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Overhyped Roadshows
"...Black Citizens Task Force Turn On to Twisted Genius Editor:..."

Oct. 18, 1996 Column

2 Days in the Valley
"...with all the loot and his stunning, though equally twisted, girlfriend Helga (newcomer Theron)… or so he thinks. Drawn..."

Sept. 27, 1996 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

John Carpenter's Escape From L.A.
"...Stars” Eddie, rival ganglord Hershe (Grier), and the (literally) twisted Surgeon General of Beverly Hills (Sam Raimi regular Campbell)...."

Aug. 9, 1996 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Trainspotting
Unrepentant Scottish junkies are observed with a mordant eye.
"...efficacy. In fact, the movie's most pathologically violent and twisted character is an alcoholic who never touches heroin. Trainspotting..."

Aug. 2, 1996 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Frighteners
"...audience is left struggling to catch up as this twisted tale twists and turns its way unmercifully towards a..."

July 19, 1996 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

Primal Fear
"...in general, Primal Fear makes an interesting (if slightly twisted) viewing choice for the Easter weekend...."

April 5, 1996 Movie Review by Alison Macor

Dracula: Dead and Loving it
"...and Harvey Korman, are undone by Brooks' direction and twisted over-reliance on enema jokes and lame dance sequences (in..."

Dec. 22, 1995 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

Batman Forever
"...in this sort of role; he's inherited the same twisted, everything-and-the-kitchen-sink comic glee that older members of the audience..."

June 16, 1995 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

A Goofy Movie
"...and slow-paced. Instead, rent Tiny Toons Summer Vacation, a twisted frenetic film both young and old can enjoy. If..."

April 7, 1995 Movie Review by Louis Black

Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead
"...the “action” are perverted, the way it's approached is twisted, and the way it spirals out of control is..."

Feb. 16, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The House of the Spirits
"...Glenn Close perfects the role of the repressed spinster twisted by the times and by popular ideology; Winona Ryder..."

April 1, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Tetsuo: The Iron Man
"...plane crash -- one that you've just been in. Twisted scraps of metal mix with broken limbs and ruined..."

Sept. 11, 1992 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Death Becomes Her
"...between Streep and Hawn's characters, as well as their twisted obsessions with youth, has prompted some critics to characterize..."

Aug. 7, 1992 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Batman Returns
Gotham City is once again riven with crime, so Michael Keaton and director Tim Burton's Batman save the citizens from the megalomaniacs.
"...for the antics of the Penguin (DeVito), an evil, twisted little man abandoned by his parents (Paul Rubens, aka,..."

June 26, 1992 Movie Review by Kathleen Maher

Kiss Me Deadly
Aldrich's paranoid film is the definitive Mike Hammer movie, outsleazing even Mickey Spillane’s conception of the private dick as an amoral slob.
"...the violence and death in the story, Aldrich has twisted the screws so tightly that we’re ready to jump..."

Jan. 25, 1985 Movie Review by George Morris

Five Films to Catch First at Fantastic Fest
The movies you'll want to see before drafting your year-end best-of lists
"...so excitement is high for his Oscar-toured follow-up, a twisted whodunit about a homicide cop (Park Hae-il) who falls..."

Sept. 23, 2022 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Owen Kline Turns the Funny Pages
New movie looks at the grotesque and absurd sides of collection
"...own company," and cared about creator rights. It's especially twisted that Wallace is a casualty in some regard of..."

Aug. 26, 2022 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

All the Dirty Little Secrets: Halina Reijn Digs Up Bodies Bodies Bodies
The director of the Gen Z Clue on why she won't direct on stage
"...I want to look at, "Why am I so twisted? Why do I want to be a little girl..."

Aug. 19, 2022 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

10 Bands Under 25 That Make Me Feel Alive
A quintessential coming-of-age soundtrack to score the next spiral
"...whom they shared an April lineup). Don't get it twisted – just because they're all chicks doesn't mean they're..."

June 10, 2022 Music Feature by Mars Salazar

Five Things to Keep Your Arts Account in the Black
From a fresh take on War of the Worlds to pushing back against censorship
"...Colman Domingo's twisted comedy grapples unflinchingly with aging parents, midlife crises, and..."

May 27, 2022 Arts Column by Wayne Alan Brenner

William Basinski Proves a Rock Star of Experimental Sound
Texan auditory stud beguiles Elysium prior to lunar eclipse
"...at intervals by angry blasts of sound as Basinski twisted and writhed out front of his machines like a..."

May 16, 2022 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Five Unmissable Podcasts at Moontower
Like you're in the studio with your favorite comedy podcaster
"...and his entertaining guests as they delve into the twisted, witty world of what-ifs. Prepare to be shocked, stupefied,..."

April 8, 2022 Arts Feature by Dina Barrish

SXSW Keynote: Japanese Breakfast’s Michelle Zauner on Creative Inspiration and a Good Sandwich
Crying in H Mart author also hints at second book
"...pink dress, chunky white boots, and shiny black braids twisted up into knots on either side of her head...."

March 20, 2022 SXSW Post by Christina Garcia

Andrew Zimmern Talks Everything From Experimentation to Fake Chicken
We chat with the celebrity chef to discuss how food ties us together
"...the wave, and you ride the Möbius strip, that twisted circle that only has one side, eventually you will..."

March 18, 2022 Food Post by Rod Machen

SXSW Film Review: X
Ti West's triumphant, gory return to the movies
"...film crew. X’s battle between youth and aging is twisted, a sickening vampiric display of the dangers of lusting..."

March 14, 2022 SXSW Post by Jenny Nulf

What We're Listening to Right Now
Nakia, Sun June, Norman BA$E, Good Looks, 8½ Souvenirs, and more local sounds worth seeking out
"...revival for their Nineties triptych Happy Feet, Souvonica, and Twisted Desire. With production assistance of Texas guru Charlie Sexton,..."

Jan. 28, 2022 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Top 10 Festival Films of 2021 You Haven't Seen Yet
From retro horror to COVID survival, the best of the fests
"...innovative indie genre fare cowrote and stars in this twisted screwball comedy about a scientist whose drunken blunder results..."

Jan. 7, 2022 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Review: Jason Boland & the Stragglers
The Light Saw Me (Proud Souls)
"...Guess It's Alright to Be an Asshole" and the twisted closing political screed of "Fuck, Fight, and Rodeo." 2018's..."

Dec. 31, 2021 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
Paul Wall, Why Bonnie, Jim Keller, El Combo Oscuro, and a Punk Rock Lottery lead our recommended shows
"...Oscuro throw down the gauntlet. El Combo Oscuro's dark, twisted, psychedelic surf cumbia hints at Peruvian styles of the..."

Dec. 17, 2021 Music Column by Julian Towers

East Austin's Rocheli Patisserie Brings Haute Couture to French Pastry
The Garcia family weathers multiple storms to open their paean to luxury
"...Rows of uniform pedestals support tiers of croissants whose twisted shapes echo the movements of the baker's hand that..."

Dec. 10, 2021 Food Feature by Jessi Devenyns

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