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The Architect
This well-meaning social drama about the intersecting lives of a dysfunctional, upper-middle-class family in suburbia and the residents of a deteriorating public-housing project is flimsy at best.
"...Panettiere, Sebastian Stan, Paul James and Walton Goggins. The Architect is a movie designed without a proper foundation –..."

Dec. 8, 2006 Movie Review by Steve Davis

My Architect: A Son's Journey
Compelling, luminous, and poignant, this documentary about legendary American architect Louis Kahn, made by his illegitimate son, is surprisingly revelatory.
"...Compelling, luminous, and poignant, this documentary about legendary American architect Louis Kahn is surprisingly revelatory, not only about the..."

Feb. 13, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

How to Hire an Architect
"...facility that will support as much art as is architecturally possible. Call it the ARTS Center Stage Architectural Design..."

Oct. 15, 1999 Arts Feature by Robi Polgar

Conversations With Builder Paul Lamb and Architect Don Crowell Is This My Beautiful House?
"...whose opinions I myself frequently solicit. Paul Lamb, an architect whose visionary touches add magic, whimsy, and soul to..."

July 28, 1995 Arts Feature

Richard Linklater Constructs a Frustrated Architect in Where’d You Go, Bernadette
Cate Blanchett's character is the opposite of Frank Lloyd Wright, but no less complicated
"...a secret. When he's not making films, he's an architecture buff. He dabbles (he calls it "designing and building..."

Aug. 16, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Guv's Mansion Architect Selected
It's Ford Powell Carson
"...has been selected by the State as the restoration architect for the Governor's Mansion. The firm served the same..."

July 22, 2009 News Post by Katherine Gregor

What Becomes a Legend Most: The Architect or the Photographer?
AFS Documentary Tour: Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman
"...Even if his name is not familiar, the architectural photography of Julius Shulman probably accounts, in large part,..."

April 3, 2009 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

Last September, Late Iron Age Sonic Architect Wade Allison Spoke About Composing a Crossover Metal Standard
Eighteen days after the death of Power Trip frontman we uncover an unseen interview with the late guitarist
"...As primary composer, guitarist Wade Allison proved a major architect of Iron Age's distinctive sonic blast, composing a cornerstone..."

Sept. 25, 2020 Music Feature by Michael Toland

Central Library Architect Selection Slowed
A break from election day news
"...City Council won't select an architect for the new Central Library this Thursday as posted;..."

Nov. 4, 2008 News Post by Katherine Gregor

Playwright as Architect
In a conversation on art and craft, playwrights Dan Dietz and Wayne Alan Brenner discuss making the blueprints for and building a drama.
"...that's right on. Your model of the playwright as architect, too: That's something I think about a lot...."

Oct. 26, 2001 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Staff Recommends Library Architect
Barnes Gromatzky Kosarek Architects and Taniguchi with Holzman Moss get preliminary nod
"...recommended to city council a first-place choice for the architectural design of the new central library: Barnes Gromatzky Kosarek..."

Oct. 31, 2008 News Post by Katherine Gregor

Making a Front Porch for the City
As he was completing the final design for the Austin Museum of Art's long-awaited downtown facility, architect Richard Gluckman took time to discuss the project, his approach to architecture, and what it means to design buildings for a boomtown.
"...years ago, the Austin Museum of Art selected an architect to design the museum's permanent downtown facility. The choice..."

Oct. 27, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Silent Partner
You don't hear much about Wayne Bell when the Long Center for the Performing Arts is discussed. That may be because this honored Austin architect is low-key, modest, the consummate team player. But he's the point man on this $60 million project and arts writer Robi Polgar reveals how integral he is in getting it built in a calm, orderly, informed, and successful way.
"...around Austin as both a professional and an educator, architect Wayne Bell has quietly amassed a portfolio of firsts:..."

Oct. 15, 1999 Arts Feature by Robi Polgar

Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision
Oscar-winning documentary about the famed artist.
"...Freida Lee Mock. Starring: Maya Lin. I first encountered architect/sculptor Maya Lin a number of years ago in a..."

