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Westward Ho!
In-progress or proposed developments for near-western Hill Country rise overnight like so many toxic mushrooms
"...Enjoy the wide-open spaces west of Austin while you can –..."

May 28, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

Wild Ride
Bruce Branit and Jeremy Hunt made "405" with a digital camera, off-the-desktop software, and a desktop computer. The action / comedy has now become the most popular short film on the Web.
"...flier syndrome." A lot of people do. Cottonmouth, anxiety, the twitchies. Every time I take a commercial airliner flight,..."

March 2, 2001 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Quiet Company
"...The spiritual melancholy that pervades Quiet Company's third recording comes..."

Oct. 7, 2011 Music Review by Margaret Moser

Genius of Love
"...It's February 1999, in the quiet, smokeless confines of the Cactus Cafe on the..."

March 19, 1999 Music Feature by Ken Lieck

The Muse
"...The Muse D: Albert Brooks (1999); with Sharon Stone, Albert..."

April 7, 2000 Screens Review by Mike Emery

After a Fashion: Granted
Stephen put his heart on the line and has peace to show for it
"...For the first time in over 12 years, I gave my..."

March 8, 2013 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

In Our Nature
Writer/director Brian Savelson’s feature debut is a study in fine gradations of resentment in the great outdoors.
"...riskier than most of us care to admit. Bad weather, unreciprocated smiles, and GPS malfunctions can sour the mood..."

Dec. 14, 2012 Movie Review by Leah Churner

Full Speed (A Toute Vitesse)
"...fast-paced and well-intentioned, this French youth film falls into the same trap as so many other youth-focused movies throughout..."

July 24, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral
The original mad black woman faces her mortality, and the end of the series
"...So long, Madea. The big-boned, mouthy matriarch in pearls and plus-size house dresses..."

March 8, 2019 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Lady Bird
An enchanting coming-of-age tale from Greta Gerwig
"...In her first solo writing and directing effort, the hard-working indie film actress Greta Gerwig proves that she..."

Nov. 10, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Certain Women
Wonderful performances imbue this subtle drama
"...of this distinctive filmmaker’s best films. It will reward the patient viewer with its keen observations of lives lived,..."

Oct. 28, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Austin City Limits Music Festival Lineup Unveiled
Fall free-for-all bags 134 acts minus black metal
"...annual bomb on our fair city minutes ago, revealing the full artist lineup for the 13th running of the..."

May 7, 2013 Music Post by Chase Hoffberger

Chico & Rita
The music, scored by Cuban pianist Bebo Valdés, is the real star of this animated movie.
"...The titular, star-crossed lovers are the focal point of this..."

March 2, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Broken Embraces
Penélope Cruz stars in Pedro Almodóvar's latest, which plays like the lost love child of Douglas Sirk and Alfred Hitchcock.
"...Tamar Novas, Ángela Molina and Rossy de Palma. Ever the lush and melodramatic filmmaker, Almodóvar appears to be adding..."

Jan. 8, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt
Vivid yet impressionistic, this documentary tribute to the musician Townes Van Zandt brings the life and the music of this songwriter's songwriter into focus.
"...Brown. Vivid yet impressionistic, Margaret Brown’s film tribute to the singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandt brings the late musician and..."

Dec. 9, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Stealing Harvard
"...feebly attempting a life of crime. Life imitating art: The result is a corps of good actors stuck with..."

Sept. 13, 2002 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Pecker
"...Schertler and Lauren Hulsey. Pecker, John Waters' satire of the New York art world and off-key love song to..."

Sept. 25, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Tom & Viv
"...Nickolas Grace, Rosemary Harris, Miranda Richardson and Willem Dafoe. The Tom and Viv under scrutiny in this movie are..."

March 17, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Pennies From Heaven
The new streaming economy is here, with or without royalties
"...Standing on the corner of Fourth and Trinity amid the jostling throngs..."

May 18, 2012 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

State of Love and Trust
Have a little faith for the new millennial music paradigm and trust in the 2011-12 Austin Music Awards.
"...in lieu of evidence," Quiet Company front man Taylor Muse told the Chronicle last month. "I think 'trust' is..."

March 9, 2012 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Juke Joint Madonna
Toni Price comes clean.
"...The women lined up in front of the monitors at..."

Sept. 14, 2001 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Xanadu
"...Michael Beck. Handing over this cultural low-water marker to the boys of Mr. Sinus Theatre is about as sporting..."

April 18, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Going Up
A profile of Austin’s pre-eminent honky-tonkers, the Derailers
"...One by one, the Derailers file into the ageless South Lamar watering hole..."

Oct. 1, 1999 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

Central Station
"...and Fernanda Montenegro. When first we meet Dora (Montenegro), the lead character of this compelling Brazilian film Central Station,..."

Feb. 12, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Kalling Kathy's Bluff
Kathy Acker and the Lucky Ones
"...swipe at experimental writer Kathy Acker's Pussy, King Of The Pirates (Grove Press, $12 paper), critic David Kelly wrote..."

Feb. 21, 1997 Books Feature by Tom Aiken

Belle Noiseuse, La
"...Birkin, David Bursztein, Gilles Arbona and Marianne Denicourt. Finally, the film that was on everyone's “best of” list for..."

June 5, 1992 Movie Review by Kathleen Maher

Kylesa
White-hot metal for your red-hot summer
"...Kylesa always promised transcendence. The Savannah, Ga., ensemble never bothered sticking to its initial..."

Aug. 2, 2013 Music Review by Michael Toland

Obama's Playlist
Jams for Election Day
"...No politician has inspired the creative class quite like Barack Obama. From hip-hop and..."

Nov. 4, 2008 Music Post by Thomas Fawcett

Never Heard of 'Em: Austin's Music Explosion 1994-2000
Local music through the eyes of those serving the music community
"...from your pursuit of happiness? For those led by the music muse, a measure of recognition to go with..."

June 15, 2012 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Shakespeare at Winedale Outreach
The next generation finds its 'muse of fire' through an innovative new program at Winedale
"...The Winedale family tree is about to get a whole..."

July 23, 2004 Arts Feature by Clayton Stromberger

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