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The Claim
"...Directed by: Michael Winterbottom. Starring: Peter Mullan, Wes Bentley, Milla Jovovich, Sarah Polley and Nastassja Kinski. The..."

June 1, 2001 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Weirdsville accomplishes something that is rare for Canadian-made comedies: It's actually funny.
"...Directed by: Allan Moyle. Starring: Scott Speedman, Wes Bentley, Taryn Manning, Greg Bryk, Maggie Castle, Raoul Bhaneja,..."

Oct. 5, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Horror overtakes a woman on level P2 of a parking garage, and the film's suspense plays on our collective unease with being alone, at night, surrounded by concrete and rebar.
"...Directed by: Franck Khalfoun. Starring: Rachel Nichols, Wes Bentley and Simon Reynolds. There's a moment early on..."

Nov. 16, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Knight of Cups
Terrence Malick's Knight of Cups is a vessel half-empty
"...Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Brian Dennehy, Antonio Banderas, Freida Pinto, Wes Bentley, Isabel Lucas, Teresa Palmer, Imogen Poots and Peter..."

March 18, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

We Are Your Friends
A wan Saturday Night Fever wannabe about four millennials
"...Directed by: Max Joseph. Starring: Zac Efron, Wes Bentley, Emily Ratajkowski, Jonny Weston, Shiloh Fernandez, Alex Shaffer..."

Aug. 28, 2015 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Four Feathers
"...Directed by: Shekhar Kapur. Starring: Heath Ledger, Wes Bentley, Djimon Hounsou, Michael Sheen, Kate Hudson, Kris Marshall..."

Sept. 20, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Welcome to Me
Kristen Wiig stars in this odd comedy about a mentally unbalanced woman
"...Shira Piven. Starring: Kristen Wiig, Linda Cardellini, James Marsden, Wes Bentley, Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Alan..."

May 8, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

American Beauty
This Oscar winner is a bleak comedy of suburban mores and one man's sudden rejection of the arrangement.
"...Sam Mendes. Starring: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley, Peter Gallagher, Mena Suvari, Chris Cooper, Allison Janney,..."

Sept. 24, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

SXSW Film Review: 'Things People Do'
Moral ambiguity is center stage in this directorial debut
" who believes the most strongly in sin. Bill (Wes Bentley), an overly conscientious insurance adjuster, loses his job..."

March 8, 2014 SXSW Post by Joe O'Connell

Road to Perdition
"...With his sharp cheekbones and brooding eyes, he recalls Wes Bentley (who shot to fame in Mendes' debut feature),..."

July 12, 2002 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

SXSW Film Releases Full Feature Lineup
Slate includes everyone from Wes Anderson to the Zellners
"...are represented in force in this year's South by Southwest Film Festival lineup, released today...."

Jan. 30, 2014 Screens Post by Monica Riese

Pete's Dragon
Old Disney musical is remade as a new children's classic
"...Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, Oakes Fegley, Oona Laurence, Wes Bentley, Karl Urban and Isiah Whitlock Jr....."

Aug. 12, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Ghost Rider
The movie adds little to Marvel's source material, but to be fair, there wasn't a surfeit of originality in the comic book to begin with.
" Mark Steven Johnson. Starring: Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Wes Bentley, Peter Fonda, Sam Elliott and Donal Logue. Ghost..."

Feb. 23, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Soul Survivors
"...Starring: Luke Wilson, Melissa Sagemiller, Angela Featherstone, Eliza Dushku, Wes Bentley and Casey Affleck. If you're like me, you..."

Oct. 12, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

1999 Film Critics Poll
"...Wes Anderson (Rushmore), Alexander Payne (Election), Tom Tykwer (Run Lola..."

Jan. 7, 2000 Screens Feature

October Previews
"...Sam Mendes; with Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley, Mena Suvari, Peter Gallagher, Allison Janney, Scott Bakula...."

