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In this adaptation of Patrick McGrath's novel, Natasha Richardson and Ian McKellan wonder if the patients have taken over the asylum.
"...acceptable avenues of egress for our more disreputable mores. Asylum takes place, for the most part, in one of..."

Sept. 2, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Asylum St. Bill (Jr.)
Our resident Marshmallow Peep relates the news and hearsay in and around the Live Music Capital...
"...The Alamo Drafthouse and Asylum Street Spankers have teamed once again for this last-minute..."

Sept. 28, 2001 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Crazy for the Asylum Grounds
"...captures the history of what originally was the state asylum. Sitton and her husband, Thad, wrote an earlier book..."

Sept. 29, 1995 News Feature

House of Fools
"...the hospital, leaving the mental patients to run the asylum. Classic bedlam breaks out, which in this movie means..."

June 13, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Shutter Island
Martin Scorsese's new thriller is set in 1954 in an institution for the criminally insane.
"...Rachel Solando (Mortimer), an inmate at the titular insane asylum – by obsessive, anxious, sweaty U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels..."

Feb. 26, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Asylum on the Net
"...Asylum Books, the used bookstore on South Lamar, (sort of)..."

July 9, 1999 Books Column by Clay Smith

King of California
Michael Douglas plays a wild-eyed dreamer who sways his daughter and friend into digging clandestinely for treasure underneath a California superstore.
"...Miranda. While Charlie spends two years in a mental asylum, Miranda cleverly deceives the governing bodies (child welfare, foster..."

Oct. 12, 2007 Movie Review by Toddy Burton

"...Sadean heritage. The film is set in the Charenton Asylum, where de Sade spent the last decade of his..."

Dec. 29, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Common Law
Political Asylum Project of Austin
"...Political Asylum Project of Austin promotes justice for immigrants and refugees..."

June 13, 2008 Column by Chris Jimmerson

Dancing About Architecture
The Warden of the Asylum
"...with myself." Warden is referring to his signing with Asylum Records, which recently underwent a major corporate shakeup, resulting..."

May 8, 1998 Music Column by Ken Lieck

The Handmaiden
A stylish and alluring love triangle
"...(Ha) to marry the lady, throw her in an asylum, and steal her fortune. Sookhee’s role is to subtly..."

Oct. 28, 2016 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

The Uninvited
A generic creeper that does nothing to improve upon the South Korean original.
"...England locations. Browning is Anna, fresh out of the asylum after the death of her mother in a "mysterious"..."

Feb. 6, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Julianne Moore brilliantly leads the strong cast in this sci-fi parable which takes us to the depths of human degradation before letting in the light.
"...The sick are shipped off to an abandoned insane asylum and more or less left to fend for themselves..."

Oct. 3, 2008 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Keeping Mum
Maggie Smith, Rowan Atkinson, Kristen Scott Thomas, and Patrick Swayze come together for this dark British comedy.
"...that the elderly Grace's previous employment was in an asylum for the criminally insane. In a prologue, we learn..."

Oct. 13, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Jan Svankmajer's creepy-crawl slowly becomes one of the most mordantly beautiful of the director's films, an asylum-set anti-love story with mobile body parts and splashy theatrics.
"...the most mordantly beautiful of the director's films, an asylum-set anti-love story with mobile body parts and splashy theatrics...."

Sept. 15, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

"...schizophrenic in Thirties-era London who is released from the asylum and takes up residence in Mrs. Wilkinson’s (Redgrave) halfway..."

May 2, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Shoot Or Be Shot
"...Wilkes (Shatner), a lunatic who had escaped from the asylum and wants to be a screenwriter in the worst..."

Jan. 25, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Gosford Park
The servants know all in this Altman mystery set in a British countryside estate in the Thirties.
"...could just as comfortably fit in at an insane asylum, but it all makes for such delicious fun. Much..."

Jan. 11, 2002 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Tom & Viv
"...of marriage, her husband had her committed to an asylum, where she eventually died as a sane, post-menopausal woman...."

March 17, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

"...tract of land bordered on one side by an asylum, and on the other, downwind from a cow pasture),..."

April 30, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Dr. Giggles
"...bag full of O.R. weaponry, Rendell escapes from the asylum that's been his home for the last 20 years,..."

Oct. 30, 1992 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

T. Don Hutto Detention Center Still Open
Controversial private prison contracts directly with ICE to house women seeking asylum
"...The center, which holds roughly 500 mostly asylum-seeking women, is now run through a direct "short-term" contract..."

March 1, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

S-S-Somebody Spank Me
The Asylum Street Spankers
"...When the Asylum Street Spankers advertise themselves as playing "music the way..."

Sept. 29, 1995 Music Feature

In Memoriam
The Austin State Hospital Cemetery is the long final home for thousands
"...about the hospital, Life at the Texas State Lunatic Asylum, 1957-1997 (Texas A&M University Press, 1999)...."

May 27, 2005 News Feature by Cheryl Smith

How to Help Families Separated at the Border
Ways to volunteer, ways to donate, ways to take action
"...This Central Texas nonprofit provides legal services for asylum seekers. They are seeking both attorney volunteers and non-attorney..."

June 20, 2018 Emergency Post by Kimberley Jones

Holiday Greetings From the INS: Hit the Road
Austin's Jamal family faces forced deportation to an unknown destination
"...with their four children 17 years ago, seeking political asylum. Their first stop was Germany, where they lived relatively..."

Jan. 10, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Dancing About Architecture
Rave debacle leaves one dead.
"...patron at a warehouse party at a place called Asylum, the event having been announced on the rave bulletin..."

Aug. 23, 2002 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Going for Broke
Fruit Salad Days
"...keep the label afloat almost singlehandedly -- Don Walser, Asylum Street Spankers, and the Austin Lounge Lizards -- were..."

June 18, 1999 Music Feature by Andy Langer

Women and Children First
Immigration raids targeting families strike fear in Austin's Latino community
"...remedies, and have no outstanding appeal or claim for asylum or other humanitarian relief under our laws."..."

Jan. 15, 2016 News Feature by Amy Kamp

1999-2000 Award Winners
"...7. Asylum Street Spankers..."

March 17, 2000 Music Feature

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