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The Upside of Anger
The two fantastic performances by Allen and Costner that anchor The Upside of Anger are the reason to see this contemporary drama about romance between two flawed adults.
"...Christensen, Evan Rachel Wood, Keri Russell and Alicia Witt. The two fantastic performances by Allen and Costner that anchor..."

April 8, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Upside
Remake of a true story of an unlikely friendship is the flattest version yet
"...The Upside, a mismatched buddy film, is an Americanized remake..."

Jan. 18, 2019 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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

'The NFL Beat': Fantasy Sleeper Cells
Certain NFL sleepers are plotting acts of fantasy terror
"...Welcome back to fantasy season. The geek in the cube next to yours is pumped...."

Aug. 27, 2012 Sports Post by Alex Dunlap

'The NFL Beat': Brees, Tannehill, and More
The latest NFL news
"...one of Drew's film sessions and whiteboard meetings, even the ones that didn't involve my position group...."

March 31, 2012 Sports Post by Alex Dunlap

Checking In: Trumpet Clarion Ephraim Owens Sits at the Piano
Tedeschi Trucks Band brass man always broadens our scope
"...Ephraim Owens. Backline mainstay in this century’s stand-ins for the Allman Brothers, the Tedeschi Trucks Band, the local horn..."

April 17, 2020 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

The Luv Doc: A Motivated Electorate
The last vicious lunge of the cornered rat of white American hegemony
"...seem really confident that Biden is going to win the election, but I remember feeling this way four years..."

Nov. 6, 2020 Column by The Luv Doc

State of the City Highlights
Mayor Leffingwell's annual address encourages a 'yes and' attitude
"...When Mayor Lee Leffingwell addressed a crowd at the Four Seasons Downtown this afternoon, he knew what topics..."

Feb. 5, 2013 News Post by Monica Riese

Outbox: The Death of Snail Mail?
Local company turns your physical mailbox into an inbox
"...I've looked at the website again and again. Outbox: A service that takes..."

Nov. 16, 2012 Screens Post by James Renovitch

The Green Voting Guide
"...This article about the League of Conservation Voters was previously published in our..."

Oct. 31, 2006 News Post by Lee Nichols

The Verde Report: Debating Austin FC After the First Half of the Season
Our soccer columnist argues with himself over how bleak (or is it bright?) the Verde outlook really is
"...FC is at a crossroads. With just under half the season left in their debut MLS campaign, the struggling..."

Aug. 20, 2021 Sports Column by Eric Goodman

Public Notice: Through the Looking Glass
The strange logic of "new urban" housing policy
"...guest "Opinion" column, David Whit­worth's "Time to Look in the Mirror on Hous­ing," accused three City Council mem­bers of..."

Sept. 18, 2020 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Checking In: Guitar Hauler Bill Kirchen Pulls Into the Truck Stop at the End of the World
Long-game guitarist keeps twangin’ and sangin’
"...as good as he’s picked on new 3-LP compendium The Proper Years. “Bump Wood”: “Then I wake up in..."

Aug. 10, 2020 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

aGLIFF Goes Behind the Flounce and Bounce of Trixie Mattel
Trixie Mattel: Moving Parts spotlights the Drag Race alum and musician
"...In the opening of documentary Trixie Mattel: Moving Parts, the "Skinny..."

Aug. 23, 2019 Screens Feature by Beth Sullivan

SXSW Film Changes the Channel With a New Name
Festival gives TV content co-headline billing
"...Film Festival, and hello, SXSW Film & TV Festival. The annual cultural extravaganza has just announced that it's changing..."

July 28, 2022 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Best Music We Saw at SXSW on Friday
Seventies funk GOATs, queer nu metal, and so much more
"...very, very tired) music team, Friday was filled with the Chronicle’s wild day party at Hotel Vegas and witnessing..."

March 19, 2022 SXSW Post by Thomas Fawcett

Checking In: Michael Ramos Signs the Tiarra Girls
“I’m an A&R guy for Lucky Hound Music [and] a staff producer”
"...a little percussion,” wrote critic emeritus Dave Marsh for the Chronicle in 2006. “[In Charanga Cakewalk], what he wants..."

Nov. 13, 2020 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Tilling the Soil of Tomorrow
How one design firm is tackling technology gaps to build the farm of the future
"...When Simone Wittmann and Federico Lameri found themselves on a small farm in West Africa last summer,..."

March 11, 2016 Screens Feature by Nora Ankrum

TV Eye: Anarchy in the UK
A British import brings the horror
"...Back in the day, zombies were creepy flesh-eaters that attacked their human..."

Oct. 22, 2010 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

Fixing Up the Fringe
"I was sick of the place, and sick of staring at all of the work to be done." This is the fourth in a series of articles by Josh Medsker as he attempts to re-establish a zine library in Austin. For the previous installments, go to austinchronicle.com / issues / dispatch / authors / joshmedsker.html, and keep an eye out here for the fifth and final one.
"...This is the fourth in a series of articles by Josh Medsker..."

Aug. 8, 2003 Books Feature by Josh Medsker

Riding the Tech Titanic
Austin looks for recovery after the dot-com bust.
"...smart, we could have saved time by simply running the above haiku in place of the Chronicle news section..."

March 15, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Twisting in the Wind
Austin Energy is trying to find the right price for renewable energy – but that's much easier said than done
"...troubles selling its latest batch of GreenChoice wind power, the utility announced plans to significantly lower the price, a..."

Aug. 21, 2009 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

The Happiness of the Katakuris
Katakuris is something of a departure for Miike, seeing as how it's chock-full of robust romance and – we kid you not – musical numbers. While this is ultimately a crazy meditation on family values and the like, it's still mind-bogglingly goofy filmmaking, at once deeply moving and deeply annoying.
"...shock/schlock filmmaker Takashi Miike's work, this may not be the best introduction. As a jumping-off point, it's freakishly interesting..."

Nov. 29, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Game Plan
The Rock plays a quarterback whose life is altered by the daughter he didn't know he had.
"...Directed by: Andy Fickman. Starring: Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson, Madison Pettis, Kyra Sedgwick, Roselyn Sanchez, Morris..."

Sept. 28, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

The Nines
Ryan Reynolds, Melissa McCarthy, and Hope Davis star in three discrete but thematically linked short films in this feature-film-directing debut from screenwriter John August.
"...August. Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Melissa McCarthy and Hope Davis. The Nines is the feature-film-directing debut from screenwriter John August..."

Sept. 28, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Day at the Beach
"...Nick Veronis. Starring: Nick Veronis, Patrick Fitzgerald, Neal Jones, Catherine Kellner, Jane Adams, Joe Ragno and Martin Shakar. There's..."

June 26, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Game
"...and Armin Mueller-Stahl. Shadows, fluorescent lighting, and David Fincher. The unholy trio. Fincher's first outing since the wildly popular..."

Sept. 12, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Chase
"...Kiedis and Flea. Just once I'd like to hear the director of a big, dumb chase film like this..."

March 11, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Favor, the Watch and the Very Big Fish
"...one of those seemingly unclassifiable little romantic comedies that nevertheless fits best into the category of Films With More..."

June 12, 1992 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Darkest Minds
Earth's last children hunted by their parents
"...Everyone knows that the downfall of humanity is considerably less interesting than its..."

Aug. 10, 2018 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

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