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The Movies That Matter
An interview with Killer Films producer Christine Vachon
"...Look among the titles of the most daring and delirious American independent..."

March 11, 2005 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

DVDanger: The Burning and The Town That Dreaded Sundown
Another gruesome twosome for your weekend's viewing
"...Y'know, it's funny. Considering that the filmmaking Weinstein brothers of Miramax fame made their..."

May 25, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Don’t Stop Believing: Moving Panoramas’ Leslie Sisson Overcomes the Trauma That Birthed In Two
Sophomore LP spins a sequel to the shoegazers’ extraordinary journey
"...Moving Panoramas is a band from Austin that began as an outlet for trauma and tragedy...."

Feb. 15, 2019 Music Feature by Leslie Sisson

The Titmouse That Roared
Chris Prynoski on Venture Bros., tech, and more
"...If you're ever looking for Chris Prynoski, he's not hard to..."

Aug. 12, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Case That Wouldn't Stay Closed
The facts: a tragic house fire, a man executed, a governor under suspicion. Everything else is a mystery.
"...The case of Cameron Todd Willingham, tried and executed for..."

March 11, 2011 Screens Feature by Jordan Smith

The Hands That Feed
The groups that care for Austin's hungry could sure use a few more helping hands
"...The sweep of headlights cuts the night in two. The..."

Dec. 25, 2009 News Feature by Kate X Messer

Austin Theatre: That was the year that was
Three of Austin's finest theatre folk - director/actress Lorella Loftus, director Sonnet Blanton, and lighting designer Jason Amato - describe how 2006 was for them and the local stage scene
"...If artists have anything, they have something to say. The Chronicle sat down with..."

Dec. 22, 2006 Arts Feature by Hannah Kenah

The Least That Money Can Buy
Prison health care is caught between growing demand and shrinking resources
"...about what I saw," a third-year medical student at the University of Texas Medical Branch said recently, after finishing..."

July 16, 2004 News Feature by Lucius Lomax

The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of
A Dream Collaboration: Richard Linklater and 30 animators team up to produce a startling, surreal new film.
"...Richard Linklater is on the stage of Austin's Paramount Theatre introducing his new animated..."

Oct. 26, 2001 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

How the One Percent Lives
Exclusivity has its perks – and its price – at ACL's VIP Grove
"...If you have a cool $1,050 burning a hole in your..."

Oct. 4, 2013 Food Feature by Claudia Alarcón

Kickstart Your Weekend: 'The Illustrated Geek Cookbook'
Kitchen Overlord wants to invade your kitchen shelves
"...wondered how cook an Arakis sand worm? Or wanted the recipe to make your own nightmarish Christmas pin wheels?..."

June 13, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

DVDanger: A Bad Case of the Sequels
Retreads, remakes, and do-overs rule the home releases
"...producer Keith Calder took to Twitter to ask, "What's the most recent wide-release, non-platformed horror film that wasn't a..."

July 28, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

FF2012: Why 'The Collection' is All About Character
Marcus Dunstan brings the mask back for Fantastic Fest
"...Horror fans loved 2009 slasher pic The Collector, but it didn't set the box office ablaze...."

Sept. 23, 2012 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Rep. Celia Israel on the 86th Texas Legislature
“Pandering to 3% of the electorate is not in anyone's best interest”
"...Transportation, prevailed in a January 2014 special election for the northern Travis County district. She’s served on the House..."

Jan. 4, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Central Texas Lawmakers Speak Out About the 86th Legislative Session
Interviews with the team representing 2.1 million Austin metro residents
"...It's hard to imagine the 86th Texas Legislature being any crazier than the last..."

Jan. 4, 2019 News Feature by the News Staff

The Harder They Come
Scenes from Jimmy Cliff's ACL taping
"...double-fisting, a perfectly engineered mix, and an intimate setting, the fact that the Austin City Limits studio is this..."

Aug. 5, 2010 Music Post by Thomas Fawcett

While You Were Sleeping
"...Boyle, Jack Warden, Glynis Johns and Micole Mercurio. From the man who brought us the bizarre Disney hit Cool..."

April 21, 1995 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Purge: Election Year
The third entry in this nasty series adopts a political bent
"...I don't know what pleasures you may find in The Purge movies, but mine have..."

July 1, 2016 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
Steve Carell and Keira Knightley find love and companionship in the face of the apocalypse.
"...Western culture has taught us to expect fire and brimstone; Hollywood movies have heightened our expectations for an apocalypse..."

June 22, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Dinertainment Dilemma
Can Kobe Japanese Steakhouse find a balance between the food and the fun?
"...Kobe Japanese Steakhouse is a teppanyaki restaurant, of which the most famous example is Benihana. These places are aimed..."

Jan. 16, 2004 Food Feature by Wes Marshall

Deep in the Heart (Of Texas)
"...Janelle Buchanan, Amparo Garcia, Rodney Garza and Lucy Nalle. The title says just about everything you need to know:..."

May 8, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Burnt by the Sun
"...Ingeborga Dapkounaite, Andre Oumansky and Viatcheslav Tikhonov. Set against the backdrop of the Russian countryside under Stalin's rule, this..."

June 23, 1995 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Wonderful Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl
"...Griffin Dunne and David Johansen. At three hours and one minute, this (along with Leni Riefenstahl's recently released autobiography)..."

June 10, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Naked Gun Two 1/2: The Smell of Fear
"...Kennedy, O.j. Simpson and Robert Goulet. Genius. Visionary. Intellectual. These words apply to no one involved in this film...."

July 5, 1991 Movie Review by Kathleen Maher

The Best Austin Bars for "Adult Play"
These bars might make you feel like a kid again
"...In this week's issue, we brought you Adult Play. Complete with childhood nostalgia like coloring..."

July 29, 2016 Chron Events Post by Lisa Gossett

The Non-Frenzied Feeding of a Large Squalus
The movie Jaws, performed live by Old Murder House Theater!
"...Everybody is kung-fu fighting across the USA in the mid-1970s, but in the waters around..."

July 1, 2015 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Baader Meinhof Complex
This gripping lesson in the recent history of terrorism is an electrifying, morally complex story of the evil that true believers do in the name of the greater good.
" a successful homegrown terrorist (depending, of course, on one's definition of “successful”), and a black-leather primer on the..."

Sept. 25, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

At the Cactus With McCue
"...The world is seemingly filled with sensitive singer-songwriters agonizing over..."

Nov. 16, 2007 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

On the Ropes
"...Directed by: Brett Morgen and Nannette Burstein. Boxing, that peculiar sport that engenders both brutality and balletic finesse..."

Oct. 8, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg
"...Directed by: Jerry Aronson. After numerous documentaries tracing the lively literary exploits of Beat icons William Burroughs and..."

Feb. 25, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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