Sept. 10, 1999 Screens Feature

Dancing About Architecture
Our resident Marshmallow Peep relates the news and hearsay in and around the Live Music Capital...
"...the label and self-release the disc. Reprise VP Bill Bentley says he can't confirm anything one way or the..."

July 27, 2001 Music Column by Ken Lieck

The Great Escape
Chain Gangs! Cast Aways! Kung Fu! Chocolate! ... It's Time for the Holiday Film Previews
" the directorial debut of D&D fanatic Courtney Solomon... Wes Craven Presents: Dracula 2000 finds Bram Stoker's blood-sucker re-released..."

Nov. 24, 2000 Screens Feature by Sarah Hepola

The Best of Enemies
Unlikely alliances grow as conversation finds common ground in this historical true-life drama
"...Taraji P. Henson, Sam Rockwell, Anne Heche, Babou Ceesay, Wes Bentley, Nick Searcy, Caitlin Mehner, Bruce McGill and Gilbert..."

April 5, 2019 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Texas Filmmaker David Lowery Updates Pete's Dragon
Reimagining the Disney classic
"...The 1977 original came during the lowest point of Disney's doldrums. Its output had dried to..."

Aug. 12, 2016 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

DVDanger: Final Girl
Abigail Breslin, the revisionist scream queen
"...taken into the care of a benefactor named William (Wes Bentley, American Horror Story). Their relationship is quickly revealed..."

Oct. 17, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Majesty and mawkishness combine in Christopher Nolan's film about humans' last-ditch attempt to find a habitable planet in another galaxy.
"...Chastain, Michael Caine, Mackenzie Foy, Casey Affleck, John Lithgow, Wes Bentley and David Gyasi...."

Nov. 7, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Summer Fun: Some Like It Hot Cold & Dreary
Counterprogramming Gidget: 11 icy, downer movies
" The cast is terrific (Sarah Polley, Peter Mullan, Wes Bentley, Shirley Henderson, Natassja Kinski, and a scene-stealing Milla..."

May 19, 2014 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

The Hunger Games
Katniss Everdeen wins the Hunger Wars and our hearts.
"...Banks, Donald Sutherland, Lenny Kravitz, Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci, Wes Bentley, Toby Jones, Willow Shields, Amandla Sternberg and Isabelle..."

March 23, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Is Jill really the victim of a serial abductor or is she just very troubled?
"...Directed by: Heitor Dhalia. Starring: Amanda Seyfried, Jennifer Carpenter, Wes Bentley, Michael Paré, Daniel Sunjata, Sebastian Stan, Nick Searcy,..."

March 2, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

There Be Dragons
Roland Joffé wrote and directed this drama set during the Spanish Civil War in which one of the protagonists is Opus Dei founder Josemaría Escrivá.
"...Directed by: Roland Joffé. Starring: Charlie Cox, Wes Bentley, Dougray Scott, Olga Kurylenko, Rodrigo Santoro, Golshifteh Farahani,..."

May 6, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Paper or Plastic?
A short, unreliable survey of the bag in recent cinema
"...American Beauty: Wes Bentley's creepy Ricky Fitts is driven to tears by..."

June 6, 2008 Screens Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Summer Film Calendar
Your month-to-month guide to summer film
"...Zwigoff (Crumb) adapts the hit underground comic by Daniel Clowes. Thora Birch (American Beauty) stars as a recent high..."

May 25, 2001 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

Dancing About Architecture
Do the Chili Mac
"...dancing itch has started to spread. Reprise Records' Bill Bentley says the label is "working on replacing the `Macarena'..."

Dec. 13, 1996 Music Column

Libertarians: Fighting Against the Fight Against Cancer
Travis County Libertarian chair takes state medical bodies to task over advertising for cancer funds
"...for spending state money on fighting cancer? According to Wes Benedict, chair of the Travis County Libertarian Party, not..."

Nov. 1, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

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