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The Quiet Ones
The venerable Hammer Film studio gets into the found-footage horror genre.
"...Things just don’t go bump in the night in The Quiet Ones. They resound with the..."

May 2, 2014 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Quiet American
"...Mai Hoa. Delayed from national distribution last year in the midst of the country’s post-9/11 mood of circumspection, The..."

Feb. 14, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Other Worlds Austin Hears The Quiet Hour
Director Stéphanie Joalland on a very British apocalypse
"...There's a strong tradition of British end-of-the-world stories, like Day..."

May 27, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Hammering 'The Quiet Ones'
Director John Pogue talks spooks, science, and "Mad Men" stars
"...When it comes to horror, there aren't many movie studios whose name alone chills the..."

April 25, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Quiet
The first Burnt Orange Productions joint mixes The Piano with Poison Ivy. Perhaps future generations of film scholars will embrace The Quiet as a B-movie that problematizes the oppressive gaze, but for now, it's a misfire.
"...Edie Falco, Martin Donovan, Shawn Ashmore and Katy Mixon. The first Burnt Orange Productions joint is a strange mash-up..."

Sept. 1, 2006 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

The Quiet Man
To Kill a Mockingbird screenwriter and Texas Film Hall of Fame inductee Horton Foote reflects on the last 87 years.
"...The voice is gentle, gracious, genuine, with the softened edges..."

March 7, 2003 Screens Feature by Robert Faires

Smitherman: It's Always The Quiet Ones
AG candidate flies to the far religious right
"...If anyone remembers Barry Smitherman from his time as Public Utility Commission member, they'll..."

Sept. 3, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The Chosen One
Director Jamie Babbit sounds off on 'The Quiet' – Burnt Orange's first national release – and its discomfiting implications
"...Jamie Babbit's The Quiet is the first film from Austin-based Burnt Orange..."

Sept. 1, 2006 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

The Guilty
Single-location thriller travels deep into a killer mystery
"...not a good cop. That's made abundantly clear in the opening moments of Danish police drama The Guilty. After..."

Oct. 19, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The Wind Will Carry Us
"...Siah Dareh, a village nestled like a honeycomb into the sun-bleached hills of rural Iran, the Engineer (Dourani) shrugs,..."

Jan. 19, 2001 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

The People Person
Peter Hedges' Pieces of April brings the novelist-screenwriter out of the quiet and into the filmmaking fray.
"...you've almost certainly heard of his work. He penned the screenplay for his first novel, What's Eating Gilbert Grape,..."

Nov. 7, 2003 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

The Score
"...Marlon Brando, Angela Bassett, Gary Farmer and Paul Soles. The possibilities were frightening. No one knew exactly what to..."

July 13, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Newton Boys
"...Directed by: Richard Linklater. Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Ethan Hawke, Skeet Ulrich, Vincent D'Onofrio, Dwight Yoakam,..."

March 27, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Changes in the Weather
As Burnt Orange cools down, UTFI heats up
"...Bryan Poyser was driving to the wrap party for The Cassidy Kids in 2005 when..."

Jan. 18, 2008 Screens Feature by Joe O'Connell

The Luv Doc: Little Agents of Satan
Slow clap for almost getting the ball across the goal line
"...popular North Austin restaurant. We were seated outside, so the kids (ages 2-5) were playing (quietly) around our table..."

Jan. 14, 2022 Column by The Luv Doc

Moon-Shaped Panties & the Saint of White Trash
The Late Lucinda Williams
"...The morning starts normally for Lucinda. Well, maybe not normal,..."

Oct. 23, 1998 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

DVDanger: The Atticus Institute
Or, in defense of found footage and mockumentaries
"...In the 1990s, it was predictable that a slew of unmemorable,..."

Jan. 24, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
This story of a milquetoast with a wild imagination stars Ben Stiller and is as pretty as it is busy. Opens 12/25.
"...say boo to his bullying new boss (Scott). Still, the three-act structure demands that even the most indecisive character..."

Dec. 20, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Town
Ben Affleck directs, co-writes, and stars in this gripping action-drama about bank robbers.
"...in his hometown, Boston, for his second time behind the camera, following 2007’s well-received Gone Baby Gone. The title’s..."

Sept. 17, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Band's Visit
A lost band of Egyptian musicians from a police orchestra find refuge with some Israeli townspeople.
"...Gavriel, Imad Jabarin, Ahuva Keren and François Khell. With their epaulet-fringed uniforms and expressionless faces, the eight members of..."

March 7, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

The United States of Leland
Kevin Spacey-produced indie drama plays like The OC's more intellectual, older sibling.
"...Directed by: Matthew Ryan Hoge. Starring: Ryan Gosling, Don Cheadle, Kevin Spacey,..."

April 16, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Matchmaker
"...Linehan, Paul Hickey, Maria Doyle Kennedy and Saffron Burrows. The wait for Janeane Garofalo to receive top billing in..."

Oct. 3, 1997 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Race the Sun
"...Hot Runnings. Once again, a troop of misfits band together to accomplish the extraordinary. You know the cast of..."

March 29, 1996 Movie Review by Hollis Chacona

Tetsuo: The Iron Man
"...Trying to describe Tetsuo is like trying to describe the aftermath of a plane crash -- one that you've..."

Sept. 11, 1992 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Kid
The tale of Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid gets a worthwhile if workmanlike retelling
"...why a new movie about Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid can be greeted with anticipation rather than tired..."

March 8, 2019 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Sex and the City
The new feature stands on its own (typically stilettoed) feet, while holding fast to the series’ singular mix of the giddily ribald and brutally confessional.
"...Willie Garson. Surely enough ink has been spilled over whether a women’s picture can own the weekend box office..."

May 30, 2008 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Class of 1985
The 69th Legislature, 1985, marked a turning point in the future of Texas politics
"...If you want to know who runs the state of Texas you can consult the constitution, enroll..."

Feb. 27, 2004 News Feature by Lucius Lomax

The Hours
"...Miranda Richardson, Stephen Dillane, Jeff Daniels and Jack Rovello. There's a mesmerizing, almost hypnotic rhythm to The Hours, the..."

Jan. 17, 2003 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Color of Paradise
"...on video dub as opposed to inside of a theatre; even with stereo surround sound, the film needs the..."

June 9, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Spirit of 76th
The Presidential Card
"...Predictably, the governor's all-but-official presidential run cast a long shadow over..."

June 18, 1999 News Column by Erica C. Barnett

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