Vanessa Hudgens proves truer than Gimme Shelter.
The nominees for the cinematic super bowl, the 2012 Academy Awards, were announced yesterday, and as always there were a few of the year's best pictures and performances that were left warming the bench by the all-powerful Academy. Martin Scorsese's Hugo leads the game with 11 nods, beating out th ... More >>
Some of our notables showed great courage this year, others are simply notorious, but all 10 had a big impact in 2011.
Rooney Mara takes control of the Stieg Larsson juggernaut
The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association just released its year-end best-of list, with David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin's Facebook film The Social Network coming out on top -- just as it had in the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Circle and National Board of Review ... More >>
If you've been paying attention, then you've long known that Dallas' own Symbolyc One is the man behind the beat of Kanye West's inescapable hit of the moment, the King Crimson-sampling "Power." And, sure enough, the hits keep coming for that track--it's currently being used in the as-seen-above-and ... More >>
DC9 in SPACE: Robert Jones from Dallas Observer on Vimeo.So much to get to before closing out this wet work week, including Elliot's recap of his day with the Westboro Baptist Church-folk and some legal matters concerning the wet-dry election. But first ...Only a few folks have been cast in X-Men: F ... More >>
The Inwood features Fincher's Seven
Two entertainment notes to start your day, including news of a new CW TV show set in Dallas. Don't know the name yet, or even it will be filmed here (calls are in to Dallas Film Commission director Janis Burklund), but its roots are reputable enough: Endemol USA, the production company heretofore kn ... More >>
With its secret boys' club and bloody good fun, Wanted has all of the fight with none of the guilt
The Slip (Self-released)
The top movies of 2007
Our one-man jury bestows honors on the best of Cannes 2007.
Art imitates life as U.S. directors command this year's fest, with only China rivaling for celluloid domination.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt awes again in this character-driven theft thriller
David Fincher's Type-A approach to filmmaking pays off in Zodiac
Sequels, prequels and threequels headline Hollywood 2007
Just in case you somehow managed to miss all the coverage of the new Dallas Cowboys stadium in Arlington this week, here's perhaps the best perspective yet: a silent video prepared by the Dallas Cowboys and HKS Architects and provided by the folks at Cowboys Football. It's kind of like a David Finch ... More >>
This is not director Paul Rachman, but a scene from his documentary American Hardcore. Cuz it's so hardcore. Paul Rachman's in Dallas today promoting his first documentary film, American Hardcore: The History of American Punk Rock 1980-1986, in which the filmmaker chronicles the rise of such bands a ... More >>
Mission: Impossible III runs the franchise into the ground
An experimental director and a harrowing tale fit The Jacket perfectly
Aaron Eckhart and Ben Kingsley struggle through floundering frights
Put your dukes up for Fight Club
Angelina Jolie stars in Taking Lives, but the filmmakers are the real boobs
The Terminator's back. Again.
Horror fans have good reason to smile at Darkness Falls
Gore Verbinski and Naomi Watts throw their hats into The Ring
Soderbergh shoots in digital and hits the target: Hollywood
When it comes to producing movies, it's a fine art (or Art Linson)
Stuck in the Panic Room, Fincher takes us to a most familiar place
The Army and Hollywood join hands to wage virtual, bloodless battles
The lean, mean Memento makes the most of its simple but shallow gimmicks
A spiffed up Hard Day's Night continues to dazzle, with its jump cuts, slow motion, and sped-up Beatles antics
Keanu Reeves is mundane but mildly entertaining in The Watcher
Shadow Hours isn't quite Fincher, but it's a good try
The acclaimed rock-video director has made one of the year's oddest, funniest films. So why is he scared of his own shadow?
The power of puppetry propels the brilliant Being John Malkovich
David Fincher's Fight Club will make you cry uncle
Stigmata can make you miss the split-pea soup
Art director brings flair to the franchise
All work and no play makes this a gloomy Game
A fine cast overcomes the visual gluttony of Seven