, but in case you're one of the few uninitiated: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets..."

Nov. 15, 2002 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Source
"...know it, you're probably already familiar with some of the work of director Chuck Workman. He's the one who's..."

Jan. 7, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Boutique of the Week: A Town Austin Lifestyle Store
Bringing some fresh attitude to Burnet Road
", and no matter where one looks right now, whether in magazines or retail displays, we're faced with scratchy..."

Aug. 8, 2011 Design Post by Anne Harris

Making the Cut
New season of Project Runway puts Austin designer Lindsey Creel in the spotlight
"...Viewers looking forward to the 14th season of Lifetime's Project Runway, premiering Thursday, August..."

Aug. 7, 2015 Screens Feature by Anne Harris

The Good Music Club Part 2: Quiet Company
Week 2 of TGMC video
"...Last week, Earache debuted the first video drop from The Good Music Club. For..."

Feb. 16, 2012 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

For the Love of Chocolate
The taste, the look, the feel of an obsession
"...The Great Book of Chocolate..."

Feb. 11, 2005 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Exploring the Auteurs of Early Black Cinema
AFS screens rare and influential selections from the Pioneers of African-American Cinema
"...On the next two Sundays, the Austin Film Society will screen..."

Feb. 17, 2017 Screens Feature by Kahron Spearman

California Split Is the Raging Bull of Poker Movies
AFS double bill pairs Altman film with Ron Mann's biographical doc
" infrequently as a straight flush over quad aces. The allure of gambling is easy to understand but difficult..."

Jan. 8, 2015 Screens Post by Fernie Martinez

Best of the Best (With Qualifications)
"...So Charlie Kaufman is the best screenwriter of the 21st century, eh? Compared to..."

Oct. 15, 2008 Screens Post by Josh Rosenblatt

The Mystic's Dream
Loreena McKennitt in Dallas.
"...when she does it's rarely in this part of the country. Her show Tuesday night at Grand Prairie's Nokia..."

Oct. 11, 2007 Music Post by Margaret Moser

The Cthulhu Humor of William Browning Spencer
Austin author William Browning Spencer finds the lighter side of Lovecraft and other horrors
"...H.P. Lovecraft has enjoyed something of a renaissance in the past few years. Once recognizable only to a few..."

Aug. 4, 2017 Arts Feature by Mike Berry

Public Notice: The New Apartheid?
Everyone hates the non-transect zones
"...It's early yet in the review process for the first draft of CodeNEXT, the..."

March 3, 2017 News Column by Nick Barbaro

The Great Gig in the Sky
The best albums of our lives – and the afterlife
"...On Wednesday, Dec. 3, press day at the Chronicle, news of Ian McLagan's hospitalization began circulating early...."

Jan. 2, 2015 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

'The Bowie Project: A Rock & Roll Soundpainting'
Ziggy Stardust and the Thin White Duke serve as inspirations for Ariel Dance Theatre's new dance-and-music collaboration
"...Andrea Ariel wasn't that sold on The Man Who Sold the World or its glam-rockin' creator..."

Jan. 31, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

SXSW: Jeff Daniel Phillips Fears 'The Lords of Salem'
How a caveman walked with a Zombie
"...Don't let the title fool you. There are few lords in Rob..."

March 11, 2013 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

Eye of the Storm
Doc explores the creative vision of an album cover art pioneer
"...helicopter flies over Saunton Sands in North Devon, England. The crystal beach is littered with roughly 700 empty hospital..."

March 11, 2011 Screens Feature by Austin Powell

Beside the Point
Council cools its jets in post-SXSW haze
"...hipsters at day parties, you gotta be relieved that's the case. When our staunch, if not sober, public officials..."

March 21, 2008 News Column by Wells Dunbar

All in the Delivery
Penn Jillette on 'The Aristocrats'
"...Everybody says he's great, so he must be"); Scorsese's muse, Robert De Niro ("the worst actor in the world..."

Aug. 26, 2005 Screens Feature by Shawn Badgley

How a Collaboration Between Roky Erickson and Doug Sahm Became Part of the Blueprint for Punk Rock
Chapter one of the Austin Punk Chronicles concludes with two local legends setting the stage for a global music revolution
"...As Roky Erickson's live solo debut loomed at the grand opening of the Ritz on October 18, 1974..."

Aug. 9, 2019 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

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