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Rock Opera
Locally filmed micro-budget feature tells a picaresque story about a punk guitarist who is trying to sell enough pot to finance a low-rent tour for his band. His journey instead takes him on a tour through the college-town underground.
"...same primordial college-town underground ooze as the starving bands/bad drugs/chronic penury lifestyle it simultaneously lampoons and celebrates. Its story..."

Sept. 3, 1999 Movie Review by Russell Smith

A bisexual romp from 1972 from Radley Metzger, the film industry's softcore artiste of the late Sixties and early Seventies.
"...from the period's very Brady decor to the hedonistic drugs 'n' sex to the ever-ready poppers on the night..."

Oct. 9, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
The legend of the gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson abides in the performance of Johnny Depp.
"...fueled, of course, by a legendarily prodigious amount of drugs, extracts, and epicurean black-market imbibeables -- enough to turn..."

May 22, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Suite Sixteen
"...other one covets. Seducing Chris by providing him with drugs, prostitutes, and promises of financial security, Glover has the..."

Sept. 6, 1996 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Holy Weapon
"...Chinese martial artist, who accepts, taking the infamous “Greatest Drugs” to ensure his victory. It works, but the magical..."

Sept. 1, 1995 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

The Devil, Probably
"...friends. Still searching for uplift, Charles tries religion, psychoanalysis, drugs, and music. Each attempt brings him closer to suicide...."

April 28, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

I'll Do Anything
" many different kinds of anti-depressant and anti-side effect drugs that she has become a truth teller, obviously the..."

Feb. 11, 1994 Movie Review by Louis Black

Hard Boiled
"...of the Golden Triad, those resolute runners of guns, drugs, and curiously bronzed birdcages. Chow's performance as Tequila brings..."

Sept. 10, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Only the Strong
"...only to find his old high school overrun by drugs and violence. Having become a capoeira master while in..."

Sept. 3, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Tokyo Decadence
"...and further enmeshed in a world of illicit sex, drugs, and constant degradation, her mind begins to crumble, and..."

Aug. 27, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Menace II Society
"...yes, but the things depicted here, the murders, the drugs, the unending wave of young, black corpses shot down..."

June 4, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Fathers and Sons
"...hip, Nineties parents dealing with their children's experimentations with drugs and sex, Fathers and Sons feels incredibly right. This..."

Jan. 8, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

London Kills Me
"...and hustling Young Urban Professionals who come slumming for drugs. Yet although the characterizations are colorful and credible, they..."

Oct. 23, 1992 Movie Review by Pamela Bruce

Love in the Nineties: no drugs and the sex is scary. Actually, Cameron Crowe documents the habits of a generation that adapted.
"...Fonda and Bill Pullman. Love in the Nineties: no drugs and the sex is scary. Actually, Crowe documents the..."

Sept. 25, 1992 Movie Review by Kathleen Maher

Highway 61
"...using it as a very inconvenient mule to transport drugs across borders and cross country but Pokey is taken..."

Aug. 14, 1992 Movie Review by Kathleen Maher

Voices From the Front
"...even as the casualties mount in the war against drugs and AIDS claims more victims. Without increased social programs,..."

June 19, 1992 Movie Review by Kathleen Maher

Kim Wozencraft's semi-autobiographical novel is the source material for this film about a couple of cops in Beaumont, Texas, who become heavily involved in drug use while working deep undercover.
" In that and the way it deals with drugs in a very matter-of-fact and perhaps even sympathetic manner,..."

Jan. 10, 1992 Movie Review by Kathleen Maher

Blood & Concrete: A Love Story
"...the whereabouts of their missing caché of designer love drugs and, to top off an already less-than-promising day, Mona's..."

Nov. 22, 1991 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Borrower
"...clearly has had his sophomore slump, and that Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll, the Eric Bogosian vehicle, must be..."

Oct. 18, 1991 Movie Review by Kathleen Maher

Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol
"...that are barely (if at all) touched on: the drugs, the voyeurism, the Catholicism, the generosity, the homosexual aesthetic,..."

Aug. 2, 1991 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Taxi Blues
" notorious for his wild lifestyle) sinks deeper into drugs, music, alcohol and destruction. The relationship parallels the situation..."

June 7, 1991 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

SXSW Comedy: A Good Trip with Shane Mauss
Jokes, jokes, jokes, and the meaning of life. No big deal.
" winding through a six-months-and-counting tour all about psychedelic drugs. But this isn't a “far out, man” Cheech &..."

March 14, 2017 Arts Post by Carina Magyar

Death Watch: Appeals, Waived Appeals, and Conflicting Findings
Fifth Circuit strikes down request to test death drugs
"...named on the petition seeking new testing on compounded drugs. Last December, Fuller filed a motion to hold a..."

Sept. 23, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Death Watch: The Quality of State Killings
Why is the TDCJ so reluctant to test death drugs?
"...time of Rodriguez's murder as a result of the drugs and alcohol he consumed to cope with an abusive..."

Aug. 26, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Time for Another Graphic Novadose of That Kramer’s Ergot
Sammy Harkham’s new anthology is one long & strange & stunning trip
"...You’ve done drugs, right?..."

May 25, 2016 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

ATX Television Fest: FX Comedy Night
You’re the Worst positioned as best hope for FXX brand
"...referendum on 40s-with-kids to perilously close to over-the-hill in Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, Denis Leary’s first return to his Rescue Me network...."

June 6, 2015 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

SXSW Music List 10
The Damned, 2 Chainz, War on Drugs, and 242 more added
"...originators the Damned, psychedelic Americana artists the War on Drugs, and Georgia rapper 2 Chainz, South By Southwest’s artist..."

March 6, 2015 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Reefer Madness: Betting on Beto
O'Rourke defeats drug warrior Reyes
"...Challenging the wisdom of the War on Drugs hasn't hurt Beto O'Rourke, who just won the Dem..."

June 5, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

Do You Know Where Your Kids Are?
DPS says keep eye on kiddos or drug gangs will do it for you
"...lest they be recruited by Mexican cartels to run drugs or commit other felonious deeds for the transnational gangs...."

Nov. 17, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

Obama on Crack
Obama says he supports eliminating the 100-to-1 crack sentencing disparity
"...Breuer told the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs. "[C]riminal laws should be tough, smart, and fair, and..."

April 29, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

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