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Res Publica
Citizens calendar, Sept. 10-17
"...part of the Texas State History Museum exhibit "Forgotten Gateway: Coming to America Through Galveston Island." See for..."

Sept. 11, 2009 News Feature

Voting Is Vital, but Real Problems Are There Every Day
"'s important enough to do so. As president of United Way Capital Area, I'm all too aware that the..."

Feb. 27, 2008 Postmarks

News From Around the World: Austin, Tajikistan, Manchester, and Two World Cups
"...question is, what's wrong with the defending champs? Manchester United have two draws and an embarrassing derby loss to..."

Aug. 22, 2007 Sports Post by Nick Barbaro

The Truman Show
Life is a 'round-the-clock “reality” TV program in this prescient film, and Truman Burbank (Carrey) is its unwitting subject/hero/leading man.
" believe or is it merely this season's new way of spelling Gump? Well, it's a little of both,..."

June 5, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

"...Paul Bowles are brought to the screen in Halfmoon. United by their common themes of revenge and human cruelty,..."

March 29, 1996 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Blue Sky
"...and Anna Klemp. A scene occurs three-quarters of the way through Blue Sky in which Carly Marshall (Lange) is..."

Oct. 7, 1994 Movie Review by Alison Macor

"...there is hockey -- which they use as a way to beat up on Matthew. (It's almost as if..."

Sept. 24, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Barefoot Gen
"...animated feature is just now being released in the United States, and is based upon the Barefoot Gen comic..."

Feb. 12, 1993 Movie Review by Pamela Bruce

The Panama Deception
"...convince anyone who is not already inclined toward its way of thinking. Still, anything that peers into the shadowy..."

Oct. 9, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

"...truncated form) an epic. It is not and the ways in which it is not is very interesting. For..."

Aug. 16, 1991 Movie Review by Kathleen Maher

Taxi Blues
"...bidding. Chlykov's contempt for this dissolute musician gradually gives way to a missionary zeal to make the wastrel over..."

June 7, 1991 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The closing days of the old West, and the legacy of the Indian Wars, bloodily examined
"...into the ongoing and often horrific impact of the United States’ policies and attitudes to indigenous culture...."

Jan. 12, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

A married couple's love changes the nation
"...a waking nightmare that lasted nine years until the United States Supreme Court struck down Virginia’s anti-miscegenation statute as..."

Nov. 11, 2016 Movie Review by Steve Davis

8 Murders a Day
The drug-related violence occurring in Juarez, Mexico, is the subject of this impassioned documentary.
" quell the unfolding horrors next door and the United States' equal measure of folly. Journalist Charles Bowden (Mother..."

Jan. 13, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Vantage Point
Like Rashomon, this Dennis Quaid vehicle replays a single event – the assassination of the U.S. president – from multiple points of view.
"...McGill and William Hurt. If you can work your way past Vantage Point's goofy casting that places a bland,..."

Feb. 22, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Southland Tales
Six years after Donnie Darko, filmmaker Richard Kelly returns with this incomprehensible, self-indulgent mess of post-apocalyptic anxiety, political paranoia, and pop-culture references.
"...Directed by: Richard Kelly. Starring: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Seann William Scott, Sarah Michelle Gellar,..."

Nov. 16, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Goal!: The Dream Begins
From East L.A. to the soccer fields of England, this rags-to-riches story sticks closely to the sports movie formula.
"...L.A. to the glory of playing for England's Manchester United. Though it's not the first movie to be set..."

May 12, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

American Dreamz
American Dreamz tries to satirize the vapidity of American popular culture; instead, the film gets trapped beneath its own wheels.
"...the movie was not that tight, and you took way too long in getting to the contest. But hold..."

April 21, 2006 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Imaginary Heroes
Only this troubled suburbanite family knows if they are imaginary heroes or ordinary people.
"...before saying "enough’s enough." Directed by 24-year-old X2: X-Men United scribe Harris, this is heady stuff that, in the..."

March 11, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Celsius 41.11
Reactionary film claims to reveal the truth behind the lies of Fahrenheit 9/11.
"...cold. Knoblock and his backers, the conservative group Citizens United, have managed to include everything from the contested 2000..."

Oct. 22, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Exit Wounds
"...the opening weekend of Exit Wounds. Handily kicking his way into the No. 1 spot, Seagal's newest adventure exploits..."

March 23, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Dear God
"...Marshall. Starring: Greg Kinnear, Laurie Metcalf, Maria Pitillo, Tim Conway, Roscoe Lee Browne, Jon Seda, Hector Elizondo, Jack Klugman..."

Nov. 8, 1996 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

How Texas Impact Turns Faith Into a Tool for Progress
VIDEO: See Texas Interfaith Center for Public Policy/Texas Impact’s reports from the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP25
" part because "churches [are] kind of an outmoded way of talking about it. ... It used to be..."

Dec. 6, 2019 News Feature by James Scott

The Interview
See how a goofy comedy can spark an international incident.
"...sparked; a corporation brought low by malicious hacking; a United States president stepping into the business affairs of Hollywood;..."

Jan. 2, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Heart of the Community
SXSWedu gathers voices on schools in communities, communities in schools
"...tempers have been raised, the tall, soft-spoken Weeks has always been a calm voice, trying to build consensus and..."

Feb. 28, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Apocalypse 'Monsters,' Redux
Director Gareth Edwards interview, part two
"...It's Halloween weekend and what better way to kick off the Season of the Weird than..."

Oct. 28, 2010 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, Jan. 21-28
" enforcement agencies. Texas Impact hosts. 7-8:30pm. St. John's United Methodist Church, 2140 Allandale, 472-3903."

Jan. 22, 2010 News Feature

Horns Crack Top 10; Klaus Paces St. Ed's; USA in Cuba
Soccer news from Austin and afar
"...World Cup qualifying gets under way in earnest around the world this weekend with more..."

Sept. 3, 2008 Sports Post by Nick Barbaro

Naked City
"...envisions for decades into the future. Not coincidentally, a way to sound green while not offending the road and..."

April 7, 2006 News Feature

Good Bye, Lenin!
Popular German comedy generates nostalgia for the pre-unification years.
"...also mocks the consumerism and prosperity of the new united Germany. It’s a confident and mature mockery that accepts..."

April 9, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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