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Life Without the Explosionsnew

The naturalistic indie talker unhurriedly follows a young woman through her days and nights – Nerf-ball games at work, waiting for the bus, and a series of relationships fueled by “chronic dissatisfaction.”
Austin Chronicle  |  Marrit Ingman  |  10-26-2007  |  Reviews

No Exit in the Sex Traffic Lanenew

This drama about international sex trafficking is tremendously sincere but also brutal.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marrit Ingman  |  09-28-2007  |  Reviews

The Early Life of a Saintnew

This is an old-school heroic drama from Bhutan about an 11th century Tibetan saint whose tale begins with greed and vengeance.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marrit Ingman  |  09-21-2007  |  Reviews

'Self-Medicated': Hey Kid, The First One's Freenew

It contains some freshman mistakes, but this microindie has such dramatic momentum, such a need to tell its story, that it's well worth a look.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marrit Ingman  |  08-31-2007  |  Reviews

'Mr. Bean's Holiday': Bean There, Done Thatnew

The comic Mr Bean provides a so-so late summer diversion, unlikely to reignite Beanmania -- or repeat the previous film’s boffo box office.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marrit Ingman  |  08-23-2007  |  Reviews

'Gypsy Caravan': Banding Togethernew

Billed as the "Gypsy Caravan," five bands travel across America making music from across the Romani diaspora.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marrit Ingman  |  08-10-2007  |  Reviews

'Underdog': Dog Days of Augustnew

A mad scientist's experiments provide a beagle with superpowers and the ability to speak in this children's comedy based on an old cartoon.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marrit Ingman  |  08-10-2007  |  Reviews

A Vodka Tonicnew

Cuddlier and more charming, this alcoholic-hit-man comedy isn’t your typical John Dahl noir, but it is offbeat, lovably deadpan, and just tart enough.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marrit Ingman  |  07-13-2007  |  Reviews

City Lights of 'Paris'new

Eighteen short films by an international who's-who of filmmakers make up this omnibus celebrating the joys and sorrows of love and Paris, organized by neighborhood.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marrit Ingman  |  06-22-2007  |  Reviews

'A Mighty Heart': Pearls Unfurlednew

This drama is more aloof than melodramatic.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marrit Ingman  |  06-22-2007  |  Reviews

Love Is Blindnew

A documentary portrait of a mutually obsessive, interdependent, tabloid-fodder marriage that's going on 30 years.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marrit Ingman  |  06-14-2007  |  Reviews

'Offside': Girls, Goals, and Ballsnew

Deeply immersive, thought-provoking, and quite often funny, this film depicts the resourcefulness women in Iran must rely on in order to enter a stadium to watch, no less play, soccer.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marrit Ingman  |  06-07-2007  |  Reviews

Ready for His Close-Upnew

His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, is truly a spiritual leader for the 21st century.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marrit Ingman  |  06-01-2007  |  Reviews

Boots and Suits, Scheming and Dreamingnew

An interview with the Wilson brothers on The Wendell Baker Story.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marrit Ingman  |  05-18-2007  |  Profiles & Interviews

You're in the Army Nownew

In this multination offender, Larry the Cable Guy and two friends are Army reservists who are shipped off to Iraq but mistakenly wind up in Mexico -- and can't tell the difference.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marrit Ingman  |  05-18-2007  |  Reviews

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