March 22, 1996 Movie Review by Alison Macor

Blanton Architect Named
"...Art announced that Richard Gluckman had been selected as architect for its new downtown facility, those of us on..."

Dec. 25, 1998 Arts Column by Robert Faires

AMOA Selects Architect
"...these days? With the announcement last week that its Architect Selection Committee had chosen a finalist in the search..."

Sept. 4, 1998 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Hey, We're Ready for an Architect, Too!
"...of Art - had launched its search for an architectural firm to design the new facility it will be..."

May 1, 1998 Arts Column

Day Trips & Beyond: Mid-October Roundup
Travel news from around Texas and beyond
"...In 1880, San Antonio architect Alfred Giles designed the town of Comfort’s first hotel...."

Oct. 17, 2020 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

The Aftermath
Keira Knightley and Alexander Skarsgård are stuck inside of Hamburg with the Casablanca blues
"...the Occupation from Stephen Lubert (Skarsgård), a former German architect, who lives there with his daughter Freda (Thiemann) but..."

March 29, 2019 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Operation Finale
Nazi hunting history may be accurate, but lacks tension or gravity
" for and eventual capture of Adolf Eichmann, the architect of the "Final Solution" to “the Jewish problem” by..."

Aug. 31, 2018 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

True story of the plot to kill the architect of the Nazis' Final Solution
"...assassinating Reinhard Heydrich, one of Hitler’s elites, the main architect of the Final Solution, and due to his iron..."

Aug. 12, 2016 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

The Loft
Five married men share a penthouse loft in which an unidentified woman turns up dead.
"...performances from the likes of Karl Urban (as suave architect Vincent), James Marsden (naive psychologist Chris), Wentworth Miller (timid..."

Feb. 6, 2015 Movie Review by William Goss

To Rome With Love
Ambling and merely passable, this new Woody Allen picture lacks a raison d'être.
", Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) plays an American architect who falls in love with his girlfriend's best friend,..."

July 6, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
Our most primal fears about what's lurking in the dark lies at the heart of this Guillermo del Toro-scripted frightmare.
"...blandly effective (sorry, but it's accurate) as Alex, an architect/restorer of sinister mansions Katie Holmes is Kim, his partner..."

Aug. 26, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Everyone Else
A German couple teeters on the jagged peaks of passive aggression and self-doubt.
"...make an odd yet attractive pair; he's a bookish architect given to lengthy silences, and she's a quirky pixie..."

Sept. 10, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

It's Complicated
Far from complicated, this rom-com starring Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin, and Steve Martin is a wish-fulfillment fantasy for women of a certain age.
"...Also present in Jane’s life is Adam (Martin), the architect who is overseeing the planned expansion of her already..."

Dec. 25, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

A Girl Cut in Two
French master Claude Chabrol's latest film is the tale of the downfall of a cheery, open-faced weathergirl in Lyons who falls in love with two different men.
"...inspired by a notorious love triangle involving Gilded Age architect Stanford White; while Chabrol and Maistre update the case..."

Dec. 12, 2008 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Last Kiss
You could say Paul Haggis' The Last Kiss is something of a Garden State redux, but Zach Braff's character here is less fanciful, less melodramatic, and far more prone to doing the thoughtless things men tend to do.
"...dreaded, triple-decade birthdays. Garden State's Braff is Michael, an architect who appears content with his life and the fact..."

Sept. 15, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Click is a message movie whose real message isn't "Stop and Smell the Roses, Jackass," but "How to Manipulate the Audience in 12 E-Z Steps."
" one's surprise heads the "Beyond" department), Sandler's rat-racing architect, Michael Newman, withered by age and regret, literally crawls..."

June 23, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Sketches of Frank Gehry
The controversial architect is brought into focus by veteran filmmaker Sydney Pollack.
"...Directed by: Sydney Pollack. There’s no in-between with architect Frank Gehry. People either love his free-form, expressionistic visions..."

June 23, 2006 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

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