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Cream of the Crop
Nominations for the 2005-2006 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Local critics have put their heads – and pens – together to recognize the..."

May 19, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
This new chapter in the series splits the difference between kickstarter Twilight’s stylish camp and follow-up New Moon’s turgid drama, but still does not come up a winner.
"...sure – but it’s Robert Frost she quotes in the beginning minutes of this third film in the Twilight..."

July 2, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Motorcycle Diaries
Young Che Guevara takes a road trip up the length of South America and discovers his humanity in this portrait of the future revolutionary as a young man.
"...or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Proletariat might have been a better title for this..."

Oct. 8, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Hungry Bachelors Club
"...Paul Provenza, David Shackelford, Suzanne Mara, Peter Murnik and Katherine Kendall. Commercially speaking, this ingratiating low-budget romantic comedy seems..."

Nov. 12, 1999 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Under the Skin
"...one of whom descends into a self-destructive spiral after the sudden death of their mother. We are told at..."

June 12, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Love in the Time of Twilight
"...time travel, disembodied body parts, hideously deformed monsters, and the greatest bile-spewing set-piece since the infamous “Mr. Creole” sketch..."

April 12, 1996 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
Veering from moments of breathtakingly visualized valor to outright stupidity, Sith is a vast improvement over the previous two outings, but still and all, it’s no Star Wars.
"...Anthony Daniels, Temuera Morrison, Kenny Baker and Peter Mayhew. There’s a wonderful running gag in the BritCom Spaced, which,..."

May 20, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Princess Blade
There's zero fat on the bone in this stunning Japanese action import.
"...Yumiko Shaku, Shirô Sano, Yoichi Numata and Kyusaku Shimada. The Princess Blade opens with one of the most note-perfect..."

Oct. 3, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Wonderful Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl
"...Leni Riefenstahl's recently released autobiography) has got to be the final, exhaustive say on the life of the most..."

June 10, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Hightower Report
Trump is a buffoon, but what do we call his copycat rivals?
"...Donnie Trump is said to be the biggest thing in American politics these days. Of course,..."

Sept. 11, 2015 News Column by Jim Hightower

The World of Kanako
In this bloody Japanese thriller, a father searches for his daughter
"...is a short, sharp shock of Japanese mayhem that rivals Park Chan-wook’s most viscerally vengeful South Korean death epics...."

Dec. 4, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Nomi Song
A documentary ode to the legendary outsider's outsider, Klaus Nomi – a singer, performance artist, and genuine human anomaly.
"...anomaly, Nomi moved from his native Essen, Germany, to the legendarily fertile artistic petri dish that was New York..."

Feb. 25, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams
"...year's boffo Spy Kids. After a daring rescue of the president's daughter (Momsen) at an amusement park and a..."

Aug. 9, 2002 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Kung Pow: Enter the Fist
"...Jennifer Tung, Tad Horino and Steve Oedekerk. In England they're getting Jean-Luc Godard's newest – Eloge de L'Amour –..."

Feb. 1, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Orphanage
Although Guillermo Del Toro is the producer, this new Spanish horror film is derivative and not on par with Del Toro's spooky childhood stories.
"...Rivera, Edgar Vivar, Geraldine Chaplin and Monserrat Carulla. At the risk of ticking off producer Guillermo Del Toro, the..."

Dec. 28, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra
An affectionate parody of 1950s sci-fi movies, The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra spoofs ’til it poops out.
"...A knowing and affectionate parody of 1950s sci-fi movies, The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra works just fine for the..."

Feb. 20, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Fast Runner (Atanarjuat)
This is a wonderfully universal narrative based on oral tradition about the introduction of evil into a peaceful Inuit community.
"...Lucy Tulugarjuk, Peter-Henry Arnatsiaq, Sylvia Ivalu and Natar Ungalaaq. The Fast Runner (Atanarjuat) is the perfect antidote to the..."

July 26, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Rugrats in Paris: The Movie
Fun for kids and grownups.
"...decade since animators Arlene Klasky and Gabor Csupo debuted the hyper-imaginative Rugrats tots on the Nickelodeon cable station, and..."

Nov. 17, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Thomas and the Magic Railroad
"...Peter Fonda. “Little engines can do big things” is the nominal moral lurking in the background of this feature..."

July 28, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Big Blue: The Director's Cut
"...Directed by: Lionel Coleman. Starring: Margaret Cho. Included in the spate of summer re-releases is this 1988 Luc Besson..."

July 14, 2000 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

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

Denny Laine Saves the World
British Invasion pioneer played it, sang it, saw it all
"...weeks ago, Denny Laine (born Brian Frederick Hines) entered the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with the Moody..."

April 26, 2018 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

News of the Day: 11/19/10
Welcome to our collection of news stories
"...Your Friday edition of News of the Day is packed full of useful information. Boost your..."

Nov. 19, 2010 News Post by Eric Pickhartz

Out With the Old, In With the New
Round Rock Express take on Oklahoma City RedHawks
"...much more attractive mate. That's how it feels as the Round Rock Express host the Oklahoma City RedHawks April..."

April 22, 2011 Sports Post by Will Eidam

A Piece of the Poll
Shea campaign releases pollster memo on mayor's race
"...back in December that queried folks at length about the City Council incumbents and potential rivals? No shocker here..."

Feb. 8, 2012 News Post by Amy Smith

Drafty on the Flat Track
New Texas Rollergirls roster picks mix rookies, transfers, retirees
"...Another year, another Texas Rollergirls draft: But this one may..."

Nov. 24, 2011 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

Straus and the Changing of the Guard
Austin Reps Howard and Strama weigh in on the next speaker
"...A fiscal conservative who is not in debt to the social reactionaries, 16 years and 18 lege sessions Craddick's..."

Jan. 6, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest: The Good, the Bad, and the Nacho
Fantastic Fest
"...Head Hurts" Lager®. Which just serves to prove our theory: Fantastic Fest is has come into its own a..."

Sept. 21, 2008 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Payne Pleasures 2006: The nominees
Your play didn't have to tackle a political theme to earn a nomination for ACoT's 2005-2006 B. Iden Payne Awards, but the top nominees reveal that it sure didn't hurt
"...Your play didn't have to tackle a political theme to earn a nomination for this year's B. Iden..."

Sept. 29, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

'Arena Football' for the PlayStation2
"...Staying loyal to the AFL rules and regulations, EA Sports' Arena Football aims..."

April 21, 2006 Sports Post by Carson Barker

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