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Faces of America: The Light
The Miró Quartet examines our national character and finds some of America's lights still shine brightly
"...take that connection further, to express more soul-searching, more meditation, more jubilation. Miró gave life to these variations with..."

Dec. 7, 2007 Arts Review by Robert Faires

28 Weeks Later
This continuing story of a populace that fears infection from a "rage virus," forges ahead with panic-paced sequences of graphic, random violence.
"...outbursts of outright horror. Director Fresnadillo directed a fine meditation on luck called Intacto several years ago, and while..."

May 11, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Beauty Academy of Kabul
This documentary shows how real power flows not from the barrel of a gun but rather a can of hairspray.
" Frederik Fekkai or insists on a two-minute silent meditation daily as the personal solution to turmoil. Still, the..."

May 26, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Room wears the skin of a psychological thriller, but plays out as something far darker, weirder, and more distancing. The film was invited to Cannes and earned Independent Spirit Award nominations for its Austin artists, Kyle Henry and Cyndi Williams.
"...That quest takes her to odd places, like a meditation group and a tarot card reader. Julia spins on..."

April 7, 2006 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Côte D'Azur
The French still like to get their sex on, a fact confirmed again and again in this breezy, featherweight sex farce.
"...intent. I suppose you could take this as a meditation on the current state of familial mores à la..."

Nov. 11, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Roadside Playboys and Texana Dames
The Hancock Family's long, strange, supernatural musical journey
"...Friday night crackles with holiday celebration, seasonal reflection, spiritual meditation. Yet nowhere is life more precious, more alive and..."

Dec. 31, 2004 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

"...but not expanded upon. Far from a high-minded, humorless meditation, Sheriff has its hilarious moments – namely, a jump-cut..."

Oct. 15, 2004 Movie Review by Wells Dunbar

The Return
A long-absent father returns to his family in this prize-winning Russian drama, and for his two young sons the unexplained reason for his return is as mysterious as his absence.
" the film ends up a haunting, vaguely Deliverance-like meditation on man and the wild and the wild-man. Mikhail..."

June 18, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Rocks Off
SXSW 04 encore: Saturday showcases and more
" WGC has just released Regard the End, a meditation on mortality that's surprisingly uplifting, which was prominently featured..."

March 26, 2004 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

September 11
Compelling but uneven omnibus film showcases 11 films by 11 international directors.
"...their own nationalities, which has mixed results. Ken Loach’s meditation on the meaning of 9/11 in Chile reminds us..."

Oct. 17, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Casa de los Babys
The new film from John Sayles presents a great group of characters and then strands them without a plot.
"...In some ways, Casa de los Babys is Sayles’ meditation on motherhood: the various reasons why women want to..."

Oct. 10, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Nowhere in Africa
"...teenage Regina midway through), Nowhere in Africa is a meditation on everything from race and class and cultural impermanence..."

May 23, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Frontier Television
The Territory 2003 season schedule
"...three-dimensional imaging techniques converge in this surreal and artful meditation on life's journey.March 26"Waiting for Trains" D: Alejandro Gomez...."

Dec. 27, 2002 Screens Feature by Belinda Acosta

Ram Dass: Fierce Grace
"...led him to India, where he studied yoga and meditation and met his guru. Soon Richard Alpert, the fired..."

Sept. 27, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Igby Goes Down
Black comedy about youthful unraveling while on lam from boarding school.
"...grace to not feel like it) and a cutting meditation on upper-class isolation. His tight orbit of sensationally dysfunctional..."

Sept. 20, 2002 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

" into a poetic - almost Jungian - visual meditation on the organic cycles of life and death. If..."

Sept. 17, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Page Two
Editor in Chief Louis Black reflects on the Chronicle's 21st anniversary.
" (TV, radio, print) to deluge us with 9/11 meditations and reminisces, with pondering and polemicizing, with politicking and..."

Sept. 6, 2002 Column by Louis Black

Señorita Extraviada
" still at large. Portillo's film is a poetic meditation on the situation as well as a documentary look..."

Aug. 6, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

'The Territory' Schedule
Keeping one eye on television and the other on pop culture.
"...Pierce, Iowa, 8 min.: This piece is a searing meditation on the qualities and mysteries of woodwork and fire...."

Feb. 1, 2002 Screens Column

The Princess and the Warrior
"...none of it. Tykwer's goal seems to be a meditation on the ironies of fate and the tiny, inexact..."

July 20, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Festival Schedule
The Seventh International Festival of Ethnographic Film
"..."Hosay Trinidad" A beautiful meditation on Shi'a Muslim Muharram rites on the Caribbean island..."

April 27, 2001 Screens Feature

Local Bestsellers
Local bestsellers are based on recent sales at Austin bookstores selected to reflect varied reading interests.
"...4. Meditation as Medicine by Dharma Sing Khalsa..."

March 16, 2001 Books Column

Lancelot of the Lake
"...souls that Bresson chooses to focus on in this meditation on the end of chivalry and spiritual loss. Bresson’s..."

Sept. 20, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

God's Army
"...doors and trying to convert the wicked, interspersed with meditation, home prayer, and general good deeds. Anyone who's ever..."

Aug. 25, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Lost in Translation: Shorts From the Madcat Women’s International Film Festival
"...communication. Ranging from poetic, optically printed collage to personal meditation to playful animation, this program presents significant, groundbreaking shorts..."

May 4, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Four Corners
"...jumps off into the American desert to become a meditation on landscape, history, and painting. The Chicago Reader describes..."

Aug. 26, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Thin Red Line
Malick's return to filmmakng after a 20-year absence is this WWII story based on James Jones' Guadalcanal novel. The film is a lyrical and introverted study of the curiously destructive relationship between man and nature.
"...less a standard-issue war picture than it is a meditation on the destructive relationship between Man and Nature. (It..."

Jan. 15, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Other Box Sets
"...miniature dream interpretation book and a pack of 56 "meditation cards." It's all a bit New Age-y but the..."

Dec. 11, 1998 Books Feature by Margaret Moser

Apt Pupil
"...King's pulpy, straightforward meditation on the same themes runs through the original work,..."

Oct. 23, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Funny Games
Austrian moralist Haneke fashions a tense drama from the sadistic games people play.
"...the young psychotics in Austrian moralist Michael Haneke's visceral meditation on violence and the media. “What you see in..."

Sept. 18, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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