Kim Basinger

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2013

    Taking My Daughter to See One Direction -- Am I Effin' Mother of the Year or What?

    Monday night, I went to a One Direction concert with my daughter. "What is One Direction?" you blessed, fortunate, blissfully unaware life-livers ask? One Direction is a highly publicized group of styled boys who gather on stage and say words into very powerful microphones to thousands upon thousand ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2009

    Today's AFI Dallas Schedule is Packed With Rare Gems, Two With Big Ol' Dallas Ties

    I am none too pleased about how my AFI Dallas International Film Festival schedule worked out for today: Instead of attending the Very Special Screening of Frederick Wiseman's Neiman Marcus documentary The Store, scheduled for the AMC NorthPark at 4:15 p.m., I'll be moderating a 5:30 panel about the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    Big Fan: AFI Dallas Announces Its Complete Line-Up, Minus the Closing-Night Movie(s?)

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    AFI Dallas Announces Its First 15 Films

    The AFI Dallas International Film Festival just released its first list of films selected for this year's shindig, which runs March 26 through April 2 -- with, as noted last month, most of the screenings taking place at the AMC NorthPark. Among the offerings are three world-premiere docs, a Zooey De ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2007

    The Quarterback's Girlfriend

    You remember Cowboys-Eagles, December 2006, right? No? Here's your complete recap, most notably: Tony Romo goes 14 for 29, adding up to 142 yards, one touchdown and two picks. And one singing girlfriend, sitting in a Texas Stadium box. Which was bad, but not as bad as 13 for 36, resulting in 214 yar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2007

    Now, HP Ladies Can Stay in Town to Spend a Fortune on a Haircut

    Frédéric Fekkai, who cuts Scarlett Johansson's hair -- yours, someone else will do at the same price. Oh, ladies. Big news, apparently, courtesy Women's Wear Daily: Frédéric Fekkai is coming to town. To Highland Park, actually, beginning Monday. Surely, you know who the eff-eff Frédéric Fekkai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2006

    When Movie Studios Attack

    When you don't see a review of the movie The Sentinel in the Dallas Observer next week--or any weekly newspaper, for that matter--it's not because we're ignoring it. It's because we aren't allowed to see it: 20th Century Fox, the studio releasing the Michael Douglas-Kiefer Sutherland-Eva Longoria th ... More >>

  • Film

    July 15, 2004

    A Gift to Grief

    Jeff Bridges is at his swaggering best in a film about a couple wrecked by loss

  • News

    October 30, 2003

    Nobody's Fool

    He has three Oscars, co-wrote Bonnie and Clyde and Paul Newman digs him. So why don't you know Dallas-born filmmaker Robert Benton?

  • Film

    November 7, 2002

    Run, Rabbit, Run

    Pickins are Slim Shady, but Eminem busts out of a bad movie

  • Film

    May 4, 2000

    Safari to nowhere

    A wobbly Basinger and a feeble screenplay doom I Dreamed of Africa

  • Film

    April 22, 1999

    Round midnight

    Sure, Mighty Peking Man stinks, but that's half the fun

  • Film

    January 1, 1998

    On the fringes

    Most of the year's best films were from the outside looking in

  • Film

    September 18, 1997

    Police brutality

    The terrific L.A. Confidential captures our worst suspicions of how the world works

  • Film

    September 11, 1997

    City of angles

    How Curtis Hanson turned James Ellroy's epic crime novel L.A. Confidential into one of the year's best films

  • Film

    December 22, 1994

    Rag trade

    Robert Altman's surprisingly leaden look at the fashion industry is all dressed up with nowhere to go