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The Vessel
Faith-based art film is simple and eloquent
"...power of faith can achieve the impossible. In The Vessel, a small Latin American coastal village remains numbed by..."

Sept. 16, 2016 Movie Review by Steve Davis

SXSW Film Review: 'Vessel'
Diana Whitten takes viewers inside the fight for reproductive rights
"...pharmaceutical abortion – and strapped it aboard an ocean-going vessel in an effort to bring reproductive rights to women..."

March 9, 2014 SXSW Post by Jordan Smith

SXSW Film Review: 'Vessel'

March 14, 2014 Screens Feature by Jordan Smith

The Finest Hours
Perfect effects and performances made this sea-rescue movie a dandy
"...of the dead-of-night ocean in search of the stricken vessel. On board the Pendleton is Casey Affleck’s Chief Engineer..."

Jan. 29, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Passengers
Bound for a distant planet, two persons awake prematurely
"...A space vessel named Avalon crosses the galaxy on autopilot from overpopulated..."

Dec. 23, 2016 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

A Hijacking
This psychologically tense Danish drama about modern-day piracy doesn't cater to cliches or sentimentality.
"...dominate the tense narrative in A Hijacking: the captured vessel’s amiable cook, Mikkel Hartmann (Asbæk), and the maritime company’s..."

June 28, 2013 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
The third coming of C.S. Lewis' Narnia fantasy/allegory series has arrived.
"...chatty seagoing mouse (Reepicheep, voiced by Pegg), and a vessel that appears to have been ripped straight from one..."

Dec. 17, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Pandorum
Two crew members wake up aboard a spaceship with no knowledge of their identities or their mission in this horror/science-fiction amalgam.
"...hypersleep in the bowels of a gigantic, seemingly empty vessel that's powering down fast. Initially, neither astronaut has any..."

Oct. 2, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

WALL-E
By turns sad, hilarious, exciting, and ultimately, hopeful, this is a film of Great Truths masquerading as child's play.
"...in a blast of fiery thruster thunder, a titanic vessel lands in his back yard and deposits EVE (Knight),..."

June 27, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
This third Pirates outing is an empty vessel haunted by the ghosts of its sabre-rattling betters.
"...Flying Dutchman, this third Pirates outing is an empty vessel haunted by the ghosts of its sabre-rattling betters. Its..."

June 1, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Drawing Restraint 9
Iconoclastic artist Matthew Barney and his paramour Björk flood the screen with arresting images and sounds, and though little of it makes ordinary sense, it's compelling nevertheless.
"...hyper-ritualized sea voyage-cum-marriage-and/or-tea ceremony aboard a gargantuan Japanese whaling vessel. The narrative, such as it is, lazily ricochets between..."

June 30, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Aristocrats
The gleefully profane The Aristocrats provides a survey of some of the best comic minds in the business.
"...comic actor) recognize that the joke is merely a vessel for the personal exercise of style. No two versions..."

Aug. 26, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Bruce Almighty
"...smirk throughout, playing not a flesh-and-blood character but a vessel for Jim Carrey's Crazy Antics, and I can't help..."

May 23, 2003 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Titanic
James Cameron's epic and romantic fantasy of the ocean tragedy
"...Like the doomed vessel from which it takes its tale, Cameron's film is..."

Dec. 19, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

"Jim Roche: Some Americans Feel Like This" at Bale Creek Allen Gallery
The show's hand-stenciled, colorful re-creations of political signs are a timely vessel for America's honesty
"...at their most dangerous. The result is a timely vessel for America's honesty, the type we usually pass on..."

Feb. 3, 2017 Arts Review by Sam Anderson-Ramos

Patched Atoms: Feds OK Restarting the Nuke
Despite not really knowing why South Texas Project 1 sprang a leak, federal regulators are satisfied with the $4 million repair job.
"...the bottom of the massive STP Unit 1 reactor vessel. Though the leak was apparently minor, a "slight seepage,"..."

Aug. 8, 2003 News Feature by William M. Adler

In Creative Hands
How artists shape the ancient medium of clay into works of stunning variety
"...He employs a fairly complicated glazing process. When the vessel is completely dry, he applies wax with a brush...."

May 6, 2005 Arts Feature by Rachel Koper

Sharkwater
Rob Stewart, a marine biologist and underwater photographer, makes up for in passion what he lacks in narrative subtlety in this cautionary documentary about the eradication of the planet's sharks.
"...Conservation Society and ends up aboard Watson's equally outlandish vessel Ocean Warrior. Watson, the subject of a recent New..."

Feb. 1, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
It's a Russell Crowe's nest of a performance in this seafaring adventure.
"...Capt. Lucky Jack Aubrey, commander of the British naval vessel HMS Surprise, which stalks the French warship Acheron 'round..."

Nov. 14, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Stumbling Into a New Architecture of Music
Convergence is where you find it, scheduled or not
"...shows. And so had to miss the Convergence show Vessel at the MACC that night. Luckily, O interested reader,..."

Aug. 8, 2012 Chronolog Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Author by Author
Notable Folks in Their Own Write
"...in the newspapers, the appearance of this revolutionary war vessel had to be no less startling than if a..."

May 1, 1998 Books Feature

Qmmunity
Gender Unbound: bigger and better than ever
"...party. Fri., Sept. 28, 10pm-5am. Email for address. $17-22. hello@vibe-vessel.com...."

Sept. 28, 2018 Column by Sarah Marloff

Day Trips: The Titanic, Mayborn Museum, Waco
Artifacts of famed ocean liner sets sail at Waco museum
"...Explorers discovered the "unsinkable" vessel 73 years after it dropped nearly 2.5 miles below..."

July 6, 2018 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

47 Meters Down
It's this year's The Shallows (but not as good)
"...too harsh to say that anyone getting onto this vessel and entrusting its crew to lower them into shark-infested..."

June 23, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Red Turtle
Poetic beauty abounds in this animated gem
"...thwarted by an unseen being that destroys his makeshift vessel, shattering it to pieces. A second attempt ends similarly,..."

Feb. 17, 2017 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Connecting More Than Dots With Cloud Tree Artist Brian David Johnson
Wood and resin beautifully encode philosophies in this new solo show
"...his best-known objects, so far, are these series of vessels he’s made – tiny vases, mostly, in which you’d..."

Sept. 13, 2016 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Chevalier
The latest playful foray from the Greek filmmaking avant-garde
"...are timed events, such as cleaning chores on the vessel and putting together Ikea-like bookshelves. Each man keeps score..."

June 17, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Knight of Cups
Terrence Malick's Knight of Cups is a vessel half-empty
"...Depending on the perspective, Knight of Cups is a vessel half-empty or half-full, yet in neither instance will its..."

March 18, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

In the Heart of the Sea
Ron Howard sets sails with that famous Nantucket whale story
"...but wholly inexperienced Captain Pollard almost immediately steers the vessel into a disastrous gale “to test the men.” This..."

Dec. 11, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Deepsea Challenge 3D
James Cameron throws himself overboard to explore the ocean deeps.
"...to present-day Sydney, Australia, where the 12-ton Deepsea Challenger vessel is being assembled under seemingly arbitrary deadlines as an..."

Aug. 8, 2014 Movie Review by William Goss

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