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Baby Shamblesnew

If you can accept the very idea of Shawn Wayans’ face on the body of an infantilized baby-man in diapers, who’s to care about the quality of anything else in the movie?
Austin Chronicle  |  Marrit Ingman  |  07-20-2006  |  Reviews

Follow the Bouncing Ballnew

Seven years of film footage went into this perceptive documentary about girls who play high school basketball, the situations unique to their gender, and their marginalization by the school administration.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marrit Ingman  |  07-07-2006  |  Reviews

Growing Up Is Hard to Donew

This disturbing but emotionally authentic story about adolescent life treats its subjects with bravery and compassion.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marrit Ingman  |  06-30-2006  |  Reviews

Raise High the Roofbeamsnew

The controversial architect is brought into focus by veteran filmmaker Sydney Pollack.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marrit Ingman  |  06-23-2006  |  Reviews

Kitty Litternew

Hide the lasagna: The fat, lazy cat – and his doppelgänger – is back.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marrit Ingman  |  06-15-2006  |  Reviews

Stalled Enginenew

Muscling for rank in the crowded box-office speedway, this Pixar contender takes an early lead but loses momentum in the middle third.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marrit Ingman  |  06-08-2006  |  Reviews

Valley Boynew

Sadly, this is less the epic modern Western it aspires to be than a muddled melodrama about a delusional drifter played by Edward Norton.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marrit Ingman  |  06-02-2006  |  Reviews

He Said, She Saidnew

Thirtysomething icon Jennifer Aniston grieves a failed relationship in one half of the movie, while thirtysomething icon Vince Vaughn grows up in the other.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marrit Ingman  |  06-02-2006  |  Reviews

Tibetan Trackersnew

A self-appointed game warden and his ragtag band of volunteers cross some treacherous Chinese landscape in search of poachers of Tibetan antelope.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marrit Ingman  |  05-26-2006  |  Reviews

Over the Topnew

Canny casting and a sly anti-consumerist message give this animated feature extra adult appeal, but like a lot of animated fare it's overly busy and splashy.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marrit Ingman  |  05-19-2006  |  Reviews

Back to the Drawing Boardnew

This follow-up to Terry Zwigoff and Daniel Clowes' transcendent Ghost World is too scattershot to be truly great, but their smarty-pants campus yarn is on fire with satire.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marrit Ingman  |  05-12-2006  |  Reviews

Father Knows Lessnew

This Cannes Palme d'Or winner presents a maelstrom of grit, crime, poverty, and bureaucratic gridlock.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marrit Ingman  |  05-05-2006  |  Reviews

It Takes a Villagenew

This story about a girl from the ghetto who wins the national spelling bee has lofty if often unfulfilled goals, but is a rewarding tale nevertheless.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marrit Ingman  |  04-28-2006  |  Reviews

Into the Setting Sunnew

Sam Shepard and Wim Wenders' movie is a peculiar but rewarding escape to the West.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marrit Ingman  |  04-14-2006  |  Reviews

Perfect Date Movienew

This is an honest, refreshing comedy about love -- gay, straight, or both -- and a date movie for all occasions and persuasions.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marrit Ingman  |  04-07-2006  |  Reviews

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