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Fantastic Fest Review: Rats
Morgan Spurlock’s new doc will burrow into your brain
"...realms of documentary and horror intersect in Morgan Spurlock’s Rats, a film that explores the morbid relationship between vermin..."

Sept. 25, 2016 Screens Post by Dan Gentile

Beach Rats
A moody take on the Jersey Shore
"...above, which can be a bit frustrating. However, Beach Rats isn’t about the story as much as it’s about..."

Sept. 8, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Think you're the only one with a rat problem? Bernadette Noll reassures that you are not alone.
"...aggressive mice, but mice nonetheless. They, in comparison to rats, seemed almost cute, like the helpful critters in Cinderella..."

Jan. 21, 2000 Features Feature by Bernadette Noll

Rats From a Sinking Ship II
"...If you're in love even the rats will help. For a few seconds we see a..."

Sept. 4, 1998 Column by Michael Ventura

Lamenting the closing of an Austin landmark and its secret rats
"...the wood slats on the South wall because the rats are still there. Not varmints to call the health..."

April 28, 2008 Music Post by Margaret Moser

Rats Saving a Sinking Ship
America's Alternative Theatres Unite
"...In many ways, the RATs define themselves in opposition to the system. Both conferences..."

Oct. 13, 1995 Arts Feature

Don't Give A Rats
" your mother. Quite frankly I don't give a rats what you do with this email. Take to the..."

July 30, 2020 Postmarks

Not Just Rats, Raton
Steve's first filing from his on the road to Denver adventure. On Biden and platform planks: There's work to be done.

Aug. 24, 2008 Qmmunity Post by Steve Rivas

Rats From a Sinking Ship
Letters at 3 AM

Aug. 21, 1998 Column by Michael Ventura

RATs A-Comin'

Feb. 9, 1996 Arts Column

You can’t teach old Cats new tricks
"...with his 9-year-old crankosaur, takes them to the musical Rats. The pair maniacally laugh as people-rats scurry around the..."

Dec. 20, 2019 Movie Review by Beth Sullivan

The Nut Job
Everyone's a rat, more or less, in this animated film.
"...iconoclast disinclined to join the collectivist community of squirrels, rats, moles, and other furred foragers that share the same..."

Jan. 17, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

"...Stiles, the gangly misfit who befriends an army of rats and employs them to wreak vengeance on those who..."

March 14, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

"Since Reagan Was President"
Rhythm Rats top Outhouse reunion
"...was president,” drummer Rusty Trapps joked about the Rhythm Rats reunion in deep South Austin at Giddy Ups. It’s..."

April 9, 2010 Music Post by Margaret Moser

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
YA dystopia franchise continues in this sub-par sequel
"...which a group of memory-wiped teenagers scurried like lab rats, sniffing the air for an exit. The Scorch Trials..."

Sept. 18, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Indie filmmaker Andrew Bujalski enlists Guy Pearce and others for his new movie
"...take a cue from the film’s surprisingly lovable gym rats: Results don’t happen overnight, you know...."

May 29, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Wrong Cops
French musician-filmmaker-writer-editor Quentin Dupieux (Rubber) returns with more lo-fi absurdism.
"...Officer Duke (Burnham) sells dope that’s secreted in dead rats to the neighborhood kids. Then there’s Officer Rough (Judor,..."

Jan. 17, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Battlefield America
It's You Got Served for a younger dance generation.
"...of Mekia Cox's youth-outreach counselor) to teach the local hoodrats some dance moves – even though he's in no..."

June 8, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Cabin in the Woods
Cabin in the Woods is the most intoxicating morsel to hit the horror circuit since Scream or, at least, Paranormal Activity.
"...eventually becomes clear that the campers are unwitting lab rats in an experiment run by their unknown laboratory overseers...."

April 13, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Letters at 3AM
We share a collective amnesia about the 1950 U.S. law that permitted the concentration camp internment of known Communists and others "liable to become subversives"
" about the camps. Then we'll talk about the rats...."

Sept. 11, 2009 Column by Michael Ventura

Spike & Mike's Sick & Twisted Festival of Animation 2008
Another compilation of old and new animated spectacles guaranteed to rot your eyeballs.
" light with his clever "Lapsus," while Apocalypse Cartoons' "Rats on Cocaine: Pregnant" is exactly as morally instructive as..."

Feb. 8, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Flushed Away
Flushed Away has a wicked, smart, and subtle sense of humor, and unlike so many kids movies these days, its characters are living, breathing parts of a small ecosystem.
"...bowl and into the harsh sewer world below, where rats, frogs, and slugs have re-created a tiny London beneath..."

Nov. 3, 2006 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Friday After Next
"...ghetto-lite, more concerned with making fun of the hood rats, gangbangers, and Keystone Kops-style law enforcement than in critiquing..."

Nov. 22, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Rat Race
" a Vegas casino and turns them into figurative rats who are given the opportunity to race each other..."

Aug. 17, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Bless the Child
"...just plain bored, summoning some spectacularly bad CGI effects (rats, Satan) when the creepies start to bog down. It..."

Aug. 11, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Dr. Dolittle
"...the din of kvetching pigeons, drawling hound dogs, street-punk rats, and wisecracking guinea pigs (voiced hilariously by the likes..."

June 26, 1998 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Romy and Michele's High School Reunion
Sweet-natured, unpretentious, and full-throttled comic acting make this reunion movie loopy fun.
"...“Mary” and who's the “Rhoda” in the relationship. Hot rats! you say, a movie that combines two of the..."

May 2, 1997 Movie Review by Russell Smith

" injecting their spinal fluid into the brains of rats. Not content to let slip an opportunity for getting..."

Feb. 23, 1996 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Truly, Madly, Deeply
" falling apart at the seams and large, evil-looking rats are beginning to crowd her out of what little..."

May 24, 1991 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

One Good Cop
"...until now had resigned herself to life sans rug rats. Suddenly and without warning, she finds herself playing nanny/new..."

May 10, 1991 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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