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Venus Beauty Institute
"...Bonnaffe, Samuelle Bihan, Bulle Ogier and Nathalie Baye. Venus Beauty Institute has Douglas Sirk's soapy prints all over it...."

Nov. 10, 2000 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Beauty Academy of Kabul
This documentary shows how real power flows not from the barrel of a gun but rather a can of hairspray.
"...all the desires that lurk within. Who knows what beauty lurks beneath those burkas? The rule of the Taliban..."

May 26, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Collateral Beauty
Will Smith mopes around in this preposterous drama
"...So manufactured and preposterous is the sentiment in Collateral Beauty that you’re more likely to shake your head in..."

Dec. 16, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Black Beauty
"...Knott and Justin. I awaited the release of Black Beauty with the anticipation of renewing an affection with a..."

July 29, 1994 Movie Review by Hollis Chacona

Throwing Darts at the Cameo: Why the Beauty Bar Needs a Makeover
The Beauty Bar needs a makeover
"...Once upon a time in 1995 there was a beauty shop on East 14th Street in New York that..."

June 16, 2009 Design Post by Anne Harris

The Object of Beauty
"...substance is at the crux of The Object of Beauty. Malkovich and MacDowell are indolent young Americans living in..."

May 10, 1991 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.
"...Allison Janney, Scott Bakula and Sam Robards. What American Beauty has to say isn't pretty, at least not in..."

Sept. 24, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Dangerous Beauty
"...Naomi Watts, Fred Ward and Jacqueline Bisset. When Dangerous Beauty grows up, it wants to be a Merchant/Ivory film...."

March 6, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Beauty and the Beast
Yet another take on the classic fairy tale
"...but for the language, subtitles, and presence of Seydoux (Beauty) and Cassel (The Beast) in the starring roles. Come..."

Oct. 7, 2016 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Beauty in Trouble
In this Czech film, the tumultuous marriage of a couple, who only stop quarreling for bouts of sex, faces a reckoning.
"...Marcela's life, but Marcela herself commits an act of beauty with every weary, graceful, and sexy movement of her..."

April 3, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Stage Beauty
Victor/Victoria meets Shakespeare in Love at A Star Is Born in this gender-bending backstage story.
"...charms. Based on Jeffrey Hatcher's play Compleat Female Stage Beauty, this melodramatic study of the rise of women's acting..."

Nov. 5, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Great Beauty
An Italian writer and bon vivant reflects on his life in this walkabout with Felliniesque touches.
"...road trip through the American West. In The Great Beauty, Sorrentino is working in a mode that resembles that..."

Feb. 14, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Stealing Beauty
"...villa nestled amongst the rolling hills of Tuscany, Stealing Beauty begins with the arrival of 19-year-old Lucy Harmon (Tyler),..."

July 12, 1996 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Antone’s in, Beauty Ballroom Out
'Home of the Blues' moves east
" was confirmed Antone’s will occupy the newly vacated Beauty Ballroom as he’d speculated weeks ago. “Last week is..."

Feb. 4, 2013 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Beauty Is Embarrassing
You may not know his name, but you know Wayne White's artwork from Pee-wee's Playhouse or his MTV award-winning design work.
"...puppet homage to their school’s namesake. These moments elevate Beauty Is Embarrassing beyond mere tribute to an undersung artist..."

Oct. 5, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Beauty Shop
Amiable Queen Latifah comedy is the latest offering from the Barbershop franchise.
"...too seriously. Despite the surplus of characters and subplots, Beauty Shop nevertheless hits some dry patches. But the film’s..."

April 1, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

A Question of Beauty
The function of beauty is to connect our innermost being to the world.
"...was my first independent, deeply inner meeting between the beauty of the world and my own soul. All my..."

Jan. 19, 2001 Column by Michael Ventura

Working Beauty
In spinning a fairy tale of gifts, outsiders, and thorns, Bonnie Cullum's own story gets told
"...At this moment Bonnie Cullum probably envies Sleeping Beauty. The artistic director of the Vortex has had a..."

March 11, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Beauty and the Beast
The Disney classic returns to theatres with a 3-D update.
" though the spirit of Walt might be returning. Beauty and the Beast, one of Disney's latest animated features..."

Nov. 29, 1991 Movie Review by Kathleen Maher

Ballet Austin's Belle Redux: A Tale of Beauty & the Beast
In its striking concept and execution, Stephen Mills' take on the fairy tale was his most fully realized story ballet since Hamlet
"...In most stories involving Beauty and the Beast, it isn't difficult to tell which..."

Feb. 17, 2017 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Dita Von Teese: Your Beauty Mark
Our intrepid reporter and his friend take the new book for a test drive
"...Figure, if this coffee-table compendium of beauty advice and autobiography and in-depth reportage called Your Beauty..."

Dec. 9, 2015 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

One Ounce Opera's There's Beauty in the Beast
The new operetta by Esther's Follies veterans Michael Nesline and Steve Saugey played Frankenstein for laughs but also found its heart
"...of Fleet ... Street," you could see where There's Beauty in the Beast was headed from that initial line...."

Nov. 6, 2015 Arts Review by Robert Faires

The Good Eye: Tales From the Beauty Box
Side-eyeing the confines of female film roles
" the one Graham's in – call it the beauty box, full of slim, blond, white women in their..."

Feb. 20, 2015 Column by Amy Gentry

The Luv Doc: The Sleeping Beauty Syndrome
Get out there and start sucking
"...a lid for every kettle and if, like Sleeping Beauty, your brother wants to wait for an eternity for..."

June 7, 2013 Column by The Luv Doc

'Beauty Is the Best Priest: Short Plays of the Harlem Renaissance'
ACC's Department of Drama polishes a few rare gems by black women playwrights
"...the public consciousness. With the opening this week of Beauty is the Best Priest: Short Plays of the Harlem..."

Feb. 22, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Now You're Cooking With Gastronomy: 'Return to Beauty' by Narine Nikogosian
Nikogosian schools Chronique in putting food on our faces
"...check out the section in Narine Nikogosian's Return to Beauty: Old World Recipes for Great Radiant Skin for my..."

Nov. 3, 2009 Design Post by Sarah Jean Billeiter

Terrible Beauty
The first day that Sam Baker could hear again
"...rugged hope of Baker's vision, a world filled with beauty and wonder amid the weary, unextraordinary struggle of life...."

Nov. 16, 2007 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Risk for Beauty
Sally Jacques sends dancers flying off a pair of federal buildings to give us a moment of transcendence
"...of young female daredevil dancers has a certain improbable beauty to it. But then, that's the way with so..."

June 15, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Beauty of the Beast
Austin's IMAX theatre opts not to screen the newly remastered Disney film.
"...Imax event in years -- Disney's newly remastered, souped-up-for-the-big-big-screen Beauty and the Beast. Brand explains the reasoning behind the..."

Jan. 18, 2002 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

Beauty and the Beast
A live-action remake of the Disney film
"...of its execution, a certain familiarity breeds contempt. This Beauty and the Beast leaves a bit of an aftertaste,..."

March 24, 2017 Movie Review by Steve Davis

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