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Crazy Horse
Paris' famed erotic showcase at the Crazy Horse saloon is profiled in this Frederick Wiseman documentary.
"...attraction for tourists and locals alike since 1951. The place has been a rich and endlessly creative (professionally and..."

March 2, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Hercules on Two Wheels
Could bicycling be bigger than baseball again?
"...French started it 108 years ago and it takes place over three weeks through roughly 2,000 miles of countryside..."

Nov. 12, 2011 Sports Post by Mike Crissey

Monte Carlo
Cute-as-a-button Selena Gomez stars in this tweener mistaken-identity comedy.
"...attention away from the tweener sitcom Wizards of Waverly Place, where she cut her teeth, and toward the big..."

July 8, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

City Hall Hustle: Tall and Short Stacks of Money
The biggest chunk of change is fueling Place 3 race
" mention their pocketbooks. That's certainly true in the Place 3 showdown between incumbent Randi Shade and Kathie Tovo...."

April 29, 2011 News Column by Wells Dunbar

On the Bailey Train
Place 3 challenger fires up
"...and officially kicked off his campaign for City Council Place 3...."

Jan. 30, 2011 News Post by Michael King

The Lovely Bones
Peter Jackson forgets to imbue his living characters with emotional weight, and instead focuses on this story's visually stylized netherworld between life and death.
"...bestseller by Alice Sebold, is the netherworld – the place between life and death, Earth and heaven, the place..."

Jan. 15, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Away We Go
See it for the many lovely performances, although the film’s vision of Gen-Y nesting is liable to leave you up a tree.
"...(Krasinski) and Verona (Rudolph) as they search for a place to settle down and raise their child. The movie..."

June 19, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Becoming Jane
Jane Austen could spot a phony, and, as a result, she would not have been happy with this romanticized account of her early years.
" the ultimate tease. All the elements are in place – the beautiful windswept countryside, the handsome rebel, the..."

Aug. 10, 2007 Movie Review by Toddy Burton

Day Watch
The second in a Russian science-fiction trilogy is a fantastic sight to behold, but don't try explaining the plot.
"...before and what is to follow. This series takes place in a world that confounds Earth's known physical laws..."

June 15, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

V for Vendetta
This is a thinking person’s action film – a futuristic slice of pop-culture agitprop, replete with a costumed antihero, lovingly choreographed action sequences, cunningly ornate dialogue, and a terrific, rousing score.
"...and broken British citizenry in the year 2020, a place we quickly discover is at once heavily, obviously redolent..."

March 17, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
The fourth Potter emphasizes the emotional over the gothic
"...curlicues of its source material, it moves straightforwardly from place to place, and it emphasizes the emotional development of..."

Nov. 18, 2005 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Benedict Whipped
Place 4
" gonna whip my butt!" The outcome of the Place 4 race was evident to a resigned but good-humored..."

May 13, 2005 News Feature by Michael King

Sweet Home Alabama
"...Witherspoon, Josh Lucas, Patrick Dempsey, Candice Bergen, Mary Kay Place, Fred Ward, Jean Smart, Ethan Embry and Melanie Lynskey...."

Sept. 27, 2002 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Take Five
In the Place 5 Race, Activism Is the Operative Word
"...Place 5 is one of two City Council seats with..."

April 14, 2000 News Feature by Jenny Staff Johnson

Around the Fire
"...year 1996, I thought the movie had been taking place in the Sixties (including the assumption that the man..."

March 24, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

"...Furlong, Christina Ricci, Bess Armstrong, Mark Joy, Mary Kay Place, Martha Plimpton, Brendan Sexton Iii, Mink Stole, Lili Taylor,..."

Sept. 25, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Event Horizon
A spaceship returns to Earth after seven years in limbo.
"...drowning in a crimson sea of gore and maddeningly out-of-place steals from other, better genre shockers. The Event Horizon..."

Aug. 22, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Place 6 Goes for the Jugular
"...hear his take on the brewing controversies surrounding the Place 6 race. "Despite the fact that citizens have come..."

May 30, 1997 News Feature by Kayte VanScoy

Manny & Lo
"...Directed by: Lisa Krueger. Starring: Mary Kay Place, Scarlett Johansson, Aleksa Palladino and Paul Guilfoyle. Families, as..."

Sept. 20, 1996 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Black Cat
"...first assassination assignment, which, in both other versions, took place in a crowded restaurant, whereas here the scene takes..."

Sept. 29, 1995 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

The Stranger
"...suspicion culminate in a cleverly staged cross-examination that takes place in the family's house and is presided over by..."

Sept. 1, 1995 Movie Review by Alison Macor

I Am Cuba
I Am Cuba was actually shot as an elaborate pro-Castro piece of Soviet propaganda, but instead it's as if everyone in question just went gaga, drunk on the sheer beauty of Cuba and making up new film techniques as they went along. The film is a stylistically brilliant quartet of vignettes set during the waning years of the Batista regime. The interconnecting stories that propel the film along were written by Russian poet laureate Yevgeny Yevtushenko.
"...pre-Castro Cuba that manages to make the whole decadent place look far more enticing than the Soviet satellite nation..."

July 28, 1995 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Mamma Roma
In this early Pasolini film marked by the director's sumptuous neo-realism, Magnani plays a middle-aged prostitute who retires from the trade to become a full-time mother to her 16-year-old son.
"...tremendously to Pasolini's depiction of 1962 Rome as a place of seedy honor, a place where even a lifelong..."

June 23, 1995 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him
"...beyond childhood and just acquiring a sense of our place in the world, at the bloom of independent thought,..."

April 21, 1995 Movie Review by Robert Faires

Teenage Catgirls in Heat
This Troma film was made right here in Austin and tells the lurid story of cats that metamorphose into nubile women and "rub up against things" and cause havoc.
"...suicide by leaping to their deaths from whatever high place they can scramble to (telephone poles, hilltops, roofs). Once..."

Feb. 17, 1995 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Frank and Jesse
"...Lang Syne.” Sure, the song seemed completely out of place, but it was better than watching another montage. There..."

Oct. 28, 1994 Movie Review by Brian Baker

Car 54, Where are You?
" encapsulate the cultural sensibilities of a time and place that simply can not be improved upon cinematically after..."

Feb. 4, 1994 Movie Review by Pamela Bruce

Into the West
"...David Kelly and Johnny Murphy. Into the West takes place once upon a time in modern Ireland. Papa Riley..."

Sept. 17, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Best of the International Tournee of Animation
"...and never loved all that much in the first place. Like most animation festivals, this one falls somewhere in..."

Aug. 20, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Point of No Return
"...Really, the only actor here who seems out of place is Dermot Mulroney. As Fonda's love interest and the..."

March 26, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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