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Unfortunate Transformation of KUT-FM
"...from the commercial onslaught? We've been witnessing an unfortunate transformation there – a nonprofit radio station starting to operate..."

Aug. 14, 2009 Postmarks

The Neovagina Monologues: Tales of transformation
UT RTF professor Sandy Stone takes the stage to tell stories from the lives of transgendered individuals

Nov. 30, 2007 Arts Feature by Elizabeth Cobbe

Transformation Is Its Power
The Spiritual Connection

Aug. 13, 1999 Arts Feature by Barbejoy A. Ponzio

Dallas Buyers Club
Matthew McConaughey gives a searing performance in this true-life story set in the early years of the AIDS epidemic.
"...a cocktail of vitamins and drugs. Thus begins Woodroof’s transformation from goner to survivor, and from homophobe to rough-edged..."

Nov. 15, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Mrs. Hyde
Isabelle Huppert glows (literally) in this SF-comedy makeover of the psycho-horror classic.
"...Isabelle Huppert, is also a teacher, although during her transformation she turns into a spectral white light that burns..."

May 25, 2018 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Sapphires
Exuberant but fairly formulaic, this Australian film is a backstage story about an all-girl singing group from the outback in the Sixties.
"...this Australian film tells the story of the 1960s transformation of an all-girl singing group from the outback into..."

April 12, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Last King of Scotland
Forest Whitaker becomes dictator Idi Amin in a ferocious performance that often dwarfs the more ordinary aspects of this picture.
"...and enjoy the illusion created by such a magisterial transformation. In addition to providing this showcase for the actor's..."

Oct. 13, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Mustang
Two wild spirits, man and horse, find peace in the microepic
"...management and conflict resolution issues – but Schoenaerts’ gradual transformation from a taciturn yet seething golem of a man..."

March 22, 2019 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Darkest Hour
Gary Oldman disappears into the role of the beloved English statesman
"...the chomp of his cigar. It’s an uncanny physical transformation, as if a holograph from 1940 were beamed to..."

Dec. 15, 2017 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The House
They say the house always wins, but sometimes ...
"...slimy councilman (Kroll), Kate’s reignited pot addiction, and Scott’s transformation into the operation’s enforcer. Casual violence suddenly invades the..."

July 7, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Chappie
Impeccable visual effects don't counteract the film's lackluster emotional affect
"...film happens to thrive most on the perfectly silly transformation of an advanced technology into a common criminal...."

March 13, 2015 Movie Review by William Goss

The Lazarus Effect
Medical students try to bring the dead back to life.
"...go entirely abandoned in the face of Zoe’s subsequent transformation into a telekinetic she-devil eager to pick off her..."

March 6, 2015 Movie Review by William Goss

Zombie Strippers
The filmmakers score an A+ for the title of this tongue-in-cheek horror film that stars porn star Jenna Jameson and horror fixture Robert Englund, even though its best special effects come courtesy of breast implants.
"...to turn zombie, but the irony is that the transformation only increases her allure and the club’s business. Since..."

April 18, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Sleepwalking
Sleepwalking might have been a terrific character study of damaged adult siblings, but instead becomes a muddled road trip toward redemption.
"...psychology to make a very convincing case for James’ transformation from pitiable schnook to master of his destiny. As..."

March 21, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Strangers With Candy
The high school comedy of co-creators Dinello, Colbert, and Sedaris is completely over the top in its audacity and absurdity.
"...takes on her role with a kind of Sellars-esque transformation. Because her father (Hedaya) has been in a grief-induced..."

July 21, 2006 Movie Review by Toddy Burton

The Family Stone
This likable romantic comedy runs the gamut of emotions – hitting tenderness, rage, remorse, and everything in between – but there are too many characters with too little chemistry to be a real keeper.
"...minutes. (As if you didn’t know there’s a midmovie transformation coming.) But before Meredith can shake loose her pretty..."

Dec. 16, 2005 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The War Within
This fiction film, in which the lead character is but one cog in a plot to detonate a series of bombs in New York City, portrays a terrorist’s point of view in a jarringly matter-of-fact manner.
"...War Within is as electrifying as it is; his transformation from upper-middle-class citizen of the world (he’s initially picked..."

Oct. 14, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

À Tout de Suite
Shot in jittery black-and-white 16mm, this French film's on-the-fly aesthetic captures the shiftlessness of bourgeois youth and some of the spirit of the French New Wave.
"...and lingers on her with tangible affection, capturing her transformation from a thrill-seeking daddy’s girl to an older and..."

Sept. 23, 2005 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Batman Begins
Batman Begins … and it's about time. The movie is great fun, and also a terrific relief.
"...deeply into privileged young Bruce Wayne’s radical, deeply Freudian transformation into Batman. As an origin story it succeeds admirably,..."

June 17, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Zelary
Life during wartime is always difficult, but never more so than when you're in love as this Czech movie demonstrates.
"...about the sides of the frame), but instead hope, transformation, and love. Zelary – a lengthy (150 minutes) overture..."

Nov. 5, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Under the Tuscan Sun
Bella Italia substitutes for the Caribbean in this clunky but enjoyable version of How Frances Got Her Groove Back, starring Diane Lane.
"...as the lesbian second banana who magically facilitates Lane’s transformation from a prissy San Francisco intellectual to the den..."

Sept. 26, 2003 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Herod's Law
Unflinching satire is diminished by overwritten messages.
"...PRI. Estrada makes his point perhaps too well. Vargas’ transformation is so sudden and so thorough that he seems..."

Sept. 5, 2003 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Iris
"...watch, given that it requires you to witness the transformation of the title character from a literate, vibrant woman..."

March 1, 2002 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Princess Diaries
It's the movie that turned Anne Hathaway into a star, and the ordinary girl she plays into a princess.
"...screening oohed and ahhed over Hathaway's magical makeover, the transformation seems to make her character bland -- more Seventeen..."

Aug. 3, 2001 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Proof of Life
"...back in his living room. Morse undergoes a riveting transformation from a soft-headed idealist who believes in the altruism..."

Dec. 8, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Equinox Knocks
"...a grimace). As far as the gender-bending goes, Allie's transformation into a male reiterates pretty much every sexual stereotype..."

Sept. 8, 2000 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Sleepy Hollow
"...to the Irving's bare-bones storyline. Most noticeable is the transformation of Ichabod Crane (Depp, taking his cues from Jeffrey..."

Nov. 19, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Ogre
"...Abel's interactions with children, Nazis, and Nazi children. His transformation from a simple and simplistic country bumpkin into “The..."

Sept. 17, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Steam: The Turkish Bath
"...(Gassman's performance as Francesco doesn't suggest much of a transformation; it is wooden and one-dimensional.) By this point, however,..."

April 23, 1999 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Bitter Sugar
"...progression and enfeebles its naturalistic flavor, making Gustavo's final transformation seem too forced and abrupt. Yet there's also an..."

June 6, 1997 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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