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Zen Noir
A hard-boiled detective investigates a murder at a Buddhist monastery.
"...five o’clock shadow – the nameless Detective (Sharp) of Zen Noir is at the bottom of a bottle when..."

Oct. 13, 2006 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

3D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy
What a bizarre, beautiful, and tonally askew sex-and-sadism romp this Hong Kong freak show is.
"...update of Michael Mak's well-regarded 1991 film Sex and Zen. While it does follow a similar path, this 3-D..."

Aug. 19, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Club 'Chronicle' Team Zen Challenge
"...This year is the second time Zen has organized a Trail of Lights 5K Challenge but..."

Dec. 7, 2007 Sports Post by Kristine Tofte

Sex and Zen
"...Kent Chang. Really, the final shot of Sex and Zen tells you all you need to know about this..."

June 25, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Zen of Revolution
Career sideman Michael Ramos steps out with 'Charanga Cakewalk'
"...This spring's Chicano Zen ( ) goes much further, partly because the songs..."

Aug. 18, 2006 Music Feature by Dave Marsh

Club 'Chronicle' Team Zen Challenge
"...Your friendly Austin Chronicle and Zen Japanese Food Fast are teaming up to bring you..."

Sept. 18, 2007 Sports Post by Mark Fagan

Zen and the Art of Entree Experimentation
photograph by John Anderson Kyoto
"...bit homier than most cookie-cutter sushi parlors. Like the Zen rock garden, the decor at Kyoto is a surprising..."

July 2, 1999 Food Feature by Rachel Feit

Lucky Robot remodel of Zen Officially Open
Upscale dishes ordered via IPad
"...In a quick nine-day renovation in early October, beloved Zen on South Congress became the bright and modern Lucky..."

Dec. 3, 2012 Food Post by Gracie Salem

Zen and the Art of Winning Championships
Richard Linklater profiles living legend Augie Garrido in Inning by Inning
"...liked his style. He has a kind of philosophical, Zen attitude towards baseball ... that's really wonderful. I wish..."

May 30, 2008 Screens Feature by Ashley Moreno

Club Chronicle and Zen!
"...friends for life I want to thank Chronicle, The Zen Team, and Run-Tex for making this all possible. Being..."

Oct. 3, 2007 Promotions Post

Zen and the Art of YouTube Domination
Videographer Duke O'Connor brings ambient sounds from Central Texas to the world

Oct. 10, 2014 Screens Feature by R.U. Steinberg

The Zen of Filmmaking
Letters at 3AM

Aug. 1, 1997 Column by Michael Ventura

This spicy Thai actioner comes from the director of Ong Bak.
"...nature but is also … autistic. Newcomer Vismistananda plays Zen, who, as the film's stateside tagline so eloquently puts..."

Feb. 13, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

"...Mapplethorpe was already dead. Basically, the dichotomy is pastel zen boy versus plaid-shirted roughnecks. There being no surf in..."

Sept. 24, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Enlightenment Guaranteed
"...Orientalist of sorts, he's planning a trip to a Zen monastery in the Japanese countryside, unaware or unconcerned that..."

Sept. 28, 2001 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Jennifer Connelly and Cillian Murphy play an odd and estranged mother and son
"...Starring: Jennifer Connelly, Cillian Murphy, Mélanie Laurent, William Shimell, Zen McGrath, Winta McGrath, Peter McRobbie and Oona Chaplin...."

June 26, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

2019 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Documentary
Tales of love and hate dominate these Oscar hopefuls
"...and Jeffrey Friedman train their sense on San Francisco’s Zen Hospice Project, a mind, body, and spirit palliative care..."

Feb. 8, 2019 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Leave No Trace
Into the woods in this moving family drama
"...sound? Debra Granik gets the volume on this modified Zen koan of a movie just right...."

July 13, 2018 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Real-life adventurer Thor Heyerdahl's 1947 trip across the Pacific on a raft is re-created in this beautifully lensed film.
"...a pathway rather than a barrier. It’s a lovely Zen-like philosophy that befits a lovely movie...."

May 31, 2013 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Quentin Dupieux, the director of Rubber, is back with another film brimming with encounters with the bizarre and surreal.
"...the result of a botched conspiracy planned by the Zen guru Master Chang (Fichtner). From here, Dolph sets out..."

March 29, 2013 Movie Review by Leah Churner

Redemption Road
This story about a musician who's got the blues because he can't play the blues is a mawkish misfire, but the roadside scenery from Austin to Huntsville, Ala., can't be beat.
"...melodrama takes place on the road as a mysterious, Zen-like stranger named Augy (Duncan) gives Jefferson a ride back..."

Aug. 26, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Paul Dano and Zooey Deschanel play would-be lovers who are stymied by life and the outsized personalities of their fathers (played by Ed Asner and John Goodman).
"...pine for the comic immediacy of King Ralph. Faux Zen aphorisms abound in lieu of actual discourse. Two of..."

April 24, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Foot Fist Way
Faux documentary about a strip-mall kung-fu sensei without the sense to come in out of the pain has moments of laugh-out-loud greatness but also much dopiness.
" the ineptitude of his young students and goofy Zen koanizing that wouldn't be out of place in a..."

June 6, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Club ‘Chronicle’ Winner
"...due to health issues. This was the second year Zen Japanese Food Fast has organized the Trail of Lights..."

Dec. 20, 2007 Sports Post by Kristine Tofte

Peaceful Warrior
It's mostly hoo-hah, but there are moments in this New Agey, feel-semi-good crowd-pleaser that rise above and beyond the gymnastics and psychobabble.
"...prick needs is less post-practice bed-hopping and more inscrutable Zen koans from the likes of Nolte's mysterious midnight auto..."

June 23, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

" is a cryptic, hermetic affair, more like a Zen koan than a popcorn pusher. Or maybe it’s an..."

May 16, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Thirteen Conversations About One Thing
Several vignettes follow different characters as their lives interconnect in a search for happiness.
"...a movie that converges toward meaning from a baker's dozen of directions rather than laying out its course in..."

July 5, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Kingdom Come
"...Goldberg also turns in a solid performance as the Zen-like widow, and when she and LL Cool J command..."

April 20, 2001 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Fire Down Below
"...Kristofferson. Steven Seagal strikes me as the least interesting Zen Buddhist, environmental activist, country music-playing martial arts movie star..."

Sept. 12, 1997 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Children of the Revolution
"...stunningly inept chorus line in the background is unadulterated Zen comedy of the highest order. Another subtly cerebral gag..."

May 23, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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