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The Girl
David Riker's indie drama stars Abbie Cornish as a Texas woman, who finds maturity while smuggling Mexicans across the border.
"...In The Girl, writer/director David Riker returns to many of the..."

April 5, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Gatekeepers
Six retired directors of Israel’s domestic intelligence agency candidly reflect.
"...The rule of surveillance is to keep quiet and let..."

March 22, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Although this sendoff to the young leads feels a little thin, the culmination of the Harry-and-Voldemort show more than satisfies.
"...Ralph Fiennes, Alan Rickman, Michael Gambon, Helena Bonham Carter, Matthew Lewis, Tom Felton, Kelly Macdonald, Evanna Lynch and Maggie..."

July 15, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Cry of the Owl
Based on the 1962 Patricia Highsmith novel, this mood-heavy film contemplates what happens to a stalker when the object of his obsession returns the favor.
"...and Gord Rand. This mood-heavy Canadian/German co-production, based on the 1962 Patricia Highsmith novel, contemplates what happens to a..."

March 19, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Merry Gentleman
Michael Keaton directed and stars in this glum story about a suicidal hit man and the woman who may save him or prove to be his undoing.
"...Cannavale, Darlene Hunt and Guy Van Swearingen. This dark, quiet, but mildly stirring movie about a laconic hit man..."

July 17, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Dukes
Character actor Robert Davi directs and co-stars with Chazz Palmintieri in this movie about a former doo-wop group that tries to recapture its glory days.
"...Frank D’Amico and Bruce Weitz. You might not recognize the name Robert Davi, but there’s very little chance you..."

Nov. 28, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

The Express
The story of Ernie Davis, the first African-American Heisman Trophy winner, is full of heart-pumping stadium heroics and quiet acts of dignity.
"...and your World War II sharpshooters. For my money, there’s no juicier role out there for an actor than..."

Oct. 10, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

The Animation Show 4
Mike Judge is back with a brand new collection of short animated films, and it's premiering here in Austin.
"...on a stack of Syd Fields that causality is the building block of good narrative, and the artists on..."

April 25, 2008 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

After the Wedding
An expat Danish aid worker in Mumbai returns to Copenhagen to meet with a benefactor, only to discover that the world is even smaller than it seems.
"...Ida Dwinger and Mona Malm. What is it with the Danish and their suffocating domestic dramas? In Breaking the..."

May 25, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

The Marine
WWE wrestling champion John Cena makes his film debut in this action film.
"...Manu Bennett, Drew Powell and Frank Carlopio. With biceps the size of watermelons and the physical grace of a..."

Oct. 20, 2006 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

The Safety of Objects
"...Klein. A guitar. An antique chest. A Barbie doll. These are some of the objects that fill (but do..."

March 14, 2003 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

In the Bedroom
"...Field. Starring: Tom Wilkinson, Sissy Spacek, Nick Stahl, William Mapother, Marisa Tomei, William Wise, Celia Weston and Karen Allen...."

Jan. 4, 2002 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Others
"...Alakina Mann and James Bentley. I'm tempted to call The Others the best haunted house film since Robert Wise's..."

Aug. 10, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Last September
"...David Tennant, Fiona Shaw and Richard Roxburgh. Not even the rich and nuanced performances of stage veterans Maggie Smith,..."

May 5, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Anna and the King
"...Alwi, Randall Duk Kim and Keith Chin. Anna and the King might be a perfectly fine film if only..."

Dec. 31, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Boys
"...and David Wentham. Absolutely uncompromising in its depiction of the tedium of garden-variety evil, this feature debut is as..."

Oct. 22, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Astronaut's Wife
"...Donna Murphy, Samantha Eggar, Clea Duvall, Joe Morton, Charlize Theron and Johnny Depp. You have to wonder if the..."

Sept. 3, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Sixth Sense
"...too easy to pigeonhole Bruce Willis into one of the many cookie-cutter action roles in which he made his..."

Aug. 13, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Eel
"...Sho Aikawa, Ken Kobayashi and Sabu Kawara. Co-winner of the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 1997, The Eel by..."

Nov. 20, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Daytrippers
"...Harden. Writer-director Greg Mottola's first feature is a deceptively quiet and funny film that sticks in your memory long..."

April 25, 1997 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Wooden Man's Bride
"...were forced to marry a jarful of ashes? That's the surreal predicament faced by the beleaguered heroine of The..."

Oct. 25, 1996 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

The Legend of Zipang
"...Mami Yasuda and Mikijiro Taira. I can sum up The Legend of Zipang in a simple, one-syllable word: Fun...."

Sept. 15, 1995 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain
"...would end up snuggled into blankets and pillows on the couch, fortified with Saltines and ginger ale, eagerly awaiting..."

May 12, 1995 Movie Review by Hollis Chacona

The Professional
Enigmatic hitman becomes unlikely caretaker of and mentor to the girl next door. The film features wonderful performances and lots of visual panache.
"...his American debut, French director Besson (La Femme Nikita, The Big Blue) gives us what at first appears to..."

Nov. 18, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Mask
"...Diaz. Bank teller Stanley Ipkiss (Carrey) is one of the nicest guys in the world, but he probably couldn't..."

July 29, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Accompanist
"...Richard Bohringer, Elena Safonova and Romaine Bohringer. Set during the winter of 1942-43 in German-occupied Paris and wartime London,..."

March 18, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Tune
"...MTV for bringing Bill Plympton's outrageous “Plymptoons” series to the twentysomethings of the world. His 15-60-second dollops of water-colored..."

Nov. 27, 1992 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Afraid of the Dark
"...Clare Holman. If Sigmund Freud had directed horror movies they might have looked something like Afraid of the Dark...."

Nov. 13, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

SXSW Film Goes Right to the Moon
Apollo 10 1/2, Sandra Bullock, and more join movie list
"...SXSW has strapped on the rockets with not just a few titles for this..."

Feb. 2, 2022 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Leon Russell & the Bob Dylan Rumor
Outlaw era deejay Woody Roberts helped produce Willie Nelson's first Fourth of July picnic in this excerpt from his new memoir Horse Racing & Rock 'N' Roll
"...Bobbie, outlaw era radio deejay Woody Roberts returns to the scene of the time with a chapter from new..."

Dec. 25, 2020 Music Feature by Woody Roberts

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