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The Attack
When the wife of an assimilated Arab in Israel is identified a suicide bomber, the unwitting husband questions both his marriage and hiss Palestinian identity.
"...at his side when he receives a prestigious medical award in Tel Aviv – the first this Israeli organization..."

Aug. 2, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Best in Show: 'Hairstylist of the Year', Allen Ruiz!
Allen Ruiz takes top honors at North American Hairstyling Awards
"...Ruiz Salon for bringing home the North American Hairstyling Awards's Hairstylist of the Year award for the second time...."

July 26, 2013 Design Post by Anne Harris

The Hunt
Mads Mikkelsen stars in this Danish film by Thomas Vinterberg as a man whose enitre life is undone by a little girl's lie.
"...for which he was recognized with the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival in 2012. He plays..."

July 26, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Black Celebration for Kat Candler
Short 'Black Metal' picks up award in Oklahoma
"...national plaudits: Her highly-regarded 'Black Metal' just won the award for best short at the deadCENTER film festival in..."

June 9, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Gimme the Loot
This prize-winning indie debut follows two wannabe graffiti artists on one long night.
"...meaningful than the destination. So, yes, in Independent Spirit Award and South by Southwest 2012 Grand Jury-winning narrative feature..."

May 17, 2013 Movie Review by Monica Riese

Kickstart Your Weekend: 'Dig'
Old project, new goals
"...and edited and done, and it has a nice award under its belt...."

April 26, 2013 Screens Post by Monica Riese

Tarantino to Make 'Dazed And Confused' (Hall of) Famous
QT to induct Linklater's masterpiece into Texas Film Hall of Fame
"...baby, and will be presenting the Star of Texas Award to Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused next month...."

Feb. 28, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Amour
Death is part of love’s bargain, a fact filmmaker Michael Haneke lays bare.
"...life – in decline. Curiously, this film by the award-winning Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke, whose work is best known..."

Jan. 25, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Texas Film Hall of Fame 2013 Goes Extra-Terrestrial
Elliott, Buttercup, Ma Kent, and Ned. Ned! join roster
"...while Dazed and Confused receives the Star of Texas award for its 20th birthday..."

Jan. 15, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

This Must Be the Place
In this odd but intriguing concoction, Sean Penn disappears into the strange body of a retired goth rock god who leaves his Dublin castle and goes on a road trip across America to hunt a Nazi prison guard.
"...in This Must Be the Place by the Cannes award-winning director Paolo Sorrentino (Il Divo). A goth look-alike for..."

Nov. 16, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Middle of Nowhere
In this Sundance-honored film, a woman has to figure out what to do after her husband is sentenced to eight years in prison.
"...Writer/director Ava DuVernay won a best director’s award at Sundance for Middle of Nowhere, a prize that..."

Oct. 26, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

DVD Watch
'Kati With an i' is a transfixing documentary portrait
"...Kati With an i won a Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near..."

Oct. 16, 2012 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

Where Do We Go Now?
This Lebanese film looks at what might happen to the area’s ancient religious conflicts if women ruled the region.
"...Winner of the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2011, this..."

Aug. 17, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Smith Wins Again
'Chronicle' writer brings home prestigious journalism award
"...bringing home a Planned Parenthood Federation of America Maggie Award...."

June 11, 2012 News Post by Monica Riese

Beyond the Black Rainbow
Visually striking but completely nuts, this filmmaking debut received a Special Jury Award for Boldness of Vision at last year's Fantastic Fest.
"...Beyond the Black Rainbow was given the Special Jury Award for Boldness of Vision – which is just about..."

June 8, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Men in Black 3
Josh Brolin's spooky good impersonation of the younger Tommy Lee Jones is the only fresh thing happening in this sequel.
"...at least Rick Baker had a blast. The Academy Award-winning special make-up effects legend has once again populated the..."

May 25, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
A troupe of top-tier British thesps raises this crowd-pleasing pap into something enjoyable,
"...filmmaking at its finest. Toss together a bunch of award-winning British thespians, the refined but indistinguishable direction of John..."

May 11, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Pirates!: Band of Misfits
Whether it's Pirates or Wallace and Gromit or Chicken Run, Aardman's stop-motion animation delivers the goods.
"...crew, who covets the annual Pirate of the Year Award. So it’s back out to sea to capture more..."

April 27, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Spirit Awards Take a Shine to 'Take Shelter'
Jeff Nichols' film nominated in five categories
"...With this morning's announcement of the Independent Spirit Award nominations, the starter gun has gone off for the..."

Nov. 29, 2011 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Another Earth
Shaky science fiction shacks up with a corny redemption tale in this Sundance Film Festival double award-winner.
"...corny redemption tale in this Sundance Film Festival double award-winner. What emerges is a film with a potent signature..."

Aug. 5, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Mr. Popper's Penguins
Jim Carrey plays a man who inherits six penguins in this family film that finds the actor neither too manic nor mawkish.
"...tomfoolery. The film is based on a 1938 Newberry Award-winning children’s book and perhaps now has a built-in film..."

June 24, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Nora's Will
This Mexican award winner is a melodrama with a darkly comic streak about a Jewish woman who masterminds her family's lives even after her death.
"...Chenillo made history as the first woman to be awarded the Ariel (the Mexican equivalent of the Oscar) for..."

May 27, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Go for It!
A young woman in Chicago learns to overcome her fears and become a hip-hop dancer in this inspirational dance movie.
"...Perez-Molina. Go for It!, which tied for an Audience Award at the 2011 Cine las Americas International Film Festival,..."

May 20, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

TXFHoF Adds Hawkes, Spoon to Lineup
John Hawkes, Spoon to be honored at Film Hall of Fame Awards
"...former Austinite) John Hawkes will receive the Rising Star Award at the Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards –..."

Feb. 21, 2011 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

AFF Announces Outstanding TV Writer Recipient
'Bones' scripter Hart Hanson to be honored
"...is the recipient of the 2011 Outstanding Television Writer Award to be handed out at this year's festival...."

Feb. 14, 2011 Screens Post by Belinda Acosta

The Illusionist
From the director of The Triplets of Belleville comes this new animated feature, which is based on an unproduced script by the great French filmmaker Jacques Tati.
"...Directed by: Sylvain Chomet. Far different from Chomet's Academy Award-nominated 2003 film, The Triplets of Belleville, The Illusionist springs,..."

Feb. 11, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Tangled
Disney does Rapunzel.
"...ever and that she’s the worst daughter ever. Tony Award-winner Murphy brings stage showmanship to her musical interludes as..."

Nov. 26, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
This documentary is a softball, entirely sympathetic, and wickedly funny portrait of the artist at an advancing age.
"...famously doctored face, and neither can Stern and Sundberg (award-winning filmmakers of such politically conscious docs as The Trials..."

June 25, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Secret in Their Eyes
Winner of the Best Foreign Language Film award at this year’s Oscars, this Argentine film is a reflective mystery story.
"...Rudy Romano. Winner of the Best Foreign Language Film award at this year’s Oscars, this Argentine film is a..."

May 14, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Chloe
Atom Egoyan's new film is an erotic thriller that stars Julianne Moore, Liam Neeson, and the mismatched Amanda Seyfried.
"...many of his films have coasted since 1997’s amazing, multi-award-winning The Sweet Hereafter. Once the maker of smart, polished,..."

March 26, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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