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The Luv Doc: A Formal Issue
The premise of average sexual frequency is somewhat ridiculous
"...up with getting my advances shot down that I formally gave up. We were clocking in at less than..."

Dec. 18, 2020 Column by The Luv Doc

Outlaw King
Chris Pine aptly fills the crown of Robert the Bruce
"...2015 adaptation of Macbeth). The battles aren't grand and formal, but brutal and messy. An opening friendly duel between..."

Nov. 9, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Everything, Everything
Another YA adaption of star-crossed lovers
"...somehow manages to hit all the genre notes in formal succession – yawn – but holds your interest by..."

May 19, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Free Fire
A delirious shoot'em-up comedy
"...perfect lo-fi gangster melodrama Down Terrace, is both a formal experiment in crime caper reductionism and a comic gem..."

April 21, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Tribe
Using only sign language and no subtitles, this Ukrainian drama tells a story about young, deaf criminals
"...As a first feature, The Tribe astonishes with its formal beauty. The Steadicam work by Valentyn Vasyanovych is breathtaking...."

July 10, 2015 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

The Last of Robin Hood
Kevin Kline is Errol Flynn in this confused story of his late-life affair with 15-year-old Beverly Aadland.
"...was 15, requires that the film have a very formal moral center (or a very calculatedly amoral one). This..."

Sept. 5, 2014 Movie Review by Louis Black

Despite a monumental performance by Daniel Day-Lewis, Spielberg's film has a fussed-over theatricality that's hard to escape.
"...of personality. But the bygone manner of speaking – formal and florid – doesn’t come easily to all the..."

Nov. 16, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Akeelah and the Bee
This story about a girl from the ghetto who wins the national spelling bee has lofty if sometimes unfulfilled goals, but is a rewarding tale nevertheless.
"...encouraging teachers, while the more privileged spellers enjoyed clubs, formal coaching, and other institutional advantages. In the film, Ashley..."

April 28, 2006 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

The Aristocrats
The gleefully profane The Aristocrats provides a survey of some of the best comic minds in the business.
"...documentary becomes an essay about individuality and style. Usually, formal attempts at analyzing what makes a joke funny annihilate..."

Aug. 26, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Alone in the Dark
There's a certain majesty to German director Boll's style of filmmaking: a freedom from art, talent, skill of any formal kind, and the sheer pigheadedness to keep going at any cost.
"...filmmaking: a freedom from art, talent, skill of any formal kind, and the sheer pigheadedness to keep going at..."

Feb. 4, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

"...never quite takes flight; it feels more like a formal exercise than a spontaneous blast of adrenaline, unlike the..."

Dec. 8, 2000 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Woman on Top
" contribute much in the way of surprises or formal originality to Woman on Top's off-the-rack storyline. Yet thanks..."

Sept. 22, 2000 Movie Review by Russell Smith

" pass on Sonatine. But if disciplined, minimalist storytelling, formal innovation, and contemplation of mystery for its own sake..."

July 17, 1998 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Madame Butterfly
"...weepfest, director Mitterand offers a timely and cost-effective (no formal evening wear required) intro to the universe where even..."

Nov. 29, 1996 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Sister My Sister
" behavior. This carefully constructed framework provides a very formal structure to the film, one that lends even more..."

Sept. 29, 1995 Movie Review by Alison Macor

Martha & Ethel
"...only as Mrs. Johnstone and Mrs. Ettinger, suggesting a formal connection between the mothers and the daughters. However, as..."

April 28, 1995 Movie Review by Alison Macor

"...loathing for this character from my feelings about the formal achievements of this movie. The effect may be one..."

April 15, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

"...implores a resolution, and tells, with aesthetic grace and formal elegance, a good story and a political allegory. I'm..."

March 18, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

"...ancient churches, beauty, and life set against the film's formal structure and the coolness of the protagonist, a photographer..."

Feb. 4, 1994 Movie Review by Robert Faires

Between the Teeth
" clear the palate/palette for the next presentation. The formal strategies are somewhat reminiscent of the Talking Heads' Stop..."

Jan. 21, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

TIFs, TPIDs, and Puppy Love
City Council wrestles with Mayor Adler's Downtown Puzzle
"...for a 6pm “time certain.” In the end, the formal motion didn’t hit the floor until just before midnight..."

Oct. 2, 2017 News Post by Michael King

Pressley to be Sanctioned by Judge
Mills calls some claims "unreasonable" or baseless
"...refine those charges or could add penalties in a formal order...."

June 25, 2015 News Post by Michael King

The Road to 10-1: Filling the Ballot
Official candidates at 29 and counting entering final week
"...of Monday morning, Aug. 11, 29 citizens had filed formal ballot applications for the Nov. 4 municipal election: four..."

Aug. 11, 2014 News Post by Michael King

The Road to 10-1: Catching Up
Who’s in, who’s out, who’s who?
"...yet – July 18 also marked the opening of formal ballot application – so here’s a brief update on..."

July 28, 2014 News Post by Michael King

The Crowd Grows in District 4
More Council candidates, and Morrison's all in for Tovo
"...City Council – the weekend's headline news was the formal announcement by Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole that she..."

June 2, 2014 News Post by Michael King

Visa Council Debate Begins
City Council sets public hearing for incentives package
"...Wednesday afternoon, City Council held its first formal consideration of the proposed economic development grant of $1.56..."

Nov. 28, 2012 News Post by Michael King

As Tax Protests Begin, Travis Central Appraisal District Catches Heat
The causes and effects of the ongoing TCAD controversy
"...sales, TCAD has decided it will not offer face-to-face informal hearings to any property owners this year. This is..."

June 7, 2019 News Feature by Lindsay Stafford Mader

Walking the Fine-Dining Line
How much is too much for Austin diners?
"...the ill fortune for a number of Austin's buzziest formal fine-dining emporia of late. The unceremonious shuttering of critics'..."

May 6, 2016 Food Feature by Rachel Feit

Keller Can Consider Herself Unwarned
Curtain finally closes on Keller case
"...... it is impermissible to assess sanctions following a formal proceeding by the Commission and, therefore, the sanction is..."

Oct. 15, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Travis County District Attorney's Office Under Fire in New Court Filing
First Assistant D.A. accused of “possible defamation”
"...Montford, nor had she been allowed to provide a formal statement to APD – though her rape kit was..."

March 4, 2019 News Post by Sarah Marloff

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