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Qmmunity
Giving thanks, looking ahead
"...Winter Meditation Tools, tips, and meditation direction to help QPOC folks..."

Nov. 23, 2018 Column by Sarah Marloff

The Third Murder
Japanese legal procedural puts the justice system on trial
"...the meandering, melancholic tale of what is ultimately a meditation on crime and punishment as defined within Japanese culture...."

Aug. 17, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

24 Frames
Iranian master filmmaker plays with the almost-moving image.
"...is an inescapably elegiac quality to 24 Frames’ concentrated meditation on image-making. Yet the film is less a final..."

Feb. 23, 2018 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Mr. Roosevelt
A comedian returns to Austin to care for her sick cat and confront her past
"...who are ruining everything with their special diets and meditation apps and abstract job descriptions – a modern Holden..."

Oct. 27, 2017 Movie Review by Danielle White

Faces Places
Celebrating faces in the crowd
"...and places encountered by the artists and a thoughtful meditation on the past and the future of people and..."

Oct. 13, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Mother!
Jennifer Lawrence on the brink of madness
"...As a meditation of the predations that come with success and its..."

Sept. 22, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

SXSW Film Review: Walk With Me
Mindfulness guru takes center stage in profound nonfiction weeper
"...weep. This is not because I don’t agree with meditation as a concept, but because cinema has yet to..."

March 13, 2017 SXSW Post by Sean L. Malin

Follow
Austin's own Owen Egerton directs his first movie
"...there seems to be set up as a serious meditation on obsession and rejection, foreshadowed by a quote from..."

Sept. 30, 2016 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Q&A: Gloria Steinem
Activist icon is the 2016 Liz Carpenter Series Lecturer on Wednesday
"...GS: Right. It’s a form of meditation because it causes you to be in the present,..."

Sept. 12, 2016 Arts Post by Jessi Cape

Holy Hell
A cinematic chronicle of the Buddhafield cult and its participants
"...Master ostensibly pooh-poohed sex, seeking instead “the orgasm of meditation,” the day-to-day reality of the Buddhafield was unsurprisingly highly..."

May 27, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

I Like to Watch
On families and finales
"...finales and national schisms, it's been a month for meditation on personal responsibility and autonomy, group dynamics, how we..."

May 13, 2016 Screens Column by Jacob Clifton

Goodnight Mommy
Nine-year-old twins suspect that someone is impersonating their mother
"...than the sum of its parts, being a nightmarish meditation on mutual distrust, which can also be viewed (if..."

Sept. 11, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Snowpiercer
This English-language debut from acclaimed South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho is a riveting sci-fi action film entirely set on a speeding train.
"...of the Marvel movie cycle for a much grimmer meditation on heroism here. Bong’s confidence in his leading man..."

June 27, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Captain America: The Winter Soldier
One of the better offerings from Marvel’s growing multimedia omniverse, this film gives fans plenty to chew on.
"...bid for big-screen dominance, as well as a canny meditation on the perils of overprotective government agencies blithely swapping..."

April 4, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

DVDanger: 'Alyce Kills'/'A Virgin Among the Living Dead'
Women on the edge of a supernatural breakdown
"...to do with the film, which is a surrealist meditation on crippling grief...."

Aug. 25, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Egg & I
How an experimental treatment for major depression introduced me to the medical magnet and the return of 'energetic' medicine
"...treatment: everything from movement and dance, to prayer and meditation, to acupuncture, yoga, powerful vitamins or "nutraceuticals," and pulsed..."

Aug. 23, 2013 News Feature by Greg Harman

The Big O? Oh, No.
Female Orgasm panel not exactly inclusive
"...Nicole Daedone, founder of OM (orgasmic meditation), wants to show you the way. That way, of..."

March 11, 2013 SXSW Post by Kate X Messer

Samsara
The director of Baraka returns with this wordless tone poem filled with stunning images and scant meanings.
"...similar techniques, Samsara functions like global wallpaper for personal meditation. The film could “mean” just about anything, although the..."

Sept. 14, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Fraternal Order
The Duplass-a-Thon charts the evolution of a goofily lovable archetype
"...brothers did not set out to aggregate a sustained meditation on what it means to be a man over..."

June 1, 2012 Screens Feature by Melanie Haupt

The Skin I Live In
Pedro Almodóvar, Spain's maestro of madness and desire, reunites with Antonio Banderas for this dark and frazzled tale of l'amour fou.
"...one. Beyond that, it's a spectacularly sensual entertainment, a meditation on the warped exigencies of obsession and revenge, and,..."

Nov. 11, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

A Good Old Fashioned Orgy
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice meets a considerably tamed Van Wilder for a mediocre romp in the Hamptons.
"...it) and what you're left with is a mediocre meditation on a sextet of thirtysomethings running head-on into the..."

Sept. 2, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Dylan Dog: Dead of Night
Brandon Routh stars as this film's titular paranormal investigator.
"...memorably surreal love story (or two) and an ultra-Italian meditation on the fragility of the human heart – with..."

May 6, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Terribly Happy
This Danish import is a wonderfully unhinged and a painstakingly constructed meditation on a place where good and evil meet, mate, and make sour times sublime.
"...but it is wonderfully unhinged, and a painstakingly constructed meditation on a place where good and evil meet, mate,..."

March 12, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Sundance Announces Shorts Program
Texans get the nod
"...Raphaël, Tanya Tagaq and Stéphane Rituit) -- A thought-provoking meditation on the seal-hunt and what it means to the..."

Dec. 8, 2009 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Inglourious Basterds
In this World War II movie, Quentin Tarantino weaves together multiple storylines that coalesce into a literally explosive finale that daringly rewrites history.
"...to Berlin, it also travels into a surprisingly deft meditation on the uses and abuses of film as propaganda,..."

Aug. 21, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Adoration
Atom Egoyan returns ambitiously to form with this probing, if not always successful, drama that reveals his ongoing fascination with the subjective nature of truth.
"...from with his last couple of efforts (the history-rectifying meditation on the Armenian genocide, Ararat, and the off-putting mystery..."

June 12, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Che: Part One
Steven Soderbergh’s filmmaking legacy is his aesthetic daring, and his latest – as massive and imperfect as it is – just might be his most daring work to date.
"...all with a nearly five-hour (with intermission), shot-in-Spanish, neorealist meditation on the life of a long-dead South American revolutionary?..."

Jan. 23, 2009 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Strawberry Fields Forever
Future Clouds & Radar float to the magical kingdom of … Peoria?
"...its scope even further, unraveling a spectral and spiritual meditation on mortality, bent through a prism of its genre..."

Nov. 14, 2008 Music Feature by Austin Powell

Starting Out in the Evening
In this contemplative meditation on the pained aging of literary lions, Frank Langella delivers a brilliant performance as the story's elderly New York City novelist.
"...dogged, seductive persistence. What follows is a quiet, contemplative meditation on the pained aging of literary lions and the..."

Feb. 8, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

New Year's Eve Dining & Lodging
It's time to start making reservations, party people
"...Barsana Dham, this weekendlong stay is one of relaxation, meditation, and tranquility far from the shenanigans in the city...."

Dec. 21, 2007 Food Feature by Sara Robberson

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