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The Family Fang
Jason Bateman directs and co-stars in this dark comedy
"...fervently sung by two adolescent siblings eager to please their mom and dad, reverberates throughout the tonally shifting dramedy..."

May 6, 2016 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Reclaiming 'The Corner'
Neighbors, police, and prosecutors applaud the 'Drug Market Intervention' at 12th and Chicon
"...lined up along Salina Street, just a block from the intersection of East 12th and Chicon, ground zero for..."

Sept. 20, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Band on the Run
ACL's battle of the bands, the Sound and the Jury, represents another new paradigm of indie music exposure in the post-label era of the music industry
"...sun, Aaron Behrens and Thomas Turner seem ill-suited for the glare of an Austin City Limits Music Festival afternoon..."

Sept. 14, 2007 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

We Have Met the Future, and It Is Us
Film on the Web, part II: the movies
"...Jean-Luc Godard: [I]n the movies it is different. You can be with other..."

March 9, 2007 Screens Feature by Spencer Parsons

The Cave of the Yellow Dog
Shot on location in Mongolia with a real nomad family, The Cave of the Yellow Dog blurs the line between documentary and fiction and, in doing so, creates its own singular dramatic language.
"...Nansalmaa Batchuluun and Babbayar Batchuluun. For a movie lover, the wait between truly original cinematic experiences can be years...."

Dec. 29, 2006 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

The Cup
Filmed in Bhutan with a cast of unknown Tibetan nonprofessionals, The Cup takes its charming premise – pint-sized monks striving against all odds to watch a satellite broadcast of the 1998 World Cup match between Brazil and France – and runs with it.
" Bhutan with a cast of unknown Tibetan nonprofessionals, The Cup takes its charming premise -- pint-sized monks striving..."

Feb. 25, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Winter Classic
South by Southwest 1998
"...Johnny Winter on the outdoor stage at Stubb's Saturday, March 21 photograph by..."

March 27, 1998 Music Feature

Portrait of the Artist as a Road Comic
Long Drives, Low Pay, and Drunks -- What a Life!
"...Road comics are the gypsies of the modern age, wandering far and..."

March 28, 1997 Arts Feature by J. C. Shakespeare

The Scent of Green Papaya
"...Hoa and Vuong Hoa Hôi. Lush, succulent, verdant, aromatic. These are the kind of words that come to mind..."

May 6, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Thanks for the Kind Words
"...Baumgarten, Thanks so much for your kind words regarding The Quiet [“TIFF Notes,” Screens, Sept. 23]. It was a..."

Oct. 5, 2005 Postmarks

The Civil Dead
A very unconventional ghost story tests the limits of male loneliness
"...if not an unwanted houseguest? Mournful, silly hipster comedy The Civil Dead lumbers Clay (director Tatum) with the inconvenience..."

Feb. 10, 2023 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Behind the Music
George Hickenlooper and 'Mayor of the Sunset Strip'
"...taken from "Daydream Believer: George Hickenlooper and Mayor of the Sunset Strip," Austin Chronicle daily, March 18.] One of..."

April 30, 2004 Screens Feature by Shawn Badgley

The Lost King
The charming, unlikely, and mostly true tale of the hunt for Richard III
"...Obsession is what they call it when you're wrong. When you're right, it's..."

March 24, 2023 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Something in the Dirt
Benson and Moorhead's pandemic whimsy takes on the perils of conspiracy theory
"...There are two recurrent threads in the creative collaborations of..."

Nov. 4, 2022 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The Banshees of Inisherin
The In Bruges team reunites for a genius tale of friendship gone awry
"...The year is 1923 on the fictional island of Inisherin,..."

Oct. 28, 2022 Movie Review by Trace Sauveur

Silence and Stones in The Banshees of Inisherin
Writer/director Martin McDonagh and star Kerry Condon on creating the isolated world of their new film
"...On the island of Inishmore in Galway Bay, there are drystone..."

Oct. 28, 2022 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Tiger Rising
Feel-good family drama may lose the little ones along the way
"...Metaphors about the emotional cages in which we sometimes enclose ourselves are..."

Jan. 21, 2022 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Lost Daughter
Olivia Colman is coiled and complex in this portrait of motherhood
"...There's a look of slow, sinking disgust on the face..."

Dec. 17, 2021 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The Human Factor
A rare look inside the failed Arab-Israeli peace process
"...In an argument, framing is everything. As The Human Factor opens, its pre-title card lays out a..."

May 14, 2021 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Ip Man 4: The Finale
The adventures of the martial arts legend come to an end ... possibly.
"...40s to find his career-defining role as Ip Man, the father of 20th-century wing chun. It seemed like his..."

Jan. 3, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The Hole in the Ground
Something evil in the Irish countryside
"...The myth of the changeling – of the child taken..."

March 1, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
The dragon riders finally come in to land as the trilogy definitively ends
"...audience: that actions have consequences, that parents sometimes disappoint their children, that loving is hard and loss is inevitable...."

Feb. 22, 2019 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Beyond the Night
Small town thriller intrigues, but never satisfies
"...Does the title Beyond the Night evoke anything to you? Because..."

Jan. 26, 2019 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

The Kid Who Would Be King
The Arthurian myth retold as an entertaining allegory for the hope of youth
"...been waiting for a new Joe Cornish film since the director made his feature debut with 2011’s Attack the..."

Jan. 25, 2019 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

The Favourite
Period drama puts power and personality first
"...Power is a fickle thing. There are those who hold it that have no idea..."

Nov. 30, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The Leisure Seeker
Mirren and Sutherland reunite for a painful road trip.
"...Directed by: Paolo Virzì. Starring: Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland, Kirsty Mitchell, Joshua Mikel, Christian McKay and Janel Moloney...."

March 30, 2018 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Other Side of Hope
Searching for a better tomorrow in Aki Kaurismäki's droll tale of immigrants and restaurants
"...Two men abandon their former lives and take big gambles on attaining different..."

Jan. 5, 2018 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Fantastic Fest Wave 2: The Martian, The Witch, and More
New Ridley Scott flick, plus dozens more added to fest
"...2015 is less than a month away, and today the festival announced some of its biggest titles ever, with..."

Aug. 26, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Unwanted
Sheridan Le Fanu's vampire story Carmilla is given a Southern Gothic edge
"...Sheridan Le Fanu’s 1871 novella Carmilla, Wood’s film transplants the bare bones of the plot to rural Atlanta, making..."

May 22, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Dog
Dog Day Afternoon is a film about a wildly true bank robbery; as conveyed by John Wojtowicz in this doc, the story gets even nuttier when told from the horse's mouth.
"...August 22, 1972, he and two barroom acquaintances entered the Chase Manhattan Bank on Avenue P in Brooklyn, New..."

Aug. 22, 2014 Movie Review by Steve Davis

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