Kristen Stewart and Garrett Hedlund chat about the film version of On the Road
Sean Baker’s latest film goes inside the porn biz.
At last, the full schedule for the Dallas International Film Festival -- which kicks off three weeks from today, so better late than never. We've already taken sneak peeks at the first 22 titles, which include Oscar-winner Alex Gibney's Jack Abramoff documentary Casino Jack and the United States ... More >>
Mayor Tom Leppert isn't an easy interview to snag these days. At least, not for us here at the Observer. But that doesn't stop us from catching a glimpse of the man whenever we get the chance, and, of course, capturing snapshots along the way. Yup, we've developed quite a fondness for the unique and ... More >>
The Austin Film Society just sent word: After inducting the likes of Morgan Fairchild, Rushmore, the director of Twilight and most everyone else who's ever made a TV show or rented a movie in Texas, it's getting around to putting Mike Nesmith in the Texas Film Hall of Fame come March. Per the pre ... More >>
Patrick MichelsMichael Cain, kicking off the 2009 AFI Dallas International Film Festival on March 26 at the AMC NorthParkIn September 2006, some local cineastes were terrified to learn that Michael Cain was shuttering his mom-and-pop Deep Ellum Film Festival and spending a little less than $1 millio ... More >>
When Dallas record store owner Bill Wisener relocated Bill's Records to the South Side Lamar complex a couple of years ago, one of the first people to drop in the store and welcome him to the neighborhood was Dallas Mavericks GM Donnie Nelson. And, last week, Nelson treated Bill to his first-ever ... More >>
At this very moment, AFI Dallas International Film Festival CEO and artist director Michael Cain is attending a funeral in Euless: His father-in-law, Allan McKinnon, died on Monday after a long battle with cancer. So do not expect Cain's wife -- Melina, as much a force and familiar face on the ... More >>
AFI Dallas International Film Festival sends word this morning of further additions to its schedule as the fest prepares for its third year, which gets to commencing March 26. Also included in the release is the recipient of this year's AFI Dallas Star Award: the great Robert Towne, whose credits in ... More >>
Courtesy AFI Dallas From left, Barry Levinson, Art Linson, Robert De Niro and AFI Dallas CEO Michael Cain Two glowing AFI Dallas International Film Festival wrap-ups this morning, from outside sources -- hence, both pieces' referring to fest CEO Michael Cain as, ah, "Michael Caine." First up is ind ... More >>
I was scheduled to interview David Lynch on Saturday, till his people moved it to Sunday morning. Had to tell Lynch, like, no can do; the 3-year-old who lives in our house had a school function on the field of Texas Stadium, which the missus described as "a dump," though it was before she posed for ... More >>
If you're at the AFI this week and bump into this man, well, he's the only the festival's founder, director and chairman -- guy by the name of Liener Temerlin. And how can we kick off our AFI Dallas International Film Festival coverage today...? (Trust me, there's gonna be plenty this week and next. ... More >>
AFI offers the usual slew of sympathetic losers, but a good measure of Zooey
The Modern screens some reel gems
Meet the new 800-pound gorilla of Dallas film festivals
Deep Ellum Film Festival founder Michael Cain, with Jane Seymour, is merging his baby with the American Film Institute. It's a big deal--and a bad deal, say some folks who probably wish they'd thought of it first. For months now, it's been the worst-kept secret in the Dallas film community: The Deep ... More >>
Blazing Saddles flame on
Bodily fluids and the big board hit the big screen
He plays golf with George Clooney. He clowns around with Chris Tucker. He's best buddies with Peri Gilpin. He's a pasty white dude named Steve Stodghill.
She's the Man fits the bill for teenage drag-king fans
Plus: Round Two at Cabell and Now Hear This
Sex Workers Art Show comes from the red light into the spotlight
Sandler and Nicholson yell at each other, and it's unpleasant
Christopher Guest takes his comedy very, very seriously
John Frankenheimer could have disappeared, but he refused to go away
Deep Ellum Film Festival debuts
Twice does it all over again, so what's the point?
Restored to 'glorious Technicolor,' GWTW comes to woo new legions of fans
Sky Callahan went to Guatemala to shoot a documentary on human-rights abuses. He didn't know he'd be a victim.
NEA cuts send Texas filmmakers reeling