Rom-coms used to be a cash cow and wildly popular with audiences. What happened?
A domineering Streep doesn't quite kill August: Osage County.
Playing evil is more fun than playing good anyway, right?
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 >>
Contraband Director: Baltasar Kormákur Writer: Aaron Guzikowski Condensed Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale, Ben Foster Mark Wahlberg stars as a former pop star/underwear model turned actor turned smuggler turned former smuggler who gets himself in deep with a drug lord to protect his brother- ... More >>
Margaret Thatcher as victimized woman.
The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association just dispatched its year-end best-of, the whole list of which follows. Given my retreat from film crit in recent months -- though I did review We Bought a Zoo, opening Christmas week, and ... not bad -- I can't argue with this year's list as I've don ... More >>
Since Chanukah's not traditionally a gift-giving holiday (it's a minor festival trumped up to keep assimilation-minded Jews from celebrating Christmas, but I'll save that screed for another day), I typically don't bother making a wish list. As a kid, my loot usually consisted of dreidels and socks, ... More >>
Who's the big winner? T Bone's the big winner!Sorry if you missed last night's Golden Globes awards ceremony on NBC. Mostly because, well, this is probably your first look at Mad Men's Christina Hendricks and her digs from last night. (Daaaaaaaaaaamn!)But also because you missed this: Fort Worth ... More >>
The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association just released its tops-o'-2009 list; it follows in full after the jump. But, first, this teaser: Dodging critical conventional wisdom that has put Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker at the top of most critics' polls, the DFWCA instead opted to follow ... More >>
Julie PowellWord is the Dallas Museum of Art still has overflow-simulcast tickets left for tonight's appearance by Julie Powell, the former blogger-turned-book author whose moniker makes up one half of the movie title Julie & Julia, starring Meryl Streep as Julia Child and Amy Adams as the Au ... More >>
Jeffrey Katzenberg's cure-all for an ailing movie economy, in all three dimensions
If you read our Good Friday column, you know there was a lot going on this weekend. However, we were obviously too busy actually seeing it to record and post it. But here's a sampler platter of what the weekend in the world of Dallas music was like. A yummy sampler platter. Skip the carrot sticks. T ... More >>
But your movie's kinda drab. Mamma Mia! drains the fun out of ABBA.
Enough with the turkeys, now for a little locally baked dessert
The odd upside of Robert Redford's terribly earnest, quite terrible war drama
Our interview with the actor/director/producer
It's not torture, but this latest terrorism flick comes close
The Devil Wears Prada slaps the latest duds on an infamous fashion editor
This Tuesday, Satan's gaping black mouth shall spit forth...the new Ice Cube CD
With candor (and Ebb!) T3 salutes musicals; Angels flutter down at the Bath House
All talk and little action, The Interpreter doesn't even make sense
Jim Carrey's in fine form, but the rest of Snicket is less fortunate
Demme goes for the knowing giggle in his Candidate overhaul
The idiots what brung you Dumb and Dumber ain't funny no more
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?
Streep, Moore and Kidman reveal it's sad to be sad
Plus: Empty Pocket, Sensitivity Training, Parting Words
Angelika Film Center & Café
Not to worry, Wes Craven's tearjerking Music of the Heart has a happy ending
Sisters are doing it for themselves in Dancing at Lughnasa
Wrestling with mom and dad and familial dysfunction in One True Thing
Marvin's Room makes suffering bearable, while Ghosts is just insufferable
Manny and Lo plays hopscotch over female adolescence
Studios and audiences are embracing an overdue trend: female-empowerment films
Schroeder and Streep make clumsy co-conspirators in Before and After
The best of 1995
Kitchen Dog gets partially unhinged in a pair of feminist one-acts