Rebounding from a movie that pissed off and confused America, Joaquin Phoenix gives one of his best performances in Spike Jonze’s Her
For Matt Damon and company, the message is the message.
Fracking is finally getting the Hollywood treatment. Promised Land, an anti-fracking film conceptualized by The Office's John Krasinski, co-written by Dave Eggers, starring Matt Damon and Hal Holbrook, and directed by Gus Van Sant (Milk, Good Will Hunting), is set in a hard-luck Pennsylvania farming ... More >>
Thirteen years and a hundred school shootings later, why is Hollywood still obsessed with this one?
A shot from the 1974 short film Big DI was looking for something completely, entirely, absolutely unrelated on the Texas Archive of the Moving Image's website this afternoon when I came across this recent addition to its back catalog: a short film called Big D, which comes from the Dallas Municip ... More >>
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 >>
Gus Van Sant delivers a timely reminder about intolerance
Critics support up and coming artists
Visit gay (and sad and romantic) Paris
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.
It's Spartan hotties vs. Persian trannies in 300
Among the short films selected to screen during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, is one from a local filmmaker: writer-director Jesus "Chin" Beltran's debut, The Grass Grows Green. The Sundance Web site says of the movie only this: "A Marine's complicated relationship with life and dea ... More >>
Richard Linklater's ensemble polemic may just turn you off burgers for good
More music biopics? Good. Bad musicians starring in them? Not so much.
Last Days follows the final spiral of a tormented musician
Nicole Kidman falls in love with a 10-year-old boy... sorry, her dead husband
Ben Coccio's mock documentary gratuitously rehearses the school shooting scenario
Gus Van Sant explores the American high school
Elliott Smith officially becomes his generation's Nick Drake
In Gerry, Matt Damon and Casey Affleck hit the desert, and the desert hits back
Five years after Swingers, Jon Favreau just wanted to get a movie Made
The Deep Ellum Film Festival returns, suffering from the Terrific Twos
Intermittently entertaining, Denis Johnson's junkies drift along in Jesus' Son
Hollywood mainstream in the slipstream: hits, misses, remakes, and blasts from the past
Gus Van Sant's re-Psycho'd Hitchcock classic is a little dated, but not without fresh blood
Clay Pigeons pokes and pries at country discomforts
If only Return to Paradise were as good as its commercials
The hardest thing Nick Brisco ever did was grow up
Elliott Smith on his new album, the Oscars, and why he needs a new favorite shirt
Gus Van Sant's Good Will Hunting is all heart, no brain
To Die For is a witty, monochromatic look at media ambition
As a teenage junkie in The Basketball Diaries, Leonardo DiCaprio joins an elite corps of true screen actors