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The Color of Firenew

The Austin Fire Department is making yet another attempt at staff diversity – will it do any better this time?
Austin Chronicle  |  Josh Rosenblatt  |  05-18-2011  |  Race & Class

Safety Net or Dead End?new

The politics of animal welfare in Austin.
Austin Chronicle  |  Josh Rosenblatt  |  02-18-2011  |  Animal Issues

'Burn After Reading' is Screwball Black Comedynew

The Coen brothers may be masters of black comedy, but there are times when there's no point in taking them seriously.
Austin Chronicle  |  Josh Rosenblatt  |  09-12-2008  |  Reviews

'The Little Red Truck' Goes Round and Roundnew

The documentary chronicles the work of the Missoula Children's Theatre, which travels the country to introduce children to the joys of musical theatre.
Austin Chronicle  |  Josh Rosenblatt  |  09-05-2008  |  Reviews

A Big Smooch for 'Midnight Kiss'new

In Alex Holdridge's lovely new film, two twentysomething Los Angelenos wander the streets together on New Year's Eve, walking and talking amid the stunning black-and-white cinematography.
Austin Chronicle  |  Josh Rosenblatt  |  08-28-2008  |  Reviews

'Traitor': Ideological Ambiguitiesnew

This Don Cheadle movie is a rare Hollywood creature: an action picture with ambiguity, a blockbuster with more questions than answers, a shoot-’em-up thriller with a sense of moral and geopolitical ambivalence.
Austin Chronicle  |  Josh Rosenblatt  |  08-28-2008  |  Reviews

'The Longshots': A Safe Betnew

Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst directs Ice Cube and others in this sports movie about the first girl to play Pop Warner youth football.
Austin Chronicle  |  Josh Rosenblatt  |  08-22-2008  |  Reviews

'Henry Poole': Finding God in the Cracksnew

Director Mark Pellington has turned soft with this corny, redemptive, and/or inspirational tale that stars Luke Wilson.
Austin Chronicle  |  Josh Rosenblatt  |  08-14-2008  |  Reviews

'Clone Wars' Introduces Girl Powernew

The only important things in this new animated epic are that viewers be blown away by the endless and pointless laser battles and that girl power comes into its own.
Austin Chronicle  |  Josh Rosenblatt  |  08-14-2008  |  Reviews

The Pants Begin to Fray in This Sisterhood Sequelnew

Female camaraderie, nostalgic sentimentality, and emotional catharsis are back in this sequel: The film hits its marks but lacks real depth.
Austin Chronicle  |  Josh Rosenblatt  |  08-08-2008  |  Reviews

Dead and Gone, But Not Forgottennew

The many pleasures of this riveting psychological thriller from France derive more from the perplexing questions it raises than the discovery of the answers.
Austin Chronicle  |  Josh Rosenblatt  |  08-01-2008  |  Reviews

Oscar Winner Can't Redeem This Self-Help Melodramanew

Like a pilgrim seeking salvation, Ripple Effect is awash in self-important questions, becoming an exercise in pop mysticism which stars Forest Whitaker.
Austin Chronicle  |  Josh Rosenblatt  |  08-01-2008  |  Reviews

The Long and Winding Road of 'Brick Lane'new

Brick Lane shows us the life of a Bangladeshi woman, who moves to London to marry a man she's never met, keep house, raise a family, and eventually act on her squelched yearnings.
Austin Chronicle  |  Josh Rosenblatt  |  07-18-2008  |  Reviews

When the Hunter Thompson Legend Becomes Mythnew

Academy Award-winning documentarian Alex Gibney puts the famed journalist, icon, and myth Hunter S. Thompson, before his lens and comes away with a telling portrait of the man and his era.
Austin Chronicle  |  Josh Rosenblatt  |  07-03-2008  |  Reviews

Guilt and Consequencesnew

Crime and Punishment comes to New England in this story about the aftermath of a child's death.
Austin Chronicle  |  Josh Rosenblatt  |  10-26-2007  |  Reviews

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