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"...makes Robards' brio seem all the more out of place). Still, despite these oddly unexceptional dramatics, Storyville's intrigue holds..."

Nov. 13, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Freddie as F. R. O. 7.
"...guessed it, evil Aunt Messina, is all over the place (and time) and no place at all. The best..."

Sept. 4, 1992 Movie Review by Hollis Chacona

The Linguini Incident
"...around a trendy New York restaurant, the type of place where patrons come to sample the manic ambiance as..."

July 10, 1992 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Thirty-Five Up
"...chosen as subjects for a documentary project to take place every seven years. There are five films in the..."

March 20, 1992 Movie Review by Kathleen Maher

The Golden Boat
", Kirby, who tells him “This is not my place,” before he stabs himself. The student first tries to..."

March 20, 1992 Movie Review by Kathleen Maher

Once Upon a Crime
" Monte Carlo (already a virtual fantasy of a place) the plot revolves around a dowager's missing dachshund found..."

March 13, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

"...As far as I can tell, the film takes place in the Arctic Russian city of the title, during..."

Nov. 29, 1991 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Perfectly Normal
"...and self-imposed walls are crashing down all over the place. Riley's performance as the loner Renzo at first seems..."

May 24, 1991 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Tumble 22 Brings the Chickens and the Heat to Lake Austin Boulevard
Former Magnolia Cafe waiter noms his way through meat and memories
"...They’re tumbling chickens, now, in the place where I worked as a waiter for 12 years..."

Nov. 9, 2020 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

"Stay Home, Work Safe" Orders Issued for Central Texas
Urgent measures deemed essential to combat spread of COVID-19
"...of Austin, Travis County, and Williamson County have issued shelter-in-place measures- dubbed "Stay Home, Work Safe" - to combat..."

March 24, 2020 News Post by Mike Clark-Madison

Echo in the Canyon
History of the Laurel Canyon folk-rock scene gets lost in its own winding paths
"...spirit and harmony that existed in that time and place caused all the musical influences to bleed into one..."

June 21, 2019 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Last Black Man in San Francisco
A gentle, poetic look at gentrification that shimmers with the winds of history
"...story that confines itself to a specific time and place. The story opens up gradually and, initially, the viewer..."

June 14, 2019 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

City Validates Anti-Major League Soccer Petition
"Fair Play Austin" PAC hopes to halt plans to build a soccer stadium at McKalla Place
"...20,000-seat, $225 million, privately financed soccer park at McKalla Place near the Domain. Several different groups led the effort..."

Feb. 22, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Sweet Country
The modern Western goes to Northern Australia.
"...the film looks as though it might be taking place in the mythical American West of the mid-19th century..."

April 13, 2018 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Austin's Queer Dance Freakout Returns for the Texas Primaries
Why we want Cruz out and how to make your perfect protest sign
"...A gaggle of queers are about to descend on..."

Feb. 23, 2018 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

Austin's Adult Store and Sex Shop Roundup
Get naughty locally
"...(Not to imply that the bedroom is the only place for consensual, adult fun.) If you’re looking to shake..."

Feb. 3, 2018 Chron Events Post by Sarah Marloff

Three Standout Queer New Year's Eve Events
Because we all fought for our right to party this year
"...kiss this year goodbye and good riddance, and Gay Place is here to help you do it in style...."

Dec. 26, 2017 Chron Events Post by Sarah Marloff

An unlikely friendship develops in 1992 Los Angeles
"...Set in Paramount, Calif., Gook’s action takes place over the course of a single day: April 29,..."

Sept. 29, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Mx. Justin Vivian Bond Comes to Austin
The queer cabaret legend is the friend we all need right now
"...On September 8, cabaret extraordinaire Mx. Justin Vivian Bond..."

Sept. 7, 2017 Qmmunity Post by Beth Sullivan

The Lost City of Z
A futile quest for an extraordinary place
" modern-day conquistador Fawcett’s futile quest for an extraordinary place that may ultimately only exist within the four corners..."

April 21, 2017 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Patriots Day
The hunt for the Boston Marathon bombers
"...Named for the holiday on which the events took place, Patriots Day recounts the horrific bombings at the 2013..."

Jan. 13, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

La La Land
This bittersweet musical will make your heart soar
" another movie; it’s so close but I can’t place it. The magic – and that’s the very word..."

Dec. 16, 2016 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Lobster
The Dogtooth director is back with another fractured parable
" which the set of rules are firmly in place. The theme here is love, or more specifically, couplehood,..."

May 20, 2016 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

A Final Gina Chavez Diary: Back to Argentina
Embrujos, Malbec, and even “Kumbaya”
" I’d be halfway across the world in a place where I barely spoke the language...."

May 6, 2016 Music Post by Gina Chavez

Clouds of Sils Maria
Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, and Chloë Grace Moretz mix wonderfully in this drama
"...lends a whole other level to the refractions taking place in the film...."

May 1, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Culinary Ladies of the Eighties: Dot Hewitt
Comfort food queen fed thousands every week
" on to the soul-satisfying home-style cooking at Dot's Place in the late Nineties, proprietor Dorothy Nell "Dot" Hewitt..."

Sept. 19, 2014 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

A Most Wanted Man
This post-9/11 espionage thriller is adapted from John Le Carré’s 2008 novel and stars Philip Seymour Hoffman at the head of a top-notch cast.
"...they spies, bureaucrats, or Islamic extremists, everybody has a place in the pecking order, but the filmmakers intentionally obscure..."

July 25, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Heaven Is for Real
Greg Kinnear plays a dad who believes his son's claim to have seen heaven.
"...out of a children’s book of Bible stories: a place imbued with light that is inhabited by ethereal angels..."

April 25, 2014 Movie Review by Steve Davis

First Look at Friends & Neighbors
Eclectic new shop at home in cozy neighborhood cottage
"...guests to stay awhile. Entrepreneurs Greg Mathews and Jade Place Mathews teamed up with friend Jill Bradshaw to open..."

April 9, 2014 Food Post by Amira Jensen

Grand Piano
Elijah Wood and John Cusack play cat and mouse in this concert-stage suspense dazzler.
"...Víctor Reyes’ thrilling score. Nearly the entire film takes place within a single, theatrical setting, but Mira, working from..."

March 7, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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