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A voice lost, a voice remains in this biography of the Tombstone star
"...point is the only one that still seems to burn, as he includes clips from friends and peers rebutting..."

July 23, 2021 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

New French Shorts 2021
The annual best of Gallic cinema, in small chunks
"...swaying grass and within the boy’s mind, as houses burn and grasshoppers mate. It’s a haunting array of images..."

June 4, 2021 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

The Killing of Two Lovers
Traumatizing tale of a collapsing marriage is a taut masterpiece
"...throughout The Killing of Two Lovers, deftly sustaining a slow-burn tension in this unflinching story of a disintegrating marriage:..."

May 14, 2021 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Outside Story
After a year trapped inside, a welcome comedic reminder of life in fresh air
"...was as a fiery nun in the ludicrously named “Burn Down the Convent," the aforementioned traffic policewoman, and a..."

April 30, 2021 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Two of Us
Old loves and senility craft a complex tale of coming out late in life
"...stove, though no one’s around to see the onions burn. The furniture has toppled and the money’s gone, but..."

Feb. 5, 2021 Movie Review by Selome Hailu

Go/Don't Go
Enigmatic end-of-the-world story blossoms into quiet hope
"...phone for himself, and buries light bulbs when they burn out. Yet his habit of leaving traps in abandoned..."

Jan. 22, 2021 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

To the Ends of the Earth
Japanese travel story captures the isolation of culture shock, with fear and levity
"...fear throughout it is still tangible. It’s a slow burn of a film, one the creeps through the consciousness...."

Dec. 18, 2020 Movie Review by Jenny Nulf

Gift Guide: Mojo Nixon
The Mojo Manifesto (Manifesto Records)
"...Packaged with the EP Get Out of My Way!, "Burn Down the Malls" howls cathartic...."

Dec. 4, 2020 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Mortal
Norwegian attempt to reclaim old myths from Marvel is Brightburn 2.0
"...the kid not to touch him “or you will burn,” the outcome of which leads to one less curious..."

Nov. 13, 2020 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

ARIC Bias
"...also recall the 2005 Chronicle report on the APD “Burn Baby Burn” scandal. APD officers were caught celebrating during..."

Oct. 28, 2020 Postmarks

Totally Under Control
Alex Gibney drops his October Surprise in this dissection of Trump's coronavirus disaster
"...It takes a village to burn itself to the ground, and no one is better..."

Oct. 9, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The War With Grandpa
DeNiro back on the "wacky gram-gram" schtick (hope the check cleared)
"...Home Alone lite: No concussion-inducing swinging paint cans or burn-inducing doorknobs inspired by Looney Tunes violence here. Which, of..."

Oct. 9, 2020 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Amulet
Supernatural thriller is more mood than meaning
"...what's most meaningful here; at the same time, the slow-burn pagan gruesomeness and metaphysical horror never feels fully realized,..."

July 24, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Relic
Senility and the supernatural in this nerve-wracking Australian horror
"...Australia and try to at least stop her from burning the house down when she's cooking...."

July 10, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

You Should Have Left
You probably shouldn't stay for this middling supernatural mystery
"...think "A-ha, a TARDIS." The second would be to burn it down and salt the earth, which is what..."

June 19, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Big Time Adolescence
SNL’s Pete Davidson plays unlikely mentor
"...out as Mo desperately tries to imitate the ultimate burnout. Clearly an awful idea, as Zeke is the kind..."

March 20, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Passion inflamed in this study of women repressed and resurgent
"...romantic desire to some, but will be a slow burn for others. The sparks set off by Portrait of..."

Feb. 21, 2020 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Turning
Henry James' creepy classic resurrected yet again
"...That's quite an achievement, since James' slow-burn psychosupernatural horror is a screenwriter's dream – thus the..."

Jan. 31, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The Sonata
Musical mystery in this Gothic romance
"...as perfectly hammy as Hauer (who turns up to burn and little else), but that's what you want from..."

Jan. 10, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Headlines
"...Burn Not: The Travis County Commissioners Court issued a burn..."

Jan. 10, 2020 News Feature

Spies in Disguise
This kid-friendly animated spy romp is for the birds
"...fighting fire with fire leaves everybody involved in the burn ward – is reassuringly evinced throughout the film’s frankly..."

Dec. 20, 2019 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Frozen II
Back to Arendelle, but has the story grown up with the audience?
"...(voiced by Idina Menzel) may no longer be the burn this mother down bad bitch of the first film’s..."

Nov. 22, 2019 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Playing With Fire
There's no spark in this joke-free firefighters-versus-kids flop
"...temporarily care for three parentless siblings saved from a burning cabin, each of them a poster child for human..."

Nov. 8, 2019 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Director Trey Edward Shults Returns to Themes of the Family With Waves
The Krisha creator screens his latest at the Austin Film Festival
"...walls shake, and credited his supervising sound editor, Johnnie Burn "and his amazing team," as well as composers Trent..."

Oct. 25, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Controversial Pipeline to Cross the Hill Country
The PHP presents potential risks to Edwards Aquifer, and there is little Austin can do about it
"...emissions: "a quantity of hydrocarbons for export that, when burned, will produce more carbon pollution than the entire Austin..."

Sept. 13, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

After the Wedding
American remake of Danish Oscar contender flails into melodrama
"...her company, so she has a few million to burn on a charitable endeavor. Yet before signing her pledge,..."

Aug. 30, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Qmmunity: 50 Years Queer History
Everything you need to know to make the best of Pride Weekend
"...Womxn’s Party Lesbutante & the Boss invite you to burn, baby, burn at this rooftop Pride party overlooking the..."

Aug. 9, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

aGLIFF 2019 Announces Full Lineup, Including Trixie Mattel Documentary
Gay Chorus Deep South to open jampacked fest schedule
"...of one of Woolf’s greatest works. ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILMS BURN THE HOUSE DOWN D: Giselle Bailey, Nneka Onuorah (France,..."

July 17, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Trespassers
Home invasion shocker is best at its most sadistic
"...Director Orson Oblowitz proved that he can handle slow-burn sleaze with The Queen of Hollywood Blvd, although that..."

July 12, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Hagazussa
Witchcraft and oppression in late-medieval Austria
"...- shadows, horn, blood and fire - Geigelfeld subjects Alburn to every imaginable nightmare. It's a slow-burn suffering and..."

April 19, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

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