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Little Nicky
"...Robert Smigel, Kevin Nealon, Tommy “Tiny” Lister Jr., Quentin Tarantino, Micahel McKean, Rodney Dangerfield and Dana Carvey. With Little..."

Nov. 10, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Satin Steel
"...matter. This is the kind of movie that offers no explanation for the villain's cyborg arm, allows the heroine..."

Aug. 4, 1995 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

The Chinese Feast
"...prestigious Qing Han restaurant where he causes trouble to no end and also manages to start up a relationship..."

July 28, 1995 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

The Conviction
"...Directed by: Marco Bellochio. Starring: Vittorio Mezzogiorno, Claire Nebout, Andrzej Seweryn and Grazyna Szapolowska. Once upon..."

Nov. 18, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Fearless
"...airliner exploded around them, Bridges' character, Max Klein, wants none of it. In the wake of this tumultuous fall..."

Oct. 29, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Reissues
"...(Rhino)..."

Dec. 12, 1997 Music Feature

Sxsw
"...in the same time slot? And what about the Tejano Concert at the City Coliseum that same night --..."

March 14, 1997 Music Feature

Film Reviews
Recommended
"...of his daughter to an irritatingly successful and singularly unobjectionable man, lives in a white, picket-fence dream house, truly..."

Dec. 8, 1995 News Feature

Film Reviews
Recommended
"...film. Made in 1992, Public Access i s just now receiving limited national distribution despite having won the top..."

Nov. 17, 1995 News Feature

The Gentlemen
Guy Ritchie insists on ruining our fond memories of Snatch
"...of subterranean farms harvesting illicit weed beneath England’s centuries-old manors. Above ground, Oxford-educated American expatriate Mickey Pearson (McConaughey) has..."

Jan. 24, 2020 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Secret Life of Pets 2
The cute critters return, but breaking the pack up means no one has as much fun
"...has good reason to be more stressed, as he's now the protector of a young boy called Liam, and..."

June 7, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Lege Lines: Eric Johnson Prevails Over Racist Confederate Plaque
No more Confederate nonsense, Empower Texans gets a pass, and the first-ever LGBTQ Caucus
"...No More Confederate Nonsense: After just a five-minute meeting on..."

Jan. 18, 2019 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald‎
Fewer beasts, but a much better story, make this sequel magical
"...Yates and writer/producer JK Rowling to locate an actor not already complicated by unsavory behavior offscreen and, onscreen, a..."

Nov. 16, 2018 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

A Wrinkle in Time
Ava DuVernay's adaptation of the children's classic rarely soars.
"...over the book’s more challenging ideas, and striking a note of tender reassurance that never wavers. No matter the..."

March 9, 2018 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Persecuted
In this Christian-based thriller with a better-than-average cast, an evangelist is framed for murder by the government.
"...conservative, Christian ideological take, guised as a classic Seventies paranoid thriller. Certainly unique, this is another targeted release, specifically..."

July 25, 2014 Movie Review by Louis Black

Argo
Ben Affleck directs this entertaining thriller about an unbelievable-but-true mission to extricate American hostages from Iran in 1980.
"...Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Victor Garber, Tate Donovan, Clea DuVall, Scoot McNairy, Rory Cochrane, Christopher Denham, Kerry..."

Oct. 12, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Winter's Bone
Set in the Ozark Mountain backwoods of Missouri, this tense drama is an exceptionally good film.
"...Despite their hunger and destitution, the Dolly clan will know the difference between right and wrong and learn the..."

June 25, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Did You Hear About the Morgans?
Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker play a feuding New York City couple who rediscover their love while out West.
"...couple who have separated due to Paul’s marital infidelity. (No details are divulged, but you sort of get the..."

Dec. 18, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys
One-man moviemaking machine Tyler Perry drops his usual cross-dressing comedics for this melodrama about two family dynasties – one black, one white – rocked by scandal.
"...she treats him like dirt; the next thing you know, he’s hitting her in the jaw so hard that..."

Sept. 19, 2008 Movie Review by Steve Davis

TMNT
Back on the screen for the first time since the early Nineties, the Ninja Turtles are now animated via CGI, though their plot and character details got lost in the shuffle.
"...first time since the early Nineties, the turtles are now animated via CGI and no longer wearing their Jim..."

March 23, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Joyeux Noël
The title suggests a seasonal release, but this remarkable film is very much of the moment, suggesting the futility of war by depicting the “Christmas truce” of 1914 from three sides in the battle.
"...Directed by: Christian Carion. Starring: Diane Kruger, Guillaume Canet, Benno Fürmann, Dany Boon, Gary Lewis and Daniel Brühl. The..."

March 31, 2006 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

With God on Their Side: The KKK Stops By
Lawsuit filed after city separates Klan from counterprotesters and excludes certain media
"...As you may have heard by now, a handful of Klansmen breezed into town this past..."

Nov. 11, 2005 News Feature by Diana Welch

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...this process was to create a policy of disablement, not deadly force, for African-Americans. It's not really a new..."

Nov. 4, 2005 News Feature

Saving HeteroTexas: God and the GOP
God – or rather, those who claim to speak in his name – works in mysterious ways this election season
"...a former Austin state representative and director of the No Nonsense in November opposition effort, says the powerbrokers driving..."

Oct. 7, 2005 News Feature by Amy Smith

Happily Ever After
This French romantic comedy is little more than a heap of clichés whenever the director and star Yvan Attal's real-life wife, Charlotte Gainsbourg, disappears from the screen.
"...he love two women at once? Blustery Georges is no help with this dilemma, and a third pal (Cohen)..."

Sept. 30, 2005 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...Week"Next time I tell you someone from Texas should not be president of the United States, please pay attention."..."

Sept. 23, 2005 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...Quote of the Week"This has shown me, and it..."

Sept. 16, 2005 News Feature

Lege Notes
Odds and ends – mostly odds – from beneath the pink granite dome
"...Tantrum" Keel's seat is being sought by Republican Dick Reynolds, former Texas Workers' Compensation Commission chair. Reynolds has formerly..."

July 29, 2005 News Column

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...Be Aware of TxDOT's Plans..."

July 9, 2004 Column

Looney Tunes: Back in Action
Riotous comedy mixes live-action and animation for a great result.
"...in Action succeeds where that film failed due, in no small part, to the capably wacky direction of Joe..."

Nov. 14, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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