The thing I felt when I read of Rick Finlan's recent death was simple sadness. He was a hero. A jerk. So smart, so funny. A great source for reporters. Friend of mine. A jerk. For the better part of two decades Finlan marched against local government chicanery arm in arm with fellow gadfly Don Ve ... More >>
Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson Verizon Theatre Wednesday, October 31 The "Twins of Evil" tour was the perfect Halloween gift from the Great Pumpkin, who also made an appearance during Rob Zombie's performance. In fact, several infamous people were wandering through the crowd at the Verizon Theatre: ... More >>
Paul Thomas Anderson talks 70mm, Joaquin Phoenix and researching Scientology for his sixth and most anticipated film.
Anton Corbijn turns the tried-and-true thriller inward.
Patton Oswalt is the Big Fan, scheduled to play the AFI Dallas International Film Fest this yearMoments ago, the AFI Dallas International Film Festival sent along its complete schedule for this year's fest, which runs March 26 through April 2 -- with, as we've noted before, most screenings taking pl ... More >>
No joke, the Mavericks should pass on a major trade and allow this nucleus one more shot
See Goodfellas at the Inwood
Enough with the turkeys, now for a little locally baked dessert
Diane Keaton subjects herself to more indignities in Michael Lehmann's latest vapid comedy
Steven Soderbergh tries, and largely fails, to make 'em like they used to
United 93 is the Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association's best pic of 2006. Yeah, I can agree with that. The rest of the list, not s'much. The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association -- of which I am a member, though perhaps not for long -- this morning released its (our?) list of the year's ... More >>
The awful truth about Nancy Meyers
Tenacious D gets the band back together and... and... and?
Meet the new 800-pound gorilla of Dallas film festivals
Artist Richard Tuttle looses a torrent of idiosyncracy
The Nash-less Mavs try to hang tough and build a winning team from scratch
Daredevil is a grown-up adaptation, but still too two-dimensional
No one's likely to tout Cletis, whoever he is
For supporters of an improved and expensive Trinity River, everything old is new again
Spider-Man slings pop mythology for the masses
DC Comics places its superheroes in the RealWorlds
It may look cool, but Sleepy Hollow cuts off its head to spite its story
You can talk to the guitarist when the singer ain't around
Dallas-raised Terry Southern wrote Easy Rider, hung with the Beatles, and influenced a generation. But he died penniless, and now his son must pay off Terry's debts--and restore his father's legacy.
Peter Berg's sour Very Bad Things earns a one-way ticket to filmic Palookaville
The Trinity River Plan's billion-dollar vision of levees, parks, and ponds has Mayor Ron Kirk--and most of Dallas--spellbound. But engineers warn it could lead to a flooding catastrophe and destroy the same poor neighborhoods it's designed to help.
Air Force One nosedives into an ocean of ennui
Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX
The last interview you'll ever need to read with radio's greatest, loudest talker--and, just maybe, Hollywood's newest movie star
Jack is the latest summer flick to mix quasi-fantasy with toothless comedy
A friendly, disorganized guide to what won't be checked out at your local video store
Bottle Rocket is a clever mix of optimism and angst
Nobody's Fool and Legends of the Fall peddle icons of masculinity
New book by Denton academic traces origins of the Hollywood blockbuster