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Two missionaries in feudal Japan are tested
"...theological matters in a way that makes the current wave of Christian filmmaking seem completely puerile and shallow. Silence..."

Jan. 6, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

La La Land
This bittersweet musical will make your heart soar
"...wistfulness of Jacques Demy and Michel Legrand’s French New Wave musicals, An American in Paris’ dreamy ballet, Rebel Without..."

Dec. 16, 2016 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Eagle Huntress
Real-life heroine soars above tradition
" authentic movie heroine, like Katniss, Elsa, and other third-wave girls on film who defy gender expectations. No wonder..."

Nov. 23, 2016 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Is Lockhart the Live Music Suburb of the World?
A growing wave of musical expats heads south
"'s population explosion of the last decade, a growing wave of expats have ventured south, including several notable artists..."

Sept. 9, 2016 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

De Palma
Director Brian De Palma reveals tales and insights from his career
" of the great filmmakers of the American New Wave, a member of the generation of so-called “movie brats”..."

June 24, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Go behind the groundbreaking book of interviews; a must for cinephiles
"...make him a founding figure in the French New Wave. The one in the hot seat, Alfred Hitchcock, then..."

Feb. 26, 2016 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Only Bowie
Long lost 1995 Austin compilation wields a license to freak
"...second month today, Bowie Year continues proving – in wave after seismic wave (tune in to the Grammys Monday)..."

Feb. 10, 2016 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo is essayed by Bryan Cranston
"...along with other subpoenaed writers and directors; that first wave of unfriendly witnesses became immortalized as the Hollywood Ten,..."

Nov. 20, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Ripped-from-the-headlines movie about a hostage crisis defused by a devotional book
"...Driven Life. If that’s not enough to make anyone wave the white flag of surrender, I’m not sure what..."

Sept. 25, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Le Week-End
A long-married couple amusingly dance toward the kind of despair borne from overfamiliarity.
"...sinking ship rights itself. Still, brace for impact. Another wave is always coming...."

April 4, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Punk Singer
Kathleen Hanna, the ultra-charismatic co-founder of the third-wave feminist riot grrrl movement and full-on DIY icon is the subject of this documentary.
"...herstory of Kathleen Hanna, the ultra-charismatic co-founder of the third-wave feminist riot grrrl movement and full-on DIY icon, is..."

Dec. 6, 2013 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

SXSW Film Hops on the Announcement Bandwagon
HBO's Lena Dunham and Casey Neistat, Jason Blum bound for Festival
"...Film arm of the March fest announced its first wave this morning...."

Oct. 15, 2013 Screens Post by Monica Riese

Chasing Mavericks
Starring Gerard Butler, this inspirational surfing drama somehow fails to inspire.
"...relationship between 15-year-old Jay Moriarty (Weston) and his reluctant wave-riding mentor, Frosty Hesson (Butler). Based on true events, and..."

Oct. 26, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Mix a doomed house with found footage and supernatural explanations and you have a horror movie that borrows smartly and has a strong lead in Ethan Hawke as a conflicted true-crime writer.
"...This spooky-house movie gets an infusion from the found-footage wave of horror movies that have become trendy of late...."

Oct. 12, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Mondo Gets Cut Up And Nagelized For New Gallery Show
Gallery featuring 80s day-glo and poster subversion
"...and hair gel! The Mondo Gallery is bringing new wave/nerd wave fusion genius Craig Drake and cut-up maestro Robert..."

Sept. 6, 2012 Design Post by Richard Whittaker

My Soul To Take
Wes Craven wrote and directed this serial-killer movie – but you'd never know it to look at it.
"...that accursed night are suddenly suspect as a new wave of Ripper-esque bloodlettings commence. Elements of Craven's leaner, meaner..."

Oct. 15, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Wild Grass
Alain Resnais' glorious-looking film spirals in its subjective viewpoints with a main character who may be mad or merely madly in love or perhaps maddened that love has somehow eluded him.
"...of the last surviving lions of the French New Wave; his early masterworks Night and Fog, Hiroshima Mon Amour,..."

