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Ricky Williams 'Accesses Consciousness' at AISD
How a football player got entangled with 'mind-healing' organization Access Consciousness
"...occasionally even spellbinding founder of Access Con­scious­ness, a California-based consciousness-raising ("mind-healing") organization with members – known as "accessories" –..."

Aug. 3, 2012 News Feature by Alex Dunlap

by Kate X Messer Buff Your Consciousness
"...a buff babe with a big heart. While body consciousness is not nearly as appealing as social consciousness, everyone..."

Feb. 2, 1996 Column

Suffering Black Hole of Consciousness
"...we have to suffer in the black hole of consciousness that the rest of the idiots have created. Good..."

Nov. 14, 2005 Postmarks

Cubicle Consciousness
A symbiotic relationship between socially conscious high tech professionals and community causes is becoming increasingly common, and a few Austin social entrepreneurs are leading the charge.

March 1, 2002 Screens Feature by Michael Connor

Ram Dass: Fierce Grace
"...and tune in with psilocybin, LSD, and assorted other consciousness-raisers. But instead of dropping out, Alpert's journey into expanded..."

Sept. 27, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Thunder Road
SXSW award winner is a captivating study of a mess of a man
"...his mother that’s a heartfelt, comical, anguished stream of consciousness which concludes with his dance performance of “Thunder Road,”..."

Oct. 12, 2018 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Aloha
Cameron Crowe parks this rom-com in Hawaii
"...anything. The entire movie has a creepy aura of self-consciousness. In addition to the aforementioned definitions of aloha, the..."

June 5, 2015 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Transcendence
Wally Phister, the Oscar-winning Inception lenser, takes the directing reins for this sci-fi puzzler that stars Johnny Depp.
"...When the Casters uncrack the code on uploading human consciousness (or maybe just some simulacrum of it), the various..."

April 18, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Great Beauty
An Italian writer and bon vivant reflects on his life in this walkabout with Felliniesque touches.
"...has died. The past and present swirl in his consciousness. We gain a sense of modern Rome along with..."

Feb. 14, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Host
Andrew Niccol writes and directs this romantic, science-fiction thriller that's based on a novel by Stephenie Meyer.
"...When a Soul occupies a human body, the host’s consciousness typically melts away, but not so in the case..."

April 5, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Tower Heist
Sensitive to the zeitgeist of the moment, this Brett Ratner film with the A-list cast is a real people-pleaser.
"...laughs, Tower Heist is like Ocean’s Eleven meets class consciousness. Ben Stiller plays Josh Kovacs, the manager of a..."

Nov. 4, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

From Prada to Nada
Former Spy Kid Alexa Vega co-stars in this comedy that provides a Hispanic spin on Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility.
"...downfall a bit harder, fretting about everything from class consciousness to gangbangers to high-carb Mexican food. She, too, however,..."

Feb. 4, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Humboldt County
This fine ensemble piece – thoughtful and cheering, even giddy in stabs – presents a seriocomic, sympathetic portrait of a pot-growing family operating along the coast of Northern California.
"...revolution that would blast wide the doors of onscreen unself-consciousness and herald the return of some seriously deep, green,..."

Sept. 26, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Life Before Her Eyes
Although Uma Thurman and Evan Rachel Wood deliver strong performances, this film from the director of House of Sand and Fog is a muddled affront.
"...thriller. Both films traipse inchoately through a woman's disturbed consciousness, offering themes and striations but no patterns or rationales...."

April 25, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Clean
With an award-winning performance by Maggie Cheung, Clean is one of the most emotionally honest movies about drug addiction ever made.
"...and Tricky also augment the story’s unmoored state of consciousness. Assayas manages it all without resorting to false melodramatics..."

June 2, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Love is never having to say "I erased you."
"...takes us on a journey to another dimension of consciousness. See interview with Charlie Kaufman in this week's Screens..."

March 19, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Sea
"...does Mike Leigh proud, combining family dysfunction with class consciousness, dark humor, industrial collapse, and drunken histrionics – all..."

June 20, 2003 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Law and Order
"...program hail from 1969, a time ripe for raised consciousness. Filmed in Kansas City, Law and Order is a..."

March 26, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

High School
One of America's most acclaimed documentarians, Wiseman employs a cinema vérité style to observe the relationships between human beings and the bureaucracies that serve them. High School is a stark observation of social conditioning at a large urban school.
"...program hail from 1969, a time ripe for raised consciousness. High School is a stark observation of social conditioning..."

March 26, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Under the Sand
"...and The Damned), this movie slips into the viewer's consciousness much the way sand steadfastly insinuates itself into a..."

Aug. 17, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Mr. Accident
"...As you may surmise, plot is a rather freeform, stream-of-consciousness affair, a bothersome intrusion into the business of making..."

Dec. 8, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

A Piece of Eden
"...ghost of Tom Joad loose on the blighted American consciousness...."

July 21, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Cotton Mary
"...pre-existing convictions about the evils of racism, colonialism, and class-consciousness. At the very least, some of the moral stakes..."

April 21, 2000 Movie Review by Russell Smith

O Amor Natural
Recently unearthed erotic poetry of Carlos Drummond de Andrade is used by the filmmaker as an opening gambit for frank conversations about love and sex with random Brazilians.
"...the CyberBordello Web site. Dutch director Heddy Hongmann's gently consciousness-raising documentary O Amor Natural illustrates how clueless most of..."

Aug. 7, 1998 Movie Review by Russell Smith

High Art
"...is nevertheless a work that shellacs itself into your consciousness...."

June 26, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Bulworth
"...more challenging, Bulworth treads a delicate line between political consciousness-tweaking and goofball slapstick so that you're never 100 percent..."

May 22, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Hana-Bi (Fireworks)
"...light before you realize what's happened. Disquieting, but subtly consciousness-expanding. Just see the movie...."

May 22, 1998 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Flubber
"...actor is just aching to let a string of stream-of-consciousness ripostes fly. That, in fact, sums up the overall..."

Nov. 28, 1997 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Full Monty
"...Steve Huison. Bountiful laughs and a subtle dose of consciousness-raising coexist easily in Peter Cattaneo's comedy about laid-off English..."

Sept. 12, 1997 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Microcosmos
"...the aftermath of a deep, strange dream, that your consciousness has been enlarged in a subtle but very real..."

Nov. 29, 1996 Movie Review by Russell Smith

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