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Laurel Canyon
"...washed-out T-shirts, and just-right bleached and tousled hair. The performance is remarkably subtle; Jane’s rocky history is very rarely..."

April 11, 2003 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Mickey Blue Eyes
"...of that other charming Brit named Grant. With winning performances in Four Weddings and a Funeral and Notting Hill,..."

Aug. 27, 1999 Movie Review by Hollis Chacona

P1nkstar and Y2K Roll Out the Queerdo Carpet for CYBERBABES
Local SXSW showcase serves queer, femme realness
"...not, my Lisa Frank-lovin’ queerdos. This Sunday, March 10, performer/artist Y2K and “ur fav electronic popstar” p1nkstar will host..."

March 8, 2019 Qmmunity Post by Beth Sullivan

Groundswell Theatre Company's Bear Eats Bear
This site-specific audio work puts the audience in a postapocalyptic world to show how central art is to the human experience
"...Man. You take away most of the traditional performance spaces from a city, and theatre companies wind up..."

Nov. 3, 2017 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Britney's screen debut.
"...the sound of Madonna crooning her hit “Open Your Heart.” The scene is a groan-worthy start to this pop..."

Feb. 15, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Short Cuts
A new film series begins at the Off Center, introducing avant-garde films and a new theatrical venue to Austin moviegoers.
"...E. Sixth) and the Cinemaker Co-op's nest at the ArtPlex (1705 Guadalupe) -- both of which regularly act as..."

Dec. 29, 2000 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

Forced From Home
Tim Miller Fights to Stay in the U.S. With the Man He Loves
" in exile hard in the face nowadays. His partner of six years, Alistair McCartney, is an Australian in..."

Oct. 20, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Prophet for Our Times
For 10 years, Lisa Crystal Carver has been writing about sex and doing sex-drenched performance pieces under the name Suckdog. But her lifestyle is born of a profound quest for an uncompromised life, a search for truth and adventure that makes her a prophet for our time.
"...she has been writing about sex and doing sex-drenched performance pieces she calls "operas" under the troupe/band name Suckdog...."

Aug. 11, 2000 Arts Feature by Ada Calhoun

I'm the One That I Want
"...audience as well. The first 20 minutes of the performance is devoted to Cho's proud declaration of her fag-hag..."

July 14, 2000 Movie Review by Bryan Poyser

A Map of the World
"...truth may be the most problematical. Why? Well, for starters the unvarnished truth is often damned hard to reconcile..."

March 31, 2000 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Sharing the Dance
A new generation of Austin choreographers is expanding our concept of dance through the combination of movement styles and traditions from across the globe, and Barbejoy Ponzio talks to them about the part fusion plays in their work.
"...the dances she creates be the same? "I am part Italian, French, Spanish, and Mexican-Indian," says the choreographer who..."

Jan. 21, 2000 Arts Feature by Barbejoy A. Ponzio

Cruel Intentions
In its fourth film rendition, Les Liaisons Dangereuses is adapted for the high-school set.
"...Jag. On such familial firefights are great works of art founded -- there's no question that the source novel..."

March 5, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Prodigal Son
" a truly great chopsocky picture, seamlessly combining blistering martial arts brawls with generous doses of silly comedy and..."

July 26, 1996 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

Into the "Not Done"
The Dances of Jean Fogel Zee
"...wants to show you glimpses of God. The Austin artist wants each member of her audience to feel the..."

Oct. 27, 1995 Arts Feature

Husbands and Wives
"...condition ultimately motivated by logic rather than impulse: the heart may flutter or bleed, but it's a resilient, flexible..."

Sept. 18, 1992 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Pain and Glory
Almodóvar's latest classic is a self-portrait by a great, aging artist
"...long time – is a reflective look at the art and practice of filmmaking. Pain and Glory is a..."

Oct. 25, 2019 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Documentary tracks the evolution of the artist and activist
"...and her activism, she has molded herself into an artist whose infectiously catchy songs belie the seething anger of..."

Nov. 21, 2018 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Transformers: The Last Knight
Stick meet dead horse
"...receipts have always been impervious to critical broadsides, but apart from a jaunty performance from Sir “I’m Game for..."

June 23, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Nocturnal Animals
A dark meditation on regret and revenge
"...2009’s stunning A Single Man), I feel compelled to start hyphenating the man, in a good way. Nocturnal Animals..."

Nov. 18, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Woman in Gold
Helen Mirren plays an aging Jew who wants to win back a painting looted from her family by the Nazis
"...a complex legal issue like the provenance of an art object, then throw in Helen Mirren and the Nazis..."

April 10, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Get Your Arms Around CLAW
How one quirky hobby became an over-the-top phenomenon
"...variety, and burlesque scenes. A key figure in this performance renaissance was producer/performer Jennifer Tidwell, who told him about..."

Jan. 31, 2014 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Blue Is the Warmest Color
This three-hour-long French film has been much hyped for its graphic sexual content, but it's the less explicit stuff that makes it worth a watch.
" a glancing encounter with Emma (Seydoux), a blue-haired art student in her 20s. It takes some time for..."

Nov. 1, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Luv Doc Recommends: Drone: A Border Affair That Crosses a Line
City Theatre, Friday, February 4, 2011
"...then go home and work even harder on their art? Here's a little secret: Some of them don't even..."

Feb. 4, 2011 Column by The Luv Doc

Dark Streets
A collection of blues originals by the likes of Aaron Neville, B.B. King, and Etta James lightens this otherwise dreary exercise in modern film noir.
"...Watching it, I felt like Claudius at the opening-night performance of The Mousetrap – Give me some light! –..."

Dec. 12, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Paris, Je T'Aime
Eighteen short films by an international who’s-who of filmmakers make up this omnibus celebrating the joys and sorrows of love and Paris, organized by neighborhood.
"...bemused pizzicato of Bruno Podalydès’ sidewalk love story in Montmartre to the creepy Bernard Herrmann stylings underneath Vincenzo Natali’s..."

June 22, 2007 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

The Ladykillers
The Coen brothers remake a British comedy classic starring Tom Hanks in a flamboyantly love-him-or-hate-him performance.
"...chamber musicians eager to practice in Miss Marva Munson’s earthen-walled basement. The Coens have transposed the film’s locale to..."

March 26, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

SXSW Picks & Sleepers
Blurbing SXSW 04 music – Wednesday only
"...what they want from boys. The alluringly aggressive Austin quartet released a punchy four-song vinyl EP last year. Another..."

March 12, 2004 Music Feature

Naked City
A performance artist is arrested for being "indecent" at the Capitol. Why can't we arrest legislators for that?
"...Katherine Chronis, a New York multimedia conceptual artist in town for a performance at the Vortex theatre,..."

Aug. 10, 2001 News Feature by Michael King

"...them. Despite this, Quills is a stunningly impassioned and articulate study of a writer's life and the censorial demons..."

Dec. 29, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The loss of the architects for the new Blanton Museum of Art; a home for the Rude Mechanicals.
"...your beds with visions of a Blanton Museum of Art designed by the prestigious Swiss firm Herzog & de..."

Nov. 19, 1999 Arts Column by Robert Faires

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