Aug. 20, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Spanish director Nacho Vigalondo's first feature film is a tremendously entertaining bit of Kafka that whirlpools down into The Twilight Zone – and one helluva blast to watch.
"...nabbed a spate of awards, among them the Next Wave award at 2007's Fantastic Fest. It's easy to see..."

Jan. 16, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

I Served the King of England
The new film from Czech New Wave hero Jirí Menzel presents a whimsical version of 20th century European history.
" by Barnev), the newest film from Czech New Wave hero Menzel (Closely Watched Trains), has only three hopes:..."

Sept. 26, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Surfer, Dude
Matthew McConaughey joins with the director of Hand on a Hard Body in this ode to near-naked bodies, weed, and surf-speak. Oh, and it's also a work of fiction.
"...extends so far as women, weed, and the almighty wave. After a successful world tour, Addington returns home to..."

Sept. 5, 2008 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Savage Grace
You can almost smell the desperation in the twisted psychosexuality of Savage Grace, the film purportedly based on the true story of a mother-son relationship that went tragically wrong.
"...jealous mother. The long-awaited return to filmmaking for Queer Wave director Kalin (Swoon), the disappointing Savage Grace is a..."

July 18, 2008 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Paris, Je T'Aime
Eighteen short films by an international who’s-who of filmmakers make up this omnibus celebrating the joys and sorrows of love and Paris, organized by neighborhood.
"...a heroin-smoking actress abroad that recalls the French New Wave. Sylvain Chomet’s “Tour Eiffel” throws back to Jean-Luc Godard’s..."

June 22, 2007 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Civic Duty
The line separating civic duty from vigilantism is the focus of this paranoid thriller set squarely in the new age of terrorism.
"...Ian Tracey. Civic Duty stands out amid the new wave of terrorism-paranoia thrillers. It's a taut drama set primarily..."

May 4, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

I Think I Love My Wife
Who would have ever guessed that Chris Rock would be the guy to film an American remake of Eric Rohmer's meditation on fidelity, Chloe in the Afternoon?
"...onetime editor of Cahiers du Cinéma and French New Wave filmmaker, Rohmer is known for his meditations on triviality..."

March 23, 2007 Movie Review by Toddy Burton

Starter for 10
This British coming-of-age drama and romantic comedy is fairly predictable, although the charming actors manage to keep the story’s characters just this side of stereotype and mediocrity.
"...notable for its music-heavy soundtrack, which features era-appropriate New Wave tunes by the Cure, Wham!, Tears for Fears, New..."

Feb. 23, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

loudQUIETloud: A Film About the Pixies
This film captures a fair amount of this band's electric charge and documents its 2004 reunion tour.
"...from there for seven-odd years before self-destructing in a wave of surfy self-mutilation, mutual enmity, and various and sundry..."

Oct. 27, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Marie Antoinette
Don’t fear the film’s early reviews from Cannes, which too often slighted it for being fluffy (it isn’t, though its heroine is) or ahistorical (it isn’t, though it is contemporary).
"...Wow. There’s nothing terribly problematic about Coppola’s anachronistic New Wave needle-dropping, which halts before the Bastille falls and the..."

Oct. 20, 2006 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Metal: A Headbanger's Journey
Lots of information and finely honed arguments characterize this vicariously thrilling and joyous documentary that explores heavy metal’s many permutations and sheer endurance over the past 30-odd years.
"...explain heavy metal’s many permutations (glam metal, the new wave of British heavy metal, speed metal, black metal, death..."

March 24, 2006 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 Jacquot’s technique hearkens back toward the French New Wave. Shot in jittery black-and-white 16mm, the film’s on-the-fly aesthetic..."

Sept. 23, 2005 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

White Noise
That droning sound you hear is White Noise.
"...been studying the urban anti-flair found in the recent wave of technology-oriented Asian horror films like Byeong-ki Ahn’s Phone..."

Jan. 7, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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