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Where the Girls Go/ATX: Calm Before the Storm
My top picks to find the queer grrrls of ATX this weekend
"...all stripes, the countdown to happy hour is in place. So let's talk about the weekend. Might be a..."

Feb. 28, 2014 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

Non-Stop
Liam Neeson plays a flawed lawman once again, this time tasked with finding the terrorist on a plane.
"...closing sequences, all the activity in this film takes place within the confines of a trans-Atlantic airplane. It must..."

Feb. 28, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Connecting the Dots With Queer Qumbia
Queer Qumbia branches out into their inaugural Night Market
"...Who didn’t play connect the dots as a child?..."

Jan. 25, 2014 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

Saving Mr. Banks
Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson star in this story about how Walt Disney convinced the prickly author of Mary Poppins to sell her creation to Hollywood.
"...re-enacted in this love letter to everything Disney takes place over a fortnight in 1961 during the stateside preproduction..."

Dec. 20, 2013 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Idris Elba is spellbinding in this biopic that reveres the man but slights the movement.
"...the sun-flared village of Mandela’s childhood (and eventual burial place), the movie moves forward in episodic, chockablock fashion. We..."

Dec. 20, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Shepard & Dark
The turbulent but creative connection between theatre legend Sam Shepard and writer and collector Johnny Dark is explored in this documentary. The film also features the work of a couple of Austin film mavericks: editor Sandra Adair and musician Graham Reynolds.
"...to be the best of friends in the first place. (Dark caught one of Shepard’s early efforts off-Broadway, spotted..."

Oct. 25, 2013 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Escape From Tomorrow
Shot guerrilla-style at Disneyland and Disney World, this surreal drama about a man's mental disintegration at "the happiest place on Earth" lands a spitball in the Mouse's eye.
"...a seemingly ordinary family guy, while visiting “the happiest place on Earth,” it’s a prank and a spit in..."

Oct. 11, 2013 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Computer Chess
Andrew Bujalski’s Austin-made film is a boldly original, black-and-white portrait of computer culture in the early Eighties.
"...Computer Chess takes place circa 1980 at an annual convention during which various..."

Aug. 23, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Council Midnight: Two Plans Running
City Council approves two districting plans for ballot
"...after midnight Friday morning, the City Council voted to place both a 10-1 districting plan and an 8-2-1 plan..."

June 29, 2012 News Post by Michael King

Boy
Set on the eastern New Zealand coast in 1984, Boy is a wisp of a story, but originally told by the director of Eagle vs Shark.
"...(Rolleston) – not such an unusual name in this place where pop culture has bequeathed many of Boy’s friends..."

April 6, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

TDH: 6/27/11
Council inaugural, afterparty tomorrow!
"...has to be sworn in first, and that’s taking place tomorrow at City Hall...."

June 27, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Tovo Leads in Early Voting
1,350 vote Tovo lead in early totals
"...Early voting numbers are in, and Place 3 incumbent Randi Shade is trailing challenger Kathie Tovo..."

May 14, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

I Am Number Four
This filmed adaptation of the first book in the proposed Lorien Legacies series follows the tribulations of an alien refugee on Earth.
"...be so edge-of-the-seat? – but all that drama takes place offscreen and is tangential to the task at hand,..."

Feb. 18, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Casino Jack and the United States of Money
Muckraking documentarian Alex Gibney here directs his camera toward the influence-peddling scandals that erupted around Jack Abramoff.
"...Directed by: Alex Gibney. “There's no place out there for graft or greed or lies or..."

May 21, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Whatever Works
Confessions of a cranky misanthrope.
"...felt too well-matched and a fine apartment in Beekman Place). Yellnikoff earns a living teaching chess to youngsters and..."

July 3, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Under Your Spelman
Former council member wants his Place 5 seat back
"...has formally kicked off his campaign for City Council Place 5. He's set up a fancy new website, where..."

Dec. 17, 2008 News Post by Wells Dunbar

City Hall Hustle: Halloween Spelman
Former council member 'informally' declares for Place 5
"...seat, except by petition.) Coincidentally, it's Spelman's old seat, Place 5, where he served from 1997 to 2000...."

Oct. 31, 2008 News Column by Wells Dunbar

The Last Mistress
The latest titillation from French provocatrice Catherine Breillat is a period piece starring the ever-alluring Asia Argento.
"...is men's hearts." Indeed. Much of Breillat's film takes place in flashback as the libertine recounts to his grand-mére-to-be..."

Aug. 15, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Big Show
Comic-Con has gone Hollywood, but Austin's comics pros say it's still the place to be
"...show," as Austin comics writer Paul Benjamin says, the place where you can count on seeing just about everyone..."

Aug. 15, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Swing Vote
Kevin Costner’s new comedy may be timely, but that doesn’t make it funny or worthwhile.
"...that ignores the constitutional safeguards that are already in place in the eventuality of a tie vote. Costner plays..."

Aug. 1, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Three Cheers for the Alternative Softball League
"...two cheers for BookPeople, holding strong to that first place spot, and one for The Austin Chronicle, which is..."

July 15, 2008 Sports Post by Kristine Tofte

Stuck
Stuart Gordon tells his own creepy version of the story about the Fort Worth woman who locked her car in the garage for days with the mangled-but-still-living body of a human victim stuck in her windshield.
"...based on a traffic violation from hell that took place in Fort Worth, in 2001, when Chante Mallard, an..."

June 6, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Shade Rolls Out of Council Race?
This April 1 release from the Shade campaign
"...City Council Race To Pursue Career In Roller Derby Place 3 Challenger Shade Says Roller Derby Should Be Community’s..."

April 1, 2008 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Adjusting to the Mise-en-Scène
Nine nonfilmmakers – artists out of place – make one in 48 hours
"...At a kick-off gathering for the festival that took place earlier in the evening, director Lyn Wiltshire reached into..."

July 13, 2007 Screens Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Adding Wal-Mart to the Agenda
RG4N wants City Council to put Wal-Mart on the agenda next week
"..."Responsible Growth for Northcross (RG4N) requests that City Council place Lincoln Property Company's second Northcross site plan application on..."

May 10, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Starter for 10
This British coming-of-age drama and romantic comedy is fairly predictable, although the charming actors manage to keep the story’s characters just this side of stereotype and mediocrity.
"...1985-86 time period during which Starter for 10 takes place. Vaughan’s career as a maker of short films was..."

Feb. 23, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Ana's Opening
Third place
"...legs. Ana felt the heat. She stared at the place where his fingers had left their tattoo. She covered..."

Feb. 9, 2007 Books Feature by Stacy Muszynski

Aeon Flux
Its heart is in the right place, but Aeon Flux's head is just a little too high to make much sense.
"...as her non-rebel sister is snuffed out in her place and Aeon goes on a revenge bender (guided, it..."

Dec. 9, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Constant Gardener
City of God director Fernando Meirelles makes his English-language debut with this bracing, heartbreaking conspiracy thriller set in AIDS-ravaged Kenya.
"...to be broadly political and intimately personal, anchored in place by the two leads and a strong supporting ensemble...."

Sept. 2, 2005 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Asylum
In this adaptation of Patrick McGrath's novel, Natasha Richardson and Ian McKellan wonder if the patients have taken over the asylum.
"...of egress for our more disreputable mores. Asylum takes place, for the most part, in one of those grimly..."

Sept. 2, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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