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Spanking the Monkey
"...movie's tone concurrently embraces melodramatics and wry humor, a twisted suburban Oedipal knot seen through a sardonic, yet deeply..."

Sept. 16, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Killing Zoe
"...keeps the film more or less afloat with his twisted, hyper-violent portrayal of a crook on the edge of..."

Sept. 16, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Just Like a Woman
"...spirals toward its lackluster ending. The love story is twisted with the work story to create some strange hybrid..."

Sept. 16, 1994 Movie Review by Brian Baker

Blankman
"...entirely fitting here. Every one of the sick and twisted little weasels involved in Blankman should be hung by..."

Aug. 26, 1994 Movie Review by Brian Baker

Spider Baby
Three demented adult siblings are looked after by a devoted caretaker in Jack Hill's no-budget masterpiece.
"...Jill Banner, Beverly Washburn and Karl Schanzer. What a twisted web we weave.... Shot in 1964 but not officially..."

Aug. 12, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
Often cited as the first true horror movie and one of the first films to tell its story through the eyes of a delirious madman, the techniques of this film milestone are rarely imitated. Eschewing naturalism, the movie's sets are all painted in hallucinatory black-and-white designs and the acting, as well, follows Expressionistic techniques popular in Germany at the time.
"...to do his evil bidding. With its painted shadows, twisted perspectives, skewed angles, and bizarre reality, The Cabinet of..."

July 15, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

White
"...guessing about where it all is leading. Through a twisted plan that only becomes clear at the movie's end,..."

June 24, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Kika
"...Victoria Abril, Peter Coyote and Alex Casanovas. The unrepentantly twisted Almodóvar returns to form after the disappointing Tie Me..."

June 24, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Clifford
"...another Pee-wee's Big Adventure, a film for kids with twisted satire and surrealism for adults, all about a goofy,..."

April 8, 1994 Movie Review by Robert Faires

The Meteor Man
"...night public service announcement. Granted, Townsend still has his twisted sense of humor (one of Meteor Man's newfound powers..."

Aug. 13, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Swoon
This classic of the New Queer Cinema is intrigues with its dreamy romanticism and eroticization of the infamous child murder committed by Leopold and Loeb in 1923.
"...place, their bond might not have taken such a twisted form. Ellen Kuras' gorgeous black-and-white cinematography does much to..."

Dec. 18, 1992 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Dr. Giggles
"...it comes to matters of medical malpractice. Like some twisted fugitive from the A.M.A., he moves from house to..."

Oct. 30, 1992 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Stay Tuned
Satan has developed an ingenious new way to garner souls: He forces them to run a gauntlet through various caustic television shows, and if they survive 24 hours they're free to go.
"...cat-and-mouse cartoon show. Stay Tuned is peppered throughout with twisted little commercials for various shows like “Meet the Mansons,”..."

Aug. 21, 1992 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Delicatessen
Set in some sort of post-apocalyptic Parisian deli o' the damned, this is a lunatic's take on the future of man.
"...take us on a grimy, sooty journey into a twisted future where food is scarce, people are fundamentally vile,..."

June 5, 1992 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Shakes the Clown
"...Batman, Beetlejuice, and Edward Scissorhands, Shakes has it's own twisted sense of logic, one that's easy to buy into..."

April 24, 1992 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Fourth Animation Celebration
"...Californian turks Spike & Mike, whose All Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation played recently at the Dobie Theater..."

March 27, 1992 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

1991 Festival of Animation
"...of black humor and a few of the most twisted short films ever seen. David Bishop's “Mother Goose” opens..."

Aug. 23, 1991 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Mobsters
"...be hurt by this mindless, vaguely entertaining, and thoroughly twisted history lesson. Slater has already proven he doesn't have..."

Aug. 2, 1991 Movie Review by Kathleen Maher

Blood in the Face
"...one is ever quite what they seem in the twisted realm of American fascism, and that's a lesson we'd..."

June 21, 1991 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Texas Democrats and Republicans Disagree on Cause of Sex Trafficking Scandal
Twisted priorities at DFPS-contracted Bastrop facility
"...system – described the root of the problem as "twisted priorities." This latest DFPS scandal comes just weeks after..."

March 25, 2022 News Feature by Morgan O’Hanlon

Penfold Theatre's Crime and Punishment
In this stage adaptation of Dostoevsky's novel, a fascinating glimpse into the more twisted corners of the human mind
"...Penfold's production is a well-executed venture into the more twisted corners of the human mind. Crime and PunishmentGround Floor..."

April 5, 2019 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Best So What if It's Not in Austin Brewery
Twisted X Brewing Co.
"...of city living like a trip to Dripping Springs' Twisted X. It's not the most flashy tasting room, but..."

Nov. 11, 2016 Best of Austin Feature

Fantastic Fest Review: We Are the Flesh
Visceral horror probes the necessity of morals
"...We Are the Flesh, the question is whether the twisted purity of amorality is ever really possible...."

Sept. 24, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

DVDanger: Wild Boys
The Boy and other examinations of the pre-teen male mind
"...the end result is often a terrifying growth of twisted roots. Such is the case in The Boy, a..."

Aug. 26, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

'Found' Affects
Scott Schirmer tells a twisted serial killer tale through the eyes of an 11-year-old
"...itself that convinced Schirmer that Philbeck could be the twisted teen. "What impressed me about Ethan was that he..."

Oct. 25, 2013 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

DVD Watch: 'Freaked'
Alex Winter talks cult classics and the Butthole Surfers
"...Twisted hideous monsters. Cows in hats. The Butthole Surfers. Alex..."

Aug. 6, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Get ’Sploded Now
All the gaming fun and only half the price!
"...to this theory – created by local game developer Twisted Pixel and downloadable from Xbox Live Arcade – is..."

Jan. 29, 2010 Screens Post by James Renovitch

Asleep In My CD Player
Waiting in Asher Roth's bread line
"...Em cared not if you thought he was sick, twisted, mental, ill, or all of the above...."

April 30, 2009 Music Post by Chase Hoffberger

In Play
Austin indie developer Twisted Pixel clone-bombed by a gaming giant
"...Xbox Live release 'Splosion Man, from Austin indie developer Twisted Pixel (see "Games People Play," Feb. 19, 2010). But..."

Jan. 21, 2011 Screens Feature by James Renovitch

Games People Play
Casual gaming's rise opens the doors for players and developers
"...very similarly to the way Michael Wilford's development studio, Twisted Pixel, offers up titles to Microsoft. This newfangled path..."

Feb. 19, 2010 Screens Feature by James Renovitch

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