John Carlen with Sonny co-star Mena SuvariJohn Carlen does not rank among Hollywood's best-known screenwriters; though he'd been working in the business since 1978, when he served as a technical adviser on Ulu Grosbard's Straight Time, his most famous script was for Nic Cage's critically savaged ... More >>
A scene from Stuart Gordon's Stuck, based on that infamous October 2001 hit-and-run in Fort Worth. Several Friends have asked for AFI Dallas International Film Festival recommendations, aside from those found in this week's paper version preview, in which there just wasn't enough room to preview som ... More >>
Hunter S. Thompon's doc makes its Dallas debut at AFI in the spring. The Sundance Film Festival's not quite wrapped in Park City, Utah; the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin is still some six weeks from opening with the real-life blackjack thriller 21. But this morning we bring news from th ... More >>
In a year of big-screen sadness, our critics comfort those who triumphed
Spun spins cranky youths into an American freak show
American Pie 2 is sweet trash that tastes good the next day
Someone Like You takes a good idea like "adult romantic comedy" and lifts its leg all over it
It's too easy, but here goes: This movie's a Loser. Sorry.
Or: Where in the hell are Three Kings and Election?
Kevin Spacey is riveting in the year's most harrowing, horrific feel-good story